Your hot tub was designed for your relaxation, so it can be frustrating when the jets that fill the spa with bubbling water don't operate as they should. Fortunately, most problems relating to hot tub jets are relatively simple and inexpensive to resolve. These troubleshooting tips can help you identify the source of the problem and direct you towards the right solution.

Non-Operating Jets
If you've just drained and refilled your spa and now find that the jets won't work at all, chances are that there's air in the water lines. Resetting the system's pressure valve will usually resolve this problem. Sometimes it's necessary to introduce water into the lines with a garden hose. Jets can also stop operating when they're clogged with dirt and debris. Removing the jets, cleaning them and rotating them to ensure that they spin freely can fix the problem.

Uneven Water Delivery
Sometimes jets on one side of a spa will operate normally while jets on the opposite side lose pressure. This problem is often caused by an accidental adjustment of the hot tub's diverter valve, which is designed to control water flow to the jets. The diverter valve is usually located on the rim of the hot tub. Not all spas have this feature. Turning the valve while the jets are running should allow you to balance the water flow.

Jets Spraying Debris
If your jets emit any substance but water when turned on, it's important to fix the issue before using the spa. Deteriorating jet O-ring seals will not only spray dark debris into the water, but they will allow water to seep into hot tub equipment as well. Hot Spring hot tub parts include O-rings for a variety of jets. Jets that emit a white substance can be a sign that there's a buildup of organic deposits in the system's pipes. An enzymatic cleaner can be used to clear out the plumbing.

A good cleaning and a few adjustments to spa valves will resolve most jet problems. When simple fixes aren't enough to get your jets bubbling again, replacement jets are available in under the Hot Spring hot tub parts section of our website.