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Hot Tub - Spring cleaning and Maintenance

Spring is a great time to change the water in your hot tub and clean or replace your hot tub filters. Drain and give your hot tub a good thorough cleaning to rid yourself of the winter season. Make sure that you clean your hot tub cover at the same time both the top and the underside. This will help the hot tub cover to last longer and perform better. Hot Tub Spring Cleaning Tips

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hot tub pump will not start back up after cleaning hot tub


When you say the pump won't start back up, do you mean the electrical side of things and there is just no power going to the pump. Or are you saying that the pump is on but not pumping water.

I am going to think you mean the pump is on but not moving water. This is common after you clean and drain your hot tub. You have what is referred to as an airlock in your hot tub line. It is easy to remove the airlock by simply opening one of the unions near the pump. This will allow the air to release and water flow to begin again.

Make sure also that you have cleaned the hot tub filters, if they are dirty and reduce water flow that could shutdown your hot tub pump as well.

If it is the electrical side of things make sure your GFCI has not tripped and maybe you just need to reset this. If it is anything further on the electrical side make sure you involve a professional.

  • open a union to release any airlocks.
  • clean your hot tub filters.
  • check to make sure your GFCI is not tripped.

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You may have to change your hot tub filters as well and can find an assortment of filters here. The filters should be changed yearly, and cleaned monthly.
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Jan 30, 2016 | Pool & Spa

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morgan hot tub


if no drain at bottom usually with hose connection on it use a sump pump or syphon make sure power is off until fully refilled

Jun 30, 2014 | Pool & Spa

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how do you drain the spa?


There is probably a drain valve somewhere near the control panel ... forgetabout it ... too slow.

Best way is to get a small pump and pump it away. Next best is wet dry (shop vac). My favorite is siphon ... dont have to buy anything or drag anything out ... only a hose. By the time my water is out ... I have had time to do the necessary surface cleaning and waxing.

May 15, 2010 | Jandy AQUALINK RS TELELINK KIT

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what does FL mean on my hot tub?? water doesnt circulate but is still sort of warm...


FL could be a code for low flow. If you have no circulation this sounds like it. If your pump runs and you have no flow you could have a problem with your pump. Or if you have the tub drained then it could be an air lock, if you open the drain valve till you get water out that should fix that. Also check to be sure the isolation valves are open under the spa. I hope this helps.

Feb 07, 2010 | Qca Spas Dream Series Dream Master Hot Tub...

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Roper top load lint filter


it has a self cleaning filter mounted under the tub. if you want to clean out the tub and filter thoroughly then:
  • run a cycle with no clothes using hot water and a gallon or two of bleach. 
  • after the tub has filled up add a teaspoon or less of dish liquid like palmolive. this acts like a surfactant for the bleach. 
  • make sure you also run an extra rinse cycle to make sure you have all the bleach out of the machine before putting clothes in.

Jun 08, 2008 | Roper RAS8445KQ Top Load Washer

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