Oh Bummer! It was a nice cold evening and I planned to get naked and do some hot tubbing. As soon as I got home I turned on the spa to heat up for later. After an hour I checked the temperature to see how it was going and it was the same! Cold.
Nooooo! I got out my multimeter and checked for voltage at the heater element. 220V like it should be. That means the element is dead. Bummer again! I pulled out my iPad and started searching for a replacement. The old one was a Balboa 5.5KW tube. I found a new one online for $97 after shipping. Not bad! It’s totally worth that so I ordered it. Now I just have to wait a week or so until it arrives before I can enjoy a nice hot soak.