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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How to stop hot tub overheating

You enjoy using your hot tub and love that it is hot, but sometimes it overheats. Most hot tubs are set with an override and will shut off when the temperature reaches a pre-determined high often indicated with an OH. If this happens, you will want to figure out the cause and get the water back to an enjoyable and safe temperature. First, disconnect the tub from power. Check your manufacturer's instructions for their recommended course of action. Call your local spa dealer for advice. Then you can reconnect the tub to power and turn it on. The tub may not run until the water temperature has gone down to a reasonable and safe temperature. You can just wait for it to cool down or you can throw in a garden hose and add some cold water to help that process.

Overheating can have different causes. Low water levels can be a culprit so make sure the water level in your tub is at the recommended depth. Also, make sure your filter is clean. You may have had a power outage and it may have disrupted your tub's programming. If your tub runs well after the water has cooled down from overheating, one of these corrected problems may have been the cause.

The overheating may simply be a result of the climate where you live. If the outside temperature is hot, your tub will not have the chance to cool off when you are finished with your soak. So you may just need to adjust your pump cycles, setting it to run less than usual. You may also want to set your temperature a few degrees less than typical. Direct sunlight may also be the culprit. Your hot tub is well insulated to retain heat and when the sun is beating down on it, that water will warm up very quickly and the cover will keep that heat in the tub not allowing it to escape back into the air. Some well placed landscaping or screening may help with this problem. Do not, however, leave the lid off. This can cause problems with bacteria and debris. as well as being a potential hazard.

Once you have your tub back up and running, keep the temperature at a comfortable and safe level. If, even after trouble shooting, you still have trouble with overheating and the tub shutting down, you may have a faulty sensor or circuit and may need to replace some components.

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