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Free hot tub repair estimates

Free Hot Tub Repair Estimates*

If you just need a general idea of what it might cost to fix a portable hot tub click the link below for a complete breakdown of the most common portable hot tub problems and typical repair costs*.

  • $95.00 Hot Tub Troubleshooting, Testing & Inspection
  • $145.00 Routine Hot Tub Service with Drain, Clean, Refill
  • $175.00 to $225.00* Replace hot tub sensor or flow switch
  • $240.00 to $425.00* Replace hot tub heat element or assembly
  • $385.00 to $525.00* Hassle-Free Hot Tub Covers
  • $395.00 to $565.00* Replace hot tub circ pump
  • $445.00 to $675.00* Replace hot tub jet pump

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Typical hot tub repair cost

Just like an old car, your old hot tub can eventually cost more and more every season just to keep it running.

Don't get soaked pouring buckets of money into a portable hot tub that can hardly hold it's own water!

Learn more about typical hot tub lifespan

Schedule a $95.00 Troubleshooting, Testing & Inspection visit to get a complete evaluation of your portable hot tub before you spend money on parts and labor!

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*Free hot tub repair estimates are for information purposes only and do not constitute a binding contract. Actual cost may vary. Certain limitations apply. Schedule a $95.00 Troubleshooting, Testing & Inspection visit for guaranteed repair estimates.

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$95.00 Hot Tub Troubleshooting, Testing & Inspection

You can hire any hot tub repair company in town for a simple estimate but that only tells you how much it will cost to fix a particular hot tub problem.

Simple estimates don't tell you if your hot tub is worth fixing or if your money will be well spent.

Don't get burned fixing one problem after another after another until you've spent enough money to justify buying a whole new hot tub. Schedule a complete inspection to find out:

  1. How much will it cost to fix your hot tub today?
  2. How much will it cost to keep your hot tub running in the next few years?
  3. How long before you have to pull the plug on your old tub and haul it away?
Hot tub not worth fixing

The useful lifespan of your portable hot tub can be dramatically shortened by variables such as:

  • Federal safety laws if your tub was built before 2008
  • Obsolete equipment and out-of-business manufacturers
  • Chemical damage
    • Bottom of cover bleached & blistered
    • Gaskets, seals and o-rings deteriorated
    • Disingegrating jet inserts
  • Small, hidden leaks in the equipment or cabinet
    • Rusted or rotted frame and cabinet
    • Rusted out pumps, heaters and other metal components
    • Corrosion on circuit boards and electrical connections
  • Rodent damage
    • Chewing on pipes causing leaks
    • Chewing on wires causing electrical fires
    • Digging tunnels and nesting in the foam insulation

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Some people pour buckets of money into a hot tub that's not worth fixing but that's none of my business

Variables such as chemical damage, federal safety laws, obsolete equipment, out-of-business manufacturers, multiple equipment problems, rust, rot, mold and rodent damage can all add up to hot tub that isn't worth fixing.

Your "portable" or "self-contained" hot tub was built on an assembly line like every other household appliance and it has a similar useful lifespan.

Just like an old dishwasher, clothes washer or refrigerator, your hot tub will eventually reach a point where it costs more and more money every year just to keep it running.

Portable hot tubs are built on assembly lines like appliances

In just one or two seasons, you can easily spend enough money patching up your old, worn out hot tub to justify buying a brand new tub that comes with a new warranty and a new 15 to 20 year lifespan!

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Biofilm builds up on portable hot tub plumbing

Bio-Film Flush removes deposits hidden deep inside hot tub plumbing

$145.00 Routine Hot Tub Service & Drain-Clean-Refill with Biofilm Flush

  • Colonies of bacteria and other microbes can flourish deep inside the plumbing of your hot tub
  • Some of the microbes hiding in your hot tub can create a slime layer called "biofilm" which protects the colony from sanitizers
  • Schedule Routine Hot Tub Service to prevent bacterial biofilm buildup
  • Vibrations from jet pumps can loosen fittings
  • Loose fittings can create small, hidden leaks
  • Small, hidden leaks cause expensive rust, rot and mold
Prevent hot tub frame rot

Learn more about preventing hot tub rust, rot and mold

Small, prolonged leaks deep inside the cabinet of your portable hot tub can slowly rot out wooden frames from the inside. By the time you see rot on the outside the inside is usually beyond repair.

  • Vibrations in your hot tub can loosen electrical power connections
  • Loose electrical connections in your hot tub can get hot enough to melt components and start electrical fires
  • Schedule Quarterly Hot Tub Service to help prevent electrical fire hazards.
Prevent hot tub electrical fire

Learn how faulty hot tub wiring caused the 2015 Valley Fire

Learn more about preventing hot tub electrical fire

  • Hot tubs attract mice and rats
  • Mice and rats can cause leaks and electrical fires
  • Mice and rats can carry and spread disease
Prevent hot tub rodent damage

Learn more about preventing hot tub rodent damage and disease

Under ideal conditions two rats can become 15,000 in just one year! A female can have up to five litters per year and each litter can produce 12 to 14 new rats that are each ready to breed at 5-weeks-old!

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Hassle-Free Hot Tub Covers and
Responsible Recycling

  • Free on-site measurements for guaranteed fit
  • Free delivery & installation (lifters not included)
  • Free removal & recycling of your old cover*

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???

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!

Need a new hot tub cover

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.

Hot tub cover recycling

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!

Hassle-Free Hot Tub Covers are manufactured right here in San Diego County so you're also supporting local workers at another local small business.

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*Must purchase new cover to qualify for free removal & recycling. Actual price may vary based on cover size, options and delivery distance.

Water meter hot tub refill cost

Simple Hot Tub Chemistry:
Just Add Water

Yeah...let that soak in for a minute. Sounds too simple doesn't it?

Even here in San Diego with "some of the higest water rates in the country" you can still drain and refill a 400 gallon hot tub with a fresh, clean batch of water for about $2.96!

Most portable hot tub owners are frustrated with complicated, expensive chemical systems with sometimes confusing or contradictory advice on how to use them.

Just because you can fix a water problem by adding more chemistry doesn't mean you should. You can replace the entire batch of water in a typical portable hot tub for less cost than a single pint or a single pound of any product designed to treat the water!

Click to learn more about Simple Hot Tub Chemistry

A typical single-family home in San Diego uses around 83,000 gallons per year and pays $5.540 per Hundred Cubic Feet (HCF) of water. One HCF = 748 gallons.

$5.540 / 748 gallons = $0.0074 per gallon!

A typical, portable hot tub holds around 400 gallons.

400 gallons x $0.0074/gallon = $2.96 !

Even when you include sewer rates, a whole batch of water is cheaper than any pint or pound of product sold to treat the water.

Water Rate
per HCF
Cost per Gallon
Cost per Gallon
Cost per
400 Gallons
$5.540 $0.0074 $0.004 $4.56
$7.915 $0.0105 $0.004 $5.80
$11.130 $0.0148 $0.004 $7.52

Click to see San Diego water rates and calculate hot tub refill cost!

You can pour more money and more products into your tub so you can soak in more chemicals or you can drain the whole complicated chemical mess out and refill with fresh, clean water for about $2.96!

Portable hot tub 'Two Buck Chuck Rule': If it costs more than $2.00 in chemistry to fix a hot tub water problem you might be better off just chucking the whole batch down the drain and starting over with a fresh batch of water.

It only costs around $2.96 to refill a typical portable hot tub

Even your time is worth more than a whole batch of hot tub water. You can fix a hot tub water quality problem with several doses of chemistry over several days if you have time for that and don't want to soak yourself until the water is fixed.

You can also just drain and refill a typical, portable hot tub in one or two hours so the next time you soak yourself will be in a clean, fresh batch of water rather than a big bucket of expensive hot tub chemicals.

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Your covered, portable hot tub doesn't actually use water! Your tub stores, filters, sanitizes and recycles water so you can use the same batch over and over again for weeks or months.

Every other water-using appliance in your home dumps the whole batch of water down the drain after just one use. Showers, bathtubs, toilets, dish washers, clothes washers and every single sink drains every drop directly to the sewer after each and every use.

A covered portable hot tub stores & recycles water

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Your covered, portable. hot tub is essentially a sealed tank that stores, recycles and maintians a single batch of water keeping it clean and sanitary for weeks or months.

Your tub is the only appliance that automatically recycles and filters the same batch of water every day so it's always clean, sanitary and invinting whenever you walk out and lift the lid to soak yourself.

Simple Hot Tub Chemistry: Calculate Hot Tub Refill Cost

You can simplify hot tub chemistry, avoid spending money on unnecessary products and greatly improve your soaking satisfaction if you simply drain and refill your hot tub every three or four months.

Hot tub refill cost: $2.88

When you drain your hot tub, the water actually weighs more than when you filled it!

Think about it: When you get to the bottom of a 2 lb container of any solid hot tub product (powder, granular, tablet, etc) you have deliberately dissolved 2 lbs of stuff in the water.

Every pint, quart or pound of everything you add to the water leaves behind chemical byproducts that eventually build up as "total dissolved solids" added to the water.

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As total dissolved solids build up, water balance and water clarity are much harder to manage. The accumulation of chemical byproducts begins to cause undesireable and unstable chemical reactions especially when you turn on the jets and disturb the water to take a soak.

The only way to eliminate Total Dissolved Solids in your hot tub is to drain it out and refill it with a fresh batch of water.

Complicated hot tub chemistry can include shock stuff, waterline stuff, oxidizer stuff, sanitizer stuff, cloudy clarifier stuff, crusty scale stuff, calcium stuff, cleaner stuff, pH stuff, scum stuff, foam stuff testing stuff. That's a lot of stuff!

Top shelf: $150.00 worth of complicated hot tub chemistry.

Simple Hot Tub Chemistry: Test strips, ph Down, Chlorine

Bottom shelf: $40.00 worth of Simple Hot Tub Chemistry

Would you rather soak yourself in $150.00 worth of complicated hot tub chemicals or $40.00 worth of Simple Hot Tub Chemistry and $2.96 of fresh water?

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An old batch of water in your hot tub can become saturated with chemical byproducts making it difficult or impossible for you to perform simple tasks like balancing pH or keeping the water clear.

Every pint or pound of product you pour into your hot tub increases total dissolved solids and chemical byprodcuts so complicated chemistry systems with a dozen different products can quickly turn your hot tub water into a chemical brew.

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When you soak yourself, the hydromassage action of your hot tub jets rub off body oil and dead skin and the hot water makes you sweat up to 3 pints per hour so you leave behind organic byproducts every time you sit and soak.

When you get up in the morning, every bit of lotion, cologne, perfume, deodorant and other 'personal products' you put on your body ends up in the hot tub at night unless you take a shower before every soak.

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The longer you simmer, sweat & soak yourself in the same pot of hot water the more it resembles people-flavored-stew.

Friends don't let friends soak in people-flavored stew

Don't waste your time pouring more and more chemistry into your tub trying to fix people flavored stew! When in doubt, drain it all out and start over with a fresh, clean batch of water!

Simple Hot Tub Chemistry starts with the idea that a clean, fresh batch of water is usually the most effective and efficient way you can solve a complicated water quality problems in a portable hot tub.

You can run to the supply store and buy yet another bottle of something designed to fix a particular water quality problem or you can dump all the problems down the drain at the same time and start over with a fresh, clean batch of water.

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You still need to test and possibly adjust pH and sanitizer levels before each soak but you dump the whole $2.96 batch of water down the drain and start over as soon as the water becomes even a little bit 'complicated'.

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Repair for all major brands of portable hot tubs, spas and equipment:

@Home Spas
Advanced Spa Design
After Hours Spas
Allegro Spas
Alps Spas
American Spas
American Hydrotherapy Spas
American Whirlpool Spas
Amish Country Spas
Apollo Spas
Aqua Fitness Spas
Aqua Rest Spas
Aquaterra Spas
Aquatic Fitness Trainer
Arctic Spas
Artesian Spas
Aruba Spas
Bahama Spas
Baja Spas
Barefoot Spas
Beachcomber Spas
Beachport Spas
Belize Spas
Bermuda Spas
Big EZ Spas
Birch Bay Spas
Bullfrog Spas
Burboa Mfr
Burton Spas
Cal Spas
Caldera Spas
California Cooperage Spas
Cascade Spas
Catalina Spas
Champion Spas
Charisma Spas
Clarity Spas
Clearwater Spas
Coast Spas
Coast Mountain Spas
Coleman Spas
Columbia Spas
Cool Nights Spas
Cove Spas
Coyote Spas
Crystal Waters Spas
Curve Spas
Cyanna Valley Spas
Del Sol Spas
Destiny River Spas
Diamante Spas
Dimension One Spas
Divine Spas
Down East Spas
Dr. Wellness Spas
Dream Maker Spas
Durasport Spas
Dynasty Spas
Eclipse Spas
Exo Spa
Elite Spas
Emerald Spas
Everyday Hot Tubs
Evolution Spas
EZ Spa
Fantasy Spas
Fitness Leisure Spas
Four Winds Spas
Freedom Spas
FreeFlow Spas
Freestyle Spas
Fun Spas
Garden Leisure Spas
Garden Spas
Genesis Spas
Getaway Hot Tubs
Goodlife Spas
Go Spa
Great Lakes Spas
Great Northern Spas
Gulf Coast Spas
H2O Spas
H2X Swim Spas
Hawiian Breeze Spas
Health N Leisure Spas
Healthy Living Hot Tubs
Hide Away Hot Tubs
Holiday Springs Spas
Honey Spas
Hot Spot Spas
Hot Spring Spas
Hudson Bay Spas
Hydropool Spas
Icon Spa
Image Spa
Imperial Spa
Infinity Spas
Island Spas
Islander Spas
Island Elite Spas
Integrity Spas
Jacuzzi Spas
Keys Backyard Spas
La-Z-Boy Spas
L.A. Spas
Laguna Bay Spas
Legacy Whirlpool Spas
Leisure Bay Spas
Leisure Life Spas
Life Spa
LifeSmart Spas
LifeSport Spas
Lifestyle Spas
Limelight Hot Tubs
Living Waters Spas
Maax Spas
Marquis Spas
Master Spas
Mermaid Spas
Michael Phelps Swim Spas
Morgan Spas
Nordic Hot Tubs
OC Spas
Phoenix Spas
Pilates H2O Swim Spas
Platinum Elite Spas
Premium Leisure Spas
Proform Spas
Polynesian Spas
Revolution Spas
River Valley Spas
Rivera Spas
Rocky Mountain Spas
Roto Spa
Royal Spa
Safari Spas
Santa Barbara Spas
Santana Spas
Saratoga Spas
Savannah Spas
Seahorse Spas
Scascape Spas
Sequoia Spas
Serenity Spas
Seven Seas Spas
Shoreline Spas
Sierra Signature Spas
Solana Spas
Sonoma Spas
South Pacific Spas
South Seas Spas
Southwest Spas
Spa Crest
Sterling Leisure spas
Streamline Spas
Strong Spas
Summit Spas
Sun Coast Spas
Sun Country Spas
Sunbelt Spas
Sundance Spas
Sun Ray Spas
Sunrise Spas
Sun West Spas
Sweetwater Spas
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Three Rivers Spas
Tidewater Spas
Tiara Spas
Tiger River Spas
Tranquility Spas
Tropic Reflections Spas
Tropic Seas Spas
True North Hot Tubs
United Spas
Viking Hot Tubs
Viskan Hot Tubs
Warm Springs Spas
Water's Edge Spas
Weslo Spas
West Coast Spas
Wind River Spas

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