There’s nothing quite like slipping into crystal clear and clean waters after a long, tiring day and letting those therapeutic jets work their magic on your aching muscles and joints. With a hot tub, you can cast off the grimy, grubby, stressful layer that you have been caked in all day and let the warm waters dissolve your worries, leaving you refreshed, relaxed and re-energised.
But if you already own a hot tub, you already know that. And you already appreciate that your hot tub is a technical bit of kit. A lot of parts have to be working together to provide you with that unique experience. And it takes some commitment from you, not too much, but a little, to keep your hot tub clean and hygienic so it works perfectly and safely, every time.
Read our Maintenance Guide for tips on how to keep your hot tub in tip top condition.
We rely on so many of these pieces of engineering in our day-to-day lives, so you need to think of a hot tub in the same way as you think about your boiler or your car.
Sure, straight out of the showroom, of course it’s going to work fine. You’re going to have very little to worry about regarding parts and wear and tear that could affect how well it works.
It’s the same with a hot tub. When you buy a new hot tub, you will not have to worry about much for a while, apart from your chemical routine, of course. However, like your car, or your boiler, keeping your hot tub clean will not prevent wear and tear, or minor problems having an impact on the efficiency and performance of your tub.
Apart from all the plumbing and potential leaks that can occur, you have a few key components that can go wrong and seriously affect the efficiency of your hot tub.
With a regular service, carried out by an experienced professional who can get ‘under the bonnet’ of your hot tub, you can not only keep your hot tub running perfectly, you can also prevent expensive repair bills in the future.
An experienced engineer can spot potential problems that may escalate and affect the other parts, saving you having to fork out money on additional parts.
To prolong the life of your hot tub and to help you get the best out of it, we highly recommend an annual service. Not only will it ensure that your system is efficient and fault free, it will also help keep your water completely clean, sparkling and hygienic. Not to mention the peace of mind it gives you.
How often should I get my hot tub serviced?
This all depends on how much you want to do yourself. If you are happy to shock your hot tub regularly, clean your filters thoroughly and carry out a regular cleaning and chemical routine, then a yearly service may be all that you need. This way, an engineer can check that all your parts are working correctly and do the thorough cleaning and checks needed, such as descaling and flushing the lines. For more information on hot tub maintenance and housekeeping, check out our helpful guide.
If you are happy to maintain your chemical routine, regularly testing the pH levels of your water and topping up your chlorine but you are unsure about draining your hot tub and doing a thorough clean, then you can get a professional to do this for you two or three times a year depending on how much you use your hot tub.
Either way, whatever you pay for servicing is a small price compared to the cost of one or more major components, which could end up costing a lot of money. Plus, you have the peace of mind that your hot tub works efficiently, and it is safe for you and your loved ones to use.
What will be checked during a hot tub service?
For an annual service, the engineer will perform a range of cleans and checks on your hot tub. They will check the electrical components to ensure optimum performance. They will check the cabinet and the shell for any defects which could, in time, lead to leaks or the integrity of the cabinet being compromised.
Even if you clean your filters regularly, an engineer will remove and chemically clean your filters. They will drain and refill your tub, flush all the lines out using a biofilm remover, descale the pump and ozone, and make sure your water is tested, treated and shocked if needed.
How much does servicing a hot tub cost?
The cost of servicing your hot tub depends on the type of service that you require and the engineer that you use.
Typically, you can expect to pay between £100 and £400 for a service.
At Hot Tubs Rock, we highly recommend servicing your hot tub. It should be something that you factor in to your budget. For us, it’s a no-brainer. Pay for a regular service on your tub and you have the peace of mind that your tub is safe, clean and working well, as well as not having to worry about huge repair bills should something go wrong in the future.