How to Find a Leak in Your Hot Tub

While it is rather inconvenient, from time to time your hot tub may have a leak in it. Thankfully, there are some easy methods that you can implement that allow you to locate the leak and have it fixed. If you suspect that your hot tub is leaking, it is something that you will want to look into right away. A leaky spa could mean that something is wrong with the pipes, or that the main vessel is leaking, which if left unchecked or un-repaired could cause further and significant damage, not to mention putting a spike in your water bill, too.

Here are some easy ways that you can find a leak in your hot tub. It is not nearly as difficult as you might imagine that it would be.

A good way to locate leaks in your hot tub is by using food coloring and by adding it to the water. The food coloring will not damage any of the components in your hot tub, but you will have to drain it afterwards and refill it with fresh water. Simply pour multiple ounces of food coloring that is of a noticeable color, like dark blue, into your hot tub. Then watch to see where it leaks out. Be sure to check the pipes as well so you can locate the source of the leak.

Allow the water to drop and keep a close eye on it. Turn off the jets and slowly let the water drop in the tub. Many times a leaky jet will be the source. This way you can identify if that is the case and have the leak repaired.

Mark the level of the water using a crayon and then leave the water sitting overnight, keeping the spa running. Then note how far the water has dropped. Next, fill the hot tub back up to that same level and do not run it for twenty four hours. If the water has dropped substantially this often is associated with a leak in your main vessel.

If you are still unable to determine the source of the leak you should contact a repair technician so they can come out and offer you their expert opinion.