How much does it cost to fix a portable hot tub or spa near San Diego, CA?
Got a pile of problems shaped like a hot tub?
If you just need a general idea of what it might cost to fix a portable hot tub visit the Hassle-Free Hot Tub Repair Estimates page for a complete breakdown of the most common portable hot tub problems and typical repair costs*.
$115.00 first hour
$90.00 per hour additional labor
Most jobs completed in 2 hours or less
Most common hot tub service & repair costs*:
$115.00 - Annual Hot Tub Service
$115.00 - Hot Tub Troubleshooting, Testing & Inspection
$145.00 to $325.00 - Routine Hot Tub Service with Drain, Clean, Refill
$195.00 to $245.00 - Replace hot tub sensor or flow switch
$260.00 to $445.00 - Replace hot tub heat element or assembly
In general terms, most modern, portable hot tubs & spas are assembled from the same basic components and operate in a similar manner from one brand to the next.
This is partly because the hot tub industry has evolved to seek the most efficient design but also becaue portable hot tubs & spas are built for certification under various international safety standards such as U.L, C.S.A. and E.T.L.
Regardless of brand, make, or model most hot tub & spa problemss can be narrowed down a malfunction in half a dozen basic components common to all hot tubs. Details can vary between hot tub brands and models but basic trobuleshooting and problem solving is essentially the same for any modern hot tub or spa.
You can order a hot tub cover online from a website but first you'll have to measure it and then you'll have to order it and then you'll have to be home for delivery and then you have to haul the new cover to the backyard and then...
What do you do if the color doesn't look right or the cover doesn't fit right???
Our Hassle-Free Hot Tub Covers are locally sourced from a small business in San Marcos, CA. Your purchase contributes to the local community and supports local jobs.
Hassle-Free Removal of Your Old Cover!*
Even if your new on-line cover fits right and looks good... You still have to haul the heavy, waterlogged, moldy, stinky, dirty, falling-apart, old cover out of the backyard and somehow get rid of it.
Let us do the dirty work! We take all the hassle out of ordering a hot tub cover!
Hassle-Free Recycling of Your Old Cover
Whenever possible, we remove the polystyrene (Styrofoam) cores of your old hot tub cover and recycle them at EDCO in Lemon Grove.
The large, Styrofoam cores are put in a compactor and compressed into tiny blocks and then recycled! You don't have to worry about your old hot tub cover sitting in the landfill for a century or somehow polluting the environment with plastic micro-particles.
We even remove the aluminum support rails (and sometimes D.I.Y. hinges) and recycle all the metal parts at Miller Metals in El Cajon.
The only part of your old cover that will end up in the landfill at Miramar is the outer vinyl skin which is usually paper-thin, falling apart and already decomposing into dust before it leaves your backyard!
Click the button below to order a Hassle-Free Hot Tub Cover
*Must purchase new cover to qualify for free removal & recycling. Actual price may vary based on cover size, options and delivery distance.
What chemicals do I need for my portable hot tub or spa?
pH Decreaser (Sodium Bisulfate)
pH Increaser (Sodium Carbonate)
Chlorine (Sodium Dichlor)
Hydrogen Dioxide (A fresh batch of H2O a.k.a. water)
Hot Tub Chemsitry Shouldn't be Complicated
Yes... It really is that simple. You can keep your portable hot tub fresh, clean, clear and sanitary with just three products and the same, simple routine every time you sit and soak. Hot tub chemistry doesn't have to be complicated.
Simple Hot Tub Chemistry starts with the idea that a whole batch of water in a 400 gallon hot tub costs less than $3.00. Let that soak in for a minute...
Even here in San Diego with 'the highest water rates in the country' you can refill a 400 gallon hot tub for less than $3.00 worth of water! You can't buy a single pint or pound of any product sold to treat the water for less than $3.00.
Simple Hot Tub Chemistry Routine:
BEFORE each soak: SANITIZE
Turn on jet pump(s)
Dip a test strip
If needed: Add 1 to 2 Tablespoons pH Down to lower pH
Minimum pH: 6.8
Maximum pH: 7.4
If needed: Add 1 to 2 Tablespoons Chlorine to SANITIZE
When in doubt: Drain it out...every three to four months or as needed:
Whenever you can't solve a problem with one or two doses of pH Down or Chlorine
Whenever buying a specialty product to solve a complex problem costs more than $3.00
Whenever Cyanuric Acid (CYA) reaches 100 ppm or higher
Visit the Simple Hot Tub Chemistry page for more information on how you can maintain your portable hot tub with minimal chemistry, expense and complication.
Visit the Simple Hot Tub Chemistry Explained page for an in-depth explanation of pH, Total Alkalinity, the difference between sanitize and oxidize and the role of cyanuric acid in your covered, portable hot tub.
Simple Hot Tub Chemistry: Use Sodium Dichlor in small, measured, manual doses
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