Spa is not blowing bubbles

Spiny Norman

Active member
Sep 8, 2013
San Diego, California
Guys - I have a problem with my spa. It's an inground spa connected to my pool built about 10 or 11 years ago. On occasion in the past it has stopped bubbling. The company who built the pool advised that the spa nozzles sometimes come loose and there was probably one that just needed tightening. This always worked, it was always the same nozzle and a quick tighten restored the spa to full function.

About a month ago it happened again I went to tighten the nozzle but it wasn't loose. So I checked others and they all seem fine.

Does anyone have a clue what might be wrong? I'm not sure how these things work. I have six jets and there seems to be good flow through all of them. The water heats fine, just doesn't have the spa jet bubbling thing.

Any thoughts or advice would be very welcomed.

Many thanks.


LifeTime Supporter
Aug 3, 2007
Washington, Indiana
Here are a few steps you can try that I found online a few months ago.

1. Review the control panel. Make sure all jets you want to use are turned on. Spas with multiple motors may have multiple jet settings that create bubbles in the water.

2 Check all jets to make sure they are open and free from clogs.

3 Clean the filter. Dirty spa filters will restrict water flow and result in no bubbles.

4 Unclog any water and air intakes. Keeping your spa's system clog free is essential to air and water flow in your spa.

5 Increase the water level of the spa. Low water levels will allow the spa to suck in air unnaturally into the filter. This can result in improper flow of water and air in the spa.

6 Open the valves inside the spa. Valves help move air and water through the internal plumbing of the spa. Partially or fully closed valves will restrict bubbles in the spa.

7 Turn power off to the spa for 30 to 60 seconds. This can reset any minor electrical issues involving the pump or blower motor.