How do I check the heating element in my hot tub?
You test the element by using an Ohm meter, or any multi-meter will work also. Just place it on Ohms, at 1000, and place your test leads on each of the terminals (power to spa heater should be off). As mentioned above, a measurement of 9-12 Ohms of resistance usually indicates a good element.
How long do hot tub heating elements last?
Hot tub heaters are vital components and need to be in good condition to heat the water in your hot tub efficiently and economically. Hot tub heating elements generally last about five years so, if yours is coming up to this age it might be worth considering replacing it.
How much does it cost to replace a heating element in a hot tub?
Hot tub heater replacement cost ranges from $225 to $650, including $150 to $500 for the heating element. These last about 5 years before developing significant issues such as: Broken or burnt-looking spots.
Does a hot tub need to be plugged in all the time?
One question we sometimes get asked is should I leave my hot tub on all the time? The answer is yes! Hot tubs are designed to be left on permanently and this is how they work best. Of course, they’ll need to be drained regularly but for the most part, they are left on 24/7.
Will emptying hot tub kill grass?
You shouldn’t drain your hot tub on your lawn. Spa water contains harmful chemicals like chlorine or bromine that will kill your grass and discolor your well-kept lawn. Instead, run your hose or drain well away from grass or vegetation and also away from the foundation supporting the hot tub.
Should you drain a hot tub in winter?
If your spa will likely go unused during the winter season, however, draining it may be a good idea. Draining your hot tub for the winter months can eliminate operating costs, prevent algae growth, and save you from having to do aggravating maintenance in the freezing cold! Empty your hot tub of all the water.
How do you dispose of a broken hot tub?
There are several ways to get rid of your old hot tub, including:
- Trading it in to a dealer.
- Selling it online or at a yard sale.
- Hiring a junk removal company to help remove it.