Watkins Manufacturing Corporation congratulates you on your decision to enjoy the finest spa
available... Welcome to the growing family of Hot Spot ® Spa owners.
Owner’s Manual
This Owner’s Manual will acquaint you with your new spa’s operation and general maintenance. We suggest that you take some time to carefully
review all nine sections. Please keep this manual available for reference.
If you have any questions about any aspect of your spa’s set-up, operation or maintenance, contact your authorized Hot Spot Spa dealer. They are
trained professionals who are familiar with the product as well as new spa ownership concerns. Their expertise will facilitate the enjoyment of your
new Hot Spot Spa.
The Serial Number/Identification label is located within the equipment compartment of your Hot Spot Spa. The serial number should also be
documented on the delivery receipt from your dealer.
IMPORTANT: Watkins Manufacturing Corporation reserves the right to change specifications, colors, surface materials or design without
notification and without incurring any obligation.
DATE PURCHASED: _____________________________________
DATE INSTALLED:_______________________________________
DEALER:_ _____________________________________________
ADDRESS:_____________________________________________
TELEPHONE:___________________________________________
SPA MODEL/SERIAL NUMBER:____________________________
COVER SERIAL NUMBER:________________________________
In most cities and counties, permits will be required for the installation of electrical circuits or the construction of exterior surfaces (decks and
gazebos). In addition, some communities have adopted residential barrier codes which may require fencing and/or self-closing gates on the
property to prevent unsupervised access to a pool (or spa) by children under 5 years of age. Your Hot Spot Spa is equipped with a locking
cover that meets the ASTM F1346-91 Standard for Safety Covers and as a result, is usually exempt from most barrier requirements. As a
general practice, your local Building Department will inform you of any applicable barrier requirements at the time a permit is obtained for the
installation of an electrical circuit. Your Hot Spot spa dealer can provide information on which permits may be required.
Table of Contents
SAFETY Information
Water Quality And Maintenance
Important Safety Instructions............................................. 1
General Information......................................................... 22
Important Spa Instructions................................................. 3
Methods for Testing the Spa Water................................. 22
Installation Instructions
Hot Spot ® Spa Water Maintenance Program................. 23
Site Preparation................................................................. 3
Freshwater Ag+® Silver Ion System................................ 25
Outdoor Installation and Patio Installation......................... 4
EverFresh ® Water Care System..................................... 25
Deck Installation................................................................. 4
Hot Spot Water Treatment Guide.................................... 26
Indoor/Basement Installation............................................. 4
Ozone (Optional).............................................................. 28
Spa Leveling Instructions................................................... 4
Common Water Chemistry Questions............................ 29
Spa Cover Installation........................................................ 5
Electrical installation
Selecting the Voltage for your Spa.................................... 5
115 Volt 30 Amp Conversion (Dash Model).................... 5
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230 Volt Wiring Instructions (Sprint Model)..................... 6
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230 Volt Wiring Instructions (Tempo & Relay Models).. 7
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spa specifications & illustration
Tempo (Model TEM).......................................................... 8
Relay (Model REL)............................................................. 9
Sprint (Model SPR).......................................................... 10
Dash (Model DAS)........................................................... 11
Operating Instructions
Start-up and Refill Procedures........................................ 12
Heating and Hydromassage Systems............................ 13
Water Terminology........................................................... 30
MAINTENANCE and spa carE
Filter Maintenance........................................................... 31
Care of Spa Pillow........................................................... 32
Care of the Exterior.......................................................... 32
Care of the Spa Cover..................................................... 32
Simulated Wood Spa Cabinet......................................... 33
Draining your Spa............................................................ 33
Non-Operation in Cold Climate....................................... 33
Winterizing your Spa........................................................ 33
Service Information
General Information......................................................... 34
GFCI and High Limit Thermostat..................................... 34
Safety Equipment............................................................. 14
Miscellaneous Service Information................................. 35
Spa Control Panel (Tempo & Relay Models).................. 14
Acts Invalidating Warranty............................................... 35
Locking Features............................................................. 16
Disclaimers.......................................................................35
Spa Control Panel (Sprint & Dash Models).................... 16
Watkins Customer Service.............................................. 35
jet menus
Troubleshooting (Tempo & Relay Models)...................... 36
Tempo (Model TEM)........................................................ 18
Troubleshooting (Sprint & Dash Models)........................ 37
Relay (Model REL)........................................................... 19
Priming the Pumps........................................................... 38
Sprint (Model SPR).......................................................... 20
Dash (Model DAS)........................................................... 21
SAFETY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(Read and follow all instructions)
Avoiding The risk to children
WARNING:
• RISK OF CHILD DROWNING. Extreme caution must be exercised to prevent unauthorized access by children. To avoid accidents,
ensure that children cannot use a spa unless they are supervised at all times.
• To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to use this product unless they are closely supervised at all times.
• To reduce the risk of injury, lower water temperatures are recommended for young children. Children are especially sensitive to hot water.
DO:
• Make sure you always lock the child resistant locks after using the spa for your children’s safety. Every Hot Spot ® is equipped with a
locking cover that meets the ASTM F1346-91 Standard for Safety Covers.
• Test the water temperature with your hand before allowing your child to enter the spa to be sure that it’s comfortable. Children are
especially sensitive to hot water.
• Remind children that wet surfaces can be very slippery. Make sure that the children are careful when entering or exiting the spa.
DON’T:
• Allow children to climb onto the spa cover.
• Allow children to have unsupervised access to the spa.
Avoiding the risk of electrocution
Risk of electrocution
• Connect only to a grounded source.
• Do not bury the power cord. A buried power cord may result in death or serious personal injury due to electrocution if direct burial-type
cable is not used, or if improper digging occurs.
• A ground terminal (pressure wire connector) is provided on the control box inside the unit to permit connection of a minimum No. 10 AWG
(6mm²) solid copper bonding conductor between this point and any metal equipment, metal water pipe, metal enclosures of electrical
equipment, or conduit within five feet (1.5 m) of the unit as needed to comply with local requirements.
WARNING:
• To reduce the risk of electrical shock, replace a damaged cord immediately. Failure to do so may result in death or serious personal injury
due to electrocution.
• Your spa is provided with a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter for user and equipment protection. To ensure proper operation of this important
safety device, test according to the following instructions per electrical configuration.
Cord-Connected 115 volt 20 amp models: The GFCI is located at the end of the power cord. Before each use, with the unit operating,
push the TEST button. The unit should stop operating and the GFCI power indicator will go out. Wait 30 seconds and then reset the GFCI
by pushing the RESET button. The GFCI power indicator will turn on, restoring power to the spa. If the interrupter does not perform in this
manner, there may be an electrical malfunction and with it, the possibility of an electric shock. Disconnect the power until the problem has
been corrected.
230 volt, permanently installed or converted models:
• A ground terminal is provided on the terminal block 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 (8.4 mm²)solid copper wire to any metal ladders, water pipes, or other metal within 5 feet (1.5 m) of the spa to comply
with local requirements. The means of disconnection must be readily accessible, but must be installed at least 5 feet (1.5 m) from the spa.
• Your spa is provided with a suitably rated circuit breaker to open all ungrounded supply conductors.
• Your spa uses ground fault circuit interrupters in the electrical subpanel. Before each use of the spa and with the unit operating, push the
Test button on each breaker. The switch should click over to the “Trip” position. Wait 30 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.
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DANGER: RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
• Install at least 5 feet (1.5 m) from all metal surfaces. A spa may be installed within 5 feet of a metal surface if each metal surface is
permanently connected by a minimum No. 8AWG (8.4mm²) solid copper conductor attached to the wire ground connector on the terminal
box that is provided for this purpose if in accordance with National Electrical Code ANSI/NMFPA70-1993.
• Do not permit any electrical appliances, such as a light, telephone, radio, or television within 5 feet (1.5 m) of a spa. Failure to maintain a
safe distance may result in death or serious personal injury due to electrocution if the appliance should fall into the spa.
DO:
• Be sure your spa is connected to the power supply correctly - use a licensed contractor.
• Disconnect the spa from the power supply before draining the spa or servicing the electrical components.
• Test the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter(s) before each use.
Don’t:
• Use the spa with the equipment compartment door removed.
• Place electrical appliances within 5 feet (1.5m) of the spa.
• Use an extension cord to connect the spa to its power source. The cord may not be properly grounded and the connection is a shock
hazard. An extension cord may cause a voltage drop, which will cause overheating of the jet pump motor and motor damage.
• Attempt to open the electrical control box. There are no user serviceable parts inside.
Risks to avoid
DANGER: RISK OF INJURY
• DO NOT sit in the filter compartment area. Sitting in this area can cause: a) Restriction of Filter Pump suction/vacuum
b) Damage to components
Both can result in bodily harm. Should damage occur to components in this area, replace immediately!
• To reduce the risk of injury to persons, DO NOT remove suction fittings (filter standpipes) located in the filter compartment.
• The suction fittings in the 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 that the flow rates are compatible.
• There is a danger of slipping and falling. Remember that wet surfaces can be very slippery. Take care when entering or exiting the spa.
• People with infectious diseases should not use the spa.
• Keep any loose articles of clothing, long hair or hanging jewelry away from rotating jets or other moving components.
Increased side effects of medication
• The use of drugs, alcohol, or medication before or during spa use may lead to unconsciousness with the possibility of drowning.
• Persons using medications should consult a physician before using a spa; some medication may cause a user to become drowsy, while
other medication may affect heart rate, blood pressure, and circulation.
• Persons taking medications that induce drowsiness, such as tranquilizers, antihistamines, or anticoagulants should not use the spa.
Health problems affected by spa use
• Pregnant women should consult a physician before using spa.
• 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 spa.
Unclean water
• Keep the water clean and sanitized with correct chemical care. The recommended levels for your Hot Spot ® Spa are:
Free Available Chlorine (FAC): 3.0-5.0 ppm
Total Alkalinity:
40-120 ppm
Water pH:
7.2-7.6
Calcium Hardness: 50-150 ppm
(Refer to Water Quality and Maintenance section for complete instructions.)
Important: Turn on the jet pump for a least ten minutes after adding any spa water chemicals into the filter compartment.
• Clean the filter cartridge monthly to remove debris and mineral buildup which may affect the performance of the hydromassage jets, limit
the flow, or trip the high limit thermostat which will turn off the entire spa.
Avoiding the risk of hyperthermia
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 or 37°C). The symptoms 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.
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Safety Information
WARNING:
The use of alcohol, drugs, or medication can greatly increase the risk of fatal hyperthermia in hot tubs and spas.
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. Extended use can cause hyperthermia. Lower water temperatures are recommended for extended use (exceeding
ten minutes) and for young children.
• Pregnant or possibly pregnant women should limit spa water temperatures to 100°F (38°C). Failure to do so may result in permanent injury
to your baby.
• Do not use spa immediately following strenuous exercise.
Avoiding the risk of skin burns:
WARNING:
• To reduce the risk of injury, before entering a spa the user should measure the water temperature since the tolerance of
temperature-regulating devices may vary.
• Test the water with your hand before entering the spa to be sure it’s comfortable.
SAFETY SIGN
Each Hot Spot® spa is shipped with a SAFETY SIGN in the owner’s package. The sign, which is required as a condition of Product Listing, should
be permanently installed where it is visible to the users of the spa. To obtain additional SAFETY SIGNS, contact your Hot Spot dealer and request
Part #003021.
Important spa instructions
The following contains important spa information, and we strongly encourage you to read and apply them.
DO:
• Use and lock the cover when the spa is not in use, whether it is empty or full.
• Follow the Spa Care and Maintenance recommendations stated in this manual.
• Use only approved accessories and recommended spa chemicals and cleaners.
Don’t:
• Leave the Hot Spot spa exposed to the sun without water or the cover in place. Exposure to direct sunlight can cause solar distress of the
shell material.
• Roll or slide the spa on its side. This will damage the siding.
• Lift or drag the vinyl cover by using the cover lock straps; always lift or carry the cover by using the handles.
• Attempt to open the electrical control box. There are no user serviceable parts inside. Opening of the control box by the spa owner will void
the warranty. If you have an operational problem, carefully go through the steps outlined in the Troubleshooting section. If you are not able
to resolve the problem, contact your authorized Hot Spot spa dealer. Many problems can easily be diagnosed over the telephone by an
authorized service technician.
Save these instructions
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Site Preparation
You probably have a spot picked out for your new spa, whether it’s indoors or outdoors, on a patio or on a deck. Just make sure you check the
following:
• Always put your spa on a structurally sound, level surface. A filled spa can weigh a great deal. Make certain that the location you choose
can support the weight of your filled spa.
• Don’t forget to level your spa before filling it (see Spa Leveling Preparation on next page). • Locate your equipment compartment, which houses all of the electrical components, in a place where water will drain away from it.
Allowing water into the equipment compartment can damage the electronics, or may result in tripping your home's circuit breaker.
• Leave yourself easy access to the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) for testing. The GFCI is located at the end of the power cord, or
at the subpanel of a hard-wired spa.
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• Never let water get into the subpanel or into the electrical outlet that your spa is plugged into. Consult your local code authority to
determine if an electrical outlet with a cover is required for your installation.
• Leave access to the equipment compartment for periodic spa care and maintenance.
WARNING
WARNING: Damage to the spa’s equipment compartment components
or internal plumbing as a result of rodent infestation is NOT
covered under your warranty!
WARNING
Outdoor and Patio Installation
No matter where you install your new spa, it’s important that you have a solid foundation to support it. Structural
damage to the spa, resulting from incorrect installation or placement on an inadequate foundation, is not covered
under the spa’s limited warranty.
If you install the spa outdoors, we recommend a reinforced concrete pad at least four inches thick. The
reinforcing rod or mesh in the pad should be attached to a bond wire.
Deck Installation
To be certain your deck can support your spa, you must know the deck’s maximum load capacity. Consult a
qualified building contractor or structural engineer. To find the weight of your spa, its contents and occupants,
refer to the Spa Specification pages of this manual. This weight per square foot must not exceed the structure’s
rated capacity, or serious structural damage could result.
Lowering the top of the spa
to deck level substantially
increases the potential of
accidental entry. Contact
your Hot Spot ® dealer
for more information and
consult a licensed building
contractor to design or
evaluate your custom
decking requirements.
Indoor/Basement Installation
Be aware of some special requirements if you place your spa indoors. Water will accumulate around the spa, so flooring materials must provide
a good grip when wet. Proper drainage is essential to prevent a build-up of water around the spa. When building a new room for the spa it is
recommended that a floor drain be installed. The humidity will naturally increase with the spa installed indoors. Water may get into woodwork and
produce dry rot, mildew, or other problems. Check for airborne moisture’s effects on exposed wood, paper, etc. in the room. To minimize these
effects, it is best to provide plenty of ventilation to the spa area. An architect can help to determine if more ventilation must be installed.
Your spa dealer can help you with local information such as zoning regulations and building codes.
WARNING: Please keep the area around your spa well ventilated when it is installed indoors or in a confined area. Inadequate ventilation
around the spa could cause a build-up of a higher-than-normal concentration of spa chemicals and/or bacterial fragments. These dispersed spa
chemicals and/or bacterial fragments can be inhaled, and may result in breathing difficulties or lung damage in certain people suffering from a
compromised immune system or respiratory infection. If you or other bathers are affected by this condition, please seek medical attention as soon as
possible.
In addition to the above, properly clean and maintain your spa as follows:
• Follow all procedures in this Owner’s Manual and printed instructions on all water care (chemical) products packaging.
• Test the water regularly to ensure proper levels of sanitizers, pH, and other water care requirements.
• Drain, clean, and refill your spa with fresh water on a regular schedule, and in accordance with this owner’s manual.
• Clean the filter(s) at least once per month.
• Check to make sure you have proper circulation throughout your spa water system.
• Have spa users bathe before entering the spa water.
SPA LEVELING PREPARATION
Concrete sloped at ½ inch (1.3 cm) per 10 feet (305 cm) is preferred so that rain water and water spillover will run off and not puddle underneath
the spa (water under the spa for long periods of time may cause the wood to deteriorate). Other options are brick, stepping stone, or blocks.
It is important to note that soft surfaces, even when stepping stones are used to evenly distribute the weight of the spa, will have a tendency to
settle, thus resulting in an unleveled spa.
NOTE: Placing the spa on grass or dirt may increase the amount of debris which is inadvertently brought into the spa water and may cause harm
to your equipment as well as the spa surface, which is not covered under warranty.
½ inch
(1.3 cm)
10 ft. (305 cm)
Slope ½ inch per 10 ft. for proper drainage.
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Stepping stones or brick may settle
causing the spa to be unlevel.
Installation Instructions
spa cover installation
• Place the cover squarely on the spa.
• Position the tie-down locks included with your cover on the side of the spa so that they are easily reached by the cover tie-down straps.
Allow for about ½ inch (1.3cm) to ¾ inch (1.9cm) slack in the straps to make it easy to insert straps into locks and to compensate for vinyl
shrinkage in cold weather.
COVER INSTALLATION
• Attach the locks with the screws provided and insert the cover tie-down straps into the locks.
NOTE: Keeping the cover in place any time the spa is not in use will reduce the amount of time the
heater operates, thereby minimizing
DANGER. RISK OF INJURY.
operating costs.
COVER
TIE-DOWN STRAP
• Never leave a spa uncovered or unattended.
• Never leave a spa cover unlocked.
• Do not stand, sit, or lie on the cover.
LOCK
KEY
SCREW (2)
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
SELECTING THE VOLTAGE FOR YOUR SPA
The Dash spa is designed to operate at either 115 volts 20 amp or 115 volt 30 amp, 60 Hz, while the Tempo , Relay and Sprint models require a
dedicated 230 volt power supply. When the Dash spa is connected to 115 volts 20 amp, the heater will provide approximately 1000 watts of heat only
when the pump is operating in LOW speed and the thermostat is calling for heat. When the Dash spa is connected to 115 volts 30 amp, the heater
will provide approximately 1000 watts of heat when the pump is operating in LOW or HIGH speed and the thermostat is calling for heat.
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All electrical connections must be made in accordance with the wiring information contained in the electrical control box or on the back of the field
wiring access panel of the equipment module.
115 VOLT INSTALLATION
Spas provided with a factory- installed power supply cord are to be plugged into a grounded, grounding type, 115 volt, 20 ampere receptacle (Dash
model). No other electrical appliance or fixture can be used on this circuit.
IMPORTANT: Under NO circumstances should an extension cord be used. Use of an extension cord will seriously degrade the performance of the
equipment module and can create an electrical hazard.
230 VOLT INSTALLATION
When using 230 volt power supply, installation of a 50 amp dedicated circuit is required. Your spa must be hardwired direct to a GFCI-protected
subpanel by a licensed electrician. A wiring diagram is provided inside the equipment module showing where the connections are to be made.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS AND PRECAUTIONS
Your Hot Spot ® spa has been carefully designed to give you maximum safety against electrical shock. Connecting the spa to an improperly wired
circuit will negate many of the spa’s safety features. Improper wiring may also cause electrocution, risk of fire, and other risks of injuries. Please
read and follow the electrical installation requirements and instructions for your spa completely!
115 VOLT 30 AMP CONVERSION (D asH M odel DAS)
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Refer to the following instructions to convert your 115 volt 20 amp Dash spa to a 115 volt 30 amp spa.
NOTE: Converting the spa to 30 amp operation should only be done by an authorized service agent or a qualified electrician.
The conversion requires a subpanel (115 volt 30 amp) which may be purchased from your Authorized dealer.
1. Disconnect the power cord from the house receptacle.
2. Remove the screws and open the equipment compartment door.
3. Remove the screws from the control box.
4. Open the control box cover.
5. Remove the power cord wires, and the power jumper wire (from line 2 and neutral) on the line side of the terminal block.
6. Locate Program Jumper JMP 1, using a pair of needle nose pliers, carefully move the jumper from pins 2 and 3 to pins 1 and 2
(see Figure on top of next page).
NOTE: The subpanel must be placed within 100 feet of the main electrical service panel, and between 5 feet (1.5 m) and 50 feet (15 m) away from
the spa. All electrical connections must be made in accordance with the wiring information contained in this manual and on the back of the field
wiring access panel of the control box. Refer to the following wiring diagram:
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1.
2. 3. 4. 5. 8.
9. Connect the #10 AWG, WHITE [NEUTRAL] wire from the Neutral/Ground Bar on the main electrical service to the subpanel NEUTRAL bar.
Connect the #10 AWG, BLACK [L1] wire from the main electrical service to the subpanel [terminal L1].
Connect the #10 AWG, GREEN wire from the Neutral/Ground Bar on the main electrical service to the GROUND terminal of the subpanel.
Connect the #10 AWG, WHITE [NEUTRAL] wire from the subpanel breaker to the Neutral terminal (N) on the spa’s control box.
Connect the #10 AWG, BLACK [L1] wire from the subpanel breaker to terminal [L1] on the spa’s control box.
Connect the #10 AWG, GREEN wire from the GROUND terminal of the subpanel to the GROUND terminal (G) in the spa’s control box.
Bond the spa to all exposed metal equipment or fixtures, handrails, and concrete pad per N.E.C. and all local codes.
*
*
VERIFY FACTORY JUMPER
REMAINS BETWEEN “N” & “L2”
230 Volt Subpanel Wiring Instructions
(sprint model SPR)
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NOTE: The subpanel must be placed within 100 feet of the main electrical service panel, and between 5 feet (1.5 m) and 50 feet (15 m) away from
the spa. All electrical connections must be made in accordance with the wiring information contained in this manual and on the back of the field
wiring access panel of the control box.
Refer to the wiring diagram below.
1. Connect the #8 AWG, WHITE [NEUTRAL] wire from the Neutral/Ground Bar on the main electrical service to the WHITE [NEUTRAL, Panel
Neutral, Pigtail] of the subpanel.
2. Connect the #8 AWG, BLACK [L1] wire from the main electrical service to the subpanel [terminal L1].
3. Connect the #8 AWG, RED [L2] wire from the main electrical service to the subpanel [terminal L2].
4. Connect the #10 AWG, GREEN wire from the Neutral/Ground Bar on the main electrical service to the* GROUND terminal of the subpanel.
5. Connect the #8 AWG, WHITE [NEUTRAL] wire from the subpanel breaker to the Neutral terminal on the spa’s control box.
6. Connect the #8 AWG, BLACK [L1] wire from the subpanel breaker to terminal [L1] on the spa’s control box.
7. Connect the #8 AWG, RED [L2] wire from the subpanel breaker to terminal [L2] on the spa’s control box.
8. Connect the #10 AWG, GREEN wire from the GROUND terminal of the subpanel to the GROUND terminal in the spa’s control box.
9. Bond the spa to all exposed metal equipment or fixtures, handrails, and concrete pad per N.E.C. and all local codes.
*
230 Volt Permanently Connected
PINS
123
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230 Volt Permanently Connected
*ALL CANADIAN SPA MODELS
USE #8 AWG GREEN, GROUND.
THESE SPAS ARE INTENDED
FOR USE WITH GFCI
SUBPANEL PROVIDED.
Electrical Installation
230 Volt Subpanel Wiring Instructions
(T EMPO M odel TEM & R ELAY m odel REL)
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NOTE: The subpanel must be placed within 100 feet of the main electrical service panel, and between 5 (1.5 m) and 50 feet (15 m) away from the
spa. All electrical connections must be made in accordance with the wiring information contained in this manual and on the back of the field wiring
access panel of the control box.
Refer to the wiring diagram below.
1. Connect the #8 AWG, WHITE [NEUTRAL] wire from the Neutral/Ground Bar on the main electrical service to the WHITE [NEUTRAL, Panel
Neutral, Pigtail] of the subpanel.
2. Connect the #8 AWG, BLACK [L1] wire from the main electrical service to the subpanel [terminal L1].
3. Connect the #8 AWG, RED [L2] wire from the main electrical service to the subpanel [terminal L2].
4. Connect the #10 AWG, GREEN wire from the Neutral/Ground Bar on the main electrical service to the GROUND terminal of the subpanel.
5. Connect the #8 AWG, WHITE [NEUTRAL] wire from the subpanel breaker to the Neutral terminal on the spa’s control box.
6. Connect the #8 AWG, BLACK [L1] wire from the subpanel breaker to terminal [L1] on the spa’s control box.
7. Connect the #8 AWG, RED [L2] wire from the subpanel breaker to terminal [L2] on the spa’s control box.
8. Connect the #10 AWG, GREEN wire from the GROUND terminal of the subpanel to the GROUND terminal in the spa’s control box.
9. Bond the spa to all exposed metal equipment or fixtures, handrails, and concrete pad per N.E.C. and all local codes.
PERMANENTLY CONNECTED 230
VAC, 40A, 60Hz, MODELS
230VAC, 50 AMP
2-POLE
CIRCUIT
BREAKER
(NON GFCI)
#8 AWG WHITE, NEUTRAL
N, NEUTRAL, #8 AWG WHITE
#10* AWG GREEN, GROUND
L2, HOT, #8 AWG RED
#8 AWG BLACK, L1
L1, HOT, #8 AWG BLACK
#8 AWG RED, L2
MAIN
SERVICE
ELECTRICAL
PANEL
GROUND, #10 AWG GREEN*
LESS THAN 100 FT.
SUBPANEL
WITH GFCI
BREAKERS
MORE THAN 5 FEET
THE SUBPANEL MUST
BE WITHIN SIGHT OF THE
SPA DO NOT EXCEED
50 FEET
CONTROL BOX
*ALL CANADIAN SPA MODELS USE #8 AWG GREEN, GROUND.
THESE SPAS ARE INTENDED FOR USE WITH GFCI SUBPANEL PROVIDED.
230 Volt
Tempo &
Relay Spa
Model Jumper
Configuration
230 VAC PERMANENTLY CONNECTED SPA
NO POWER
JUMPERS REQUIRED
SEE WIRING
ILLUSTRATION
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Electrical
InstallationPage
NOTE: To change from Fahrenheit
to Celsius remove jumper on JP2.
SPA SPECIFICATIONS & ILLUSTRATION
TEMPO™ (MODEL TEM)
HORIZONTAL DIMENSIONS: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89” (226 cm.) square
HEIGHT (without cover): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38” (97 cm.)
EFFECTIVE FILTER AREA: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 sq. ft. (6.0 sq. meters)
HEATER: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4000 watts (4.0 kW)
WATER (capacity): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 400 gallons (1514 liters)
WEIGHT: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 920 lbs. dry (417 kg.), 5915 lbs. filled (2683 kg.)
(Includes weight of water and 6 adults @ 175 lbs./79kg. each)
DEAD WEIGHT (filled): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115 lbs. per sq. ft., 555 kg. per sq. meter
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS: . . . . . . . . . . . 230 volt 50 amp single phase G.F.C.I. circuit Note: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All wiring must be performed by a licensed electrician.
CERTIFICATIONS: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ETL Listed
OVERHEAD VIEW
A
A
F
A. Air Control Lever
E
J
B. Control Panel
E
C. Filter Compartment Cover*
J
G
E
D. Temperature Sensor
E. Directional Precision® Jet
F. Directional Hydromassage Jet
I
G. Rotary Hydromassage
K
H. Outlet for optional Ozone
I. Drain/Suction
J. Pillow
K. Waterfall
E
F
I
E
E
E
L. Waterfall On/Off Valve
* WARNING: DO NOT SIT IN THE
FILTER COMPARTMENT AREA
"THIS IS NOT A SEAT"!!!
Sitting in this area can cause:
F
I
H
E
● Restriction of filter pump
suction/vacuum.
J
● Damage to components.
E
E
G
E
C
F
D
Both can result in bodily harm.
L
Should damage occur to components
in this area, replace immediately!
A
B
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RELAY ™ (MODEL REL )
HORIZONTAL DIMENSIONS: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84” (213 cm.) square
HEIGHT (without cover): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36” (91 cm.)
EFFECTIVE FILTER AREA: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65 sq. ft. (6.0 sq. meters)
HEATER: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4000 watts (4.0 kW)
WATER (capacity): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 360 gallons (1363 liters)
WEIGHT: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 706 lbs. dry (320 kg.), 4636 lbs. filled (2103 kg.)
(Includes weight of water and 6 adults @ 175 lbs./79kg. each)
DEAD WEIGHT (filled): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 lbs. per sq. ft., 490 kg. per sq. meter
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS: . . . . . . . . . . . 230 volt 50 amp single phase G.F.C.I. circuit Note: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All wiring must be performed by a licensed electrician.
CERTIFICATIONS: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ETL Listed
OVERHEAD VIEW
A. Air Control Lever
F
B. Control Panel
C. Filter Compartment Cover*
E
A
A
J
J
G
E
D. Temperature Sensor
G
E
E. Directional Precision® Jets
F. Directional Hydromassage Jet
I
G Rotary Hydromassage Jet
H. Outlet for optional Ozone
K
I. Drain/Suction
J. Pillow
K. Waterfall
E
F
E
L. Waterfall On/Off Valve
* WARNING: DO NOT SIT IN THE
FILTER COMPARTMENT AREA
"THIS IS NOT A SEAT"!!!
Sitting in this area can cause:
● Restriction of filter pump
suction/vacuum.
● Damage to components.
E
I
I
H
F
J
E
G
C
E
F
D
Both can result in bodily harm.
Should damage occur to components
in this area, replace immediately!
L
A
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Sprint ™ (MODEL SPR )
HORIZONTAL DIMENSIONS: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78” (198 cm.) diameter
HEIGHT (without cover): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35” (89 cm.)
EFFECTIVE FILTER AREA: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 sq. ft. (4.65 sq. meters)
HEATER: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5,500 watts (5.5 kW)
WATER (capacity): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 gallons (1060 liters)
WEIGHT: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 390 lbs. dry (177 kg.), 3475 lbs. filled (1576 kg.)
(Includes weight of water and 6 adults @ 175 lbs./79kg. each)
DEAD WEIGHT (filled): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 lbs. per sq. ft., 390 kg. per sq. meter
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS: . . . . . . . . . . . 230 volt 50 amp single phase G.F.C.I. circuit
Note: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . All wiring must be performed by a licensed electrician.
CERTIFICATIONS: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ETL Listed
OVERHEAD VIEW
A. Control Panel
E
B. Spa Light
H
G
C. Filter Basket Lid*
H
D. Temperature Sensor
F
E. Directional Precision® Jet
F. Rotary Precision Jet
E
E
E
G
G. Directional Hydromassage Jet
F
H. Rotary Hydromassage Jet
I. Drain/Suction
J. Outlet for optional ozone
* WARNING: DO NOT SIT IN THE
FILTER COMPARTMENT AREA
"THIS IS NOT A SEAT"!!!
Sitting in this area can cause:
H
G
J
F
G
D
● Restriction of filter pump
suction/vacuum.
B
● Damage to components.
Both can result in bodily harm.
C
Should damage occur to components
in this area, replace immediately!
A
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Dash ™ (MODEL DAS )
HORIZONTAL DIMENSIONS: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78” (198 cm.) diameter
HEIGHT (without cover): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35” (89 cm.)
EFFECTIVE FILTER AREA: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 sq. ft. (4.65 sq. meters)
HEATER: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1000 watts (1.0 kW) @ 115V 20 amp or, 1000 watts (1.0 kW) @ 115V 30 amp (Convertible heat
& high-speed jet pump operation)
WATER (capacity): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 280 gallons (1060 liters)
WEIGHT: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 350 lbs. dry (156 kg.), 3435 lbs. filled (1558 kg.)
(Includes weight of water and 6 adults @ 175/79kg. lbs. each)
DEAD WEIGHT (filled): . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 lbs. per sq. ft., 390 kg. per sq. meter
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS: . . . . . . . . . . . 115 volt 20 amp grounded circuit
115 volt 30 amp grounded circuit (optional) - requires 30 amp subpanel
Note: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 amp wiring must be performed by a licensed electrician.
CERTIFICATIONS: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ETL Listed
OVERHEAD VIEW
F
A. Control Panel
G
B. Spa Light
C. Filter Basket Lid*
E
D. Temperature Sensor
F
E. Directional Precision® Jet
G
F. Rotary Precision Jet
G. Directional Hydromassage Jet
H. Rotary Hydromassage Jet
I. Drain/Suction
J. Outlet for optional ozone
F
E
F
J
I
D
* WARNING: DO NOT SIT IN THE
FILTER COMPARTMENT AREA
"THIS IS NOT A SEAT"!!!
Sitting in this area can cause:
B
C
● Restriction of filter pump
suction/vacuum.
● Damage to components.
Both can result in bodily harm.
Should damage occur to components
in this area, replace immediately!
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operating instructions
START-UP and refill PROCEDURES
Your Hot Spot ® spa has been thoroughly tested during the manufacturing process to ensure reliability and long-term customer satisfaction. A small
amount of water may have remained in the plumbing after testing and, as a result, may have spotted the spa shell or the spa siding prior to delivery.
Before filling the spa, wipe the spa shell clean with a soft rag.
The following instructions must be read and followed exactly to ensure a successful start-up or refill.
CAUTIONS
• Do not fill the spa with hot water, as tripping of the high-limit thermostat may result.
• DO NOT CONNECT POWER TO AN EMPTY SPA. Power to the spa automatically activates critical components within the spa, such
as controls, heater, and other systems. If power is supplied to these components prior to the spa being filled, the components will be
damaged, and this may result in a non-warranty component failure.
• Do not leave spa uncovered when filling. Solar distress can damage shell.
• Do not use your spa after filling until all of the steps listed below are completed.
• Do not add chlorine if treating your spa with polyhexamethylene biguanide (Biguanide, PHMB, eg. BaquaSpa®) sanitizer.
• Before filling your spa for the first time, remove the equipment compartment door and check to ensure that the unions on either side of the
pump(s) and heater are hand-tight.
1. Ensure the drain is closed. Insert the end of a garden hose into the filter compartment and begin filling the spa. The water level of your Hot
Spot spa should be maintained at a level one inch above the highest jet in the spa.
RECOMMENDED: Use the Clean Screen™ pre-filter to remove unwanted contanimants from the tap water.
IMPORTANT: Watkins Manufacturing Corporation does not recommend that the spa be filled with “softened” water, as this may damage the
spa’s equipment.
2. After the spa has been filled with water and the equipment compartment door is secured, power must be applied to the spa.
• 115 volt models: Connect the GFCI to the waterproof receptacle and push the RESET button on the GFCI.
• 230 volt models: Open the door of the electrical subpanel and reset the GFCI breaker. Close and secure the subpanel door.
3. The jet pump(s), heating system and all internal plumbing will achieve a partial prime as the spa is filled. To check the operation of the jet
system and to purge any remaining air from the heating system, push the JETS button on the control pad twice (three times for Tempo ) to
make the jet pump(s) run on high speed for one minute. Once the jet system is fully operational (as indicated by strong, non-surging jets),
priming of the spa is complete. If you do not feel a steady stream of water from your jets, refer to the instructions for priming the pump in the
SPA TROUBLESHOOTING section in the back of this manual.
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4. Adjust Total Alkalinity (TA) to 80 ppm, Calcium Hardness (CH) to 100 ppm, then spa water pH to between 7.4 and 7.6. These procedures are
listed in the “Water Quality and Maintenance” section.
IMPORTANT: Add spa water chemicals directly into the filter compartment after activating “Clean Cycle” for Tempo and Relay spas only
(Press SET, then JETS button). Press Jets button 3 times for Sprint and 2 times for Dash and manually shut off after 10 minutes.
Operation Note: Adjusting the Total Alkalinity as the first step is important, as out-of-balance TA will affect your ability to adjust the pH
correctly and will prevent the sanitizer from operating effectively.
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5. Superchlorinate the spa water by adding 1½ teaspoons of chlorine (sodium dichlor) per 250 gallons (950 liters) of spa water. The jet pump
should be running on high speed when adding the chlorine, and remain on high to circulate the spa water for a ten-minute period.
6. Set the temperature control to the desired temperature between 100ºF (38ºC) and 104ºF (40ºC), then place the cover on the spa and allow the
water temperature to stabilize (approximately 24 hours). Make sure you secure the cover in place using the cover locks. Periodically check the
spa water temperature. When the water temperature climbs above 90ºF (32ºC), proceed to the next step.
7. Press the JETS button three times (twice for Dash) and run the pump on high for 10 minutes to circulate the spa water. After the filter cycle is
complete, test the spa water for Free Available Chlorine (FAC) residual, If the residual is between 3 and 5 ppm on the test strips (found in most
chemical test kits) go on to the next step. If the residual is less than 3 ppm, superchlorinate the spa water by adding 1½ teaspoons of chlorine
(sodium dichlor) per 250 gallons (950 liters) of spa water, while the jet pump is running on high. Run the jet pump on high to circulate the spa
water for a ten-minute period.
8. Recheck the Total Alkalinity (TA) at 80 ppm, Calcium Hardness (CH) at 100 ppm, then spa water pH at between 7.4 and 7.6.
Operation Note: Make sure you adjust you Total Alkalinity first, as an out-of-balance condition will affect your ability to adjust the pH
correctly, and will prevent the sanitizer from operating effectively. The spa is ready for use when the spa water has circulated and the
chlorine level remains between 3 ppm and 5 ppm.
9. The spa temperature is pre-programmed to reach 100ºF (38ºC), and will normally do so within 18 to 24 hours. You may raise the water
temperature by pressing the Temp Up () button on the control panel, or lower it by pressing the Temp down () button. After a few hours
the water temperature will remain within 3ºF (1.5ºC) of your selected temperature.
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Operating Instructions
OPERATION NOTES:
1. Your spa is equipped with a ten-minute timer delay on the heating/maintenance mode. Whenever the jet pump has been turned off (and a
three-degree temperature drop has occurred) or the temperature control has been turned up, it will take ten minutes before the low speed of
the jet pump and heater become activated. Always push the JETS button to turn off the jet pump when exiting the spa. In the standard 115
volt, 15 amp electrical configuration, the heating system does not operate simultaneously with the high speed pump. On the 230‑volt system,
the heating system does operate simultaneously with the high speed pump.
2. The spa controller has an automatic two hour “time-out” feature should the high speed jet mode be left on inadvertently. After one hour of
continuous operation, the controller will automatically return to the maintenance/heating mode.
3. The spa controller also has a six-hour “time-out” feature should the light be left on inadvertently. After six hours of continuous operation,
the controller will automatically turn the light off.
HEATING and HYDROMASSAGE SYSTEMS
The Hot Spot ® spas use two-speed jet pumps to operate hydromassage jets and to circulate the spa water through the heating system (the
Tempo , Relay and Dash are also equipped with a single speed jet pump used for jets only). The low speed mode of the pump, which is
activated automatically by the control thermostat, will cause the spa water to be drawn slowly in through the filter, the heater, and into the pump.
The pump, in turn, will push the water back into the spa through the jets. When the JETS button is pushed one time, the spa user can activate
the low speed of the jet pump. (The heater may or may not be on, depending on whether the control thermostat has indicated a demand for
heat.) When the JETS button is pushed a second time, the high speed of the jet pump will be activated. (This will automatically deactivate the
heater if it is operating in a standard 115 volt 120 amp system.)
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In the 230 volt electrical system, if a drop in the water temperature has occurred, the spa heater will operate simultaneously when the jet pump
is operating on high speed. In a standard 115 volt 20 amp electrical system, the spa heater will not operate simultaneously when the jet pump is
operating on high speed, even if a drop in the water temperature has occurred. In either electrical configuration, when the high speed mode of
the jet pump is turned off, the spa will enter a ten-minute “tranquil mode.” During this time the heating system (and simultaneous operation of the
jet pump at low speed) will not operate (unless the JETS button is pushed), even if the water temperature has dropped below the control setting.
Once the ten-minute period has expired, the spa controller will switch to the maintenance mode and the heating system will be automatically
activated.
The Hot Spot Spa spas are equipped with a state-of-the-art heating system. The system uses an exclusive “flow through” No-Fault ® stainless steel
heater.
HYDROMASSAGE JETS
The larger jets in your spa allow you to re-direct the jet stream by changing the position of the nozzle.
Regulate the force of the massage by rotating the jet face clockwise to reduce the force or counter-clockwise to increase the force. Notice that
turning off the flow to some jets increases the flow to the other jets. To avoid damage to your spa’s plumbing and components, do not turn off
more than half of these jets at the same time.
Precision ® Jets
Precision jets are small. They are designed to perform a soft, soothing massage on your feet, calf, back and shoulders. Rotate the faceplate
(Dash & Sprint spas only) to adjust the air flowing through the jet.
The Air Control levers (Tempo & Relay models only) are used to change the air intensity of a group of Precision jets simultaneously.
AIR CONTROL system (Tempo & Relay models only)
AIR CONTROL VALVE: Turning the air control lever to the left position allows for the same volume of air to flow to all individual jets and Precision
jets simultaneously. The jet faceplate on the larger jets is then used to control the water intensity of each hydromassage jet.
NOTE: Always turn the air control lever to the right position anytime the spa is not being used. This will help make the spa operate more quietly
and heat more efficiently when the vinyl cover is in place.
Waterfall valve (Tempo & Relay Models Only)
The Tempo & Relay spas are equipped with a cascading water feature. It is activated by pressing the JETS button up to 3 times when the jets are
off and turning the waterfall valve counterclockwise. The flow is regulated by turning the valve to the desired position.
When not in use turn the on/off valve to the OFF position.
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Operating Instructions
safety EQUIPMENT
A. GFCI: The Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter, located on the end of the power cord (115 Volt models only), is a safety device that is designed to
sense as little as 5 milliamps of electrical current leakage to ground. It is very important to protect a GFCI from rain and other moisture. Watkins
Manufacturing Corporation recommends that the GFCI be tested before each use to ensure it is functioning correctly.
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To test the GFCI:
Cord-Connected 115 Volt, 20 Amp Dash Model: Before each use, with the spa operating, push the TEST button (located on the front of the
GFCI). The GFCI breaker should trip to the “off” position, disconnecting power to the spa. Reset the GFCI by pushing the RESET button. The
spa will now operate normally. If the interrupter does not perform in this manner, it is an indication of an electrical malfunction and the possibility
of an electric shock. Unplug the spa until the fault has been identified and corrected.
230 Volt, Permanently installed or converted Dash Models: The GFCI breaker is located inside the subpanel, before each use of the
spa and with the unit operating, push the Test button on each breaker. The switch should click over to the “Trip” position. Wait 30 seconds
and reset each GFCI breaker by switching it completely off and then completely on. The switch should then stay on.
B. HEATER HIGH-LIMIT SWITCH: The heater high-limit sensor is located on the heater assembly. If for any reason the internal temperature of
the heater exceeds 119°F (48°C), the high-limit circuit will trip and turn off the spa. The control panel display will display - - - - for the Tempo
& Relay spa models and "HL" for the Sprint and Dash models. The heater high-limit may be reset when the water temperature within the
heater has cooled to approximately 110°F (43°C). Reset the heater high-limit by simply disconnecting power to the spa for thirty seconds.
The cause of the overheating must be located to prevent a recurrence. The most common cause of limit-tripping is inadequate water flow
through the heating system. This may be caused by an obstruction within the pump water lines (filter, pump intakes or internal plumbing), the
non-function of the low-speed mode of the jet pump, or the malfunction of the control thermostat. Once the cause has been identified and
corrected, and the sensor has cooled, reset spa by simply disconnecting power to the spa for thirty seconds.
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C. PRESSURE SWITCH: The pressure switch is located inside the control box on the heater, and is designed to prevent heater operation during
a no or low flow condition. If for any reason flow through the heater is reduced or stopped, the pressure switch will trip. If the pressure switch
_._._._
has detected a no or low flow condition _ . _ . _ . _ will display for the Tempo & Relay models and "FLO" for the Sprint and Dash spa models.
The most common causes of inadequate heater flow are a dirty or clogged filter, obstruction in the plumbing lines, and non-operation of the low
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speed heat pump. Additionally, the control panel will display _ _ _ _ for the Tempo & Relay spa models and "FLC" for the Sprint and Dash
spa models if the pressure switch senses flow through the heater when the jet pump is not activated. Contact your Authorized Service Technician if
displayed.
D. CONTROL THERMOSTAT: The control thermostat helps regulate the temperature of the water. If for any reason something were to happen to
this device, the READY icon on the control panel will flash for the Tempo and Relay spa models and "OH" will display for the Sprint and Dash
spa models. Contact your Authorized Service Technician.
Spa control Panel
(Tempo & Relay Models)
Your control panel consists of an LED display and convenient touch
pads that allow you to set the water temperature and adjust the skim/
filter cycle settings, lock spa temp, lock entire spa functions, as well as
control the hydrotherapy jets, and lights from spa-side.
Temperature Up
Filter Cycle 1
Temp / Lock
Icon
Display
Sleep
Set Icon
Jets Button
Icon
Temp
Ready
Icon
LED display
The LED display on your spa-side control panel continually shows the
spa’s actual water temperature. In certain situations, it will also display
other messages. See TROUBLESHOOTING section.
Use the set button to control clean cycle, filter cycle, locking and light
functions. To activate the desired mode, press the “SET” button.
SET
READY
READY
SET
When
the “SET” icon
flashes push the applicable button.
The “SET”
F1
mode ends after 3 seconds or when the“SET” icon stops flashing.F1
F2
Temperature control
READY
Filter Cycle Icon
Temperature Down
SET button
Light Button Set Button
READY
Filter Cycle
2 Icon
Light Icon
Jet Icon
F2
The set temperatureREADY
range is from 80°F (27°C) to 104°F
(40°C). Temperatures of any setting may rise slightly
READY
depending on the current use and condition of your spa, and on outside temperature. Whenever power is
disconnected and then reconnected to the spa, the water temperature setting will automatically return to the last
temperature entered into the program.
Pressing the Temp UpREADY
() button displays the spa’s setREADY
temperature. To increase the set temperature, press the
READY
Temp Up () button again, once for each degree of increased temperature
desired. If you hold the Temp Up () button down, the set temperature
F1
will increase by one degree every half second.
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SET
SET
READY
READY
READY
F1
Pressing the Temp Down () button displays the spa’s set temperature. To decrease the set temperature, press the Temp Down () button again,
once for each degree of decreased temperature desired. If you hold the Temp Down () button down, the set temperatureSET
will decrease by one degree
every half second.
F1
F2
Jet pump control
Pressing the Jet button changes the jet pump functions, depending on the number of presses:
1st press:
Two-speed jet pump runs on low speed
2nd press:
Two-speed jet pump runs on high speed
3rd press: One and Two-speed jet pumps run on high speed
4th press:
One-speed jet pump runs on high speed
5th press:
Both jet pumps are off.
READY
• During filter cycles or when the thermostat is calling for heat, the pump’s low speed operates automatically and cannot be turned off by
pressing the Temp Up () or Temp Down () touch pad.
•SET The pump on high speed automatically turns off after operating for two hours. The pump on low speed automatically turns off after operating
READY
for two hours.
F1
SET
READY
F2
• When the jets are active, the JETS Icon on the control panel will illuminate.
F1
F2
READY
Light control
The LED lighting system allows you to brighten up your spa experience through different multi-colored lights. You can
choose one stationary color or you can cycle through all the colors with the automatic color wheel.
Press the LIGHT button to turn it on. The lights automatically turn off after six hours. When the lights are active, the
LIGHT Icon on the control panel will illuminate. Press it a second time to turn the light to a medium light intensity, a third
READY
time for a low light intensity and a fourth time will turn it off.
F1 To activate color wheel,
press the SET button followed by the LIGHT button. To select a specific color, push the LIGHT button (within 5 seconds)
READY
F1 while the desired color is displayed. If 5 seconds have passed, after color wheel activation, you will need to press SET followed by the LIGHT
button to select a specific color.
READY
FILTER
CYCLES
SET
READY
F1
SET
F2
READY
F1
F2
SET
READY
When the spa is first powered up, the automatic filter cycle will wait 10 minutes before starting. Your spa will
automatically turn the first filter cycle on for 60 minutes on low speed. The second filter cycle will activate for 30
minutes, 12 hours later. The filter cycle icon, F1 or F2 will be displayed in the control panel.
NOTE: The optional FreshWater ® III ozone system only works during the filter cycle.
To modify the length of either filter cycle:
F1
F2
SET
READY
READY
SET
A. Press and hold the SET button for approximately three seconds.
F1
F2
READY
F1
F2
READY
B. Press the LIGHT button to select filter cycle 1 or 2 (F1 or F2 will be displayed).
C. Using the Temp Up () or the Temp Down () button, adjust the value as desired, from 0 to 6 hours.
D. After program is
entered it will take10 seconds
will then revert back to Temperature display.
READYto save. Once saved, the display
READY
READY
The filter cycle will activate the jet pump on low speed for the entire cycle. When activated, the filter cycle icon on the
display is turned on. If the temperature exceeds the set point by three degrees F for more than three hours, the system
will cancel the FILTER cycle and the filter Icon will blink for the remaining filter cycle time. Should the temperature cool
READY
down to 1.5 degrees FREADY
(1 degree C) below the set pointREADY
before the end of the cycle, the cycle will resume for the rest
of the time. Should you use the spa F1during the filter cycle by placing the jet pump on high speed, the FILTER Icon will
blink.
SET Once the jet pump
READY has been shut off, a ten minute tranquil mode begins (FILTER Icon will be blinking during tranquil mode) before the filter
cycle
will resume. The
that the filter cycle timer is still counting, but the cycle has been temporarily interrupted.
F1
SET
READY blinking filter Icon indicatesREADY
READY
F1
F2
Clean Cycle
F1
F2
SET
READY
READY
READY
SET
READY
F1
F2
SET
READY
The
clean cycle has been provided as
F1 a convenient timer for water maintenance. When the clean cycle is initiated, the
F1
F2
Jet
pump will activate in high speed. F2The jet pump icons will flash on and off until the cleaning cycle is complete. The
READY is ten minutes. If the clean cycle
READY
total cleaning cycle time
does not engage, make sure the SPA LOCK is deactivated.
To activate the clean cycle, press the SET button followed by the JETS button.
Sleep Mode
READY
READY operation during quiet evening hours. For example, if
The Sleep Mode operation is a feature that minimizes pump
Filter Cycle 1 (F1) is set to activate F1at 8:00 a.m., by default, Filter Cycle 2 (F2) will activate at 8:00 p.m. (12 hours
later). During 8:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m., if the spa should call for heat, the pump and heater will activate to heat the spa
under normal temperature demand. However, when in Sleep Mode, should the spa call for heat, the pump and heater
will be suspended after Filter Cycle 2 (F2) until the activation of Filter Cycle 1 (F1), at 8:00 a.m. to minimize pump
SET
SET
F1
F2
F1
F2
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READY
Operating Instructions
SET
F1
F2
activation during quiet evening hours.
Important: Power-up of the spa starts the F1 sequence. In order for the sleep mode to work in the evening hours, the spa must be powered up in
the early morning hours. The Sleep Mode will always be active the 6-12 hours between the end of (F2) and the begining of (F1) depending on how
the filter cycle program is set.
Note: If temperature drops below 80º F (27º C), heater will automatically activate to prevent spa from freezing.
To activate Sleep Mode feature, press and hold Temp Up () & Temp Down () buttons together for 3 seconds. This will activate the feature and
override the normal temperature demand. When these buttons have been engaged, a moon & stars icon (Sleep Icon) will apear in the display of the
control panel, indicating this feature has been activated. To deactivate this feature, simply press and hold Temp Up () & Temp Down () buttons
together for 3 seconds once again.
LOCKING FEATURES
The locking features, TEMPERATURE LOCK and SPA LOCK, are enabled from the control panel by a specific combination of buttons. Once
enabled, a lock will remain active until the specific button combination is applied to disable the lock. Even if power is disconnected from the spa and
soon thereafter reapplied (such as a power outage), the lock will remain in place.
ADY
READY
EADY
DY
READY
READY
READY
SET
The spaF1 lock feature deactivates all of the functions of the control panel. It is generally used to prevent unwanted use
F2
of the spa.
To activate the spa lock, press SET button. When the SET icon flashes press the Temp Down () button. Do not press
any other button on the control
panel until the SET icon stops flashing. SLOC is then displayed.
READY
SET
READYpress SET button. When the SET icon flashes press Temp Down () button. Do not
To deactivate
the Spa Lock,
F1
press any other button on the control
panel
until
the
SET
icon stops flashing. The SLOC is no longer displayed.
F2
READY
READY
EADY
ADY
ADY
SPA LOCK
TEMPERATURE
READY LOCK
READY
F1
The temperature
lock feature deactivates the temperature control function from the control panel. All other functions
on the control panel will operate normally. Temperature Lock is most often used by those who do not want others to
change the set temperature of the spa water.
To activate
lock, press SET button. When the SET icon flashes press the Temp Up () button. Do not
READY
SET the temperature
READY
READY
SET
press
any
other
button
on
the
control
panel
until
the
SET
icon stops flashing. tLOC is then displayed.
F1 F1
F1
F2
F2
To deactivate the temperature lock, press SET button. When the SET icon flashes press the Temp Up () button. Do not press any other button on
the control panel until the SET icon stops flashing. The tLOC is no longer displayed.
READY
Spa control Panel
SET
SET
F1
F2
F1
F2
™
(Sprint & Dash
Models)
READY
READY
Filter Cycle LED
™
Light LED
Heater LED
Up/Down LED
Jets Pump LED
Your control panel consists of an LED display and
convenient touch pads that allow you to set the water
temperature and adjust the skim/filter cycle settings
as well as control the hydrotherapy jets, and light from
spa-side.
LED display
The LED display on your spa-side control panel
continually shows the spa’s actual water temperature.
In certain situations, it will also display other
messages. See TROUBLESHOOTING section.
Temperature control
Jets Button
Temperature Display
Light Button
Temperature Down Button
Temperature Up Button
The set temperature range is from 60°F (15.5°C)
to 104°F (40°C). Temperatures of any setting may
rise slightly depending on the current use and condition of your spa, and on outside temperature. Whenever power is disconnected and then
reconnected to the spa, the water temperature setting will automatically return to the default temperature of 100ºF (38ºC).
Pressing the Up (5) button displays the spa’s set temperature and illuminates the Up/Down LED for 3 seconds. To increase the set temperature,
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press the Up (5) button again (before the Up/Down LED turns off) once for each degree of increased temperature desired. If you hold the button
down, the set temperature will increase by one degree every half second.
Pressing the Down (6) button displays the spa’s set temperature and illuminates the Up/Down LED. To decrease the set temperature, press the
Down (6) button again (before the Up/Down LED turns off) once for each degree of decreased temperature desired. If you hold the button down, the
set temperature will decrease by one degree every half second.
The Heater LED will illuminate when the Heater is on. If the Heater LED flashes on and off, this indicates there is a call for heat but the heater is not yet on.
Jet pump control
Pressing the Jet button changes the jet pump functions, depending on the number of presses:
™
Sprint Spas only:
1st press:
2nd press:
3rd press: 4th press:
5th press:
Two-speed jet pump runs on low speed
Two-speed jet pump runs on high speed
One and Two-speed jet pumps run on high speed
One-speed jet pump runs on high speed
Both jet pumps are off.
Dash ® Spas only:
1st press:
Two-speed jet pump runs on low speed
2nd press:
Two-speed jet pump runs on high speed
3rd press:
Jet pump off
• During filter cycles or when the thermostat is calling for heat, the pump’s low speed operates automatically and cannot be turned off by
pressing the Up (5) or Down (6) touch pad.
• The pump on high speed automatically turns off after operating for two hours. The pump on low speed automatically turns off after operating
for two hours.
• When the jets are active, the JETS Icon on the control panel will illuminate.
Light control
Your Hot Spot ® Sprint™ and Dash™ are equipped with a blue LED spa light. Press the LIGHT button to turn it on. Press it a second time to turn it off.
The light automatically turns off after six hours.
When the light is active, the LIGHT LED on the control panel will illuminate.
FILTER CYCLES
Your spa will automatically turn the filter cycle on twice each day. When the spa is first powered up the automatic filter cycle will wait 12 hours
before starting. A one hour filter cycle using the low speed of the jet pump is the programmed default filter cycle time. The filter cycle occurs twice a
day (every 12 hours).
To modify the length of the filter cycle:
A. Press and hold the light button for approximately five seconds until the display shows "xx" where xx is a number from 0-12. This is the length
of the filter time.
B. Using the Up (5) or Down (6), adjust the value as desired.
C. Pressing the LIGHT button again confirms the setting and starts a cycle immediately.
D. If the LIGHT button is not pressed again, the new filter time is stored, but the cycle is started at the next scheduled time.
The filter cycle will activate the jet pump on low speed for the entire cycle. When activated, the filter cycle LED on the display is turned on. If the
temperature exceeds the set point by three degrees F for more than three hours, the system will cancel the FILTER cycle and the FILTER LED
will blink for the remaining filter cycle time. Should the temperature cool down to two degrees F below the set point before the end of the cycle,
the cycle will resume for the rest of the time. Should you use the spa during the filter cycle by placing the jet pump on high speed, the FILTER
LED will blink. Once the jet pump has been shut off, a ten minute tranquil mode begins (FILTER LED will be blinking during tranquil mode) before
the filter cycle will resume. The blinking filter LED indicates that the filter cycle timer is still counting, but the cycle has been temporarily interrupted.
NOTE: The interrupted time of a filter cycle is not extended after the filter cycle resumes. Power interruptions of the spa will reset the filter cycle to
the default one hour cycle time and begin 12 hours after spa regains power.
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Tempo™ (MODEL TEM) Jet System Menu
Jet Pump 1
•
•
•
•
•
2 Directional Hydromassage Jets on back wall.
1 Water Feature.
6 Directional Precision Jets in Lounge (foot Jets).
4 Directional Precision Jets in Lounge (calf Jets).
1 Directional Hydromassage Jet, 2 Rotary
Hydromassage Jets and 4 Directional Precision
Jets in lounge.
• 2 Directional Precision Jets and 1 Directional
Hydromassage Jet on Left wall.
jet Pump 2
• 10 Directional Precision Jets on left back wall.
• 4 Directional Precision Jets and 2 Rotary
Hydromassage Jets on back right wall.
• 2 Directional Hydromassage Jets amd 1
Directional Precision Jet on right wall.
• 4 Directional Precision Jets in footwell.
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Relay ™ (MODEL REL) Jet System Menu
Jet Pump 1
•
•
•
•
•
8 Directional Precision® Jets on back left wall.
2 Directional Hydromassage Jets on back wall.
1 Water feature.
3 Directional Precision Jets on right wall.
2 Directional Precision Jets and 1 Directional
Hydromassage Jet on Left wall.
• 2 Directional Precision Jets in footwell.
Jet Pump 2
• 4 Directional Precision Jets and 2 Rotary
Hydromassage Jets on back right wall.
• 4 Directional Precision Jets in Lounge (calf
Jets).
• 2 Directional Hydromassage Jets, 1 Rotary
Hydromassage Jet and 2 Directional
Precision Jets in lounge.
• 2 Directional Precision Jets in footwell.
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Sprint ™ (MODEL SPR) Jet System Menu
Jet pump 1
• 4 Directional Precision® Jets, 4 Rotary
Precision Jets and 1 Directional
Hydromassage Jet on back right wall.
• 6 Directional Precision Jets and 2
Rotary Precision Jets on back left wall.
Jet pump 2
• 4 Directional Precision Jets, 2 Rotational
Hydromassage Jets and 1 Directional
Hydromassage Jet on back wall.
• 2 Directional Hydromassage Jets on front
right wall.
• 2 Directional Hydromassage Jets and 2
Rotary Precision Jets on front left wall.
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Dash (MODEL DAS) Jet System Menu
Jet System
• 2 Rotary Precision® Jets on and 2 Directional
Hydromassage Jets on back wall.
• 2 Directional Hydromassage Jets on back right wall.
• 1 Rotary Hydromassage Jet and 2 Directional Precision
Jets on front right wall.
• 2 Rotary Precision Jets and 1 Directional Precision Jet on
front Left wall.
• 4 Directional Precision Jets and 1 Rotary Precision Jet on
back Left wall.
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Water Quality And Maintenance
It’s important to have clean water. Water maintenance is one of the least understood, yet most important areas of spa ownership. Your dealer can
guide you through the process of achieving and maintaining perfect water in your spa, given your local conditions. Your program will depend on
your water’s mineral content, how often you use your spa, and how many people use it.
Watkins recommends that you either use an entirely chlorine-based system, or an alternative system which uses silver ions (the FreshWaterAg+®
silver ion purifier). Hot Spring® FreshWater ® products, which Watkins recommends, are available from authorized Hot Spot ® dealers.
General Information
The Three Fundamental Areas of Water Maintenance:
• Water Filtration
• Water Sanitation
• Chemical Balance/pH Control
Water Sanitation is the responsibility of the spa owner, achieved through the regular and periodic (daily, if necessary) addition of an approved
sanitizer. The sanitizer will chemically control the bacteria and viruses present in the fill water or introduced during use of the spa. Bacteria and
viruses can grow quickly in undersanitized spa water.
The water’s chemical balance and pH control are also the responsibility of the spa owner. You’ll have to add chemicals to maintain proper levels of
Total Alkalinity (TA), Calcium Hardness (CH) and pH. Proper water balance and pH control will minimize scale buildup, extend the life of the spa,
and allow the sanitizer to work at top efficiency.
Methods for Testing the Spa Water
Accurate water testing and analysis is an important part of effectively managing your spa water. You must have the ability to test for:
• Total Alkalinity (TA)
• Calcium Hardness (CH)
• pH
• Sanitizer
Two types of testing methods are recognized and recommended by Watkins:
The Reagent Test Kit is a method which provides a high level of accuracy. The reagents come in either liquid or tablet form.
FreshWater ® Test Strips are a convenient testing method used by many spa owners. Keep in mind that test strips are susceptible to heat and
moisture contamination, which will result in inaccurate readings.
IMPORTANT: Always read and carefully follow the directions included with the Test Kit or Test Strips to ensure the accuracy of the test results.
Basic Chemical Safety
When using chemicals, read the labels carefully and follow directions precisely. Though chemicals protect you and your spa when used correctly,
they can be hazardous in concentrated form. Always observe the following guidelines:
• Allow only a responsible person to handle spa chemicals. Keep them out of the reach of children.
• Accurately measure the exact quantities specified, never more. Do not overdose your spa.
• Handle all containers with care. Store in a cool, dry, well ventilated place.
• Always keep chemical containers closed when not in use. Replace caps on their proper containers.
• Follow the emergency advice on the product label in case of accidental contact, or if the chemical is swallowed. Call a doctor or the local
Poison Control Center. If a doctor is needed, take the product container along so that the substance can be identified.
• Don’t inhale fumes or allow chemicals to come in contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth. Wash your hands immediately after use.
• Don’t let chemicals get on surrounding surfaces or landscaping.
• Don’t use a vacuum cleaner to clean up chemical spills.
• Never smoke around chemicals. Some fumes can be highly flammable.
• Don’t store any chemicals in the spa equipment compartment.
How To Add Chemicals To The Water
IMPORTANT: All spa water chemicals including MPS (shock), chlorine, granulated pH increaser or decreaser, granulated total alkalinity increaser,
calcium hardness increaser, liquid stain and scale inhibitor, and liquid defoamer must always be added directly into the filter compartment while the
jet pump is running in high speed mode, and it must run for a minimum of ten minutes.
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Water Quality and Maintenance
To Administer Spa Water Chemicals:
1.Fold back the spa cover.
2.Push the JET button twice to activate the jet pump’s high speed mode.
3.Carefully measure the recommended amount of chemical and slowly pour it into the filter compartment. Use care not to splash chemicals
on your hands, in your eyes, on the spa shell surface or on the siding.
4.After ten minutes, shut off the jet pump and close and lock the cover to complete the procedure. Risk of Drowning: Never leave an open
spa unattended!
warning: High sanitizer levels can cause discomfort to the user’s eyes, lungs and skin. Always allow the sanitizer level to fall to the
recommended range before using the spa.
NOTE: After administering a super chlorination treatment or non-chlorine shock to your spa, leave the cover open for a minimum of twenty minutes
to allow the oxidizer gas to vent. A high concentration of trapped oxidizer gas which may exist as a result of the shock treatment (not daily sanitation)
may eventually cause discoloration or vinyl degradation to the bottom of the cover. This type of damage is considered chemical abuse and is not
covered under the terms of the limited warranty.
The HOT SPOT ® Spa Water Maintenance Program
Each step in your water maintenance program is dependent on the completion of the previous steps. Omitting a step or failing to
reach the recommended range may cause an imbalance in your water’s chemistry. Unbalanced water chemistry can damage the
spa and its components as well as cause discomfort for the user.
Filling the spa with water
A. To prevent contaminants from entering the spa, Watkins Manufacturing Corporation recommends using the Clean Screen™ pre-filter when filling
the spa with water. Always fill the spa through the filter compartment.
B. The Clean Screen pre-filter is designed to remove unwanted contaminants such as rust, dirt, detergents and algae as well as iron, copper and
magnesium from the fill water. Dissolved minerals and metals such as lead and calcium are not removed.
C. Instructions are included with the Clean Screen pre-filter. When the spa is filled, proceed to the Start-Up and Refill Procedures on page 11.
Balancing the Total Alkalinity (TA)
A. The recommended Total Alkalinity (TA) for your spa water is 40-120 ppm.
B. Total Alkalinity is a measure of the total levels of carbonates, bicarbonates, hydroxides, and other alkaline substances in the water. TA is
referred to as the water’s “pH buffer”. In other words, it’s a measure of the ability of the water to resist changes in pH level.
C. If the TA is too low, the pH level will fluctuate widely from high to low. Fluctuations in pH can cause corrosion or scaling of the spa components.
Low TA can be corrected by adding Hot Spring® FreshWater ® pH/Alkalinity Up or sodium hydrogen carbonate.
D. If the Total Alkalinity is too high, the pH level will tend to be high and may be difficult to bring down. It can be lowered by adding Hot Spring
FreshWater pH/Alkalinity Down or sodium bisulfate.
E. Once the TA is balanced, it normally remains stable, although the addition of more water with a high or low alkalinity will raise or lower the TA
reading of the water.
F. When the Total Alkalinity is within the recommended range, proceed to the next step.
Balancing the Calcium Hardness (CH)
A. The recommended Calcium Hardness (CH) level for your spa is 50-150 ppm.
B. Calcium Hardness is a measure of the total amount of dissolved calcium in the water. Calcium helps control the corrosive nature of the spa’s
water. That’s why calcium-low water (commonly known as “soft” water) is not recommended. It is very corrosive to the equipment, and can
cause staining of the spa shell. If the calcium level is too low, we recommend using HotSpring FreshWater Calcium Increaser to bring the
calcium hardness level to within the recommended range.
C. If the CH is too high (commonly known as “hard” water), formation of scale on the spa’s shell surface and equipment can result. CH can be
decreased by using the Vanishing Act™ Calcium Remover available from your Hot Spot dealer. [Additionally, a stain and scale inhibitor,
such as Hot Spring FreshWater Stain and Scale Defense, should be added to the spa water, according to label instructions.]
D. Once the CH is balanced, it normally remains stable, although the addition of more water with a high or low calcium content will raise or lower
the CH reading of the water.
E. When the Calcium Hardness is within the recommended range, proceed to the next step.
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Balancing the pH
A. The ideal pH level for your spa water is 7.4-7.6.
B. The pH level is the measure of acidity and alkalinity. Values above 7 are alkaline; those
below 7 are acidic. Maintaining the proper pH level is extremely important for:
• Optimizing the effectiveness of the sanitizer.
• Maintaining water that is comfortable for the user.
• Preventing equipment deterioration.
C. If the spa water’s pH level is too low, the following may result:
• The sanitizer will dissipate rapidly.
• The water may become irritating to spa users.
• The spa’s equipment may corrode.
If the pH is too low, it can be increased by adding sodium hydrogen carbonate, or
Hot Spring® FreshWater® pH/Alkalinity Up, to the spa water.
D. If the pH level is too high, the following may result:
• The sanitizer is less effective.
• Scale will form on the spa shell surface and the equipment.
• The water may become cloudy.
• The filter cartridge pores may become obstructed.
If the pH is too high, it can be decreased by adding sodium bisulfate, or Hot Spring FreshWater pH/Alkalinity Down, to the spa water.
NOTE: After adding sodium hydrogen carbonate, or sodium bisulfate, wait two hours before testing the water for pH. Measurements taken too
soon may not be accurate.
E. It is important to check the pH on a regular (weekly) basis. The pH will be affected by the bather load, the addition of new water, the addition of
various chemicals, and the type of sanitizer used.
F. When the pH is within the recommended range, proceed to the final step.
Maintaining the sanitizer level
A. Sanitizer is extremely important for killing algae, bacteria and viruses, and preventing unwanted organisms from growing in the spa. At the same
time, you don’t want too high a sanitizer level, or it can irritate your skin, lungs and eyes.
B. Always maintain the sanitizer level in your spa at the recommended level for each type of sanitizer.
C. Watkins recommends the following sanitizers:
• Sodium Dichloro-s-Triazinetrione (sodium dichlor or chlorine)
• BaquaSpa® (please consult your BaquaSpa manual for instructions on the use of this product).
• Brominating Concentrate (one step granular bromine)
Warning: DO NOT use tri-chlor chlorine, bromo-chloro-dimethyl-hydantoin (BCDMH), or any type of compressed bromine or chlorine, acid,
or any type of sanitizer which is not recommended by Watkins Manufacturing Corporation.
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Water Quality and Maintenance
THE WATKINS WATER MAINTENANCE QUICK REFERENCE GUIDE
Ideal Range (ppm)
Steps
1 Total Alkalinity
Min.
Max.
To Raise
40
120
Sodium Hydrogen
Carbonate, or
Sodium Bicarbonate
Sodium Bisulfate
Calcium Hardness
Increaser
Use a mixture of
75% hard water
and 25% soft water
or use a Stain and
Scale Inhibitor
2
Calcium Hardness
50
150
3
pH
7.4
7.6
4
Sanitizer
Freshwater
What Chemicals to Use
To Lower
Sodium Bisulfate
See section on Maintaining the Sanitizer Level
ag+ ®
silver ion system
(Tempo ™ &
Relay ™ spa models only)
The Silver ion system is comprised of the following products:
• Sodium Dichlor
• Monopersulfate (MPS)
• FreshWaterAg+® silver ion purifier (used only with Tempo and Relay spa models).
• Clean Screen Pre-filter
Clean Screen Pre-filter is used when filling a spa for the first time, at top off, or at refill. It attaches to a garden hose and filters out rust, dirt, detergents,
algae and chemicals.
Sodium Dichlor (chlorine) is the only recommended sanitizer that will work in conjunction with all of the other products in this system..
Monopersulfate (MPS) is an oxidizing chemical used to prevent the buildup of contaminants, maximize sanitizer efficiency, minimize combined
chlorine, and improve water clarity.
TM
FreshWaterAg+ ® silver ion purifier introduces silver ions into the spa water, inhibiting bacteria growth. When combined with MPS, or chlorine,
oxidizes particulates in the spa water.
It is important to follow the recommended application and maintenance programs outlined for each product’s use.
If the spa is being used over an extended period of time, such as a whole afternoon or evening, additional sanitizer will be needed.
A weekly “shock treatment” is required.
The shock treatment quickly destroys any remaining contaminants while revitalizing the silver ion cartridge, allowing the silver ions to continue to be
released into the water. Without this weekly shock treatment, the silver ion cartridge may stop releasing silver ions into the water.
To weekly “shock treat” your spa you may use either MPS or sodium dichlor. It will require much less sodium dichlor to administer the shock
treatment than MPS (one teaspoon of sodium dichlor has oxidizing capabilities comparable to two tablespoons of MPS). Sodium dichlor may be
a more appropriate weekly shock for those users that experience heavy bather load conditions.
important note: MPS is an oxidizer, not a sanitizer.
everfresh ® water care System
The EverFresh water care system is comprised of the FreshWaterAg+ Silver ion and the FreshWater III high output ozone system
FreshWater Ag+ silver ion System (see above).
FreshWater III high output ozone system (Optional) uses Corona Discharge technology to produce a high concentration of ozone, which is
injected into the spa water
FRESHWATER Ag+ SILVER ION PURIFIER REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS
When replacing the FreshWaterAg+ silver ion purifier (every four months) available for Tempo & Relay spas only, it is highly recommended that the
spa be drained and refilled at the same time. After refilling the spa with water, balance the Total Alkalinity (TA), Calcium Hardness (CH) and pH to
the recommended levels. Shock the spa by adding sodium dichlor (See Sanitization Table for details).
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Hot Spot water treatment guide
At spa startup or refill
Follow Start-Up and Refill Procedures section
Prior to each use
(Test before adding any chemicals; do not
add any chemicals if proper or higher levels
are found.)
Tempo™ ¾ teaspoon
OR
Relay™ ¾ teaspoon
Once a week
Tempo 1½ tablespoon
Relay 1 ½ tablespoon
½ teaspoon
Sprint 1 tablespoon
Dash™ ½ teaspoon
Dash 1 tablespoon
Add one and one-half (1½) teaspoons of
chlorine per 250‑gallons (950 liters).
Add three (3) tablespoons of monopersulfate
(MPS)* per 250‑gallons (950 liters).
Sprint™
Tempo 2¼ teaspoon
OR
Relay 2¼ teaspoon
Every four months
Add one (1) tablespoon of monopersulfate
(MPS)* per 250‑gallons (950 liters).
Add one-half (½) teaspoon of chlorine per
250‑gallons (950 liters)
Tempo
4 ½ tablespoon
Relay
4 ½ tablespoons
Sprint 1½ teaspoon
Sprint
3 tablespoons
Dash 1½ teaspoon
Dash
3 tablespoons
Drain spa, repace cartridge (fi applicable), and refill your spa. Follow spa Start-Up and Refill
Procedures
As needed
(if water is hazy, cloudy or has an odor)
Add one and one half (1 ½) teaspoons of sodium dichlor per 250‑gallons (950 liters).
Tempo
2¼ teaspoons
Relay
2 ¼ teaspoons
Sprint
1 teaspoons
Dash
1 teaspoons
*MPS is an oxidizer, not a sanitizer
1. Fold back the vinyl cover.
2. Remove any floating items within the filter compartment.
3. Locate the filter retainer handle. Turn the filter retain handle counterclockwise until the cap can be removed from the filter standpipe.
4. Remove and clean filter cartridges.
NOTE: When replacing the FreshWaterAg+ silver ion purifier, it is an excellent time to clean the filter to extend the life. Remove the existing
FreshWaterAg+ silver ion purifier.
5.
Install the new FreshWaterAg+ silver ion purifier into the filter standpipe. Do not force the FreshWaterAg+ silver ion purifier down into the filter
standpipe.
6.
Reinstall the cleaned filter cartridges.
7.
Replace and secure the filter retainer handle.
8.
Fold the cover back into place.
WARNING: Never use the spa with the filter cartridges or filter standpipes removed!
SILVER IONS QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
Question: How are the silver ions actually added to the water?
Answer: The silver ion cartridge contains ceramic beads that are infused with silver. By placing the cartridge in the circulation pump filter standpipe,
it is subjected to the continuous flow of water created by the pump’s 24 hour circulation. The flowing water, through a chemical erosion process,
carries with it the silver ions necessary to add a sanitizing residual to the spa water.
Question: What happens if I do not add the weekly shock treatment?
Answer: The contaminants in the water may coat the silver ion cartridge’s ceramic beads, blocking the silver ions’ release into the water. When this
occurs, there will be no residual of silver ions present in the water, eliminating them from the sanitizing process.
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Water Quality and Maintenance
Question: How often should the FreshWaterAg+ silver ion purifier cartridge be replaced?
Answer: The cartridge must be replaced every four months. Please refer to the instructions provided with each FreshWaterAg+ silver ion purifier
cartridge.
Question: Can I use the FreshWater ® III ozone system in addition to the silver ion system?
Answer: Yes. In fact, it is preferred! The use of the FreshWater III ozone system will enhance the performance of the silver ions and may
substantially reduce the need for supplemental chemical treatments when the spa is not in use.
Question: Why can’t I use bromine or biguanides instead of MPS or chlorine?
Answer: Bromine and biguanides will chemically react with the sanitizing action of the silver ions. This will eliminate their beneficial sanitizing effect.
Dos and Don’ts
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
DO check your MPS or dichlor chemical level prior to each use.
DO shock the spa weekly (use either MPS or sodium dichlor).
DO change the FreshWaterAg+ ® silver ion purifier every four months.
DO test Total Alkalinity and pH weekly.
DO use MPS for spas only, such as Hot Spring® MPS chlorine-free oxidizer.
DO store all chemicals in a tightly sealed container in a cool, dry place.
DON’T use bromine, sodium bromide or biguanides. These are an active sanitizer and will combine with the silver ions to inactivate them.
DON’T use a water clarifier. Clarifiers will cause the spa water to become cloudy.
Chlorine (sodium dichlor)
A. Sanitizing chemicals, such as chlorine, are oxidants that kill bacteria and viruses in the water. The Free Available Chlorine (FAC) is a measure
of the amount of unused chlorine available to sanitize the spa. The recommended FAC for your spa water is 3.0-5.0 ppm.
B. Watkins Manufacturing Corporation recommends the use of Hot Spring FreshWater ®
Concentrated Chlorinating Granules (sodium dichlor) for sanitizing the water. Sodium dichlor is
preferred because it is totally soluble, dissolves quickly and is nearly pH neutral.
C. Maintaining the proper level of chlorine during use is extremely important.
D. If the FAC is too low, bacteria and viruses can grow rapidly in the warm water. Increase the
FAC by adding granulated sodium dichlor.
E. If the FAC is too high, the water can cause discomfort to the user’s eyes, lungs and skin. Simply
allow some time to pass. The FAC level will naturally drop over time.
F. When the Free Available Chlorine is within the recommended range, the spa is ready to be
enjoyed.
WARNING: There are several forms of stabilized chlorine available for use in spas and
swimming pools and each form has specific chemical characteristics. It is extremely important that
the one you choose is specifically designed for use in spas. Use of an incorrect product such as
tri-chlor, which has a very low pH (2.6), dissolves too quickly in hot water resulting in extremely
high levels of chlorine, and is designed for concrete or plaster swimming pools, WILL cause
damage to your spa. Use of a liquid or any type of compressed bromine or chlorine, acid or any
type of sanitizer which is not recommended by Watkins Manufacturing Corporation WILL damage
your spa and is specifically not covered under the terms of the limited warranty.
IMPORTANT: Granulated chlorine (sodium dichlor) will degrade if stored improperly. We recommend purchasing chlorine in one , two, or five
pound containers and storing it in a cool, dry place to maintain its potency.
Super Chlorination
Super Chlorination is designed to “burn-off” the build-up of chloramines (used chlorine), to eliminate the chlorine smell and to allow the proper level
of free chlorine to be maintained.
When giving your water a super chlorination treatment, open the cover at least half way for twenty minutes to allow the chlorine gas to vent off.
The high concentration of chlorine gas which may exist as a result of super chlorination (not daily sanitation) may eventually cause discoloration or
degradation to the bottom of the cover, which would not be covered under the terms of your warranty.
Warning: There are several froms of stabilizer chlorine available for use in spas and swimming pools. Each from has specific chemical
characteristics. It is extremely important that the form you choose is specifically designed for use in spas. Use of an incorrect product such as trichloro, which has a very low pH (2.6) dissolves too quickly in hot water resulting in extremely high levels of chlorine, and is designed for concrete or
plaster swimming pools. WILL cause damage to your spa. Use of a liquid, or any type of compressed bromine or clorine, acid, or any type of
sanitizer which is not recommended by Watkins Manufacturing Corportation, WILL damage your spa and is specifically not covered under the
terms of the limited warranty.
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Supplemental Water Maintenance
Proper water sanitation and mineral balance (pH control) are absolutely essential for a complete spa water maintenance program. Here are three
other popular water additives that are optional:
Mineral Deposit Inhibitors
As water evaporates from your spa and new water is added, the amount of dissolved minerals will increase. (Minimize evaporation by keeping the
cover on the spa whenever possible.) The spa water may eventually become “hard” (Calcium Hardness too high) enough to damage the heater by
calcifying its surface. Proper pH control can minimize this. To reduce hardness, use the Vanishing Act™ calcium remover.
Normal soap build-up will require water replacement regularly enough that mineral deposits normally are not a problem.
Occasionally, high iron or copper content in the water may produce green or brown stains on the spa. Using the Clean Screen™ pre-filter when
adding water to the spa will help to reduce these metals.
NOTE: Well water may contain high concentrations of minerals. The use of a low water volume, extra-fine pore water filter (such as the Clean
Screen pre-filter) will help to remove many of the larger particles during the filling of the spa. Clean Screen pre-filters can be purchased at your local
Hot Spot ® Spa Dealer.
Foam Inhibitors
Spa water requires changing due to the build-up of soap in the water. Typically, soap will cause the spa water to foam when the jets are used. Soap
is introduced into the spa water from two sources; users’ bodies, which retain a soap residue after showering, and swimming apparel, which retains
soap after washing.
Foam inhibitors, such as Hot Spring FreshWater Defoamer, can suppress foam, but cannot remove soap from the water. Soap is very difficult to
remove from the water because soap is not oxidized by any chemical added to the spa. Only ozone can oxidize soap.
Eventually the soap build-up in the water will be concentrated, resulting in an unclean feeling on the bather’s skin, which is impossible to remedy.
When this occurs, it’s time to drain and refill the spa. Depending on the soap input, the water should last about 4 months before needing to be
drained.
Ozone
(optional)
The FreshWater ® III high output ozone system is the Watkins recommended ozone purification system for your spa. The FreshWater III ozone
system utilizes Corona Discharge (CD) technology to produce a higher concentration of ozone than is produced by competing ultraviolet light (UV)
ozone systems.
The FreshWater III high output ozone system greatly enhances the quality of the spa water when used to supplement the spa owner’s regular
water maintenance program. Contrary to some information circulated throughout the pool and spa industry regarding ozone systems, ozone CAN
NOT be used as a single-source sanitizer, water clarifier, anti-foamer, and mineral chelating agent. A secondary-source sanitizer must be used
to maintain 2.0 ppm (2.0 mg/L) of Free Available Chlorine (FAC). Watkins Manufacturing Corporation recommends that a chemical maintenance
program based on recognized and documented industry standards still be followed when using an ozone purification system to assure water
sanitation and the highest quality purified water.
Cleaning the Ozone Injector
On occasion, a mineral build-up may clog the ozone injector causing a lack of flow or low flow of ozone bubbles. To prevent this, refer to the
following instructions to clean the injector:
1. Disconnect power to the spa.
2. Access the equipment compartment.
3. Locate the ozonator in the equipment compartment and unplug the ozonator from the control box.
WARNING
Nitric acid accumulates in the air lines of the ozonator and injector. Nitric acid will cause
severe chemical burns if direct skin contact is made, so always wear protective gloves,
glasses and clothing when working on the ozonator or injector lines. To prevent inhalation
or ingestion of the nitric acid, DO NOT blow or inhale with your mouth to any of the
adapters, fittings or tubing of the ozonator or injector air lines.
WARNING
4. Place 16 ounces (1/2 liter) of white vinegar into a container such as a cup or bucket. Place the container on the equipment compartment floor.
NOTE: White vinegar will not damage any of the spa components.
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5. Carefully loosen the long Tygon / Kynar tubing to the bottom of the ozonator. A liquid substance may be found inside the tubing. If a liquid
substance is present, BE certain not to come into contact with the liquid (see warning above).
6. Place the end of the tubing into the vinegar, making certain that the end of the tubing sits at the bottom of the container.
7. Reconnect power to the spa.
8. Run the spa until all 16 ounces (1/2 liter) of the vinegar are gone. This should allow an ample flow of vinegar to be run through the injector and
clear the blockage.
9. Disconnect power to the spa.
10. Remove the empty cup or bucket.
11. Reinstall the tubing to the bottom of the ozonator.
12. Plug the ozonator into the control box.
13. Close the equipment compartment door.
14. Reconnect power to the spa.
IMPORTANT: When using the FreshWater ® III high output ozone system, the filter cycle must be activated to ensure adequate ozone circulation.
Refer to the circulation cycle in the HEATING AND HYDROMASSAGE SYSTEM section for more information.
Do’s and Don’ts
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DO add all chemicals slowly into the filter compartment with the jet pump operating on high speed for ten minutes.
DO use special care if using baking soda to clean either the interior or exterior plastic surfaces.
DO use only a granular form of sanitizer.
DON’T use swimming pool (muriatic) acid to lower pH.
DON’T splash pH increaser additives on the siding.
DON’T use Compressed Sanitizers.
The use of bromine sticks or tablets in floaters, which may become entrapped in a lounge or cooling seat (or sink to the spa floor), have been
shown to cause discoloration of or surface distress to a spa’s shell.
• DON’T use a floater type sanitization system as a low or no maintenance solution to your spa maintenance program.
The spa shell can easily withstand the effects of a properly administered sanitizer. Floating dispensers can become trapped in one area and cause
an over-sanitization (or chemical burn) of that particular area.
If the dispenser setting is too high, the high concentration can discolor the spa shell and damage the underside of the cover.
Automatic floating dispensers have a tendency to either over-brominate or under-brominate as the rate of erosion varies greatly. Damage to the
spa and cover can occur very quickly.
WARNING: Watkins Manufacturing Corporation DOES NOT recommend the use of any floating chemical dispenser. Damage to the spa shell
or components caused by a floating chemical dispenser is specifically not covered under the terms of the limited warranty.
• DON’T use a sanitizer which is not designed for spas.
• DON’T use household bleach (liquid sodium hypochlorite).
• DON’T broadcast or sprinkle the chemicals onto the water surface. This method may cause chemically-induced spa surface blistering
(chemical abuse).
Common Water Chemistry Questions
Question: Why can’t I use a floater to sanitize my spa water?
Answer: Watkins Manufacturing Corporation does not recommend the use of a floater for three reasons:
1. The floater is unable to control the rate at which the sanitizer is dissolved into the water. When a floater is first placed in a spa, the sanitizer
level can be extremely high. High sanitizer levels can chemically burn or discolor the spa’s shell or the underside of the cover. Then, after a
period of time, the sanitizer level dispensed by the floater will fall to near zero. A low sanitizer level will allow viruses, bacteria, or algae to grow.
2. Floaters tend to stay in one area of the spa most of the time (usually over the cool-down seat), causing this area to be exposed to extreme
sanitizer levels.
3. The floater may allow pieces of the highly concentrated sanitizer to fall out and settle on the floor or seat of the spa shell. These pieces of
sanitizer will chemically burn (blister) the spa shell. Although your spa shell is specifically designed to resist the effects of spa chemicals, no
spa surface can withstand this type of highly concentrated chemical. Remember, chemical abuse is specifically not covered under the terms of
the warranty.
Question: When I open my spa, I smell chlorine. How do I get rid of this smell?
Answer: There are two types of chlorine in your spa. The first is the Free Available Chlorine, which is the chlorine available to sanitize your spa.
This Free Available Chlorine does not have an odor. The second is Chloramine, which is residue from chlorine already expended. Chloramines
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have a strong chlorine odor. The smell from Chloramines can be eliminated by “shocking” the water. If you smell chlorine in the water, your spa is
reminding you to add a shock treatment.
Question: Why can’t I fill my spa with soft water?
Answer: Soft water is essentially the same as regular water except that all of the calcium has been replaced by sodium. Soft water may be
corrosive to the heater and other components. Replacement of spa components damaged by soft water is extremely expensive.
Question: I am trying to reduce the number of chemicals to which my family is exposed. Do I really need to use so many chemicals and in such
large amounts?
Answer: While over-exposure to any chemical can be unhealthful, many low levels of chemicals are effective and beneficial. In the case of spa
water, the chemicals recommended in the Hot Spot ® Spa Water Maintenance program are needed to protect the user from water-borne pathogens
(disease-causing microbes) and to prevent corrosion of spa components.
Question: Why isn’t water chemistry damage covered by the warranty?
Answer: The chemical levels and water quality of the water in the spa are under your direct control. With proper basic care, the spa will provide
many years of hot water relaxation. If you are unsure about any chemical or its usage in the spa, contact your Authorized Dealer or Watkins
Manufacturing Corporation.
Water Terminology
The following chemical terms are used in this Water Quality and Maintenance section. Understanding their meaning will help you to better
understand the water maintenance process.
Bromamines: Compounds formed when bromine combines with nitrogen from body oils, urine, perspiration, etc. Unlike chloramines, bromamines
have no pungent odor and are effective sanitizers.
Bromine: A halogen sanitizer (in the same chemical family as chlorine). Bromine is commonly used in stick, tablet, or granular form. See the DOs
and DON’Ts of Spa Water Maintenance for additional information.
Calcium Hardness: The amount of dissolved calcium in the spa water. This should be approximately 50-150 ppm. High levels of calcium can
cause cloudy water and scaling. Low levels can cause harm to the spa equipment.
Chloramines: Compounds formed when chlorine combines with nitrogen from body oils, urine, perspiration, etc. Chloramines can cause eye
irritation as well as having a strong odor. Unlike bromamines, chloramines are weaker, slower sanitizers.
Chlorine: An efficient sanitizing chemical for spas. Watkins Manufacturing Corporation recommends the use of sodium dichlor-type granulated
chlorine. This type is preferred because it is totally soluble and nearly pH neutral.
Chlorine (or Bromine) Residual: The amount of chlorine or bromine remaining after chlorine or bromine demand has been satisfied. The residual
is, therefore, the amount of sanitizer which is chemically available to kill bacteria, viruses and algae.
Corrosion: The gradual wearing away of metal spa parts, usually caused by chemical action. Generally, corrosion is caused by low pH or by water
with levels of TA, CH, pH or sanitizer which are outside the recommended ranges.
DPD: The preferred reagent used in test kits to measure the Free Available Chlorine.
Halogen: Any one of these five elements: fluorine, chlorine, bromine, iodine and astatine.
MPS: Monopersulfate is the non-chlorine oxidizer used with the FreshWaterAg+® silver ion purification system.
Oxidizer: The use of an oxidizing chemical is to prevent the buildup of contaminants, maximize sanitizer efficiency, minimize combined chlorine,
and improve water clarity.
Pathogen: A microorganism such as bacterium that cause disease.
pH: The measure of the spa water’s acidity and alkalinity. The recommended pH for the spa water is 7.4 to 7.6. Below 7.0 (considered neutral), the
spa water is too acidic and can damage the heating system. Above 7.8, the water is too alkaline and can result in cloudy water and scale formation
on the shell and heater.
ppm: The abbreviation of “parts per million”, the standard measurement of chemical concentration in water. Identical to mg/l (milligrams per liter).
Reagent: A chemical material in liquid, powder, or tablet form for use in chemical testing.
Sanitizer: Sanitizers are added and maintained at recommended residuals to protect bathers against pathogenic organisms which can cause
disease and infection in spa water.
Scale: Rough calcium-bearing deposits that can coat spa surfaces, heaters, plumbing lines and clog filters. Generally, scaling is caused by mineral
content combined with high pH. Additionally, scale forms more readily at higher water temperatures.
Shock Treatment: Also known as “super-chlorination” when chorine is used. Shock treatment is a process of adding significant doses of a quick
dissolving sanitizer (sodium dichlor is recommended) to oxidize non-filterable organic waste and to remove chloramines and bromamines.
Total Alkalinity: The amount of bicarbonates, carbonates, and hydroxides present in spa water. Proper total alkalinity is important for pH control.
If the TA is too high, the pH is difficult to adjust. If the TA is too low, the pH will be difficult to hold at the proper level. The desired range of TA in spa
water is 40 to 120 ppm.
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MAINTENANCE and spa care
FILTER MAINTENANCE
At least once a week, check and clean the skimmer basket and weir to ensure proper filter flow. Remove leaves, foreign matter, and debris. It
is very important to keep your spa filter cartridge clean and free of particles to ensure proper water flow. A clean filter permits the hydrotherapy
system to function properly and also allows more efficient filter cycles. Depending on how frequently your spa is used, we recommend cleaning
the spa filter cartridge every four weeks. If this is not done, the filter may clog and restrict water flow, which causes improper filtration and poor jet
performance.
Warning: The frequency and duration of use, and the number of occupants all contribute to determining the appropriate time between filter
cleanings. More use means that more frequent filter cleanings will be required.
FILTER CARTRIDGE REMOVAL AND CLEANING
for Tempo™ & Relay ™ spa models
1. Disconnect the spa from the power supply by turning the power to the spa OFF.
2. Remove any floating items from within the filter compartment.
3. Turn the filter retainer handle (located on the top of the filter cartridge)
counterclockwise until the retainer can be removed from the filter standpipe.
4. Remove the filter retainer, cover and cartridge.
SERVICE NOTE: Never remove the filter standpipe when debris is present in the
filter compartment. Debris may find its way into the internal plumbing which may
result in blockage. NEVER REMOVE SUCTION FITTINGS!
5. Always clean the filter using a filter degreaser, such as Hot Spring ® FreshWater ®
Filter Cleaner, to remove mineral and oil build-up. Simply soak the filter in the
degreaser according to the package directions, then place the filter on a clean
surface and spray until clean using a garden hose. It may be necessary to rotate
the filter while spraying to remove any debris lodged between the filter pleats.
6. To reinstall the filter cartridge, reverse the order of steps in which it was removed.
Do not overtighten.
RETAINER
HANDLE
FILTER
COVER
FILTER
CARTRIDGE
STANDPIPE
FRESHWATER
Ag+SILVER ION
PURIFIER
INSIDE
STANDPIPE
TEMPO & RELAY SPA MODELS
FILTER CARTRIDGE REMOVAL AND CLEANING
for Sprint ™ & Dash ™ spa models
Turn the spa OFF or turn the power to the spa OFF, then proceed as follows:
FILTER CAP
1. Remove Filter Cap from Filter Cage by pulling Filter Cap upward.
2. Push the 2 tabs attached to the Filter Cage back into Filter Cage to allow the Basket to be
removed (see illustration below).
BASKET
FILTER
3. Pull the Basket out of the Filter Cage.
4. Carefully pull up the filter cartridge and bring it out of the spa.
5. Always clean the filter using a filter degreaser, such as Hot Spring FreshWater Filter
Cleaner, to remove mineral and oil build-up. Simply soak the filter in the degreaser
according to the package directions, then place the filter on a clean surface and spray until
clean using a garden hose. It may be necessary to rotate the filter while spraying to remove
any debris lodged between the filter pleats.
6. To reinstall the filter cartridge, reverse the order of steps in which it was removed.
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FILTER
CAGE
SPRINT & DASH SPA MODELS
CARE OF THE SPA PILLOWS (Tempo
™
& relay ™ Models only)
The spa pillows will provide years of comfort if treated with care. They have been positioned above the water level to minimize the bleaching
effects of chlorinated water and other spa water chemicals. To extend their life, whenever the spa shell is being cleaned, the spa pillows should be
removed and cleaned. Body oils can be removed with a mild soap and water solution. ALWAYS rinse off the spa pillows thoroughly to remove any
soap residue. If the spa is not going to be used for a long period of time (that is during a vacation or if the spa is winterized), or when the spa
water is being super-chlorinated, the spa pillows should be removed until the next use of the spa.
To remove and replace the spa pillows:
1. Carefully lift one end of the pillow away from the spa shell.
2. Continue lifting one end until all pillow retainers are released from the pillow.
IMPORTANT: Just pulling the pillow straight up and out of the shell recess will eventually damage the pillow. This abuse is not covered under warranty.
3. To reinstall the spa pillow, carefully bend the pillow slightly to allow one of the pillow retainers to slip into the recess in the back of the pillow.
4. Keeping the pillow slightly bent, slide the other pillow retainer into the recess in the back of the pillow.
5. After all the pillow retainers are in place, press the pillow down into the recess in the spa shell.
CARE OF THE EXTERIOR
SPA SHELL
Stains and dirt generally will not adhere to your spa’s surface. A soft rag or a nylon scrubber should easily remove most dirt. Always use a soft, nonabrasive solution (such as baking soda and water mix). Never use cleaners with harsh chemicals or acids, such as citrus, alcohol, or ammonia.
Damage to your spa shell can occur. Always thoroughly rinse off any spa shell cleaning agent with fresh water.
SERVICE NOTES:
1. Iron and copper in the water can stain the spa shell if allowed to go unchecked. Always use the Clean Screen™ pre-filter when adding water to
the spa to remove copper and iron.
2. The use of alcohol or any household cleaners other than those listed to clean the spa shell surface is NOT recommended. DO NOT use any
cleaning products containing abrasives or solvents since they may damage the shell surface. NEVER USE HARSH CHEMICALS! Damage to
the shell by the use of harsh chemicals is not covered under the warranty.
IMPORTANT: Some surface cleaners contain eye and skin irritants. Keep all cleaners out of the reach of children and use care when applying.
CARE OF THE SPA COVER
WARNING: The cover is a manual safety cover that meets or exceeds all prevailing requirements of ASTM Standards for spa safety covers
when installed and used correctly as of the date of manufacture. Non-secured or improperly secured covers are a hazard. Open the cover to
its fully open position before use.
VINYL COVER
The vinyl spa cover is an attractive, durable foam insulation product. Monthly cleaning and conditioning are recommended to maintain its beauty.
To clean and condition the vinyl cover:
1. Remove the cover from the spa and gently lean it against a wall or fence.
2. With a garden hose, spray the cover to loosen and rinse away dirt or debris.
3. Using a large sponge and/or a soft bristle brush, and using a very mild soap solution (1 teaspoon dishwashing liquid with 2 gallons (8 liters)
of water) or baking soda (sodium bicarbonate), scrub the vinyl top in a circular motion. Do not let the vinyl dry with a soap film on it before it can be
rinsed clean.
4. Scrub the cover’s perimeter and side flaps. Rinse clean with water.
5. Rinse off the underside of the cover with water only (use no soap), and wipe it clean with a dry rag.
SERVICE NOTE: To remove tree sap, use cigarette lighter fluid (not charcoal lighter fluid). Use sparingly, and rinse with a saddle soap solution
immediately afterwards, then wipe dry.
Important reminders:
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DO remove snow buildup to avoid breakage of the foam core from the additional weight of the snow.
DO lock cover lock straps to secure the cover when the spa is not in use.
DO NOT drag or lift the spa cover using either the flaps or the cover lock straps.
DO NOT walk, stand, or sit on the cover.
DO NOT place any metal or heat transferring object on the cover or place any type of plastic tarp or drop cloth over the cover as this may
result in a melted foam core, which would not be covered under the warranty.
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• DO NOT use any lifting mechanisms, chemicals or cleaners except those recommended by Watkins Manufacturing Corporation or its
Authorized Sales and Service Dealer.
Simulated wood Spa Cabinet
The simulated wood cabinet consists of a rigid polymer that combines the durability of plastic, with the beauty of wood. Simulated wood
won’t crack, peel, blister, or delaminate even after prolonged exposure to the elements.
Cleaning of simulated wood consists of simply spraying the cabinet with a mild soap and water solution to remove any stains and residue.
DRAINING YOUR SPA
1. TURN OFF OR DISCONNECT POWER FROM THE SPA.
DRAIN CAP
2. Remove the equipment compartment access door.
3. Locate the drain cap. Lift drain hose above the water level (requires cutting
plastic tie the first time).
4. Unscrew and remove the drain cap.
5. Attach drain hose to garden hose and direct to an appropriate draining area.
Maintain hose below water line.
6. After your spa is empty, clean the shell and filter cartridge.
7. After cleaning, remove garden hose and put drain cap back in place.
8. Replace the equipment compartment access door.
NON-OPERATION IN COLD
CLIMATE
DRAIN
HOSE
DOOR
GARDEN HOSE
If the spa is to be left unused for an extended period of time in areas where
FREEZING TEMPERATURES DO NOT OCCUR, it may be desirable to turn the
heater to the lowest temperature. The automatic filter cycles will keep the spa water clean and sparkling. When preparing the spa for use, check
the water chemistry to assure correct chlorine or bromine and pH levels.
You can keep the water in the spa during the time of year when freezing at the spa location may occur. If a freeze condition is detected, the pump
and heater will be activated automatically to circulate the water in low speed. However, CAUTION must be used with this approach. In the event of
electrical power interruption, regardless of the cause, the heater and pump will stop operating and freeze protection will be lost, possibly resulting
in freeze damage to the spa, spa plumbing and/or components. Such damage is
not covered by warranty.
PREVENTION OF FREEZING
Your spa has been designed and engineered for year-round use in any climate.
In some areas, extremely cold temperatures (below 10°F) combined with strong
wind, may cause partial freezing of the jet pump, even though the water inside
the spa remains at the selected temperature. The energy efficiency of the spa
may also decrease during these cold periods, as the heater will cycle more
frequently. As an additional precaution against partial freezing of some of the
components, the equipment compartment can be insulated with an insulating kit
(available from your local dealer). This insulating kit will also help to maximize the
spa’s energy efficiency.
PUMP DRAIN PLUG LOCATION
DRAIN
PLUG
NOTE: When warmer weather returns (approx. 60°-70°F, 15.5º-21ºC), the
insulating kit must be removed to prevent overheating of the jet pump.
WINTERIZING YOUR SPA
Front view of pump
If you leave the spa unused for a long period of time in severely cold weather, you should drain the spa and winterize it to avoid accidental freezing
due to a power or equipment failure.
Danger: Use only Propylene Glycol as your anti-freeze (available at most RV or marine supply stores). This is non-toxic. Never use an automobile
anti-freeze (Ethylene Glycol) since it is toxic!
Warning: Failure to follow these instructions correctly can lead to freeze damage not covered by warranty. It is strongly recommended that you
contact your local dealer to perform this service
1.
Drain your spa following the Draining Your Spa section in the owner’s manual.
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2.
Remove the filter cartridge, clean and store in a dry place.
IMPORTANT: These additional instructions must be utilized when draining and winterizing your spa in climates where the temperature falls below 32°F (0°C). A five (5) gallon (19 liters) combination (vacuum/blower) wet/dry shop vac must be used to effectively remove water that is trapped inside the plumbing lines.
3. Attach the vacuum hose to the vacuum side of the shop vac. Vacuum all openings and orifices as follows:
a) Jet openings: start with the jets at the top and move downward (if suction is coming from another jet, block off the other jet using a large rag – this will help pull out the water that is trapped deeper inside the main line).
b) Filter suction fittings and filter compartment.
c) Main drain outlet (it may be necessary to cover the drain grate tightly with a rag when vacuuming the main drain to ensure water is drawn
completely from the internal plumbing system).
4. Thoroughly dry the spa shell with a clean towel.
5. Replace the main drain cap.
CAUTION: Use only Propylene Glycol as your anti-freeze. This is non-toxic. Never use an automobile anti-freeze (Ethylene Glycol) since it is toxic!
6. Using a long-extension funnel, pour anti-freeze into all standpipes, filter suction fittings, jet orifices and water feature orifices. Add enough antifreeze to ensure adequate protection – in many cases, you will see the liquid in the orifice, or coming out of another location.
7. Close the spa cover and fasten the cover tie downs. Cover the spa cover with two pieces of plywood to evenly distribute the weight of snow
and ice. Secure a plastic sheet, or tarp, over the spa cover and plywood.
8. Replace the equipment access door, if removed.
Opening Instructions:
1. Remove plywood and plastic sheet. Open the spa cover by unfastening the cover tie downs.
2. Follow the Start-up and Refill Procedures in the Operating Instructions section of the Owner’s Manual. Do not install filters to prevent them
from exposure to the anti-freeze.
3. As part of this process, superchlorinate the spa water by adding three teaspoons of chlorine (sodium dichlor) per 250 gallons of spa water into
the filter compartment. This is twice the normal amount of chlorine needed for superclorination. This extra amount of chlorine is needed to
destroy the anti-freeze.
NOTE: A defoamer may be needed to decrease the amount of foam caused by the anti-freeze.
4. Drain your spa to ensure removal of anti-freeze. Do not drain water on grass or plants due to excessive chlorine level.
5. After the spa has completely drained, re-install your filter and follow the Start-up and Refill Procedures in the Operating Instructions section of
the Owner’s Manual.
IMPORTANT: Always keep spa covered when not in use, whether it is empty or full.
SERVICE INFORMATION
GENERAL INFORMATION
Your Hot Spot ® spa has been designed to provide years of trouble-free use. As with any appliance, problems may occasionally occur that require
the expertise of a qualified service person. Though such simple repairs as resetting a GFCI switch or breaker, high limit thermostat, or pressure
switch, or replacing a light bulb may not require a service call, they may indicate that a more serious condition exists. These conditions may require
an experienced service person. Before calling for service, please refer to the Troubleshooting Guide.
NOTE: Always retain your original sales receipt for future reference.
GFCI AND HIGH-LIMIT THERMOSTAT
If your spa fails to operate at any time, the following items should be checked:
1. Check the power supply to the spa.
2. Check the GFCI (located at the end of the cord in standard models or in the electrical subpanel in 30 amp converted models) and see if
it has tripped. If a GFCI has tripped, reset it. If it will not reset, this may be an indication of a ground fault (short circuit) within the electrical
components. Contact an Authorized Service Technician for a complete diagnosis.
3. If, upon checking the GFCI you find it has not tripped, check the house breaker panel and ensure the main breaker for the electrical circuit
supplying the spa has not tripped. If it has, this is an indication that either the circuit was overloaded or a ground fault exists between the
breaker panel and the spa receptacle. Contact a qualified electrician.
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4. If, upon checking the main house breaker, you find no failures, the heater high-limit thermostat should be checked. Tripping of the heater
high-limit thermostat is normally a result of one or a combination of any of these problems: 1) blockage within the system plumbing, 2) switch
malfunction in the heater circuit, or 3) the low speed mode of the jet pump is not functioning.
5. If the heater high-limit has tripped, the control panel display will display - - - - (for Tempo™ & Relay™ Models) or HL (for Sprint™ & Dash™
Models). Reset the heater high-limit by allowing the water to cool and disconnecting power to the spa for at least thirty seconds. If the heater
high-limit continues to trip, contact an Authorized Service Technician for a complete diagnosis.
If the spa does not function and the GFCI or GFCI breaker and heater high-limit have not tripped, then the problem should be referred to an
Authorized Service Technician. Refer to the Troubleshooting Guide for additional service information.
MISCELLANEOUS SERVICE INFORMATION
The jet pump is equipped with an overload cut-off switch, which is designed to protect the pump from overheating. If the pump shuts itself off in a
new spa, it is usually the result of one, or a combination of, the following factors:
High Temperature: During the summer months, especially in warmer climates, the ambient temperature contributes to excessively high
temperatures within the equipment compartment.
Improper House Wiring: If the spa is not connected to a dedicated circuit, or is connected to an extension cord, or the house wiring is undersized,
the pump may starve for voltage and therefore may draw more amperage and generate excessive heat. This will often cause the circuit breaker to
trip repeatedly.
IMPORTANT:
1. If the pump is shutting down due to excessive heat, make sure the equipment compartment has adequate ventilation. The air gap at the
bottom and the jet pump vent at the bottom left corner must not be blocked. Should your jet pump continue to shut off after short periods of
use, contact a qualified service technician.
2. The Hot Spot ® spa is equipped with a safety suction spring valve which will break the prime of the jet pump if both suction fittings are
obstructed.
ACTS INVALIDATING WARRANTY
The limited warranty is void if the Hot Spot Spa has been subjected to alteration, misuse or abuse, or if any repairs on the spa are attempted
by anyone other than an authorized representative of Watkins Manufacturing Corporation. Alteration is defined as any component or plumbing
change, electrical conversion, or the addition of any non-approved sanitation, or water purification device, or heating system which contributes to
a component failure, unit failure, or unsafe operating condition. Misuse and abuse shall include any operation of the spa other than in accordance
with Watkins Manufacturing Corporation printed instructions, or use of the spa in an application for which it is not designed; specifically: use of
the spa in a non-residential application; damage caused by operation* of the spa at water temperatures outside the range of 35°F and 120°F
(2°C and 49°C); damage caused by a dirty, clogged, or calcified filter cartridge; damage to the spa surface caused by the use of Tri-Chloro
Chlorine, BCDMH, chemical tablets in a floater, acid, or any other spa chemicals, or spa surface cleaners which are not recommended by Watkins
Manufacturing Corporation; damage caused by allowing undissolved spa sanitizing chemicals to lie on the spa surface (no spa surface material
can withstand this kind of abuse); damage to components or spa surface caused by improper water chemistry maintenance; and damage to the
spa surface caused by leaving the spa uncovered while empty of water and in direct exposure to sunlight (this may cause solar heating distress in
warm weather regions). These are considered abuses and may invalidate this warranty.
*Operation of the spa DOES NOT mean “use” of the spa! Watkins Manufacturing Corporation does not recommend using the spa if the water
temperature is above or below the spa’s control panel temperature range.
DISCLAIMERS
Watkins Manufacturing Corporation shall not be liable for loss of use of the Hot Spot spa or other incidental or consequential costs, expenses, or
damages, which may include but are not limited to, the removal of a permanent deck or other custom fixture. Any implied warranty shall have a
duration equal to the duration of the applicable warranty stated above. Under no circumstances shall Watkins Manufacturing Corporation, or any of
its representatives, be held liable for injury to any person, or damage to any property, however arising.
WATKINS CUSTOMER SERVICE
If you have any questions about any aspect of your Hot Spot spa set-up, operation, or maintenance that have not been answered by this manual,
consult your Hot Spot Spa Dealer.
Watkins Manufacturing Corporation can be reached at: 800-999-4688 (Extension 8432), Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5‑pm Pacific Standard
Time (PST), or e-mail at Custsvc@watkinsmfg.com.
Service InformationPage 35
Troubleshooting
(Tempo™ & Relay ™ Spa Models)
Watkins Manufacturing Corporation strives to provide the most trouble-free spas on the market. Should you experience any problem whatsoever,
do not hesitate to contact your authorized Hot Spot ® Spa Dealer. Here are some tips to help you to diagnose and rectify some more common
sources of trouble yourself, if you choose to do so.
general operation troubleshooting guide
Problem
Probable causes
Solutions
Entire spa is inoperative
• Power failure / not plugged in
• GFCI tripped
• Heater high-limit thermostat tripped
• Check power source
• Reset GFCI; call for service if it will not reset
• Disconnect power for at least thirty seconds to reset heater high limit. If it
will not reset, check for clogged filters. If tripping continues, call for service.
Spa jets and heat off, light
operates
(Display reads __ .. __ .. __ .. __ )
(Display reads __ __ __ __ )
• Pressure switch is open and should be
closed.
• Check for clogged filter. The pressure switch will reset when the flow
of water through the heater has been restored. Call for service if the
pressure switch trips frequently
• Pressure switch senses flow through heater
even though jet pump is off.
• Power failure / not plugged in
READY icon flashes
• Control Sensor open or shorted
• Contact an Authorized Service Technician
Jets weak or surging
• Spa water level too low
• Filters clogged / Jet intake screens clogged
• Jet nozzles closed / Air valve closed
• Add water
• Clean filters / Clean jet intake screens
• Open jet nozzles / Open air valve
Light inoperative
• Spa lock activated
• Deactivate spa lock
• Light wiring or assembly is faulty
• Replace light assembly.
Display reads - - - (Entire spa inoperative)
• Heater high-limit thermostat tripped
• Disconnect power to the spa for at least thirty seconds to reset the heater
high-limit. If tripping continues, clean the filter, then if tripping still occurs,
call for service..
Set water temperature
significantly different from
display temperature
• System Controls
• Contact an Authorized Service Technician
Spa water maintenance troubleshooting guide
Problem
Probable causes
Cloudy Water
•
•
•
•
•
Water Odor
• Excessive organics in water
• Improper sanitization
• Low pH
• Shock spa with sanitizer
• Add sanitizer
• Adjust pH to recommended range
Chlorine Odor
• Chloramine level too high
• Low pH
• Shock spa with sanitizer
• Adjust pH to recommended range
Musty Odor
• Bacteria or algae growth
• Shock spa with sanitizer–if problem is visible or persistent, drain, clean
and refill the spa
Organic buildup / scum ring
around spa
• Build-up of oils and dirt
• Wipe off scum with clean rag – if severe, drain the spa, use a spa
surface and tile cleaner to remove the scum, and refill the spa
Algae Growth
• High pH
• Low sanitizer level
• Shock spa with sanitizer and adjust pH
• Shock spa with sanitizer and maintain sanitizer level
Eye Irritation
• Low pH
• Low sanitizer level
• Adjust pH
• Shock spa with sanitizer and maintain sanitizer level
Skin Irritation / Rash
• Unsanitary water
• Free chlorine level above 5 ppm
• Shock spa with sanitizer and maintain sanitizer level
• Allow free chlorine level to drop below 5 ppm before spa use
Stains
• Total alkalinity and/or pH too low
• High iron or copper in source water
• Adjust total alkalinity and/or pH
• Use a metal deposit inhibitor
Scale
• High calcium content in water – total
alkalinity and pH too high
• Adjust total alkalinity and pH – if scale requires removal, drain the spa,
scrub off the scale, refill the spa and balance the water
Dirty filters
Excessive oils / organic matter
Improper sanitization
Suspended particles / organic matter
Overused or old water
Solutions
•
•
•
•
•
•
Clean filters
Shock spa with sanitizer
Add sanitizer
Adjust pH and/or alkalinity to recommended range
Run jet pump(s) and clean filters
Drain and refill the spa
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Service Information
Troubleshooting
(Sprint ™ & Dash ™ Spa Models)
Watkins Manufacturing Corporation strives to provide the most trouble-free spas on the market. Should you experience any problem whatsoever,
do not hesitate to contact your authorized Hot Spot ® Spa Dealer. Here are some tips to help you to diagnose and rectify some more common
sources of trouble yourself, if you choose to do so.
general operation troubleshooting guide
Problem
Probable causes
Entire spa is inoperative
Solutions
• Power failure / not plugged in
• GFCI tripped
• Heater high-limit thermostat trippe
• Check power source
• Reset GFCI; call for service if it will not reset
• Disconnect power for at least thirty seconds to reset heater high limit. If it
will not reset, check for clogged filters. If tripping continues, call for service.
Spa jets and heat off, light • Pressure switch is open and should be
closed.
operates Display reads FLO
• Check for clogged filter. The pressure switch will reset when the flow
of water through the heater has been restored. Call for service if the
pressure switch trips frequently
Display reads FLC
• Pressure switch senses flow through heater
even though jet pump is off.
• Contact an Authorized Service Technician
Jets weak or surging
• Spa water level too low
• Filters clogged / Jet intake screens clogged
• Jet nozzles closed / Air valve closed
• Add water
• Clean filters / Clean jet intake screens
• Open jet nozzles / Open air valve
Light inoperative
• Light wiring or assembly is faulty
• Replace light assembly.
Display reads HL
(Entire spa inoperative)
• Heater high-limit thermostat tripped
• Disconnect power to the spa for at least thirty seconds to reset the heater
high-limit. If tripping continues, clean the filter, then if tripping still occurs,
call for service..
Set water temperature
significantly different from
display temperature
• System Controls
• Contact an Authorized Service Technician
Spa water maintenance troubleshooting guide
Problem
Probable causes
Cloudy Water
•
•
•
•
•
Water Odor
• Excessive organics in water
• Improper sanitization
• Low pH
• Shock spa with sanitizer
• Add sanitizer
• Adjust pH to recommended range
Chlorine Odor
• Chloramine level too high
• Low pH
• Shock spa with sanitizer
• Adjust pH to recommended range
Musty Odor
• Bacteria or algae growth
• Shock spa with sanitizer–if problem is visible or persistent, drain, clean
and refill the spa
Organic buildup / scum ring
around spa
• Build-up of oils and dirt
• Wipe off scum with clean rag – if severe, drain the spa, use a spa
surface and tile cleaner to remove the scum, and refill the spa
Algae Growth
• High pH
• Low sanitizer level
• Shock spa with sanitizer and adjust pH
• Shock spa with sanitizer and maintain sanitizer level
Eye Irritation
• Low pH
• Low sanitizer level
• Adjust pH
• Shock spa with sanitizer and maintain sanitizer level
Skin Irritation / Rash
• Unsanitary water
• Free chlorine level above 5 ppm
• Shock spa with sanitizer and maintain sanitizer level
• Allow free chlorine level to drop below 5 ppm before spa use
Stains
• Total alkalinity and/or pH too low
• High iron or copper in source water
• Adjust total alkalinity and/or pH
• Use a metal deposit inhibitor
Scale
• High calcium content in water – total
alkalinity and pH too high
• Adjust total alkalinity and pH – if scale requires removal, drain the spa,
scrub off the scale, refill the spa and balance the water
Solutions
Dirty filters
Excessive oils / organic matter
Improper sanitization
Suspended particles / organic matter
Overused or old water
•
•
•
•
•
•
Clean filters
Shock spa with sanitizer
Add sanitizer
Adjust pH and/or alkalinity to recommended range
Run jet pump(s) and clean filters
Drain and refill the spa
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Priming the pump(S)
Upon filling or refilling the spa, if a pump is operating and water is not flowing from any of its jets, the pump may not be properly primed. To correct,
refer to the illustration below and perform the following procedures:
• Turn off power to the spa at the breaker and remover the equipment compartment door.
• Loosen the union on the top of the pump(s) to allow the air to escape. When water is present, hand-tighten the union.
• Turn power back on, activate the pump and check to make sure union is tight enough to keep it from leaking. Re-install equipment door.
NOTE: Equipment compartment illustrated below will vary depending on spa model.
PUMP
UNIONS
DRAIN
PLUG
PUMP
UNIONS
DRAIN
CAP
HEATER
UNIONS
DRAIN
PLUG
IMPORTANT
THE DRAIN CAP AND UNION FITTINGS IN THE EQUIPMENT
COMPARTMENT MAY LOOSEN DURING TRANSPORTATION. TO AVOID
LEAKS, PLEASE CHECK TO MAKE SURE THESE ARE HAND-TIGHT
PRIOR TO FILLING YOUR SPA.
This manual contains installation, operating, maintenance and service information for the
following 2010 Hot Spot ® Spa models:
US/canadian ModeLs
TEMPO™ (Model TEM)
Relay™ (Model REL)
sprint™ (Model SPR)
Dash™ (Model DAS/DASC)
©2010 Watkins Manufacturing Corporation. Hot Spot, Tempo, Relay, Sprint, Dash, Precision, No-Fault, FreshWater, FreshWater Ag+ , EverFresh, Clean Screen
and Vanishing Act are trademarks of Watkins Manufacturing Corporation. BaquaSpa is a trademark of Arch UK Biocides Limited. Brominating Concentrate is a trademark of Bio-Lab Inc.
Watkins Manufacturing Corporation
Vista, California USA
www.hotspothottubs.com
Part #301988, REV. B (3/10)
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