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Why Isn’t My Hot Tub Heating Properly?

There’s nothing quite like slipping into the heat of your Sundance® Spa at the end of a long day. The keyword here being heat. If your hot tub isn’t staying as hot as you’d like it to, there could be a variety of reasons why, and it’s something that should be taken care of sooner rather than later. Your spa system not heating the water properly could be a sign of a deeper-rooted problem, or simply that you need a new thermometer. You can try to resolve it yourself, but it’s highly recommended that you consult a professional. Contact us, today, for hot tub servicing and repair in San Diego, Vista, or Orange County.

You Need to Replace Your Hot Tub Cover

A faulty hot tub cover is one of the most common reasons that the water in a hot tub doesn’t retain its heat. Your hot tub spa system could be running smoothly, generating clean water at the desired temperature, but if your hot tub cover isn’t in an ideal condition then heat can escape. This can cause your hot tub system to work harder to generate more heat and the water not being the ideal temperature.

There are a few tell-tale signs that you need a new hot tub cover. You should watch out for:

  • Cracked, torn or brittle vinyl
  • Broken straps or locks
  • Sagging in the middle of the cover
  • An increase of weight, which could mean it’s retaining water
  • Torn hinges
  • A moldy, musty, or foul odor

Along with an effective hot tub cover, a spa blanket can maximize the amount of heat trapped inside. If you are unsure about the condition of your hot tub cover, request help from a professional! The hot tub specialists at Champagne Spas would be happy to have a look at your hot tub cover and even explore options for maintenance or replacement. Request a hot tub service appointment today to begin.

It’s Time to Clean and Refill Your Spa

If the water in your hot tub isn’t staying at the set temperature, chances are that you might need to drain it and then refill with clean water and fresh products. The filters in your hot tub system could be dirty and in need of a good cleaning. You should aim to change your spa filters once every 12-24 months to ensure efficiency. There is always a chance that the water level is too low. Too much room for air within the spa, while the cover is on, can make it difficult for the temperature to rise. This can cause the spa skimmer to work ineffectively, which might result in the heater overheating and shutting down. Try adding water to your spa regularly to lessen the chance of this occurring.

Alternatively, if you just drained and refilled your spa, it may need several days to hold a steady desired temperature. The heater may need to run continuously for a day or two before you notice an improvement in the temperature. Once the water is at the desired temperature, you can revert to the regular settings. Maintaining your hot tub is key to efficient performance.

Schedule Hot Tub Servicing

If your Sundance® Spa isn’t maintaining the water temperature at the desired settings, it’s recommended that you consult an expert. You can request and schedule a hot tub servicing appointment for repair in California, with Champagne Spas. One of our highly-trained technicians can help to diagnose any issues and advise the next steps to take.

The issue could be a result of:

  • Faulty components
  • A low-speed circulation pump
  • Pressure switch
  • Thermostat
  • Low-power mode setting (energy efficient or sleep)
  • Spa heater not running long enough
  • Using an air blower
  • Faulty temperature sensors
  • Too cold outside

It can be difficult to accurately diagnose the issue on your own. One of the hot tub specialists at Champagne Spas would be happy to help you. Contact us today to get started!

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