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If you own a hot tub, you may be confronted at some point with a leak. It is not ideal, but there are things that you can do to mitigate the damage, which will save you money down the road!
Scenario: You see water coming out from under the tub.
Assess: 1) Is this runoff from removing the cover or condensation that might be dripping from the edge of the cover if it is not sealed properly? 2) Is it truly a leak?
A word of caution: Thinking you can just do it yourself could lead to further expenses if it turns out you do NOT know what you are doing. You could end up ordering wrong parts that may not be able to be returned or you could break something else while attempting to fix your original issue. Delays in repairs could be costly especially if the leak occurs in the wintertime when your tub is at risk of freezing, not to mention the amount of your precious time that has now been wasted.
If the tub must be tipped up to get to a leak, this is the perfect chance to check its structure. Are there boards that need to be replaced? If so, make sure you use something like pressure treated lumber, which will prevent future rot.
According to an ancient proverb, it is easier to stop something from happening in the first place than to repair the damage after it has already happened. So, take good care of your tub and it will take good care of you for a long, long time. AND with less expense while doing it!