Waters Choice Blog
Waters Choice Blog
“My hot tub is running but there’s nothing coming through the jets. What’s wrong?”
There are many reasons this could be occurring, and it could be as simple as the jets not being open. But it could also be an air lock which is simple to fix. Air locks occur when the water level drops too low or after a water change, and air gets trapped in the lines or equipment. There are sensors in the hot tub that detect water flow or water line pressure to protect the hot tub heater from coming on when the water is not flowing past the heater element fast enough. When an air lock occurs, it is common for these sensors to detect low flow or low pressure, which results in the heater being disabled until the problem is fixed. If you have recently drained and refilled your spa and one of your pumps is not working, it’s most likely an air lock. Follow these steps to determine if it is an airlock and how to fix it.
-Identify which pump is not running.
-Determine if a reset button has clicked out on it.
-Make sure reset button is in
-Confirm the shaft is in fact spinning.
-Use a hammer and a screwdriver to loosen the union to allow the air to escape that’s being in there. Because what it is the airlock is just staying and it’s circulating, but it’s not allowing any of the water to move.
-Now simply back it off a bit, not too far, because you don’t want it to pop right off. You’re only going to do about like, say, one revolution. Water is going to come out, some air’s going to come out.
-The pump is going to surge and it will start running again.
-It might take up to 3-4 minutes. Then once it’s running again, you will have more water.
-Now tighten it up again, but not too tight. Just snug it up good to stop it from leaking.
-That’s it. The airlock is now gone.
-You may receive an error message on the topside control display, such as “FLO.” This is normal and a useful safety feature. Do not disable this feature, fix the root of the problem instead.
If after checking to assure they jets are not simply closed, follow these steps to efficiently unclog your jets. If this doesn’t work, you may need to contact a professional to assist you with unclogging your tub because you don’t want anything to stop you from enjoying fun and relaxation in your spa!
If you need even more help assuring it is properly cleaned and taken care of to help avoid any technological issues, visit our site at http://waterschoice.com/
(Hint – When was the last time you cleaned your filter?)
There are few things more refreshing than jumping into a crystal clear pool on a hot summer day. Keeping your pool fresh, clean, and beautiful is an important job, and the maintenance work you put in really pays off in the summer. However, what do you do if you come outside one day, and your water has become cloudy and not as appealing as it was previously? Here is some advice to help get you through this tough situation.
If your water is cloudy, a common culprit is not enough filtration. If your water is cloudy, we recommend cleaning your pleated filter or filters at least once per week. Once your water is clear, you can stretch it out to only once or twice a month. Filtration run time is another way to clear cloudy water. Your spa should have the filter cycle run 6 to 8 hours a day if your water is cloudy or if you have very heavy use (such as a party of kids). If you only use your spa once a week or less, you can probably get by with only filtering 2 hours a day. Normal usage should have a filtration cycle of 4-8 hours a day. Please see your owner’s manual on how to change the filter cycle.
For additional help with filtration, we have designed filter savers. This filter media is designed to filter down to 10 microns. This allows us to capture much smaller particulates and clean the water more than two times better than the common pleated filters. This filter media is cloth and is very easy to clean, allowing you to use this filter over and over. Check out our video about filtration here. Don’t let cloudy water ruin your relaxation.
Having cloudy pool water is a frustrating problem, but if you follow these steps, your water should be crystal clear in no time. To learn more about proper pool and spa maintenance, contact us today!