A hot tub is one of the most luxurious devices that you can install for your home. Yet, these are devices are exposed to the elements, and this can lead to some problems. Many people do not realize that there are a couple of accessories that can be installed that will help the hot tub avoid some rather routine problems.
Consider Installing An Automatic Cover Opener
When you are not using the hot tub, it is important to keep it covered. This is essential to prevent debris from falling into the hot tub. In addition to making it unpleasant to occupy the hot tub, this debris can also clog the motor. If this occurs, it can result in substantial damage to the system, and it will require expensive repairs or even replacement to get the hot tub operational again.
Unfortunately, some people will not use these covers because they have difficulties getting them off. While this may seem like a major inconvenience, there are devices that can be used to automatically open and close the cover. These devices will ensure the hot tub is safe from damage caused by debris without requiring any physical work on your part. Most often, these systems are activated by pressing a button on the hot tub, but some new models can be controlled by remote or smartphones.
Install Leak Detection Sensors
Many people are concerned that their hot tubs will develop leaks shortly after being installed. However, this is an extremely rare problem. Rather, it is far more common for the plumbing that supplies the hot tub with water to develop leaks. This problem is especially prevalent in homes with older plumbing systems.
Luckily, you can reduce the chances of this problem causing substantial damage to your yard by installing leak detection sensors. These sensors will constantly monitor the amount of moisture in the soil, and when a sudden increase is detected, it will alert you that a potential problem is present. While these sensors carry a sizable upfront cost, it can save you from paying high water bills and repairing the erosion caused by these underground leaks, and this can make them more than worth the investment.
A hot tub is a major investment in both your property value and comfort, but if these devices are not properly maintained, they can encounter number problems. While many homeowners may feel overwhelmed when buying these tubs, installing these two accessories can help ensure that you and your family thoroughly enjoy this luxurious upgrade.