If you own a hot tub or spa, basic maintenance can go a long way to saving huge repair or damage costs down the road. However, there are some issues that require the assistance of professionals if you don’t feel comfortable or confident dealing with them on your own.

Many people struggle with whether to take on a project themselves or hire professional handyman services. Everyone’s circumstances are different, so deciding which option is best for you will depend on your budget, skill level, and time constraints. However, there are some things that all homeowners should consider before making the decision.

It is important to note that you should never attempt to repair any damage to a hot tub or spa on your own that is beyond a simple scratch or dent in the acrylic shell. Attempting to repair this type of damage can cause more harm than good, as the resulting crack or rip can extend deeper into the fiberglass or ABS-backing material beneath, potentially leading to electrical relays or other internal systems becoming damaged. Unless you are an experienced professional, it is always better to call the professionals for any damage that may require more than just a simple fill and clean or resurfacing.

Aside from repairing cosmetic damage, one of the most common reasons to contact a professional is for water leaks in your hot tub. It is important to know that water leaks are a serious issue that requires immediate attention. This is especially true if they are leaking near your GFCI outlet or other electrical circuitry, as it could lead to major damage and possibly a costly replacement. Professionals will drain and disconnect the hot tub, then will use specialized equipment to find the source of the leak.

Hot tubs and spas are complex systems that rely on each other to function properly. If any of these systems are struggling, it can impact others in a negative way. The first step in treating these types of problems is to understand that they are often the result of a bad chemical balance, untreated filters, or incorrect usage of the control panel.

With a little bit of research, it is possible for most homeowners to identify these issues and treat them with a few simple tools that are likely already in their home. This is a great way to save money on professional hot tub repair and still enjoy the benefits of having a hot tub at your disposal. If you would like to discuss your maintenance needs with us, or if you are looking to purchase a new hot tub or spa, please don’t hesitate to contact Memphis swim spa repair services today.