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Welcome to our blog where you will find an abundance of information about owning, maintaining and repairing your hot tub. From technical articles about repairing or replacing your pump, heater or control panel, to advice and guidance about hot tub chemicals or shocking your hot tub, we’ve got it all.

What? You need more information? Have a look at our handy how to guides for more detailed information and videos covering technical repairs, water care and even building your own Hot Tub. If all else fails, then give Jon a call. He’s got x years of experience in the trade and the know how to answer any of your queries. At Hot Tub DIY, we’ve got it all covered, so you can get on with enjoying your hot tub.


Monday, 13 December 2021  |  Jon Pennington
Making the most of your hot tub this Christmas

Winter is the perfect season to enjoy your hot tub and what better way to get into the spirit of the season than to have a Christmas hot tub party.

Whether it’s a small intimate family party or something more indulgent for family and friends, hot tubbing in the winter adds a whole new dimension to your hot tub.

Start your festive season with a bang and have a hot tub party that will be remembered forever. There can be no better feeling than slipping into the hot bubbly waters on a crisp winter’s evening.

Tuesday, 23 November 2021  |  Jon Pennington
Hot Tub pump frame sizes made easy

Your pump is the beating heart of your hot tub. It is arguably the most important component as it does all the hard work in pumping your water around your system. Occasionally they do go wrong though, whether it is a mechanical error or just general wear and tear. But replacing your hot tub pump needn’t be a hassle. There are a few things to consider before choosing your new hot tub pump but get it right and your hot tub will be firing again in next to no time.

The main problem people have is making sure the pump frame size of your new pump is right for your hot tub. Take the time to get this right as spa pumps are expensive and you want to make sure it will fit snugly into your hot tub system and work correctly.

48 or 56 Frame?

Thursday, 18 November 2021  |  Jon Pennington
Save money on the running costs of your hot tub

Investing in a hot tub is a serious business. If you have a hot tub then you are serious about relaxing. You are serious about the need for hydrotherapy jets to restore your body and mind. You are serious about relieving your aching joints, your tense muscles and your addled brain. You are serious about needing a ‘happy place’ where you can relax, drift away or create magical moments with your friends and loved ones.

You have spent a lot of time and money on your hot tub. The initial outlay on your hot tub or spa, the money you have to spend on chemicals, tools and accessories as well as any parts and repair bills.

So you don’t want to waste any more money on your hot tub unnecessarily. It’s time to get serious about saving money.

Friday, 22 October 2021  |  Jon Pennington
How to look after your hot tub or spa.

Taking care of business. How to look after your hot tub or spa.

If you own a hot tub or spa, you are already sold on the benefits. You are a member of a select group of people who know that owning a hot tub is a short cut to a stress free life. In a fast paced, relentless life, slipping into your hot tub after a long day, an exhausting journey or an epic workout is the perfect way to relieve aching muscles, joints and bones as the powerful jets work their therapeutic magic, transporting you to your ‘happy place’ and restoring your body and mind.

But this blog is not about the soothing sensation of the bubbles, the relaxing sound of the waterfall, or just how relaxed and rejuvenated you feel after your soak, ready for anything that life throws at you. No, this is about your relationship with your hot tub. Because it’s not all fun and games.

Friday, 15 October 2021  |  Jon Pennington
Why the winter is the best time to enjoy your hot tub

Winter is the best time to enjoy your hot tub!

With the onset of winter fast approaching, the long days and the balmy evenings of summer seem  long gone. Social gatherings in the garden, conversations around the fire pit that last long into the night or quite moments reading with a glass of your favourite tipple are mere distant memories.

And your beloved hot tub. Enjoying the warm bubbly water of your hot tub, letting those powerful jets work their magic, seems like such a summer activity, lost until next spring.

You couldn’t be more wrong.

Friday, 1 October 2021  |  Jon Pennington
What is your hot tub filter and why is it so important?

You love your sparkly clean water in your hot tub, right? And have a regular routine for maintaining the chemical composition of your water, right? But have you thought much about your hot tub filter lately?

Tuesday, 28 September 2021  |  Jon Pennington
How to shock your hot tub

How to shock your spa or hot tub to bring back that sparkle.

As a proud owner of a hot tub or spa, you’ll know the luxurious feeling of slipping into the clean, sparkling water, firing up those powerful jets and letting all your troubles melt away. You’ll know about the importance about keeping the chemistry of your hot tub finely tuned and balanced so you can enjoy a safe, clean, healthy and relaxing spa whenever you need it. But do you know about shocking or oxidising, your spa? It’s a term you may have heard so whether you are a new hot tub owner or you are struggling to maintain the quality of your water, read on for some ‘shocking’ advice. Geddit?

Friday, 17 September 2021  |  Jon Pennington
Know your hot tub; Know your pump

Owning a hot tub is wonderful. The bliss of being able to switch it on and unleash the therapeutic power of the jets is something you can’t live without if you have experienced it. But there will come a time when something may go wrong. You may have had your hot tub for a few years. Either way, getting to know your pump, its specifications, capabilities and limitations is vital in enabling you to make the right choice when buying a new pump. It’ll save you money in the long run as well.


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