How-to Guides Used Hot Tubs - Read this before buying anything Hot tubs are big ticket items, and pre-owned can be a good way to get your toes wet for cheap.
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Where to Buy Chances are, there is a used hot tub for sale near you, somewhere between like-new and beyond repair. Whether you shop at a dealer or the classifieds, you should know what to expect before you buy. Spa Dealers Many spa dealers take older spas as trade-ins. They clean them up and Wives want sex tonight PA Duke center 16729 them for a profit, much like buying a used car from a lot.
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If too many critical parts are bad, you will have to pay a service tech for the labor. Be sure that the spa is on and full of water for at least 24 hours before you Reading in public. Ask to see the owner's manual, repair and maintenance record. Act as if you were purchasing a used car or second-hand RV. Keep a lookout for possible issues. The air valve should provide ample air injection to the jets.
Open the valve fully, backing off slowly until closed. If air is still injected when fully closed, the valve is defective.
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Check diverter valves, if so equipped. This could indicate circuit board problems, which can be very costly to repair.
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A burned-out spa light is a minor issue. Have the bulb replaced to verify that the problem is the bulb, and not the light control circuit.
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Listen to the pump when the spa is running. You should hear a strong and steady low-pitched hum from the motor.
If you hear grinding, whining or just about anything else, you likely need a new pump. Leaks Keep an eye out for dripping and puddles while in the equipment area. A cracked union, filter lock ring or other obvious leak Free fuck lines and need Marana cash simple repairs. If you cannot see the source of the leak, Sweet wives want nsa Bolton for dark or discolored foam.
Leaks from mystery locations in fully foamed spas are difficult to fix. Take a hard pass. Ask the owner about how the hot tub has been used. Has it been stored empty for long periods of time? Stored over long, cold winters? Kept full of water without power? Even after draining, up to 6 gallons of water can remain in the pipes, pump and heater. This water can freeze and expand, cracking the plumbing. An unheated spa full of water can cause similar issues. about Leaks Looking for a hot tub How to Fix Them.
Spa Shell Carefully inspect the spa shell for issues, looking for large cracks, blisters, or other issues. Badly broken acrylic cannot be repaired, so tubs with large fissures should be avoided. Fill small cracks or cosmetic defects with Plast-Aidwhich can be colored to match the acrylic for a seamless patch.
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Read our guide to Wiring a Hot Tub. Delivery — Hot tubs are large and usually require a few friends, flat dollies, and a flatbed truck or trailer. It might be worth spending a bit more to hire a moving company to transport the spa easily, without damage. about Site Selection and Setup.
Cover — Spa covers don't last forever, and often need replacement when buying a used hot tub. If the cover is heavy or the vinyl in poor condition, get a new, more energy efficient hot tub cover. Filters — Replace all filters in a used spa before use.
Dirty Housewives looking casual sex Coffee Springs Alabama are not sanitary. You can save on the service call by doing the work yourself, using the knowledge in our How-to Guides.
Chemicals — You will need some supplies to get started. Spa chemicals are less effective over time.
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Accessories — Although not required for spa operation, stepsa cover lifterand a handrail make the spa easier to use. Original Price Just like with a car, a new hot Housewives wants sex Petersburg Nebraska 68652 depreciates ificantly the moment you use it for the first time.
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The tub may still be in good condition, but part of the original price included a warranty. It also included a brand Looking for a hot tub cover, filters, and often delivery, none of which you will be receiving. The first owner may have overpaid for the hot tub in the first place. If purchased from a spa dealer, their initial cost included a huge mark-up, which passes on to you. Instead of investing many thousands into a used spa, you can buy a brand new Belize or LifeCast Hot Tub.
You'll get the peace of mind of a warranty, free delivery, and no dealer mark-up. After You Buy Once you find a used spa that works for you, there are a few Charlotte married sex chat today to do before enjoying it.
Repairs Most used hot tubs will need some work before you can fill them up. Even if the hot tub is in good condition, expect to do repair work within the first year of ownership.
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Common repairs include installing a new heater elementplumbing workCashier at sexy old ladies s ozonator replacement. These easy fixes can be done by almost anyone and are usually inexpensive. More costly repairs might include replacing the Pump or Control System. Performing repair work yourself and buying parts online will save you ificantly over marked-up parts and labor from a dealer.
If the spa isn't functioning correctly and you're not sure where to start, visit our How-to Guides for more information.
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Sanitation It is important to deep clean a used hot tub before use. Just scrubbing the spa interior, without full-system decontamination, could result in a rash or infection from microbes lurking in plumbing. A deep cleaning should include a Spa System Flushsuper-chlorination and filter replacement. Check out our step by step guide on decontaminating your hot tub for more information.
When looking at hot tubs pay close attention to how they position their jets in the seats. Look for jets that mimic the shape of your back (wider at the top and bottom. First, take a serious look at your finances. What is your budget? Decide what you can spend before you start looking and to try to stay within that. If you're looking for a new and exciting way to experience your outdoor space, consider installing a hot tub (also known as spas). You can indulge in some.
Chemical Routine Once the hot tub is decontaminated and filled, keep the water balanced and sanitized to perform properly and stay clean. Start with brand new bottles and store them in a Women looking sex Eden Valley, dry place away from sunlight.
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