Marquis Everyday Hot Tub Owner`s manual

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owner’s manual
WELCOME TO THE SPA LIFE!
Please enjoy your new Everyday Hot Tub, but think
safety first. Read your Owner’s Manual in its entirety
before installing your spa and encourage all spa
users to do the same. More than just common
sense, this Owner’s Manual provides vital safety and
operational information.
We sincerely hope your spa life is a pleasant experience. If problems should arise, contact your Everyday Hot Tubs™ dealer. Or contact Marquis Corp. at
any of the following:
Email: service@marquiscorp.com
Web: www.marquisspas.com
Marquis Corp.
596 Hoffman Road
Independence, OR 97351
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product reference
SERIAL NUMBER LOCATION
You will find the serial number on the silver tag in the
equipment area.
PLEASE FILL OUT AND KEEP FOR FUTURE
REFERENCE
Name of Purchaser__________________________________
Date of Purchase ___________________________________
Address ___________________________________________
City _____________________State ____Zip Code _______
Signature __________________________________________
Telephone _________________________________________
Spa Model/Color ___________________________________
Spa Serial # ________________________________________
Pack Serial # _______________________________________
Dealer’s Name _____________________________________
Dealer’s Address ___________________________________
City _______________________State____Zip Code________
Telephone ___________________________________________
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy
of this manual. However, Marquis Corp. reserves the
right to improve its product without notice. This
could create a minor variation between this manual
and the actual product you receive. We apologize
for any inconvenience this may cause.
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owner’s manual index
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
120V, Cord Connected Models ....................................................... 4
240V, Permanently Installed or Converted Models ....................... 5
Safety ................................................................................................. 6-9
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Location ............................................................................................. 10-11
Filter Cartridge ...................................................................................12
Electrical Requirements ....................................................................13
STARTING YOUR SPA ...................................................................... 14-15
OPERATING YOUR SPA ...................................................................16
SPA SPECIFICATIONS
636 ..................................................................................................... 17
530 ..................................................................................................... 18
415 ......................................................................................................19
212 ......................................................................................................20
SPA CONTROL OPERATION
636, 530, 415, 212............................................................................. 21-24
EQUIPMENT DIAGRAM
636, 530, 636z, 530z........................................................................ 25
415z.....................................................................................................26
415, 212...............................................................................................27
TROUBLESHOOTING ....................................................................... 28-29
LCD Diagnostic Messages ...............................................................29
MAINTENANCE ..................................................................................30-33
SPA CARE AND ENJOYMENT GUIDE .......................................... 34-43
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safety instructions
The following instructions are required to be printed by Underwriters
Laboratories (UL) as a condition of the listing of this product. They
contain important safety information. We strongly encourage you to
read and apply them.
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
WHEN INSTALLING AND USING THIS ELECTRICAL
EQUIPMENT, BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS SHOULD
ALWAYS BE FOLLOWED, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:
1.
READ AND FOLLOW ALL
INSTRUCTIONS
2. WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to
use this product unless closely supervised at all times.
3. DANGER: RISK OF CHILD DROWNING. Extreme caution must
be exercised to prevent unauthorized access by children. To avoid
accidents, ensure that children cannot use the spa or hot tub unless
they are supervised at all times.
120 VOLT, CORD CONNECTED MODELS
4. DANGER: RISK OF INJURY. Connect only to a grounded source.
5. Do not bury the power cord.
6. WARNING: To reduce the risk of electric shock, replace a damaged
cord immediately.
7. A ground terminal (pressure wire connector) is provided on the
surface of the control box inside the equipment compartment. This
connector should be bonded with a minimum No. 8 AWG (8.4mm2)
solid copper wire between this unit and any metal ladders, metal
water pipes, metal enclosures of electrical equipment, conduit, or
metal equipment within five feet (1.5m) of the spa. If the spa is
located on a reinforced concrete pad, the reinforced steel should
also be bonded to the ground terminal.
8. WARNING: Your spa is equipped with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) on the end of the power supply cord. Before each use
of the spa, with the plug connected to the power supply and the
unit operating, press the “test” button. The unit should stop operating and the GFCI power indicator will go out. Wait thirty seconds and
then reset the GFCI by pressing the “Reset” button. The GFCI
power indicator will turn on, restoring power to the spa. If the
interrupter does not perform in this manner, it is an indication of an
electrical malfunction and the possibility of an electric shock. Disconnect the plug from the receptacle until the fault has been identified
and corrected.
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240 VOLT, PERMANENTLY INSTALLED OR CONVERTED MODELS
9. A ground terminal is provided on the terminal block (TB-1, terminal 7)
located inside the control box. To reduce the risk of electric shock,
connect this terminal to the grounding terminal of your electrical
service or supply panel with a continuous green, insulated copper
wire. The wire must be equivalent in size to the circuit conductors
supplying the equipment. In addition, a bonding terminal (pressure
wire connector) is provided on the outside of the control box for
bonding to local ground points. To reduce the risk of electric shock,
this connector should be bonded with a No. 8 AWG (8.42mm2) solid
copper wire to any metal ladders, water pipes, or other metal within
five feet (1.5m) of the spa to comply with local requirements.
10. Your spa uses ground fault circuit interrupters in the electrical subpanel. Before each use of the spa and with the unit operating press
the Test button on each breaker. The switch should click over to the
“Trip” position. Wait thirty seconds and reset each GFCI breaker by
switching it completely off and then completely on. The switch
should then stay on. If either of the interrupters does not perform in
this manner, it is an indication of an electrical malfunction and the
possibility of an electric shock. Disconnect the power until the fault has
been identified and corrected.
ALL SPA MODELS
11. Install the spa so proper drainage is provided.
12.DANGER: RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. Install the spa at least five
feet (1.5m) away from metal surfaces, in accordance with the
National Electric Code ANS/NMFPA70-1993. Each metal surface
must be permanently connected to a minimum No. 8 (8.42mm2)
solid copper conductor attached to the wire bonding connector on
the terminal box provided for this purpose.
13.DANGER: RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. Do not permit any
appliance, such as a light, telephone, radio, or television, etc. within
five feet (1.5m) of the spa or hot tub.
14.WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury:
• The water in the spa 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 extended use (exceeding 10 minutes) and for young
children.
• 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 spa water
temperatures to 100°F (38°C).
• Before entering a spa, the user should measure the water temperature with an accurate thermometer since the tolerance of temperature-regulating devices may vary as much as +/- 5°F (3°C).
• The use of drugs, alcohol, or medication before or during spa use
may lead to unconsciousness with the possibility of drowning.
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•
Persons suffering from obesity or with a medical history of heart
disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory system problems, or
diabetes should consult a physician before using the spa.
• Persons using medications should consult a physician before using
a spa since some medication may induce drowsiness while other
medication may affect heart rate, blood pressure, and circulation.
15.DANGER: TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY TO PERSONS.
Do not remove the suction fittings.
16.DANGER: RISK OF INJURY: Never operate a spa if the suction
guard(s) is broken or missing. Never replace a suction guard with
one rated less than the flow rate marked on the original suction
guard. The suction guard(s) in the spa are sized to match the
specific water flow created by the pump. Should the need arise to
replace the suction guard(s) or the pump, be sure that the flow
rates are compatible.
17. DANGER: Children are especially sensitive to hot water. At no time
should children have unsupervised access to the spa. Children must
not be allowed to climb onto the spa cover. All Everyday Hot Tubs
are equipped with a locking cover that meets the ASTM F1346-91
Standard for Safety Covers. Always lock the child resistant locks
after using the spa for your children’s safety.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
WARNING: Children should not use spas or hot tubs without adult
supervision.
WARNING: Do not use spas or hot tubs unless all suction guard(s)
are installed to prevent body and hair entrapment.
WARNING: Do not use drugs or alcohol before or during the use of
a spa or hot tub to avoid unconsciousness and possible drowning.
WARNING: People using medications and/or having an adverse
medical history should consult a physician before using a spa.
WARNING: The use of alcohol, drugs, and medication can greatly
increase the risk of fatal hyperthermia.
WARNING: Before entering the spa or hot tub measure the water
temperature with an accurate thermometer.
WARNING: Water temperature in excess of 104°F (40°C) may be
injurious to your health.
WARNING: Prolonged immersion in a spa or hot tub may be
injurious to your health.
WARNING: People with infectious diseases should not use a spa.
WARNING: Pregnant or possibly pregnant women should consult a
physician before using a spa or hot tub.
WARNING: To avoid injury, exercise care when entering and exiting
the spa or hot tub.
WARNING: Do not use a spa or hot tub immediately following
strenuous exercise.
CAUTION: Maintain water chemistry in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR FRENCH SPEAKING SPA OWNERS
AVERTISSEMENT: Ne pas placer d’appareil électrique (luminaire,
téléphone,radio, téléviseur, etc.) moins de 1.52 m de cette cuve de
relaxation.
AVERTISSEMENT: Ne pas laisser les enfants utiliser une cuve de
relaxation sans surveillance.
AVERTISSEMENT: Pour éviter que les cheveux ou une partie du
corps puissent être aspirés, ne pas utiliser une cuve de relaxation si les
grilles de prise d’aspiration ne sont pas toutes en place.
AVERTISSEMENT: Pour éviter l’évanouissement et la noyade
éventuelle, ne prendre ni drogue ni alcool avant d’utiliser une cuve de
relaxation ni quand on s’y trouve.
AVERTISSEMENT: Les personnes qui prennent des médicaments ou
ont des problemès de santé devraient consulter un médecin avant
d’utiliser une cuve de relaxation.
AVERTISSEMENT: La consommation d/alcool ou de drogue
augmente considérablement les risques d’hyperthermie motrelle dans
une cuve de relaxation.
AVERTISSEMENT: Avant d’utiliser une cuve de relaxation mesurer la
température de l’eau l’aide d’un thermométre précis.
AVERTISSEMENT: Il peut être dangereux pour la santé de se plonger
dans de l’eau plus de 40°C.
AVERTISSEMENT: L’utilisation prolongée d’une cuve de relaxation
peut être dangereuse pour la santé.
AVERTISSEMENT: Les personnes atteintes de maladies infectieuses
ne devraient pas utiliser une cuve de relaxation.
AVERTISSEMENT: Les femmes enceintes, que leur grossesse soit
confirmée ou non, devraient consulter un médecin avant d’utiliser une
cuve de relaxation.
AVERTISSEMENT: Pour éviter des blessures, user de prudence en
entrant dans une cuve de relaxation et en sortant.
AVERTISSEMENT: Ne pas utiliser une cuve de relaxation
immédiatement aprés un exercice fatigant.
ATTENTION: La tenteur de l’eau en matières dissoutes doit être
conforme aux directives du fabricant.
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PERSONAL SAFETY
Prolonged immersion in hot water can result in HYPERTHERMIA, a
dangerous condition which occurs when the internal temperature of
the body reaches a level above normal (98.6°F, 37°C). The symptoms
of hyperthermia include dizziness, fainting, drowsiness, lethargy, and a
body temperature above 98.6°F (37°C). The physical effects of hyperthermia include unawareness of impending hazard, failure to perceive
heat, failure to recognize the need to exit the spa, physical inability to
exit the spa, fetal damage in pregnant women, and unconsciousness
resulting in a danger of drowning.
WARNING: The use of alcohol, drugs, or medication can greatly
increase the risk of fatal hyperthermia in hot tubs and spas.
Persons taking medications which induce drowsiness such as tranquilizers, antihistamines, or anticoagulants should not use the spa. Pregnant women and persons with a medical history of heart disease,
diabetes, or high blood pressure should consult a physician before
using the spa.
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PERSONAL SAFETY DOs:
• Be sure your spa is connected to the power supply correctly – only
use a licensed electrical contractor.
• Shut off power supply (unplug 120V models) before draining the
spa or servicing the electrical components.
• Test the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) monthly.
• Always test the water temperature with an accurate thermometer
before entering the spa to be sure that it’s a safe temperature.
• Remember that wet surfaces can be very slippery. Take care when
entering and exiting the spa.
• Lock the spa cover when the spa is not in use, whether it is empty
or full of water.
• Keep the water clean and sanitized with correct chemical care.
• Turn on the jets when adding ANY chemicals to the spa water.
• Clean the filter cartridge monthly to remove debris and mineral
buildup which affects the performance of the hydrotherapy jets,
limits the flow, or trips the high limit thermostat which will turn off
the entire spa.
PERSONAL SAFETY DO NOTs:
• Don’t use the spa with the equipment compartment door
removed.
• Don’t use the spa for more than 10 minutes of time at water
temperatures in excess of 102°F (39°C).
• Don’t allow the jet pump to operate for an extended period of time
with the cover in place. Extended pump operation causes a slow
heat buildup due to water friction. The spa equipment controls are
equipped with a built-in safety timer that automatically shuts off the
jet pump after 15 minutes of continuous operation should it have
been left on inadvertently.
• Don’t operate the spa at any time with the filter cartridges
removed.
• Don’t lift or drag the cover by using the tie-down straps; always lift
and carry by using the external handles.
• Don’t store chemicals in the spa’s equipment compartment.
• Don’t hesitate to call your Everyday Hot Tubs dealer with any
questions or maintenance concerns.
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LOCATION
For your portable spa to function properly and
safely, it must be located on a hard, flat, level
surface. Inground spas require special installation
techniques and should be planned in conjunction
with your spa dealer. Improper installation can
result in structural damage to the spa and the
voiding of your spa warranty. Items to discuss with
your dealer include: local construction codes;
electrical service requirements; serviceability of
equipment; present underground obstructions
such as gas, water, and telephone lines; safety
measures such as fences and locks; and visibility
of the spa installation from the home, street, and
neighbors.
• Allow for sufficient water drainage around the
spa to help preserve the equipment and support
structure. This includes indoor installations.
• A filled spa can weigh in excess of 4,000
pounds and the location should support the
weight of the filled spa.
• Locate the equipment compartment where it will
be accessible. Your spa MUST be installed to
permit access for servicing the equipment
above and/or below any decks or floors. Access
is essential and must allow adequate room for
service.
• Leave access to the circuit breakers in the sub
panel (240V models) or to the interrupter switch
(GFCI, 120V models) on the end of the power cord.
• Be sure the spa is level and in the final position
BEFORE filling with water. Check for power
cords, tools, and hoses that may be caught
underneath the spa.
• IMPORTANT: DO NOT LET AN EMPTY SPA
REMAIN EXPOSED TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT.
Spa surface temperatures can reach in excess
of 150°F (65°C) if left exposed to the sun.
Significant damage can occur if this is allowed to
happen, including warping and blistering of the
surface. Damage, that occurs as a result of this
exposure is not covered under the warranty.
• CAUTION: Never try to move a spa that has not
been fully drained. To do so could result in damage to the spa and physical injury to the mover.
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OUTDOOR AND PATIO INSTALLATION
To install the spa outdoors, we recommend a
reinforced concrete pad at least four inches thick.
The reinforcing material should be attached to a
#8 AWG bonding wire per national and local
electrical code.
If you place the spa on the ground, even temporarily, place concrete pavers under the entire
bottom of the spa. The concrete pavers should be
a least two inches thick and level across the entire
surface. The spa will inevitably settle and not
remain level on this surface, thus it’s important to
get it onto a solid foundation as soon as possible.
DECK INSTALLATION
Be sure the deck can support the weight of your
filled spa by checking the deck’s maximum load
capacity. Consult a qualified building contractor or
structural engineer. Minimum requirement is 100
pounds per square foot.
INDOOR INSTALLATION
There are special requirements if you place your
spa indoors. Flooring material must provide
adequate traction when wet. Proper drainage is
essential to prevent water puddling. Humidity will
increase and it’s best to provide proper ventilation
to the area and the addition of a ventilation system
may be necessary.
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SHUT-OFF VALVES
Your spa is equipped with shut-off valves (see
EQUIPMENT DIAGRAM) that shut off the water
flow to the equipment system for dealer service.
At times, a new spa or one that has recently been
serviced, may have the shut-off valves partially
closed which can restrict the water flow and
hinder jet performance. Be sure the valves are
fully open.
Shut-off valve in
open position
1) Center filter
cartridge over canister
FREEZE PROTECTION
When a freeze condition is detected (which
occurs when the temperature in the heater
housing drops to 40°F (4°C)) the jet pump is
automatically activated. In areas with extremely
cold winter conditions, your spa should be fine as
long as it is left running at normal operating temperatures. For extra protection see your dealer for
an optional freeze sensor. If you plan to turn the
spa off, follow the instructions in this manual (see
SUSPENDED USE OR WINTERIZING YOUR SPA).
OVERHEATING
In the case of extended hot weather, the spa
water temperature may reach and maintain 104°F
to 106°F (40°C to 41°C) or higher. This is due to the
ambient temperature and the full insulation in the
spa cabinet. You may have the option of shortening the pump-run time. See SPA CONTROL
OPERATION for available options.
FILTER CARTRIDGE
Your portable spa is equipped with the Constant
Clean™ Filtration system.
2) Screw filter
cartridge in place
3) Snap Vortex filter top
in place
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NOTE: It is very important that the components of
these filtration systems be installed properly in the
proper part of the spa.
1. Hold the Vortex filter cartridge and center it in
the opening of the filter housing.
2. Use the filter handle and turn the filter
cartridge clockwise to screw it in place. (Use
caution not to overtighten as damage may
occur to threads and is not covered under
warranty.)
3. Grasp the edge of the dome-shaped Vortex
filter top. Center it over the ring and gently
snap in place.
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suction fitting must
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SUCTION GUARDS
The suction guard(s) in the footwell of your spa is
an opening through which the jet pump draws
water. Suction fittings are equipped with a safety
guard. Suction through the fittings can be strong.
The safety guard(s) must remain in place and
undamaged. A fitting with a damaged guard(s) can
be dangerous, especially to small children or
people with long hair. Should any part of the body
become drawn to a fitting, turn the jet pump off
immediately. Long hair should be restrained in a
bathing cap, never allow it to float freely in the spa.
Replace any missing or damaged suction guard(s).
NOTE: It is normal for the flow rates of the
suction fittings to vary from strong to barely
noticeable.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
It is the responsibility of the spa owner to
ensure that all electrical connections are
made in accordance with all electrical codes
in effect at the time of installation.
120V electrical diagram
120 Volt:
120V units must only be connected to a
properly grounded, grounding type 15 amp
dedicated receptacle. 120V equipment is
designed to operate on 60Hz alternating
current only at a voltage of 120, 12.5 amp.
maximum load. Only use the cord provided
with the spa, do not use an extension cord.
To Convert 120V to 240V:
All connections must be made by a licensed
electrician.
Convert 120V to 240V
electrical diagram
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1. Disconnect power by unplugging from
receptacle and remove cord from terminal
block.
2.Move both red wires TB-1 to TB-4 as indicated by gray area.
3.Move the Heater Mode selector (J23) on
the Control Board from (20A) to (50A)
position. Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters
(GFCI), #8145, are available from your
Everyday Hot Tubs dealer.
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START-UP PROCEDURE
Your spa is equipped with solid-state Comfort
Controls specific to your spa model. Please see SPA
CONTROL OPERATION for your specific spa model.
Marquis SpaCare
products are
recommended.
Close drain valve in
equipment bay (shown
in open position).
Screw plug in the hose
connector on external
DuraBase (EasyCare).
Screw pump plug into
face of pump.
Fill spa with water to
two-thirds of the way
up the Vortex skimmer
opening.
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To start your spa, you need a spa water test kit and
an underwater thermometer. It is important to follow
each of these steps when starting your spa. Once
you have completed the following steps, refer to the
WATER TREATMENT section for proper start-up
water maintenance.
NOTE: Your spa has been filled and test-run at the
factory. The first time your spa is filled with water,
some discoloration from residual test water may
appear. This will disappear when the spa is completely filled and the filtration system is functioning.
Test the water for the proper chemical balance and
adjust as necessary. PROPER CHEMICAL BALANCE IS IMPORTANT for your safety and the
longevity of your spa.
THERAPY PUMP
Allow the spa to circulate on high-speed (see SPA
CONTROL OPERATION) for four to five minutes to
discharge air from the plumbing system. Do not
expect hot water immediately from the jets; the
heater will take several hours to heat the water.
Start-up procedure:
1. Place spa on a hard, flat, level surface. Make
sure the power supply is off.
2. Make sure the suction guard(s) in the footwell
are in place and undamaged.
3. All spas with wood exterior: Open the
equipment door. (SEE EQUIPMENT DIAGRAM).
Tighten all disconnects and open all shut-off
valves. Close drain valve in equipment bay.
All spas with EasyCare™ DuraWood option:
Open the equipment door. (SEE EQUIPMENT
DIAGRAM.) Close the drain valve in the equipment bay. Screw the plug in the hose connector located on the external DuraBase. Tighten all
disconnects and open all shut-off valves.
4. Install filter cartridge. (See INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS, Filter Cartridge.)
5. Fill the spa with water to two-thirds of the way
up the patented Vortex skimmer opening.
The use of a Fill Filter (part #5039) is recommended, especially in areas with high mineral
content in the water.
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6. Turn the power on and wait five seconds.
7. After a few seconds the spa should have
water flowing from the jets. If the pump has not
primed and the water is not flowing from the
jets after two minutes TURN OFF POWER
TO THE SPA and vent air from the pumps by
slightly opening the pump unions. (SEE
EQUIPMENT DIAGRAM).
8. The factory default setting for water temperature is 102°F (39°C). Use the TEMP pad on the
control panel to set the water temperature to
the desired level. (See TEMPERATURE
DISPLAY AND ADJUSTMENT.) Your spa will
heat at the rate of approximately one degree
per hour for 120V systems and five degrees
per hour for 240V systems.
SPA COVER
When the spa is not in use, the spa cover should
be kept on the spa to retain the water’s heat and
to keep out dirt, leaves, etc. Your heater maintains
a constant water temperature between uses.
Spa cover helps
maintain a constant
water temperature.
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For your safety and convenience, the cover is
equipped with adjustable straps, safety locks, and
handles. Use the exterior handles to remove and
replace your cover. We suggest that you use the
safety locks to help keep out unintended users
and prevent the cover from being blown off in
windy conditions. For high wind areas, Secure
Straps (part #8140) are available. DuraLift (part
#8225) cover lifts are also available to assist you in
cover removal. See your Everyday Hot Tubs
dealer for details.
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MAXIMUM THERAPY JETTING SYSTEM
ISO BOOST JETS
This small jet provides a targeted stream of water.
POWER BOOST JET
The direction of water flow can be changed by
redirecting the central nozzle. The water flow can be
adjusted by turning the jet face using the four tabs.
Power swirl jet
POWER SWIRL JET
This rotating jet provides a firm, broad area of
circular massage. The water flow can be adjusted
by turning the jet face using the four tabs.
CASCADE NECK™ JETS
The Cascade Neck jets are turned on and off
(when the jet pump is on) using the small teardrop
neck jet control lever.
Cascade Neck Jet
Control
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CASCADE NECK JET CONTROL
Use this control to increase or decrease the air
flow to the Cascade Neck jets.
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4
Use the Bather’s
panel to set the
temperature,
select the
filtration, and
turn on the jets
and lights.
1
4
7
1
1
1
1
1
2
2
7
3
1
8
3
8
11
4 4 4
11
4
This valve
controls the
water flow of
the Cascade
Neck jets.
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
1
13
12
14
9
8
1
8
6
1
1
1
1
10
1
1
1
1
1
5
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
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Component Identification
Iso Boost Jets
Power Boost Jets
Power Swirl Jets
Cascade Neck™ Jets
Bathers Control Panel
Heat Sensor
Filter Canisters
Suction Fittings
Floor Drain
Light
Cascade Neck Jet Valves
Ozone Injector Fitting
Spa Frog® Return Fitting
Spa Frog® (EasyCare)
Physical Specifications
Dimensions
Height
Interior Depth
Seating Positions
Weight Dry/Lbs.
Weight Full/Lbs.
Water Capacity/Gallons
Total Therapy Jets
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Qty.
26
2
2
6
1
1
2
4
1
1
2
1
1
1
Size
90" x 90"
34"
33"
7
800
4052
390
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4
Use the Bather’s
panel to set the
temperature,
select the
filtration, and
turn on the jets
and lights.
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
4
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1 3
8
8
This valve
controls the
water flow of
the Cascade
Neck jets.
1
1
2
7
13
12
7
8
8
6
14
11
9
1
1
1
1
1 3
1
10
5
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
Component Identification
Iso Boost Jets
Power Boost Jets
Power Swirl Jets
Cascade Neck™ Jets
Bathers Control Panel
Heat Sensor
Filter Canisters
Suction Fittings
Floor Drain
Light
Cascade Neck Jet Valve
Ozone Injector Fitting
Spa Frog® Return Fitting
Spa Frog® (EasyCare)
Physical Specifications
Dimensions
Height
Interior Depth
Seating Positions
Weight Dry/Lbs.
Weight Full/Lbs.
Water Capacity/Gallons
Total Therapy Jets
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Qty.
23
2
2
3
1
1
2
4
1
1
1
1
1
1
Size
84" x 84"
34"
33"
5
720
3639
350
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Use the Bather’s
panel to set the
temperature,
select the
filtration, and
turn on the jets
and lights.
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This valve
controls the
water flow of
the Cascade
Neck jets.
the 415
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
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Component Identification
Iso Boost Jets
Power Boost Jets
Power Swirl Jets
Cascade Neck™ Jets
Bathers Control Panel
Heat Sensor
Filter Canister
Suction Fittings
Floor Drain
Light
Cascade Neck Jet Valve
Ozone Injector Fitting
Spa Frog® Return Fitting
Spa Frog® (EasyCare)
Physical Specifications
Dimensions
Height
Interior Depth
Seating Positions
Weight Dry/Lbs.
Weight Full/Lbs.
Water Capacity/Gallons
Total Therapy Jets
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Qty.
10
1
1
3
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
Size
77" x 77"
34"
32.5"
5
475
2977
300
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the 212
Use the Bather’s
panel to set the
temperature,
select the
filtration, and
turn on the jets
and lights.
1
1
1
7
3
10
8
4
6
1
1
1
6
2
1
2
1
5
1
1
9
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Component Identification
Iso Boost Jets
Cascade Neck jets
Bathers Control Panel
Heat Sensor
Filter Canister
Suction Fittings
Floor Drain
Light
Cascade Neck jet valve
Ozone Injector Fitting
Physical Specifications
Dimensions
Height
Interior Depth
Seating Positions
Weight Dry/Lbs.
Weight Full/Lbs.
Water Capacity/Gallons
Total Therapy Jets
20
Qty.
10
2
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
Size
68" x 68"
29.5"
28"
3
300
1545
150
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MODELS 636, 530, 415, 212
LIGHT
UNDERWATER LIGHT
Press the LIGHT pad to turn the underwater light
on and off. The low-voltage system produces a
night light for evening use and makes entering and
exiting the spa safer. After being on for 30 minutes, the light automatically turns off.
OPTIONAL WATERCOLORS™*
Press LIGHT pad to turn on step one. Press LIGHT
pad again to turn off for one second. Then press
LIGHT pad again for step two. Repeat for all color
options.
*(12 LED Part #8115; 24 LED Part #8120)
JET
JET
TEMP +-
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JETS
Use the JET pad on the bather panel. First press
of the JET pad activates pump on low-speed (and
starts soak timer). Second press of the JET pad
activates pump(s) on high-speed. Third press of
the JET pad turns jets off for all-quiet mode. Fourth
press of the JET pad turns pump back to lowspeed. If the pump is already on low (heating, filter
cycle) then the first press starts the soak timer.
After running on low- or high-speed for 15 minutes, the pump automatically turns off (unless in
heating or filtering cycle).
SOAK TIMER AND SOAK FEATURE
The soak timer starts the first time you press a JET
pad. The LCD window displays the elapsed time
(1-30) for 55 seconds then switches to the current
water temperature for five seconds then back to
the timer. It continues to alternate for the entire 30
minutes. The timer runs for 30 minutes regardless
of other functions in use (jets, temperature, or
light). You can manually cancel the timer by
pressing the TEMP+- pad and then the LIGHT pad.
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CONSTANT CLEAN™ WATER MANAGEMENT
WITH SMART LOGIC™
Factory Default Settings:
• Filter Cycle Duration: F2 (2 hours)
• Filter Cycles: 2C (twice per day)
• Smart Logic: 1H (1 hour)
These settings represent the most commonly used
settings, but your use may be different, depending
upon many variables – frequency, number of
bathers, duration, water capacity, etc. These
variables affect the quality of water and the way it
should be managed to achieve the most effective
cleansing. Selectable choices for the settings of
the operation systems allow flexibility and ensure
your Everyday Hot Tub remains easy to maintain
for your particular set of circumstances.
SOLID-STATE OZONATOR (EasyCare)
The ozonator greatly reduces the amount of
chemical sanitizer you need in the water to keep
your water clean. The ozonator functions whenever the pump is running on low speed. You should
occasionally inspect your ozonator to ensure it
continues to light (see MAINTENANCE, Every
Three to Four Months). A good time to do this is
when you drain and fill your spa.
Optional Marquis
Ozonator reduces the
need for chemical
sanitizers.
SETTINGS
TEMP+-
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CONSTANT CLEAN FILTRATION
Your spa is preset at the factory with a default
setting to filter itself using the jet pump on lowspeed for two hours twice in a 24-hour period.
These settings represent the filter settings necessary for average use. The timing of the first filter
cycle is determined by when the spa was initially
energized. The first cycle begins six minutes after
this initial power-up. The second filter cycle begins
12 hours after the first cycle.
To adjust the filter settings
First press of the SETTINGS pad displays the filter
time settings (F1, F2, F4, F6). Use the TEMP+- pad
to scroll through the options. When desired selection has been reached, press SETTINGS pad again
to enter selection and advance to the filter cycle
settings (2C, 1d, 1n). For example, if you select 2C
and F2, your spa will filter two hours twice a day for
a total of four hours of filtration daily.
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TEMP+-
SETTINGS
spa control operation
Use the TEMP+- pad to scroll through filter cycle
options. When desired selection has been
reached, press the SETTINGS pad to enter selection and advance to the Smart Logic™ settings.
Selectable filter cycles and cycle duration
• 2C: twice per day (once every 12 hours)
• 1d: once during the day
• 1n: once during the night
• F1: 45 minutes
• F2: 2 hours
• F4: 4 hours
• F6: 6 hours
SMART LOGIC™
Since a spa is always covered when not in use, it
stays fairly free of debris or outside contamination.
Contamination to a spa’s water occurs during
usage, so filtering immediately after usage is the
most effective time to clean the spa water. Your
spa is preset at the factory with a default setting to
filter for one hour (1H) every time your spa is used.
This filtration cycle begins 30 minutes after the spa
light or jet pump has been deactivated. The pump
runs on low-speed to filter the water for the cycle’s
duration.
Selectable Smart Logic Settings
• 1H: 1 hour
• 2H: 2 hours
• 3H: 3 hours
• 4H: 4 hours
• OH: Off
TEMP+-
SETTINGS
To adjust the Smart Logic settings:
Use the TEMP+- pad to scroll through options. When
desired selection has been reached. Press SETTINGS pad to enter selection and exit settings mode.
TEMPERATURE DISPLAY AND ADJUSTMENT
Factory Default Settings:
• Temperature: 102°F (39°C)
The LCD window displays the actual water temperature. Pressing the TEMP+- pad makes the
numbers flash, then pressing the pad again (repeatedly) increases the set temperature one
degree at a time, up to 104°F (40°C). After a short
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pause, the actual temperature displays. Press
TEMP- pad repeatedly to decrease the set temperature to 80°F (27°C).
*NOTE: In event of a power outage, all settings
revert to the preset, default settings.
HEAT LIGHT
The HEAT light illuminates when the heater is on.
The pump circulates on low-speed whenever the
thermostat calls for heat.
SYSTEM LOCK
Once you find and establish the settings that work
best for your individual needs, use system lock to
keep from inadvertently changing the settings.
TEMP+-
SETTINGS
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Press the TEMP +- pad and then immediately
press the SETTINGS pad. Unlock by repeating
sequence. While the system is locked, you may still
operate the jets and light. The LCD window displays LC to indicate the system is locked when you
try to change the temperature or settings.
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MODELS 636 & 530
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
Component
Control box and heater
MP130 pump
HP130 pump
Slice valves
Pump unions
Freeze line
Motor mounts
Hose bib drain
Light bulb
Ozone ready fitting
Check valve (EasyCare)
Ozonator (EasyCare)
Drain valve (EasyCare)
Qty.
1
1
1
2
4
1
8
1
1
1
1
1
1
MODELS 636z & 530z
11
10
9
12
1
4
4
5
5
2
3
7
25
6
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MODEL 415z
10
9
8
3
11
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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Component
Control box and heater
MP130 pump
HP130 pump
Slice valves
Pump unions
Pump plug
Motor mounts
Light bulb
Check valve (EasyCare)
Ozonator (EasyCare)
Drain valve (EasyCare)
Qty.
1
1
1
2
2
1
4
1
1
1
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MODELS 415 & 212
10
27
#
Component
1
2
Control box and heater
HP120 pump
1
1
3
4
Slice valves
GFCI cord
2
1
5
6
Pump unions
Pump plug
2
1
7
8
Motor mounts
Hose bib drain
4
1
9 Light bulb
10 Ozone ready fitting
1
1
11
1
Drain valve (212)
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troubleshooting
PLEASE NOTE: The following corrective actions
may be performed by the spa owner. If the trouble
cannot be corrected in the steps below, please
contact your Everyday Hot Tubs™ dealer for
service. (Improper servicing by an unauthorized
service provider or spa owner could result in
damage not covered by the warranty and could
cause serious injury.)
EQUIPMENT WILL NOT OPERATE
• Check the control panel LCD window for
diagnostic code.
• 240V Spas: Check the circuit breaker on the
main circuit panel.
• 120V Spas: Check the GFCI power cord and
reset if necessary (see IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS at beginning of manual).
• Check the condition of the power cord.
INADEQUATE JET ACTION
• Be sure the shut-off valves are completely open.
• Open the jets by turning the jet face to allow for
maximum water flow.
• Check for obstruction or restrictions at suction
guard(s) or filters, such as leaves, etc.
NO HEAT
• Check temperature displayed in the LCD
window for desired temperature setting.
• Inspect the filter cartridge for dirt and debris.
• Check that the water is at proper level, 2/3 up
the patented Vortex skimmer opening.
• Lower ambient temperatures may result in
heat loss.
NOTE: Do not expect instant hot water from the
jets. It will take the heater 12-24 hours to heat the
water to the temperature you desire.
LIGHT DOES NOT WORK
• Press the LIGHT pad on the control panel.
• Reposition the light bulb in the socket. (See
REPLACING LIGHT BULB.)
• Replace the light bulb with a 6 WATT BULB
(GE 918 ONLY).
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LCD DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGES
The advanced technology built into the spa allows it
to perform a number of self-diagnostic system
checks and it can display a variety of messages in
the LCD window on the control panel.
CL:
This appears every 30 days as a reminder to clean
the filter. (See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS, Filter
Cartridge.)
CH:
This appears every 120 days as a reminder to drain
and refill the spa. (See SPA MAINTENANCE,
Draining and Filling the Spa.)
FL:
A pressure switch may have malfunctioned.
Contact you dealer for service.
OH:
Over heat protection. If a malfunction occurs and
the spa water reaches 112°F (44°C), the system
completely shuts down. In such a condition, DO
NOT ENTER THE WATER. Turn off all power to
the spa and contact your dealer for service. Several conditions could lead to overheating, for
example, low water level, shut-off valves closed
while heater is on, dirty filter, and restriction in the
plumbing lines. After the power if turned back on,
the spa will not restart itself until the water temperature within the spa drops to a lower, predetermined temperature. As a double safety feature, a
secondary high-limit sensor shuts the system off if
the water temperature in the heater housing
reaches 118°F (48°C). In this case, the spa may be
restarted by pressing any panel pad after the water
has cooled to 110°F (42°C). If the switch trips
repeatedly, do not use the spa and contact your
dealer for service.
SN:
A sensor has malfunctioned. The spa turns off.
Contact your dealer for service.
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WEEKLY MAINTENANCE
1. Removing Debris
Remove any debris from the Vortex skimmer
and suction guard(s) on the inside of the spa.
Blocked intakes can impede the flow of water
through the jetting system.
Water level should be
two-thirds up the
Vortex skimmer
opening.
2. Water Level
Replenish the water level if necessary so that it is
approximately two-thirds up the Vortex skimmer
opening. (See STARTING YOUR SPA.)
MONTHLY MAINTENANCE
1. Filter Care
We cannot stress enough the importance of a
clean filter for proper water filtration. Dirty filters
can restrict water flow, cause hazy water, and
prevent your chemicals from working properly.
Many water treatment products clear or clarify
the water by clumping microscopic particles and
minerals together so that these larger particles
can be effectively trapped in the filter. A filter
clogged with debris and calcium deposits does
not trap particles properly.
The Maintenance Reminder on the spa-side
Control Panel indicates a CL every 30 days to
remind you to clean your filter.
Removing the Filter
Grasp the edge of the dome-shaped Vortex
filter top, pull up firmly, but gently, to remove it.
Grasp edge of Vortex
filter top, pull gently.
Turn the filter cartridge counterclockwise to
unscrew it from its base. Lift out the filter cartridge.
Use a hose to clean the filter cartridge or use
the Marquis Maintenance Kit bucket and Filter
Revive to soak the filters (you will need to flip the
filter after the designated time to completely
clean the entire length). Or a Filter Soak Canister
is available from your dealer to assist in the filter
cleaning process.
Turn filter cartridge
counterclockwise to
unscrew.
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NOTE: Keep an extra set of filters on hand so
you always have a clean set ready for immediate
spa enjoyment. Remember to replace the filter
cartridge at least once a year.
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Reinstalling the Filter
Repeat the steps above in reverse. Do not
overtighten the filter as it may cause the threads
on the bottom to strip and fail to hold the filter in
place. When replacing the Vortex filter top, center
the top over the raised filter ring and press down
firmly until the top snaps into place. (See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS, Filter Cartridge.)
EVERY THREE TO FOUR MONTHS
Draining and Filling the Spa
The average spa needs to be drained every three to
four months. After months of continually adding
chemicals to the water and introducing body oils
and lotions, the water can be difficult to manage and
chemicals are not as effective as usual. You may
also notice excessive foaming. A maintenance
reminder appears on the control panel as “CH” to
remind you to change water. More frequent
draining may be required depending on use.
1. Leakage Detection
Open the equipment door and check for signs of
water leakage around the pump. Pump seals
wear out over time, especially with improper
water chemistry. Early detection of pump seal
failure can significantly reduce repair costs.
2. Ozonator (Option) Operation
Check to see if the bulb is lighted. Run spa on lowspeed. The end cap of the ozonator should have
a purple glow if functioning properly. If not, the bulb
has burned out. Contact your dealer for service.
Check the end cap of
the optional ozonator
for a purple glow.
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3. Draining the Spa
A. Turn off the power to the spa.
B. Open the equipment door and attach a hose
to the hose bib. (See EQUIPMENT DIAGRAM.)
Gravity causes the water to drain out of
the hose.
C. When the spa is empty, remove the hose
and screw the hose cap on to the hose bib.
NOTE: Keep the drain valve closed at all times
except when draining the spa (do not rely on the
cap to stop the flow of water). Not doing so could
result in damage to the drain valve due to freezing water.
Replacing Spa Frog® Mineral Cartridge (Option)
This cartridge should be replaced every four
months. You may still feel the “spent” minerals
inside, but they are no longer effective and need to
be replaced. See ADJUSTING THE SPA FROG®
CARTRIDGES, Blue Mineral Cartridge.
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AS NEEDED MAINTENANCE
Marquis Maintenance
Kit includes: DuraWood
Cleaner, Cover Care
Cleaner, Fill Filter, Filter
Revive, Swirl Away
Plumbing Cleaner,
interior DuraMitt, and a
scrubby hand mitt for
exterior cabinet and
cover cleaning, all in a
handy storage bucket.
1. Cover Care
It is recommended that you use Marquis Cover
Care Cleaner to keep the spa cover clean and
conditioned. Proper care of the cover increases
the life and keeps it looking great in even the
harshest conditions. NOTE: Do not use regular
household products or products that contain
silicone, alcohol, steel wool, or bleach.
2. EasyCare™ Exterior
Clean the exterior of the spa with Marquis DuraWood Cleaner. Our specially formulated cleaner
does not contain alcohol or high levels of solvents. These ingredients (along with Acetone,
Nitrobenzene, and Cyclohexanol) can dissolve
and discolor the DuraWood exterior. For small
cleaning jobs, you can also use a mild soap and
water solution.
3. Wood Exterior
The wood exterior has been treated with a
water-based wood preservative at the factory.
We suggest the exterior be treated every six
months with an additional coat of preservative
for maximum weather protection. Your dealer
can suggest the best preservative for your
environment.
DuraMitt cleans the
interior of the spa
without scratching.
Remove lamp socket
from back of light
assembly.
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4. Excess Debris
Grit and debris tracked into the spa should be
removed with a spa vacuum.
5. Water Line
To avoid buildup of oils and lotions at the water
line, clean the interior when needed. We suggest the DuraMitt to clean without scratching.
NOTE: Do not use the same brush or mitt to
clean the exterior of the spa and the interior of
the spa. Soap and other product residue used
on the outside of the spa can cause foaming of
the spa water and scratches to the spa surface
if used on the inside of the spa.
6. Light Bulb Replacement
A. Turn off the power to the spa.
B. Remove the equipment area door to find the
light access. (See EQUIPMENT DIAGRAM.)
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C. Remove the lamp socket from the back of
the light assembly by turning counterclockwise
and pulling at the same time.
D. Gently pull the bulb out of the lamp socket
and replace it with a 6 watt bulb only (GE
#918) available from your spa dealer.
E. Install the lamp socket back into the light
assembly and replace door.
SUSPENDED USE OR WINTERIZING THE SPA
Your spa was designed for year-round use and
many people find the combination of hot water,
therapy jets, and cool winter temperatures to be
especially soothing. However, if you decide to discontinue the use of your spa for any extended period of time, we suggest you follow the steps below.
NOTE: During long periods of inactivity, damage
can occur to equipment from condensation within
the equipment compartment.
1. Turn off the power to the spa.
2. Drain the spa. (See DRAINING AND REFILLING
THE SPA.)
3. Remove all residual water from the seating
and footwell. If necessary, bail out the
remaining water then dry the spa with
towels. A wet/dry vacuum is recommended
for best results.
4. Using the wet/dry vacuum, place vacuum
nozzle over each jet nozzle to remove water
from plumbing lines, starting with the highest
jet and finishing with the lowest jet.
5. Unscrew the pump plug from the pump.
(See STARTING YOUR SPA.)
6. Again, using the wet/dry vacuum, place
nozzle over the exposed pump opening to
remove excess water. The pump should be
removed from the spa and stored in a climatecontrolled room.
7. Clean the spa interior.
8. Clean the filter cartridge.
9. Reinstall the spa cover and lock in place.
NOTE: Direct sunlight on the spa surface can
cause severe damage or blemishing and can
result in the voiding of any surface warranties.
10. For added protection, cover the entire spa
with a Marquis Protective Spa Cover.
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IMPORTANT CHEMICAL SAFETY
PROCEDURES
1. Always keep chemicals out of reach of children.
2. Read product labels carefully prior to use.
3. When dissolving, always add chemicals to water,
do not add water to chemicals. Some dry
chemicals should be dissolved prior to adding
them to the spa. Using a clean container, dip
some water from the spa. Mix until dissolved,
then add to circulating water.
4. CAUTION: Do not add chemicals together. Add
them separately to the spa water.
5. All chemical products should be stored in a cool,
dry, well-ventilated area where the average
temperature does not exceed 90°F (32°C).
Keep storage area clean of debris such as rags,
newspaper, and combustible materials.
6. Keep chemicals away from open flame or other
heat source. Do not smoke near chemicals. If a
dry chlorine chemical fire should occur, use
water only. Do not use a dry chemical fire
extinguisher to attempt to put out the fire.
7. When adding chemicals, always keep the water
circulating in the spa with jets in a downward
circular pattern for better chemical distribution.
Add chemicals to the spa water one at a time.
Allow several minutes between any new chemical additions using the jet action to evenly
distribute throughout the spa.
8. Wait approximately 15 minutes after adding
chemicals to retest your water for an accurate
reading. Retest your spa water before using.
9. If you have any questions or concerns about the
correct procedures for handling chemicals,
please contact your spa dealer or Marquis Corp.
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UNDERSTANDING WATER BALANCE
Water balance is the interrelation of factors that
determine the quality of the spa water. The effectiveness of chemicals and other additives are
dependent on all these factors working together or
“in balance”. The primary elements to water
balance are sanitizing, monitoring pH and alkalinity
levels, and oxidizing or shocking.
It’s important to understand that a spa is not just a
“small swimming pool” and that the care of a spa
needs to be handled differently. In addition to the
fact that a spa is kept at a temperature of up to
104°F (40°C) and pool chemicals are designed for
cool water, the ratio of people per gallon in a spa is
also very different. Four people in a spa is the
equivalent of having 200 people in a typical backyard pool. This increased “bather load” increases
the residue from soaps, perfumes, body oils,
cosmetics, and other contaminants. Always use
water treatment products designed for spa
use.
Sanitizing Methods
The use of an ozonator (option) greatly reduces
the amount of chemical sanitizer you need in the
water. Ozone works by delivering activated oxygen
gas into the spa water via an ozone injector fitting.
The ozone gas combines with contaminants to
sanitize the water. Although sometimes promoted
as a stand-alone chemical free alternative, we
recommend that you maintain a small residual of
chlorine or bromine in the water while using any
ozone system. Supplementing the water with
sanitizer controls and prevents bacteria growth.
Instead of the normal 3 - 5 ppm of sanitizer recommended, you only need to maintain a 0.5 ppm level
of chlorine or bromine when using an ozonator.
Alkalinity
Alkalinity acts as a buffer to prevent the pH level
from changing as other substances are added to
the water. Proper alkalinity is directly related to the
stability of the pH. The alkalinity should be between
80 - 120 ppm. Alkalinity levels below 80 ppm make it
very difficult to stabilize the pH level. Levels above
120 ppm may increase pH levels and cause cloudy
water, scaling, and decreased efficiency of the
sanitizer.
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pH Level
The pH level measures the relative acidity and
basicity of the water. The ideal pH level is 7.2 - 7.8.
When the pH level falls below 7.2 the water can
become corrosive. Low pH can cause damage to
metal in the equipment pack and heaters, excessive sanitizer consumption, and skin irritation. A pH
level above 7.8 can be scale-forming and allows
metals or minerals in the water to form deposits and
stain spa surfaces.
Shocking
Once bacteria and other wastes are neutralized by
the sanitizer, they stay in the water unless oxidized
or shocked. Often called chloramines or
bromamines, they create dull, cloudy water and
can cause odor and eye or skin irritation. Shock
Treatment rids your spa of these wastes for clear,
sparkling water. Shocking is recommended once a
week or whenever the water appears dull or
cloudy or has a strong chlorine odor.
NOTE: A strong chlorine odor indicates that
the spa needs to be shocked – not that there
is too much chlorine in the water. A properly
balanced spa that is shocked regularly will
not have a chlorine odor.
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Balancing the Water
When initially filling or refilling your spa follow these
steps to achieve proper water balance.
Important! Always circulate the water for at
least 15 minutes after making any chemical
additions, before retesting water, or adding
any additional products.
1. Test the spa water using a Test Strip (see label
for easy dip and read directions).
2. Determine the pH and alkalinity level of the water
using the color comparison chart on the bottle.
3. If changes need to be made to the pH and/or
alkalinity level to put them within the recommended range, always balance the alkalinity
before balancing the pH.
The product(s) you should use to adjust pH and/
or alkalinity are pH & Alkalinity Increase or pH &
Alkalinity Decrease. Make any chemical additions per the directions on the bottle and then
test and repeat if necessary until all readings are
in the desired range.
4. After pH and alkalinity levels are in the recommended range, you can establish a sanitizer
residual of 0.5 ppm. Add one-half ounce of
Chlorine per 500 gallons of water. Test and
repeat if necessary until there is a 0.5 ppm
residual of sanitizer in the water.
Water characteristics vary depending on the
local water supply. You may need to “fine
tune” the spa water due to these variations.
Your dealer may suggest the use of the
following products when filling the spa based
on your water conditions.
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Metal and Stain Control
If minerals such as calcium, iron, copper, or manganese exist in your water supply, they can stain spa
surfaces. Metal & Stain Control prevents spa staining.
Add per label directions for the gallons of your spa
each time you freshly fill the spa with water.
Calcium Hardness Increase
It is critical to have some calcium in your water,
however, the level of calcium should be between
200 – 400 ppm. High calcium levels can cause
scale buildup on spa surfaces and equipment. Your
spa is protected against high calcium by using
Metal & Stain Control when initially filling your spa.
Low calcium levels can cause spa water to become highly corrosive and damaging to the spa
equipment and plumbing. To raise calcium levels,
use Calcium Hardness Increase.
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ADJUSTING THE SPA FROG® CARTRIDGES*
(EasyCare Option) Blue Mineral Cartridge
While holding the top of the unit, turn the bottom
counterclockwise until the number 6 appears in the
setting window. NOTE: This cartridge should be
replaced every four months. You may still feel the
“spent” minerals inside, but they are no longer
effective and need to be replaced.
Yellow Bromine Cartridge
The Yellow Bromine Cartridge should initially be set
on number two or three (depending on the gallons
of your particular spa) for 24-48 hours until you
achieve a bromine reading in the spa. While holding
the top of the unit, turn the bottom counterclockwise until the number two or three appears in the
setting window. If necessary, adjust the setting by 1/
2 increments per day until a residual is achieved (1-2
ppm with or without an ozonator). Adjusting to a
higher setting will increase the bromine output
while a lower setting will decrease the bromine
output. NOTE: This cartridge should be replaced
every two to four weeks. Bromine usage varies
depending on spa size and number of spa users.
INSTALLING THE CARTRIDGES
Open the Spa Frog cap on the top of the spa lip.
Push down and turn the holder counterclockwise
to unlock. Pull holder out. Snap the Blue Mineral
Cartridge into the area of the holder marked “Minerals” (top portion) making sure to line up the indentation near the top of the cartridge with the raised line
on the holder. Then snap the Yellow Bromine
Cartridge into the area of the holder marked “Bromine only”. Be sure to line up the indentation on the
cartridge with the raised line on the holder. When
cartridges are snapped in, replace the holder, push
down and lock into place. Replace the cap. CAUTION: Hand tighten only; avoid overtightening; and
avoid bending the holder to help prevent damage
to the holder.
REMOVING THE CARTRIDGES
Reverse above procedures for removing cartridges.
Install cartridges in the
holder.
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SAFE STORAGE AND DISPOSAL
• Keep out of the reach of children.
• Keep this product dry in original tightly closed
container when not in use.
• Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated area away from heat.
• Do not reuse container, but place in trash collection.
• Rinse container thoroughly before disposal.
*Spa Frog® system is not available on spas in Canada.
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WATER CARE REGIMEN
Spa care products are classified by easy to follow
usage guidelines. The information below indicates
whether the product should be used daily, weekly,
monthly, when filling, or as needed – if special
water conditions arise. (Products classified as
“Filling” are described on the previous page.)
DAILY
Sanitizer is the only product in this category. You
should maintain the recommended sanitizer level
at all times. This does not mean you may have to
add sanitizer daily, just that you need to test the
sanitizer level regularly and especially before and
after each spa use. Choose and maintain one of
the following sanitizer options:
Chlorine
Chlorine is the recommended sanitizer. The
granular formula dissolves rapidly and creates an
immediate sanitizer level when added to the spa.
Marquis SpaCare Chlorine can be used in
conjunction with the Marquis Ozone System.
Bromine Concentrate
For a different sanitizing option, bromine tablets
are slowly dispensed into the spa via an adjustable, floating bromine dispenser. When using
bromine in conjunction with the ozone system,
you should maintain a level of 0.5 ppm. As a
stand-alone sanitizer without the aid of ozone,
you should maintain a level of 3 - 5 ppm. Bromine is not recommended for use with Nature2.
WEEKLY
The following products should be added once a
week:
Shock Treatment
Sanitizer combines with bacteria and neutralizes
it on contact. However, the used sanitizer/
bacteria particle is still present in the spa water.
Used sanitizer in the water emits a chlorine odor
and causes cloudy water. To oxidize, or rid the
spa of this used sanitizer, you must shock the
spa once a week.
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AS NEEDED PRODUCTS
pH & Alkalinity Increase and
pH & Alkalinity Decrease
These two products work to raise or lower the
pH and alkalinity levels in the spa and are only
needed if the test strip indicates the levels are
not in the ideal range.
Clarifier
Microscopic particles can pass right through the
spa filter and create cloudy water. The use of
Clarifier combines these microscopic particles
into larger particles that can be trapped in the
filter to clear cloudy water.
Foam Eliminator
If foam appears in your spa, the action of the jets
will keep it from dissipating. The use of Foam
Eliminator instantly rids your spa water of foam.
Spa Perfect
This natural enzyme breaks down body oils and
lotions before they form a ring around the water
line and clog the spa filter.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
C: Cause
S: Solution
CLOUDY WATER
C: Inadequate filtration or dirty filter.
S: Check that the filter is securely installed. Clean
or replace filter.
C: Water is not balanced.
S: Treat water with Shock and test water with a
Water Test Strip.
Adjust sanitizer level, pH, and alkalinity levels
as needed.
C: Unfiltered particles or chemically saturated
water.
S: Use Clarifier to combine particles; or drain,
clean, and refill the spa.
CHEMICAL ODOR
C: Too many chloramines/bromamines in the
water.
S: Treat water with Shock then adjust sanitizer
level as necessary.
MUSTY ODOR
C: Not enough sanitizer in water – bacteria or
algae in water.
S: Add sanitizer as necessary and shock. Readjust sanitizer level if necessary.
YELLOW WATER
C: Low pH.
S: Adjust pH with pH and Alkalinity Increase.
FOAMING
C: High concentration of body oils, lotions, or
soaps as well as high temperatures and
excessive contaminants.
S: Use Foam Eliminator and adjust pH and
sanitizer levels as needed.
SCUM LINE IN SPA
C: Body oils and dirt.
S: Use Spa Perfect once a week to break down
oils and lotions to prevent scum from forming.
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FAILURE TO GET A SANITIZER READING ON
TEST STRIP
C: Sanitizer level is too low.
S: Add chlorine or bromine until the sanitizer
registers in the recommended range on the
test strip.
C: Algae present.
S: Dirty water consumes the sanitizer as soon as
it is added. Add more chlorine or bromine until
the sanitizer registers and stays in the recommended range on the test strip.
C: Test strip remains “white” even after sanitizer
has been added.
S: Sanitizer level is extremely high. It can bleach
the reagents on the test strip and give a false
reading. (See below.)
TOO MUCH SANITIZER IN THE WATER
C: Too much chlorine or bromine added or
dispensed into the spa.
S: Remove spa cover and activate jets and air
control. Allow jets to run for 30 minutes. Test
water with a Water Test Strip to see if desired
level has been reached.
EYE OR SKIN IRRITATION
C: Contaminants or excessive amount of
chloramines/bromamines in water.
S: Treat water with Shock. Adjust sanitizer level.
C: pH level is low.
S: Adjust pH level as needed.
CORROSION OF METAL
C: Low pH level.
S: Adjust pH level with pH and Alkalinity Increase.
GREEN WATER/ALGAE
C: Low sanitizer level or high pH.
S: Adjust pH and sanitizer as necessary.
ERRATIC pH TEST COLOR
C: Sanitizer level is too high. (See TOO MUCH
SANITIZER IN THE WATER.)
S: Test pH again when sanitizer level is below 5 ppm.
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