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How do you prime a hot tub pump?

Last Updated: 16th April, 2020

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There are two methods of priming the pump.
  1. Turn the spa on and wait for PR (Priming Mode) to appear on the topside display.
  2. Press the JETS button to turn on the pump and let it run for 10 seconds.
  3. Press the JETS buttons again and let the pump run in high speed for 10 seconds.

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Similarly, you may ask, how long does it take to prime a hot tub?

Control Panel Priming Turn your jets on low for 10–20 seconds. Switch your jets to high for another 10–20 seconds. Repeat until the water pressure is normal and jets are working without any gurgling or air bubbles.

Likewise, how do I reset my hot tub pump? How to Reset a Spa Heater

  1. Locate the spa's high-limit reset. This is a red button found on many spa packs.
  2. Press the high-limit reset button.
  3. Turn on your spa and observe its operation.
  4. Flip the breaker panel switch on or press the reset button on the GFCI outlet to restore power.

Also to know, what is priming mode on a hot tub?

Once power is initiated to your hot tub it will go through a priming mode. The purpose of the priming mode is to manually activate each spa pump prior to the automatic heat cycle being started. Typically cycling each pump a few times will prime or purge any air from that pumps plumbing.

How do I know if my hot tub pump is bad?

There are several signs of hot tub pump failure:

  1. Humming noise from motor not turning, frozen shaft, bearings or impeller, or defective starting capacitor.
  2. Whining noise from worn bearings.
  3. Leaks under the pump from a failure of the pump seals.

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How do I drain a hot tub without a pump?

Drain your hot tub.
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  2. Next, find your drainage spigot.
  3. Attach the garden hose to the spigot, being careful not to cross-thread.
  4. Open the ball valve on your spigot so the water can drain.

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How long do hot tubs last?

A hot tub can last anywhere from 5-20 years or more. Cheaper hot tubs made with lower quality materials won't last long. If those hot tubs are not well maintained, they may not last more than 5 years.

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How do you burp a hot tub?

'Burp' Your Hot Tub
  1. Open all the jets to ensure that the trapped air has a smooth and uninterrupted way out of the hot tub.
  2. Turn off the hot tub heater at the main panel or circuit breaker.
  3. Turn the jets on for 10-15 seconds then turn them off quickly.
  4. Turn the jets on for 20-30 seconds then turn them off quickly.

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How long can you stay in hot tub?

Your Personal Hot Tub Experience
You should aim to soak in your Jacuzzi® hot tub for anywhere from 15 to 30 minutes at a time. Sometimes, this time span can increase to 45 minutes to an hour depending on certain aspects You can always take a break after you've been in the water for long enough, and re-enter later on.

Svenja Hamoudi

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Why is my hot tub pump noisy?

First, if the noise is a screeching, high pitched whine, the motor bearings could be failing. Bearings can be replaced, or if the motor is very old (more than 5 years old), you may consider replacing the hot tub motor. Second, if the noise is a low pitched, grumbling noise, the pump could be starved for water.

Delbert Baidavletoff

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Why wont my hot tub heat up?

Low flow in your spa or hot tub is most commonly associated with a dirty spa filter. If your spa heater won't heat, remove and clean the filter(s) rule out a pressure or flow rate problem. Low water level, a clogged pump impeller, closed valves, clogged pipes or blocked spa drain covers can also cause flow issues.

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Charaf Suros

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Can you fill a hot tub with warm water?

Yes, you can fill a hot tub with warm water but it's not generally recommended. It's a much safer idea to fill up with cold and then let the hot tub heat it up.

Nichel Ruzafa

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Does hot tub heat faster with jets on?

Heating your spa, with the spa cover on, will raise the water temperature at a faster rate than heating without the spa cover. Do not run the jets when your spa is either heating up or is not in use: The air generated from the jets cools the temperature in the water.

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How do you bleed air from a spa pump?

Bleeding the Pump
  1. Turn the ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) off manually.
  2. Use a flat head screwdriver to turn the bleed valve (on the base of the pump) counter-clockwise.
  3. Keep the valve open until water trickles from the pump.
  4. Turn the bleed valve clockwise to tighten once the water trickles.

Corsino Belmamoun

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How do you test a hot tub circulation pump?

When your hot tub pump is dead…
Check that your power is on, the breaker or GFCI test button are not tripped, all valves are in the open position. Follow the circ pump plumbing, and look for any kinks in the hose. Pull out the cartridge filter to see if flow improves and the circulation pump is doing better.

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What happens if you overfill a hot tub?

overfill your hot tub
Overflowing spas usually don't cause problems, but depending on your spa make and model, some components can become water damaged if a spa overflows. It can be set for up to 2 hours, before it shuts off the water flow.

Zhaneta Jacobsmeyer

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How high do I fill my hot tub?

Look for the hot tub filter, normally located on the side of the tub. Fill the hot tub with water to about 2 to 3 inches above the top of the filter. Do not fill the hot tub above this level. As the jets are turned on and people get inside the hot tub, the water level will naturally rise.

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What does Fl mean on a hot tub display?

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Anaid Apfelbaum

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Should my hot tub pump run all the time?

Many modern spas are designed so the water is circulated continuously, 24 hours a day. If this is the case, just make sure your pump runs quietly and constantly. Older spas may run on a timer mode or automatic mode which means it doesn't run all throughout the day but will kick on at regular intervals.

Maeva Bustabad

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Do hot tubs run all the time?

It's recommended to do this every 3 months or so to keep the water in the best condition and to keep the hot tub in as fresh and clean condition as possible. You might also have a period of time when you know that you are going to be away or definitely won't be using the hot tub.

Kizzie Lutjes

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What causes a hot tub to overheat?

What Causes a Spa to Overheat? Low water flow (LF, FLO), is the usual cause of an overheating (OH, OHH) spa or hot tub. When water doesn't flow fast enough through the heater, the heater stays hotter, and the temperature of the water increases. Low water level in spa, and skimmer is sucking air.

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Where is the reset button on a Hot Springs hot tub?

The reset button is located in the equipment compartment. Plug the spa back into the power source. Check the circulation pump if the spa does not heat while jets and lights are working. This may be caused by the circulation pump thermal cut-off being tripped.

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What causes hot tub jets to not work?

Spa jets can also become clogged, but it doesn't happen very often. When it does, it's usually the broken piece of a part that has lodged itself in the jet and is blocking part of the water flow. In some cases, spa jets can become clogged from clumps of calcium or debris that have pushed through the filter.