Hot Tub Buying Guide
How does a hot tub pump work?
The pump in your hot tub is essential to the proper function of your hot tub. Without the pump working you will not be able to enjoy the relaxing soak you so desire. No hot water will flow through those jets pulsing away at the tensions of the day. No hot water allowing you to relax under the clear night sky talking about the future with your spouse or friends. No hot water pulsating away at those knots created by your hard work. The water would sit, still and quiet creating a perfect environment for bacteria and grossness to grow. Of course, we don't want that. Take a bath in a regular tub if that's what you want. No, you need your pump to work well. Hopefully, it works well, without any problems for many years.
So how does a hot tub pump work? The pump works to circulate the water in the hot tub. The water will circulate through the filter, the heater and the jets. Some hot tubs have two pumps with one for filtering at lower speed and one sending water at high speed through the jets. This high speed water through the narrow jets creates the pressure you enjoy. The pump is powered by the motor. This power turns the impeller which moves that water. The water is pushed in one direction toward the jets.
With proper maintenance and good care your hot tub pump should work well for you providing you with the hot, powerful water pulsating through those jets toward your aching muscles.