Heating Elements for a Spa

The main attraction of a spa is the warm water. It helps you relax and offers health benefits for conditions like arthritis. Every spa comes with a heating element which is one of the most expensive parts of your hot tub so it’s important to understand it. The heater element produces the warmth that heats your water. It’s important to take care of your hot tub as a whole so that your heater element is protected. Heater elements will burn out over time, so it’s important to take care of it so that lasts as long as possible.

outdoor-spaThere are many steps you can take to protect your heating element and extend its life. First, you should always make sure you balance the water in your spa. Test it regularly and make sure both the sanitizer and pH are properly balanced. If the pH isn’t at the appropriate level, the internal parts can develop problems including scale buildup and corrosion. Repairing these problems is costly so it’s better to spend time on balancing chemicals. Next, you should ensure that your sanitizer is properly maintained. If you don’t, bacteria can develop. This can affect the heater and lead to damage.

It’s important to manage temperature to protect your heating element. Some people prefer their spa to be as warm as possible, but temperatures that are too high will cause problems in the long run. Don’t set your hot tub temperature higher than 104 degrees. Temperatures higher than 104 degrees can damage your spa equipment. It’s also unsafe for bathers. The high heat can make people dizzy, nauseous or sick.

You can call a technician to help change your spa heating element, but you can also do it yourself. You shouldn’t attempt it unless you have experience working with electrical equipment. Be sure to turn off the electrical supply to the spa before you try to replace the heating element. You can find instructions for installing the new heating element with the packaging or online. If you have to purchase a new heating element, make sure you purchase it from a reputable dealer. Avoid the temptation to buy discounted equipment from unknown manufacturers.

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