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Can a Hot Tub Overheat?

Troubleshooting your spa can be a bit nerve-wracking, but fortunately most issues are easy to fix, and even easier to prevent. So, can your hot tub overheat? Absolutely, but there are several simple things you can do to prevent your hot tub from overheating, and solutions for if you’re already experiencing a rise in temperature.

It’s Getting Hot in Here

A hot tub’s main job is to effectively retain heat, but sometimes it’s a little too good. You’ll want to pay special attention in the summer months and keep up regular maintenance all year round. A common cause of an overheat is running your filtration cycles too long with temperatures exceeding 100 degrees. This can cause an automatic shutdown to your spa. Luckily, you can adjust your filtration system. 

Make sure your spa is in filtration mode, running during the coolest times of the day and at night. Switch your filtration system to run the minimum time. Take off your cover periodically to help excess heat escape. Remember to resume your regular maintenance routine when the weather begins to cool.

Another simple cause may be that your temperature settings are too high. Lower your hot tub to 98 degrees when not in use to help prevent overheating. 

How to Fix an Overheated Hot Tub

If you’re already experiencing issues with overheating, try a few of these remedies. 

  • Check water levels
  • Look for clogs
  • Wash and change filter
  • Inspect heating element, thermostat, and heat sensors
  • When in doubt, call an expert

Prevention is Key

Mishaps happen from time to time, and equipment can fail. But, with regular maintenance and inspections, your hot tub shouldn’t experience many setbacks. Create a calendar with season specific maintenance tips to keep you on track. 

Have another question about hot tub service? Contact our expert dealers at SpaExpo or stop by the showroom for a quick chat. We’re always available to help keep your spa running for you. 

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