How to maintain your spa jets (spa jet types, replacement, parts)

Spa jets are crucial for a relaxing spa experience. Proper maintenance is key to ensure optimal performance and longevity. In this guide, you’ll learn helpful tips on spa jet replacement, spa jets parts, and overall care.

Spa jets are an essential component in a spa system, as they help to create soothing bubbles and water pressure for relaxing massages. However, without proper maintenance and care, spa jets can become clogged with debris and dirt, leading to reduced water flow and potential damage to the entire spa system.

In this article, you’ll learn:

What are the different types of spa jets?

You may notice that your spa has different types of jets. Not all bodies are the same, which is why most spa pool models provide a wide variety of jet options. Before we discuss how to maintain your spa jets, its worth understanding what type of jets your spa has and how they function.

Rotational Jets

The rotational jets, also known as rotary jets, moves the water in a circular motion and is usually used in loungers to target the neck and back.

PowerPro® FX-LR Large Rotational Jet

Jacuzzi® PowerPro® Rotational Jet

Directional Jets

Directional jets provide an intense pressure massage point and are particularly effective at treating knotted muscles in the back. They can also be adjusted to direct the water flow and target specific body parts. This jet type is typically found in most spa pools.

Fisher jet 75 mm directional jet

Fisher™ Directional Jet

Moving Jets

These spa jets move the water side to side and up and down, giving a wide massage coverage like the entire back.

76mm(3") Pentair® Swirl Cyclone Micro Jet Grey

Footwell Jets

Footwell jets are directional jets placed in the footwell that massages and release tension to sore ankles and feet.

Foot massage dome

Jacuzzi® J-385™ Footwell Jets

Volcano jets

These jets can either be installed into the foot well to massage your feet or positioned in the middle of your spa to massage your lower back, hamstrings, glutes and even your abdominal area.

High pressure volcano jet

Vortex™ High Pressure Volcano Jet

Spinning jets

This single large spinner gives a rotating massage effect similar to a masseuse using their thumb in a kneading fashion. They provide a very effective back massage

Vortex Jet 76 mm single spinning jets

Vortex™ Single Spinning Jet

Laminar jets

The laminar jets are typically not used as hydrotherapy jets but create streams of water for a soothing visual display. These jets can be backlit so they can turn your spa into an impressive light display in your backyard.

Hydroglow backlit laminar jets

Vortex™ Hydroglow® Laminar Jets

Air Jets

As the name suggests, air jets emit a stream of air instead of a water stream. These are typically placed under the legs and buttocks to provide a relaxing soft tissue massage treatment.

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40mm Air Jets

Vortex™ Air Jet

How to maintain my spa jets

Maintaining you spa jets require regular attention and care. But don’t worry, you don't need to be an expert to effectively look after your them. With some helpful tips, you can easily keep your spa jets in great shape.

Tip 1: Regular Cleaning

The primary reason for clogging in spa jets is debris accumulation. It is crucial to clean your spa jets regularly to ensure that they remain free from any blockages.

To clean your spa jets, start by turning off the power supply of your spa and removing the filter cartridges if necessary. Then, use a specialized jet cleaner or a mixture of vinegar and water to soak the jet nozzles overnight.

The next day, rinse the jet nozzles with clean water using a hose and let them dry before reinstalling them.

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Tip 2: Check for Cracks or Damage

Regular inspection of your spa's jet housing is critical in ensuring that they operate correctly. Check for any visible cracks or damage that may affect their performance.

If you notice any defects, leaks or cracks in the housing or surrounding areas, you may try to use sealant to fix these.

If the jet is heavily damaged, we recommend spa jets replacement promptly, otherwise, they could lead to further damage.

jets cleaning

Tip 3: Replace Your Spa Jet Inserts

Over time, your spa jet inserts may wear out or become damaged due to frequent use. When this happens, it's best to replace them as soon as possible rather than try patching up any damages yourself.

Jet inserts and spa jets parts are usually available from spa maintenance stores online or your local shop.

testing spa water alkalinity and pH

Tip 4: Monitor Water Chemistry Levels

Another important aspect of maintaining your spa's jet is monitoring its water chemistry levels.

Poor pool chemistry can cause significant amounts of algae growth on surfaces such as pool linings or equipment like pumps and filters which can then cause blockages in your jets if not treated properly.

We recommend purchasing a test kit and monitoring your water chemistry levels regularly to ensure proper pH and chlorine levels.

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In summary

Maintaining your spa jets is a crucial part of keeping your spa system functioning at peak performance.

Cleaning your jet nozzles, checking for damage to the housing or surrounding areas, replacing worn-out inserts, and monitoring water chemistry levels are all important steps in ensuring that your spa's jet system operates smoothly.

By following these tips from the experts in the field, you can enjoy a relaxing spa experience for years to come.

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