Balboa Hot Tub Heater Troubleshooting

Balboa hot tub heaters are well-reviewed and offer an individual all that they would need a hot tub heater. It can be difficult to find a heater that is reliable and has the longevity that the majority of hot tub heaters lack. Although they are extremely good at what they do, they are not immune to breaking. This article will discuss how to troubleshoot your Balboa hot tub heater.

It is important to note that it is never safe, or a good idea to replace a spa heater element. Simply replace it all if there are elements that aren’t working properly. It is also best to get a professional and expert on the topic to check out your Balboa hot tub heater rather than doing it yourself because you’d likely do more harm than good.

No Heat

This is probably the worst thing can happen to you and your hot tube heater. This is literally what it is meant for, to heat your hot tub. It is pretty easy to tell if there is a problem with the temperature because your hot tub will be cold or warm. The reason that the heating would fail is because the heating coil has failed. The heating coil controls the heat that the water is, and is better off just to replace it than to fix it.

Reduced Heat

Reduced is generally a product of there being less water within the hot tub than anything else. It is hard to immediately narrow down the reason for reduced water flow, simply because there are many things that affect it. It could either be problems with the filter, poor chemical balance or obstructions to name a few.

Dry fire

Dry fire is an incident that involves the element burning out because there is no water covering it. If an element is hot and there is no water covering it then it’ll likely break. To make sure that you don’t ever have to worry about this, simply make sure that the tank is always full of water before the element turns on.

Power Problems

Heater problems may occur if there are circulation problems causing the heater to not work properly. The cause of this is generally tiny pinholes in the heater housing that are caused by corrosion. It is paramount that you don’t mess around with this and get an electrician to have a look at it instead of you.

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