PS-6503B &
PS-6603B SERIES
Operation Manual
Duplex Models
BALBOA PlatinumSeries
TM
by
TM
Introduction
This manual covers electrical and installation details on the following
product series. Some photos and instructions may not apply to the
product you have purchased.
-VH Series
"Versi-Heat" Heater configuration: This series is designed
to allow the heater to be positioned within 60" of the control to provide an
installation where there may not be enough room in the immediate
equipment area and to minimize plumbing modifications. Depending
upon the actual control being replaced, you may still need to modify the
plumbing to achieve proper alignment.
-LH Series
"Less Heater" configuration: This series allows the use of
customer supplied custom heater configurations which may not have
been available from Hydro-Quip. Please refer to the "LH" wiring diagram
enclosed with the "LH" wiring harness for specific wiring connections and
details NOT covered within this manual.
Contents
Important Safety Instructions..............................3-4
Electrical Installation...........................................5-7
GFCI Wiring Detail.................................................8
Heater Installation..................................................9
Versi-Heat / Optional Heaters..............................10
Power Connection................................................11
Sensor Connections............................................12
Cord Connections................................................13
Circuit Board Configurations...........................14-19
System Start-Up.............................................19-20
Heater Start-Up Sequence...................................20
Filtration Programming.........................................21
Modes /Behaviors................................................21
Spa Side Control Operation.................................22
Optional Equipment..............................................23
Operational Considerations..................................24
Spa Side Messages........................................25-26
TroubleShooting..............................................26-27
Testing Sensors....................................................28
System Plug Pinouts............................................28
System Data Label...............................................29
Warranty Information............................................29
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
! DANGER To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to use this product
unless they are closely supervised at all times.
! 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 or hot tub unless they are supervised at all times.
! DANGER To reduce the risk of injury to persons, do not remove suction fittings.
Spa location must accommodate sufficient drainage of water around the base of the
structure, as well as the power source compartment.
Prolonged immersion in water that is warmer than normal body temperature can result
in a dangerous condition known as HYPERTHERMIA. The causes, symptoms,
and effects of hyperthermia may be described as follows: Hyperthermia occurs
when the internal temperature of the body reaches a level several degrees above
the normal body temperature of 98.6BF. The symptoms of hyperthermia include
dizziness, fainting, drowsiness, lethargy, and an increase in the internal
temperature of the body. The effects of hyperthermia include (1) unawareness of
impending hazard, (2) failure to perceive heat, (3) failure to recognize the need to
exit spa, (4) physical inability to exit spa, (5) fetal damage in pregnant women, (6)
unconsciousness resulting in danger of drowning. WARNING The use of alcohol,
drugs or medication can greatly increase the risk of fatal hyperthermia in hot tubs
and spas.
! DANGER - RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK.
A spa may be installed within 5 feet of metal surfaces if each metal surface is
permanently connected by a solid copper conductor attached to the wire connector
on the terminal box . Refer to NEC and local codes in effect at the time of
installation.)
A bonding lug is provided on the control box to permit connection of a
solid copper bonding conductor between this point and any equipment, metal
enclosures of electrical equipment, metal water pipe, or conduit within 5 feet
(1.5m) of the unit as needed to comply with local requirements.
Bond accessible metal to the dedicated connector on the equipment grounding bus,
bond the equipment ground bus to the local common bonding grid as part of the
installation in the form of (1) a reinforced concrete slab for support, (2) a ground
plate provided beneath the hot tub or spa, or (3) a permanent ground connection
that is acceptable to the local inspection authority.
! DANGER RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK. Do not permit any electrical appliance,
such as a light, telephone, radio, or television, within 5 feet (1.5m) of a spa or hot
tub.
To reduce the risk of injury:
The water in a spa or hot tub should never exceed 104BF (40BC). Water temperatures
between 100BF (38BC) and 104BF (40BC) are considered safe for a healthy adult.
Lower water temperatures are recommended for extended use (exceeding 10-15
minutes) and for young children.
Excessive water temperatures have a high potential for causing fetal damage during
the early months of pregnancy, pregnant or possibly pregnant women should limit
spa or hot tub water temperatures to 100BF(38BC).
Before entering the spa or hot tub, the user should measure the water temperature
with an accurate thermometer.
The use of alcohol, drugs, or medication before or during spa or hot tub use may lead
to unconsciousness with the possibility of drowning.
Persons suffering from obesity or with a medical history of heart disease, low or high
blood pressure, circulatory system problems, or diabetes should consult a
physician before using a spa or hot tub.
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Persons using medication should consult a physician before using a spa or hot tub
since some medication may affect heart rate, blood pressure, and circulation.
For Cord and Plug Connected Units
Must be connected to a grounded, grounding type receptacle only. NEVER connect
the spa to an extension cord.
Do not bury the cord.
WARNING -To reduce the risk of electrical shock, replace damaged cord immediately.
For Permanently Installed Units
A terminal marked “G” or “ground” is provided in the wiring box located inside the
equipment compartment. To reduce the risk of electric shock, connect the
terminal or connector to the grounding terminal of your electrical service or supply
panel with a continuous green insulated copper wire in accordance with National
Electric Code Table 250-95 and any other local codes in effect at the time of the
installation.
For Permanently Installed Units not Provided with an Internal Disconnecting Method
The electrical supply for this product must include a suitably rated switch or circuit
breaker to open all ungrounded supply conductors to comply with Section 422-30
of the National Electric Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 1987. The disconnecting means
must be readily accessible to the tub occupant but installed at least 5 feet (1.5m)
from the tub water.
For Units with Gas Heaters
WARNING - Do not install indoors. This unit uses a gas heater that requires proper
ventilation and is intended for outdoor use only.
High Voltage Warning
HIGH VOLTAGE CAN SERIOUSLY INJURE OR KILL!
ONLY EXPERIENCED TECHNICIANS SHOULD SERVICE THIS EQUIPMENT.
DO NOT remove the protective covers from any electrical enclosure, or
attempt to service any related electrical device, unless you are a qualified
electrician or service professional.
DANGER
Risk of electric shock. Before working with any electrical connections,
make certain that the Main Power breaker from the house breaker box has
been turned off.
WARNING
All electrical work must be performed by a qualified electrician and must
conform to all local codes.
IMPORTANT
Due to the danger of severe electrical shock, locate all power disconnects
before servicing a spa. Precautions must be taken whenever working with
breaker boxes, G.F.C.I.’s, or service disconnects.
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Electrical Installation
A licensed electrician must accomplish the electrical installation in accordance with
the National Electric Code(NEC) Article 680, and any local codes in effect at the
time of installation.
Refer to the System Data Label for equipment voltage and maximum amperage
draws.
The GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) is a mandatory electrical safety device
required for all portable spas and hot tubs as specified in the National Electrical
Code Article 680-42. The GFCI in your particular installation may be installed at the
electrical service panel or a separate sub-panel.
Use copper conductors ONLY. The ground must be sized following the National
Electric Code, Table 250-122. For Power conductor size, refer to the National
Electric Code Table 310-16.
A bonding lug has been provided on the control box to allow connection to local
ground points. To reduce the risk of electrical shock, a solid copper bonding wire
should be connected from this lug to any metal objects within 5 feet of the spa.
The NEC and most local codes require that a “disconnect” be installed within
“line-of-site” of the spa.
Circuit & Breaker
Rating
15A 20A 30A 40A 50A 60A
Maximum Amps
12A 16A 24A 32A 40A 48A
Minimum Wire
Size
14
12
10
8
6
4
The above table is a wiring chart representation.
IMPORTANT- If your electrician is not absolutely sure how to connect
your system correctly, call your local dealer. Any mistake may be costly
and void your equipment warranty.
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Electrical Installation
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
If your system was configured to include a 120VAC power cord, ensure that the proper
receptacle has been installed (a dedicated circuit is required). DO NOT under any
circumstances modify a 20 Amp plug to fit into a 15 Amp receptacle or use an extension
cord. Doing so will create hazardous conditions and/or invalidate the warranty.
OPTION 1
Units with 15A / 20A GFCI Plug Connection
15/20AMP CORD END GFCI
MAIN BREAKER PANEL
DEDICATED
15A / 120V OUTLET
PORTABLE SPA
This illustration depicts a typical 15 AMP, cord-end GFCI installation.
(The spa must be installed on a dedicated circuit.)
15 AMP
RECEPTACLE
DO NOT
USE AN
EXTENSION
CORD
20 AMP
RECEPTACLE
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Electrical Installation
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
OPTION 2
GFCI Installed in Main Service Panel
20-60AMP HARDWIRED
MAIN BREAKER PANEL
INLINE SPA DISCONNECT
PORTABLE SPA
LINE 1
N
LINE 2
REFER TO GFCI WIRING DETAIL ON PAGE 8
Option 2 shows the power from GFCI breaker installed into main service panel to a
service disconnect within line-of-site of the spa. If the manufacturer of your homes main
breaker panel makes a GFCI breaker, you may be able to add it to an open slot in the
panel.
OPTION 3
Subpanel GFCI Installed
20-60AMP HARDWIRED
MAIN BREAKER PANEL
GFCI DISCONNECT
INLINE SPA DISCONNECT
N
LINE 2
LINE 1
TO PORTABLE SPA
REFER TO GFCI WIRING DETAIL ON PAGE 8
Option 3 shows the power from main service panel to a GFCI subpanel within line-of-site
of the spa. (Note: Most local codes will allow a GFCI subpanel to be a disconnect. If this is
not the case in your installation, a disconnect must be provided.)
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GFCI Wiring Detail
It is important that the GFCI circuit breaker is installed correctly. Often this
component has been improperly installed causing the breaker to instantly trip
when the system is turned on. Below is an illustration of a typical GFCI breaker
installation.
WARNING: Refer to the circuit breaker manufacturers installation
instructions. This illustration is meant to be a guide for Field Technicians
and is not intended to override or substitute the instructions supplied with
the circuit breaker.
LINE LUG #1
TEST
GFCI
NEUTRAL PIGTAIL
LINE LUG #2
NEUTRAL BUS BAR
LINE 1
LINE 2
INCOMING
SERVICE
CONDUCTORS
FROM
MAIN
PANEL
(Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter)
CIRCUIT BREAKER
NEUTRAL
GROUND
LOAD
GROUND BUS BAR
LINE 1
LINE 2
NEUTRAL GROUND
TO SPA CONTROL SYSTEM
LOAD NEUTRAL MUST BE CONNECTED
DIRECTLY TO GFCI AS SHOWN
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INSTALLATION
The Hydro-Quip “Slide” series control offers the ultimate in installation flexibility. The heater
can be installed at the bottom, top, back, or remotely up to 60”* away allowing for full
coverage of all installation variations. *Requires the purchase of optional heater assembly.
If installing with optional “L-shaped” heater, follow back installation below. Hydro-Quip
assumes the person installing this control system is a qualified Service Professional and is
familiar with their local codes and regulations. Heater can be installed on either the suction
or return side of the pump
Remove control box and heater assembly from
carton and verify contents for completeness.
For a bottom installation of heater loosen the 2ea.
3/8” nuts on the adjustable clamps then loosen the
adjustable clamps just enough as to move freely.
Slide the heater between the feet placing the studs
from the adjustable clamps into the slots provided
on the feet and tighten the 2ea 3/8” nuts, then
tighten the adjustable clamp.
For Back Installation utilize the slide brackets,
loosen the adjustable clamps just enough as to
move freely. Remove 2ea 3/8” nuts. Align the 2
studs with the slots on the back of the control box.
Reinstall 2ea 3/8” nuts, leave the nuts loose until
you have adjusted the heater to the proper location
then tighten the 2ea 3/8” nuts. Finish by tightening
the adjustable clamps with the box rotated as
explained on page 10.
For Top Installation remove the 8 screws from the
left and right slide brackets, raise each bracket up
one position, than replace all 8 screws. Loosen
the adjustable clamps just enough as to move
freely. Remove 2ea 3/8” nuts. Align the 2 studs with
the slots on the back of the control box. Reinstall
2ea 3/8” nuts, leave the nuts loose until you have
adjusted the heater to the proper location then
tighten the 2ea 3/8” nuts. Finish by tightening
the adjustable clamps with the box rotated as
explained on page 10.
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Slide Configurations Cont.
Insert the sensor probe(s) under the sensor cover
attached to the heater and tighten the wing-nut
securely.
Ground/Bond the control box directly to the heater
using the included #8 solid copper bonding wire.
Ground/Bond the heater directly to the control box
using the included #8 solid copper bonding wire.
Connect the power and control cords from the
heater to the matching receptacles on the side of
the control box.
Installing in a horizontal position or
pointing down are both proper installation
orientations only.
Failure to follow this instruction may result
in false tripping of the high limit circuit
Correct
Correct
For proper operation of the heater it must
NOT be installed with the heater box
pointing up.
Wrong
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Power Connection
IMPORTANT: Always refer to the product data label (located on top of the
control box) for specific electrical information.
Ÿ Use copper conductors only as required by the NEC.
Ÿ Secure wires as defined by the NEC and in compliance with any local
codes in effect at the time of installation.
240-VOLT ELECTRICAL SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
J16
J64
Move Dipswitch A10 to the off or down
position to place the system in high
amp mode. High amp mode allows the
heater to stay on when high speed
pump(s) or blower is turned on.
Ground
Lug
J34 J35
J37
J36
120-VOLT ELECTRICAL SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
Connect the white jumper wire included
in the configuration kit to an available
RED AC and WHT AC terminal.
J16
J34 J35
J36
J16
J64
J37
J64
Move Dipswitch A10 to the on or up
position to place the system in low
amp mode. Low amp mode turns the
heater off when a high speed
pump(s) or blower is turned on.
Ground
Lug
J34 J35
J36
J37
Jumper wire
Heater wattage is rated at 240V. When running 120V to heater, output is approximately 25%.
IMPORTANT- All equipment must be rated for 120VAC.
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Sensor Connections
The control system contains the temperature sensors inside the heater tube. If
your spa has a pre-existing temperature sensor, do not connect it to the control
system. It may be required to leave the old temperature sensor installed in the
wall of the spa to prevent leaking.
As shown below, the control systems are shipped with the sensors secured to
the heater assembly. Remove the securing ties and route sensors through the
access hole located above the heater connector on the left side of the system.
See figure 1.
With the sensors routed through the system, plug the sensors in to “SEN A” and
“SEN B” See figure 2.
The two temperature sensors are the same value and completely
interchangeable.
Figure 1
Figure 2
Sensor A
Sensor B
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Cord Connections
Spaside connects to J1
IR Receiver Module or AUX panel connects to J2
2-SPEED PUMP CORD CONFIGURATION
The following wiring configuration is for two-speed pump circuits.
Black = Low Speed
Red = High Speed
System
Pump
White = Common
Green = Ground
SINGLE SPEED PUMP / ACCESSORY CORD CONFIGURATION
The following wiring configuration is for single-speed pump circuits, circulation
pumps, ozones, blowers and accessories.
Black = Hot/Line
Single Speed Device /
Accessories
System
White = Common
Green = Ground
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Circuit Board Configurations
J17/26
J29
J23
J47
J50
J20
EXT.
RLY
Figure 1
All Device outputs are preset for 120V outputs (as seen above in figure 1). If 240V
output is required, please utilize the chart below to configure the appropriate
outputs for 240V. For example, to convert pump 1 to 240V, move the red coded wire to
J32 (as shown in Figure 2).
J16
J64
J34 J35
J36
J37
Figure 2
240V
Voltage Selection Chart for 240V Conversion
Device
Plug Location
2 SPD P1
J23
Circ Pum p
J47
Blower / P2
J17/26
AV
J50
Ozone
J29
Light
J20
Blower / P2 Expander Board
Volts
240V
240V
240V
240V
240V
240V
240V
Am ps
12A
4A
12A
2A
1A
1A
12A
W ire Color Code
Red
Brown
Violet / Blue
W hite
Yellow
NA
Violet / Blue
Move To
R ED AC / J32
R ED AC / J33
R ED AC / J34
R ED AC / J35
R ED AC / J36
NA
R ED AC / J37
Expander Board
Connects to:
WHT / 120V
or Red / 240V-J37
depending on equipment
rating. ( Pre-configured
for WHT / 120V )
Connects to Ext. RLY
jack on circuit board
Connects to J65 or J66
IMPORTANT- Circulation pump and ozone must be same voltage rating.
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Circuit Board Configurations
IMPORTANT: Power off spa when making any dip switch changes.
Dip Switch Chart for PS-6501
A1 Test Mode (normally OFF)
A2 “ON” position: Button layout will be: Pump 1, Light, Temp Down, Temp Up *
“OFF” position: Button layout will be: Unused, Pump 1, Temp, Light
A3 “ON” position: use Mini Panel *
“OFF” position: use Lite Duplex or Digital Duplex panel
A4 Aux Freeze (must be OFF)
A5+A9 Pump 1 speeds and Circ Modes:
A5
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
A9
Circ Mode
OFF
Non-circ
OFF
Thermostatically Controlled
ON
24 hours with 3°F shut-off
ON
24 hours with 3°F shut-off
Pump 1 Speed
2-speed
1-speed
1-speed
2-speed
A6 “ON” position: 50Hz operation
“OFF” position: 60Hz operation
A7 “ON” position: Standard mode only
“OFF” position: Std/Ecn/Sleep mode changes allowed
A8 “ON” position: temperature is displayed in degrees Celsius
“OFF” position: temperature is displayed in degrees Fahrenheit
A10 “ON” position: heater is disabled while any high-speed pump is running
(low amperage mode)
“OFF” position: heater can run while any/all high-speed pumps are running
(high amperage mode)
Hot tubs equipped with pump 1 as a single speed pump must utilize a circulation pump
as the heater pump.
A1, Test Mode OFF
A2, Un, P1, TE, LT
A7, Mode changes allowed
A5, 2-speed P1
A9, Non-Circ Mode
A10, High Amp mode
Panel Button Positions
A3: OFF
1
2
3
4
Panel Button Assignments
1=Unused
A2: OFF 2=Pump 1
A2:ON 1=Pump 1
A3:ON
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1
2
3
4
2=Light
3=Temp
4=Light
3=Temp Down
4=Temp Up
Circuit Board Configurations
IMPORTANT: Power off spa when making any dip switch changes.
Dip Switch Chart for PS-6502B
A1 Test Mode (normally OFF)
A2 “ON” position: Standard mode only
“OFF” position: Std/Ecn/Sleep mode changes allowed
A3 “ON” position: use Mini Panel *
“OFF” position: use Digital Duplex or Light Duplex panel
A4 Aux Freeze (must be OFF)
A5+A9 Pump 1 speeds and Circ Modes:
A5
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
A9
Circ Mode
OFF
Non-circ
OFF
Thermostatically Controlled
ON
24 hours with 3°F shut-off
ON
24 hours with 3°F shut-off
Pump 1 Speed
2-speed
1-speed
1-speed
2-speed
A6 “ON” position: 50Hz operation
“OFF” position: 60Hz operation
A7 N/A (must remain OFF)
A8 “ON” position: temperature is displayed in degrees Celsius
“OFF” position: temperature is displayed in degrees Fahrenheit
A10 “ON” position: heater is disabled while any high-speed pump or blower is running
(low amperage mode)
“OFF” position: heater can run while any/all high-speed pumps or blowers are running
(high amperage mode)
Note: Aux is required. For no Aux, use PS6501B series system.
Hot tubs equipped with pump 1 as a single speed pump must utilize a circulation
pump as the heater pump.
A1, Test Mode OFF
A2, Mode changes allowed A7, N/A
A9, Non-Circ Mode
A10, High Amp mode
A5, 2-speed P1
Panel Button Positions
A3: OFF
A3:ON
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
Panel Button Assignments
1=Pump 2 or Blower 3=Temp
2=Pump 1
4=Light
4
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Circuit Board Configurations
IMPORTANT: Power off spa when making any dip switch changes.
Dip Switch Chart for CS622*B
( * = 0,7,8,9 )
A1 Test Mode (normally OFF)
A2+A10 Control amp draw requirements (See Table 1)
A3 “ON” position: use Mini Panel
“OFF” position: use Digital Duplex or Light Duplex panel
A4 Aux Freeze (must be OFF)
A5+A9 Pump 1 speeds and Circ Modes:
Hot tubs equipped with pump 1 as a single speed pump must utilize a circulation pump as
the heater pump.
Table 1
A1, Test Mode OFF
A2, See Table 1
A7, Mode changes allowed
A5, 2-speed P1
A9, Non-Circ Mode
A10, See Table 1
# of Hi-Speed
Pumps/Blower
Before Heat Disabled
A2
A10
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
Panel Button Positions
A3: OFF
A3:ON
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1
2
3
1
2
3
4
4
Panel Button Assignments
1=Pump 2
2=Pump 1
3=Temp
4=Light
0
1
2
3
Circuit Board Configurations
IMPORTANT: Power off spa when making any dip switch changes.
( * = 0,7,8,9 )
A1 Test Mode (normally OFF)
A2 “ON” position: Standard mode only
“OFF” position: Std/Ecn/Sleep mode changes allowed
A3 “ON” position: use Mini Panel
“OFF” position: use Digital Duplex or Light Duplex panel
A4 Aux Freeze (must be OFF)
A5+A9 Pump 1 speeds and Circ Modes:
Dip Switch Chart for CS623*B
Table 1
A1, Test Mode OFF
A2, Mode changes allowed A7, See Table 1
A7
A10
OFF
ON
OFF
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
ON
0
1
2
3
Alert:
A9, Non-Circ Mode
A10, See Table 1
A5, 2-speed P1
# of Hi-Speed
Pumps/Blower
Before Heat Disabled
Pump 2 is required, connect to
expander board.
Blower 3 is also required
connect to J17/26.
Panel Button Positions
A3: OFF
A3:ON
1
2
3
1
2
3
4
4
Panel Button Assignments
1=Pump 2+Blower
2=Pump 1
3=Temp
4=Light
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Circuit Board Configurations
ECO200 Series Panel
Dipswitch A3 must be in the on / up position for the ECO200 series spaside to operate
correctly.
ECO401 Series Panel
Prior to connecting the optional ECO401 series spaside. Move dipswitch A3 to the off /
down position.
System Start-Up
1) Unplug the power cord (120-volt system only) or turn the electrical power “OFF” at the
service or breaker panel (120 or 240 volt permanently connected units.)
2) Open all WATER shut-off valves.
3) For spas equipped with a hose bib or drain valve, make sure that it has been closed.
4) For spas equipped with in-line or pressure water filters, make sure that the filter nut,
housing drain plug, and air relief valve are closed and tight.
5) Using a standard water hose, fill the spa with fresh tap water to the level recommended
by the spa manufacturer.
6) Inspect all plumbing connections and lines for any sign of water leaks.
7) Close all AIR control valves. WARNING: Do not confuse with WATER shut-off valves.
8) Plug the unit into the proper outlet (120-volt system) or turn on the breaker at the
electrical service panel (240-volt system).
9) When the system is first started (or any time power is reset) it will go through a series of
diagnostic checks, displaying various information on the display, and finally ending with
the spaside panel reading “PR” meaning Priming Mode.
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10) During Priming Mode, press “Jets” button(s) repeatedly and be sure all pumps are free
of air.
11) On systems with a pressure filter, bleed off the trapped air by opening the Air-Relief
valve. You will notice a steady flow of water when the air has been bled completely.
12) If equipped, switch the “AIR BLOWER” on to verify that it is working, then switch it off.
13) If equipped, switch the “LIGHT” on to verify that it is working, then switch it off.
14) If equipped, switch the “AUXILIARY PUMP” on to verify that it is working, allow to run
until all air is evacuated from the plumbing system, then switch it off.
15) Adjust temperature to the desired set point for comfortable use of the spa. The pump
low speed and heater will activate until the set point has been reached.
Heater Start-Up Sequence
The HydroQuip heater goes through a testing phase every time it starts up to assure that
there is adequate water flow.
1) Prior to heating, the pump will run for at least 2 minutes and verify that sensors are
within specifications.
2) The heater turns on for 6.5 to 18 seconds. At this point, the heat indicator on the panel
is “solid”. During this time the spa side panel is not immediately responsive.
3) The heater turns off for 90 seconds, checking for adequate water flow in the heater. At
this point, the heat indicator on the spa side panel may appear to “flicker” or “dim”.
4) After adequate water flow has been verified, the heat indicator on the spaside panel
returns to “solid” and the spa will heat to set temperature.
Heat Indicator
Heat Indicator
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Filtration Programming
The first preset filter cycle begins 6 minutes after the spa is powered up. The second
preset filter cycle begins 12 hours later. Filter duration is programmable for 2, 4, 6, or 8
hours or for continuous filtration (indicated by fc ). To program, press “Temp,” then “Jets 1.”
Press “Temp” to adjust the number of hours of filtration. Press “Jets 1” to exit
programming.
For non-circulation pump systems, low-speed pump 1 and the ozone generator
(if installed) run during filtration.
For 24 hour circulation systems, the circ pump and the ozone generator (if installed) run
24 hours. In hot environments, the circulation pump may turn off for 30 minute periods,
except during filter cycles.
For non-24 hour circulation pump systems, the circ pump and ozone generator (if
installed) run during filtration (and may also run automatically at other times).
At the beginning of each filter cycle all other pumps and blowers will run briefly to purge
the plumbing to prevent water from becoming stale.
IMPORTANT - Heater pump must provide a minimum flow of 23 GPM through the
heater.
Modes / Behaviors
Standard Mode
STANDARD Mode maintains set temperature.”St” will be displayed momentarily when you
switch into Standard Mode. Non-Circ systems will turn on pump 1 low every 30 minutes
for 2 minutes to measure water temperature.
Economy Mode
ECONOMY Mode heats the spa to the set temperature only during filter cycles. “Ec” will
display when water temp is not current, and will alternate with water temp when the pump
is running.
Sleep Mode
SLEEP Mode heats the spa to within 20°F/10°C of the set temperature only during filter
cycles.”SL” will display when water temp is not current, and will alternate with water temp
when the pump is running.
How to change modes
Mode is changed by pressing the “Temp” or “Set” button, then pressing the “Light” button.
Note that the last measured spa temperature displayed is current only when the pump has
been running for at least 2 minutes.
On non-circ systems, the low speed of pump 1 runs when the blower or any other pump is
on. It may also activate for at least 2 minutes every 30 minutes to detect the spa
temperature (polling) and then to heat to the set temperature if needed, depending upon
mode. When the low speed turns on automatically, it cannot be deactivated from the
panel; however, the high speed of pump 1 may be started.
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Spaside Control Operation
Temp
Jets
For Spasides with one temperature button. Press the “Temp” button once to
display the set temperature. To change the set temperature, press the pad a
second time before the LCD stops flashing. Each press of the “Temp” button
will continue to either raise or lower the set temperature. If the opposite
direction is desired, release the pad and let the display revert to the current
water temperature. Press the pad to display the set temperature, and again to
make the temperature change in the desired direction. After three seconds, the
LCD will automatically display the last measured spa temperature.
Temperature range (80°F - 104°F/26.0°C - 40.0°C) The last measured
temperature is constantly displayed on the LCD.
Note that the last measured spa temperature displayed is current only
when the pump has been running for at least 2 minute.
Press “Jets 1” to turn pump 1 on or off, and to shift between low and high
speeds (if equipped). The low-speed will turn off after 4 hours. High-speed will
turn off after 15 minutes. Low-speed may run automatically at times, during
which it cannot be deactivated from the panel, but high-speed may be
operated. A light will appear next to the Jets button when it is active.
Press this key to turn the blower on and off, an automatic timer will turn the
blower off after 30 minutes of operation. A light will appear next to the Blower
button when it is active. Heater pump will run when blower is activated.
Blower
Press this key to turn the light on and off, an automatic timer will turn the light
off after 4 hours of operation. A light will appear next to the Lights button when it
is active.
Light
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Optional Equipment
Dolphin Remote
Part Number 34-0215
IR Receiver
Part Number 34-0216C
Spa Light
Your control may contain a high intensity, low voltage light
to enhance night time use. This illustration shows how and
where to find the bulb for replacement. It also shows the
mounted spa light with a replacement (colored) lens.
Colored lenses will further the enhancement of the light.
Simply snap on or off to change the mood of your spa.
Wall fitting, reflector and lenses are not included. Spa light
circuit is LED compatible.
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Operation Considerations
The following describes situations you may encounter and situations to be aware of.
Warm Weather Conditions
Since your spa will normally be expected to maintain warm to hot water ready for use, a
great deal of attention has been directed to the energy conservation detail of insulation to
keep electrical cost down. Energy conservation efficiency may be achieved by extensive
insulation of the spa cabinet, plumbing, spa shell and in some climates full foam insulation
may have been provided. This energy conservation feature may cause an inconvenience
during warmer times of the year. During warm periods of the year, the temperature within
the equipment compartment can elevate to a point that the pump will automatically turn off
for a short amount of time (15-30
minutes) to allow the pump to cool down before
WARM WEATHER CONDITIONS
automatically restarting. This cool down feature will not harm your spa, but serves only to
protect the pump from damage ad as and indicator that it is too hot. To minimize this
occurrence, refrain from using your Hydrotherapy Jets for prolonged periods of time during
warm seasons. The jet pump chosen for your spa has been specifically sized for
maximum performance and your Hydrotherapy enjoyment.
Filtration System
Please refer to your Spa Manufactures Owner’s Manual regarding the operation,
maintenance and cleaning of your filtration system.
IMPORTANT - Heater pump must provide a minimum flow of 23 GPM through heater.
Winterizing
When freezing weather and/or power losses are expected, contact your local spa dealer
for freeze protection or winterizing recommendations for both the spa and the equipment
system. Freeze related damage is not covered by the warranty.
Chemical Water Treatment
Your dealer is familiar with local water conditions and which chemicals are compatible with
and designed specifically for your spa. This is the best person to advise you on proper
water quality management. The one thing you can do to insure years of trouble free
equipment operations is to maintain proper water chemistry.
Two basic goals of the chemical water treatment are sanitizing and balancing the water.
Sanitizing simply means keeping the water free from microorganisms including algae,
bacteria and viruses. The current most popular chemicals for sanitizing include chlorine,
bromine and ozone.
Balancing water means establishing a balance among pH, total alkalinity and total
hardness. Water that is unbalanced can corrode the spa and it’s support equipment or
leave deposits of minerals. Properly balanced water is essential to allow the sanitizing
chemical to work effectively. There are numerous chemical additives to help you in
controlling pH, total hardness and alkalinity. Never use softened water when filling you
spa. Softened water is extremely corrosive to the metal parts of the spa equipment and
may lead to an unforeseen failure. Sometimes, despite your most diligent efforts, your
water may become to far out of balance to be managed chemically. At this point it is
probably better to drain and clean the spa and start over with fresh water. Equipment
failure caused be improper water chemistry will not be covered under warranty. Saltwater
purification systems can potentially damage your equipment. Any related failures will not
be covered under warranty.
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Spa Side Messages
Message Meaning
No Message on display.
Power has been cut off to the
spa.
Action Required
The control panel will be disabled until power
returns.
Temperature unknown.
After the pump has been running for 2 minutes,
the current water temperature will be displayed.
“Overheat” - The spa has shut
down.* One of the sensors has
detected 118°F/47.8°C at the
heater.
DO NOT ENTER THE WATER. Remove the spa
cover and allow water to cool. Once the heater
has cooled, reset by pushing any button.
If spa does not reset, shut off the power
to the spa and call your dealer or service
organization.
“Overheat” - The spa has shut
down.* One of the sensors has
detected that the spa water is
110°F/43.5°C.
DO NOT ENTER THE WATER. Remove the spa
cover and allow water to cool. At 107°F/41.7°C,
the spa should automatically reset. If spa does
not reset, shut off the power to the spa and call
your dealer or service organization.
Spa is shut down.* The sensor Test sensors, possible defective sensor refer to
that is plugged into the Sensor page 28. If the problem persists, contact your
“A” jack is not working.
dealer or service organization. (May appear
temporarily in an overheat condition.)
Spa is shut down.* The sensor
that is plugged into the Sensor
“B” jack is not working.
Test sensors, possible defective sensor refer to
page 28. If the problem persists, contact your
dealer or service organization. (May appear
temporarily in an overheat condition.)
Sensors are out of balance. If
Cycle power to spa. If problem persists,
alternating with spa temperature, contact your dealer or service organization.
it may just be a temporary
condition. If flashing by itself, spa
is shut down.*
A signifcant difference between
temperature sensors has been
detected. This could indicate
a flow problem.
Clean or replace filter. Open all jets and valves.
If the water level is normal, make sure all
pumps have been primed. If problem persists,
contact your dealer or service organization.
Persistent low fow problems.
(Displays on the fifth occurrence
of “HL” message within 24 hrs.)
Functions continue to run
normally.
Clean or replace filter. Open all jets and valves.
Follow action required for “HL” message.
Heating capability of the spa will not reset
automatically; you may press any button to
reset.
Possible inadequate water, poor Clean or replace filter.
flow, or air bubbles in detected
If water level is normal, make sure all pumps
in the heater. Spa is shut down
have been primed. Press any button to reset.
for 15 minutes.
This message will reset within 15 minutes.
If problem persists, contact your dealer or
service organization.
Inadequate water detected in
heater. (Displays on third
occurrence of “dr” message.)
Spa is shut down.*
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Clean or replace filter.
Follow action required for “dr” message.
Spa will not automatically reset. Press any
button to reset manually.
Spa Side Messages
Action Required
Message Meaning
“Ice” - Potential freeze condition No action required. All equipment will
detected.
automatically activate regardless of spa status.
The equipment stays on 4 minutes after the
sensors detect that the spa temperature has
risen to 45°F/7.2°C or higher. An optional freeze
sensor may be added to protect against
* Even when spa is shut down, extraordinary freeze conditions. Auxiliary freeze
some equipment will turn on if sensor protection is advisable is colder climates.
freeze protection is needed.
See your dealer for details.
Standard Mode
Refer to the modes / Behaviors section on
page 22.
Economy Mode
Refer to the modes / Behaviors section on
page 22.
Sleep Mode
Refer to the modes / Behaviors section on
page 22.
TroubleShooting
The following describes situations and possible solutions to common problems you may
encounter as a spa owner.
Nothing Operates
Main Breaker is OFF - Set to On.
Sub-Panel Breaker Off - Set to On.
Equipment GFCI Off - Set to On.
Power switch in Off position - Set to On.
Components not plugged in - Plug in components.
Power cord not plugged in - Plug in power cord.
Over or High Temperature Protection On - Refer to Spa Side Messages.
No, Low or Surging Water Flow
Air Lock in Plumbing System - “Bleed” the system.
Restricted Flow - Insure that the water shut-off valves are open and that suction
fittings are not blocked by debris.
Dirty Filter - Clean or replace filter.
Low Water Level - Increase water level to recommended level.
Low Speed Pump Not Operational
Circuit board configuration is Incorrect - Contact your local dealer.
Pump Not Plugged-In - Plug in the Pump.
Blown Fuse - Contact your local dealer.
Jets or Blower Not Operational
Blower or Pump Not Plugged-In - Plug in the Blower or Pump.
Blown Fuse - Contact your local dealer.
Over or High Temperature Protection On - Refer to Spa Side Messages.
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Therapy Jet Not Operational
Water Shut-Off Valves are Closed - Open Shut-Off valves.
Dirty Filter - Clean or replace filter.
Jets Not Properly Adjusted - Adjust Jets properly.
Diverter Valve Not Properly Adjusted - Adjust diverter valve properly.
Thermal Overload Tripping - Check for restricted flow of water.
Water Leaks
Spa Overfilled - Adjust water level.
Too Many People in the Spa - Adjust water level.
Drain-Valve Left Open - Close drain valve.
Couplings or Unions Loose - Tighten or contact your local dealer.
Pump Seal Leaking - Contact your local dealer.
Plumbing / Connections Leaking - Contact your local dealer.
Water Leaking from Spaside Control - Contact your local dealer.
Water in Air Blower Plumbing - Contact your local dealer.
No Heat
Temperature Not Set Correctly - Adjust Set Point.
Over or High Temperature Protection On - Refer to Spa Side Messages
Current Limiting On - 120V Systems will not heat if High Speed or Blower is on.
Contact your local dealer.
No Power - Reset breaker at service panel.
Low Water Flow - Clean or Replace filter.
System is in Economy or Sleep Mode - Refer to modes / behaviors on page
21.
Light Not Operation
Light Bulb Defective - Replace bulb or contact your local dealer.
Reflector has Fallen Off - Replace deflector or contact your local dealer.
Light Not Plugged-In - Plug in the Light.
High Heat
Filter Cycles Running Too Long - Adjust filter cycles down.
Temperature Set Too High - Adjust Set Point.
High Ambient Temperature - Remove spa cover.
GFCI Breaker Trips Occasionally
Lightning / Electrical Storm or Power Surge - Reset GFCI Breaker.
NOTE: The GFCI breaker must be properly installed by a licensed electrician.
GFCI Breaker Trips Immediately
Defective Component or Improper GFCI Breaker Installation - Contact a qualified
service technician or the factory for assistance.
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Testing the Sensor Set
IMPORTANT: For the following set of instruction, the power must be off when
plugging in or unplugging sensors.
1) Check sensor wires for cracks or damage that may indicate the presence of a rodent.
2) Inspect connections of both sensors on the circuit board. The plugs must be clean.
3) If the spaside has the error message of SA or Sb, this is an indication of a faulty sensor
or possibly a faulty circuit board.
4) With the power off to the spa, unplug the two sensors from the circuit board and
exchange their positions (i.e., plug the one that was in the “Sen. A jack into the “Sen. B
jack and vice versa).
5) Power up the spa, if the error message did not change (i.g. original error message was
SA and still displays SA) this is an indication of a faulty circuit board. If the error message
changed (i.g., original error message was SA and now displays Sb) replace the sensor in
the corresponding plug on the circuit board.
6) When replacing sensors, please keep in mind that the heater assembly will contain
water pressure even with the spa’s power off. Close available slice valves and proceed
with caution not to allow water on the surrounding electronics.
Sensor A
Sensor B
System Plug Pinouts
Ground
Low Speed / Black
RED:
Pump 1 / 2-Speed
PINK:
Pump 1 or 2 / 1-Speed
Ground
Brown:
Pump 2 / 2-Speed
High Speed / Red
PURPLE:
Air Blower / 1-Speed
Common / White
Common / White
Hot / Black
Ground
Common / White
Low Speed / Red
High Speed / Black
Common / White
Ground
Hot / Black
YELLOW:
Ozone
Common / White
Ground
Hot / Black
BLUE:
Circ. Pump
Ground
Hot / Black
Common / White
High Speed / Red
Low Speed / Black
Common / White
Ground / Green
Note flat sides in connector
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System Data Label
Note: This information will be necessary if you should ever have to request warranty or
any other type of service.
The system data label is located on the control box. This label is very important and
contains information you will need to establish your electrical service. The voltage and
amperage ratings are shown on the bottom of the label. Product, Model, Serial and Code
numbers are also shown on the label.
Warranty Information
To all original purchasers, HydroQuip, warrants this product to be free from defects in
material and workmanship for a period of 3 years from the date of purchase.
Hydro-Quip will, at it’s discretion, repair or replace any part which has been found to be
defective.
This warranty excludes damage as a result of: normal wear, freezing, low voltage,
chemical abuse, accident, negligence, alteration, improper installation, use or care.
To obtain warranty service, return defective products within the warranty period to HydroQuip.
The Hydro-Quip Limited Warranty is for service on the control box only. Purchaser is
responsible for removal or reinstallation labor, freight charges, or any other such costs
incurred in obtaining warranty service.
Hydro-Quip assumes no responsibility for incidental or consequential damages. Some
states do not allow the exclusion of incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
If you are the end user for this control system, the spa dealer may provide a different
warranty; contact your spa dealer for details and warranty information.
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Notes
Use this section to jot down any information you may need at a later date.
Dealer:
Contact:
Date of Manufacture:
Phone:
Address:
City:
State:
Zip:
Notes:
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