How Many Years Will My Hot Tub Last?

November 25, 2021

Hot tubs can be significant investments. Once you’ve spent the time and money on purchase and installation, you probably want to know that your hot tub will be around for a while. The truth is, it may or may not. The key is to purchase the right hot tub and to care for it properly in order to increase the longevity of hot tubs.

Here’s what you need to know.

Average hot tub lifespan

Hot tubs can last from five to 20 years. That’s a fairly significant range. Several factors influence this lifespan, and you can take steps to extend it.

Longevity factors

Two main factors affect the longevity of hot tubs. The first is the type of hot tub that you purchase. The second is the maintenance of the hot tub. Let’s take a look at these factors:

  • Brand/model: When it comes to hot tubs, the old adage rings true: You get what you pay for. If you are willing to spend a bit more to invest in a quality, well-built hot tub, it is likely to last longer than a cheaper model. To choose the best brand for the best price, consult with your local hot tub experts. These professionals can steer you in the right direction towards hot tubs that will deliver a long, reliable lifespan.
  • Maintenance: Like cars, appliances and homes, hot tubs require proper maintenance to continue to operate optimally. Poorly-cared-for hot tubs will probably only last about five years. However, if you complete the suggested maintenance on your hot tub, you can keep it running smoothly for many years to come. Use the tips in the following section to properly maintain your hot tub.

Maintenance tips

There are four main categories of maintenance that are essential to extend the lifespan of hot tubs. Stay current on these items to help your hot tub live a long and productive life:

  • pH: If the water in hot tubs is not properly balanced, the water can cause damage to the various hot tub components. (It can also be harsh on your skin!) Maintain a pH level of between 7.2 and 7.6. If the water becomes more acidic, it can corrode equipment. Test the water regularly, and make adjustments as needed.
  • Protection: Hot tubs need covers. This is one of the best ways to protect your hot tub and extend its life. It helps keep the water clean and balanced. It prevents debris from entering the tub and causing damage to components. It also helps keep the water temperature even in order to prevent freezing and minimize the amount of work the hot tub has to do to keep the water warm.
  • Purity: It’s crucial to keep the water in hot tubs clear. If the water is cloudy, this indicates a problem with the water or hot tub system. To prevent problems, take action right away if the water becomes cloudy. Consult with a local hot tub specialist if you’re not sure how to correct the cloudiness or if the problem persists.
  • Pumps: Inspect and service your pump regularly. If you experience any unusual noises or any leaks, get professional repairs right away. Additionally, keep pump filters clean, and replace them as needed to extend the life of your pump.

We’re here to help

For more tips on properly maintaining hot tubs, contact the team at Alcoe. We would love to help you find the perfect hot tub for your setting and help you keep it running smoothly for season after season. Reach us today at 806-788-0122.

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