Can I permanently seal my Jacuzzi tub jets?

Everyone likes being able to relax after having a long and stressful day, or week in some cases. When you have a jacuzzi tub with jets, relaxing in the tub is very easy. The jets are supposed to help soothe sore muscles and just help relax a person in general. But if you don’t want the jets in your tub, the relaxation process isn’t as nice as it could be. It tends to just be annoying instead. This brings up the question, can I permanently seal my Jacuzzi tub jets?

Can I permanently seal my Jacuzzi tub jets?

Some jets can be turned off by simply twisting them counterclockwise. You can also put covers or plug on all of the jets, either by purchasing them or doing it yourself. Or a professional can seal them for you.


With so many options to choose between, it’s hard to decide which one to do. If you end up calling a professional, you know the job will be done well, at least compared to doing it yourself, but it can cost a lot of money. Before calling a professional in, check for arrows on the bottom of the jets. These arrows will indicate which way to twist to turn them off and on, but they should turn off when twisted counterclockwise. Putting caps on the jets is a bit more complicated, especially when you are trying to make the caps yourself, and can be hard to do. For more information on all of the options mentioned above, keep reading!


Twisting the Jets

One way to make the jets turn off is by twisting them. The only problem with this option is that for some tubs, it won’t actually be an option. To figure out if you can simply twist the jets to turn them off, look closely at the bottom of them. There may be arrows etched into the metal. The arrows indicate which way to twist the jets to turn them on and off, and in this case, you want them off. In general, they should need to be twisted counterclockwise, or left, to turn off. However, it’s a good idea to look at the arrows to be sure since each company makes the tubs differently.

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For those that don’t find arrows on the jets, it doesn’t hurt to try twisting them still. If they don’t move, it’s safe to say that the jets can’t be turned off this way. This just means that the jacuzzi tub is older and that it was probably made before manufacturers added the twisting feature to them. There’s nothing wrong with your tub, it just doesn’t have this handy feature. As annoying as it is, it also means that you will have to find another way of turning off or sealing off, the jets in your tub.

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Jet Plugs

Something that many people try to do themselves is plugging the jets in their jacuzzi. Plugging the jets is an option, but before trying to do it yourself, look up jacuzzi jet plugs online. Many options can be purchased online for jets of all sizes. Pool supply stores, like this one, are another place to look for parts. And you can find some for pretty cheap. The nice thing about these plugs is that most can come off the jets very easily. That makes these a great option for those that may want to use the jets in the future. Just because you don’t want them now, doesn’t mean that down the line you will feel the same.

Purchasing jet plugs also makes it so that the jets can be cleaned. This is extremely helpful to prevent them from growing bacteria growing in them. They can permanently seal the jacuzzi jets if you want them to, but they can be removed if you later decide that you do in fact want to use the jets.

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DIY Seals/Plugs

What many people end up choosing to do is seal or plug the jets themselves. And it’s completely understandable. It can save you loads of money and be a quick solution. However, finding the right material and figuring out how to attach them does take more time than you think.

First of all, you have to find a strong and sturdy material to use that is waterproof. Then you have to think about how you will attach it in a way that will stay for a very long time. And then actually doing it takes time for perfect results. This will also make it so that you can’t clean the inside of the jets because they will be sealed.

Unfortunately,  there’s no one way to seal the jets yourself, which is why it’s hard to recommend a certain one. Make sure to do lots of research specific to your tub model beforehand for whichever way you choose to seal the jets. Forums, like this one, can be helpful to find how other homeowners have successfully sealed or plugged their jets.

Call a Professional

If you have no idea what to do, where to start, or just don’t want to deal with the hassle of sealing the jacuzzi jets yourself at all, call a professional. Call a plumber, and if they can’t do it themselves, they should recommend you to someone who can help you. Each professional will go about sealing the jets differently, but the job will get done.

The main reason people don’t want to pay a professional to do it is because of just how much they have to pay them. The cost may be a lot, every plumber’s price will vary, it means that you yourself don’t have to do any of it. Other than finding a person to seal the jacuzzi jets, you won’t have to worry about finding the materials or buying anything. You may have to approve things that the plumber or other professional is doing and using, but you don’t actually have to do anything. An extra bonus is that you will know that the jacuzzi jets are sealed correctly.

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