Owners Manual
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ AND FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY. KEEP FOR FUTURE USE.
When installing the spa, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the following:
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to use this product unless they are closely
supervised at all times by adults.
WARNING: A grounding wire connector is provided on this unit to connect a minimum No. 8 AWG
(8.4 mm2) solid copper conductor between this unit and any metal equipment, metal enclosures of electrical
equipment, metal water pipe or conduit within 5 feet (1.5 m) of the unit.
DANGER: RISK OF ACCIDENTAL DROWNING: Extreme caution must be exercised to prevent unauthorized
access by children. To avoid accidents, ensure that children cannot use this spa unless they are closely supervised
at all times by adults.
DANGER: RISK OF INJURY. The suction fittings in this spa are sized to match the specific water flow created
by the pump. Should the need arise to replace the suction fittings or the pump, be sure to replace with same
model suction fittings for safety and compatible flow rates. Never operate the spa if the suction fittings are
broken or missing. Never replace a suction fitting with one rated less than the flow rate marked on the original
suction fittings.
DANGER: RISK OF INJURY. Do not remove suction grate. Suction through drains and skimmers are powerful
when the jets in the spa are in use. Damaged suction grate can be hazardous to children and adults with long
hair. Should any part of the body or hair be drawn into these fittings or stuck onto the fittings turn off the spa
immediately. As a precaution, long hair should NOT be allowed to float freely in the spa.
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Table of Contents
Letter from our CEO
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Environmental Statement
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Health Benefits
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First Things First
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Parts of the Spa
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General Components
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Maintenance
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Troubleshooting
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Electrical Wiring
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Owners Manual
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Thank you for choosing BarefootSpas!
You have made a wonderful investment in your health and well-being. For over a quarter
century, BarefootSpas has dedicated it’s time, talent and resources to the manufacturing
of world-class spas. Our mission, to deliver awe inspiring relaxation begins in the
design studio. Working with leading engineers and the top minds in ergonomics and
therapeutic massage, we design luxurious spas designed to deliver relaxation and
absolute enjoyment. We are commmitted to building the highest quality spas, using the
most advanced technologies available.
We are always looking for new ways to improve. We are very selective in choosing technology
partners to ensure the very best parts and accessories are included in every spa. You
can rest assure, you have selected the very best-of the-best.
I want to personally thank you for the confidence you have shown in me and my team
here at BarefootSpas.
Now it’s time to kick back, relax and enjoy your new spa.
Sincerely,
Richard T. French, CEO
BarefootSpas
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BarefootSpas is committed to managing its environmental affairs as an integral part of its business.
It is our policy to assure environmental integrity in our business processes and facilities.
BarefootSpas will provide personnel and other resources to ensure successful compliance with all
applicable environmental requirements. Our policy of innovation, shared leadership, informed decision making,
open communication, professional growth, and personal responsibility directly support our commitment to the
environment.
To facilitate our commitment to Environmental Stewardship:
Environmental Statement
BarefootSpas
We comply with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations and will implement programs and procedures
to assure compliance. Compliance with environmental program requirements will be a key ingredient in
our management programs.
We undertake management systems procedures and training that are designed to continually improve our
environmental management system, improve our operations, and prevent activities or conditions that may pose
a threat to human health or the environment.
We minimize risk to our employees and to the community in which we operate through the use of safe technologies
and operating procedures.
We will continue to minimize the potential for releases to the atmosphere, land or water and be prepared to
respond to emergencies.
We use natural resources, including raw materials, water, and energy as efficiently as possible and will strive to
create opportunities to recycle, reuse, and renew.
We continue to engage in pollution prevention practices and maximize the beneficial use of by-products (waste
streams) from our operations, and minimize the generation of solid waste from our facilities.
We communicate this policy and our commitment to environmental quality to our employees, our customers,
vendors and our community.
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~ Health Benefits ~
The health benefits attributable to the spa are both mental and physical. The heat, buoyancy, and massaging characteristics of the spa work together to produce a euphoric sense of comfort and relaxation.
Stress and Stress-Related Conditions
Sitting in hot water causes endorphins to be released, which melts away the aches and pains. The massaging characteristics of the strategically placed jets together with the heat of the water alleviates the tension and allows the body to
more effectively cleanse the carbon dioxide in its muscles (CO2 is what gives muscles the fatigued sensation).
Better Sleep
Soaking in a spa before bedtime not only has the ability to help induce sleep...it can also provide for a deeper, more
relaxed sleep.
Healing
The hydrotherapy associated with spas has the tremendous ability to alleviate the fatigue and soreness that muscles
build up from exercise or just from one’s daily routine. When used properly, the spa has the ability to lower blood
pressure, increase circulation, and speed up the body’s ability to cleanse out toxins.
Arthritis and Chronic Pain
Spending time in a spa is a great way to apply heat to arthritic joints. In fact, getting in the spa for 10-15 minutes in the
morning is a great way to ease up the joints when they are generally at their worst.
Diabetes
Please understand that a spa is not a ‘cure-all’ for people with diabetes. Studies have indicated, however, that sitting
in a spa can help improve blood sugar levels, help promote weight loss, and improve sleep patterns in people suffering from Type 2 diabetes.
Time for Family and Friends
A spa provides access to all the therapeutic benefits listed above and more…why not share them with loved ones?
The spa is a perfect place to relax with family members and catch up on what’s on everyone’s mind. The spa also
serves as a nice environment when entertaining friends.
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~ First Things First ~
Choosing where to place the spa requires careful consideration.
The spa must be installed on a sturdy, flat surface. A concrete slab at least four inches thick is recommended. If the
spa is going to be placed on a deck, it must have a load capacity of at least 90lbs per square foot. Consult a building
inspector or a licensed contractor to find out whether or not the deck can withstand the added weight.
When properly installed, the spa base will rest flat on the supporting surface. Do not attempt to shim the spa or place
in an otherwise unleveled surface. Failure to place the spa on a level plane will cause the unit to distort, collapse, or
crack. Any such damage caused by improper installation will not be covered under the warranty.
The surface design and material used to support the spa should meet local building regulations and should be verified
before installing the spa.
Additionally, make sure the spa is accessible to service technicians. Leave at least a three foot open space for any
side of the spa housing a pump.
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The spa must be installed on a sturdy, flat surface. A concrete slab at
least four inches thick is recommended. If the spa is going to be placed
on a deck, it must have a load capacity of at least 90lbs per square foot.
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~ First Things First ~
Filling the Spa
Please take the following precautionary measures before filling the spa:
1. Make sure the electrical service is shut off at the breaker. Failure to do so may cause damage to the pump(s)
and/or heater, which would not be covered under your warranty.
2. Remove the cabinet panel directly below the topside controls to access the equipment compartment. Make sure
the pipe unions on either side of the pump(s) are tight.
3. The hose bib (located on the kick plate) should be pushed in to the “closed” position.
You are now ready to fill your spa. Please follow the instruction’s below:
1. Place the garden hose down inside the filter housing. On a dual-filter system, use the filter closest to the topside
control panel. To access the filter housing, remove the telescoping assembly by turning it counterclockwise.
2. Remove the pre-filtration basket and filter.
3. Feed the garden hose down into the filter housing and turn on the water. **If using well water, use the hose filter
attachment to reduce contaminants and help water’s alkalinity**
4. Fill the spa until the water level is approximately one inch above the highest jet (excluding any small jets the spa
may have that are designed for the neck and/or shoulders).
5. When the spa is filled to the appropriate water level, you may turn power “ON”.
Following these instructions carefully allows the spa to prime the pump(s) properly, preventing possible air pockets
that may result in an air lock. In which case, no water can be pulled through the pump until the pocket of air is
released.
IF you experience an air lock, turn ‘pump 2’ on high. If the spa does not work out the air pockets and prime properly
within 12-24 hours, contact Barefoot Spas customer service.
Control Pad Start-Up
Before you begin programming your spas settings, the control pack will go through the following start-up procedures
1. When you turn the spa “ON”, the controls will begin a program sequence. It will initiate a self-diagnostic sequence
and flash sequences of numbers on the control pad. This process should last approximately 30 seconds.
2. Program Mode (‘Pr’): The control pack will send commands to various internal components to confirm their presence and functionality. During this time it is normal to see and hear the pumps turn ON/OFF. This process should last
2 to 5 minutes.
3. Calibration Mode (‘- -F’): Sensors will calibrate to the current temperature of the water. This process could take up to
15 minutes.
When this process is complete, the water temperature should be displayed on your keypad. The spa’s System
Settings can now be customized.
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~ The Parts of Your Spa ~
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3
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Filter Assembly
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Topside Control Unit
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Controls the temperature, light(s),
mode, and filter settings
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Houses a large incandescent or
LED light
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Jets
Water release point for the
pump(s)
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Headrest (Pillow)
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Provides a cushioned surface
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Footwell Light Lens
LED Light Lenses
Houses individual LED accent lights
Varies, in most models it consists
of the filter housing, filter, basket,
and telescoping skimmer.
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Floor Suction
Water intake source for the pump(s)
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Drain Fitting
Point through which the water can
be drained
** Many of these features are optional and will not necessarily be present on your spa **
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~ The Parts of Your Spa ~
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2
4
3
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Waterfall
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Point of release when draining the spa
Enhances visual and audible
ambiance
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Drain Release Valve
Kickplate
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Base of spa
Cabinet
Made of mahogany or synthetic wood, the
cabinet helps to insulate and
protect the spa
** Many of these features are optional and will not necessarily be present on your spa **
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~ General Components ~
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Spa Pack
Monitors all the spa’s functions, including the heater, pump(s),
and filtration settings. Unscrew the lid to gain access to the
electrical wiring connections, circuit board, fuses, and heater.
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Pump
Propels water throughout the spa. The pump(s) can
have either one or two speeds.
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Ozone Generator
Produces ozone, which helps to break down organic contaminants
and maintain a sanitary spa.
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Circulation Pump
Runs constantly at a fixed low speed to circulate the spa’s water.
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LED Controller
Processes the various color effects for the LED
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~ Maintenance ~
Maintaining Clean and Balanced Water
The water chemistry of a spa must be maintained to assure its cleanliness. Failure to do so leads to unsanitary water,
which is unpleasant and potentially dangerous to both the user(s) and the spa itself.
Maintaining the spa water’s chemistry includes maintaining its chlorine (or bromine) levels, its total alkalinity, and its
pH. Test the water on a weekly basis to assure that all three levels are adequate. Using a water softener such as
SPAmonthly on a monthly basis is also recommended.
BarefootSpas strongly recommends ONEshock for use with its spas as the primary means of sanitization. ONEshock is
a sanitizer that has been pre-measured for our spas in dissolvable packets. Throw one packet in the spa for every 250
US gallons of water (if using the granular ONEshock formula, pour one tablespoon in the spa for every 250 US
gallons). See Spa Reference Guide for information on the spa’s water capacity. Most spa configurations necessitate
an application of ONEshock every two to three days.
SPAmonthly is one of the most important chemicals for the spa water. It conditions the water to reduce irritation to the
eyes and skin, reduces the chemical odor, and assists in stabilizing the water’s alkalinity and pH. To apply, simply
open a bottle and pour it in the spa water once a month.
The spa’s water should not require frequent use of chemical treatments other than SPAmonthly and ONEshock to
maintain adequate levels of alkalinity and pH.
See Troubleshooting – Common Water Problems for the appropriate course of action should the spa water’s alkalinity
and/or pH need to be raised or lowered.
What Is TheProper Water Level
It is normal for the spa to lose approximately one inch of water per week. The water loss is due to evaporation and run
off from people exiting the spa. Please be mindful of this and add water as necessary. If the water level drops below
the filter level then the pumps will draw in air. This will cause the pumps to ‘air-lock’ and can cause error codes that
will
prevent the heater from turning on.
Filter Maintenance and Replacement
Proper maintenance of the spa’s filter is very important. The filter helps to clean the spa from algae, bacteria, hair,
debris, and other solids that enter the spa. Failing to clean the filter will place an unnecessary strain on its respective
pump. Additionally, a dirty filter will result in dirty water. Clean the filter at least once a month. Do not use a pressure
washer.
To clean the filter:
1. Shut off power to the spa.
2. Fill a bucket with three gallons of water and pour in a capful of FILTERcleanser.
3. Remove the filter from the spa. Hold the filter at a 45º angle and spray it off with a garden hose.
4. Place the filter in the bucket filled with water and FILTERcleanser. Let the filter soak for two hours.
5. Remove the filter from the bucket. Again, hold the filter at a 45º angle and spray it off with a garden hose.
6. Re-insert the filter in the spa.
It is of equal importance that the spa filter be replaced periodically. The fibers in the filter
loosen over time, allowing more particles to pass through them. A standard cartridge filter
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needs to be replaced every six months.
Cleaning the Plumbing
It is important to clean out the plumbing before draining the spa. The dirt, oils, and cleaning chemicals that cloud and
foam up the water will remain in the spa’s pipes – that is, unless they are cleaned out before the spa is drained. To do
this, pour a bottle of PIPEcleanser into the spa and turn the jets on (If there is more than one ‘Jets’ option, turn them all
on). After the jets have been running for 90 minutes they can be turned off and the spa can be drained.
Draining the Spa
The spa water’s clarity and chemical balance becomes progressively more difficult to maintain as time passes. The
spa water needs to be replaced at least every three months for this reason. Always remember to shut off power at the
breaker before draining the spa.
The most common way to drain the spa is with the drain valve. Looking at the spa from the front, the drain valve can
be located on the kick plate on the right side. The steps for draining the spa through the 2 stage drain valve are as
follows:
1. Before unscrewing the drain cap, pull it outwards.
2. Unscrew the drain cap to expose garden hose threads.
3. Thread the garden hose onto the outer threads.
4. Pull the garden hose outward to allow water to flow. Keep the garden hose in this position until the spa has
drained completely.
5. Push the garden hose back in to close the valve.
6. Unthread the garden hose.
7. Thread the cap back on and push it in flush with the spa cabinet.
Another way to drain the spa is by means of reverse siphon. The steps for this method are as
follows:
1. Place one end of the garden hose in the spa and connect the other end to a faucet.
2. Turn the faucet on to fill the garden hose with water.
3. Once the garden hose is full, turn off the water and disconnect it from the faucet. Be sure this end of the
garden hose is at a lower elevation than the end in the spa.
4. The water will now drain out of the spa.
Cleaning the Spa Shell
Remember the oils, dirt, and cleaning chemicals that needed to be removed from the plumbing of the spa? Those
same residues need to be cleaned from the surface of the spa’s acrylic or plastic shell. Spray the Shell & Liner Cleaner generously on the acrylic or plastic and wipe off with a soft cloth. Clean the spa shell at least two times a year.
Cover Maintenance
The cover that comes with the spa is designed to withstand the elements if properly cared for. The spa cover should
be cleaned three to four times a year. The first step in cleaning the spa cover is to spray it down with a hose. Next,
spray Spa Cover Cleaner generously across the spa cover and wipe dry with a soft cloth.
While the spa cover is very sturdy, it is not meant to withstand excessive weight. Never stand on the cover. Remove
snow or other items that accumulate on the cover promptly to avoid causing it to misshape or otherwise become
damaged.
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~ Matinence ~
Configuring System Settings
Now it is time to configure the mode and filtration cycle settings. The control pad on your spa may very depending on
the purchase date or model, please refer to our website www.BarefootSpas.com for the topside control guide that
matches your spa. For further information, please contact Barefoot Spas or the manufacturer of your systems controls.
Mode
The spa has three basic modes: Standard (STD), Economy (ECO or ECN), and Sleep SLP or SBY). Each mode
represents different parameters for which the spa will heat the water.
Standard (STD): The spa will heat as needed to maintain the temperature set on your control pad.
Economy (ECO or ECN): The spa will only heat during the programmed filter cycles (see below).
Sleep (SLP or SBY): The heater will only begin to run if the temperature drops 20 degrees below the temperature set
on your control pad. (Ideal for off seasons, or when the spa is not being used regularly)
Filter Cycle
The spa also has five filtration cycle settings: F2/FIL2, F4/FIL4, F6/FIL6, F8/FIL8 or continuous filtration. The filtration
cycle settings indicate how long pump 1 will run on low speed in a twelve-hour period. Pump 1 can be switched to
high speed during a filtration cycle but it cannot be turned off.
For example: If you have your spa programmed on F6/FIL6, pump 1 will run on low speed for six out of every twelve
hour period.
You may need to modify your mode and filtration based on usage to keep the spa running clean and efficiently.
Generally, standard mode is recommended with a two hour filter cycle if treated municipal water is used, or standard
mode and a four-hour filter cycle if well water is used.
Initial Chemical Treatment
Once the water is up to temperature (at least 90 degrees), you are ready to introduce chemicals into the water.
Break down any organic contaminants with the ONEshock or similar type of sanitizing product. This process is commonly referred to as ‘shocking’ the spa water. Please follow the instructions listed on your sanitizing products to
properly ‘Shock’ the water of your new spa.
The next step is to check the water’s Chlorine, Alkalinity, and pH levels using an approved PH/water strip or kit. Follow
the directions on the container and compare the colors. Extra chemicals treatments may be necessary if the water
chemistry is out of balance. (Please refer to Troubleshooting – Common Water Problems).
The spa is filled, the water has been heated and treated, and the topside control has been programmed to the correct
settings. There is only one thing left that the spa needs to be complete – you!
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Panel Maintenance
The standard synthetic panels installed on most spas are weather resistant and non-porous. They are virtually maintenance free, only requiring the occasional rub-down with a wet cloth. Although less common, the spa also may come
with stained real mahogany wood paneling. Real wood panels should be stained once a year to prevent rotting or
other damage.
Preparing for Cold Weather
There are two options when preparing for a winter with freezing conditions: maintain it or drain it.
Maintain It
Maintaining the spa in the winter months is much the same as maintaining the spa the rest of the year. The only major
addition is that the spa and GFCI needs to be checked on a daily basis to make sure it is receiving power. The spa is
constantly monitoring the temperature of the water and will automatically activate the pump(s) and heating element
if it registers freezing or near-freezing conditions. Drain the spa immediately if it loses power for an extended period of
time. Otherwise, the pipe fittings in the spa will freeze and break. Consult the next paragraph for instructions on
draining the spa.
Drain It
Follow the directions for cleaning the plumbing and draining the spa outlined in the ‘Draining the Spa’ section under
General Maintenance. Once the spa is drained, re-fill it to foot well with fresh water and drain it again (No, this is not a
joke. Remaining oils and residues will need to be flushed out or else they can cause damage to the pump(s) and
heating element during the winter months). Next, use a shop vacuum to clear out any remaining water in the jet lines.
To do this, remove the jet from the jet body. Place the shop vacuum up to the opening and blow out the remaining
water. Follow this procedure with every jet line in the spa. It is important to remember that snow gets quite heavy as it
accumulates. Brush snow off of the spa cover as necessary.
or
Drain It
Maintain It
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Always use the recommended chemicals
to treat the water in your BarefootSpa.
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~ Troubleshooting ~
If you experience a problem with your spa, be sure to check the toubleshooting section of this guide.
Water is out of balance
Possible Causes
Solution
Preventative Maintenence
Well water, untreated municipal
water, frequent usage
Test water and adjust as
necessary using Alkalinity
Increase, pH Up, and/or pH
Down.
Maintain pH of 7.5 ± 0.3 and a
total alkalinity of 80-120 ppm.
* not included in startup kit
Excessive Foaming
Possible Causes
Solution
Preventative Maintenence
Accumulation of body oils,
cosmetics, and detergents,
over use of chemicals
Add de-foamer. Add one
ONEshock packet for every
250 US gallons.
Use ONEshock on a regular
basis to oxidize organic
compounds.
Possible Causes
Solution
Preventative Maintenence
Excessive organic contaminants
Add one ONEshock packet for
every 250 US gallons.
Use ONEshock on a regular
basis to oxidize organic
compounds.
Water is out of balance
Test water and adjust as
necessary using Alkalinity
Increase, pH Up, and/or pH
Down.
Maintain pH of 7.5 ± 0.3 and a
total alkalinity of 80-120 ppm.
Accumulation of material
that cannot be filtered
Use Clarifier.
Use Clarifier regularly or as
needed.
Dirty or worn-out filter
Soak filter in bucket of water
and FILTERcleanser. Replace if
necessary.
Clean the filter(s) at least once
a month. Replace filter(s)
every six months.
Possible Causes
Solution
Preventative Maintenence
Excessive organic
contaminants
Add one ONEshock packet for
every 250 US gallons.
Use ONEshock on a regular
basis to oxidize organic
compounds.
Cloudy Water
Water Odor
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Skin or eye irritation
Possible Causes
Solution
Preventative Maintenence
Excessive chloramines or
organic contaminants
Superchlorinate water. Add one
ONEshock for every 150 US
gallons.
Use ONEshock on a regular
basis to oxidize organic
compounds.
Excessive chlorine level
Dilute. Add more water to
the spa.
Do not add more ONEshock
than is necessary.
Water is out of balance
Test water and adjust as
necessary using Alkalinity
Increase, pH Up, and/or pH
Down.
Maintain pH of 7.5 ± 0.3 and a
total alkalinity of 80-120 ppm.
Dirty or worn-out filter
Soak filter in bucket of water
and FILTERcleanser. Replace if
necessary.
Clean the filter(s) at least once
a month. Replace filter(s)
every six months.
Possible Causes
Solution
Preventative Maintenence
Well water, high mineral content
Drain spa and spray Shell &
Liner Cleaner generously on
acrylic.
Use HOSEfilter attachment
when filling the spa
Possible Causes
Solution
Preventative Maintenence
Total alkalinity is outside of
range (80-120 ppm)
Test water and adjust as
necessaryusing Alkalinity
Increase, pH Up, and/or pH
Down.
Maintain a total alkalinity of 80120 ppm.
Possible Causes
Solution
Preventative Maintenence
Excessive mineral content
Add sequestering agent.
Use HOSEfilter attachment
when filling the spa.
Stain or Scale on Acrylic
Frequent pH Fluctuation
Brown Water
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~ Troubleshooting ~
The Air Pump
Air in the pump – pump is working but nothing is coming out of the jets
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corresponds with the airlocked
pump repeatedly for 30 seconds.
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If the pump is still airlocked
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Locate the pump by turning it
on and listening for its position.
3
Remove the panel(s) around
the pump to gain access.
4
Make sure the air locked
pump is off.
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Drain Plug
Locate and loosen one of the
drain plugs until water begins to
seep out. The pocket of air will
be released momentarily.
There are 3-4 drain plugs on each
pump.
They are plastic, hexshaped,
and 11/16 of an inch in diameter.
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After 2-3 minutes, tighten the
drain plug and re-attach the
panels.
~ Troubleshooting ~
Pump Motor
Pump/motor is not working correctly
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2
Check the GFCI and topside
control to make sure the spa
is receiving power.
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If that does not solve the problem, follow
the actions below.
Remove the spa panels around
the pump and try to turn it on by
pressing its coresponding
Pump and motor appear to be
functioning correctly, the shaft
can be seen rotating – The pump
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(using one of the bleeder valves)
with the pump on.
No activity from the motor or
pump, no clicking noise from
the spa pack – Likely a problem
with the wiring or the topside
control.
Contact Customer Support.
See Troubleshooting – Air in the
Pump.
Motor is making a buzzing sound
and the shaft is not rotating
Motor is likely damaged.
Contact service.
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No activity from the motor or
pump, a clicking noise can be
heard from the spa pack –
Motor is likely damaged.
Contact service.
Replace the fuse for the
corresponding pump in the
spa pack.
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~ Troubleshooting ~
Diverter Valve
Cannot turn on/off valve or diverter valve
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Remove gray cap. Wedge a flathead
screwdriver or other flat object under
the cap and pop it off.
2
Clean any debris or buildup that has
accumulated on ridged underbody
with a soft cloth.
3
Remove gray cap. Wedge a flathead
screwdriver or other flat object under
the cap and pop it off.
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~ Troubleshooting ~
Jets
Cannot turn on/off valve or diverter valve
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Rotate the jet counterclockwise to
open it.
2
If the jet is already open…
3
Remove the jet from the jet body.
Check the back of the jet and the jet
line for any obstructions.
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4
Remove a properly functioning jet of
the same size and insert it in the jet
body with the weak stream.
If there are no obstructions…
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The jet needs replacing if a
proper stream is achieved with
the swapped jet.
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If there is no stream or a weak stream
with the swapped jet then there is likely
a problem with the jet line.
Contact Customer Support.
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~ Troubleshooting ~
Tripping Breaker
Circuit Breaker Tripping
If your GFCI breaker trips and will not let you use the spa's functions, and the spa has been wired correctly,
you can determine the root of the problem through process of elimination.
1) With the breaker turned off, remove the panel below the topside control to access the equipment compartment.
2) Trace the wire from the heater to the control pack. Unplug this wire and reset the breaker. If the breaker
remains on, your heater is malfunctioning. If it trips, continue on to the next step.
3) On the left side on the control pack, you will see a series of multicolored plugs aligned vertically.
4) Remove the first plug to disconnect that component.
5) Reset the breaker and see if the spa will power up without tripping the breaker. If it will not, repeat steps 3
and 4, disconnecting each component individually until the breaker does not trip.
6) Once the breaker remains on, trace the plug of the last component disconnected back to its source. This is
the part that will need to be looked at for service.
7) If the breaker continues to trip, contact your dealer for service.
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~ Electrical Wiring ~
Remember Safety First
NOTE: ALL ELECTRICAL WORK MUST BE DONE BY A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN AND MEET THE NATIONAL
ELECTRICAL CODE REQUIREMENTS. ALL WIRE GAUGE AND TYPE SHOULD BE SIZED IN ACCORDANCE
WITH THE NEC AND INSTALLED BY A LICENSED ELECTRICIAN. PLEASE HAVE THE ELECTRICIAN REFER TO
THIS SECTION OF THE MANUAL BEFORE INSTALLING THE ELECTRICAL SERVICE. THE FOLLOWING GUIDELINES ARE NECESSARY FOR PROPER FUNCTIONALITY OF THE SPA.
The spa must be set up with a dedicated service. Use of extension cords is a safety hazard and can result in electrical
damage that is not covered under the warranty.
All 120V spas require a 20 AMP grounded (GFCI) outlet. All 240V spas require a 50 AMP grounded (GFCI) breaker
unit and four wire conductors, unless otherwise noted.
The circuit breaker panel should be a minimum of five feet away from where the spa is to be located. Check with the
local building official for additional code requirements.
Only copper wire may be used. Use of aluminum or other wire will void the warranty and may cause extensive damage
to the equipment.
Please see the following two pages for common GFCI configurations. Please read all instructions enclosed in the GFCI
package.
240V GCFI SPA WIRING DIAGRAM FOR CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS REFERENCE ONLY
O
N
IMPORTANT: The white neutral wire
from the back of the CFGI MUST be
connected to an incoming service
neutral. The internal mechanism of the
CFGI requires this neutral connection.
The CFGI will not work without it.
o
F
F
TEST
LOAD
LOAD NEUTRAL
POWER
LOAD
POWER
NEUTRAL - INPUT
White Wire
LINE 2 - INPUT
Red Wire
LINE 1 - INPUT
Black Wire
From Electric
Service Panel or
Other Source
GROUND
LOAD 2 OUTPUT
Red Wire
To Spa Equipment
(Control Pack)
LOAD NEUTRAL OUTPUT
White Wire
LOAD 1 OUTPUT
Black Wire
Improper wiring can cause damages to the spas electronics, which is not covered in the warranty
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~ Electrical Wiring ~
Continued
240V GCFI SPA WIRING DIAGRAM FOR CERTIFIED ELECTRICIANS REFERENCE ONLY
IMPORTANT: The white
neutral wire from the
back of the CFGI MUST
be connected to an
incoming service neutral.
The internal mechanism
of the CFGI requires this
neutral connection.
The CFGI will not work
without it.
LOAD 2 OUTPUT
Red Wire
LOAD NEUTRAL OUTPUT
White Wire
LOAD 1 OUTPUT
Black Wire
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~ Notes~
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Barefoot Spas
8401 Fort Darling Road
North Chesterfield, VA 23237
(804) 298-3950
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