Tuesday, 4 February 2020 | Jon Pennington
If your thinking of upgrading your Chinese hot tub to a better quality control system like the American make Balboa then this article is for you, it explains what you need to do and gives an engineers insight into how to get around larger systems and where as well as what to change in your hot tub.
Bonus Content: Changing to a new size control panel (Touch Pad)
Thursday, 9 January 2020 | Jon Pennington
Writting about the latest technology from Balboa is a joy, the following article is on the new Balboa BP spa systems and their matching TP panels. It outlines the simplisity and shows you what the new display looks like and includes detail on the WiFi features that enable you to connect to the new BWA IOS and Android App.
Friday, 27 September 2019 | Jon Pennington
Need a new ozone unit?
Ozone - we use it in hot tubs every day, but what is it, how is it produced, and how do you test for it? All of this can be found in the following article as well as a link on the correct way to fit it and the latest versions of Ozone units.
Tuesday, 20 August 2019 | Jon Pennington
Troubleshooting & Service for GL/GS Systems
If you have a Balboa GS or GL control system then you need this manual, its a complete guide on how to wire up, test and install a Balboa GS/GL hot tub control system from scratch. (Note it doesn't include plumbing). Balboa Systems have been around for years and they are the backbone of the hot tub industry, the manual contained on this page includes: and overview of its patented technology, checklists, troubleshooting, diagnosing scenarios, spa start up behavior, ML / VL and other panel information, heater removale, and many other details.
Thursday, 28 June 2018 | Jon Pennington
What to do if your Spaform circuit board has been discontinued!
If you own a Spaform and the Balboa circuit board has been discontinued, its now time to upgrade and change the technolgy from the old M3 which included a pressure switch to the new M7 technology. The following page will give you a breakdown of what and what it involves.
2 CommentsMonday, 18 September 2017 | Jon Pennington
Spaform Spare parts and replacement alternatives.
The following article is for people that have or are thinking of buying a Spaform spa. As well as people how need parts for upgrades, it describes some of the alternatives to panels, control box's and pumps that can be used to keep your hot tub up and running.
2 CommentsThursday, 2 March 2017 | Jon Pennington
AStop before you buy anything for your hot tub! Heaters and Sensors.
Stop and think about the part you need to buy before you buy it, read the following article before you buy hot tub parts online because it may just be the wrong part for repairing your hot tub. Not all hot tub parts are the same, they may look the same and how do you know that the correct part to fix your hot tub problem? Read More....
2 CommentsThursday, 2 February 2017 | Jon Pennington
LX China - the biggest growing company in the hot tub industry today.
This article is all about LX, what they make how the company grew and a little of the history of hot tubs over the last 10 years. LX is an interesting story of which this article only touches the sides, please feel free to read.
Tuesday, 4 February 2014 | Jon Pennington
Hot tubs consume a lot of energy and you might want to explore the possibility of solar water heating as a standby. It can not only reduce energy bills but also help you contribute to reducing carbon emissions. Solar power can be converted into electricity using Photovoltaic (PV) cells and this electricity can be either stored in batteries or used immediately for heating water or operating the water pump.