Hot tub circuit trips in cold weather?
Topic: Hot case set
July 17, 2019 / By Jeanetta Question:
I have an older Jacuzzi brand hot tub from approx. 1992 that I keep outdoors. I keep the temperature of the hot tub at 102 most of the time. Everything works fine with the tub yet when the outside temperature dips below say 10 degrees F the circuit breaker on the heater trips. If I don't catch this shortly after it happens my pipes freeze. If I set the water temperature to say 90 degrees F this doesn't happen though. I have had friends suggest that my heater is just working too hard to keep up with the outside temp but I have a feeling this isn't the case. When i fill the tub with 60 degree water in the fall the heater runs all day to get the temp up and I have no issues with that. Im just kind of stumped as to why or how the outside temp, or the delta temp between the water and outside could be an issue. Thank is advance for any help.
Best Answers: Hot tub circuit trips in cold weather?
Fanni | 10 days ago
Make sure you have no moisture because of the higher temps and condensation any where near the unit wiring or inside the disconnect first. Water and anything electrical does not mix well as we all know.
It could be the heater is working very hard and it is causing an overload some how in amperage the way to check this is with an amp meter while it is running to see if it is over working and causing an over load maybe even due to heat in the wiring that is carrying back to the breaker.
If you do not have the tools or equipment to do this you may need an electrician to check this out for you. It could even be in the heating element too form over working and over heating as well.
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Going into a hot tub when its hot doesn't serve much of a purpose. Going into a hot tub when its cold will warm you up nicely, sure when you get out you will be a bit cold but hey grab a towel and have a shower or something.
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