Everyone takes a slightly different approach when it comes to their hot tub. In terms of best practice, just like a car, it’s a good idea to ensure that you do get your hot tub serviced. This will not only guarantee that everything is working well in terms of all the component parts but also provide early warning of issues that could be potentially costly if left unchecked further down the line. So, although you don’t necessarily need to get your hot tub serviced in order to carry on using it, if you want to make sure that you get the most out of it then this can be a good idea.
What type of hot tub needs to be serviced?
The short answer is: all of them. The level of servicing that your hot tub needs will depend on a range of factors, such as the type of hot tub you have, where it is positioned and how old it is. It will also be contingent on how much time you have available personally when it comes to carrying out the maintenance and repairs that could prolong the life of your hot tub.
What type of servicing should you opt for?
There are many different ways to approach servicing for a hot tub. An annual service is often a fairly standard choice. This will apply a number of key standards to your hot tub, enabling a professional to come in every 12 months and check water quality and electrical terminals, as well as examining the plumbing and all the key components of the hot tub. This type of service will also usually involve flushing the hot tub through so that any biofilm is removed and then cleaning and refilling it. An engineer performing this type of annual service will also be able to provide advice, for example when it comes to reducing running costs or what you can do to help increase the life of your hot tub.
When should you increase the frequency of servicing?
As a hot tub gets older there are definite benefits to investing in a more frequent service – although many people do choose to do this from the start to keep a new hot tub fresh. Committing to servicing at shorter intervals may reduce the cost of each individual service and could include a number of additional benefits, such as free cover or drain replacement. If your hot tub is just about to come out of its warranty period then a servicing plan can be a great idea because it will provide essential cover that you may no longer get from a manufacturer once the warranty has come to an end.
If you want to ensure that you get the most out of an investment in a hot tub then it’s important to make sure that it’s serviced regularly. The type of servicing plan that you opt for will depend on your budget, the hot tub itself and the time you have available to look after it yourself.