How to Find and Patch an Inflatable Hot Tub Puncture

  • Jan 30, 2024
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How to Find and Patch an Inflatable Hot Tub Puncture

Inflatable hot tubs offer total serenity and relaxation in the comfort of your own backyard!


In fact, Bestway’s inflatable hot tubs are portable and affordable, and they’re constructed with durable materials that are built to last year after year.


Whether your inflatable hot tub’s walls include our proprietary, 3-layer, puncture-resistant Tritech™/DuraPlus™ material, which retains its shape no matter how many times your hot tub is inflated or deflated, or our FortiFiber™ drop stitch material, rigid, sturdy and similar to a hard-sided hot tub, sometimes accidents can still occur.


In the rare event your inflatable hot tub is punctured, follow this simple step-by-step guide to repair the hole:



Step 1: Locate the Torn or Punctured Area


Once you’ve noticed a leak, if it’s not easily visible, you’ll need to identify the location of the hole. (If you already know where the hole is, skip to step 2 below.)


If you don’t know where the hole is, start by emptying the water from your hot tub, then reconnect the pump and turn on the AirJets to see if you feel air escaping.


If you don’t feel any air, gently rub soapy water on the entire surface of the inner liner and look for any bubbles that appear. Once you find the bubbles, you’ll find the hole.



Step 2: Patch the Hole


Now that you’ve located the hole, use the provided self-adhesive repair patch to patch the hole. Fixing a hole in the walls or exterior requires slightly different steps than repairing the cover or interior floor, so we've listed out the differences here.


Cover or Interior Floor


If the hole is in the cover or interior floor, follow these steps:


1. Clean the area around the hole, then carefully remove the film from the repair patch.

2. Once dry, stick the repair patch over the punctured area.

3. Wait 30 seconds before re-inflating the hot tub.


Walls or Exterior Floor


If the hole is in the sidewall or exterior floor, follow these steps:

1. Clean and dry the area around the hole. (Important: Do not remove the film from the repair patch.)

2. Cut the repair patch to the appropriate size to cover the hole.

3. Use PVC glue to coat one side of the patch , and make sure the glue is evenly distributed. (You can find PVC glue at your local hardware store or online.)

4. Wait for 30 seconds before placing the glued side of the repair patch over the hole.

5. Smooth out any air bubbles that may be trapped underneath; then press down firmly for two minutes to ensure the repair patch adheres well.

6. Wait 30 minutes to allow the glue to set before reinflating the hot tub.

7. Your inflatable hot tub is ready for use!



Step 3: Puncture Prevention Tips


While there’s no surefire way to prevent punctures in your inflatable hot tub (accidents are accidental for a reason!), there are a few things you can do to reduce the possibility of a puncture:


• Place a ground cloth underneath your hot tub to protect the bottom
• Avoid putting your hot tub near bushes, trees or flowers, or too close to walls or fences
• Don’t wear jewelry while soaking in your hot tub
• If you’re enjoying a refreshing beverage while relaxing, don’t use glass
• Avoid attempting to move your hot tub once it’s filled with water
• Never drag any parts on the ground (regardless of whether they’re inflated or deflated)


If the liner hole is too big to repair, you can find a replacement liner on our website. If your liner is still under warranty, please submit a warranty claim




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