When it appears that your hot tub is leaking, there are a number of steps to troubleshooting the problem. Depending on where the leak is coming from and how heavy it is, the problem may be a minor or major one. Before calling in a professional, there are a few things to check out yourself. Fixing it may require a few quick turns with the wrench or installing spa replacement parts. Regardless of the problem, be sure to address it as quickly as possible to avoid wasting water and to prevent it from becoming a bigger one when left unchecked.

The first thing to do is to find out where the leak is coming from. Sometimes it may be a simple matter of snow and ice accumulating on the hot tub cover and running off as it melts. If there is water pooling on the deck or ground, simply follow the source. Open up the cabinet to try and determine its origin. Finding wet areas beneath the cabinet with no apparent point of origin may be more difficult to pinpoint. Some typical sources include the valves, the plumbing and the jets. These are often repaired by tightening the fitting with a wrench or replacing it altogether with the appropriate spa replacement parts. Another likely source is the seal around the spa pump or the heater manifold. The seals can usually be replaced with a few tools and a little effort. The most serious cause of leakage is usually the spa's shell. Depending on how serious the shell crack is and where it is located, you may be able to plug it with a sealant. Another option is to order a replacement shell.

When you cannot pinpoint the source or attempts to stop it do not work, it may be time to call in a professional. He may have seen the problem before and will probably know how to fix it quickly and economically.