While an experienced DIYer may be familiar with many of the components that create a spa, many of the Calgarians we work with need a crash course in the basics. So if you’re looking for the vocabulary to understand what the heck your hot tub technician is talking about, you’ve come to the right place!
Illuminated Control Panel.
Everything from the temperature of the spa, to selecting pre programmed filter modes, and changing the lighting happens at the control panel. When you purchase your new hot tub, ask your technician about how to effectively use the control panel. If you forget, everything you need to know should be easily found in your owner’s manual.
Insulation is an important part of keeping your spa toasty warm. The hot tubs we sell all use the famous Thermo-Lock™ insulation system. This system combines radiant heat reflective insulation with practiced engineering to create one of the most efficient hot tubs available. Combine with a hot tub cover for even more energy savings.
Plumbing is a large part of your hot tubs inner workings. In any sort of pool or spa, you can be sure there will be lots of complicated plumbing adding water to the system, moving water through the filter, pushing a stream through the jets, and more.
The Filter System is one of the most important hot tub components that you need to know about. Making sure your hot tub remains in excellent condition for years, means taking careful care of your tub’s chemistry and filter system. In general, we recommend cleaning your filter system every couple weeks. Have your technician show you how!
The Motor is quiet but generates enough to power to run your entire spa. The motor keeps the water pressure throughout your spa consistent.
Drainage Systems are a convenient add on included on many spas to make draining and cleaning the hot tub easier. Since it’s advisable to drain and clean your hot tub every 3-4 months, a drainage system can come in very handy. Otherwise, you’ll want to invest in a small pump. Draining the tub allows you to replace old, contaminated water with fresh clean water. This will help prevent any chemical build-up, remove body oils, and get rid of any general “funk”.
Cleanzone System helps to reduce how often you’ll need to drain your tub and replace the water. The cleanzone system purifies the water and scrubs out some of the oils and chemical build up that naturally occurs. This system helps reduce the amount of chemicals you’ll need to add and also disinfects the water.
While there’s a lot more to learn about your hot tub, we hope this blog has given you both a general jist of what to expect from the major components and the vocabulary to effectively tell your technician what’s wrong or what you need help with. If you have any questions about your hot tub, don’t hesitate to call our spa experts at 403-203-0860.