Wind River Spas Journey Instruction manual

Spa Operator’s Guide
Includes
Installation, Operation, Maintenance and
Safety Information
NOTE
SAVE THESE IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
This manual contains important safety, operating, and
installation instructions - read before installation or operating
spa.
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OWNER’S INFORMATION
DEALER IMPRINT AREA
Installer
Company:
Address:
Phone:
Warranty Submitted:
PLEASE ASK YOUR DEALER ABOUT REGISTERING
YOUR WARRANTY
Model:
Serial Number:
Equipment Pack:
Color:
Date of Delivery:
We appreciate your business and our sincere desire is that you receive
years of pleasure and therapy from your spa. Please call your local spa
dealer if you have any question or problems.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
OWNER’S INFORMATION .. 2
• Dealer Information
• Installer Information
TABLE OF CONTENTS ....... 3-4
INTRODUCTION .................. 5
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ... 6-7
• Warnings
• Dangers
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTION ..................... 8-18
• Read and Follow
BASIC INFORMATION ........ 19
ELECTRICAL
REQUIREMENTS................. 20
WIRING DIAGRAM (XM) ..... 21-22
• Wiring Requirements
• Factory Recommendations
WIRING DIAGRAM (XE) ...... 23-24
• Wiring Requirements
• Factory Recommendations
SET-UP AND DELIVERY
GUIDELINES........................ 25-27
• Surface & Pad Requirements
• Balcony & Deck Requirements
• Access Clearance
• Outdoor Installation
• Indoor Installation
• Electrical Requirements
PRE OPERATION
INSTRUCTIONS................... 28
SPA TERMINOLOGY ........... 31-36
• Jets
• Water Diverter Valve
• Fountain Control
• Waterfall Control
• Air Control
• Equipment Access Panel
• Access Panels
• Draining your Spa
• Weir Gate
• Spa Light
• Spa Heater
• Gate Valves
• Main Pump
• Secondary Pump
• Third Pump
• Circulation Pump
• Ozonator
SPA WATER
MAINTENANCE ................... 37-40
• Cleaning Your Spa Water
• Filling Spa with Water
• Water Testing
• Balance
• Monthly - For Equipment
Protection
• As Needed
WINTERIZING
YOUR SPA ........................... 41
• How to Winterize
SPRING START/UP
YOUR SPA .......................... 41
• How to Start-up
GENERAL SPA
MAINTENANCE ................... 42-43
• Protect Your Cover
• Protect Your Pillows
• Protect Your Surface
• Priming Pump
FILTER LOCATIONS/
MAINTENANCE ................... 29-30
• Dual Filters
• Cleaning and Replacing
Filter Cartridge
• Enclosed Style
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
GENERAL XE
TOPSIDE CONTROLS......... 44
GENERAL XM
TOPSIDE CONTROLS......... 45
GENERAL XE
DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGE .... 46
GENERAL XM
DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGE .... 47-48
STEREO REMOTE
CONTROL SYSTEM ............ 49
• Programming
• Battery replacement
CINEMA REMOTE
CONTROL SYSTEM ............ 50
• Programming
TROUBLESHOOTING ......... 51-52
WARRANTY SUMMARY ..... 53-54
• Disclaimer
• Safety Sign
• Spa Manufacturer
This Operator’s Guide utilizes the
following symbols to emphasize
particular information.
The Safety Alert Symbol
indicates a potential hazard
WARNING
CAUTION
NOTE
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Dear Spa Owner:
Congratulations on your purchase of a new spa. You now possess
the ultimate passport to tranquility - a daily vacation at home, ready
and waiting for you in your own backyard!
We want you to enjoy your spa. Many hours of research have gone
into the design of your spa, to ensure the ultimate in hydrotherapy
and relaxation. Only the highest quality components have been
used, to ensure years of trouble-free operation. Your comfort and
enjoyment have been designed into your spa from the start.
Please take the time to read through this Operator’s Guide. In it, you
will find guidelines on caring for your spa, a complete explanation
of the controls, safety instructions, a trouble-shooting section, and
lots more.
Once again, we welcome you to the family of spa owners. Your
thoughts and ideas are important and we encourage you to share
them with us. Please write to us at the address below, or send us
an e-mail with your comments.
Thank you for your business and your confidence in our company.
We look forward to serving you!
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WARNING/CAUTION
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If your spa contains clear backlit jets, please avoid
using any spa chemicals that contain Hydrogen
Peroxide. Hydrogen Peroxide based spa chemicals
have been found to react adversely with the materials
used to produce these components. We recommend
the use of Chlorine and Bromine based products only.
Any structural and/or cosmetic jet failure linked to the
use of Hydrogen Peroxide based products will not be
covered under your warranty.
Please consult your Dealer for
approved chemical options.
KEEP FROM HEAT
FAILURE TO DO SO WILL
RESULT IN VOID OF WARRANTY.
KEEP FROM HEAT
FAILURE TO
DO SO WILL
INSTALL
FILTERS
RESULT IN VOID OF WARRANTY.
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RESULT IN VOID OF WAR
1. Remove filters from plastic bag.
2. Carefully thread filters into fittings
3. DO NOT overtighten. A snug fit is
all that is required.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
Included with your new spa is a safety sign. The sign is for
you and your guest’s protection and is suitable for outdoor
use in wet locations. The sign should be placed in a location
visible to all users of the spa.
Please take time to point put the physical location of the
safety sign and the importance of the safety precautions
displayed on the safety sign to all of your guests. Remember,
your safety and the safety of anyone who enjoys the use of
your spa is our utmost concern.
The sign should be mounted with screws of another type of
permanent fastener. Additional or replacement signs can be
obtained from your dealer or direct from our factory.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING!
When installing and using this electrical equipment,
basic safety precautions should be followed, including
the following:
1)
READ AND FOLLOW
ALL INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING - To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children
to use this product unless they are closely supervised at all times.
2)
DANGER - RISK OF CHILD DROWNING.
Extreme caution must be exercised to prevent unauthorized access
by children. To avoid accidents, ensure that children cannot use the
spa unless they are supervised at all times.
NOTE: A wire connector is provided on this unit to connect of a
minimum No. 4 AWG minimum 75˚C copper conductor between
this unit and any metal equipment, metal enclosures of electrical
equipment, metal water pipe, or conduct within 5 feet (1.52 m) of the
unit.
3)
DANGER - RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
Install spa at least five (5) feet (1.52 m) from all metal surfaces. A spa
may be installed within five (5) feet (1.52 m) of metal surfaces if, in
accordance with the National Electrical Code, each metal surface is
permanently connected by a minimum No. 4 AWG (6. mm) minimum
75˚C copper conductor attached to the wire connector on the terminal
box. A grounding lug is provided for this purpose.
4)
DANGER - RISK OF INJURY. The suction fittings
in
this spa are sized to match the specific water flow created by the
pump. Should the need arise to replace the suction fittings or the
pump, be sure that the flow rates are compatible.
NOTE: Never operate the spa if the suction fittings are broken or
missing. Never replace a suction fitting with one rated less than the
flow rate marked on the original suction fitting.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
READ AND FOLLOW ALL
INSTRUCTIONS
5)
DANGER -
6)
WARNING. Install the spa so that water can be easily drained
To reduce the risk of injury to persons, do not
remove the suction grate. Suction through drains and skimmers is
powerful when the jets in the spa are in use. Damaged covers can be
hazardous to small children and adults with longhair. Should any part
of the body be drawn into these fittings, turn off the spa immediately.
As a precaution, long hair should not be allowed to float in the spa.
out if the comparment containing electrical components so as not to
damage equipment. Also, when installing spa, allow at least 2 feet of
clearance around the perimeter of the spa to provide enough room
to access for servicing. Contact your local dealer for their specific
requirements.
7)
WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
INJURY:
• REMINDER - Never allow anyone to dive into a spa.
Always enter feet first.
• Always enter and exit a spa slowly.
• Do not use the spa alone.
• Before entering the spa, always measure the water temperature
with an accurate thermometer. Tolerance of water temperature
regulating devices can vary as much as plus/minus 5˚ F (3˚ C).
• Persons suffering from obesity or with a medical history of
heart disease, diabetes, high or low blood pressure or
circulatory system problems should consult a physician before
using a spa.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
READ AND FOLLOW ALL
INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
INJURY: (CONT.)
• Since excessive water temperatures have a high potential for
causing fetal damage during early months of pregnancy,
pregnant or possibly pregnant women should limit spa
water temperatures to 100˚ F (38˚ C).
• Excessive water temperature can be dangerous. The water in the
spa should never exceed 104˚ F (40˚ C). Water temperatures
between 100˚ F (38˚ C) and 104˚ F (40˚ C) are considered safe
for a healthy adult. Lower water temperatures are recommended for
extended use (exceeding 10 minutes) and for young children.
Long exposures at higher temperatures can result in hyperthermia.
• The use of alcohol, drugs or medication before or during spa use
may lead to unconsciousness with the possibility of drowning.
• Persons using medication should consult a physician before
using a spa since some medication may induce drowsiness while
other medication may affect heart rate, blood pressure
and circulation.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
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INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING - TO REDUCE THE RISK OF
INJURY: (CONT.)
WARNING!
HYPERTHERMIA
Hyperthermia occurs when the internal temperature of the body
reaches a level several degrees above the normal body temperature
of 98.6˚ F.
THE SYMPTONS OF HYPERTHERMIA INCLUDE:
• Dizziness
• Fainting
• Drowsiness
• Lethargy
• Increase in Internal Body Temperature
THE EFFECTS OF HYPERTHERMIA INCLUDE:
• Unawareness of impending hazard
• Failure to perceive heat
• Failure to recognize the need to exit spa
• Physical inability to exit spa
• Fetal damage in pregnant women
• Unconsciousness resulting in potential of drowning
• Children’s body temperature can increase more rapidly than
adults in the same water with elevated temperatures (above 99˚ F).
Children should spend less time in water above body
temperature than adults.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
READ AND FOLLOW ALL
INSTRUCTIONS
8)
READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING - The use of alcohol, drugs or medication can greatly
increase the risk of hyperthermia in hot tubs and spas.
• The use of alcohol, drugs, or medication before or during spa
use may lead to unconsciousness with the possibility of drowning.
• Persons using medication should consult a physician before
using a spa since some medication may induce drowsiness while
other medication may affect heart rate, blood pressure,
and circulation.
9)
REMINDER - A safe
temperature for swimming or aquatic
exercise is around 80˚ F.
NOTE -
People with infections or sores should not use the
spa. Warm and hot water temperatures may allow the growth of
infectiouness bacteria if not properly disinfected.
10)
DANGER - RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
11)
WARNING - RISK OF SUFFOCATION.
12)
CAUTION - RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
Do
not permit any electric appliance, such as a light, telephone, radio or
television within five (5) feet of the spa. Never operate any electrical
appliances from inside the spa or while wet.
If this
spa is equipped with a heater, it is intended for outdoor use only,
unless proper ventilation can be provided for an indoor installation.
not leave the CD compartment open.
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Do
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
READ AND FOLLOW ALL
INSTRUCTIONS
13)
CAUTION - RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
Replace components only with identical components.
NOTE -
The CD player controls are not to be operated while
inside the spa.
14)
WARNING - PREVENT ELECTROCUTION.
Do not connect any auxiliary components (for example, additional
speaker, headphones, additional audio/video components etc.) to
the system. These units are not provided with an outdoor antenna.
Do not service this product yourself as opening or removing covers
may expose you to dangerous voltage or other hazards. Refer all
servicing to your qualified spa tech.
If the power supply/supply cord(s) are damaged, water is entering the
speaker, CD compartment, or any other component in the electrical
equipment compartment area, the protective shield is showing signs
of deterioration, or there are signs if other potentially hazardous
damage to the unit, turn off the circuit breaker from the wall and refer
your service technician.
The unit should be subject to periodic routine maintenance once
every quarter to make sure that the unit is operating properly.
15)
DANGER - RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
Do
not permit any electric appliance, such as a light, telephone, radio or
television within five (5) feet of the spa.
16) A green colored terminal or a terminal marked G, GR. Ground,
Grounding or the symbol shown in Figure 14.1 of UL1563 is located
inside the supply terminal box or compartment. To reduce the risk
of electric shock, this terminal must be connected to the grounding
means provided in the electric supply service panel with a continuous
copper wire equivalent in size to the circuit conductors supplying this
equipment.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
READ AND FOLLOW ALL
INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER - RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK.
CONT.
17) Do at least two lugs marked “Bonding Lugs” are provided on the
external surface or on the inside of the supply terminal box or
compartment. To reduce the risk of electric shock, connect the local
common bonding grid in the area of the spa to these terminal with an
insulated or bare copper conductor not smaller than No. 4 AWG.
18) All field-installed metal components such as rails, ladders, drains or
other similar hardware with 3m of the spa shall be bonded to the
equipment grounding bus with copper conductors not smaller then
No. 4 AWG.
CAUTION - test the ground fault circuit interrupter before each
use Of the spa
ATTENTION:
toujours vérifier l’efficacité du disjoncteur
differentiel Avant d’utiliser le bain,
CAUTION - read the instruction manual
ATTENTION: lire la notice technique
CAUTION - adequate drainage must
be provided if the
equipment is to be Installed in a pit, or equivalent,
ATTENTION:
lorsque l’appareillage est Installe dans une
fosse, on doit assurer un drainage adéquat
WARNING -
water temperature in excess of 38°c may be
injurious to your health
AVERTISSEMENT - des températures de l’eau supérieures
à 38°c Peuvent présenter un danger pour la santé or equivalent;
WARNING - disconnect the electric power before servicing
AVERTISSEMENT - déconnecter du circuit d i alimentation
électrique Avant l’entretien
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INSTRUCTIONS
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WARNING: Children should not use spas or hot tubs without adult
supervision.
AVERTISSEMENT: Ne pas laisser les enfants utiliser une
Cuve de relaxation sans surveillance.
WARNING: Do not use spas or hot tubs unless all suction guards
Are installed to prevent body and hair entrapment.
AVERTISSEMENT: Pour éviter que les cheveux ou une partie
du corps puissent être aspirés, ne pas utiliser une cuve de relaxation si
Les grilles de prise d’aspiration ne sont pas toutes en place.
WARNING:
People using medications and/or having an adverse
medical history should consult a physician before using a spa or hot tub.
AVERTISSEMENT:
Les personnes qui prennent des
médicaments ou ont des problemes de santé devraient consulter un
médecin avant d’utiliser une cuve de relaxation.
WARNING: People with infectious diseases should not use a spa
or hot tub.
AVERTISSEMENT:
Les personnes atteintes de maladies
infectieuses Ne devraient pas utiliser une cuve de relaxation.
WARNING: To avoid injury exercise care when entering or exiting
the spa or hot tub.
AVERTISSEMENT: Pour éviter des blessures, user de prudence
en Entrant dans une cuve de relaxation et e-.: Sortant.
WARNING: Do not use drugs or alcohol before or during the use of
A spa or hot tub to avoid unconsciousness and possible drowning.
AVERTISSEMENT: Pour éviter l i évanouissement et la noyade
eventuelle, ne prendre ni drogue ni alcool avant d’utiliser une
cuve de relaxation ni quand on s’y trouve.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
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WARNING: Pregnant or possibly pregnant women should consult a
physician before using a spa or hot tub
AVERTISSEMENT: Les femmes enceintes, que leur grossesse
soit confirmée ou non, devraient consulter un medecin avant di utiliser une
cuve de relaxation
WARNING: Water temperature in excess of 38 C may be injurious
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to your health
AVERTISSEMENT: Il peut être dangereux pour la santé de se
plonger dans de l’eau à plus de 38°c
WARNING: Before entering the spa or hot tub measure the water
temperature with an accurate thermometer
AVERTISSEMENT:
Avant d’utiliser une cuve fe relaxation
mesurer température de l’eau à l’aide d’un thermometre précis
WARNING: Do not use a spa or hot tub immediately following
strenuous exercise
AVERTISSEMENT: Ne pas utiliser une cuve de relaxation
Immédiatement après un exercice fatigant
WARNING: Prolonged immersion in a spa or hot tub may be injury
to your health
AVERTISSEMENT:
l’utilisation prolongée d’une cuve de
relaxation peut être dangereuse pour la santé la
WARNING: Do not permit electric appliances (such as a light,
Telephone, radio, or television) within 1.5 M of this spa or hot tub
AVERTISSEMENT:
Ne pas placer d’appareil électrique
(luminaire, téléphone, radio, téléviseur, etc) à moins de 1.5 M de cette
cuve de relaxation
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INSTRUCTIONS
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CAUTION: Maintain water chemistry in accordance with
manufacturer’s instruction
ATTENTION: La teneur de l’eau en matières dissoutes doit être
Conforme aux directives du fabricant.
READ AND FOLLOW ALL
INSTRUCTIONS
Hyperthermia occurs when the internal temperature of the body reaches
a level several degrees above the normal body temperature of 37°C. The
symptoms of hyperthermia include drowsiness, lethargy, and an increase in
the internal temperature of the body. The effects of hyperthermia include
(a) unawareness of impending hazard
(b) failure to perceive heat
(c) failure to recognize the need to exit spa
(d) physical inability to exit spa
(e) fetal damage in pregnant women
(f) unconsciousness and danger of drowning
WARNING: THE USE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS CAN GREATLY
INCREASE THE RISK OF FATAL HYPERTHERMIA IN HOT TUBS AND
SPAS
AVERTISSEMENT -
LA CONSOMMATION D I ALCOOL OU
DE DROGUE AUGMENTE CONSIDERABLEMENT LES RISQUES
D’HYPERTHERMIE MORTELLE DANS UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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BASIC INFORMATION
Congratulations on the purchase of your new spa. Our goal is to provide
you with a warm and relaxing spa which incorporates a soothing water
massage. In order to maximize the pleasure of your spa, you will need to
understand how it works.
The following operating and maintenance instructions are very important
and must be followed carefully. With proper care and maintenance your
spa will provide you with years of satisfaction with minimum effort.
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The pump and heater should be operated a minimum of two hours
per day for cleaning and heating.
The length of time required to heat your spa to the desired water tem
perature will vary, depending on the air temperature, season, and
wind velocity. We highly recommend using a vinyl hard cover to
minimize heat loss and to protect your spa when not in use. Covers
are available from your local spa dealer.
The replaceable filter cartridge is trouble free and easy to clean. A
routine cleaning is the best practice. Make sure the pump is off, then
remove the cartridge. Wash it off using a water hose with a pressure
nozzle and then reassemble. This should be done on a monthly basis.
Keep the spa water level 2” above the skimmer. Never allow the water
level to drop below the bottom of the skimmer opening. If the water
level is too low, the skimmer will allow air into the water lines of the
pump, causing it to lose its prime (waterflow). Running the pump
without water flow will damage the pump seal assembly and could
possibly result in further equipment damage, which will not be cov
ered under warranty.
If your spa has a natural wood skirt or if you purchased a gazebo, we
recommend applying a wood sealer of your choice (always follow ap
plication instructions) to protect the finish. Repeat as directions sug
gest.
You should clean your spa at least every 3-4 months. Drain the spa
water and use a gentle liquid cleanser. DO NOT use hard brushes
or abrasive cleaners. Fill with regular tap water and chemically treat
the water for a clean and healthy spa.
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CAUTION!
CAUTION: Cover must be kept on spa at all times when spa
is drained or winterized. Direct exposure to sunlight can damage
plastic parts and interior surface, jets, or any interior components.
Damage caused by exposure to the sun will not be covered under
warranty.
WARNING!
Do not use soft water. It may harm your acrylic.
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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION REQUIREMENT’S
HAVE YOUR ELECTRICIAN READ THE FOLLOWING
INFORMATION BEFORE INSTALLATION BEGINS
Electrical connections made improperly, or the use of wire gauge sizes
for incurring power which are too small, may continually blow fuses
in the electrical equipment box, may damage the internal electrical
controls and components, may be unsafe an in any case will void the
warranty.
It is the responibility of the spa owner to ensure that electrical
connections are made by a qualified electrician in accordance with
the National Electrical code and any local and state electrical codes in
force at the time of installation.
These connections must be made in accordance with the wiring
diagrams found inside the control box. This equipment has been
designed to operate on 60Hz, alternating current only, 240 volts
are required. Make sure that power is not applied while performing
electrical installation. A copper bonding has been provided on the
electrical equipment pack to allow connection to local ground points.
The ground wire must be at least 6 AWG copper wire and must be
connected securely to a grounded metal surface such as a cold water
pipe. The electrical supply for your spa must include a 50 AMP switch or
circuit breaker to open all non-grounded supply conductors to comply
with section 422-20 of the National Electrical Code. This disconnect
must be readily accessible to the spas occupants, but installed at least
five feet from the spa. A ground fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) must
be used to comply with section 680-42 of the National Electrical Code.
A ground fully is a current leak from any of the supply conductors to
ground. A GFCI is designed to automatically shut off power to a piece
of equipment when a current fault is detected.
Power hook-up to the spa must be a 240 volt 3 wire plus ground (6
AWG copper).
Route the cable into the equipment area for final hookup to terminals
inside the control panel. The spa must be hooked up to a “dedicated”
240 volt, 50 amp breaker and GFCI. The term “dedicated” means
the electrical circuit for the spa is not being used for any other
electrical items (patio lights, appliances, garage circuits, etc.) If the
spa is connected to a non-dedicated circuit, overloading will result in
“nuisance tripping” which require resetting of the breaker switch at the
house electrical panel.
(Excludes any 110/120 volt models.)
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SPA (XE) WIRING DIAGRAM
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SET-UP & DELIVERY GUIDELINES
GETTING READY FOR DELIVERY & SET-UP OF YOUR NEW SPA
SURFACE AND PAD REQUIREMENTS
Your new portable spa must be placed on a uniformly firm, flat, and level
surface. A concrete pad 3 inches thick is best. If your spa is located near
sprinklers, adjust or cap them so they do not hit the siding of the spa.
BALCONIES AND DECK REQUIREMENTS
• Decking must be constructed to support 85 pounds per square foot.
• Balconies must be constructed to meet current state and local codes.
• Gates must be self-closing and self-latching.
ACCESS & CLEARANCE
• Your spa requires 42” of clearance through gates between house and
side fences, and up to 8.5’ overhead clearance depending on the
size of the unit.
• The clearance required to turn a corner can be equal to the length
of the spa.
• All debris blocking access to the job site must be removed prior to
delivery. Any trimming of trees or bushes, removal of debris, leveling
of ground or other general maintenance must be done prior to
delivery and is the responsibility of the customer.
GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR OUTDOOR INSTALLATION
Again, proper planning will increase your total enjoyment factor with your
new spa. Listed below are some additional items to consider when planning your installation.
• How spa will complement landscaping and vice versa.
• View from inside of spa and view of spa from inside the home.
• Exposure to sunlight and shading from trees.
• Privacy
• Getting to spa from house and return.
• Proximity to dressing room and bathrooms
• Storage for spa chemicals
• Local building codes (if applicable)
• Power cable
CAUTION!
Decking must be constructed to support 85 pounds per sq. ft.
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SET-UP & DELIVERY GUIDELINES
GETTING READY FOR DELIVERY & SET-UP OF YOUR NEW SPA
GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR INDOOR INSTALLATION
Installing your spa indoors creates an extremely different set of
considerations, Here again, with proper planning, no matter what room
your spa goes in, it will be your favorite room.
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Work with your Spa Dealer and contractor to insure all local building,
electrical and plumbing codes are met.
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Plan for a floor drain to drain off excess water or for draining and
cleaning your spa.
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A ventilation fan may be necessary due to high humidity created by
your spa.
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Finished material in your spa room should also be capable of
with standing increased humidity.
CORD CHASE SAFE INSTALLATION
The attached cord chase has been supplied for the safe installation of
electrical wire.
A 1 3/4” hole should be drilled in the skirting once the entry location has
been determined.
1 3/4”
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Electrical Requirements
• Your 220 Volt spa pack will require a double pole 50 amp dedicated
GFCI, ground fault circuit breaker.
Caution: Connect only to a circuit protected by a Class a ground fault
circuit interrupter
Attention : connecter uniquement à un circuit Protégé par un
disjoncteur differentiel de classe a
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Extension cords are not to be used in conjunction with operation of
the spa. Low voltage damage could result, which is not covered by
warranty.
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If you have any doubts, have your electrical system checked by a
licensed electrician.
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Use copper conductors only.
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Disconnect Switch
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insight and within 5 feet
(1.52m) from inside walls
of the spa.
3” Concrete Pad
NOTE!
It is the customer’s responsibility to acquire necessary permits
and to arrange for installation and hook up of the electrical power
by a licensed electrician.
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GENERAL PRE-OPERATION INSTRUCTIONS
Priming Pump For Electric Packs
The Power pack system is located under the skirting. The equipment can
be serviced by simply removing the door. The door is located on the side of
the spa where three panels are located, usually on the side of the spa with
the lounger, or the side where the topside control panel is located.
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Set thermostat, located on top side control panel, to desired temperature and continue
heating until desired temperature has been reached. Depending on equipment, this will
normally take 8 to 10 hours.
WARNING!
WARNING: Do not run spa with gate valves closed or run pump with
no water circulating in spa for long periods. This could damage the
spa equipment.
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FILTER MAINTENANCE
Filtration starts as soon as water flow is steady through the filter. The filter
cartridge removes body oil and debris from the spa water, as they can
cause flow resistance. A dirty cartridge will decrease flow and may prevent
the spa from heating properly. Therefore, regular filter cleaning is essential.
Cleaning and Replacing Filter Cartridge
Your spa filter(s) have been designed for quick and easy maintenance.
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• Open filter door and expose filter
cartridge(s) by pulling door toward
center of spa until door opens completely.
• Unscrew filter cartridge(s) and remove.
• Clean with a garden hose equipped with a high pressure nozzle, or
soak in filter cartridge cleaner if necessary, or at every other regularly
scheduled cleaning. Rinse filter thoroughly before installing.
• Screw clean cartridge back into filter enclosure and return filter door
to original position.
Open Style
• Turn off power at the breaker.
• Remove basket from filter canister,
remove filter cartridge and clean with
a garden hose equipped with a high
pressure nozzle, or soak in filter
cartridge cleaner if necessary or at
every other regularly scheduled
cleaning. Rinse filter thoroughly
before installing.
• Place clean cartridge in filter canister
• Replace basket weir in filter canister.
Additional telescoping
weir section available
with Aqua-Pure only.
Floating weir
Leaf basket
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Filter inserted
inside canister
NOTE!
Note: The filter should be inspected and cleaned on a monthly
basis.
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SPA TERMINOLOGY
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Your new spa features a variety of jet styles. All jets regardless of style
return the water to the spa. Air is mixed with the water by using the air
controls (if equipped) creating a gentle to most vigorous massage.
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WATER DIVERTER VALVE
The Water Diverter Valve controls the output of the pump(s) water flow to
either side of the spa, or it will provide even water flow to all jets if left in
the half way position. The purpose of this valve is to increase or decrease
the output of one side or another for maximum or minimum water flow
in case of one or two person usage. This valve is also used to turn the
master massage jet on and off, if so equipped. Colors/style may vary from
drawing. A Water Diverter Valve is the largest of the valve controls.
Although all three controls look similar in appearance, they are easily
discernible by size. The Air Control is the smallest, the Mini Diverter Valve
is medium in size, and the Water Diverter Valve is the largest .
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Locations will vary on each spa model.
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SPA TERMINOLOGY
FOUNTAIN CONTROL
If your spa is equipped with optional fountain jets, they are controlled with
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AIR CONTROL
Each spa is equipped with air controls (venturies). The purpose of these
controls is to regulate the mixture of air and water that flows through the
jets. If an optional blower
is installed, air is also pushed through the air
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same as the others. Colors/style may vary from drawing. An Air Control is
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SPA TERMINOLOGY
EQUIPMENT ACCESS PANEL:
Located behind the side panel below the Topside Control Panel, this area
houses the major components responsible for the spas operation. This
components include the pumps, heater, control panel box, ozonator, and
LED light system (if applicable). Pump and equipment placement may
vary by model.
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These are located on all, four sides of the spa. All of the panels are
removable should service be required.
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SPA TERMINOLOGY
DRAINING YOUR SPA
Because your spa holds a relatively small amount of water, contaminant’s
such as body oil, perspiration, dirt, hair, etc., may become quite
concentrated. For this reason, the water should be drained and replaced
every three months depending on use.
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Turn off power at the breaker.
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Hook up a garden hose to the hose bib located on the exterior drain
of the cabinet to access the hose bib, please pull the cap out and turn
counter clock wise to remove the cap, attach hose to the drain.
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When water begins to drain out of the hose, be sure to drain the water
to a convenient place.
After draining is completed, turn the hose bib off by pushing in and turn
clockwise one half turn. Remove the hose. Wipe down the inside of your
spa making sure your surface is dry and free from standing water. We
recommend that after draining or cleaning your spa that you put the
cover back on. Avoid exposing the acrylic surface to direct sunlight for an
extended period of time. Extended exposure can cause surface fading or
cracking, which could void the acrylic warranty.
NOTE!
Note: Be sure that hose is on a downward grade to properly drain
spa.
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SPA TERMINOLOGY
WEIR GATE
The weir gate is the horizontal door located in font of the filters that trap
debris in the filter area.
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SPA LIGHT
Your spa light is designed for safety and is located in the interior wall of
your spa. The on/off switch is located on the topside control panel.
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SPA HEATER
This element is an electric heater housed in a stainless steel tube. It is
thermostatically controlled and equipped with a high-limit temperature
safety shut-off sensor. The high-limit sensor cannot be reset until the
temperature within the heater assembly drops several degrees below the
shut-off temperature of 100˚ (varies by model). Should the high-limit switch
trip repeatedly, contact your dealer or qualified service representative to
diagnose the problem.
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SPA TERMINOLOGY
GATE VALVES
Are installed for shut off/on water supply from heater or pump for service.
For normal spa operation valves should be in the open position. (handle
extended is open).
MAIN PUMP
This produces water flow through heater and main jets. Also used for
filtration. Can be controlled as desired by pressing the pump or pump 1
button on your topside control panel. (refer to Quick Reference Card) for
filtration frequency and duration.
SECONDARY PUMP (on select models)
This produces water flow through secondary group of jets. This is pump
could be a 1 or 2 speeds. Can be controlled by pressing the pump 2 button
on your topside control panel.
THIRD PUMP (on select models)
This produces water flow through third group of jets. This is pump will be a
high speed only. Can be controlled by pressing the pump 3 button on your
topside control panel.
CIRCULATION (on select models)
If equipped this pump is controlled during filtration and heating only, by the
topside control configuration. (refer to Quick Reference Card) for filtration
frequency and duration.
OZONATOR (on select models)
If equipped will run for 45 minutes during filtration cycle. Helps reduce
chemicals/santizer use. (automatically cuts-off if any user buttons are
pressed on topside control, will reactivate during the filtration cycle).
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SPA WATER MAINTENANCE
Cleaning Your Spa Water
You need to keep your spa clean and ready to use. When you enter your
spa, you bring in as much contamination as 50 people would in a normal
size swimming pool! Because your spa is such a small, enclosed environment, it needs to be a sanitary place. We accomplish this with a simple
three step process:
1) Balance
2) Filtration
3) Sanitation
The water that comes from your tap at home is fine for showers or bathing, because it is drained immediately after use. In a spa, your water is
used for up to three months. Hot water is a breeding ground for bacteria,
so sanitizing becomes necessary, as well as maintaining a specific mineral balance. Having that mineral balance in place ensures that the water,
which is naturally corrosive to metal, will not cause damage to the spa
equipment. We recommend weekly water testing.
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built right into the spa and uses
a mineral and bromine cartridges
for easy top loading of replacement cartridges simply open the
cap, pull up the holder and snap
them in.
(ON SELECT MODELS)
To order your Spa Frog products
go to website at
www.kingtechnology.com
or call
1-800-222-0169 Toll Free
WARNING!
WARNING: Maintain water chemistry in accordance with
manufacturer’s instructions.
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SPA WATER MAINTENANCE
WARNING!
WARNING: Please be careful with chemicals - damage to the
surface of the spa can occur due to the improper use of chemicals
such as trichlor or chlorine, chemical tablets, acids or spa cleaners.
Do not let undissolved chemicals lie on the surface of the spa.
Damage from chemical misuse is not covered under warranty.
Improper water chemistry balance can damage the spa surfaces
and/or equipment, and is not covered under your warranty.
Filling Spa With Water
When filling the spa, use 2 ounces of SODIUM BROMIDE to create a
bromide reserve. When using BROMINATING TABLETS in a floating dispenser, two to three tablets will treat up to 500 gallons of water. For a chlorine system, use CHLORINATING GRANULES (1/2 oz. per 500 gallons).
Once the spa has been filled to the correct level and pumps are primed
and running add:
1) STAIN & SCALE REMOVER- This prevents staining, rust and
corrosion, caused by metals in the source water. One bottle will treat
up to 500 gallons for up to 3 months.
2) CALCIUM BOOSTER (If Needed) - Calcium booster treats the water
if low calcium hardness is a problem in your area. It will help prevent
equipment corrosion and foaming by raising the spa’s water hardness
level to an acceptable range of 120 ppm.
3) pH STABILIZER - It will properly adjust and hold the pH for up to 3
months.
Water Testing
Your River Ridge Spa Dealer is equipped to perform a thorough analysis
of your spa water. Take a one liter sample to the store and they will advise
you on the products necessary to properly balance and care for your spa.
Unbalanced spa water can quickly damage your equipment. Your spa
dealer will advise you on how to protect your investment.
Balance
Spa water must have the correct chemical balance. Unbalanced water can
irritate eyes, corrode the equipment, leave mineral deposits, and decrease
the effectiveness of the sanitizer.
Balanced water means establishing proper balance among Total Alkalinity,
pH, Calcium Hardness and Total dissolved solids.
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SPA WATER MAINTENANCE
(An Overview)
Monthly - For Equipment Protection
CALCIUM BOOSTER (If Needed) - Calcium booster treats the water if low
calcium hardness is a problem in your area. It will help prevent equipment
corrosion and foaming by raising the spa’s water hardness level to an
acceptable range of 120 ppm.
Filter Cleaning
Keep your filter free of grease, grime, and oil. Clean the filter with SPA
CARTRIDGE FILTER CLEAN. One 16 oz. bottle treats a 55 square foot
filter. See Filter Maintenance section for location and diagram.
As Needed
Surface Cleaning
Between refills and as needed, clean the surface using SPA MULTIPURPOSE CLEANER. For tough scale & stains, use STAIN & SCALE
REMOVER.
Surface Protection
To protect and seal the spa surface, use SPA FAST GLOSS every time
you drain and clean the spa.
Water Balance
Adjust the pH quickly and easily with pH STABILIZER. It will properly adjust
and hold the pH for up to 3 months. Note: Not recommended for calcium
hardness levels above 200 ppm. Use SPA UP to raise pH and SPA DOWN
to lower pH.
Sanitizing
Use 2 ounces of SODIUM BROMIDE to create a bromide reserve.
When using BROMINATING TABLETS in a floating basket, two to three
tablets will treat up to 500 gallons of water. For a chlorine system, use
CHLORINATING GRANULES (1/2 oz. per 500 gallons).
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Mineral Protection
STAIN & SCALE REMOVER - This prevents staining, rust and corrosion,
caused by metals in the source water. One bottle will treat up to 500 gallons
for up to 3 months.
Foam Control
To control foaming, use SPA FOAM DOWN. For added convenience, use
just 3 drops of SPA FOAM DOWN CONCENTRATE.
Skin Conditioning
To prevent dry skin, pour SKIN SOFTENER directly into the spa. It soothes
and moisturizes.
Algae Control
For spas with green or yellow algae, use SPA ALGAECIDE to kill and
prevent further algae growth.
WARNING!
Do not leave your water treatment products outside. If subjected
to extreme heat or cold, their effectiveness can be impaired.
KEEP ALL CHEMICALS OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN!
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WINTERIZING YOUR SPA
WARNING!
In areas of the country where the temperatures drop below 32° F, it
is important to follow these directions:
When winterizing the spa, we recommend putting RV Antifreeze in the
spa and running it before draining the spa.
1) If the spa is not going to be used, drain completely. Be sure all
water is removed. Break or loosen unions at each end of pump to en
sure water from pump area is removed. Remove pump freeze plugs
if so equipped. Using a shop vacuum, vacuum all jets thoroughly to
remove any water left over in the plumbing lines.
2) Do not turn unit off with water in the spa. Frozen water may rupture
plumbing. Freeze damage repairs are not covered under warranty.
3) Remove and clean filter cartridge. Store cartridge in a secure place
to prevent freezing. If the spa is going to be used, maintain normal
operating procedures and ensure cover is in place when possible.
NOTE!
Note: Freeze ups or damage caused by freezing are not covered
under warranty!
SPRINGTIME START-UP
If your spa has been winterized. The Manufacturer highly recommends
that you contact an authorized dealer to restart your spa. This following is
an outline of the procedures involved.
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Make sure all o-rings for pumps are in place and undamaged.
Make sure all the fittings that loosened are re-tighten.
Replace all jet fittings, pump drain plugs, hose bib drains, and
bleeder valves.
Fill the spa, with water in a normal way,
Run the jets on high for about 15 minutes.
Drain the water.
Put the filters) back in.
Refill the system and treat chemically as one would
after a normal water change.
For more information about Winterizing your system, or restarting a
winterized system, please contact your local Authorized dealer.
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GENERAL SPA MAINTENANCE
Proper Maintenance For Your Spa Cover
1) Use a soft broom to remove accumulation after every snowfall or ice
storm.
2) Splash cool tap water on the hardware to free them if they become
frozen shut. Household lubricating oil will keep the lock free, but
apply carefully because it can damage the cabinet finish.
3) We recommend a good treatment with Vinyl Conditioner before the
first snow or ice. If possible, treat during the winter too.
4) Monitor your water chemistry. Even it the spa is not used regularly,
improper water chemistry can cause a mildew build-up on the cover.
Clean, PH controlled water will prolong the life of the cover.
5) If mildew is found, remove foam cores from the vinyl encasement.
Mix water, a teaspoon of mild dish washing soap and a cup of bleach.
With a soft bristle brush, scrub the inside and outside of the vinyl en
casement thoroughly. Then take a washcloth and wipe down each
foam core, rinse thoroughly. Place the encasement in the sun and
foam cores in the shade to dry. Once everything is thoroughly dry,
spray the cores and encasement with a mildew inhibitor. Allow to
dry completely, then reassemble. The key here, of course, is to
maintain proper water chemistry to avoid mildew.
6) We suggest rotating the cover every six months to maintain even
wear. Unzip the cover, remove the foam cores, turn over and
reassemble.
Ask Your Dealer About Using A Cover Caddy
PROTECT YOUR COVER!
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GENERAL SPA MAINTENANCE
Proper Maintenance For Your Spa Pillows
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Your spa pillows need to be rinsed periodically to remove any
chemical residue. This should help to eliminate pillows becoming
stiff and discolored.
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If spa is not to be used for a period of time, pillows should be
removed. Pillow life will be extended.
•
Always leave the corner open for 15 minutes in order to prevent of
gas from damaging your spa pillows, cover and other critical
parts. Signs of off gas damage include but are not limited to
pillows peeling and bubbling, cover failing prematurely, plastics
failing, etc.
Proper Maintenance For Your Spa Fountain Jets
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In order to keep you fountain jets operating properly,
following these instructions in sequence:
Turn off fountain jets
Remove outer ring by turning face counter clockwise
Remove internal jet insert with a pair of needle nose pliers.
Clean plastic filter at the back of the jet insert so all holes
are free of debris.
Reinstall jet insert and outer ring.
Please note: We not recommend the fountain jets to be left on when spa
cover is closed, this may damage your spa cover.
Proper Maintenance For Your Spa Surface
Quarite Plus® Disclaimer: This spa may insulated with high-density urethane foam for structural support and energy efficiency. When empty of
water and left in direct sunlight without the spa cover in place, the spa
is vulnerable to ultra violet or solar damage. Temperatures generated by
sunlight that become concentrated in the shell surface causing the shell
material to delaminate from the urethane foam backing. This occurrence
is considered abuse and may result in surface blisters, bubbles or large
layer delamination. This occurrence is not covered under warranty. The
spa cover must be kept on the spa while empty of water.
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GENERAL XE TOPSIDE CONTROLS TERMS
Pump 1
Pump 1
Econo
Pump 2
The Pump 1 Button - Press PUMP 1 on at low speed. Press
a second time to turn pump on high speed. Press a third time
to turn pump off. When at high speed, a built-in timer turns
pump
and when at low speed after 2 hours,
Pumpoff
2 after 20 minutes
Light
unless manually deactivated first.
The Pump 2 Button - Press PUMP 2 on. Press a second
time to turn Pump 2 off. A built-in timer automatically turns
pump
20 minutes,
Filteroff afterUp
Downunless pump has been manually
deactivated. Light
The Light Button - Press Light to turn light on. Pressing a
second time turns off. A built-in timer automatically turns light
off after 2 hours, unless manually deactivated first.
Econo
Filter
Light
Pump
1
Up
Down
Econo
Pump 1
Pump 2
Econo2
Pump
Filter
Light
Up
Filter
Up
Pump 2
Down
Light
The Econo Button - Press and hole Econo key for 5 seconds
to switch from Normal mode to Economy mode. In Economy
mode, system maintains temperature at the desired Set Point
during
only.Down
Set Point is 20˚F (11˚C) below the
Filter filter cycles
Up
Normal mode Set Pointe for the rest of the time. In Economy
mode, the display will toggle between the current water
Light
temperature and the “Econo” message.
The Filter Button - Press and hold Filter key until the display
show “xx”, representing the currently set filter cycle duration in
hours.
Up
Light
Down
The UP Button and The Down Button - Use Up or Down
arrow keys to regulate water temperature. The temperature
setting will be displayed for 5 seconds to confirm your new
selection.
Down
The “Set Point” indicator displays the desired temperature,
NOT the current water temperature!
Up
Down
Water temperature can be adjusted by 1˚ increments from 59
to 104˚ F (15˚ to 40˚ C).
Press and hold Light key for 5 seconds to display water
temperature in either Fahrenheit (˚F) or Celsius (˚C).
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Starting Light
• Select Light key to turn light on.
• Select Light key again lights off.
(120 minute built-in timer)
Starting Pump 1
• Select Pump 1 to turn Pump 1 on.
• Select Pump 1 repeatedly to control pump 1 speeds.
(20 minute built-in timer)
Starting Pump 2
• Select Pump 2 to turn Pump 2 on.
• Select Pump 2 once more to turn Pump 2 off.
(20 minute built-in timer)
Starting Pump 3
• Select Pump 3 to turn Pump 3 on.
• Select Pump 3 once more to turn Pump 3 off.
(20 minute built-in timer)
Next Menu Page
• Press Next key to display the nest page in the spa menu.
Starting Blower
• Select Blower to turn Blower on.
• Select Blower once more to turn blower off.
(20 minute built-in timer)
Turning Economy on
Lowers the temperature set point of the spa by 20˚F (11˚C)
• Select Economy to activate the economy mode.
• Select Economy again to override economy programming
Standy Mode
Stops all pumps at the same time by a simple click
of a button!
• Select Standby to activate this mode.
• Select Standby to again to resume normal operations.
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GENERAL XE OVERLAY
DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGE
An Internal hardware error has been detected in in.xe.
• Restart the spa pack and start and stop all
pumps and blower.
• If error reappears, replace in.xe spa pack.
Water temperature at the heater has reached 119˚F.
DO NOT ENTER SPA WATER!!!
• Restart the spa pack.
• If error persists, measure the temperature with a Digital
thermometer and compare. (its reading with temp. on the
display. Make sure the temp. reading is lower than 119˚F).
• If problem persists, replace pack.
Temperature inside the spa skirt is too high, causing the internal
temperature in the in.xe to increase above normal limits.
• Remove spa skirt and let system cool down, until the
error clears.
The system did not detect any water flow while the main pump
was running.
• Make sure valves are open and that water level is
high enough.
• Check and remove anything obstructing the filter.
• Make sure there are no air locks (or that no object
obstructs the passage of the water in the heater channel).
Pumps may make strange noises. Follow air lock
procedure to clear them.
The Prr error message indicates a problem with regulation probe.
The system is constantly verifying if temperature probe reading
is within normal limits.
• Verify if regulation probe (located above the heater) is
properly connected.
• Replace in.xe heater is problem persists.
Water temperature in the spa has reached 108˚F.
DO NOT ENTER SPA WATER!!!
• Measure the temperature with a Digital Thermometer
and compare its reading with temp, on the display. If temp
reading is different, replace heater.
• Remove spa cover and let spa cool down.
• Add cold water and lower filter cycles.
• If problem persists replace pack.
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GENERAL XM OVERLAY
DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGE
A hardware error was detected in the in.xm pack
Reset the spa back by shutting the breaker off then on again, manually
change the status of all the pumps and accessories. If the problem
still persists, replace in.xm pack.
The InXm’s internal temperature is too high
Remove spa skirt and let system cool down. A system reset may be
required to clear error.
The Input voltage is too low
Was this error present since 1st power-up of the in.xm? If so, check
the input terminal connections to make sure they are correctly wired
and tight. Otherwise have a certified electrical verify the power line
quality.
Fuse #1 is blown
Replace the blown fuse with an identically rated fuse.
Fuse #2 is blown
Replace the blown fuse with an identically rated fuse.
Fuse #3 is blown
Replace the blown fuse with an identically rated fuse.
A hardware error was detected in the in.therm.
Restart the spa pack; make sure the heater restarts by changing the
set point. If problem still persists, replace in.therm
The error occurs if the in.therm is trying to heat water, but does
not detect any temperature rise.
Make sure the in.therm power cord is correctly inserted and sealed in
the in.xm. Restart the system. The system will preform a flow check. If
the error code appears before any temperature as displayed, replace
in the in.therm.
Occurs when a “no flo” condition is detected by the in.therm.
Make sure that the pump associated to the heater (pump #1 or
Circulation Pump is running. Check and clean filters. Make sure
water valves are open. Make sure there is no air lock condition ( or
any object obstructs passage of water within the in.therm).
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This code occurs when a communications problem exists
between the in.xm and in.therm.
Make sure remoter heater cable is correctly connected,; then reset
system. If condition persists, visually verify male connector pins to
make sure they are not bent. If the above does not solve problem,
either in.xm or in.therm may need to be replaced.
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GENERAL XM OVERLAY
DIAGNOSTIC MESSAGE
The high limit circuit is tripped. Usually, the kinetic heating
protection or the current monitoring circuity will shut down the
heater before the error can occur.
Add cold water to spa and let heater cool down. Reset spa pack
using current breaker.
Temperature probe defective.
This error clears itself when the error condition is no longer present.
Reset the breaker if the error is still there replace the In.therm
The ID number of the in.therm vs the InXm is wrong (CE/UL)
There is a CE In.Therm connected to a UL In.Xm or vice versa.
Change he In.Therm or In.Xm to the appropriate version.
For all the above, the system has not detected a current change
when turning on or off the device.
Make sure the device is correctly connected (plug is sealed). If
possible, manually change the output status (on/off) of the device
and cycle through all possible states (i.e low and high speeds). Reset
spa pack. If error does not clear, problem is probably with the device,
it will need to be serviced.
This is not an error message
A solid Sc means the system is scanning all the output to learn the
current draw of every accessory connected.
A scan error was detected
Every time a low-level option is changed, the system must “learn” the
currents associated to each output/load. During this learning process,
the device(s) connected to OUT8 (direct output, no relay) must be
disconnected (or off). If, not the system will report this code. Once the
load is correctly disconnected, the breaker has to be reset than the
user needs to restart the learning process by selecting the low level
configuration and set the breaker Once the learning if finished, the
accessories connected to OUT8 may be reconnected.
This is not an error message
The breaker size selected is lower than the total current of each
output. The In.Xm will manage the current accordingly.
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CINEMA REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM
TV, DVD, CD & Spa Remote
Choose the source you would like to operate by pressing one of the
four buttons marked TV, DVD, CD or SPA
Codes
DVD - 0037
CD - 0101
PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS
1. Turn on device (eg. DVD)
2. Press the source button you wish to program. (eg. DVD)
3. Press & Hold the Program button until the red LED light blinks twice.
4. Press & Hold shift while keying the code that corresponds with the device.
(eg. 0037 for DVD)
5. If preformed correctly the LED light will blink twice. If not repeat steps 2- 4 until
the LED light blinks twice to confirm the code was accepted.
6. Aim the remote at the device and press power once. It should turn off. If it does
the remote is programmed.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE
No heat or heat too low
Probable Cause #1 ............ Dirty Filter.
Action Remove filter cartridge and clean.
Probable Cause #2 ............ Breaker at house off.
Action ................................ Reset breaker at house. Breaker can appear to
be on and one pole can be off. Turn breaker OFF
then ON twice.
Probable Cause #3 ............ Pump not primed.
Action ................................ Refer to the section of this manual on pump priming.
Probable Cause #4 ............ Improper line voltage.
Action ................................ Have a Licensed Electrician check the line voltage.
Spa Lights won’t come on
Probable Cause #1 ............. Light bulb burned out.
Action ................................. Replace bulb (non-warranty).
Probable Cause #2 ............. Dirty connection.
Action ................................. Check to see if there is anything covering the
connection on the housing that holds the light bulb.
Pump will not prime
Probable Cause #1 ............. No water in pump.
Action ................................. Make sure water level in spa is correct.
Probable Cause #2 ............. Closed gate valves or blocked lines.
Action ................................. Open all gate valves. Check suction for blockage.
Probable Cause #3 ............. Pump surges, jets lose and gain power, loose
union or drain plug.
Action ................................. Check union on front or nose of pump to ensure
tightness. Check drain plugs to ensure tightness.
Jet(s) won’t come on
Probable Cause #1 ............. Pump not primed.
Action ................................. Refer to the section of this manual on pump priming.
Probable Cause #2 ............. Gates valves closed.
Action ................................. Check to see if gate valves are in the correct
position. Check to see that pump is plugged in.
Probable Cause #3 ............. Water Diverter Valve not adjusted correctly.
Action ................................. Turn Water Diverter Valve until desired water flow
is obtained.
Probably Cause #4 ............. Individual jet is closed.
Action ................................. Turn the outer jet housing clockwise to turn jet on.
Low water flow
Probable Cause #1 ............. Dirty Filter.
Action ................................. Remove filter cartridge and clean.
Probable Cause #2 ............. Closed gate valves or blocked lines.
Action ................................. Open all gate valves.
Probable Cause #3 ............. Low voltage or incorrect voltage.
Action ................................. Have a Licensed Electrician check the line voltage.
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TROUBLE SHOOTING GUIDE (CONT.)
Spa is leaking
Probable Cause #1 ............. Loose connection.
Action ................................. Hand tighten all disconnects and fittings.
Check joints and unions.
Motor does not run
Probable Cause #1 ............. No power to motor.
Action ................................. Check power switches and circuit breakers.
Check motor plug where plugged into control box.
Probable Cause #2 ............. Pump jammed from foreign matter in impeller.
Action ................................. Call dealer for recommended action.
Probable Cause #3 ............. Motor overheats on hot days while filtering.
Action ................................. Reprogram your controls to cycle during the
coolest parts of the day and on shorter cycles.
(see programming instructions).
Motor runs hot
Probable Cause #1 ............. Pump ran dry.
Action ................................. Call dealer for recommended action.
Probable Cause #2 ............. Restricted suction lines.
Action ................................. Make sure all valves are open/clear suction of debris.
Probable Cause #3 ............. Improper ventilation
Action ................................. Insure that vents on side of spa are free and clear
of any debris or landscaping. Spa should also be
located an adequate distance from any walls or
fencing for good ventilation.
Stereo Issues .................... Please refer to manual (provided)
TV issues ........................... Please refer to manual (provided)
NOTE!
Note: These motors will feel hot to the touch. This is normal.
The Overheat Sensor will turn the motor off if there is an overload or high temperature problem.
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NOTES
Limited Warranty Summary
Please refer to the Warranty Card included with your product for complete warranty
information. In order to receive prompt warranty service, you must register your
spa - ask your dealer about registering. Spa provides a limited warranty to our
customers. It applies to the spa structure, surface, plumbing, pumps, heater,
blower, and controls. The limited warranty does not cover damage resulting from
improper maintenance, improper installation, misuse, abuse, accident, fire, normal
wear and tear, or improper water maintenance. Unauthorized modifications of the
spa may void the warranty. Replacement costs associated with transportation,
removal, and reinstallation are the sole responsibility of the spa owner.
This manual refers to only year 2009 model spas. Spa Manufacturer reserves the
right to make changes in design or material of its products at any time without
incurring liability. This limited warranty applies to the first retail purchaser and
terminates upon any transfer of ownership.
Disclaimer:
The information in this manual is accurate to the best of Spas, the spa manufacturer
knowledge. However, Spas, Inc. assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions.
Nor is any liability assumed for damages resulting from use of the information
contained herein.
Safety Sign
The safety sign enclosed with your Owner’s Manual packet should be permanently
installed where visible to all users of the spa. It is very important that you, as a spa
owner, review the important safety instructions and warnings before you operate
your spa. It is equally important that you instruct all users, even occasional ones,
as to the warnings associated with spa use. You may obtain additional signs by
contacting:
Spa Manufacturer
1815 Milton Rd
Athens, TN 37303
866-497-0994
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©2009 Spa Manufacturer. All rights reserved. Spas reserves the right to make product modifications and enhancements.
Spa Manufacturer
1815 Milton Rd.
Athens, TN 37303
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