I was so excited when my home came with a hot tub.
I had grand plans of jumping in the hot tub on cold mornings and taking a soak in the evening.
I planned it meticulously. One evening I got a bottle of wine, my book and sound doc. I had Louis Armstrong blaring strong, the wine poured and my ipad was fully charged. I then opened up the hot tub and was immediately disappointed. The water was disgusting and totally cold. I did some tinkering around and realized that the hot tub just didn’t flat out run. What was wrong with it? I ended up calling an electrician since it plugs in and uses power. That was a smart move on my part. The electrical system on the hot tub was shot. It needed to be totally replaced in order to make it work again. While I had the electrician doing hot tub electrical service, I got the actual hot tub professional cleaned. I even bought a new cover that actually fits the hot tub too. I did some research on proper hot tub care and how to make sure I don’t blow out the electric on it like the previous homeowner did. After all that was said and done, I now have a fully functional hot tub with working electric. It took me around 3 weeks later to do my evening soak with wine, music and a book. I have to say though, it was a way more satisfying experience. I also now know what it takes to properly maintain a hot tub.