At Dolphin Pools & Spas, not only are we a proud dealer of Bullfrog Spa products that provide the ultimate in hot tub luxury, we also offer tips and expertise on the long-term care of all our hot tubs and spas. From filtration and water needs to basic operation and even minor repair areas, we’re happy to offer simple advice or draw on our years of experience with hot tub service and installation.
One issue that’s possible on the acrylic section of a given hot tub is scratching or cracking. Sometimes caused by direct impact, but often caused by water pressure issues that risk expansion of the problem, these scratches or cracks should be attended to relatively quickly – and luckily, this is an easy process any handy homeowner can perform. Here are some basic steps to repairing simple scratches or cracks in your hot tub.
For starters, take the time to investigate the problem and determine its true severity. Are you looking at a minor scratch that’s just etched your surface, or a deeper crack that’s damaged the underlying material? The latter issue may be one where you should notify professionals, while the former is usually easy enough to remedy on your own.
One other important area to consider here: Your warranty. If your hot tub came with a warranty, it’s vital to check into whether the damage is covered by this before you attempt any repairs. Many warranties are immediately voided if you attempt self-repairs, so do not make this mistake before checking.
If you determine the issue is one you can repair easily enough, it’s time to prep your supplies and equipment. Some basic items to ensure you have present:
Here are some basic steps to repairing hot tub acrylic:
For more on repairing a scratch or crack in your hot tub, or to learn about any of our new swimming pools or spa products, speak to the staff at Dolphin Pools & Spas today.