How to find the right spa pump replacement for your hot tub

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When it comes to relaxing in the luxury of your spa, finding the best, most powerful replacement spa pump can be difficult. You’ll want to focus on the massaging power of your jets, the quiet performance of your equipment, how easy it is to install and, of course, affordable prices. With the quantity of products out there, it can be nearly impossible to find what suits your spa the best.

Especially with the rush of summer on the way, everyone is itching to start using their spas and hot tubs. Since it’s likely that your spa’s motor has started to leak or breakdown, repairing your spa pump can be a total loss. You’ll find replacing your spa’s pump to be just what you need to begin enjoying your spa.

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Choosing the Right Spa Pump:

Choosing the correct spa pump replacement can be challenging. To ensure you find the right replacement, check the nameplate of your old pump located on the side of the motor. There are six main things to look for when replacing your spa pump:

  • Manufacturer
  • Frame Size
  • Speed
  • Voltage
  • Horsepower
  • Pump Plumbing Size

How-To Identify Intake/Discharge Size:

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  • When measuring the intake or discharge of a spa pump measure from the outside diameter of the opening
  • Subtract 1″ from the measurements taken
  • Using this formula we can determine that the pump to the left is a 1-1/2″ discharge and the pump on the right is a 2″ discharge


Top OEM Spa Pump Replacement Manufacturers:

Check out our most popular options for replacement spa pumps! Waterway and Aqua-Flo by Gecko are two of our leading brands in the world of spa pumps. With specs unmatched by competitors, these models will turn your spa into the desirable luxury it should be.

Top Spa Pump Choices:


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