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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.


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.

Wednesday, 15 September 2021  |  Jon Pennington
Hot Tub Floating Chemical Dispenser

Keeping your water sanitised is a really important part of maintaining your hot tub. One way you can do this is to use a floating chemical dispenser. Using a floating dispenser with either chlorine or bromine tablets keeps your water clean and healthy. It just floats on the surface of your water and you regularly put tablets in it which slowly dissolve over time.

Tablets have become more popular over the years, as the inflatable spa market as grown but many hot tub owners use them too. They are cheap and easy to use. A floating chemical dispenser is not the only way to sanitise your hot tub, you can also use an in-line chemical feeder or a skimmer basket but the floating dispenser is more popular because it’s so easy to use.

Tuesday, 14 September 2021  |  Jon Pennington
How to use spa fragrances

How to use spa fragrances to enhance your hot tub experience with the power of aromatherapy.

Can I use aromatherapy oils in my hot tub?

What aromatherapy products can I use in my hot tub?

What are the benefits of using hot tub and spa fragrances?

What fragrances are best use in my hot tub?

Read the answers to the above questions and much more about Spazazz Spa Fragrances

Monday, 7 December 2020  |  Jon Pennington
Introducing Klarna

You can now buy 'Hot Tub Parts' with Klarna!

Buying hot tub parts has never been easier - Simply click on Klarna in the checkout and choose from the great payment options they provide, including buy now and pay in 30 days and 3 instalment payments, click here to read more.

Thursday, 12 March 2020  |  Jon Pennington
How to make a hot tub part 2 - Design Plumbing & Filtration

Part 2 includes detail on hot tub filtration systems, designing quantities of jets for a seat or lounger, types of jets, suctions for pumps and basic plumbing relating to water and air jets. Layout of jets in relation to massaging the body and extra features like music and water falls.

Bonus content includes how many air jets fit what amperage of air blower, types of jets for different wall thicknesses and water displacement.

Wednesday, 11 March 2020  |  Jon Pennington
How to make a hot tub part 1 - Materials Location and Cost

It's possible to build a hot tub or spa out of pretty much anything, the following article will help you with things to consider before you start and materials possibilities, and includes detail on how to build a hot tub from wood, wood and tile, concrete, tile and plastic hot tub.

Bonus content includes location, cost and lots of little pointers.

1 CommentTuesday, 4 February 2020  |  Jon Pennington
Does a hot tub need an annual service?

Does a hot tub need an annual service?

Have you ever thought that hiring someone to service your hot tub is a con / over priced? Then we would agree (for the majority). In the industry its called a "splash and dash", and for that experience you can expect to pay £200 plus.

This article explains when you do need an engineer, and how and when to service your own hot tub.

Bonus content: "hot tub jets", why you shouldn't take them out during a service.

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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