Marquis Spas Quest Owner`s manual

owner’s manual
WELCOME TO THE SPA LIFE!
Please enjoy your new Marquis spa, 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.
CARE AND ENJOYMENT GUIDE
A Care and Enjoyment guide is located in the back
of the manual. It features important water treatment
and maintenance information, as well as spa enhancement products that are available at your
Marquis dealer. Keep this guide handy to answer all
your spa questions.
We sincerely hope your spa life is a pleasant experience. If problems should arise, contact your Marquis
dealer. Or contact Marquis Corp. at any of the following:
Voice: (503)838-0888, (800)275-0888
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 Underwriters
Laboratories tag in the equipment area.
PLEASE FILL OUT AND KEEP FOR FUTURE
REFERENCE
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Date of Purchase ___________________________________
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City _____________________State ____Zip Code _______
Signature __________________________________________
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Spa Model/Color ___________________________________
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Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy
of this manual. However, Marquis Spas® 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
All Spa Models .................................................................................. 5-7
Personal Safety ................................................................................. 8-9
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Location ............................................................................................. 10-11
Filter Cartridges ................................................................................. 12
Electrical Requirements ....................................................................13-14
STARTING YOUR SPA ...................................................................... 15-17
OPERATING YOUR SPA ...................................................................18
SPA MODELS ..................................................................................... 19-35
Spirit ................................................................................................... 20-21
Mirage ................................................................................................ 22-23
Wish ................................................................................................... 24-25
Quest ................................................................................................. 26-27
Destiny ............................................................................................... 28-29
Reward .............................................................................................. 30-31
Escape ............................................................................................... 32-33
Euphoria .............................................................................................34-35
SPA CONTROL OPERATION
Spirit, Mirage, and Wish .................................................................... 36-39
Quest, Destiny, Reward, Escape, and Euphoria..............................40-44
EQUIPMENT DIAGRAMS
Spirit, Mirage, and Wish .................................................................... 45
Quest and Destiny ............................................................................ 46
Reward, Escape, and Euphoria ....................................................... 47
TROUBLESHOOTING ....................................................................... 48
LCD Diagnostic Messages .............................................................. 49-50
MARQUIS CARE AND ENJOYMENT GUIDE ............................... 51-65
MAINTENANCE ..................................................................................66-72
SPA ENHANCEMENTS .................................................................... 73-74
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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 sub-panel.
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 temperatureregulating 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.
• 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.
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•
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 Marquis spas 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.
18.
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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SAFETY SIGN
Each Marquis spa is shipped with a SAFETY SIGN in the spa’s Owner’s
Package. Underwriters Laboratories (UL) recommends this sign be permanently installed where it is visible to the users of the spa. To obtain additional Safety Signs, contact your Marquis Spas dealer and request Part
#710-0700. Replacement Owner’s Manuals are also available.
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 DO’s:
• 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 DuraCover 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(s) 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 NOT’s:
• 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(s) 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(s) 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 Marquis Spas 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 up to 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 55°F, (13°C) for 240V models; to 40°F (4°C) for
120V models) the jet pump(s) 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(S)
Your portable spa is equipped with the Constant
Clean Filtration system. Depending on your spa
model, it features one or two Vortex filters.
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.
installation instructions
Safety guard of
suction fitting must
remain in place.
SUCTION GUARDS
The suction guard(s) in the footwell of your spa is an
opening through which the jet pump(s) 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(s) 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.
240 Volt:
All connections must be made in accordance with
the wiring diagram found on the inside of the control
box cover. Connections must be made with copper
conductors only – do not use aluminum wiring with
this system. All conductors, circuit breakers, and/or
fuses must be sized in accordance to the total
amperage load as specified:
240V electrical
diagram
• Permanently connected
• Rated 240V, 60 Hz, 50A, three wires (#6
copper) plus ground (#8 AWG copper)
• Fuse or circuit breaker size: 50 amp
This equipment is designed to operate on 60Hz
alternating current only at a voltage of 240 (+ or -).
Units to be operated at 240V must have all connections made by a qualified electrician in accordance
with all electric codes in effect at the time of installation. All 240V units require four wires (line 1, line 2,
neutral, and ground). Refer to the label at the
terminal block.
NOTE: Ensure the GFCI is properly installed. Failure
to do so may result in spa malfunction or damage
which is not warranted.
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A pressure wire connector is located on the exterior
of the control box. This pressure wire connector
should be bonded with at least #8 AWG (8.42mm2,
#6 in Canada) copper wire to any metal ladder,
metal water pipe, common bonding grid (reinforced
concrete slab, ground plate beneath the spa), or any
other metal within five feet of the spa.
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.
120V electrical diagram
To Convert 120V to 240V:
All connections must be made by a licensed
electrician.
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 Marquis dealer.
4. Refer to 240V installation, page 13.
Convert 120V to 240V
electrical diagram
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starting your spa
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 Spa Care
products are recommended for proper
chemical balance.
Screw pump plug into
face of pump.
Close drain valve in
equipment bay.
Screw plug in hose
connector.
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
instructions in your “beginnings™ Kit” for proper startup 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. Marquis Spa Care products are
recommended. (See WATER TREATMENT.)
PROPER CHEMICAL BALANCE IS IMPORTANT
for your safety and the longevity of your spa.
THERAPY PUMP(S)
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 for Spirit, Mirage, and Wish:
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. Open the equipment door. Screw the pump
plug (supplied in packet) into the face of the
pump. (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 Vortex skimmer opening. The use of a
Fill Filter (part #5039) is recommended,
especially in areas with high mineral content in
the water.
6. Turn the power on and wait five seconds.
starting your spa
Screw pump plug into
face of pump.
Close drain valve in
equipment bay.
Screw plug in hose
connector.
Fill spa two-thirds of
the way up the Vortex
skimmer opening.
Vent air by slightly
opening pump unions.
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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.
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.
Start-up procedure for Quest, Destiny, Reward,
Escape, and Euphoria:
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. Open the equipment door. For Reward, Escape,
and Euphoria, check to make sure the freeze
line between pump one and pump two is
properly connected. For Quest and Destiny,
screw the pump plug (supplied in packet) into
the face of the pump. (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 cartridges. (See INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS, Filter Cartridge(s).)
5. Fill the spa with water to two-thirds of the way
up the Vortex skimmer openings. The use of a
Fill Filter is recommended, especially in areas
with high mineral content in the water.
6. Turn the power on.
7. Your spa is now in “pump priming” mode and a
“Pr” message displays in the LCD window of
the control panel. While in this mode the spa
appears idle, which lasts approximately four to
five minutes if not exited manually. To exit
manually, press the TEMP pad.
8. At this time 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. After turning the power on again,
the spa initiates a new priming mode. Repeat
steps above.
starting your spa
Use TEMP pad to set
water temperature.
9. The system requires approximately two minutes
of water flow to determine the water temperature. After two minutes of water flow, the temperature is displayed as actual water temperature. After you have manually exited the priming
mode (or allowed the spa to automatically exit)
the LCD window momentarily displays 102°F
(39°C) and then the display switches to - - °F.
10. 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 SPA CONTROL OPERATION, Temperature Display And Adjustment.)
Your spa heats at the rate of approximately
five degrees per hour for 240V systems.
DURACOVER
When the spa is not in use, the DuraCover 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.
DuraCover helps
maintain a constant
water temperature.
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MARQUIS SPAS
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. Marquis suggests that you use
the safety locks to help keep out unintended users
and prevent covers 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 SPA ENHANCEMENTS at back of this manual.)
operating your spa
MAXIMUM THERAPY JETTING SYSTEM
PERSONAL THERAPY JETS
This small jet provides a targeted stream of water.
Power Swirl Jet
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.
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.
Cyclo Swirl Jet
POWER SWIRL JET
This rotating jet provides a firm, broad area of
circular massage action. The water flow can be
adjusted by turning the jet face using the four tabs.
CYCLO BOOST JET
Large, versatile jet flows in a straight stream. The
water flow can be adjusted by turning the jet face
using the four tabs.
HK40 Jet
CYCLO SWIRL JET
Large, versatile jet can flow straight or can be made
to rotate by pushing the nozzle to the side (push in
the direction indicated by the point of its teardrop
shape). The water flow can be adjusted by turning
the jet face using the four tabs.
Tri-Zone Control
HYDROKINETIC (HK40) JET
High-flow jet strategically positioned within the spa
to provide passive and whole body massage.
TRI-ZONE CONTROL
Use this control to divert water to each of the three
zones. (See TRI-ZONE CONTROL.)
AIR CONTROL
Use this control to increase or decrease the air flow
to the various jets.
Air Control
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spa models
The following section provides valuable information
regarding your specific spa model, including location of
jets and components, and how to operate the jets with
the Tri-Zone control(s).
We have strived to make this information as concise
and easy to understand as possible. If you have any
questions regarding your specific Marquis spa model,
please contact your Marquis spa dealer, or you may
contact Marquis Spas by a method located on page
one of this Owner’s Manual.
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MARQUIS SPAS
SPIRIT
MIRAGE
WISH
QUEST
DESTINY
REWARD
ESCAPE
EUPHORIA
the spirit
14
Use the Bather’s
panel to set the
temperature,
select the
filtration, and
turn on the jets
and lights.
2
2
2
8888
14
19
20
12
Use the auxiliary
Jet Control panel
to turn on jets.
9 13
10
19
3 2
8 8
6
2
3
17
Use the Tri-Zone
control to select
the jet zones.
11
#
2
3
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
19
20
MARQUIS SPAS
16
6
This valve
controls the
water flow of
the Cascade
Neck jets.
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13
8 8
2
TRI-ZONE SELECTOR
15
20
15
Component Identification
Power Boost Jets
Power Swirl Jets
Personal Therapy Jets
Cascade Neck Jets
HK40 Jets
Ozone Injector Fitting
Light
Air Control
Heat Sensor
Suction Fittings
Bather’s Control Panel
Auxiliary Jet Control Panel
Floor Drain
Filter Canister
Cascade Neck Jet Valve
Tri-Zone Control
Qty.
6
2
2
3
8
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
Physical Specifications
Dimensions
Height
Interior Depth
Seating Positions
Weight Dry/Lbs.
Weight Full/Lbs.
Water Capacity/Gallons
Total Therapy Jets
Size
60" x 84"
29"
28"
4
410
1786
165
21
7
7
7
spirit tri-zone control
ZONE 1
Upper, mid
and lower
back jets.*
ZONE 2
Lower
body jets.*
ZONE 3
Upper and
mid back
jets.*
*Cascade
Neck jets
operate in
every zone.
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MARQUIS SPAS
the mirage
14
15
19
14
10
2
12
8
Use the auxiliary
Jet Control panel
to turn on jets.
This valve
controls the
water flow of
the Cascade
Neck jets.
2
9
13
20
13
3
2
2
2
2
2
2
#
2
3
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
19
20
7
17
15
MARQUIS SPAS
8
8
16
8
Use the Tri-Zone
control to select
the jet zones.
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8
8
8
8
11
2
TRI-ZONE SELECTOR
20
Use the Bather’s
panel to set the
temperature,
select the
filtration, and
turn on the jets
and lights.
7
19
7
Component Identification
Power Boost Jets
Power Swirl Jets
Cascade Neck Jets
HK40 Jets
Ozone Injector Fitting
Light
Air Control
Heat Sensor
Suction Fittings
Bather’s Control Panel
Auxiliary Jet Control Panel
Floor Drain
Filter Canister
Cascade Neck Jet Valve
Tri-Zone Control
Qty.
9
1
3
8
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
Physical Specifications
Dimensions
Height
Interior Depth
Seating Positions
Weight Dry/Lbs.
Weight Full/Lbs.
Water Capacity/Gallons
Total Therapy Jets
Size
77" x 77"
34"
32.5"
5
450
2660
265
21
mirage tri-zone control
ZONE 1
Upper, mid
and lower
back jets.*
ZONE 2
Lower
body jets.*
ZONE 3
Upper and
mid back
jets.*
*Cascade
Neck jets
operate in
every zone.
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the wish
14
15
Use the Bather’s
panel to set the
temperature,
select the
filtration, and
turn on the jets
and lights.
14
2
2
10
8 12
8
88
Use the auxiliary
Jet Control panel
to turn on jets.
2
13
88
11
17
9
16
19
20
This valve
controls the
water flow of
the Cascade
Neck jets.
13
88
2
Use the Tri-Zone
control to select
the jet zones.
2
2
2
3
20
#
2
3
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
19
20
MARQUIS SPAS
7
2
15
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19
3
TRI-ZONE SELECTOR
11
7
7
Component Identification
Power Boost Jets
Power Swirl Jets
Cascade Neck Jets
HK40 Jets
Ozone Injector Fitting
Light
Air Controls
Heat Sensor
Suction Fittings
Bather’s Control Panel
Auxiliary Jet Control Panel
Floor Drain
Filter Canister
Cascade Neck Jet Valve
Tri-Zone Control
Qty.
8
2
3
8
1
1
2
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
1
Physical Specifications
Dimensions
Height
Interior Depth
Seating Positions
Weight Dry/Lbs.
Weight Full/Lbs.
Water Capacity/Gallons
Total Therapy Jets
Size
77" x 77"
34"
32.5"
6
475
2810
280
21
wish tri-zone control
ZONE 1
Upper, mid
and lower
back jets.*
ZONE 2
Lower
body jets.*
ZONE 3
Whirlpool
jets.*
*Cascade
Neck jets
operate in
every zone.
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MARQUIS SPAS
the quest
14
15
20
7
102 F
7
4
10
2
2
2
16
19
13
8
Use the auxiliary
Jet Control panel
to turn on jets.
This valve
controls the
water flow of
the Cascade
Neck jets.
11
8
8
2
8
TRI-ZONE SELECTOR
19
7
14
Use the Bather’s
panel to set the
temperature,
select the
filtration, heat
modes, and
turn on the jets
and lights.
20
9
8 8
8
3
Use the Tri-Zone
control to select
the jet zones.
2
2
8
2
6
6
6
3
17
17
15
#
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
19
20
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MARQUIS SPAS
2
6
11
Component Identification
Power Boost Jets
Power Swirl Jets
Cyclo Boost Jets
Personal Therapy Jets
Cascade Neck Jets
HK40 Jets
Ozone Injector Fitting
Light
Air Controls
Heat Sensor
Suction Fitting
Bather’s Control Panel
Auxiliary Jet Control Panel
Floor Drain
Filter Canisters
Cascade Neck Jet Valve
Tri-Zone Control
Qty.
8
2
1
4
3
8
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
Physical Specifications
Dimensions
Height
Interior Depth
Seating Positions
Weight Dry/Lbs.
Weight Full/Lbs.
Water Capacity/Gallons
Total Therapy Jets
Size
77" x 84"
34"
32.5"
6
600
3102
300
26
quest tri-zone control
ZONE 1
Upper, mid
and lower
back jets.*
ZONE 2
Lower
body jets.*
ZONE 3
Upper and
mid back
jets.*
*Cascade
Neck jets
operate in
every zone.
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MARQUIS SPAS
the destiny
15
19
Use the Bather’s
panel to set the
temperature,
select the
filtration, heat
modes, and
turn on the jets
and lights.
6
6
10
2
14
Use the auxiliary
Jet Control panel
to turn on jets.
This valve
controls the
water flow of
the Cascade
Neck jets.
6
11
11
2
102 F
14
13
16
2
2
9
TRI-ZONE SELECTOR
20
20
8
Use the Tri-Zone
control to select
the jet zones.
8
7
6
6
MARQUIS SPAS
6
4
17
6
7
PAGE 28
8
88
3
2
7
#
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
19
20
88
8
6
17
6
19
6
15
Component Identification
Power Boost Jets
Power Swirl Jets
Cyclo Boost Jets
Personal Therapy Jets
Cascade Neck Jets
HK40 Jets
Ozone Injector Fitting
Light
Air Controls
Heat Sensor
Suction Fitting
Bather’s Control Panel
Auxiliary Jet Control Panel
Floor Drain
Filter Canisters
Cascade Neck Jet Valve
Tri-Zone Control
Qty.
5
1
1
10
3
8
1
1
2
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
Physical Specifications
Dimensions
Height
Interior Depth
Seating Positions
Weight Dry/Lbs.
Weight Full/Lbs.
Water Capacity/Gallons
Total Therapy Jets
Size
84" x 84"
34"
32.5"
7
700
3702
360
28
destiny tri-zone control
ZONE 1
Upper, mid
and lower
back jets.*
ZONE 2
Lower
body jets.*
ZONE 3
Upper and
mid back
jets.*
*Cascade
Neck jets
operate in
every zone.
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MARQUIS SPAS
the reward
14
14
102 F
6
6
6
6
5
2
888
16
Use the auxiliary
Jet Control panel
to turn on jets.
17
88
19
2
10
2
This valve
controls the
water flow of the
Cascade Neck
jets.
17
13
TRI-ZONE SELECTOR
15
Use the Bather’s
panel to set the
temperature,
select the
filtration, heat
modes, and turn
on the jets and
lights.
8 8 20
88
13
88
88
2
11
9
13
13
19
Use the Tri-Zone
control to select
the jet zones.
66
4
6
2
6
6
11
#
2
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
19
20
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MARQUIS SPAS
8
8
8
6 6
15
TRI-ZONE SELECTOR
20
20
6
6
6 6
6 6
6
7
7
7
Component Identification
Power Boost Jets
Cyclo Boost Jets
Cyclo Swirl Jets
Personal Therapy Jets
Cascade Neck Jets
HK40 Jets
Ozone Injector Fitting
Light
Air Controls
Heat Sensor
Suction Fittings
Bather’s Control Panel
Auxiliary Jet Control Panel
Floor Drain
Filter Canisters
Cascade Neck Jet Valve
Tri-Zone Controls
Qty.
5
1
1
18
3
16
1
1
2
1
4
1
1
1
2
1
2
Physical Specifications
Dimensions
Height
Interior Depth
Seating Positions
Weight Dry/Lbs.
Weight Full/Lbs.
Water Capacity/Gallons
Total Therapy Jets
Size
84" x 84"
34"
32.5"
6
740
3659
350
44
reward tri-zone control
ZONE 1
Upper, mid
and lower
back jets.*
ZONE 4
Upper, mid
and lower
back jets.*
ZONE 2
Upper and
mid back
jets.*
ZONE 5
Lower
body jets.*
ZONE 3
Whirlpool
jets.*
ZONE 6
Whirlpool
jets.*
*Cascade
Neck jets
operate in
every zone.
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the escape
14
Use the Bather’s
panel to set the
temperature,
select the
filtration, heat
modes, and turn
on the jets and
lights.
15
Use the auxiliary
Jet Control panel
to turn on jets.
19
This valve
controls the
water flow of the
Cascade Neck
jets.
20
Use the Tri-Zone
control to select
the jet zones.
#
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
17
19
20
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MARQUIS SPAS
Component Identification
Power Boost Jets
Power Swirl Jets
Cyclo Boost Jets
Personal Therapy Jets
Cascade Neck Jets
HK40 Jets
Ozone Injector Fitting
Light
Air Controls
Suction Fittings
Bather’s Control Panel
Auxiliary Jet Control Panel
Floor Drain
Filter Canisters
Cascade Neck Jet Valves
Tri-Zone Controls
Qty.
6
2
1
4
6
22
1
1
3
4
1
1
1
2
2
2
Physical Specifications
Dimensions
Height
Interior Depth
Seating Positions
Weight Dry/Lbs.
Weight Full/Lbs.
Water Capacity/Gallons
Total Therapy Jets
Size
90" x 90"
35.5"
34"
6
865
4034
380
41
escape tri-zone control
ZONE 1
Upper, mid
and lower
back jets.*
ZONE 4
Lower back
jets.*
ZONE 2
Lower
body jets.*
ZONE 5
Upper and
mid back
jets.*
ZONE 3
Mid and
lower back
jets.*
ZONE 6
Whirlpool
jets.*
*Cascade
Neck jets
operate in
every zone.
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MARQUIS SPAS
the euphoria
15
19
20
Use the auxiliary
Jet Control panel
to turn on jets.
This valve
controls the
water flow of the
Cascade Neck
jets.
6
6
6
2
2
8
8
6
10
2
5
F
102
Use the Bather’s
panel to set the
temperature,
select the
filtration, heat
modes, and turn
on the jets and
lights.
14
88
16
11
11
13
13
2 2
2 2
20
20
13
13
TRI-ZONE SELECTOR
14
TRI-ZONE SELECTOR
9
88
Use the Tri-Zone
control to select
the jet zones.
3
2
8 8
8
8
8
8
8
8
2
3
7
2
17
2
7
7
66
88
6
8
17
19
19
6
6
6
6
66
6
7
6 6
7
7
15
#
2
3
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
13
14
15
16
17
19
20
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MARQUIS SPAS
Component Identification
Power Boost Jets
Power Swirl Jets
Cyclo Swirl Jets
Personal Therapy Jets
Cascade Neck Jets
HK40 Jets
Ozone Injector Fitting
Light
Air Controls
Suction Fittings
Bather’s Control Panel
Auxiliary Jet Control Panel
Floor Drain
Filter Canisters
Cascade Neck Jet Valves
Tri-Zone Controls
Qty.
11
2
1
16
6
17
1
1
2
4
1
1
1
2
2
2
Physical Specifications
Dimensions
Height
Interior Depth
Seating Positions
Weight Dry/Lbs.
Weight Full/Lbs.
Water Capacity/Gallons
Total Therapy Jets
Size
90" x 90"
35.5"
34"
7
825
4161
400
53
euphoria tri-zone control
ZONE 1
Upper, mid
and lower
back jets.*
ZONE 4
Upper, mid
and lower
back jets.*
ZONE 2
Lower
body jets.*
ZONE 5
Upper and
mid back
jets.*
ZONE 3
Whirlpool
jets.*
ZONE 6
Whirlpool
jets.*
*Cascade
Neck jets
operate in
every zone.
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spa control operation
THE SPIRIT, MIRAGE, AND WISH
LIGHT
UNDERWATER AND ENTRYWAY LIGHTS
Press the LIGHT pad to turn the underwater and
entryway lights 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 lights automatically turn 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 eight
options: 1) color wash, 2) white, 3) blue/green, 4)
violet, 5) blue, 6) yellow, 7) green, 8) red.
*(12 LED Part #8115; 24 LED Part #8120)
ss
O
JET
AUXILIARY JET
CONTROL PANEL
ss
O
JETS
Use the JET pad on the bather panel or auxiliary jet
control panel. First press of the JET pad activates
pump on low-speed (and starts soak timer). Second
press of the JET pad activates pump 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 low-speed. 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).
JET
TEMP +-
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SOAK TIMER AND SOAK FEATURE
The soak timer starts the first time you press a JET
pad. The LCD window displays the elapsed time (130) 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.
spa control operation
CONSTANT CLEAN WATER MANAGEMENT
WITH SMART LOGIC (Spirit, Mirage, Wish)
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 allows flexibility and ensures your Marquis
spa remains easy to maintain for your particular set of
circumstances.
Marquis Ozonator
reduces the need for
chemical sanitizers.
SOLID-STATE OZONATOR
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 every three
months, when you drain and fill your spa.
CONSTANT CLEAN FILTRATION
Your spa is preset at the factory with a default setting
to filter itself using the jet pump on low-speed 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.
C
C
SETTINGS
TEMP+-
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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 the 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.
spa control operation
TEMP+-
C
C
SETTINGS
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+-
C
C
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 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.
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spa control operation
HEAT LIGHT
The HEAT ON 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+-
C
C
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.
spa control operation
THE QUEST, DESTINY, REWARD, ESCAPE,
AND EUPHORIA
Pr
LIGHT
PUMP PRIMING (Pr)
Pump priming feature begins at start-up. When your
spa is energized, the LCD window displays a “Pr”
message. This mode lasts approximately four to five
minutes, if not exited manually by pressing the
TEMP pad.
UNDERWATER AND ENTRYWAY LIGHTS
Press the LIGHT pad to turn the underwater and
entryway lights 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 lights automatically
turn off. The bather’s control panel is backlit for
ease of use after dark.
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 eight
options: 1) color wash, 2) white, 3) blue/green, 4)
violet, 5) blue, 6) yellow, 7) green, 8) red.
*(12 LED Part #8115; 24 LED Part #8120)
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TEMP-
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SOAK TIMER AND SOAK FEATURE
The soak timer starts the first time you press a JET
pad. The LCD window displays the elapsed time (130) 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.
spa control operation
CONSTANT CLEAN WATER MANAGEMENT
WITH SMART LOGIC (Quest, Destiny, Reward,
Escape, Euphoria)
Factory Default Settings:
• Filter Cycle Duration: FC2 (2 hours)
• Filter Cycles: 2C (twice per day)
• Smart Logic: SL1 (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 allows flexibility and ensures your Marquis
spa remains easy to maintain for your particular set of
circumstances.
Marquis Ozonator
reduces the need for
chemical sanitizers.
C
C
SETTINGS
–
TEMP-
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SOLID-STATE OZONATOR
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 every three
months, when you drain and fill your spa.
CONSTANT CLEAN FILTRATION
Your spa is preset at the factory with a default setting
to filter itself using the jet pump on low-speed 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 (2C, 1Cd, 1Cn, FC1, FC2, FC4, FC6).
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).
spa control operation
C
C
SETTINGS
–
TEMP-
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)
• 1Cd: once during the day
• 1Cn: once during the night
• FC1: 45 minutes
• FC2: 2 hours
• FC4: 4 hours
• FC6: 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
• SL1: 1 hour
• SL2: 2 hours
• SL3: 3 hours
• SL4: 4 hours
• SLO: Off
–
TEMP-
+
TEMP+
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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 pause, the actual
temperature displays. Press TEMP- pad repeatedly
to decrease the set temperature to 80°F (27°C).
spa control operation
HEAT LIGHT
The HEAT ON light illuminates when the heater is on.
The pump circulates on low-speed whenever the
thermostat calls for heat.
HEAT MODE
Your spa comes preset in the standard heat mode.
For most applications, the standard mode should be
used. If you are in a warm weather climate and the
spa does not require as much heat, the economy
mode may work best. For a vacation home or for
very infrequent use, the sleep mode provides filtration and circulation with lower energy demand. In
economy mode your spa heats only during the filter
cycle. In sleep mode your spa will maintain a water
temperature that is 20°F (7°C) below the set temperature. This ensures your spa will be ready to use
more quickly (allow about one hour per one degree F
for heating your spa’s water) when increasing the
temperature to the desired level.
The spa’s heat mode can be adjusted to one of
three different settings:
Standard Mode
The spa water heats to the temperature as set at the
bather’s panel. In this mode the filtration pump turns
on for two minutes every half-hour to “poll” or check
the water. If heat is needed the unit heats to the set
temperature. The LCD window steadily displays the
actual temperature in this mode.
Economy Mode
In this mode the spa only heats to the set temperature during a filter cycle. The LCD window displays
“Ecn” alternately flashing with the actual temperature
when the spa is up to temperature and “Ecn” steadily
when the spa’s water temperature is below the set
temperature.
Sleep Mode
Your spa will maintain a water temperature that is 20°F
(7°C) below the set temperature. Heater functions
only during a filter cycle. The LCD window displays
“SLP” flashing alternately with the actual temperature
when the spa is up to set temperature and displays
“SLP” steadily when below set temperature.
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C
C
SETTINGS
–
To Adjust the Heat Mode:
First press the SETTINGS pad to display the heat
mode settings (Std, Ecn, SLP). 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 (FC1, FC2, FC4, FC6).
TEMP-
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.
LOCK
Press LOCK then press the TEMP- 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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JETS
Use JET pad on either bather’s panel or jet control
panel. First press JET pad to activate pump(s)* on
low-speed (and start the soak timer). Second press
of JET pad activates pump(s) on high-speed. Third
press of JET pad turns jets off for all-quiet soak
setting. Fourth press of JET pad returns pump(s) to
low-speed. After running on low- or high-speed for
15 minutes, the pump(s) automatically turns off.
JET CONTROL PANEL
*Quest and Destiny are one-pump systems.
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equipment diagram
SPIRIT, MIRAGE, AND WISH
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
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Component
Control box and heater
Ozonator
MP120 pump
Mazzei injector
Slice valves
Check valve
GFCI cord
Pump unions
Pump plug
Motor mounts
Drain valve
Light
Part #
(650-0537)
(650-0525)
(630-6085)
(350-6243)
(350-6225)
(350-0519)
(740-0569)
(600-0878)
(630-0460)
(630-6113)
(350-6276)
(740-0640)
Qty.
1
1
1
1
2
1
1
2
1
4
1
1
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QUEST AND DESTINY
2
6
Gro
rounding and Bonding
1
5
CAUTION
Low voltage or improper wiring may cause damage to this control center.
Read and follow wiring instructions when connecting to power supply.
Damage caused by improper wiring or installation is not covered by warranty.
IMPORTANT
Refer to Owner's manual or see wiring instructions inside the unit for correct
model number and installation.
5
WARNING
Electrical Hazard. No user servicable parts inside. Contact you local dealer or
authorized center for service.
NOTICE
All connections must be made by a qualified electrician inaccordance with the
National Electrical Code and any state or local electrical codes in effect at the
time of installation.
7
3
8
9
10
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
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4
Component
Control box and heater
Ozonator
MP160 pump
Mazzei injector
Slice valves
Check valve
Pump unions
Pump plug
Motor mounts
Drain valve
Light
Part #
(650-0519)
(650-0525)
(630-6074)
(350-6243)
(350-6225)
(350-0519)
(600-0878)
(630-0463)
(630-6113)
(350-6276)
(740-0640)
Qty.
1
1
1
1
2
1
2
1
4
1
1
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REWARD, ESCAPE, AND EUPHORIA
#
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
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Component
Control box and heater
Ozonator
MP160 pump
MP130 pump
Mazzei injector
Slice valves
Check valve
Pump unions
Freeze line
Motor mounts
Drain valve
Light
Part #
(650-0519)
(650-0525)
(630-6074)
(630-6077)
(350-6243)
(350-6225)
(350-0519)
(600-0878)
(630-2017)
(630-6113)
(350-6276)
(740-0640)
Qty.
1
1
1
1
1
2
1
4
1
8
1
1
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 Marquis spa 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 that the air control valve is open (rotate
lever counterclockwise to open).
• 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(s) for dirt and debris.
• Check that the water is at proper level, 2/3 up
the Vortex skimmer opening(s).
• 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(s).)
CH:
This appears every 90 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.
HFL or drY:
The filter may be plugged.
The spa water level may be too low.
A shut-off valve may be closed.
ICE:
Freeze protection has been activated. Contact
your 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.
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OHH or OHS:
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 108°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.
SNS:
Contact you dealer for service.
Snt or SnH:
A sensor has malfunctioned. The spa turns off.
Contact your dealer for service.
*NOTE: If power is shut off or a power outage
occurs the 240V system has a battery backup. All
user settings are retained.
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BEGINNINGS™ START-UP KIT
Because we want you to enjoy your spa right away
– every Marquis spa includes the beginnings™ startup kit. Beginnings walks you through the initial
elements of spa water care. After the initial start-up,
your dealer can provide everything you need for
ongoing care and familiarize you with specialty
products you may need for the specific water
conditions in your area.
Enjoy!
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Introduction
To ensure the most enjoyment possible from your
Marquis spa, we have compiled this easy to follow
guide. Keep this guide by the spa for a day-to-day
reference of Marquis spa care.
water
treatment
Water Treatment
This includes a step-by-step water treatment regimen and familiarization with the products that make
Marquis spa water care a breeze.
Important Chemical Safety Procedures….. 54
Understanding Water Balance……………... 55-56
Balancing the Spa Water ……………………. 57-58
Water Care Regimen……….……………….... 59-60
Trouble-Shooting Guide…………………….... 61-62
Glossary of Terms ........................................ 63-65
maintenance
Maintenance
Includes an easy to follow program to care for all of
the spa components. Specific product recommendations included in this section may extend the life of
your Marquis spa and remove the guesswork.
Weekly Maintenance………………………….. 66
Monthly Maintenance……………………….... 67
Every Three to Four Months ………………...68-69
As Needed .................................................... 70
Suspended Use and Winterizing…………… 71
Owner Maintenance Record ...................... 72
spa
enhancements
Spa Enhancements
What would a Marquis spa be without amenities to
make it an even more luxurious experience? See
some of the favorites.
Spa Enhancement Products ......……………73-74
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WATER TREATMENT
Because Marquis cares about the life of the spa, your
warranty, and your ultimate happiness, we have
developed the Marquis Spa Care line of water
treatment products with three things in mind:
• Crystal Clear Water
• Ease of Use
• Peace of Mind
The breeze™ Water
Management
Program was
designed exclusively
for Marquis Spa
Care. With breeze™,
you simply answer a
few basic questions
about your current
water conditions and
press analyze – your
computer tells you
exactly what you
need to do for crystal
clear water!
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We recommended Marquis Spa Care brand water
treatment products to help you achieve the most
clean and clear water possible.
All Marquis products have easy to use instructions,
are supported by the breeze™ Water Analysis
Program, and won’t harm your spa’s internal components when used properly.
All Marquis Spa Care products meet or surpass EPA
requirements. Marquis Spa Care products are
available only through authorized Marquis Dealers.
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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 Spas.
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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.
Before we begin, 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.
All Marquis Spas
are equipped with
our exclusive
Ozone System.
Nature2 Spa
Mineral Purifier
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Sanitizing Methods
All Marquis spas are equipped with the exclusive
Marquis Ozone System. The use of an ozonator
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.
The Nature2 Spa Mineral Purifier
For silky smooth water and greater sanitizer effectiveness, Marquis recommends that you partner the
Ozone System with a Nature2 Spa Mineral Purifier.
The Nature2 cartridge fits neatly inside the core of the
spa filter and slowly releases metallic ions. Nature2
also works in conjunction with a minimal sanitizer
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level (0.5 ppm). Bromine sanitizer is not recommended for use with Nature2. Important! The
Nature2 cartridge should be replaced every
four months.
Only the use of ozone, Nature2, and chlorine or
bromine are recommended. Use of other alternative
sanitizer systems may void the warranty. The chlorine
used in the Marquis spa should always be the
Marquis Spa Care brand or a base of Sodium
Dichloro (DiClor). Important: Cal Hypo and
TriChlor compounds are not recommended for
use with a Marquis spa.
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.
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. Marquis 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 an AquaChek 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.
AquaChek Test Strips
test the spa water for
sanitizer, pH and
alkalinity levels.
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 Marquis 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
Marquis Chlorine per 500 gallons of water. Test
and repeat if necessary until there is a 0.5 ppm
residual of sanitizer in the water.
5. Upon initial start-up and every four months thereafter, insert a new Nature2 cartridge into the
Marquis filter.
Water characteristics vary depending on the local
water supply. You may need to “fine tune” the spa
water due to these variances. 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.
Marquis Spa Care 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.
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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 Marquis
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 Marquis
Spa Care Calcium Hardness Increase.
pH Lock
If your water supply requires constant adjustments to
keep your pH in balance, we suggest the use of
Marquis Spa Care pH Lock. pH Lock “locks-in” the
pH level when added to a freshly filled spa. pH Lock
maintains the ideal pH level for approximately three
to four months – until it is time to drain your spa.
Your Marquis dealer can provide all the necessities for approximately
four months of water care in one convenient package.
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WATER CARE REGIMEN
Marquis Spa Care products are classified by easy to
follow usage guidelines. Labels indicate 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
Marquis Spa Care Chlorine is the recommended
sanitizer. The granular formula dissolves rapidly and
creates an immediate sanitizer level when added
to the spa. Marquis Spa Care Chlorine can be used
in conjunction with the Marquis Ozone System and
the Nature2 Mineral Purifier.
Bromine Tablets
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 Marquis Ozone System, you
should maintain a level of 0.5 ppm. As a standalone 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.
Crystal Clear Clarifier
Microscopic particles can pass right through the
spa filter and create cloudy water. The use of
Marquis Spa Care Crystal Clear 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 Marquis Spa
Care 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 Crystal Clear 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 DuraCover 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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glossary
TERMS AND PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Alkalinity – The concentration of alkaline materials in
the water. Proper alkalinity is directly related to the
stability of the pH. High alkalinity makes the pH
impossible to adjust. Low alkalinity makes the pH
unstable and difficult to maintain.
Bacteria – The germs that contaminate your
spa water.
Balanced Water – The correct balance of alkalinity,
pH and sanitizer.
Bromamines – Created when bromine combines
with bacteria.
Bromine – A bromine based sanitizer.
Calcium Hardness – The amount of dissolved
calcium in the spa water. This should be approximately 200 - 400 ppm. High levels of calcium can
cause cloudy water and scaling. Low levels of
calcium can cause permanent damage to the
equipment.
Calcium Hardness Increase – Increases calcium
levels in your water to avoid damage to the equipment seals and metal in your spa. Especially needed
if using soft water.
Chloramines – Created when chlorine combines
with bacteria.
Chlorine Demand – The amount of chlorine that
must be added to the spa to destroy existing bacteria and algae and to establish a chlorine residual.
Chlorine Residual or Free Chlorine – The available chlorine left in the spa water to destroy harmful
organisms after the chlorine demand has been met.
The correct amount of free available chlorine is
3 - 5 ppm (0.5 ppm when used in conjunction with
an ozonator).
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glossary
Chlorine Sanitizer – A fast dissolving, granular
product used for sanitizing the spa water. Dispensed
manually into the water as needed.
Crystal Clear Clarifier – Restores clarity to dull
water by combining unfilterable microscopic particles
into larger particles that can be effectively filtered.
Filter Revive – Keeps your filter operating efficiently
by removing grease, grime, and other buildup that
can impair the filtration process.
Foam Eliminator – Instantly rids the spa of undesired foam.
Metal and Stain Control – Rids spa of minerals and
metals that can interfere with filtration, affect sanitizer
efficiency, and stain spa surfaces. Necessary if you
have well water or water with a high metal/mineral
concentration.
Nature2 Spa Mineral Purifier – A natural, spa
mineral purifier that controls bacteria and prevents
algae from forming. Reduces the amount of chemical
sanitizer required to maintain healthy spa water.
Ozonator – A device that produces bacteria killing
ozone gas to assist in water sanitation. The use of an
ozonator significantly reduces the amount of chemical product needed to maintain clean, fresh water.
pH – The pH level is the measure of acidity and
alkalinity of the water. It is measured on a scale of 0 14. The ideal pH level is 7.2 - 7.6. When the pH level
falls below 7.2, damage to metal in the equipment
can occur. A pH level above 7.8 can reduce the
effectiveness of the sanitizer, and cause cloudiness
and scale formation. Improper pH levels can be
irritating to the eyes.
pH and Alkalinity Decrease – Decreases the pH
and alkalinity level of the water in your spa.
pH and Alkalinity Increase – Increases the pH and
alkalinity level of the water in your spa.
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glossary
ppm – Parts per million. The measurement of
chemical concentration in the water.
Sanitizer – Any product or device that kills bacteria
living in the water.
Shock – Also known as shocking or oxidation.
Shocking oxidizes used up chloramines and bromamines in the water that cause odor and irritation.
Shock Treatment – Rids the water of chloramines
or bromamines through oxidation (shocking).
Spa Perfect – Naturally biodegrades body oils and
grime that can cloud water, clog filter, and produce scum.
Water Balance – The interrelation of factors which
determine the quality of spa water. The effectiveness
of chemicals and additives is dependent on other
chemicals or water characteristics present in the spa
water. Chemicals, minerals, or other substances vary
depending on your municipal water system, ground
well, or other water supply.
Water Test Strip – An accurate dip test that
measures the spa water for sanitizer, pH, and
alkalinity levels.
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maintenance
WEEKLY MAINTENANCE
1. Removing Debris
Remove any debris and leaves from the Vortex
skimmers and suction guard(s) on the inside of the
spa. Blocked intakes can impede the flow of water
through the jetting system.
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.)
Paradise Spa Vac uses
simple air and water
pressure to suction
matter from deep in the
footwell. Telescopic
aluminum pole provides
user flexibility for hardto-reach areas.
Water level should be
two-thirds up the
Vortex skimmer
opening.
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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.
Grasp edge of Vortex
filter top, pull gently.
Removing the Filter
Grasp the edge of the dome-shaped Vortex filter
top, pull up firmly, but gently, to remove it.
Turn the filter cartridge counterclockwise to unscrew it from its base. Lift out the filter cartridge.
Turn filter cartridge
counterclockwise to
unscrew.
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.
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(s) at least once a year.
Filter Soak Canister is
perfect for soaking the
spa filter. Fitted lid
keeps pets away.
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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 Cartridges.)
maintenance
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. If you are using a Nature2 Spa Mineral Purifier, it should be replaced every
four months. Use that as a benchmark to drain and
refill the spa at least that often.
NOTE: If you need to drain prior to four months,
remove the Nature2, rinse thoroughly, and replace
after you have filled the spa. The Nature2 continues
to work for the remainder of the four month period.
Check the end caps of
the ozonator for a
green glow.
1. Leakage Detection
Open the equipment door and check for signs of
water leakage around the pump(s). Pump seals
wear out over time, especially with improper water
chemistry. Early detection of pump seal failure can
significantly reduce repair costs.
2. Ozonator Operation
Check to see if the bulb is lighted. Run spa in lowspeed. The end caps of the ozonator should have
a green glow if functioning properly. If not, the bulb
has burned out. Contact your dealer for service.
Remove hose bib plug
from external drain and
fill connection.
Open drain valve in
equipment compartment.
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3. Draining the Spa Using the External Drain
and Fill Connection
A. Turn off the power to the spa.
B. Remove the hose bib plug from the external
drain and fill connection and attach a hose.
C. Open the drain valve in the equipment
compartment. (See EQUIPMENT DIAGRAM.)
Gravity causes the water to drain out of
the hose.
D. When the spa is empty, close the drain valve
and remove the hose. Reinstall the hose
bib plug.
maintenance
4. Clean the DuraShell® Interior
Once the spa is drained, clean the DuraShell interior
thoroughly – especially at the water line. We suggest the DuraMitt to clean without scratching.
NOTE: Do not leave an empty spa uncovered.
Direct sunlight on the spa surface can cause
severe damage or blemishing and can result in the
voiding of any surface warranties.
5. Refill the Spa
Fill the spa with fresh water from a garden hose
and balance the water as described in the Water
Treatment section.
Fill Filter eliminates grit
and debris that can
enter the spa through
your hose.
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The use of a A Fill Filter™ is recommended when
filling especially in areas of high mineral content in the
water. Attach to the end of a garden hose to filter out
any grit and sediment that could accumulate in the
spa and potentially scratch the spa surface.
maintenance
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 DuraCover 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. DuraWood Care
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. Excess Debris
Grit and debris tracked into the spa should be
removed with a spa vacuum.
DuraMitt cleans the
interior of the spa
without scratching.
Remove lamp socket
from back of light
assembly.
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4. 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.
5. 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.)
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.
maintenance
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.
Tri-Zone control must
be “open” to the jets
you are vacuuming, in
this case, the upper
and mid back jets.
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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.
NOTE: The spa is equipped with a Tri-Zone
control which is used to divert water between
different jet zones. The valve must be “open”
to the particular jets you are vacuuming.
5. Unscrew the pump plug(s) from the pump(s) or
disconnect the freeze protection line. (See
STARTING YOUR SPA.)
6. Again, using the wet/dry vacuum, place nozzle
over the exposed pump opening(s) to remove
excess water. The pump(s) should be removed from the spa and stored in a climatecontrolled room.
7. Clean the spa interior.
8. Clean the filter cartridge(s).
9. Reinstall the DuraCover 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.
owner maintenance record
DATE
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NOTES
spa enhancements
There are several products you won’t want to leave
out of your Marquis spa experience. Whether you
add a towel tree to keep robes and towels handy, or
find the need for the Paradise Spa Vac, we have the
items you need, and the items you want.
WaterColors
Remote Comfort Control
DuraLift Cover Lift
WaterColors™ Spa Water Lighting System
Your Marquis spa is equipped with underwater light
colored lens covers that simply snap into place. To
further enhance your spa experience, ask you
dealer about Marquis Water Colors. WaterColors
transforms your spa into a color-filled oasis at the
touch of a button. Relax in waves of blue/green,
violet, blue, yellow, green, red or white or a
colorwash of all the colors.
Remote Comfort Control
The Marquis Remote Comfort Control monitors spa
functions from comfortably inside your home. Turn
on lights, confirm you spa is operating, check the
temperature – it offers the same functions as your
spa control from the location of your choice.
DuraLift™ Cover Lifts
Marquis offers two options to easily lift the spa cover
up and out of the way. The original DuraLift opens
your cover with ease and places it slightly behind the
spa. The DuraLift Upright places your spa cover on
the back edge of the spa requiring minimal clearance
behind it. Additional gas springs encourage easy, one
hand operation when lifting or lowering the cover.
Jet EXchange System
Jet EXchange™ System
For the ultimate in customized hydrotherapy, the
Marquis spa is designed to accommodate different
jet inserts. Interchange any Power Boost or Cyclo
Boost jet with a Power Swirl or Cyclo Swirl jet available for purchase through your Marquis dealer.
DuraWood Step
Entry Options
Marquis DuraWood steps are made of all-weather
material that maintains its beauty – just like the
Marquis spa! Available in single- or double-wide
versions in colors to complement your Marquis spa
exterior. Optional storage compartments are available to conveniently keep water treatment products
and accessories close by.
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spa enhancements
Marquis Essentials Catalog
To further enhance your spa life, we’ve assembled a
huge assortment of specialty items and maintenance
products in the Marquis Essentials catalog. Whether
you want to spice up your spa experience with spa
scents or lighting options, or just make simple maintenance tasks even easier, you will find an array of
items you won’t want to live without. All items are
available through your Marquis Spas dealer.
Contact your local Marquis Dealer or call the number
below for the location of the dealer nearest you.
Marquis Essentials
1220 Oak Industrial Lane, Suite C
Cumming, GA 30041-6447
800-866-2499
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