Heater Articles

This page includes all our guides and articles on hot tub heaters, how they work, how to buy the correct one and how to repair a hot tub heater for example.

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

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

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

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 March 2017  |  Jon Pennington
Stop before you buy any hot tub parts

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....

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1 CommentThursday, 2 February 2017  |  Jon Pennington
LX Hot Tub Parts

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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Tuesday, 4 February 2014  |  Jon Pennington
Solar Water Heating for Hot Tubs

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.
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Sunday, 26 January 2014  |  Jon Pennington
LX Whirlpool Heater Fitting Dimension Guide

The LX 'Flow Type Heater' guide of measurements and electrical installation, this guide will help you to get the correct detail to fit and replace your LX hot tub and spa heater. It Includes height, width, length dimensions of the heaters as well as when fitted, as well as complete fitting instructions to enable you to easily fit the heaters.

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Wednesday, 22 January 2014  |  Jon Pennington
Hot Tub Element Guide

Heating elements are easy to replace, diagnose and repair, the following guide includes detail on all the above as well as heating alternatives.

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Monday, 20 January 2014  |  Jon Pennington
How to get rid of scale in a Spa

If you have a problem with scale in your hot tub or spa and need a proven method of eliminating it then read the following guide on - How to get rid of scale in a Spa!

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