Hi there- I am VERY new to spas/hot tubs. We moved into a new house last year in Alaska that has a 2007 J335 Jacuzzi hot tub on the deck. We decided to finally have a local spa repair company come take a look at the hot tub today. Before our appointment, the service manager suggested I come in and get new chemicals, a jet line cleaner solution, and a lesson on start up.
Which I did; and last night as we got the hot tub ready, filled it up, got the power on, then we fired up the jets and water started pouring out of the bottom
Fast forward to today's appointment- the techs found the heater needs to be replaced along with another part AND there is a crack in the bottom of the shell. The grand total for fixing this hot tub will be $3,500.00.
We're at a loss on what to do. I could buy a portable hot tub for $400 and then roll it up and store it for the winter. I'm not even sure what the electricity will cost per month to keep this thing from freezing would cost us?! Is a 10 year old hot tub worth saving?!
Any input from other cold weather area folks on this? Help!
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