Checking in on Your Hot Tub After a Storm

A HotSpring® hot tub installation in the backyard with a cover.

When you have a stunning Hot Spring® or Freeflow Spas® hot tub installation in your backyard, storms can be total party poopers. After the storm comes the mess and it needs looking into. Inevitable as storms and their resulting damage might be, there is always scope for some damage control. A checklist of things to do will come in handy. Here’s an easy guide to check in on your tub after a storm.

Your First Step: Assessing the Damage

Storms and hot tubs don’t always mix well. Before diving into cleanup and repairs, it’s vital to assess the extent of the damage. Consider the type of storm and potential damage it may have caused. While some issues may be apparent, others might require a closer look.

Prioritize safety by switching off the power supply before inspecting your spa. Then do a thorough walk around. Do you see any cracks, tears, or other damage? Here’s what to look for.

Checking the Hot Tub Cover

Begin by examining your cover for any visible damage, such as cuts, tears, or punctures. Minor damages can often be patched using a repair kit. However, cracks in the vinyl layer can lead to water retention and hidden damage. Water-logged covers, either from rain or absorbed moisture in the air, can compromise the integrity of your locks and seal. This can leave your spa vulnerable to unsafe access, loss of heat, and higher energy bills.

To inspect your cover, run your hand over the surface to detect any abnormalities. If significant damage is detected, it might be time for a replacement. Explore high-quality options from Texas Hot Tub Company to ensure lasting protection for your investment.

Inspecting the Exterior Cabinet

After assessing the hot tub cover, shift your focus to the cabinet, which serves as the protective shell for your spa’s internal plumbing and electrical components. A thorough examination of the cabinet is essential to identify any signs of external damage that may compromise its integrity.

Begin by visually inspecting the cabinet for any noticeable harm, such as cracks, chips, or warping. These issues not only detract from the aesthetic appeal of your spa but also pose a risk of further damage if left unattended. Even minor damage can provide an entry point for moisture, leading to potential corrosion or malfunction of internal mechanisms.

Prompt action helps prevent the elements from infiltrating the cabinet and causing damage to sensitive components such as pumps, heaters, and electrical wiring. Any detected damage should be addressed promptly to maintain the functionality and longevity of your hot tub.

Examining the Interior Shell

If your hot tub cover was displaced during the storm, the interior shell could be at risk of damage. Begin by removing debris and checking the spa. Once cleaned, carefully inspect the shell for cracks, breakage, or scratches. Prompt action is important to prevent further damage. Please contact us immediately if any issues are detected.

Professional Assistance for Your Hot Tub

Regular maintenance and cleaning are essential for ensuring your hot tub is storm-ready. However, there are times when expert intervention is necessary. At Texas Hot Tub Company, we offer comprehensive assistance, repair, and replacement services for your hot tub investment. Contact us at 817-572-0004 for expert support. You can trust Texas Hot Tub Company to restore your cherished investment to optimal condition, no matter the challenges it faces.

Call on Texas Hot Tub Company Today

Stormy weather doesn’t have to spell disaster for your hot tub. With proactive measures and timely intervention, you can mitigate damage and keep your oasis of relaxation in pristine condition. Whether it’s repairing a damaged cover, addressing cabinet issues, or repairing the shell, Texas Hot Tub Company is your trusted partner for all hot tub service and repair needs. Invest in quality care today to enjoy uninterrupted bliss for years to come.

Original: April 5, 2021; Revised: April 25, 2024


The 2019 Limelight Collection Owner’s Manual will help you understand your spa’s features, and answer questions you might have regarding spa operation, water care, and maintenance. There is also a troubleshooting section included for your convenience.  

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