How do I know if my hot tub circulation pump is working?
Check that your power is on, the breaker or GFCI test button are not tripped, all valves are in the open position. Follow the circ pump plumbing, and look for any kinks in the hose. Pull out the cartridge filter to see if flow improves and the circulation pump is doing better.
How long do hot tub circulation pumps last?
Circulation pumps tend to last 5-10 years, although your mileage may vary.
Do all hot tubs have a circulation pump?
Not every hot tub is equipped with a circulation pump, some have 2-speed pumps instead. To identify if your model has a circulation pump, look at the number of Amps on the label. If it is under 1.5 Amps, it is a circulation pump.
Is a circulation pump necessary?
This happens because the pump keeps the hot water moving throughout the plumbing system so that hot water is always available. In homes without a circulation pump, the hot water tap will run cool water until the hot water from the water heater eventually reaches the faucet.
How does a circulation pump work?
By adding a circulator pump, water is circulated through the cool pipes from the heater to the farthest fixture. The cool water is circulated back to the heater via the cold-water line, and no water is wasted during the wait. The energy use of the circulation pump is less than operating a 25-watt light bulb.
What replaced the silentflo 5000 circ pump?
This New SilentFlo E5 circ pump replaces all previous versions of single speed circulation pumps. 74427 The new E5 replaces the SilentFlo® 5000 and all previous style single speed circulation pumps on all Hot Spring and Tiger River spa models from 1986 to 2009.
What are the advantages of the silentflo 5000?
Another advantage of the Silentflo 5,000, is the overall noise of the hot tub. With the circulation pump is running 24/7, this makes the sound of the jets very soft and more quiet for wherever your hot tub may be. Hence the name, silent flo.
Can I add a silent Flo 5000 to my hotspring spa?
As for our other hot tubs, we are able to add a Silent Flo 5,000 to a HotSpring Spa SX and TX. This pump is a 24 hour circulation pump that provides you with a more energy efficient hot tub, while using less energy than a regular 40 watt light bulb.
What is an E5 circulation pump?
The E5 was introduced in March of 2008 as the premier upgrade/replacement circulation pump. The compact size and flexible positioning (can mount vertically on the sidewall of the equipment compartment) has won it favor with Hot Spring dealers worldwide.