What's the Best Hot Tub

Table of Contents
Why should I buy a Hot Tub?
The Real cost of owning a Hot Tub
Types of Hot Tubs
Hot Tub Electric concerns - 220 vs. 110
Your options: Seats
Your options: Jets
Your options: Filtration and Purification
Your options: Surround
Your options: Cover
Shopping options: Local Dealer
Shopping options: Big Box Retailers
Shopping options: Online
Where to locate your new hot tub
Going to put it on a deck?
Hot tub foundations
What type of buyer are You?
"x" Person Hot Tub
How to shop for a spa
How to insulate a hot tub
How to drain a hot tub
How to clean a hot tub
How to buy a hot tub
How to build a concrete slab
How to treat hot tub rash
How to drain a hot tub with a hose
How to drain a hot tub for winter
How to level a hot tub
How to winterize a hot tub
How much chemical
How to make it work
Pea gravel base
Foam problems?
How to raise PH in your hot tub
How to lower PH in your hot tub
Save on hot tub electric bill
How to fix heavy hot tub cover
How to clean scale off of a hot tub
How high to fill a hot tub
How to fix hot tub HFL errors
How to remove mildew from hot tubs
Best hot tub chemicals?
How to kill staph in a hot tub
Remove jets
How to use the drain plug
Clean hot tub jets
Can I fill my hot tub with soft water?
Clean your filter with Muriatic acid
How to move a hot tub
Clean your filter in the dishwasher?
How to lower alkalinity levels
Reduce hardness of your water
You can repair freeze damage
How to stop hot tub overheating
Balance your chemicals
Support your hot tub on a deck
Can bleach be used in hot tubs?
How to eliminate bacteria
Repair your cracked hot tub
How to prime a hot tub pump
Organic alternatives
Hot tub age restrictions
Mice in your hot tub?
How to make your hot tub smell good
How does a hot tub pump work?
Hot tub health risks?
How to buy a cheap hot tub
Make your own spa defoamer
How to clean spa filter with vinegar
How to sanitize with lithium
Use vitamin C to neutralize chlorine
How to care for an inflatable hot tub
History of hot tub innovations
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Hot Tub Buying Guide


How to prime a hot tub pump

The pump in your hot tub is the hardest worker there. Working to pump that water through the heater, through the filter and the jets to provide you with the relaxing hydrotherapy you need - the reason you purchased a hot tub in the first place.

The pump in the hot tub works only when it has water running through it. Air can become trapped in the pump. It will run, but no water circulates. The hot tub might not even know anything is wrong as the heater is working, the pump is running. . . but no water is flowing. Obviously, you don't want a pump that is designed to pump water running without water. If when you turn your hot tub on, you notice no water flowing but can hear the pump working, immediately turn off the tub.

Then check your manufacturer's instructions. Your hot tub will come with guidelines to help you through this problem. Be sure to follow the owner's manual.

Your tub may display a prime error and you will be guided by the manual how to proceed usually instructed to push some buttons in a proper order for a certain amount of time to tell the pump to prime. If that isn't the case, disconnect the hot tub from power and let air out of the pump. This can be done using the bleeder valve releasing it slowly until you hear the air bleed out. Once the air is released, close the valve and supply power to the tub. Turn the tub on and the pump will prime itself. Be sure that the water level is at the appropriate height.

Most hot tubs have a self-priming pump and will never need to be primed. Be sure to properly maintain your filter and your hot tub. If you keep your filter and the housing in good shape you will help to prolong the life of your pump and tub.

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