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Are you experiencing any of these common problems?

My spa has green mold formation

This may indicate that the water is out of balance and filters may need a cleaning. Insure the chlorine level, pH, alkalinity, and hardness are within acceptable paramaters. Inspect the filter and strainer baskets - clean as needed. Low sanitizer along with excessive contaminants and a dirty filter will result in algae-spore proliferation requiring elevating the sanitizer level to oxidize the organic matter. First adjust the alkalinity level to an 80-120ppm range. Secondly, adjust the pH into 7.2-7.6 range for optimal empowerment of the sanitizer. For Bromine or Chlorine (never mix these two), elevate to over 5ppm temporarily and vigorously brush the algae off the walls, fixtures and floor. Clean the filter and circulate. An algaecide may also be added if the infestation is extreme. Algae gets a foothold typically when the residual sanitizer is depleted. As an organic plant life it naturally wants to grow. If the total hardness or TDS of the water is too high - then we recommend draining and lightly chlorine-wash the empty spa. For professional repair or advice, give us a call today.

My spa runs but does not heat to my desired temperature

This can be very disappointing to discover. If this is the case with your spa, we advise that you call a repair professional to assist you. The main sources of failure can be - the control box, the contact relay system, a dirty cartridge filter, spa-side control failure, a thermostat issue, pressure-switch or heating element malfunction. With all these possibilities a sequential diagnostic procedure is necessary to eliminate each possibility until the open circuit is discovered. Homeowners typically try cleaning the filter and seeing if enough flow is established to close the pressure switch, or check the breaker on the main service panel and confirm that it is still in the 'on' position. The GFCI switch may be off due to an electrical issue. Check the topside control keypad and insure the indicator lights are enabled and thermostat properly set. If these procedures do not restore operation, call our spa or hot tub repair professional to perform an analysis - we can get your water back to hot in no time.

My spa consumes too much energy

There are some things you can do to minimize electrical costs yet still enjoy your therapeutic spa. Most of the costs incurred are due to heating up the water, so how can you save in this way? The most important is by having a safe and solid spa cover on your tub. This will not only insulate, but will prevent evaporation and heat loss from wind, sun and air. A side benefit will be that the sanitizer will not be destroyed by the ultraviolet light, and the water and shell will stay much cleaner. Another consideration is to minimize the use of air-inducted jets. Aeration introduces ambient air temperate to the water, cooling it down. Some ingenious spa manfacturers are now recirculating some of the air from under the spa skirt (portable) where the temperature is warmer. You may also check with your utilities company regarding off-peak operation. Some will provide a lower electrical use rate during these times. You can also reduce your temperature to 102 degrees, rather than the standard 104. If you use your hot tub frequently, then you can set your thermostat to 10-20 degrees below desired temp, and it will require less startup gas/electricity to reach your desired goal. These are a few ways to save!

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Agoura Spa Repair - Agoura, CA
Be sure that you understand the control system for your spa. It typically is designed with the ease of operation in mind. Look at your manual or go online to visit the manufacturer's website. Take advantage of all the internet help these days, and of course call the professional when necessary.

Bel Air Spa Repair - Bel Air, CA
There are diverse manufacturers making spas, hot tubs and whirlpools today. You can check to see what advantages each promote in regards to energy efficiency, as the costs of operation are a serious consideration these days. LED lighting, energy-efficient pumps, and verturi air induction are of this vein.

Calabasas Spa Repair - Calabasas, CA
Older systems utilize a separate blower to achieve a jet action in the spa. The newer technology rids this need and therefore the extra expense of operation. This has happened because of the higher efficiency of pumps and techniques employed to get an venturi air induction without a blower.

Encino Spa Repair - Encino, CA
The location of your pool and spa equipment may be a clue as to whether you have a portable spa or an inground system. To expedite a fast repair diagnose, let your service professional know which one you have. After a few questions, we can be on our way to solving what ails your spa in no time.

Newbury Park Spa Repair - Newbury Park, CA
Whether a hot tub, spa, whirlpool or jacuzzi, it is important to be able to discuss the unit that is having a malfunction. The more knowlege available, the better informed for a more focused evaluation. Also, indicate with as little jargon as possible the symptoms your tub is exhibiting.

Santa Monica Spa Repair - Santa Monica, CA
Components that make up a spa are many. The filter, pump and heater are primary, but the control system as well is subject to malfunction. It is not important to be familiar with your system's parts, but we do rely upon your description of symptoms that are keeping the unit from operating to your satisfaction.

Malibu Spa Repair - Malibu, CA
Is your spa an acrylic portable, inground plaster, or freestanding hot tub? Knowing which does help when calling a professional and explaining what ails your system. Symptoms like low water flow, cold temperature, loud noise, a leaking pipe will direct our service tech appropriately.

Pacific Palisades Spa Repair - Pacific Palisades, CA
With a myriad of spa selections in the marketplace, what is a buyer to do? Inform, educate, and immerse yourself for an hour to see what merits your purchase. If you already have a spa, you can spend some time online and learn about new features that may save in energy and contribute to a green environment.

Sherman Oaks Spa Repair - Sherman Oaks, CA
Various lighting systems can illuminate your spa. It may be LED, standard, fiber optics and halogen. Dependent upon whether your tub is portable or inground will make a big difference as to options for upgrade. Ask a pro for help advice or seek out the manufacturer for help.

Tarzana Spa Repair - Tarzana, CA
Discover what type of heating system your spa has by inspecting how big the heater is. A portable spa will have a small box under the skirt that houses a heating element. This enables the water to warm by passing over during a slow circulation process. Otherwise an external heater will be gas-fired and larger in size.

Thousand Oaks Spa Repair - Thousand Oaks, CA
The history of hot therapeutic water is long and vast. From Roman hot springs and Japanese famous bath houses, warmth and hydrotherapy go hand in hand to provide health and restoration. This tradition continues in hundreds of back yards throughout Ventura and LA County.

Westlake Village Spa Repair - Westlake Village, CA
Water and air flow is managed by the venturi ports, pvc plumbing lines, blower and pump. When they do not perform as desired, it may be the result of an obstruction somewhere in the system. When balanced and in good operation, hydrotherapy is a pleasant reprieve to experience.

Woodland Hills Spa Repair - Woodland Hills, CA
Newer and older spa systems share some basic therapeutic value. They each provide relief and pleasure while enjoying a warm flowing air-inducted therapy immersion. How this is accomplished depends on how old the system is. Repair require an ability to navigate the distinction - and that takes experience.

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