Pump Articles

The following guides relate to hot tub pumps (please note spa pumps are the same), the guides contain in depth material on sales and technical issues.


Tuesday, 4 February 2020  |  Jon Pennington
How To Upgrade a Chinese Hot Tub Control System

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)

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Thursday, 9 January 2020  |  Jon Pennington
New Balboa Spa System with WiFi

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.

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Monday, 16 December 2019  |  Jon Pennington
Do You Need a New Hot Tub Pump or Repair Old One

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.

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Saturday, 28 September 2019  |  Jon Pennington
2019 News Letter

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.

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Tuesday, 20 August 2019  |  Jon Pennington
Balboa Technical GL/GS Manual

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.

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Thursday, 28 June 2018  |  Jon Pennington
Spaform Discontinued Circuit Board

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.

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1 CommentMonday, 18 September 2017  |  Jon Pennington
Spaform Spa Parts and Alternatives

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.

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2 CommentsThursday, 2 February 2017  |  Jon Pennington
LX Hot Tub Parts

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.

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  |  Jon Pennington
Hot Tub Pump Capacitor Guide

This guide describes hot tub pump capacitors (otherwise known as motor start capacitors).

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