Understanding the Problems with Balboa Spa Heaters

The M7 Technology of Balboa spa heaters are intended to accommodating the most demanding latest spa designs and advanced water temperature management. The most basic features of spa heaters include housing, sensors, white plastic heater nuts, and bulkhead nuts and on the inside, the heater element. On the exterior part of a heater includes the heater label that has basic information like heater part number, serial number and other important details.

Balboa Spa Heaters with M7 Technology

Balboa’s cutting-edge product design and commitment to the advancement in technology continue to lead Balboa in the spa heater industry. The M7 hot tub heaters have unparalleled quality materials and creative design. You can be sure of knowing that you have the highest standard products available whether you’re buying a replacement or have genuine Balboa Water Group (BWG) products installed already in your spa or hot tub.

The Common Problems with Balboa Spa Heaters –

Over the time, Balboa Spa Heaters face common problems like:

  • Less amount of heat
  • No heat
  • Dry fire
  • Corrosion
  • Power problems or GFCI Circuit Tripping

There are different reasons that most spa heaters can fail. The most common issue is dry fire. When your spa water fails to reach and flow through the spa heater or the heater is switched on without water or little water, dry fire can be caused. This results in the heating element to rise above the safe level and ultimately fails damaging the heater element. In this case, the signs are often visible as the housing will be bumpy, cracked, bulged or spotted from heat. However, the spa heater should be replaced.

No heat or less amount of heat is often common problems with your Balboa spa heater. No heat indicates that the heating coil inside the heating element has failed. This is assumed that the heater is connected properly and the high limit switches and thermostat are working effortlessly.

Most often reduced heat is caused by minimized flow of water inside the spa system. There are so many factors that contribute to poor water flow which includes problems with filter, scale buildup on the heating element, poor chemical balance or the obstructions that restrict the water flow. Once the heating coil inside the heating element fails, replacement of spa heaters is important.

The power problems or GFCI circuit tripping are often caused by a short circuit from water intrusion or breakdown inside the protective epoxy seal of a spa heater. In most circumstances, water intrusion are caused by small pinholes in heater’s housing caused due to corrosion or break-down in the metal or braze points on the heater. When these types of issues occur, electric current finds a pathway from heating coil to water and causes the GFCI to tripping. Therefore, heater replacement is important.

Bottom Line –

The right course of action is to consider hiring a spa technician or industry-best professional diagnose the problems and help you with heater replacement. Most spa technicians guarantee their work and will ensure that the problem is completely fixed and that further problems with spa won’t appear again.

This article is written by Cedar Tubs Direct, specializes in providing spa accessories and hot tubs including Balboa spa heaters featuring with M7 Technology ensuring optimal efficiency and durability.