Maintaining Your Hot Tub: Common Issues and Fixes

Hot tubs are a wonderful addition to any home, providing a relaxing oasis right in your backyard. However, like any other household appliance, they do need regular maintenance to keep them running optimally. Our professional and experienced staff at A-Tex is always happy to help you troubleshoot any issues you may have with your hot tub, but here is a list of common hot tub issues and regular maintenance tips to get you started!

Common Hot Tub Issues


Cloudy or Discolored Water

This can be caused by a variety of factors, such as chemical imbalance, faulty filters, or the presence of algae or bacteria. To fix this issue, you should first test the water’s pH and chlorine levels using a water testing kit. If the water is chemically imbalanced, you may need to add the appropriate chemicals to restore balance. If the water is still cloudy after adjusting the chemicals, consider cleaning or replacing your filters.

Hot Tub Not Heating Up

If your hot tub isn’t heating up, it could be due to a faulty heater or a broken thermostat. Check your thermostat first to ensure it’s set at the right temperature. If it’s set correctly, but the water isn’t heating up, you may need to consult a professional to inspect your heater.


Leaks can occur from various places such as the pump, the heater, or the tub itself. If you notice a leak, try to identify the source. For smaller leaks, a sealant can be an effective solution. For larger leaks or if you can’t identify the source, it’s best to contact a professional.

Regular Maintenance Tips

To prevent these common issues before they become serious, regular maintenance is key. This includes checking and adjusting chemical levels weekly, cleaning your filters monthly, adding a hot tub cover, and draining and refilling your hot tub every 3-4 months.

Remember, hot tubs are a great source of relaxation and enjoyment, but they also require commitment to upkeep. By staying on top of regular maintenance and addressing common issues promptly, you can ensure your hot tub provides a relaxing oasis for years to come.