If you know the signs of a hot tub going bad, you’ll be better prepared to make a more informed decision about uninstalling the amenity or deciding to have it serviced for continued use. There are certain symptoms you can look for to get an idea of how a hot tub is operating, aside from the obvious signs. Whether you are a property investor and need to cleanout a foreclosure, removing all the appliances and used amenities or are considering using the occupied space for something else, it’s a good idea to know when a hot tub can stay and when it must go.
Signs of a Hot Tub going Bad in Fort Myers
A hot tub is often a welcome creature comfort, providing a place to relax and relieve stress. But, when these amenities begin to age, they become more and more of a curse, rather than a blessing. There’s a double edge sword to avoid: spending too much to salvage it or having to take the time and effort to rid yourself of it. You might consider going the DIY route and renting a dumpster so you can simply dismantle it and have it hauled away. Another solution is to have a junk hauling service do it for you, because there are definite advantages of junk removal over dumpster rental.
There are a number of common hot tub problems, and each has its own unique solution. Regular hot tub maintenance plays a very large role in maintaining the longevity and optimal performance of your spa. —Do It Yourself.com
One thing that’s helpful to know is the average lifespan of a hot tub. A spa will last an average of just 10 years. This includes periodic parts replacement and minor repairs over a decade worth of use. After that amount of time, a hot tub is generally rendered unusable. Because these amenities are subjected to such harsh conditions, used repeatedly, and often installed outside where weather wear is part of the equation, they simply break down to the point of functional obsolescence. Here are some signs of a hot tub going bad:
- It will not heat. A hot tub without sufficient heat isn’t desirable and depending on its age, is probably a sign it’s at the end of its life. The failing heating mechanism problem will only worsen over time and present a safety hazard.
- The jets fail to work. As a hot tub ages, the jets begin to corrode as a result of water submersion, water pressure, chemical exposure and bacteria exposure. Basically, it’s the elements which cause a hot tub to break down over time.
- The control panel stops working. Most hot tubs are equipped with a digital control panel, the heart of the system. While these provide more precise settings, electronics and moisture simply do not match and these can go bad.
- The pump emits strange noises. Another vital hot tub component is its pump. Unfortunately, this part is an expensive one and often times, it is more expensive to repair than replace it. Since the pump powers the jets, if it stops working, the hot tub is useless.
- Constant electrical problems. One sure sign something is awry is constant tripping of the electric circuit breaker. This could be due to a number of electrical component issues and present very expensive repair costs.
If you notice any of these signs, your hot tub has reached the end of its usable life. To have it dismantled and removed, just phone 239-580-6717 or visit AAA Rousse Services. We serve the entire Fort Myers area and know it well; so, give us a call right now!