How to Fix a Spa That Won't Heat

There are few things more frustrating than looking forward to a nice, relaxing soak in your spa, only to find that the water isn't warm. If you're experiencing this issue and aren't sure what to do about it, you've come to the right place. This post will go over some common reasons why spas may not be heating properly and how to fix the issue.

Check Your Spa’s Temperature Setting

The first thing to check if your spa isn't heating up is the temperature setting. It's possible that the temperature may have been accidentally lowered or that someone else changed it without your knowledge. Make sure that the temperature is set to the desired range. If the temperature setting is too low, your spa won't heat up to its maximum potential.

Check Your Spa’s Thermostat

If you've confirmed that the temperature setting is correct, the next thing to check is the thermostat. The thermostat controls the heating element and tells the spa when to turn it on or off based on the current water temperature. If your spa's thermostat isn't working properly, it won't know when to turn on the heating element. The thermostat may need to be replaced to fix this issue.

Check Your Spa’s Heating Element

Another common reason for spas not heating properly is a faulty heating element. The heating element is primarily tasked with warming the water in your spa. If it's malfunctioning or broken, the water won't heat up. You'll need to replace the heating element to fix this issue.

Check Your Spa’s Water Flow

The water flow in your spa is also an important factor when it comes to heating. If the water isn't flowing properly, the heating element won't be able to heat the water efficiently. Check the water flow and make sure there are no blockages or obstructions preventing water from flowing freely. If the water flow is restricted, you may need to clean the filter or replace the pump to fix this issue.

Consult With a Professional

If you've tried all the above steps and your spa still isn't heating properly, it's time to consult with a professional. A spa technician can diagnose the problem and provide a solution for your specific spa.

There are many reasons why a spa may not be heating properly, but fortunately, many of them can be easily fixed. By checking the temperature setting, thermostat, heating element and water flow and consulting with a professional if necessary, you can get your spa back to providing warm, relaxing soaks in no time. Reach out to a spa repair service near you to learn more.

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We had a pool in the house that we didn't use that often because I hated the way that the chlorine made my eyes sting. Last summer, we switched over to salt water, and it's been such a great change. The pool is easy to maintain and much nicer to use. It has been a bit of a learning curve working out how to do the pool maintenance, though, so we have used a professional pool contractor and are slowly taking on more of the maintenance tasks ourselves. This blog is for home owners who employ pool contractors or people looking to find new pool contractors for salt water pools.