Whirlpool 850 Series Owner`s manual

850 Series
Installation & Owner’s Manual
Attention New Hot Tub Owner!
Congratulations on the purchase of your new Sundance Hot Tub! The
following is a list of automated functions performed by your hot tub.
These functions are listed below in an attempt to suppress any
operational concerns you may have during the first 24-hours of ownership! Also listed below are important maintenance recommendations
you should observe on a regular basis to protect your new investment.
Automated Operations
Your new hot tub is equipped with an automated “blow-out” cycle that
clears all plumbing lines daily to promote maximum water sanitation.
Each day at 12:00 PM (noon), pump 2 and the blower will automatically
turn on for a period of one minute, then go off. Then pump 1 will turn
on and run for one minute to complete the cycle. Be aware, the factory
programmed blow-out cycle cannot be canceled or altered! However, If
you set one of four programmable skimming/heating cycles to overlap or
start at 12:00 (noon), pump 1 will turn on as programmed and operate
for the duration of the programmed cycle, overriding the factory “blowout” cycle. See page 32 for detailed skimming/heating cycle programming instructions.
Filter Maintenance
Your new hot tub is equipped with an advanced 2-stage MicroCleanTM
water filtration system that provides unsurpassed water quality! To
ensure maximum water quality at all times, you should clean and reuse
the larger pleated filter cartridge every month and replace (throw-away)
the smaller MicroClean cartridge every 3 months, or as needed. The
smaller cartridge is designed as a throw-away cartridge! Attempts to
reuse this cartridge will result in the re-release of particles trapped within
it’s fibrous body back into the hot tub. For this reason, always replace it!
See page 35-36 for detailed filter replacement instructions.
Water Maintenance
You will want to replace the hot tub’s water every 3 to 6 months. The
frequency depends on a number of variables including the frequency of
use, number of users, attention paid to water quality maintenance, etc.
You will know it is time for a change when you cannot control sudsing
and/or you can no longer get the normal feel or sparkle to the water,
even though the key water balance measurements are all within the
proper parameters. See page 40 for additional information.
Table of Contents
1.0
2.0
3.0
4.0
5.0
6.0
7.0
Important Hot Tub Owner Information ..................................1
Important Safety Instructions ...................................................2
Locating Your Sundance Hot Tub.............................................8
General Electrical Safety Instructions.....................................9
Electrical Installation Instructions (240V Service).............11
Power Requirements..................................................................12
Start-Up Instructions .................................................................13
8.0
8.1
8.2
8.3
8.4
8.5
8.6
8.7
8.8
8.9
8.10
8.11
8.12
8.13
Operating Instructions...............................................................15
View....................................................................................................................15
Light ...................................................................................................................15
Jet/Air Controls Diagram (Optima & Cameo Models) .................18
Jet/Air Controls Diagram (Altamar & Marin Models) ...................19
Jet/Air Controls Diagram (Capri Models) ..........................................20
Air Injection .....................................................................................................21
Jets 1.................................................................................................................21
Jets 2.................................................................................................................21
Selecting The Desired Massage Action ..............................................21
Adjusting Fluidix Intelli-Jets ......................................................................22
Air Controls .....................................................................................................22
Fragrance Dispenser ...................................................................................22
Optional SunSoundTM Audio System ...................................................23
9.0
9.1
9.2
9.3
9.4
9.5
Automatic Filtration Cycles .....................................................30
Standard Skimming/Heating Mode .....................................................30
Economy Skimming/Heating Mode ....................................................30
Selecting Standard or Economy Skimming/Heater Mode .........31
Preset Skimming/Heating Cycles ..........................................................31
Clean-Up Cycles.............................................................................................31
10.0
10.1
10.2
10.3
10.4
10.5
10.6
10.7
Programming Instructions........................................................32
Adjusting Time of Day................................................................................32
Changing Skimming/Heating Cycles...................................................32
Programming The Change Filter Reminder ......................................33
Programming Circulation Pump Run Time .......................................33
Locking Skimming/Heating Cycles ......................................................34
Panel Lock.......................................................................................................34
Temperature Setting Lock.........................................................................35
11.0
11.1
11.2
11.3
11.4
11.5
11.6
11.7
11.8
11.9
Hot Tub Maintenance ..............................................................35
Cleaning The Filter .....................................................................................35
Draining and Refilling ................................................................................37
Cleaning The Hot Tub Interior ...............................................................38
Pillow Care.....................................................................................................38
Maintaining The Wood Cabinet............................................................38
Maintaining The Optional Synthetic Cabinet ..................................39
Maintaining The Cover .............................................................................39
Winterizing .....................................................................................................39
Restarting your Hot Tub in Cold Weather.......................................40
12.0
12.1
12.2
12.3
12.4
12.5
Water Quality Maintenance ...................................................40
pH Control ......................................................................................................41
Sanitizing.........................................................................................................41
Other Additives.............................................................................................41
Optional SunZone™ Water Maintenance System .........................41
Handrail Maintenance ...............................................................................42
13.0
14.0
15.0
16.0
Troubleshooting - Display Messages ...................................42
Troubleshooting - Procedures................................................44
Electrical Wiring Diagram (60 Hz) ........................................47
Typical Spa Wiring Diagrams A-B.........................................48
1.0 Important Hot Tub Owner Information
Your Sundance hot tub is constructed to the highest standards and is capable of providing many years of trouble-free
use. However, because heat retentive materials are utilized
to insulate the hot tub for efficient operation, an uncovered
hot tub surface directly exposed to sunlight and high temperatures for an extended period is subject to permanent
damage. Damage caused by exposing the hot tub to this
abuse is not covered by warranty. We recommend that you
always keep the hot tub full of water when it is exposed to
direct sunlight and that you keep the Sundance insulating
cover in place at all times when the hot tub is not in use.
Read and carefully follow the requirements for your hot tub’s
support base found in section 3.0 titled, “Locating Your
Sundance Hot Tub” (page 8).
Sundance Spas constantly strives to offer the finest hot
tubs available, therefore modifications and enhancements
may be made which affect the specifications , illustrations
and/or instructions contained herein.
FCC Notice
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for
a Class B Digital Device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not
occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful
interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by
turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct
the interference by one or more of the following measures: l) Rearrange
or relocate the receiving antenna; 2) Increase the separation between the
equipment and receiver; 3) Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from the circuit connected; 4) Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. (Changes or modifications not
expressly approved by the party responsible for FCC compliance could
void the user’s authority to operate this equipment.)
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2.0 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
When installing and using this electrical equipment, basic safety precautions
should always be followed, including:
1) WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to use this
product unless they are closely supervised at all times.
2) WARNING: A grounding wire connector is provided on this unit to connect a minimum No. 8 AWG (8.4mm2) solid copper conductor between
this unit and any metal equipment, metal enclosures of electrical equipment, metal water pipe, or conduit within 5 feet (1.5m) of the unit.
3) DANGER: Risk of Accidental Drowning. Extreme caution must be exercised to prevent unauthorized access by children. To avoid accidents,
ensure that children cannot use this hot tub unless they are supervised
at all times.
4) DANGER: Risk of Injury. The suction fittings in this hot tub are sized to
match the specific water flow created by the pump. Should the need
arise to replace the suction fittings or the pump, be sure that the flow
rates are compatible. Never operate the hot tub if the suction fittings are
broken or missing. Never replace a suction fitting with one rated less than
the flow rate marked on the original suction fitting.
5) DANGER: Risk of Electric Shock. Install at least 5 feet (1.5m), from all
metal surfaces. As an alternative, a hot tub may be installed within 5 feet
of metal surfaces if each metal surface is permanently connected
(bonded) by a minimum No. 8 AWG (8.4 mm2) solid copper conductor
attached to the wire connector on the grounding lug, inside the equipment compartment on the equipment box.
6) DANGER: Risk of Electric Shock. Do not permit any electrical appliance,
such as a light, telephone, radio, television, etc. within 5 feet of a hot tub
unless such appliances are built-in by the manufacturer.
7) ELECTRICAL SUPPLY: The electrical supply for this product must
include a suitably rated switch or circuit breaker to open all ungrounded
supply conductors to comply with section 422-20 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. The disconnect must be readily accessible and visible to the hot tub occupant but installed at least 5 feet (1.5m),
from the hot tub water.
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8) WARNING: To Reduce the Risk of Injury:
a) The water in a hot tub should never exceed 104 °F (40 °C). Water temperatures between 100 °F (38 °C) and 104 °F (40 °C) are considered
safe for a healthy adult. Lower water temperatures are recommended for
young children and when hot tub use exceeds 10 minutes.
b) Since excessive water temperatures have a high potential for causing fetal
damage during the early months of pregnancy, pregnant or possibly pregnant women should limit hot tub water temperatures to100 °F (38 °C). If
pregnant, please consult your physician before using a hot tub.
c)
Before entering the hot tub, the user should measure the water temperature with an accurate thermometer since the tolerance of water temperature-regulating devices may vary as much as +/- 5 °F (2 °C).
d) The use of alcohol, drugs, or medication before or during hot tub use may
lead to unconsciousness with the possibility of drowning.
e)
Persons suffering from obesity or a medical history of heart disease, low
or high blood pressure, circulatory system problems, or diabetes should
consult a physician before using a hot tub.
f)
Persons using medication should consult a physician before using a hot
tub since some medication may induce drowsiness, while other medication may affect heart rate, blood pressure, and circulation.
IMPORTANT CSA SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (CANADA
ONLY)
When using this electrical equipment, basic safety precautions should
always be followed, including the following:
a)
READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
b) A green colored terminal or a terminal marked G, Gr, Ground, Grounding
or the
symbol* is located inside the supply terminal box or compartment. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this terminal must be connected to the grounding means provided in the electric supply service
panel with a continuous copper wire equivalent in size to the circuit
conductors that supply this equipment.
*IEC Publication 417, Symbol 5019.
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c)
At least two lugs marked “Bonding Lugs” are provided on the external
surface or on the inside of the supply terminal box/compartment. To
reduce the risk of electric shock, connect the local common bonding grid
in the area of the hot tub to these terminals with an insulated or bare
copper conductor not smaller than No. 6 AWG.
d) All field-installed metal components such as rails, ladders, drains or other
similar hardware within 10 feet (3m) of the hot tub shall be bonded to
the equipment grounding buss with copper conductors not smaller than
No. 6 AWG.
e)
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS .
WARNING: Children should not use hot tubs without adult supervision.
AVERTISSEMENT: NE PAS LAISSER LES ENFANTS UTILISER LA CUVE DE
RELAXATION SANS SURVEILLANCE.
WARNING: Do not use hot tubs unless all suction covers are installed to
prevent body and hair entrapment.
AVERTISSEMENT: NE PAS UTILISER LA CUVE DE RELAXATION SI LES
GRILLES DE PRISE D’ASPIRATION NE SONT PAS TOUTES EN PLACE,.POUR
EVITER QUE LES CHEVEUX OU UNE PARTIE DU CORPS SOIENT ASPIRES.
WARNING: People with infectious diseases should not use a hot tub.
AVERTISSEMENT: LES PERSONNES ATTEINTES DE MALADIES INFECTIEUSES NE DEVRAIENT PAS UTILISER LA CUVE DE RELAXATION .
WARNING: To avoid injury, exercise care when entering or exiting the hot
tub.
AVERTISSEMENT: POUR EVITER DES BLESSURES, SOYEZ PRUDENT EN
ENTRANT ET SORTANT DE LA CUVE DE RELAXATION .
WARNING: Do not use drugs or alcohol before or during the use of a hot
tub to avoid unconsciousness and possible drowning.
AVERTISSEMENT: POUR EVITER L’EVANOUISSEMENT ET LA NOYADE
EVENTUELLE, NE PRENDRE NI DROGUE NI ALCOOL AVANT D’UTILISER LA
CUVE DE RELAXATION NI QUAND ON S’Y TROUVE.
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WARNING: Pregnant or possibly pregnant women should consult a physician before using a hot tub.
AVERTISSEMENT: LES FEMMES ENCEINTES, QUE LEUR GROSSESSE
SOIT CONFIRMEE OU NON, DEVRAIENT CONSULTER UN MEDECIN AVANT
D’UTILISER LA CUVE DE RELAXATION .
WARNING: Water temperature in excess of 38 °C (104 °F) may be injurious to your health.
AVERTISSEMENT: IL PEUT ETRE DANGEREUX POUR LA SANTE DE SE
PLONGER DANS DE L’EAU A PLUS DE 38 °C.
WARNING: Before entering the hot tub, measure the water temperature
with an accurate thermometer.
AVERTISSEMENT: AVANT D’UTILISER UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION
MESURER LA TEMPERATURE DE L’EAU A L’AIDE D’UN THERMOMETRE
PRECIS.
WARNING: Do not use a hot tub immediately following strenuous exercise.
AVERTISSEMENT: NE PAS UTILISER LA CUVE DE RELAXATION IMMEDIATEMENT APRES UN EXERCICE FATIGANT.
WARNING: Prolonged immersion in a hot tub may be injurious to your
health.
AVERTISSEMENT: RESTER TROP LONGTEMPS DANS LA CUVE DE RELAXATION PEUT ETRE DANGEREUX POUR LA SANTE.
WARNING: Do not permit electric appliances (such as light, telephone,
radio, television, etc.) within 5 feet (1.5m) of this hot tub unless such appliances are built-in by the manufacturer.
AVERTISSEMENT: NE PAS PLACER D’APPAREIL ELECTRIQUE (LUMINAIR,
TELEPHONE, RADIO, TELEVISEUR, ETC.) A MOINS DE 1.5M DE LA CUVE
DE RELAXATION, SAUF SI INSTALLÉ À LA MANIFACTURE.
CAUTION: Maintain water chemistry in accordance with manufacturer’s
instructions.
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ATTENTION: LA TENEUR DE L’EAU EN MATIERES DISSOUTES DOIT ETRE
CONFORME AUX DIRECTIVES DU FABRICANT.
WARNING: The use of alcohol or drugs can greatly increase the risk of fatal
hyperthermia in hot tubs.
AVERTISSEMENT: LA CONSOMMATION D’ALCOOL OU DE DROGUE AUGMENTE CONSIDERABLEMENT LES RISQUES D’HYPERTHERMIE MORTELLE
DANS UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION .
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
HYPERTHERMIA
Prolonged immersion in hot water may induce hyperthermia. A description of
the causes, symptoms, and effects of hyperthermia are as follows:
Hyperthermia occurs when the internal temperature of the body reaches a
level several degrees above the normal body temperature of 98.6 °F (37 °C).
The symptoms of hyperthermia include drowsiness, lethargy, and an increase
in the internal temperature of the body. The effects of hyperthermia include:
a)
b)
c)
d)
e)
f)
Unawareness of impending hazard;
Failure to perceive heat;
Failure to recognize the need to exit hot tub;
Physical inability to exit hot tub;
Fetal damage in pregnant women; and
Unconsciousness and danger of drowning.
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CAUTIONS
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Persons suffering from heart disease, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, and any condition requiring medical treatment, pregnant women,
the elderly, or infants should consult with a physician before using a hot
tub.
The Consumer Products Safety Commission has stated that the water
temperature in a hot tub should not exceed 104 °F (40 °C). Immersion
in water in excess of 104 °F (40 °C) can be hazardous to your health.
Observe a reasonable time limit when using the hot tub. Long exposures
at higher temperatures can cause high body temperature. Symptoms may
include dizziness, nausea, fainting, drowsiness, and reduced awareness.
These effects could possibly result in drowning.
Do not use the hot tub under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or other
drugs. Use of the hot tub under these conditions may lead to serious consequences.
Always test the hot tub water temperature before entering the hot tub.
Enter and exit the hot tub slowly. Wet surfaces can be very slippery.
Never bring any electrical appliances into or near the hot tub. Never operate any electrical appliances from inside the hot tub or when you are wet
unless such appliances are built-in by the manufacturer.
Proper chemical maintenance of hot tub water is necessary to maintain
safe water and prevent possible damage to hot tub components.
Use the straps and clip tie downs to secure the cover when not in use.
This will help to discourage unsupervised children from entering the hot
tub and keep the hot tub cover secure in high-wind conditions. There is
no representation that the cover, clip tie-downs, or actual locks will prevent access to the hot tub.
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3.0 Locating Your Sundance Hot Tub
IMPORTANT: Because of the combined weight of the hot tub, water and
users, it is extremely important that the base upon which the hot tub rests be
smooth, flat, level and capable of uniformly supporting this weight, without
shifting or settling, for the entire time the hot tub is in place. If the hot tub is
placed on a surface which does not meet these requirements, damage to the
skirt and/or the hot tub shell may result. Damage caused by improper support is not covered under warranty. It is the responsibility of the hot tub owner
to assure the integrity of the support at all times.
We recommend a poured, reinforced concrete slab with a minimum thickness
of 4 inches (10 cm). Wood decking is also acceptable provided it is constructed so that it meets the requirements outlined above.
The hot tub must be installed in such a manner as to provide drainage away
from the hot tub. Placing the hot tub in a depression without provisions for
proper drainage could allow rain, overflow and other casual water to flood the
equipment and create a wet condition in which it would sit.
For hot tubs which will be recessed into a floor or deck, install so as to permit access to the equipment, either from above or below, for servicing. Make
certain that there are no obstructions which would prevent removal of the
cabinet side panels, especially on the side with the equipment bay doors.
In selecting the ideal outdoor location for your hot tub, we suggest that you
take into consideration 1) the proximity to changing area and shelter (especially in colder weather); 2) the pathway to and from your hot tub (this should
be free of debris so that dirt and leaves are not easily tracked into the hot tub);
3) the closeness to trees and shrubbery (remember that leaves and birds
could create extra work in keeping the hot tub clean); 4) a sheltered environment (less wind and weather exposure can result in lowered operation and
maintenance costs); and 5) the overall enhancement of your environment. It
is preferable not to place the hot tub under an unguttered roof overhang since
run-off water will shorten the life expectancy of the hot tub cover.
For indoor installations, be certain to make provisions for proper ventilation.
When the hot tub is in use, considerable amounts of moisture will escape.
This can damage certain surfaces over time.
If you have any questions regarding the placement or installation of your hot
tub, consult your authorized Sundance Dealer.
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4.0 General Electrical Safety Instructions
Your new Sundance hot tub is equipped with the "state-of-the-art" SentryTM
equipment system. It contains the most advanced safety and self-protective
equipment in the industry. Nonetheless, this hot tub must be installed properly to insure dependable usage. Please contact your dealer or local building
department should you have any questions regarding your installation.
Proper grounding is extremely important. Sundance hot tubs are equipped
with a current collector system. A pressure wire connector is provided on the
surface of the control box, located inside the equipment door (Figure B, page
10) to permit connection of a bonding wire between this point and any
ground metal equipment, metal water pipe or conduit within 5 feet (1.5m) of
the hot tub, or copper clad grounding rod buried within 5 feet (1.5m) of the
hot tub. Bonding wire must be at least No. 8 AWG (8.4 mm2) solid copper
wire. This is a most important safety assurance feature.
Before installing this hot tub, check with the local building department to
insure installation conforms to local building codes.
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Figure-A
Equipment Area
SPA CONROLLER
4
1
6
10
8
2
7
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
3
9
5
7
Note: Pump Locations Vary by Model
Sentry Control Box
Power Supply Entrance(s)
2-Speed Pump #1
Heater
Hot Tub Drain
Air Blower
7.
8.
9.
10.
Pump Drain Plug(s)
High Speed Pump #2 (N/A Capri)
Circulation Pump
Optional Audio System Subwoofer Behind Bulkhead (Models with
Audio Option Only)
Figure-C
Terminal Block TB1
240V Wire Connection
Figure-B
Sentry Control Box
TB1
Y
ENTR
S
SPA
CON
E
ROLL
R
Red (L2)
1
Green
4
1.
2.
3.
4.
Black (L1)
TB1
3
2
Terminal Block
Bonding Lug
Receptacle for Optional Ozone Purification System
Grounding Terminal
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2
TB3
5.0 Electrical Installation Instructions (240V Service)
IMPORTANT NOTICE: The electrical wiring of this hot tub must meet the
requirements of the National Electrical Code (NEC) and any applicable state
or local codes. The electrical circuit must be installed by a qualified electrician and approved by a local building/electrical inspection authority.
1.
This hot tub must be permanently connected (hard-wired) to the power
supply. No plug-in connections or extension cords are to be used in
conjunction with the operation of this hot tub. Supplying power to
the hot tub which is not in accordance with these instructions will void
both the independent testing agency listing and the manufacturer’s
warranty.
2. The power supplied to this hot tub must be a dedicated circuit with no
other appliances or lights sharing the power provided by the circuit.
3. To determine the current, voltage and wire size required, refer to section
6.0 “Power Requirements” (page 12).
•
•
•
•
Wire size must be appropriate per NEC and/or local codes.
We recommend type THHN wire.
All wiring must be copper to ensure proper connections. Do not use
aluminum wire.
When using wire larger than #6, add a junction box near the hot tub
and reduce to short lengths of #6 wire to connect to the hot tub.
4. The electrical supply for this product must include a suitably rated switch
or circuit breaker to open all ungrounded supply conductors to comply
with Section 422-20 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70. The
disconnecting means must be readily accessible to the hot tub’s
occupant but installed at least 5 feet (1.5m) from hot tub water.
5. The electrical circuit supplied for the hot tub must include a suitable
ground fault circuit interruptor (GFCI) as required by NEC Article 680-42.
6. To gain access to the hot tub’s power terminal block, remove the four
screws securing the center cabinet panel on the side of the hot tub under
the controls. Then remove the four control box door screws and door
(Figure B).
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7.
Select the power supply entrance you want to use (Figure A, page 10)
and remove the short cabinet panel from the front of the hot tub to allow
you to feed the cable through to the control box. Install the cable with
connector through the large opening provided in the bottom of the
control box.
8. Connect wires, color to color, on terminal blocks TB1 and TB3 (Figure C,
page 10). TIGHTEN SECURELY! All wires must be hooked up securely or
damage could result.
9. Install control box door and screws and reinstall the cabinet side panels.
6.0 Power Requirements
Sundance hot tubs are designed to provide optimum performance and flexibility of use when connected to the maximum electrical service as listed
below. However, they are shipped configured for the most commonly preferred electrical connection -- 50A, 240V*
If you prefer, your Sundance dealer can perform a minor circuit board modification to allow the hot tub to accept different electrical service. The operational considerations of these modifications are listed in the footnotes below.
CAMEO, OPTIMA, MARIN and ALTAMAR Models
Voltage
Current Draw
Number of Wires
Circuit Breaker
240V/30A**
240 VAC
24A
Three
30A, 2-pole
240V/50A*
240 VAC
40A
Three
50A, 2-pole
240V/60A***
240 VAC
48A
Three
60A, 2-pole
240V/50A*
240 VAC
40A
Three
50A, 2-pole
40V/60A***
N/A
CAPRI Models
Voltage
Current Draw
Number of Wires
Circuit Breaker
240V/30A**
240 VAC
24A
Three
30A, 2-pole
* In 50A configuration, the heater will not operate while both pumps are
operating at high speed. Note: pump #2 runs only in high speed.
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** In 30A configuration, the heater will not operate while either pump is
running in high speed or if the air blower is running. Note: pump #2 runs
only in high speed.
*** In 60A configuration, the heater will operate at the same time as the
high speed of both pumps and the air blower. Note: Not applicable for
1-pump Capri models.
7.0 Start-Up Instructions
(CAMEO, OPTIMA, ALTAMAR, MARIN AND CAPRI)
FOR BEST RESULTS, READ EACH STEP IN ITS ENTIRETY BEFORE
PROCEEDING WITH THAT STEP.
A. Prepare Hot Tub for Filling
• Clear all debris from the hot tub. (Although the hot tub shell has been
polished at the factory, you may want to treat it with a specially
formulated hot tub cleaner. Consult your dealer for additional infromation prior to filling spa.
• Remove the filter lid (Figure-F, page 17), then remove filter cartridge as
illustrated in section 11.1, page 35-36.
B. Fill Hot Tub
• Place the end of your garden hose into the empty filter bucket.
NOTE: Never fill with water from a water softener. If your water is extremely “hard”, it is preferable to fill half-way with hard water and the rest of the
way with softened water. Or, you may fill entirely with hard water if you use
a special water additive available from your Sundance dealer.
•
Fill the hot tub until the water level is midway in the filter bucket
skimmer opening and above all jets. Do not overfill.
Important: Always fill your hot tub through the filter bucket after draining.
Failure to do so may cause air to be trapped in either pump, preventing
the pump from circulating water.
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•
Remove hose and replace filter cartridge as illustrated in section 11.1,
page 36 (Step-G).
C. Turn On Power
Turn on power to hot tub at the home’s circuit breaker. The heater and
circulation pump will automatically activate. If the control panel LCD
flashes water temperature and “COOL” or “ICE”, the pump 1 will also
activate in low speed. If this occurs, refer to page 43 for additional
information.
D. Activate Jets
Depress the JETS 1 sensor pad on the control panel twice to
activate pump #1 in high speed and initiate maximum water
flow to certain jets.
E. Add Start-Up Chemicals
Add the hot tub water chemicals as recommended by your Sundance
Dealer. See section titled WATER QUALITY MAINTENANCE (page 40) for
general guidance.
F.
•
•
Set Hot Tub to Heat
To warm hot tub water to a comfortable temperature, follow these
steps:
The LCD display on the control panel displays the actual temperature of the hot tub water. Press either the COOLER (Down) or
WARMER (Up) sensor pad once to display the “set temperature”
for 5 seconds. If you want the water to heat to a different temperature,
simply press COOLER (Down) or WARMER (Up) within 5 seconds. The
set temperature advances or decreases by one degree each time one of
these sensor pads is pressed.
The heater will turn off when the temperature corresponding to the
thermostat setting is achieved.
Important Heater Details:
• The maximum temperature for which the hot tub can be set is 104 ˚F (40 ˚C)
and the minimum is 80 ˚F (27 ˚C).
• If hot tub is hooked to a 30 amp service - turn off all high speed pumps
and blower to operate heater. Note: pump #2 runs only in high speed.
• Setting the thermostat at maximum will not accelerate the heating process.
This will only result in a higher ultimate temperature.
• The heater operates until the water reaches the programmed “set
temperature” , then turns off. The heater will reactivate after the water cools
to approximately 1.5° below the “set temperature.”
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G. Place Cover On Hot Tub
• Keeping the insulating cover in place anytime the hot tub is not in use will
reduce the time required for heating, thereby minimizing operating costs.
• The time required for initial heat-up will vary depending on the starting
water temperature and the capacity of your hot tub. Smaller hot tubs heat
at a rate of approximately 8 to 10 degrees per hour; larger hot tubs heat
at about 4 to 6 degrees per hour.
DANGER. RISK OF INJURY. ALWAYS CHECK WATER TEMPERATURE CAREFULLY BEFORE ENTERING HOT TUB.
8.0 Operating Instructions
Your Sundance hot tub has a touch-sensitive control panel, massage selector
valves and air controls located on the top rim of the hot tub (Figure-F, page
17). These controls let you operate many of the special functions of your
Sundance hot tub. By familiarizing yourself with the following information, you
will be able to gain the full benefit afforded by the various functions of your
hot tub.
8.1 View
Pressing this sensor pad inverts the main four-digit display on the
Command Center’s LCD screen to allow easy reading from either
inside or outside the hot tub.
8.2 Light
The LIGHT sensor pad activates both the underwater light and the
light symbol on the LCD screen when touched. To reduce the
brightness of the light, touch the sensor pad again. A third touch
will result in an even lower level of illumination. A fourth touch turns the light
off. If left on, the light will automatically turn off after one hour.
There are two colored lenses included with your hot tub which may be placed
over the light lens inside the hot tub. To remove a lens, pull straight out. To
install a lens, align tabs and push straight in. Your hot tub comes with a clear
lens installed.
The optional SunGlowTM Multi-Colored LED Light Kit (#6560-240) can retrofit the factory installed spa light. This option offers 6 light colors and a
unique random mode for enhanced spa enjoyment. Consult your Sundance
Dealer for additional information.
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Figure-D
Control Panel Functions
These display temperature
setting and increase or decrease
temperature setting and other
programmable features.
Scrolls menu through
Skimming/Heating cycle
programming features.
Accesses skimming/heating cycle
program mode and advances display
to next cycle.
Switches between
standard and economy skimming/heating
modes. (page 30-31).
Select
Cycle
(LCD Screen
not shown)
Mode
Display
Inverts the
main 4-digit
display.
Controls the hot tub
light (bright, dim,
dimmer, off).
Controls the air
blower.
Controls 2-speed
pump #1 (Lo, Hi,
Off).
Controls high-speed
pump #2 (N/A
Capri).
Displays time of day and
initiates time setting and
locking functions.
Figure-E
LCD Screen Features
Indicates panel, set
temperature or skimming/
heating cycle programming
locked.
Indicates heater is on.
(page 14).
Indicates optional SunZone ozone
generator is on (page 41).
These characters
identify what is being
shown on the main
4-digit display
Indicates skimming/heating cycle
in progress or displays cycle programming features (page 32).
Indicates operating
mode selected (page
31).
Indicates programmed
filter cleaning interval
has elapsed (page
33).
Indicates hot tub light
is on (changes according to brightness
selected).
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Indicates air injector system is on.
Indicates 2-speed pump #1
is on (changes according
to speed selected, flashes
during auto operation).
Indicates high-speed pump #2 is
on (Cameo, Optima and Altamar
only).
Figure-F
Hot Tub Features
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2
8
6
15
7
4
14
13
11
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S c e n
t s
T
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S
12
3
Select
Cycle
Mode
Display
Cameo Model with Optional
Audio System Illustrated
15
2
16
1. Control Panel
2. Air Controls (See Page 18-20 for
Operation Details).
3. Filter Lid
4. Massage Selector Valve #1 (See
Page 18-20 for Operation Details)
5. Whirlpool Jets (N/A Capri)
6. Therapy Jets (Fluidix Intelli-Jets)
7. Massage Selector Valve #2 - N/A
Capri (See Page 18-20 for
Operation Details)
8. Auxiliary Control Panel (Cameo,
Optima and Altamar Only)
1
10
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
Therapy Seat
Air Injectors
Hot Tub Light
Fragrance Dispenser
Vertical Jets
Footwell Suction Fittings and Filters
(Filters protect diverter valve from
debris entrapment/damage. Filters
require periodic cleaning)
15. Optional Audio System Speakers
(2 places)
16. Optional Audio System Receiver
(Location of features varies by model)
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8.3 Jet/Air Controls Diagram
(Optima & Cameo Models)
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8.4 Jet/Air Controls Diagram
(Altamar & Marin Models)
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8.5 Jet/Air Controls Diagram
(Capri Models)
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8.6 Air Injection
When the AIR sensor pad is pressed, the air blower forces air
through the injectors located in the seats and footwell. The bubbles symbol above the sensor pad appears on the LCD whenever
the air blower is on. An electronic timer automatically turns the air blower off
20 minutes after it was turned on. Note: The air blower automatically activates for 1 minute at the start of the clean-up cycle at 12:00 (Noon). This
clears the lines of the air injector system to help ensure that all water is
exposed to sanitizer. This cycle is non-programmable.
8.7 Jets 1 - The sensor pad labeled JETS 1 controls the
2-speed pump #1. Pressing this sensor cycles pump #1 from off,
to low speed, to high speed, and back to off.
8.8 Jets 2 - On models with two jet pumps, JETS 2 controls the
high-speed pump #2.
Auto Turn Off — Anytime a pump has been manually turned on, it will
automatically turn off after approximately 20 minutes. If at this time you
desire more jet operation you may simply turn the pump(s) back on.
8.9 Selecting The Desired Massage Action
Your Sundance spa is equipped to allow you to customize
C
the massage action you desire. Each model incorporates
B
A
a massage selector(s) that allow you to customize the massage and performance by diverting water between various jet systems.
Simply turn massage selector to position A (Combo), B, or C to divert water
pressure to various jet groups. Note: The valve is designed to operate in positions A (Combo), B, and C for optimum performance. It is considered normal
for sound levels within the valve to vary between positions due to the large
amounts of water flowing through it! For optimum filtration benefits, leave the
valve in position A when spa is covered. Select position B or C for maximum
jet performance during spa use. Note: the footwell suction filters in your hot
tub (page 17) protect the diverter valve from debris entrapment/damage.
In the Optima, Cameo and Marin, one massage
selector controls the therapy jets and whirlpool jets.
The other massage selector controls the therapy
seat jets and vertical jets (foot jets).
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In the Altamar, the massage selector on the high-speed
pump #2 system diverts between the therapy seat and the
whirlpool jets (in the footwell and on the side wall). The
2-speed pump #1 system powers the therapy jets in the lounge and seats of
the hot tub.
8.10 Adjusting Fluidix Intelli-Jets
The Fluidix Intelli-Jets in your new spa offer the advantage of no moving
parts and zero maintenance. They can also be adjusted for a high and low
impact massage, providing the ultimate massage! Each jet has its own
water volume and directional or oscillating flow adjustment. The jet’s outer
dial controls water volume (flow rate) and it’s center “mode disk” selects
either an oscillating or directional flow massage.
To Adjust Jets
1. Turn outer dial (A) clockwise to increase water volume.
Turn outer dial counterclockwise to decrease water
volume or to shut jet off.
B
A
2. Rotate center “mode disk” (B) clockwise to select a
non-oscillating water stream or turn counterclockwise
to select an oscillating stream at any angle.
3. For a high impact massage, turn corresponding air
control knob clockwise. For low impact massage, turn corresponding air
control knob counterclockwise. Refer to sections 8.3-8.5 (page18-20) for
specific operation details for your spa.
Note: Always keep at least 6 adjustable jets open at all times on
each jet system.
8.11 Air Controls
Each jet system has its own air control. These controls allow you
to regulate the amount of air which is mixed with the water
entering through the jets. Clockwise rotation adds more air and
counterclockwise rotation reduces air flow. To minimize heat
loss, these controls should be closed when the hot tub is not in
use.
8.12 Fragrance Dispenser
On the rim of your hot tub is a screw-off cap labeled “SunScents Fragrance
Dispenser” (Figure-F, Page 17). It is designed to contain packages of a specially
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made fragrance available from your Sundance dealer. The fragrance is carried
into the hot tub water by the air coming through the injector system when the
air blower is on.
WARNING To prevent personal injury, always turn off air blower before
removing or installing SunScents dispenser cap.
CAUTION: Use Only Sundance SunScentsTM Fragrances in your new
hot tub. Never remove the SunScentsTM beads from their plastic cage
for any reason. Install bead cage directly into SunScentsTM dispenser.
Never use this dispenser for any other type of fragrance. Always make
certain that the dispenser cap is securely in place before operating the
hot tub’s air blower.
8.13 Optional SunSoundTM Audio System
Sundance models with the optional audio system offer
enhanced spa enjoyment by offering an integrated state-of-theart audio system. These models include a high-quality AM/
FM/CD splash-resistant marine stereo receiver, two high-quality
marine speakers, and an integrated subwoofer for long-life and an excellent
sound quality. Two speakers located on spa corners (Figure-F, page 17) are
designed for manual extension and retraction. To expose each speaker for
audio playback, simply press download on each enclosure to unlatch it’s
“pop-up” mechanism, then release. To retract each speaker before covering
spa, gently press downward on each enclosure until you feel a slight “click”,
then release.
CAUTION: Never step or sit on a speaker enclosure! This type of misuse
will damage the speaker enclosure latching and track mechanism. Always
retract speakers prior to covering spa.
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Optional SunSoundTM Stereo Receiver Features
4
5
6
7
8
9
MARINE
MRD 60
SOURCE
LOCAL
DISC IN
3
SET
TRACK
SCAN
POWER
2
MUTE
10
INTRO
RANDOM
REPEAT
1
2
3
TUNE
DISK
4
5
BAND
6
11
12
1
AUDIO
21 20 19 18
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Volume Up/Down (VOL)
Mute
Power On/Off
Source
Infrared Receiver for Wireless
Remote Control
6. Preset Buttons 1 to 6
7. Front Panel Release Button
8. Display
9. Clock Set
10. Local
AUTO
17 16 15 14 13
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
17.
18.
19.
20.
21.
Scan
Band
Tune/Seek Up
Tune/Seek Down
Disc +
Auto
Disc CD Repeat
CD Random
Audio
CD Intro.
Optional SunSoundTM Stereo Receiver General Controls
A. Power On and Off
Make spa power is turned on, then press power button (3) once to turn
on. Press a second time to turn off.
B. Adjusting Volume
Rotate volume knob (1) to increase or decrease volume. Current volume
setting is briefly indicated on the display (0 to 31).
C. Mute
Press mute button (2) once to mute audio output (“Mute” flashes on
display). To restore audio output, press mute button a second time, or
rotate volume knob.
D. Program Selection
Press source button (4) to cycle through available program sources as follows: Tuner - CD - Tuner. If a source is unavailable (e.g. no CD inserted),
that source will not appear on the display.
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E. Adjusting Bass Level
Press audio button (20) until display reads “BAS.” Rotate volume knob to
desired setting. A display of “C O” indicates center, -2 to -12 indicates
bass cut, and +2 to +12 indicates bass boost. Note: unit returns to volume mode if volume control is not rotated for 3 seconds.
F. Adjusting Treble Level
Press audio button (20) until display reads “TRE.” Rotate volume knob to
desired setting. A display of “C O” indicates center, -2 to -12 indicates treble cut, +2 to +12 indicates treble boost. Note: unit returns to volume
mode if volume control is not rotated for 3 seconds.
G. Adjusting Balance
Press the audio button (20) until display indicates “BAL.” Rotate volume
knob to desired setting. A display of “C O” indicates center, L1 to 15 indicates left balance, R1 to 15 indicates right balance. Note: unit returns to
volume mode if volume control is not rotated for 3 seconds.
Optional SunSoundTM Stereo Receiver Radio Operation
A. Adjust Fader
Press audio button (20) until display reads “FAD.” Rotate volume knob to
desired setting. A display of “C O” indicates center, “R” 1 to 15 indicates
rear fade, “F” 1 to 15 indicates front fade. Note: unit returns to volume mode
if volume control is not rotated for 3 seconds.
B. Display Clock
Press set button (9) to toggle display between clock and radio modes.
When clock mode is selected, the current time displays whenever the unit
is left undisturbed.
C. Set Clock
Press and hold set button (9) for 2 seconds until first time digit flashes on
display. Use tune/seek-up button (13) or tune/seen-down button (14) to set
hour, noting AM/PM indicator at left. Briefly press set button a second time
to select minutes display. Press set button a third time to complete
procedure. Unit remains in clock mode and displays time after 3 seconds.
Note: When power to spa is shut off for any reason, the clock will be reset
to 12:00 AM.
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D. Open/Close Front Panel
Place thumb on front panel release button (7) with forefinger below front
overhang. Press firmly on release button, then flip panel open by pulling outward at top edge. To close panel, flip panel up and press firmly until you
hear an audible click. Keep the front panel closed at all times to prevent
water intrusion, except when changing discs. CAUTION: never insert wet
discs into unit or CD player will be damaged!
E. Radio Operation
Press source button (4) to select radio mode. Station frequency is indicated
on display.
• To Select Band: press band button (12) to toggle through radio modes
as follows: FM1 - FM2 - FM3 - AM1 - AM2 - FM1. Each radio band
stores up to 6 independent presets, for a total of 18 FM and 12 AM
presets.
• To Program Presets: tune in desired radio station, then press and hold
desired preset button for at least 2 seconds. PX”, where X=preset number, appears at bottom right of the display. Note: When power to spa is
shut off for any reason, all station presets are reset.
F. Automatically Setting Station Presets
To automatically set station presets to their next higher stations, press the
preset button (1 to 6) from which to start programming, then press and
hold the auto button (16) for at least 2 seconds. The current station
preset and additional preset memories up to P6 will be reprogrammed
with their next higher tunable stations. When the auto preset cycle is
complete, the unit will remain in preset scan mode and continue scanning
for presets until the auto button (16) is pressed. To select only the
strongest stations, press the local button (10). All 18 FM and 12 AM
presets can be set sequentially by selecting the next band and continuing
the operation during auto programming.
G. Seek / Manual Tune
Press tune/seek-up button (13) once to automatically tune the next higher
station. Press tune/seek-down button (14) once to automatically tune the
next lower station. To manually tune to a specific station frequency, press
and hold either tune/seek button for at least 2 seconds. Holding either
button down will increase or decrease the displayed frequency manually.
When the desired frequency is reached, release the button. The unit
remains in manual tune mode for 3 seconds after either button is released
so you can fine tune the station frequency with additional button presses.
Note: After 3 seconds, seek mode is re-enabled.
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H. Scan Functions
Select any AM or FM band and press scan button (11) to listen to a few
seconds of each radio station. The display will flash and the radio will
automatically scan to the next higher station, play that station for a few
seconds, then scan to the next higher station. To stop scanning and continue listening to the current station, press scan button a second time.
Note: the radio remains in scan mode until the scan button is pressed a
second time or one of the tune buttons is pressed.
I. Preset Scan Function
Press the auto button (16) once to enter scan mode. The next higher preset station will be selected and be played for 3 seconds while the preset
number on the display flashes. If you wish to remain on this station, press
the auto button (16) a second time. Note: preset scanning continues
unless you press the auto button (16) or either preset button (P1-P6) to
cancel.
J. Local/Distance Function
Press the local button (10) to toggle between local and distant station
mode. When “LOCAL” is displayed, only the strongest stations will be
selected during seek or scan. Note: in the default mode (no LOCAL display), all usable stations will be selected during seek or scan.
K. Changing Tuner Frequency from US to Europe
Your unit is factory set to US tuning frequency steps. To switch to Europe
tuning steps, use the switch on the bottom of the unit. With the unit disconnected from the power source, use a screwdriver to slide the switch to
the desired position. Note: power must be removed from the radio, or
the reset switch must be pressed before the new frequency mode is
activated.
Optional SunSoundTM Stereo Receiver CD Player Operation
A. Insert, Play, and Eject a CD
Open the front panel and insert a CD into the slot with the CD label facing
up. The CD will be drawn inside by the motorized mechanism. Close the
front panel. The “DISC IN” symbol on the display indicates that a CD is in
the drive.
• To play CD: press the source button (4) to change to CD mode. The
CD will play. The display shows the current track and play time, and
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will animate a 3-D rotating disc while the CD is playing. Note: if CD
play time is not shown, press clock set button (9) once.
•
To remove CD: open the front panel and press the CD eject button
located under the front panel. Remove CD from drive and close front
panel. CAUTION: listen for an audible click to ensure the front
panel is closed to prevent water intrusion that could damage
your unit.
B. Changing CD Tracks and Music Seek
To advance to the next track, press the tune/seek-up button (13) once and
the track counter will increase one track. When the final track is reached
on the CD, play will resume on track #1.
• To fast forward through tracks: press and hold the tune/seek-up
button (13) until the track counter displays the desired track, then
release the button.
• To return to the beginning of the current track: press the tune/seekdown button (14). Pressing it a second time within 1 second will skip
back to the previous track.
• To rewind the current track: press and hold the tune/seek-down button
(14). The track will quickly rewind until you release the button.
C. Intro Scan, Random, Repeat
• Intro Scan Mode: press intro button (21) to enter intro scan mode.
The left side of the display reads “SCN” and the first 10 seconds of
each CD track will play continuously until you press the intro button a
second time, or press either tune/seek-up button (13) or tune/seekdown button (14).
• Random Mode: press the random button (19) to play the CD tracks in
random order. The left side of the display reads “RDM” when random
mode is enabled.
• Repeat Mode: press the repeat button (18) to repeat the current CD
track continuously. The left side of the display reads “RPT” when
repeat mode is enabled.
Optional SunSoundTM Stereo Receiver Troubleshooting
A. Unit will not turn-on
Make sure spa power is turned on, then check both harness fuses on back
of unit making sure they are the proper ratings:
• Yellow memory B+ line (1A fuse); Red ACC line (10A fuse).
• With spa power off, use a thin rod to press the reset button located
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under the front panel.
B. Fogged CDs and Lens
This condition may occur when it’s cold. Wipe fogged CDs with a soft
cloth. Fogged optical components inside the unit will return to normal
operation after an hour in a heated environment.
Optional Wireless Remote Control
(Purchased Separately)
To ensure maximum life of the optional wireless stereo remote,
we recommend never submerging it in water or leaving it
under the spa cover! Prolonged exposure to moisture will
damage the remote!
Optional Wireless Remote Battery Replacement Procedure
Remove remote from rubber housing, then remove protective adhesive seal
from battery door. Depress hook with thumbnail and pull outward on battery
door. Replace depleted battery with fresh battery, be sure to note polarity.
Install battery door. Replace adhesive seal material, making sure to cover the
entire cover gap (additional seal material included, if required). Replace
remote firmly into rubber housing.
Wireless Remote Control Specifications
Usable range . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 ft. (5m)
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Coin Type, CR2025 or equivalent
Optional Stereo Receiver Specifications
Tuner
FM usable sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10 dBf
FM 50 dB quieting sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15 dBF
FM alternate channel selectivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 dB
FM stereo separation @ 1kHz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .60 dBf
AM usable sensitivity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30 uV
CD Player
Sampling frequency (8X oversampling) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44.1 kHz
Channel separation @ 1 kHz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80 db
Signal-to-noise ratio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90 dBA
Frequency-to-noise response @ ±1 dB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-20 kHz
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Audio
Maximum power output (45 watts x 4 channel) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .180 W
Continuous power, 20-20 kHz, 4 ohms, 1% THD . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18 x 4
Bass boost/cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/100±dB/Hz
Treble boost/cut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10/10+/-dB/kHz
General
Nominal power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14.4 VDC
Allowable power supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10.8-15.6 VDC
Current consumption . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .<10 Amp
Speaker impedance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-8 Ohms
9.0 Automatic Filtration Cycles
Your new spa includes a programmable 24-hour circulation pump which
filters the water continuously while using less energy than a common 100
watt light bulb! The circulation pump draws water through the smaller
MicroCleanTM filter cartridge and effectively removes small debris in your
spa. Note: the 24-hour circulation pump system also supplies heated water
to the spa when the heater turns on. See page 33 for programming
details.
The control system activates a programmable “standard” or “economy”
skimming/heating cycles to remove larger debris missed by the 24-hour circulation pump filtration system. These cycles utilize pump#1 and the larger
filter cartridge end to quickly clear “skim” the water of large debris and minimize their “bath-tub ring” effect. Apart from their skimming benefit, each
mode also effects the operation of your spa’s heater. Refer to sections 9.1
and 9.2 below for additional information.
9.1 Standard Skimming/Heating Mode
Standard skimming/heating mode is typically selected by customers in cold
climates where heatup times are extended due to lower ambient temperatures. In this mode, the water temperature is regulated by the set temperature, 24-hour circulation pump, and heater which turns on as needed. After
the programmed set temperature is reached, the heater turns off and the
circulation pump continues to operate 24-hours to filter and clean your spa
(unless programmed otherwise).
9.2 Economy Skimming/Heating Mode
Economy skimming/heating mode is typically selected by customers in
warm climates where heatup times are minimized due to higher ambient
temperatures. In this mode, the water temperature is regulated by the set
temperature, 24-hour circulation pump, and heater only while a
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programmed skimming/heating cycle is running (unless in summer logic;
see note below). Note: this mode consumes less energy than the standard
mode outlined above.
9.3 Selecting Standard or Economy Skimming/Heating Mode
Press the MODE button to select either “Standard” or “Economy” skimming/heating mode. The control panel’s indicator on the right side of the
LCD changes to indicate which mode is selected. When an automatic
skimming/heating cycle activates, the LCD screen displays the following
message:
FILTER
CYCLE
ON
Summer Logic: In warm weather, the water temperature in the hot tub may
exceed the set temperature. This condition may occur due to heat transference from the main pump and 24-hour circulation pump. If the water temperature is higher than 95°F (35°C) and rises two degrees above the set
temperature, a “Summer Logic” condition occurs that deactivates the circulation pump and ozonator (if equipped). This safety feature cannot be
altered! The circulation pump and ozonator will remain off until the water
temperature cools to the set temperature (except between12AM-2AM when
the circulation pumps runs for it’s mandatory 2-hour “clean-up” cycle). To
help prevent a “Summer Logic” condition, it may be necessary to reduce
skimming/heating cycle and/or circulation pump run times in warm
weather.
9.4 Preset Skimming/Heating Cycles
Your hot tub comes with four 30-minute skimming/heating cycles already
programmed in, beginning at 6:00 a.m., noon, 6:00 p.m., and midnight.
You can easily change the start time, or the cycle length for any of these
cycles to suit your individual needs by following the steps in section 10.2,
page 32.
9.5 Clean-Up Cycle
The clean-up cycle is once per day in both Standard and Economy mode
at 12:00 PM for two minutes. This is not user programmable. Pump #2
and blower activate for one minute to circulate any water in the plumbing.
After 1 minute they both go off and Pump #1 runs for 1 minute. If the
skimming/heating cycle is also set at 12:00 PM, pump #1 will continue to
run for the duration of the cycle.
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10.0 Programming Instructions
10.1 Adjusting Time of Day
The Sentry control system remembers the time of day even in the event of
a prolonged power outage. However, it may occasionally be necessary to
reset the time of day. For example: if you are not in the Pacific Time Zone
you will want to reset the time for your own time zone. (The system will
automatically adjust to and from daylight savings time.) To accomplish this,
press DISPLAY, MODE and DISPLAY within five seconds each. A number
representing the hour will be displayed, followed by AM or PM. The hour
will advance or decrease each time UP or DOWN is pressed within five
seconds. Then, press DISPLAY again to display the minutes. Adjust the
minutes as necessary by pressing UP or DOWN . After 5 seconds, the display will return to normal.
10.2 Changing Skimming/Heating Cycles
The Sentry Control System allows you to easily adjust two separate aspects
of each of the skimming/heating cycles (1) the time of day at which each
cycle begins, (2) the duration of each cycle.
To make adjustments, first press CYCLE to enter the skimming/heating cycle
programming mode. The LCD screen will display the following in the upper
right corner:
ADJUST
START TIME
FILTER
START TIME
CYCLE
This means the system is ready to accept your changes to the start time for
skimming/heating cycle number one. Simultaneously, the large four-digit display in the center of the screen displays the currently programmed start time
for that cycle. At this point, you have four options. You may:
(1) Press UP or DOWN to adjust the start time in increments of 30 minutes.
(2) Press CYCLE to display and adjust each subsequent skimming/heating
cycle start time. With each press, the currently programmed status will be
shown in the large four digit display. To adjust any display value, simply press
UP or DOWN .
(3) Press SELECT to move down the menu from Start Time to Duration. With
each press, the programmed duration will be shown in the large four-digit
display. Press UP or DOWN to adjust the duration in increments of 15 minutes.
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(4) Press DISPLAY to make the skimming/heating cycle programming characters disappear from the screen and the main display return to showing the
water temperature. If no sensor is pressed within 30 seconds, the screen automatically returns to the standard water temperature display.
At any time, you may check the programming of any aspect of any skimming/heating cycle by first pressing CYCLE then moving through the menu
by pressing either CYCLE or SELECT. The programming is changed only by
pressing UP or DOWN during this process.
10.3 Programming The Change Filter Reminder
Your new spa is equipped with a programmable “Change
CHANGE
Filter” reminder that appears on the control panel display after
FILTER
a specified number of days. It is designed to remind you to
clean and/or replace your filter cartridge(s) on a regular basis but does not
affect spa operation in any way. This reminder must be reset at each filter
cleaning interval. It offers a selectable range from 10-120 days or can be
disabled. We recommend an initial setting of 30 days, after which you can
easily determine whether you need to shorten or lengthen its interval by
visually inspecting your filter cartridge. Refer to section 11.1 (page 35) for
filter cleaning recommendations.
Programming Instructions
(1) Press the CYCLE sensor six times. The main display reads “FIL”
indicating the “Change Filter” display program has been accessed.
(2) Press SELECT sensor once to display currently programmed duration or
days elapsed since last filter cleaning interval.
(3) Press UP or DOWN sensor to change duration as follows:
0 - 10 - 20 - 30 - 40 - 50 - 60 - 70 - 80 - 90 - 100 - 110 - 120 - OFF
(4) Press DISPLAY sensor once to save changes and return to the
standard water temperature display. Note: If no sensor is pressed
within 30 seconds, the screen will automatically return to the standard
water temperature display.
10.4 Programming Circulation Pump Run Time
The Sentry control system allows you to easily adjust two separate aspects
of circulation pump operation:
1. The time of day (start time) the circulation pump begins operating.
2. The length of time (duration) the circulation pump operates.
The factory default start time is 12:00AM (Midnight). The default duration
is 24 hours. To make adjustments, press the sensor labeled CYCLE five
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times to enter the circulation pump programming mode. The LCD screen
will display ADJUST Circ. At this time the system is ready to accept your
changes.
•
•
•
•
•
Press the SELECT sensor once. The previously programmed start time
appears on the LCD display.
Press UP or DOWN sensors to adjust the start time in 30-minute
increments.
Press the SELECT sensor to program duration.
Press UP or DOWN sensors to program the duration time in 1 hour
increments.
Press DISPLAY to make the circulation pump programming characters
disappear from the screen and the main display return to showing the
water temperature. Note: If no sensor is pressed within 30 seconds,
the screen will automatically return to the standard water temperature
display
Please Note: The circulation pump automatically activates if the spa
requires heat regardless of the programmed start time and duration.
10.5 Locking Skimming/Heating Cycles
You may keep the skimming/heating cycle programs from being inadvertently altered by electronically “locking” them. To accomplish this, simply press
CYCLE then, within 30 seconds, press DISPLAY, MODE and UP, within five
seconds each. A padlock symbol will appear on the screen. In this state, the
status of the cycle programming may be checked, but may not be altered. To
unlock the skimming/heating cycle programming to make changes, simply
press DISPLAY, MODE and DOWN within five seconds each.
10.6 Panel Lock
To help prevent unauthorized use of your hot tub, the Sentry controls incorporate a unique panel locking system which disables the controls on the
panel.
To Lock The Panel: Press the DISPLAY, MODE, and UP sensor pads,
in order, within five seconds. A padlock symbol will appear on the LCD
screen. With the panel locked, none of the components can be turned on
and the only settings that can be adjusted are the standard/economy operating mode and changing the time of day. All automatic hot tub functions
will operate normally.
LOCKED
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To Unlock The Panel: Press DISPLAY, MODE, and DOWN, in order,
within five seconds. The “lock” symbol will disappear. All sensor pads
are now active.
LOCKED
10.7 Temperature Setting Lock
To electronically lock the temperature setting, first enter the “temperature
setting” mode by pressing UP or DOWN. Then, within five seconds, press the
three sensors described under “Panel Lock” above. This will prevent the temperature setting from being changed by unauthorized persons but all other
sensors will remain active. To unlock the temperature setting so that it can
be adjusted, simply follow the instructions above under “To Unlock The
Panel.”
11.0 Hot Tub Maintenance
Proper and regular maintenance of your hot tub will help it retain its beauty
and performance. Your authorized Sundance Dealer can supply you with all
the information, supplies, and accessory products you will need to accomplish this.
11.1 Cleaning The Filter
A programmable “Change Filter” reminder flashes on the
CHANGE
control panel display after a specified number days to remind
FILTER
you to clean (or replace) your filter cartridge(s). This reminder
must be reset at each cleaning interval. Refer to section 10.3 (page 33) for
additional information and programming details.
Your Sundance hot tub is equipped with an exclusive MicroCleanTM 2-stage
filter located under the filter lid (Figure-F, Page 17). Fine debris is filtered by
the circulation pump drawing water through the smaller (stage 2) cartridge.
Larger debris is filtered by the main 2-speed pump drawing water through
the larger (stage 1) cartridge during normal operation and at each skimming/heating cycle. Both halves work together to give you unsurpassed
water quality! To ensure optimum performance, clean and reuse the stage
1 cartridge once a month and throw-out (replace) the stage 2 cartridge
every 3 months, or as needed.
All models include filters on their footwell suction covers (Page 17)
that prevent debris from entering pump 2 and the diverter valve,
when operating. These filters must remain in place to protect these
components from debris entrapment/damage. They should be
cleaned every 2 months, or when weak pump 2 performance is observed.
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ALWAYS TURN POWER TO THE HOT TUB OFF BEFORE CLEANING
THE FILTER CARTRIDGE! To accomplish this, refer to the filter cleaning/
replacement procedure below:
A
TURN POWER TO HOT TUB OFF!
B
Filter
Nut
C
1.
2.
Replace!
DO NOT
Reuse!
Stage 2
filter
Loosen filter nut to provide clearance, then
remove filter assembly.
Stage 1
filter
(Reuseable)
1. Rotate stage 2 retainer counterclockwise
to release, then separate filter assembly.
2. Replace (throw-away) stage 2 filter after 3
months use or as needed. DO NOT reuse!
E
D
2.
Top
Stage 1
filter
(Reuseable)
Filter
Face
Rinse debris from the stage 1 filter pleats
using a garden hose and high-pressure nozzle.
Start at the top and work downward to the face.
Repeat process until all filter pleats are clean.
F
1.
Stage 2
filter
Stage 1
filter
1. Install new stage 2 filter onto clean stage 1 filter.
2. Insert retainer into stage 2 filter and rotate
clockwise to assembly. DO NOT overtighten
retainer (finger tight only).
G
Filter
Nut
Trapped
Air
Bubbles
Submerge assembled filter in spa and tilt each
end upward to remove trapped air bubbles
from inside each filter cavity.
1. Install filter assembly, then tighten filter nut so it
just touches filter face. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN!
2. Turn power to hot tub back on.
Periodically, the stage 1 filter will need a more thorough cleaning to remove imbedded oils and minerals. For this, we suggest cleaning as illustrated above (step D),
followed by soaking the filter overnight in a plastic container filled with a solution of
water and a specially formulated filter cleanser available from your Sundance dealer.
The average life expectancy of the reusable stage 1 filter is approximately two years
with proper care and water quality maintenance. The smaller stage 2 filter cannot
be cleaned and must be replaced (thrown-out) every 3-months, or as needed. DO
NOT reuse this cartridge! Attempts to reuse this cartridge will reintroduce debris
back into your hot tub! Replacement cartridges may be purchased from your
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Sundance dealer. Note: Nylon suction filters need to be cleaned periodically for
optimum performance of all jets (See Figure-F, page 17).
11.2 Draining and Refilling
About every 3 to 6 months, you will want to replace the hot tub’s water. The
frequency depends on a number of variables including the frequency of use,
number of users, attention paid to water quality maintenance, etc. You will know
it is time for a change when you cannot control sudsing and/or you can no
longer get the normal feel or sparkle to the water even though the key water
balance measurements are all within the proper parameters.
CAUTION! READ THIS BEFORE DRAINING: To prevent damage to the hot
tub’s components, turn off power to the hot tub at the circuit breaker
before draining it. Do not turn the power back on until your hot tub has been
refilled. There are certain precautions to keep in mind when draining your hot
tub. If it is extremely cold, and the hot tub is outdoors, freezing could occur in
the lines or the equipment (see “WINTERIZING”, page 39). On the other hand,
if it is hot outdoors, do not leave the hot tub’s surface exposed to direct sunlight for long periods.
Draining Procedures:
For Hot Tubs with An External Drain Valve
1. Turn off power to hot tub at breaker.
2. Locate the 3” gray drain valve cap on the left or right side of the hot tub.
Unscrew drain valve cap to expose the underlying male garden hose fitting.
Attach hose to fitting and route opposite end away from hot tub.
4. Pull outward on garden hose at drain connection (approx. 3/8”) to open
valve and release water. Water drains at approximately 3 gallons per minute.
5. Close drain valve by pushing inward on garden hose at drain connection
until you feel it bottom out, then remove garden hose, install gray drain cap,
and refill spa. Refer to “Start-Up Instructions” (page 13).
For Hot Tubs with An Under Cabinet (Hidden) Drain Valve
1. Turn off power to hot tub at breaker
2. Remove front center cabinet under the hot tub control panel.
3. Locate the white “T” handle drain valve secured to base (Figure-A, Page 10)
4. Attach a garden hose to the threaded drain valve port using the adapter
fitting provided with your hot tub (in plastic bag with the colored lenses.)
For faster draining, a special, large diameter drain hose kit is available from
your Sundance dealer.
5. Open drain valve by pulling the “T” handle drain valve outward from the
pipe. After draining, always remember to close the "T" valve and reinstall the
threaded plug to prevent water from seeping past the valve prior to refilling.
Refer to “Start-Up Instructions” (page 13).
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11.3 Cleaning The Hot Tub Interior
To preserve the sheen of your hot tub's surface, it is crucial that you avoid
using abrasive cleaners or cleaners which have adverse chemical effect on
the surface. If you are not certain as to the suitability of a particular
cleanser, consult your authorized Sundance Dealer. Regardless of the
cleanser used, use extreme care to assure that no soap residue is left on the
surface. This could cause severe sudsing when the hot tub is refilled.
11.4 Pillow Care
Remove and clean the headrest pillows as needed with soapy water using a
cloth or soft-bristle brush. To maintain water resistance and luster, apply a
quality vinyl conditioner once a month. Always remove the pillows when
adding chemical shock treatment to the hot tub water. The pillows can be
returned to the hot tub when the sanitizer reading drops below 5 ppm.
IMPORTANT: Never attempt to remove the pillows by pulling on them!
The pillows utilize a bolt-on design that prohibits removal without tools.
To remove pillows:
1. Grasp center pillow insert (A) with finger
tips and gently pry outward from pillow
base (C).
2. Use a standard screwdriver to loosen
and remove mounting bolts (B) from
pillow base.
3. Assemble in reverse order after cleaning.
DO NOT overtighten pillow mounting
bolts!
11.5 Maintaining The Wood Cabinet
With time and exposure to the elements, the wood on your hot tub will
tend to loose its new appearance. Protecting or reviving the wood surfaces
is a fairly simple process. Light sanding with fine-grit sandpaper will help
smooth any roughness and regular applications of a penetrating wood
preservative will enhance and protect the richness of the wood. A specially
formulated wood stain available from your Sundance dealer is ideal for this.
NOTE: Do not apply varnish, shellac or other surface sealants
to the wood. These tend to react with the chemicals in the
wood and the UV rays of the sun, causing yellowing, flaking
and peeling.
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11.6 Maintaining The Optional Synthetic Cabinet
The optional synthetic cabinet requires little or no maintenance of any kind.
To clean, simply wipe cabinet with a clean towel and mild detergent soap
solution.
CAUTION: Never spray cabinet with a garden hose for any
reason since this action may induce an electrical short in the
spa’s electrical equipment.
11.7 Maintaining The Cover
Using the Sundance insulating hot tub cover anytime the hot tub is not in use
will significantly reduce your operating costs, heat-up time and maintenance
requirements. To prolong the life of the cover, handle it with care and clean it
regularly using mild soap and water. Periodic treatments with a special conditioner developed for Sundance hot tub covers will help protect against deterioration caused by U.V. rays from the sun. Never allow anyone to stand or sit
on the cover, and avoid dragging it across rough surfaces.
11.8 Winterizing
Your Sundance hot tub is designed to automatically protect itself against freezing when operating properly. During periods of severe freezing temperatures,
you should check periodically to be certain that the electrical supply to the
hot tub has not been interrupted. In extreme, bitter cold weather (less than
-20°F) reset the filter cycles for 24-hour operation to protect the hot tub (i.e.
four 6-hour cycles).
If you do not intend to use your hot tub, or if there is a prolonged power outage during periods of severe freezing temperatures, it is important that all
water be removed from the hot tub and equipment to protect against damage from freezing.
For expert winterization of your hot tub, contact your authorized
Sundance Dealer. In emergency situations, damage can be minimized by
taking the following steps:
CAUTION: Turn off power to hot tub.
1. Follow the directions on page 37 for draining the hot tub.
2. As the water level drops below the seats, use whatever means necessary
to get the water out of the recessed seating areas and into the footwell.
3. When the water level ceases to drop, use whatever means available to
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remove any remaining water from the footwell.
4. Turn the power to the hot tub back on briefly and press the AIR
button to activate the air blower. This will evacuate the water from the
air injector lines. (Note: Stand back to avoid the misty spray.)
5. Turn off power to the hot tub.
6. Remove the equipment-side cabinet panels and locate the drain plugs
in the front of the pump(s) (Figure-A, Page 10). Remove these plugs to
allow the water to drain out of the pumps and heater. (Note:
Approximately one to two gallons will be released during this
procedure. Use a wet/dry vacuum or other means to keep this from
flooding the equipment compartment. Replace the drain plugs.
7. Loosen hose clamp at bottom of heater (Figure-A, Page 10) and pull
hose off of heater fitting (twist the hose back and forth while pulling
downward). Tip hose down and allow to drain, then reinstall hose and
clamp.
8. Re-install cabinet side panels and cover hot tub so that no casual moisture can enter into it.
Consult your Authorized Sundance Dealer if you have any questions regarding winter use or winterizing.
11.9 Restarting Your Hot Tub in Cold Weather
If you want to start up your hot tub after it has sat empty for a time in
freezing temperatures, be aware that the water remaining in certain sections
of the piping may still be frozen. This situation will block water flow preventing the hot tub from operating properly and possibly damaging the equipment. We recommend you consult your dealer for guidance before attempting to re-start your hot tub under these conditions.
12.0 Water Quality Maintenance
Maintaining the quality of the water within specified limits will serve to
enhance your enjoyment and prolong the life of the hot tub's equipment. It
is a fairly simple task, but it requires regular attention because the water
chemistry involved is a balance of several factors. There is no simple formula, and there is no avoiding it. A careless attitude in regard to water maintenance will result in poor and potentially unhealthful conditions for soaking
and even damage to your hot tub investment. For specific guidance on
maintaining water quality, consult your Authorized Sundance Dealer who
can recommend appropriate chemical products for sanitizing and maintaining your hot tub.
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CAUTION: Never store hot tub chemicals inside the hot tub's equipment bay.
12.1 pH Control
pH is a measure of relative acidity or alkalinity of water and is measured on
a scale of 0 to 14. The midpoint of 7 is said to be neutral, above which is
alkaline and below which is acidic. In hot tub water, IT IS VERY IMPORTANT
TO MAINTAIN A SLIGHTLY ALKALINE CONDITION OF 7.2 to 7.8. Problems
become proportionately severe the further outside of this range the water
gets. A low pH will be corrosive to metals in the hot tub equipment. A high
pH will cause minerals to deposit on the interior surface (scaling). In addition, the ability of the sanitation agents to keep the hot tub clean is severely
affected as the pH moves beyond the ideal range. That is why almost all
hot tub water test kits contain a measure for pH as well as sanitizer.
12.2 Sanitizing
To destroy bacteria and organic compounds in the hot tub water, a sanitizer
must be used regularly. Your Sundance hot tub is equipped with the
Brominator™, a special compartment built into the floating skimmer gate to
hold bromine tablets. By regulating the number of bromine tablets in the
Brominator™ and the length of the skimming/heating cycles, you can
control the amount of bromine which is actively working in your hot tub
water. A bromine residual of 2 to 3 ppm is generally considered desirable.
A two-part bromine system or granular chlorine (Dichlor) are also acceptable sanitizers.
IMPORTANT: Do not use chlorine tablets (Trichlor) in your hot tub. This
chemical can have an extremely corrosive effect on certain materials in
the hot tub. Damage caused by use of this chemical, or improper use of
any chemicals, is not covered under the hot tub's warranty.
12.3 Other Additives
Many other additives are available for your hot tub. Some are necessary to
compensate for out-of-balance water, some aid in cosmetic water treatment
and others simply alter the feel or smell of the water. Your Authorized
Sundance Dealer can advise you on the use of these additives.
12.4 Optional SunZoneTM Water Maintenance System
If you have elected to have your hot tub equipped with the optional
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Sundance SunZoneTM UV or SunZoneTM CD water purification system you
will find that your water stays fresh and clear with significantly less
chemical sanitizer usage. You will also probably be able to go longer
between complete hot tub drainings.
12.5 Handrail Maintenance
The handrails in your Sundance spa are manufactured from a high quality
316 stainless steel alloy. Many people are familiar with the term “stainless
steel” and are surprised to learn that it does indeed rust and corrode in the
presence of chloride salts, free chlorine, or sulfide gasses. The bad news is
the environments that produce these elements are ocean spray, salted highways, chemical treatments added to swimming pools and spas, and ground
water in numerous coastal areas. The good news is with proper care, your
spa’s handrails can maintain their original finish.
If your stainless handrails shows signs of rusting you should:
• Wash with fresh water (a good detergent won’t hurt).
• Clean with a good car chome polish.
• Wax with a car of fiberglass wax.
You should never:
• Clean with chlorinated cleaners or scouring powders.
• Use sand paper, “Scotch Brite”, Brillo pads, or similar abrasive products.
• Clean with muratic or hydrochloric acids. Vinegar is ok, but it won’t do
much to remove rust.
13.0 Troubleshooting - Display Messages
There are a number of unique functions designed into your Sundance hot tub
to protect it from damage and/or to aid in troubleshooting. Following is a listing of all the possible messages along with their meanings:
MESSAGE
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MEANING
Overheat Protection (Heater is deactivated, pump’s
low speed is activated). Water temperature is
above acceptable limits. Do not enter the water!
Remove hot tub cover to speed cooling. See
“WATER IS TOO HOT” on page 46. If condition
persists, contact your dealer or authorized service
center.
If the hot tub water is more than 20 °F cooler
than the temperature setpoint, the low speed
pump #1 and heater will automatically activate to
provide freeze protection. The hot tub will stay in
this mode until the water temperature reaches 15
degrees below the set temperature. No corrective
action is necessary.
*
FLOW SWITCH (Heater is deactivated. Pump may
also be deactivated). Proper flow of water is inhibited or a flow switch has malfunctioned. Check for
proper water level and check for clogged stage 2
filter (page 35-36). Contact your dealer or service
organization.
*NOTE: THIS MESSAGE CAN ALSO APPEAR IF THE PUMP HAS NOT
REGAINED PRIME AFTER THE HOT TUB HAS BEEN DRAINED AND
REFILLED. IF YOU SUSPECT THAT THIS IS THE CASE, SEE THE
INSTRUCTIONS ON PAGE 45 UNDER “PUMP DOES NOT OPERATE...”
Panel sensors have been pressed too many times in
a short period of time. Because this could cause
excessive wear on equipment components, panel
sensors are temporarily deactivated. Panel sensors
will automatically re-activate if no sensor is pressed
for 30 seconds.
Circuit board temperature has exceeded acceptable
limit. This message will disappear when the circuit
board temperature drops below acceptable limit. If
condition persists, provide shade for the equipment
side of the hot tub.
FREEZE PROTECTION
A potential freeze condition has been detected. No
action is required. Pump(s) operate until the hot tub
is out of danger. Note: This error commonly occurs
when the hot tub is first filled because tap water is
often very cold.
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Communication between the control panel and/or
remote control panel and circuit board is faulty.
Contact your dealer or service organization.
"WATCHDOG" (Hot tub is deactivated)
A problem has been detected which could cause
damage to the hot tub or its components. Contact
your dealer or service organization.
OPEN SENSOR (heater disabled) OR
SHORTED SENSOR (hot tub is deactivated)
The high-limit temperature sensor is non-functional. This
must be repaired only by a dealer or qualified service
organization.
OPEN OR SHORTED SENSOR (heater disabled)
The main sensor is non-functional. This must be
repaired only by a dealer or qualified service
organization.
CLOSED OR SHORTED FLOW SWITCH ON
SYSTEM STARTUP (system disabled) Flow switch
is non-functional. This must be repaired only by a
dealer or qualified service organization.
14.0 Troubleshooting - Procedures
In the unlikely event your hot tub is not working the way you believe it should,
please first review all installation and operating instructions in this manual and
check the message on the panel display; second, if you are still not satisfied
it is working properly, please follow the appropriate troubleshooting instructions.
PROBLEM
NONE OF THE
COMPONENTS
OPERATE (i.e.
pump, blower, light)
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PROCEDURE
Check the control panel lights.
1. If there are letters or symbols displayed on the
screen, refer to the previous section to
determine meaning and action required.
2. If nothing appears on the screen:
a. Check the household circuit breaker.
b. Contact dealer or authorized service center.
PUMP DOES
NOT OPERATE
BUT BLOWER
AND LIGHT DO
OPERATE
Depress "JETS" sensor.
1. If no sound is detected or if a "buzzing" sound is
detected, turn off power to the hot tub and
contact your dealer or service center.
2. If motor operates but no water flows to jets:
a. Pump may not be properly primed. See
instructions below.
b. Contact dealer or authorized service center.
Pump Priming Instructions: Turn Hot Tub Off!
Remove filter and insert end of garden hose into left-side filter fitting. Sealoff fitting opening around hose using a large, clean rag and hold in place.
Ask a helper to turn on maximum water flow through the garden hose.
After about 30 seconds, turn off water. Repeat process for right-side filter
fitting, then remove hose and rag. Reinstall filter as illustrated in section
11.1 (page 35-36) and activate pump 1 in high speed. Another method of
priming the hot tub’s pump(s) is as follows:
1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn off the power to the hot tub.
Remove the handle from the massage selector supplied by the pump
you are priming.
Loosen the massage selector’s cap slightly (counterclockwise),
listening for the air to seep out.
Tighten the cap finger-tight, replace the handle and turn the hot tub’s
power back on (continued on next page).
(Note: This method must be used for the single speed pump (pump #2)
of all Altamar, Cameo, Marin, and Optima models because pump #2 is
not connected to the filter.)
IMPORTANT: If freezing conditions exist and pump is not operational,
take measures to protect the system from freeze damage. See
“Winterizing” (page 39).
POOR JET ACTION
(Figure-F, Page 17)
1.
2.
3.
4.
Make certain the pump is on high speed.
Check position of massage selectors
Open air control for selected jet system.
Check for adequate water level.
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5. Check for dirty filter (page 35-36).
6. Check for dirty filters on all three pump 2
footwell suction covers (page 17).
WATER IS TOO HOT.
1. Reduce thermostat setting (page 14).
2. Reduce skimming/heating cycle length. Even
with heater off, water temperature can increase
from prolonged pump operation (page 32).
NO HEAT
1. Check thermostat setting.
2. Keep the cover in place while heating.
3. If “heater on” indicator is lit (Figure-E, Page 16),
but no temperature rise is experienced after a
reasonable period of time, contact your dealer
or authorized service center.
Should checking the above steps fail to correct the problem, please call your
dealer so that he may arrange service.
Sundance builds the best hot tubs in the industry. Nonetheless, we are always
striving to improve the quality and features of our products. Your input as a
Sundance hot tub owner is a cherished part of this process. If you have any
comments or suggestions, or if you wish to be informed on any new products
for your hot tub, please write to us.
CONGRATULATIONS on your good taste and welcome to the happiest and
most relaxed family in the world!
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TB3
HEATER
5.5 kW, 240 VAC
Wht
SPA LIGHT
LO
HI
K13
K2
PUMP 1
Red
Blk
K1
HI
PUMP 2
K3
J8
21
TB3
OPTIONS
TB5
20
TB1 1
K4
Wht
3
5
8
Z1
10
K6
J4
J2
J1
F1
K7
J3
TB1
TB2
1 2
TB6
1 2
Wht
STEREO
(Optional)
BLOWER
CIRCULATION
PUMP
Wht
UV or CD
Ozonator
(Optional)
Blk
Wht
Blk
1. This device may not cause harmful
interference.
2. This device must accept any
interference received including
interference that may cause
undesired operation.
This device complies with part 15 of
the FCC rules. Operation is subject to
the following two conditions:
SYSTEM CONTROL
PANEL
240 VAC, 24A / 40A / 48A, 1-Phase, 60 Hz
USE COPPER CONDUCTORS ONLY
Wire size must be appropriate per NEC and/or Local Codes
Power Supply
Blk
K8
1
TB4
2
TRANSFORMER
T1
To Heater
Relays
30A, 250V, SC-30
J7
800 LCD PANEL
GRN RED BLK
B B
K5
J6
SENSORS
TEMPERATURE
SENSOR
HI - LIMIT / FREEZE SENSOR
FLOW SWITCH
15.0 Electrical Wiring Diagram (60 Hz)
(Cameo, Optima, Altamar, Marin and Capri)
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16.0 Typical Spa Wiring Diagrams A-B
A
2-Pole Circuit Breaker with 2-Wire Grounded Load Connection
(3 Wires to Hot Tub, 2-Hot (L1-L2), 1-Ground)
240 VAC
White (N)
Black (L1)
Red (L2)
RY
SENT
2-Pole
GFCI
Breaker
TB1
R
B
TB2
Red (L2)
Black (L1)
Main
Service
Panel
with
GFCI
LLER
NRO
CO
SPA
Ground/Bonding Lug**
Green
No Load Neutral Wire
Note: service disconnect not
shown in this diagram.
The control box TB1 terminal
position varies between models.
Pigtail
Neutral Bus
Ground
B
Main Panel with Secondary GFCI Shut-Off Box Using a
2-Pole GFCI Breaker with 2-Wire Grounded Connection
(3 Wires to Hot Tub, 2-Hot (L1-L2), 1-Ground)
Main Panel*
GFCI Sub Panel*
Red (L2)
Black (L1)
Red (L2)
Black (L1)
240 VAC
White (N)
Green (Ground)
*GFCI Sub Panel commonly
used when recommended GFCI
does not install in Main Panel.
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RY
2-Pole
GFCI
Breaker
Green
SENT
R
LER
NROL
TB1
CO
SPA
B
TB2
Ground/Bonding Lug**
No Load Neutral Wire
Pigtail
Neutral Bus
Ground
Note: service disconnect not
shown in this diagram.
The control box TB1 terminal
position varies between models.
D.A.L./01/06/03
Sundance Spas, Inc.
14525 Monte Vista Ave, Chino, CA 91710/U.S.A.,
Phone: (909) 606-7733, Fax: (909) 606-0195
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