Tuesday, 23 November 2021 | Jon Pennington
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?
Friday, 17 September 2021 | Jon Pennington
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.
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.
Monday, 16 December 2019 | Jon Pennington
If your hot tub pump is faulty and you need help to work out if its just a part or a new complete pump then please read this article to help you get that answer. Repairing hot tub pumps is not difficult and can save you a lot of money in call out and labour.
This article includes parts, tips and help to get your hot tub back up and running quickly.
Saturday, 28 September 2019 | Jon Pennington
Hot Tub DIY Winter Clearance and News Letter 2018
Here is the latest news from Hot Tub DIY regarding products, changes pricing and politics that may effect you if you have waterway jets, Balboa control systems or repairs that you need to fix. Its a copy of an email that was sent out to customers and may include useful hot tub information.
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.