Swimspa manual 2010
2010
HYDROPOOL
swim spas
owner’s manual
Hydropool Inc.:
Tel: 905.565.6810
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Email: [email protected]
www.hydropoolhottubs.com
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table of contents
Letter of Introduction....................................................................3
Topside Control Panel Display Messages...............................29
Important User Safety instructions
Warnings................................................................................4
Hyperthermia.........................................................................4
Jet and Feature Operation
Jet Water Flow Adjustment................................................31
Jet Air Flow Adjustment.....................................................31
Jet Insert Removal & Replacement...................................31.
Interchanging Jet Inserts...................................................31
Adjustable Flow Control (Diverter) Valves........................32
Choosing the Right Location
Indoor Locations...................................................................5
Outdoor Locations.................................................................5
Hydropool Surround Sound Audio
System (optional)........................................................................33
General Installation Considerations...........................................6
Special Considerations
Indoor Installations...............................................................6
Outdoor Installations............................................................6
Swim Spa Water Balance
General Overview................................................................36
Initial Fill...............................................................................36
Glossary of Common Water Maintenance Terms............37
Water Balance Summary Chart.........................................37
Water Balance Troubleshooting........................................38
Corona Discharge Ozone Technology...............................39
Site Preparation
Above Ground Installations..................................................7
In-ground & Partial In-ground Installations.......................7
Equipment Accessibility & Protection................................8
Remote Equipment
Remote Equipment Placement.............................................9
Above-Grade Equipment Placement...................................9
Remote Equipment Plumbing Diagrams..............................9
Routine Swim Spa Maintenance
Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Annually......................................39
Cleaning the Skimmer Basket............................................39
Cartridge Filter - Removal, Cleaning, Re-Installation......40
Cleaning the Acrylic Surface.............................................40
Safety Hard Cover...............................................................40
Changing Your Swim Spa Water........................................41
Draining Your Swim Spa Water.........................................41
Water Softeners..................................................................41
Unloading/Handling Your Swim Spa........................................10
Leveling Your Hydropool Swim Spa.........................................11
Set-up and Assembly
Steel Support Leg Assembly – Overview..........................11
Steel Support Leg Assembly – Details..............................12
Support Equipment Assembly............................................13
Ozonator Connection..........................................................13
LED Light Assembly.............................................................14
TopSide Control Panel Connection....................................14
Cabinet
Factory Cabinet (Optional) Assembly................................42
Protecting Your Cabinet Wood Finish................................42
Cabinet Wing-Locks............................................................42
Important Electrical Safety Instructions
GFCI / RCD Application Guide & Wire Size......................14
North America – GFCI installation.....................................15
Europe – R.C.D. installation................................................16
Winterizing Your Swim Spa.......................................................43
General Troubleshooting............................................................44
What to do in the event of
Power fluctuations..............................................................45
Cold weather power failure...............................................45
Swim Jets Pump(s) Timer – Europe Only.................................17
Accessories
Corner Wrap Pillow.............................................................18
AquaCord Tether System/ Rowing kit................................18
Filter Cover...........................................................................18
LED Mood Lighting..............................................................19
Safety Hard Cover Locks....................................................19
Cover Remover – Optional..................................................19
Everlast four-tier steps......................................................19
Filling, Checking and Starting Your Swim Spa.......................20
Pump Priming/Releasing an Air Lock................................21
Hydropool Control Systems
North America and Europe
AquaTrainer and AquaSport Series...................................22
AquaSport Series................................................................26
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Since manufacturing our first swim spa in 1995, we have seen the popularity of this mini-fitness and
massage pool grow by leaps and bounds year after year.
Hydropool swim spas are not only fun and relaxing, they can even add value to your home.
The minimal space and maintenance requirements of swim spas, combined with the year-round use
potential, safety and better swim, will ensure the future of swim spas as ”the pool of the future“.
This manual contains valuable information and pointers that will save you both time, money and help
simplify upkeep and maintenance.
Please take the time to carefully read and understand all the safety, installation and operating
instructions in this manual before electrically connecting your swim spa and adding water.
Enjoy.
David Jackson
President
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Save t hese inst ructions
Important user safety instructions
Your physiological response to hot water is subjective and depends on your age, health, and medical history. If you don’t
know your tolerance to hot water, or if you get a headache, or become dizzy or nauseous when using your swim spa, get
out and cool off immediately.
WARNINGS
HYPERTHERMIA
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The causes, symptoms and effects of hyperthermia may be
described as follows:
Hyperthermia occurs when the internal temperature
of the body reaches several degrees above the normal
body temperature of 37˚C (98.6˚F). The symptoms of
hyperthermia include drowsiness, lethargy, and an increase in
the internal temperature of the body. The effects of
hyperthermia include:
• Unawareness of impending hazard
• Failure to perceive heat
• Failure to recognize the need to exit the hot tub
• Physical inability to exit the hot tub
• Fetal damage in pregnant woman
• Unconsciousness resulting in the danger of drowning
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1 Children should NOT use a hot tub
without alert adult supervision.
2Children should not enter a hot tub where
water temperature exceeds body
temperature (37˚C / 98.6˚F).
Prolonged immersion in water temperatures in excess
of 38˚C (100˚F) may be injurious to your health. We
recommend establishing lower temperatures and
shorter use periods for young children and/or those
users potentially affected by hot temperatures. Always
confirm water temperature with an accurate
thermometer before entering your hot tub.
Do not allow children to submerge their head
under water.
Do not use a hot tub unless all suction guards are
installed to prevent body and hair entrapment. Do not sit
in front of, or on top of the suction fittings or skimmer,
as this will obstruct proper circulation and may result in
personal injury.
Never operate the hot tub pump at high speed without
having all suction and return lines open.
Always keep the hardcover installed and locked when
the hot tub is not in use.
People using medications and/or having any adverse
medical history should consult a physician before using
a hot tub.
People with infectious diseases should not use a hot tub.
Exercise caution when entering or exiting a hot tub.
Where practical, install a safety grab bar or handrail.
Turn off the jets before entering the hot tub to improve
visibility of the steps or flat entry area.
To avoid unconsciousness and possible drowning, do not
use drugs or alcohol before or during the use of a hot tub.
Pregnant women should consult a physician before
using a hot tub.
Do not use a hot tub immediately following strenuous
exercise.
Do not permit or use electric appliances (such as a light,
telephone, radio or television) within 1.5 m (5 ft) of this
hot tub, unless such appliances are rated at 12VDC or less.
Test the GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) monthly.
Post emergency phone numbers for Police, Fire Dept.,
and Ambulance at the nearest phone.
Maintain water chemistry/balance in accordance with
manufacturer’s instruction
Since your hot tub can be set to reach temperatures of 40˚C
(104˚F), users should be aware that extended submersion in
water that exceeds normal body temperature can lead to
hyperthermia.
If you sense any of the symptoms of hyperthermia, safely
exit the hot tub immediately.
WARNING
THE USE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS OR MEDICATION
CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE RISK OF
FATAL HYPERTHERMIA.
Never allow diving or jumping
in your Swim Spa
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT LOCATION
Your Hydropool swim spa can be installed indoors or out, on the ground, in the ground or half-and-half. The following
information will assist you in choosing the right location for your individual needs. When making your decision,
always remember that a swim spa can be enjoyed year-round, indoors or out, regardless of the climate. Many Hydropool
owners report that their favourite time to use a swim spa is in the cooler fall and winter months, while others praise the
enjoyment of using their swim spa in the warmer spring and summer months.
INDOOR LOCATIONS
Where the swim spa is being recessed, or a custom deck or
tile is being installed, the cost savings of being able to order
a swim spa without a cabinet is another benefit of choosing
Hydropool.
If members of your family are not cold weather enthusiasts,
or if your backyard or patio area is not suitable for a swim
spa installation, then an indoor location for your swim spa
may be your best or only choice. You may wish to create an
exercise/spa area in your home, or install your swim spa in a
glass solarium or four-season room adjoining your home.
If you should choose an indoor location, you will find
further information as outlined in the section “SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR INDOOR INSTALLATIONS”
Indoor installations not only add a unique look and appeal
to your home, they provide the privacy and controlled
climate to ensure that use and enjoyment of your swim spa
is maximized.
OUTDOOR LOCATIONS
For those who choose an outdoor location, swim spa
operating temperatures can be adjusted to match the
season. In colder months, some owners will operate their
swim spa in the range of 32-35˚C (90 - 95˚F). During
warmer months, an operating temperature of 27-29˚C (8085˚F) will provide a refreshing retreat.
If you should choose an outdoor location, you will find
further information as outlined in the section “SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS”
For a variety of reasons, outdoor locations are a far more
popular choice. Some of the reasons include:
• Limited indoor space
• Delivery complications due to limited indoor access
• Limited budget (indoor installations usually also involve
interior home renovations)
• Desire for an outdoor entertainment center
• Swim spa is being installed adjacent to an existing or
planned hot tub
• Concerns over splashing water inside the home
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GENERAL INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS
• The swim spa equipment and all electrical plugs, outlets
and lights within 1.5m (5ft) of the pool must be
G.F.C.I protected. The steel support legs must be
grounded. Consult your electrician for further details.
• Access to the swim spa must be secured. Outdoor
installations, by an approved fence with a
self-closing gate and a safety hardcover, indoor
installations, by a lockable door and a safety hard
cover. Refer to local codes and bylaws regarding
pool fencing.
• Installation of a safety grab rail or reachable support
for use when entering or exiting the swim spa is
recommended.
• A nearby garden hose connection is recommended
for filling and “topping up” your swim spa.
• Additional side-wall support of the unit is not required
when properly installed with the steel support legs.
• Ensure that your Hydropool swim spa is properly
supported by either a level concrete pad, or a properly
constructed deck capable of supporting 1220 kg/m2
(250 lbs./ft.2). If there is a possibility that the pad could
shift by freezing/thawing ground movement (such as
in clay regions, and/or areas with high water
tables) concrete footings extending below the frost line
are recommended.
• If you are installing the optional cabinet, building your
own custom cabinet or decking, please consider the
following:
- Your Hydropool swim spa has two options:
Option 1: Standard leg package as we currently have
with no cabinet added on. Option 2: Solid state metal
frame with cedar or everlast cabinet installed.
- Always provide a convenient access door for
servicing the equipment.
- Decking should be constructed to allow future service
access around the entire swim spa.
- Extra insulation may be added however, the equipment area
must remain unimpeded and have adequate ventilation.
- Decking should be chosen and constructed in a
manner that minimizes the chance of slipping or falling
• Never suspend the swim spa from a deck or cabinet as
personal injury and/or product damage may occur.
Indoor Installations
Anti-entrapment devices may be required
in some regions. Please check your local
building codes.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
complete with humidistat for ventilation. Where this
is not practical, as a minimum, a window and room
dehumidifier may be adequate.
• Consider plumbing a water tap and drain location near by
to facilitate draining and top-up
• Always provide adequate ventilation for the support
equipment
• Consult your local Hydropool retailer for further
information
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here the swim spa is to be installed indoors, and where
ceiling height is 3 m (10 feet) or less, we recommend that
the swim spa be fully or partially recessed into the floor.
This will allow sufficient headroom for safe entry into, or
exit from, the swim spa.
• It is beneficial to have the swim spa room located near a
washroom and shower facility.
• The swim spa room should have a floor drain to
handle splash water, and an outside exhaust fan
Outdoor Installations
e quipped with a factory designed cabinet, and
installed as per the guidelines of this manual, the
equipment will be adequately protected. If your swim
spa has been ordered without a cabinet, your custom
cabinet or other structure must be designed to provide
protection for the swim spa support equipment from
rain, snow, splash water, etc., but still designed in a
manner to ensure adequate ventilation
• Ensure that access to the equipment and the
working area around the equipment is large enough
to accommodate a service person
• The surface surrounding the swim spa (decking, tile,
concrete, etc.) must slope away from the unit to allow
proper water run-off
• Contact your local building code department to determine
if a building permit is necessary and for information
on applicable bylaws (distance from property
lines, buildings, fencing requirements, etc)
• If you are doing any excavating contact your local gas,
electric and cable company to ensure that there are no
underground lines
• Locate the swim spa, where practical, within close
proximity to a door to the house to maximize potential
winter use
• Ensure that all swim spa support equipment is easily
accessible and protected from the elements.
• The swim spa equipment is designed for indoor out of
the direct elements use. When your Hydropool swim spa is
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Site preparation
Above-ground Installations
Recommended Minimum Concrete Pad Dimensions
Where the swim spa is a ”stand-alone“ above-ground
installation to be installed in regions where freeze/thaw
conditions may occur, a level patio stone or
pre-formed paver type base may be sufficient if there is no
abutting deck(s) that could be damaged during potential
seasonal movement of the ground. The potential drawback
to this type of base is that splash water could eventually
de-stabilize the ground under the base, with the resultant
shift of the support base causing damage to the swim spa
structure.
With Factory
Cabinet & Steps
Without Cabinet
14 ft. Model
259 cm x 576 cm
102 in x 228 in
239 cm x 488 cm
94 in x 192 in
17 ft. Model
259 cm x 671 cm
102 in x 264 in
239 cm x 576 cm
94 in x 228 in
19 ft. Model
259 cm x 711 cm
102 in x 280 in
239 cm x 620 cm
94 in x 244 in
In regions where freeze/thaw occurs, or where there will be
custom decking abutting the swim spa, we recommend
the installation of poured concrete footings extending
below the frost line beneath the pad to prevent the
possibility of future shifting.
For best results, we recommend the installation of a level
concrete pad:
• Dig out and level the ground 20-30 cm (8-12 in.) below
your desired base level
• Install 10-15 cm (4-6 in.) of crushed stone
• Next, install 10-15 cm (4-6 in.) of poured concrete
• Level the concrete and apply a broom-type finish
Installation Examples
WOOD OR
CONCRETE DECK
FACTORY INSTALLED
PLUMBING
WOOD OR
CONCRETE DECK
FACTORY INSTALLED
PLUMBING
STEEL SUPPORTS
OPEN
CAVITY
(minimum requirement)
(minimum requirement)
6" GRAVEL
STEEL SUPPORTS
POURED 4" SLAB
POURED 4" SLAB
NATURAL DRAIN
NATURAL DRAIN
POURED
CONCRETE
FOOTINGS
6" GRAVEL
IN-GROUND & Partial IN-GROuND INSTALLATIONS
• When recessing the swim spa all or part way below
ground level, a concrete base along with a concrete or wood
retaining wall to hold back the earth is suggested.
This forms a box or ’bunker‘, in which the swim spa
is placed.
• ALWAYS ensure that there is good drainage, via a
properly designed French (gravel) drain system and/or a
sump pump, to prevent ground water flooding damage to
the support equipment or structure swim spa
• Install protective waterproof conduit to house light, or
topside control cables that will be buried
• Access for future service must be considered at the time
of design and installation. Difficult access can result
in supplemental service labour charges not covered by
the factory warranty. Consider easily removable deck
materials
• Install protective waterproof conduit to house light, or
topside control cables that will be buried
Bunker – Recommended Minimum Interior Dimensions
14 ft.
AT/AS
17 ft.
AT/AS
14 ft. IX
AT/AS
19 ft. FX
AT/AS
150 in x 246 in
318 cm x 626 cm
150 in x 280 in
381 cm x 717 cm
150 in x 234 in
381 cm x 595 cm
150 in x 282 in
381 cm x 717 cm
• It is recommended leaving a 61 cm (24 in) wide
crawl-space around the entire unit to ensure adequate
accessibility
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Site preparation Continued
Installation Examples
SERVICE HATCH
FACTORY INSTALLED
PLUMBING
STANDARD EQUIPMENT
(Rainproof vented enclosure required)
NATURAL DRAIN
ALLOW APROX. 4 FT.
for SERVICE ACCESS
MAINTENANCE
BUNKER
6" GRAVEL
2" - 3" SAND BED
UNDER SHELL
FACTORY INSTALLED
PLUMBING
STEEL
SUPPORTS
MAINTENANCE
BUNKER
REQUIRED
WOOD OR
CONCRETE DECK
STEEL SUPPORTS
CONCRETE
OR WOOD
RETAINING
WALL
FACTORY INSTALLED
PLUMBING
REMOTE ABOVE-GRADE EQUIPMENT,
max. 20 ft. pipe run from swim jets
with minimal elbows/fittings
(Rainproof vented enclosure and optional
remote upgrade kit required)
OPEN CAVITY
BELOW
FROST
LINE
POURED 4" SLAB
(minimum requirement)
6" GRAVEL
EQUIPMENT ACCESSIBILITY & Protection
NATURAL DRAIN
• Ensure that access to the equipment, and the working
area around the equipment, is large enough to
accommodate a service person
• The equipment should be located as close to the swim
spa as possible to maximize jet performance
• Whenever possible, install the pump(s) and control
with heater below water level to ensure easy priming
and maximize performance. Where above-grade
equipment location is necessary, ensure that your
swim spa is equipped with the optional REMOTE
ABOVE-GRADE EQUIPMENT PACKAGE.
• Install protective waterproof conduit to house
applicable cords or line extensions such as the topside
control cables, light wires or ozone tubing.
• In climates where freeze/thaw occurs we recommend that
remote plumbing lines be buried below the frost line and
that pipe insulation is applied over all pipes that run from
the swim spa to the remote equipment to help maintain
energy efficiency.
The equipment must be located in an area where it will
remain dry and will not be exposed to rain, snow or ground
water.
• When your swim spa is to be installed above ground, the
optional factory cabinet is designed for both protection and
accessibility
• When your swim spa is to be installed fully or partially in the
ground, if you are relocating the equipment remotely from
the swim spa, or if you have ordered a swim spa without a
cabinet: it is necessary that the equipment be installed
in an area that is dry, protected from the elements, has
proper ventilation, and is easily accessible for service
• Always ensure that the equipment is mounted on a raised
base or platform to prevent potential water damage to
the motors, equipment or controls. Note that the
equipment is supplied on a raised composite support
equipment platform.
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REMOTE Equipment
REMOTE EQUIPMENT placement
remote plumbing lines be buried below the frost line and
that pipe insulation is applied over all pipes that run from
the swim spa to the remote equipment to help maintain
energy efficiency.
• The swim spa equipment is designed for indoor/out
of the direct elements use. Your custom enclosure
or other structure must be designed to provide
protection for the swim spa support equipment from
rain, snow, splash water, etc., but still designed in a
manner to ensure adequate ventilation.
• All field installed plumbing must meet minimum sizes
as previously outlined in order to conform to regulated
standards regarding safe inlet and outlet flows. If required,
please call your dealer for more detailed drawings.
• The equipment should be located as close to the swim
spa as possible to maximize jet performance
• Whenever possible, install the pump(s) and control
with heater below water level to ensure easy priming
• The distance of the swim spa support equipment from
the unit should never exceed 3m (10 ft.) of pipe length,
otherwise jet performance will be affected.
• Piping diameter on pump lines must be 2.5 in. for inlet/
suction pipes and 2 in. for outlet/pressure pipes with
minimal use of elbows.
• Install protective waterproof conduit to house
applicable cords or line extensions such as the topside
control cables, light wires or ozone tubing.
• In climates where freeze/thaw occurs we recommend that
Remote Equipment Plumbing Diagrams
Inlet/Suction Side Plumbing Connections
Outlet/Pressure Side Plumbing Connections
P3
Pump 1
P3
Pump 1
P1
P1
P2
P2
2 1/2" Dia.
2" Dia.
Pump 2 & 3
Pump 2 & 3
P3
P1
P2
2" Dia.
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UNLOADING / HANDLING YOUR Swim Spa
All Hydropool swim spas are shipped with a layer of
protective foam wrap and plastic film. Each swim spa is
shipped from the factory strapped onto a wood skid. If your
swim spa is to be delivered by your local Hydropool retailer,
it will generally arrive on a flat bed truck or low profile
trailer. Typically, the dealer will arrive with the necessary
equipment to maneuver the swim spa from the truck.
Some installations require the use of a crane. When a
crane is used for lifting, place the straps under the swim
spa, ensuring that the plumbing lines and fittings are not
stressed and/or damaged. The straps should be secured so
that they will not slip in any direction, and strap spreaders
utilized to prevent undue structural side load on the swim
spa shell.
For direct deliveries, your swim spa will arrive on a 48 ft. or
53 ft. common carrier closed box trailer. It may be necessary
to arrange with a local towing company for a tilt and load
flatbed truck with a winch system, to pull the unit from the
box trailer to the flatbed. The swim spa can then be gently
slid off the flatbed truck or lifted by a crane into place.
Hydropool swim spas require a minimum clearance of
249 x 130 cm (98 x 51 in.) to allow movement of the
unit through alley-ways, fence openings, etc. Where this is
not possible, the use of a crane (with strap spreaders) to lift
the swim spa from the truck or trailer over the house to the
patio or yard is often the most viable option.
Your swim spa may be pushed along rollers by 10 to 12
able-bodied adults (see image below), trailered, or craned
to its final installation site. If rollers are to be utilized, we
recommend that at least six 4” pipes, 8’ long, be placed
under the shell to move it across a soft lawn, down a path,
etc.
•Do not move or place the swim spa on
its sides or ends as damage could
occur
•Never lift or handle the swim spa by
the plumbing as this will cause
leaks
• Make sure that there is sufficient assistance to gently
slide the swim spa off of the dolly or cart to the
support base without any damage
Common Delivery Arrangement Examples
Crane
Flat Bed Truck & Winch
Crane & Strap
Spreader
Rollers
Strap Spreader
Move exposed
pipe to front
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LEVELING YOUR HYDROPOOL Swim Spa
After the swim spa is properly positioned on the support
base, the entire unit should be checked and leveled as
necessary. Should you find that the unit is sloped or the base is
otherwise uneven, level your swim spa using a 2”– 3” clear
sand bed. Make sure to enclose or ‘box-in‘ the sand to prevent
erosion. This will ensure contact with the entire support
base to appropriately distribute the weight of the swim spa
structure. Do not just shim under the outside edge, as
this will cause structural stress on the unit, potentially
causing damage to the swim spa structure.
SET-UP & Assembly
Set-up of your swim spa will vary depending on whether you have purchased an Aquatrainer, Aquaplay, or Aquasport
model. Once your swim spa is set into place, you are ready to install the steel support legs and connect the equipment
package.
Steel Support Leg Assembly
Do not tighten or adjust steel support legs until water is added to the swim spa. Refer to Filling, Checking and
Starting Your Swim Spa for final adjustment(s).
Steel Support Leg Assembly Overview
14’ unit = 11 legs
17’ unit = 13 legs
19’ unit = 16 legs
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1 Threaded post - protrudes below swim spa lip
2 Foot Assembly - includes foot plate & two
hex nuts
3 Hex Nut Assembly
4 Square support leg
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Steel Support Leg Assembly Details
1 Thread one hex nut all the way up to the top of the
threaded posts attached under the lip.
2 Thread two hex nuts down to within 2.5 cm (1 in.) of
bottom of foot plate
3 Slide the foot plate assembly onto one end of the square support leg, then
slide the leg onto the threaded post under the swim spa lip.
4 Bring the two hex nuts on the
foot plate up about 5.1 cm (2 in.)
and the hex nut on the threaded
post under the swim spa lip,
down about 5.1 cm (2 in.). Finger
tighten until the leg is secure.
Loosen the hex nuts on the horizontal
rod so that the leg is level and tighten
until the leg is secure.
5 After the swim spa is filled with water, the legs can
now be adjusted as necessary from either the top
or bottom with a wrench to ensure that the walls are
straight and level. See section FILLING, CHECKING &
STARTING YOUR SWIM SPA
WARNING
Do not over-extend the steel support
legs and/or suspend shell above the
floor as this will cause structural
damage and void warranty
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Support Equipment Assembly
o-rings are properly seated and do not get pinched while
connecting the unions as this will result in leaks. Union
connections are located on the swim spa control heater
manifold, pipe to pipe connections and all pumps.
Position equipment platform next to the swim spa under
the swim jets. Do not remove support equipment from
platform. All necessary o-rings are bundled and shipped
in the accessories bag. Carefully install o-rings into
unions and hand tighten all connections. Ensure that
Aquatrainer support Equipment Platform – Typical (EUropean Version SHOWN)
AquaSport support Equipment Platform – Typical
(NORTH AMERICAN Version SHOWN)
Equipment may not be exactly as shown.
Ozonator Connection
The clear 9.5 mm (3/8 in) ID ozonator tube is shipped coiled
and attached to the back of the swim jets. Attach loose
end to barb on ozonator, and ensure that the ozone check
valve is oriented vertically.
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LED Light Assembly
Topside Control Panel connection
The light wire harnesses are bundled & attached to the
control box on the equipment platform. One light is located
on the riser of the middle step and the other is located
under the swim jets. You will need to attach the light at the
swim jet end only. Clip the plastic LED light assembly onto
the clear housing.
Connect the topside control panel extension cable (located
on equipment platform) to main topside control cable
located under the control panel.
IMPORTANT ELECTRICAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Safety comes first. When installing & using this electrical equipment, basic safety precautions Must
always be followed !
Wire Size
1 READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
2 Electrical installation must be completed by a qualified
electrician in accordance with all National, Regional
and Local Codes and Regulations in effect at the time
of installation.
3 Connect only to a dedicated circuit protected by a class
‘A’ two-pole ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
4 Use copper conductors only!
5 The Swim spa equipment and all electrical plugs, outlets
and lights within 1.5m (5ft) of the unit must be G.F.C.I
protected. Consult your electrician or local electrical
authority for further details.
6 A green colored terminal or a terminal marked “G”, “GR”,
“Ground”, or “Grounding” 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 the equipment.
7 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 swim spa to these terminals with an insulated
or bare copper conductor not smaller than No.6 AWG
(Canada/Europe) / No.8 AWG (USA).
8 All field installed metal components such as rails, ladders,
drains or other similar hardware within 3 m (10 ft) of the
swim spa shall be bonded to the equipment grounding
bus with copper conductors not smaller than No.6 AWG.
The steel support legs must be grounded.
North America
• The minimum wire size for systems that require a
40A GFCI is #8/3 c/w ground (also refered to as
#8 gauge/4 conductor).
• The minimum wire size for systems that require a 50A
or 60A GFCI is #6/3 c/w ground (also refered to as
#6 gauge/4 conductor).
Europe
• The minimum wire size for European system is 2.5 mm2
copper wire.
G.F.C.I./R.C.D. Application Guide
North America
Aquatrainer
Aquasport
60A
50A
Europe
All models (single-phase)
40A
Important Note:
• This guide is for standard installations where the wire
run is 15 m (50 ft.) or less. For longer wire runs, consult a
qualified electrician.
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North America – GFCI INSTALLATION
Important Note: Installation of the GFCI - Circuit Breaker, including ampere sizing and selection of
conductor size and type, must be performed by a qualified electrician in accordance with the National
Electrical Code, or the Canadian Electrical Code, and all Federal, State/Provincial and local codes and
regulations in effect at the time of installation.
SIEMENS - TYPICAL
O
N
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NOTE THIS - The white Neutral wire
from the back of the GFCI MUST be
connected to an incoming Line
Neutral. The internal mechanism of
the GFCI requires this neutral
connection. The GFCI will not work
without it.
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O
F
F
TEST
W hite W ire
Line Neutral
LOAD
POW ER
LOAD
NEUTRAL
LOAD
POW ER
LINE NEUTRAL F ro m
Electric
Service
Panel
or
Other
Source
LINE 2 - INPUT
LINE 1 - INPUT
GROUND
GROUND - INPUT
Note : Ground
bar (included)
must be installed
in panel.
GROUND TO SPA
LOAD 2 -
To swim spa
support
equipment
120 volts
LOAD NEUTRAL -
240 volts
120 volts
LOAD 1 -
square d - TYPICAL
bottom view of G.f.c.I.
(square D)
front view of G.f.c.I. (square D)
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WHITE
WHITE
tbI
WHITE (NEuTRAL)
BLACK (HOT)
RED (HOT)
GREEN (GROuND)
GRN (GROuND)
WHITE
RED (HOT)
WHITE
GRN (GROuND)
BLACK (HOT)
BLACK (HOT)
WHITE
BLK (HOT)
RED (HOT)
GRN
WHITE (NEuTRAL)
RED (HOT)
BLACK (HOT)
GRN (GROuND)
RED (HOT)
1
2
3
4
5
Europe – R.C.D. Installation - Typical
Important Note: Installation of the R.C.D. - Circuit Breaker, including ampere sizing and selection of
conductor size and type, must be performed by a qualified electrician in accordance with National,
Regional and Local Codes and Regulations in effect at the time of installation.
House Breaker Box
(Neutral)
To SWIM SPA Support
Equipment
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Swim Jets pump(S) timer – Europe only
In some regions of Europe, a separate control is required for the swim jets pump(s) in order to conform to local
electrical requirements. This control is designed to operate with either a 1-Phase or 3-Phase dedicated line input, and
utilizes a single pneumatic air button to control the swim jet pump(s). Typical installations are illustrated below.
Input Service
230VAC, 1-Phase or 400VAC, 3-Phase (neutral required)
Rating
50Amp resistive load.
Operation
The first push of the air button turns on pump(s) and pressing again turns off pump(s). The control automatically turns
off the pump(s) after 30 minutes.
• Use copper conductors only
• Do not lubricate relays
• All controls must be installed by a licensed electrician according
• Always refer to specific installation instructions located on inside cover of equipment
SINGLE-PHASE INSTALLATION – 220V
THREE-PHASE INSTALLATION – 400V or 380V
NEuTRAL
NEuTRAL
LINE 1
LINE
LINE 2
LINE 3
1 MOTOR uP TO 10 HP
IMPoRtant: NEuTRAL AND LINE 1 MuST BE 230VAC
1 OR 2 MOTORS uP TO 5 HP EACH
AIR SENSOR
860010-0
NEuTRAL 2
NEuTRAL 1
LINE 1
SWITCHED 1
LINE OuT 1
725834-0 (10MM)
725835-0 (30MM)
BK
RD
BK
RD
NEuTRAL
LINE 1
1
LINE 2
2
LINE 3
3
LOAD 1
1
LOAD 2
2
LOAD 3
3
410310-0
GROuND
Note: Ground connections are not shown and vary with installations.
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ACCESSORIES
When unpacking your new Hydropool swim spa, you will find an accessories bag inside containing:
• all necessary o-rings/gaskets
• gate valve stem locks
• filter cover
• #10 expansion plug (for skimmer when draining)
• Aquacord swim tether (Aquatrainer & Aquasport only)
• chrome decorative lip trim
Corner Wrap Pillow
The corner wrap pillows are pre-installed at the factory and are
attached via pin and socket. To remove, grasp ends of pillow and
pull away from swim spa seat. To re-install, lineup pins on back
of pillow to mounting sockets and press firmly.
Although the pillows are designed to remain in-place in the swim spa, to extend the life of the pillows, remove after each use.
Aquacord Tether system
around your waste. Adjust the Aquacord length so
that your extended arm has at least 46 cm (18 in.) of
clearance from the end of the swim spa.
Sould you desire a tether resistance swim or excercise,
simply lift the cap of the Aquacord tether anchor and slip
one end of the Aquacord onto the anchor and the other
FILTER COVER
The filter cover provides that finishing
touch to your Hydropool swim spa.
To install simply place over the filter
opening.
Waterfall Pillows (FX model only)
If you received the optional waterfall package, remove the blade from the waterfall receiver fitting in the hot tub (already
installed at the factory). Insert the waterfall blade through the front of the special waterfall pillow. The front flange of
the waterfall blade will be recessed into the front of the pillow. If it is not recessed, the blade needs to be removed and
re-inserted through the opposite side of the pillow. Push the pillow into the semi-circular recess, ensuring that the portion
of the blade protruding out of the back of the pillow inserts firmly into the waterfall receiver fitting.
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SAFETY HARDCOVER LOCKS
WARNING
In an uncovered swim spa, over 90% of the heat is lost from
the water surface. Hydropool hard covers are engineered for
maximum thermal efficiency and appearance. Simply place
the cover on the swim spa, pull the straps down so that
they are fully extended, then release slightly so that there
is approximately 6 mm (1/4 in.) of slack. Mark the position
on the cabinet or deck surface, and fasten the receiver clip
with the screws provided.
Always ensure the safety hard cover is
in place and locked whenever the hot tub
is not being used.
LED Mood lIGHTing
COVER REMOVER - OPTIONAL
Press the ‘light’ pad on the topside control to start the
following LED lighting modes. Pressing the ‘light’ pad on/
off within 3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light
shows’. When the LED lighting is turned off for more than
5 seconds, then turned back on, the system will resume the
last ‘light show’.
Description of Light Shows:
• Mode 1 – Synchronous colour change
• Mode 2 – Freeze mode, freezes on selected colour blend
from above mode (gives unlimited colour blend selection)
• Mode 3 – solid colour blue
• Mode 4 – solid colour green
• Mode 5 – solid colour red
• Mode 6 – solid white (simulated)
A Hydropool cover lifter assists in the removal of the safety
hard cover. Please refer to the instructions supplied with
your particular cover remover for installation. For further
information, contact your local Hydropool retailer.
Rowing Kit The Aquatic Rowing Kit
is a combination of stainless
steel oars and resistant
tether cords that attach to
a swivel anchors allowing
a full rowing motion.
Swim Steps
To assist in the entry and exist
of the swim spa Hydropool
offers either a matching
three tier Natural Western
Red Cedar (pictured in inset
above) or a four tier Universal
Step in either matching
Espresso or Driftwood color
with black railings.
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FILLING, CHECKING AND STARTING YOUR Swim Spa
Filling
• When adding water for the first time, the swim spa
should be filled through the skimmer opening (helps to
prevent air locks) using a standard garden hose, turning
the tap on slowly to prevent damage to the surface by a
jerking hose connection.
• P
ull up the handles on the intake and return gate valves
and install stem locks (handles are pulled up when valves
are open and pushed down when valves are closed).
Proper
Water
Level
• Ensure the drain hose gate valve is closed.
• E nsure that all jets are open. See section JET & FEATURE
OPERATION
• F ill the swim spa to the recommended level, approximately
19 mm (3/4 in.) from the top of the skimmer opening.
Unions
• S teel support leg adjustment: While the swim spa is
filling, it may be necessary to adjust the steel support
legs. Should the unit bow outward, lengthen the steel
support leg by turning the top nut counter clockwise.
Should the shell bow inward, shorten the steel support
leg by turning the top nut clockwise. Be careful to only
adjust the nut 1/4 or 1/2 a turn at any one time. Do
not extend the leg length too much as this may cause
deformation on the top flange. Adjustments may be necessary on more than one leg. For adjustment, see section
STEEL SUPPORT LEG ASSEMBLY DETAILS
Blue Drain Hose
Gate Valves
Checking
• Although your swim spa was thoroughly water-tested
in the factory, some loosening of fittings can occur during
shipping. Before any decking, tiling or carpeting is
completed around the installation, fill and operate
your swim spa to test for leaks (this ensures easy access
and inexpensive correction). Check all union connections
and plumbing for minor leaks. In the event of a leak,
ensure all union connections and pump plugs are tight,
and all o-rings/gaskets are in place.
Starting
• Before applying voltage to power-up your swim spa, it
is very important that you understand the sequence of
events that occur when the system is activated in order
that the pump(s) can be primed efficiently and damage to
the system can be avoided. See section PUMP PRIMING/
RELEASING AN AIR LOCK
Gate Valve
Stem Lock
• Turn the main power on at your electrical panel.
• F ollow the control instructions for your particular model
swim spa to put the pump into low speed. See section
Hydropool swim spa CONTROL Systems
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Unions
Blue Drain Hose
Gate Valves
RELEASING AIR TRAPPED IN FILTER...
• When the pump(s) is located below water level, the water
should start circulating immediately. If the motor works
but you do not notice water circulation within the first
15 seconds, the pump may require priming due to trapped
air (referred to as an ‘air lock’). If the pumps have not
self-primed after 2 minutes, and water is not flowing
from the jets, DO NOT allow the pumps to continue to
run. Turn power off at the main house panel (or GFCI)
and try releasing the air by loosening the union on the
discharge side of the pump(s) while the motor is not
running. Turn the power back on. If the pumps do not
prime after 15 seconds, sometimes momentarily turning the
pump(s) off and on will help the system to prime (note: do
not do this more than 5 times).
• Important: Under NO circumstances should the pump(s)
be allowed to operate without priming beyond 5
minutes, as this may not only cause unwarrantable
damage to the pump, it may also cause the control
system to go into an overheat condition.
Definition: ‘Priming’ a pump is a term used to describe the
process in which air trapped in the plumbing and pump
wet-end (referred to as an ‘air lock’) is released, allowing
the pump to move water efficiently through the plumbing
system and to the jets.
Air Vent Valve
PUMP PRIMING/Releasing An Air Lock…
…Through the
pump union
• When the pump starts circulating on low speed, it will be
necessary to release trapped air in the filter. Carefully
loosen the vent valve counter-clockwise until there is the
hissing sound of air escaping. Once there is a steady
stream of water, close the vent valve, ensuring that the
o-ring does not become pinched.
• T urn the pump(s) onto high speed and re-check for leaks.
The control system will automatically return the pump(s)
to low speed (or off) after 30 minutes.
• A
djust the swim spa heat control at the topside panel to
the desired water temperature.
• A
djust water balance (pH, TA, calcium hardness) to
recommended levels and add sanitizer. See section Swim
Spa Water Balance
• T he swim spa will initially require 24-48 hours to reach the
desired temperature.
• Ensure the insulating bubble cover provided, or the optional
PUMP PRIMING/RELEASING AN AIR LOCK
insulated safety hard cover, remain on the swim spa
On some systems a
message will appear on the
and the air controls are closed during the entire heat up
display indicating that the system is in pump Priming
process.
Mode. This mode will last for 4 to 5 minutes before
automatically entering the normal operation mode. See
complete details for your swim spa in section HYDROPOOL
swim spa CONTROL SYSTEMS
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Hydropool Swim spa Series Control SystemS
NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE
Hydropool Aquatrainer
PUMP PRIMING MODE
As soon as PRIMING MODE is indicated
on the topside panel, push the left
pad
to start Pump 1 in low speed, then again
to switch to high speed. Push the
center
pad and right
pad to start
Flashing Pump 2 and *Pump 3 respectively
Pump Icon(s)
(*Titanium Series only). These are both
single speed - high only. All of the pumps
will now be operating in high speed to facilitate priming.
See FILLING, CHECKING AND STARTING YOUR HOT TUB for
complete instructions on pump priming.
Once pump priming has been successfully completed, press
the
pads to turn off the pumps. Next, manually exit
Priming Mode by pressing either the
pad or the
pad. If you do not manually exit Priming Mode, it will
automatically terminate after 4 to 5 minutes. Be sure that
the pumps have been primed before exiting this mode.
INITIAL START-UP
Before applying voltage to power-up your hot tub, it is very
important that you understand the sequence of events that
occur when the system is activated in order that the pumps
can be primed efficiently and damage to the pumps can be
avoided.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
FUNCTIONALITY and Adjustment
After you manually exit or the system automatically exits
Priming Mode, your hot tub will automatically heat to
the factory preset default temperature of 38˚C (100˚F). The
topside panel will briefly show the default temperature, and
then the display will appear as follows:
Note that the water temperature is not
yet displayed, as the system requires
approximately 2 minutes of water flow
through the heater to determine
temperature. This is referred to as ‘polling’
and is indicated on the display by the
Flashing
Pump 1 Low speed Icon
icon. After 2 minutes the display
will show the current measured water
temperature.
At initial power-up, this display will appear,
and the system will show 4 sets of
numbers in succession (ie. 100 then 114
then 28 then 240). These numbers
represent the current software revision,
and the system input voltage.
After the initial software indicators are
shown, this display will appear. This display
is indicating that the system is in pump
Priming Mode. This mode will last for
4 to 5 minutes before automatically
Flashing
exiting and entering the normal
operation mode. You can also manually exit the pump
Priming Mode after the pumps are primed.
Press the
pad to increase the
temperature to the desired setting. The
icon will appear on the display
indicating that the heater has been
activated.
While in this mode, the heater circuit is disabled to
allow the priming process to be completed without
the possibility of energizing the heater element during
low flow or no flow conditions. The system will not
automatically activate any of the functions, however, by
pushing the
pads on the topside control, the pumps
can be manually activated to facilitate priming.
Flashing
Pump 1 Low speed Icon
In Standard Operating Mode, the system automatically
activates Pump 1 low speed every 30 minutes for
at least 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, the spa water
temperature is determined. At this point, if the water
temperature is lower than the set temperature, P1 will
continue to run and the
icon will appear on the
display. The heater will operate until the water temperature
reaches the set temperature point, after which, both the
heater and Pump 1 low will automatically turn off.
Definition: ‘Priming’ a pump is a term used to describe the
process in which air trapped in the plumbing and pump
wet-end (referred to as an ‘air lock‘) is released, allowing
the pump to move water efficiently through the plumbing
system and to the jets.
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To Check/Change the set temperature
The last measured temperature is constantly
displayed on the topside control. When either of these pads
is pressed once, the display will show the set temperature.
Press either pad a second time to increase or decrease the
set temperature. After 3 seconds the display will once again
show the last measured temperature.
PUMPS AUTOMATIC TIME-OUT
P1 high speed, P2 & P3 – 15 minutes
P1 low speed – 4 hours.
Pump & Blower operating conditions
Platinum Series, Limited & Luxury Edition
P1 and P2 have priority over the blower. If either pump
is on high-speed, the system will not activate the blower
until either pump automatically times-out or is manually
deactivated by the user. Alternately, if only one of the
high-speed pumps is ON and the blower is already ON, when
the second high-speed pump is activated, the blower will
turn OFF.
The temperature can be adjusted from 21˚C (70˚F) to
40˚C (104˚F) in 1˚ increments
Heater Function
Platinum Series, Limited & Luxury Edition: for units
connected to a 16A electrical supply service, the heater
operates only on pump 1 low speed and turns off when
either pump high-speed or blower is activated.
Example 1: If P1 and P2 high-speed are activated at the
same time, and the blower button is pressed 5 minutes later,
the blower will turn ON after a 10 minute delay (balance
of the P1 and P2 high-speed time-outs) and operate for 5
minutes (15 minutes minus 10 minutes)
Titanium Series: for units connected to a 32A electrical
supply service, the heater operates with any 2 high-speed
pumps or 1 high-speed pump and blower.
Example 2: If one high-speed pump (either P1 or P2) and
blower are activated at the same time, and the second
high-speed pump button is pressed 5 minutes later, the
blower will automatically turn OFF, but the system will
continue the time-out countdown. If 5 minutes later, P1
or P2 is manually turned OFF by the user, the blower will
automatically turn ON again and operate for the 5 minutes
remaining before the end of the automatic time-out.
PUMPS / JETS FUNCTION
from left to right on topside control – P1, P2, *P3
(*Titanium series only)
PUMP 1 (P1)
1st press – turns on low speed –
2nd press – turns on high speed –
3rd press – turns off pump
–
the P1 icon
spins slowly
the P1 icon
spins faster
no icon displayed
when P1 is off
CLEAN-UP CYCLE
The Clean-up Cycle begins 30 minutes after the pump(s)
or blower have been turned off or have automatically
timed-out. P1 low speed and the ozonator (optional) will
operate for one hour.
When P1 low is already operating, the 1st press of the P1
pad puts the pump directly into high speed.
SETTING THE SYSTEM CLOCK TIME
Low speed P1 starts automatically every 30 minutes to
measure water temperature (in STANDARD Mode only – see
MODE FUNCTION), when a filter cycle is activated, or when
a freeze condition is detected.
The word TIME flashes on the topside control display upon
initial start-up. This reminder will disappear once the clock
time is programmed.
Press
When P2, P3 or the blower is manually activated, P1 low
speed is automatically activated and operates until the
pump(s) or blower time out. If P2, P3 or the blower is
turned on even briefly, and then turned back off, P1 low will
operate for a minimum of 2 minutes.
PUMP 2 (P2)
1st press – turns on high speed –
2nd press – turns off pump
–
the P2 icon
spins fast
no icon displayed
when P2 is off.
PUMP 3 (P3) – Titanium series
1st press – turns on high speed –
2nd press – turns off pump
–
only
the P3 icon
spins fast
no icon displayed
when P3 is off.
then
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
Press
to enter programming mode.
or
- each press changes the
to enter, and to continue to set minutes.
To set minutes: Press
time by 1 minute.
or
- each press changes the
Press the
pad again to continue to the filter cycle
programming mode (see below) OR Press the
pad to
exit programming mode.
During normal operation, pressing the
the current time for 3 seconds.
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pad will display
FILTER CYCLES
Once the system clock time has been programmed, the
system will automatically activate P1 low speed to filter the
water for 2 hours twice each day. During the filter cycle, the
display will show FILTER 1 or FILTER 2.
At this point PROGRAM,
on the display
FILTER 2 and END TIME will appear
Factory preset default
Press the
pad again to enter the filter cycle times into
the system and exit programming mode.
Adjust time as above
‘FILTER 1’ the system automatically activates P1 low to
operate from 8 AM to 10 AM. The filter 1 (F1) LED indicator
on the left side of the topside control panel will light during
filter cycle 1 operation.
The ‘F1’ light on the left side of the topside control panel
will illuminate to indicate that the system is in Filter 1
cycle.
‘FILTER 2’ the system automatically activates P1 low to
operate from 8 PM to 10 PM. The filter 2 (F2) LED indicator
on the left side of the topside control panel will light during
filter cycle 2 operation.
The ‘F2’ light on the left side of the topside control panel
will illuminate to indicate that the system is in Filter 2
cycle.
PROGRAMMING Filter Cycles
To change the factory default filter cycle settings
Press
then
then
then
within three
seconds.
PURGE CYCLES
The system automatically activates P2, P3 and the blower
for 30 seconds at the beginning of each filter cycle
to introduce fresh, sanitized water into these plumbing
circuits.
(You will already have advanced to this point if you pressed
after completing the SETTING THE SYSTEM CLOCK TIME
sequence)
MODE FUNCTION
At this point PROGRAM,
appear on the display
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
Press
or
STANDARD MODE
The system automatically starts P1 low speed every 30
minutes to measure water temperature, and maintain the
set temperature. The word STANDARD will remain on the
display along with the last measured temperature. The
current water temperature is displayed only after the pump
has been operating for at least 2 minutes.
- each press changes the
to enter, and to proceed
ECONOMY MODE
FILTER 1 and END TIME will appear The system will heat to the set temperature only during the
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
filter cycles. The display will show the word ECONOMY.
or
STANDARD-In-ECONOMY MODE
While the system is in Economy Mode, pressing any
pad or the
pad will cause the system to activate
Standard Mode for 1 hour, after which the system will
revert back to Economy Mode. Pressing the
pad during this time will put the system back into Economy Mode
immediately.
- each press changes the
to enter, and to continue to set minutes
To set minutes: Press
time by 5 minutes
Press
- each press changes the
to enter, and to continue to set minutes.
At this point PROGRAM,
on the display
Press
FILTER 1 and START TIME will
or
To set minutes: Press
time by 5 minutes
Press
This pad is used to change hot tub operation to either
STANDARD, ECONOMY or SLEEP mode. Press
to enter mode
programming and press
to select the desired mode.
The LCD will flash until
is pressed again to confirm the
selection.
or
- each press changes the
SLEEP MODE
The system will heat to within 10˚C (20˚F) below the set
temperature only during filter cycles. The display will show
the word SLEEP.
to enter, and to proceed
At this point PROGRAM,
appear on the display
Adjust time as above Press
FILTER 2 and START TIME will
to enter, and to proceed
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FILTER CYCLES
Once the system clock time has been programmed, the
system will automatically activate P1 low speed to filter the
water for 2 hours twice each day. During the filter cycle, the
display will show FILTER 1 or FILTER 2.
At this point PROGRAM,
on the display
FILTER 2 and END TIME will appear
Factory preset default
Press the
pad again to enter the filter cycle times into
the system and exit programming mode.
Adjust time as above
‘FILTER 1’ the system automatically activates P1 low to
operate from 8 AM to 10 AM. The filter 1 (F1) LED indicator
on the left side of the topside control panel will light during
filter cycle 1 operation.
The ‘F1’ light on the left side of the topside control panel
will illuminate to indicate that the system is in Filter 1
cycle.
‘FILTER 2’ the system automatically activates P1 low to
operate from 8 PM to 10 PM. The filter 2 (F2) LED indicator
on the left side of the topside control panel will light during
filter cycle 2 operation.
The ‘F2’ light on the left side of the topside control panel
will illuminate to indicate that the system is in Filter 2
cycle.
PROGRAMMING Filter Cycles
To change the factory default filter cycle settings
Press
then
then
then
within three
seconds.
PURGE CYCLES
The system automatically activates P2, P3 and the blower
for 30 seconds at the beginning of each filter cycle
to introduce fresh, sanitized water into these plumbing
circuits.
(You will already have advanced to this point if you pressed
after completing the SETTING THE SYSTEM CLOCK TIME
sequence)
MODE FUNCTION
At this point PROGRAM,
appear on the display
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
Press
or
STANDARD MODE
The system automatically starts P1 low speed every 30
minutes to measure water temperature, and maintain the
set temperature. The word STANDARD will remain on the
display along with the last measured temperature. The
current water temperature is displayed only after the pump
has been operating for at least 2 minutes.
- each press changes the
to enter, and to proceed
ECONOMY MODE
FILTER 1 and END TIME will appear The system will heat to the set temperature only during the
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
filter cycles. The display will show the word ECONOMY.
or
STANDARD-In-ECONOMY MODE
While the system is in Economy Mode, pressing any
pad or the
pad will cause the system to activate
Standard Mode for 1 hour, after which the system will
revert back to Economy Mode. Pressing the
pad during this time will put the system back into Economy Mode
immediately.
- each press changes the
to enter, and to continue to set minutes
To set minutes: Press
time by 5 minutes
Press
- each press changes the
to enter, and to continue to set minutes.
At this point PROGRAM,
on the display
Press
FILTER 1 and START TIME will
or
To set minutes: Press
time by 5 minutes
Press
This pad is used to change hot tub operation to either
STANDARD, ECONOMY or SLEEP mode. Press
to enter mode
programming and press
to select the desired mode.
The LCD will flash until
is pressed again to confirm the
selection.
or
- each press changes the
SLEEP MODE
The system will heat to within 10˚C (20˚F) below the set
temperature only during filter cycles. The display will show
the word SLEEP.
to enter, and to proceed
At this point PROGRAM,
appear on the display
Adjust time as above Press
FILTER 2 and START TIME will
to enter, and to proceed
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Hydropool Swim spa Series Control SystemS
North america and Europe
Hydropool AquaSPORT Series
North America
TEMPERATURE CONTROL FUNCTIONALITY
AND ADJUSTMENT
Europe
After you manually exit or the system automatically exits
Priming Mode, your swim spa will automatically heat to
the factory preset default temperature of 38˚C (100˚F) The
topside panel will briefly show the default temperature, and
then the display will appear as follows:
INITIAL START-UP
Before applying voltage to power-up your swim spa, it is
very important that you understand the sequence of events
that occur when the system is activated in order that the
pump can be primed efficiently and damage to the system
can be avoided.
Note that the water temperature is not
yet displayed, as the system requires
approximately 2 minutes of water flow
through the heater to determine temperature. This is
referred to as ‘polling’ and is indicated on the display by the
icon. After 2 minutes the display will show the current
measured water temperature
At initial power-up, this display will appear,
and the system will show 4 sets of
numbers in succession (ie. 100/49 then 104/63
then 28/37 then 240/24). These numbers represent the current
software revision, and the system input voltage.
38 C
After the initial software indicators are
shown, this display will appear. This display
is indicating that the system is in pump
Priming Mode. This mode will last for 4 to 5 minutes
before automatically exiting and entering the normal
operation mode. You can also manually exit pump Priming
Mode after the pump is primed.
Press the
pad to increase the temperature to the desired
setting. The Heat indicator light on the topside control panel will
shimmer for 90 seconds, indicating that the system is not yet
heating, then will illuminate solidly to indicate that the heater
circuit has been energized and the water is being heated.
In Standard Operating Mode the system automatically activates Pump 1 low speed every 30 minutes for at least 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, the water temperature is determined. At
this point, if the water temperature is lower than the set temperature, P1 will continue to run and the Heat indicator light
on the topside control panel will illuminate. The heater will
operate until the water temperature reaches the set
temperature point, after which, both the heater and Pump
1 low will automatically turn off.
While in this mode, the heater circuit is disabled to allow
the priming process to be completed without the possibility of energizing the heater element during low flow or no
flow conditions. The system will not automatically activate
any of the functions, however, by pushing the
pad on
the topside control, the pump can be manually activated to
facilitate priming.
Definition: ‘Priming’ a pump is a term used to describe
the process in which air trapped in the plumbing
and pump wet-end (referred to as an ‘air lock‘)
is released, allowing the pump to move water
efficiently through the plumbing system and to
the jets.
To Check/Change the Set Temperature
The last measured temperature is constantly
displayed on the topside panel. When this
pad is pressed once any time during normal
operation, the display will show the set temperature for
3 seconds. Press this pad a second time to increase or
decrease the set temperature. To change the direction of the
temperature settings (ie. lower vs. raise the temperature),
allow the display to revert back to the current water
temperature then press the
pad again.
PUMP PRIMING MODE
As soon as ‘PR’ is indicated on the topside
panel, push the
pad to start Pump 1
in low speed, then again to switch to high
speed to facilitate priming. See FILLING, CHECKING AND
STARTING YOUR swim spa for complete instructions on
pump priming.
Once pump priming has been successfully completed, press
the
pad to turn off the pump.
Next, manually exit Priming Mode by pressing the
pad. If you do not manually exit Priming Mode, it will
automatically terminate after 4 to 5 minutes. Be sure that
the pump is primed before exiting this mode.
The temperature can be adjusted from 21˚C (70˚F) to
40˚C (104˚F) in 1˚ increments.
HEater Function
The heater operates with pump low-speed only, and turns
off when ever pump high-speed is activated.
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PUMP / JETS FUNCTION
MODE FUNCTION
Press this pad to activate the pump
A combination of keypads is used to change swim spa
operation to either ‘STANDARD’, ‘ECONOMY’ or ‘SLEEP’ mode.
1st press – turns on low speed
2nd press – turns on high speed
3rd press – turns off pump
PROGRAMMING Mode Function
Press
then
- the current mode setting will flash
on the display
When low speed is already operating, the 1st press of the
pad puts the pump directly into high speed.
Low speed starts automatically every 30 minutes to measure
water temperature (in STANDARD Mode only – see MODE
FUNCTION), when a filter cycle is activated, or when a
freeze condition is detected.
CLEAN-UP CYCLE
The Clean-up Cycle begins 30 minutes after the pump
has been turned off or has automatically timed-out. The
pump low speed and the ozonator (optional) will operate
for one hour.
The system will automatically activate the pump low speed
to filter the water either once or twice each day, and can be
programmed by the user. The first filter cycle (“day”) begins
6 minutes after the spa is initially powered up. The second
filter cycle (“night”) begins 12 hours after the start of the
first filter cycle. The filter cycle duration - length of time
the pump low runs - is programmable from 1 to 12 hours
(F1 to F12). The factory default is 2 hours, twice daily.
SLEEP MODE
The system will heat to within 10˚C (20˚F) below the set
temperature only during filter cycles. The display will show
until the mode is changed.
- the current filter cycle duration will
to select filter cycle duration
to configure the filter cycle frequency
The display will show:
both day and night cycles
day cycle only
night cycle only
Press
to select the filter cycle frequency
For continuous filtration, select F12 and
Press
to select and confirm the selection.
STANDARD-In-ECONOMY MODE
While the system is in Economy Mode, pressing the
pad or the
pad will cause the system to activate
Standard Mode for 1 hour, after which the system will
revert back to Economy Mode. The display will show SE
while in this mode. Pressing the
then
pads
during this time will put the system back into Economy
Mode immediately.
PROGRAMMING Filter Cycles
To change the factory default filter cycle settings
Next, press
Press
ECONOMY MODE
The system will heat to the set temperature only
during the filter cycles. The display will show
when the
temperature is non-current. When the temperature is
current, the display will alternate between
and the
water temperature.
FILTER CYCLEs
Press
to cycle though to the desired mode
STANDARD MODE
The system automatically starts the pump low speed every
30 minutes to measure water temperature, and maintain
the set temperature. The display will show
briefly, then
the last measured water temperature. The current water
temperature is displayed only after the pump has been
operating for at least 2 minutes.
PUMP AUTOMATIC TIME-OUT
High speed
– 15 minutes
Low speed – 4 hours
Press
then
be displayed
Press
to exit programming mode and save changes.
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STANDBY / DRAIN ASSIST
LED MOOD LIGHTING
The Standby/Drain assist feature stops the system from
operating automatically, allowing for convenient filter
cartridge removal and for safe draining of the swim spa.
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other.
Press the
pad on the topside control to start the
selection of LED lighting modes. Pressing the
pad on/off
within 3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light shows’.
When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5
seconds, then turned back on, the system will resume the
last ‘light show’.
The system will automatically exit Standy Mode after 1
hour and resume normal operating functions.
Press
then the
pad - the display will
flash
.
The system will automatically turn off the mood lighting
after 4 hours.
OZONATOR OPTIONAL
If the system is heating when Standby Mode is activated,
will flash on the display and the pump will continue
to operate for 15 seconds to allow the heater to cool off
before stopping.
The ozonator operates during FILTER CYCLES and CLEAN UP
CYCLES only
Pressing any pad on the topside control panel will suspend
ozonator function for 1 hour.
FREEZE PROTECTION
All functions will turn off, but the pump low speed can be
activated (by pressing the
pad) to facilitate draining
the swim spa - the display will show DRN.
If the temperature sensor detects a drop to 4˚C (39˚F) within
the heater chamber, the system automatically activates
the pump to provide freeze protection. The pump will
operate until the temperature reaches 5˚C (41˚F) before
returning to normal system mode.
Press any pad other than the
pad to return the system
to normal operation.
See DRAINING YOUR SWIM SPA for detailed instructions.
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Topside Panel Display Messages
/
/
/
/
(solid)
Overheat – swim spa has shut down. One of the sensors has
detected 48˚C (119˚F) at the heater.
Swim spa has shut down – sensor plugged into Sensor ‘B’
port not working.
/
DO NOT ENTER WATER! Remove cover and allow water to
cool. Reset system by pressing any topside control panel
pad. If system does not reset, shut off power and call your
dealer.
Sensors are out of balance – If topside display alternates
between temperature and SNS, then occurrence may be
temporary and will correct itself. The swim spa shuts down
completely when the SNS message is flashing on the
display.
POSSIBLE CAUSES OF OVERHEATING
• filter cycle too long or overlapping
(pump running for extended periods of time)
• isolation/gate valves partially closed
• extremely hot weather/high ambient temperatures
• defective sensor wire
/
/
/
A substantial difference in temperature between the
sensors has been detected – this could indicate a flow
problem. Check water level in swim spa and add if necessary.
If water level is okay, make sure that pumps are primed and
all gate valves are fully opened.
/
(flashing)
Overheat – swim spa has shut down. One of the sensors has
detected that the swim spa water is 44.5˚C (112˚F).
Indicates that system is detecting pressure at the pressure
switch when the pump is not operating (switch is staying
closed).
DO NOT ENTER WATER! Remove cover and allow water
to cool. At 42˚C (107˚F) the swim spa control should
automatically reset. If system does not reset, shut off power
and call your dealer.
Possible causes:
• static pressure (weight of water) in plumbing keeping
pressure switch closed; usually associated with remote
equipment location
• diaphragm in pressure switch coated with minerals due to
improper water maintenance
POSSIBLE CAUSES OF OVERHEATING
• filter cycle too long or overlapping
(pump running for extended periods of time)
• isolation/gate valves partially closed
• extremely hot weather/high ambient temperatures
• defective sensor wire
Indicates that the system is not detecting pressure at
the pressure switch while the pump is operating (switch is
staying open).
/
Potential freeze condition detected. Pumps will
automatically activate when temperature drops to 4˚C
(40˚F) regardless of operating mode.
Possible causes:
• water level in swim spa may be too low
• isolation/gate valves partially closed
• air lock in pump reducing flow
Indicates high-limit or water temperature sensor is
non-functional.
/
/
Persistent low flow problem – displays on the fifth
occurrence of an HFL message within a 24 hour period.
Heater circuit is deactivated but other swim spa functions
continue to operate normally. Check water level in swim spa
and add if necessary. If water level is okay, make sure that
pumps are primed and all gate valves are fully opened. Press
any topside panel button to reset.
Swim spa has shut down – sensor plugged into Sensor ‘A’
port not working.
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Topside Panel Display Messages Continued
/
/
Inadequate water detected in heater chamber - Check
water level in swim spa and add if necessary. If water level
is okay, make sure that pumps are primed and all gate valves
are fully opened. Press any topside panel button to reset.
Allows for convenient draining of the swim spa using the
P1 low speed. Can only be accessed while in Standby mode.
Press any topside control button except for P1 to return to
normal operation mode.
/
/
Inadequate water detected in heater chamber – displays on
third occurrence of a dr message within a 24 hour period.
The swim spa shuts down completely when the drY message
is flashing on the display. Check water level in swim spa and
add if necessary. If water level is okay, make sure that pumps
are primed and all gate valves are fully opened. Press any
topside panel button to reset.
System is operating in Standard mode. See section
HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA CONTROL SYSTEMS for complete
details.
/
System is operating in Economy mode. See section
HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA CONTROL SYSTEMS for complete
details.
/
Priming mode – occurs when swim spa is first powered
up, or when power has been restored after a power
interruption. Allows for safe priming of the pumps. See
section HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA CONTROL SYSTEMS for
complete details.
System is operating in Standard-in-Economy mode. See
section HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA CONTROL SYSTEMS for
complete details.
/
--- / --F / --C
System is operating in SLEEP mode. See section HYDROPOOL
SWIM SPA CONTROL SYSTEMS for complete details.
Temperature unknown – after the pump has been
operating for 2 minutes, the current water temperature will
be displayed.
If water temperature is more than 7˚C (20˚F) cooler than
the set temperature, the system will automatically activate
the heater to provide freeze protection. This is a normal
function; no corrective action is necessary.
--- / ----
Temperature not current while in Economy or Sleep mode
– In either of these modes, the pump may be off for hours
in between filter cycles. To view the current swim spa water
temperature, either switch to Standard mode or turn on the
pump for at least 2 minutes.
/
/
Stops the control system from operating automatically to
allow filter cartridge removal. Press any topside control
button except for P1 to return to normal operation mode.
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JET and FEATURE OPERATION
Cluster Storm
Directional Jet
Poly Storm
Acupressure Jet
Cluster Storm
Pulsator Jet
Cluster Storm
Rifle Jet
Poly Storm
Multi massage Jet
Mini Storm
Galaxy Jet
Poly Storm
Rifle Jet
Mini Storm
Massage Jet
Power Storm
Resonator Jet
JET WATER FLOW ADJUSTMENT
Mini Storm
Multi Massage Jet
Power Storm
Rifle Jet
Mini Storm
Directional Jet
Power Storm
Twin Roto Jet
unclip the jet internal from the socket.All Hydropool swim
spas are shipped from the factory with the jets in the open
position.
Your Hydropool swim spa features adjustable water flow on
specific hydrotherapy jets.
To reduce the flow: grasp the outer flange of the jet, and
turn clockwise approximately a 1/4 turn. When it hits
the stop, the jet is considered closed, and flow will be
restricted.
To increase the flow: from the closed position, turn the jet
counter-clockwise approximately 1/4 turn. When it hits
the stop, the jet is open, and there is maximum jet flow.
Do not attempt to turn the jet past the stop, as this will
Interchanging jet inserts
A great feature for custom tailoring the jets in your
Hydropool swim spa to suit your personal hydrotherapy
needs. Jets of like size and dimension may be interchanged
with each other, for example, if you wished to swap a
Poly Storm Directional jet for a Poly Storm Twin Roto jet, or
a Mini Storm Twin Roto jet for a Mini Storm Directional jet.
Jet Insert removal & Replacement
JET AIR FLOW ADJUSTMENT
Your Hydropool swim spa features adjustable air flow on
specific hydrotherapy jets.
To reduce the flow: turn the handle on the air control
clockwise. When it hits the stop, the air is closed, and
air flow will be restricted.
To increase the flow: turn the handle on the air control
counter-clockwise. When it hits the stop, the air control is
fully opened.
For maximum operating efficiency, the air controls must
remain closed when your swim spa is not in use.
Poly/mini storm directional & twin roto
Power storm massage & STORM CLUSTER
To Remove:
• Turn the jet counter-clockwise to unclip & pull out of socket.
To Re-install: ­
• Push the jet into the socket until it snaps into place,
ensuring the square pin on the back of the jet lines-up
with the groove in the socket flange. Rotate jet right or
left to ensure it is properly seated.
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JET and FEATURE OPERATION
Adjustable flow control Aquatrainer & aquasport only
Your Hydropool swim spa is equipped with 1 diverter valve to control and adjust water flow to suit individual user preference.
The pump 1 (P1) DIVERTER valve provides variable water flow adjustment between the lower centre swim jet (providing
added bouyancy and variable swim resistance), and the hydrotherapy jets on the bucket seats, or a combination of both.
T URN
AIR CONTROLS
P1
AQuatrainer & Aquasport
Water Flow
Pump 1
THIGH JETS
Water Flow
Water Flow
Pump 3
Pump 2
SWIM JETS
see specification sheet for ix and fx series
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Swim Spa WATER BALANCE – GENERAL OVERVIEW
NOTABLE POINTS
• T he reliability and longevity of your swim spa
support equipment are directly related to how well water
quality is maintained!
• The relatively small volume of water in your swim spa is easily
affected by the introduction of oils, lotions, perspiration
and chemicals. It is imperative that you give your
hot tub regular attention to maintain clean, safe and
balanced water to prevent premature damage and/or failure
(corrosion/calcification) to the support equipment.
Maintaining proper swim spa water balance and sanitizer
levels is extremely important. Neglected hot water will
allow bacteria to quickly spread.
• The mineral content of swim spa water increases due to
water evaporation, sanitizers and other chemicals. If the
mineral concentration, particularly calcium, becomes
too high, the minerals will literally “drop” or precipitate
out of the water and deposit on the swim spa walls,
plumbing, jets, in the filter and on the heater element.
• It is very important that pH be checked frequently and
maintained in the recommended range as indicated
in the chart water balance summary for your
swim spa
• It is also very important that Total Alkalinity (the ability of
the water to resist a change in pH) be maintained in the
recommended range as indicated in the chart water
balance summary for your swim spa
• Although there may be two identical swim spa
models right next door to each other, the maintenance
requirements will be different, dependant on such
factors as:
– bather load
– frequency of use/quantity of bathers
– different body chemistry
– sun vs. shade
– temperature
CHEMICAL Handling
SAFETY HINTS
•Never pre-mix chemicals with each other prior
to adding to hot tub water.
• Add only one chemical to the water at a time.
• Always add chemicals to water and not vice-versa.
•Chemicals may be corrosive, so handle with care and
store in a cool dark place.
• Never smoke near chemicals as most are flammable
•Ensure any spilled chemicals are carefully cleaned up
immediately.
•Always have the Poison Control telephone number
handy in the event of an emergency.
• Keep chemicals out of children‘s reach
• Wear safety glasses and gloves when handling
chemicals.
INITIAL Water FILL & Balance
1 Make sure the swim spa water is circulating.
2 Add a sequesterant (stain and scale controller). Allow
water to circulate for an hour before adding anything
else to the swim spa water.
3 Add a Shock / oxidizing agent .
4 Add sanitizing tablets (Bromine or Chlorine) to the dispenser:
• Built in dispenser: if your
Hydropool swim spa was
ordered with the optional
built in bromine/chlorine dispenser, (located in the lid of
the cartridge filter housing),
refer to section CARTRIDGE
FILTER for details on
removing and re-installing
CHECK
the lid. Once the filter lid is
VALVE
ASSEMBLY
removed, you’ll notice a clear
DISPEnSER
2.5 cm (1”) diameter tube
extending from the bottom
of the lid. Unscrew the
check valve assembly at
the end of the tube and add 5 or 6 tablets. Do not overfill
dispenser as performance will be affected. Set the dial
initially to ‘5’, and allow water to circulate for 3 to 4 hours
before testing level. Adjust dial more or less as necessary.
For these reasons, it is very important to develop proper
swim spa water maintenance habits and follow your
Hydropool retailer’s recommended water maintenance
procedures.
eater and other component failure
H
due to improperly maintained pH or
Total Alkalinity is not covered under
warranty.
• Floating dispenser: As above, add 6 or 7 tablets, adjust
initially to ‘5’, allow water to circulate for 3 to 4 hours,
then test.
The tablets will dissolve slowly over a 10-14 day period,
depending on dial setting, and use of the swim spa.
5 Test pH and Total Alkalinity and adjust accordingly.
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GLOSSARY OF COMMON WATER MAINTENANCE TERMS
• CHLORINE – in granular, liquid or puck/tablet form, is an oxidant and biocidal agent. It is very effective and fast acting.
Recommended chlorine residual level is 3.0 to 5.0 ppm.
• CHLORAMINES – a compound formed when chlorine combines with nitrogen or ammonia present in the water. When
allowed to go unchecked, it causes eye and skin irritation and is indicated by a strong chlorine odour.
• ONE-PART BROMINE – also available in puck/tablet form, is another type of oxidant/biocidal agent, and is introduced
into the swim spa water via a brominator. Recommended bromine residual level is 3.0 to 5.0 ppm
• TWO-PART BROMINE – composed of a liquid or powder component introduced manually into the water on a weekly
basis, and a granular component that is added daily or as the swim spa is used.
• BROMAMINES – are formed when bromine destroys nitrogen-bearing organic matter. Unlike chloramines, bromamines
don’t cause eye irritation, however, when allowed to go unchecked, will cause an objectionable odour.
• SHOCK – the practice of adding an oxidizing agent to swim spa water to destroy ammonia, nitrogenous and organic
contaminants (chloramines and bromamines)
• pH – a logarithmic value expressing the relative acidity or basicity of a substance (such as swim spa water) as indicated
by the hydrogen ion concentration. pH is expressed as a number on a scale of 0 to 14, where 0 is most acidic, 1 to 7
being acidic, 7 considered neutral, 7 to 14 being basic, and 14 being most basic. The ideal range for swim spa water is
7.4 to 7.6 ppm
• pH INCREASER – raises the pH level of the water.
• pH DECREASER – lowers the pH level of the water.
• TOTAL ALKALINITY (TA) – the amount of carbonate, bicarbonate and hydroxide compounds present in the water that
determines the ability or capacity of the water to resist change in pH. Also known as the ‘buffering’ capacity.
• ALKALINITY BOOSTER – raises the alkalinity.
• CALCIUM HARDNESS – the calcium portion of the total alkalinity which represents 70 to 75% of total hardness.
Calcium concentrations determine whether water is ‘soft’ - too little calcium, or ‘hard’ -too much calcium.
• CALCIUM BOOSTER – increases the calcium level.
• TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (TDS) – a measure of the total amount of dissolved matter in the water (calcium, carbonates,
bicarbonates, magnesium, metallic compounds, etc.)
• SEQUESTERANTS (STAIN AND SCALE CONTROLLERS) – keeps dissolved metals and minerals in the water from
attacking the swim spa shell and support equipment components.
• DEFOAMER – removes foam build-up from the water surface. At best, this is a temporary remedy, as excessive foam is
merely a symptom of improper water balance (typically high organic residue and/or high pH).
• CARTRIDGE FILTER CLEANER – degreases and cleans cartridge filters.
• OZONATOR – generates Ozone (a gaseous molecule composed of 3 atoms of oxygen) and is injected into the swim spa
water for the oxidation of water contaminants.
• TEST KIT – used to monitor specific chemical residual or demands in the water. May be in the form of litmus strips or
liquid drops.
• PPM – abbreviation for ‘parts per million’, the unit of measurement used in chemical testing which indicates the parts
by weight in relation to one million parts by weight of water. Essentially identical to the term mg/L - milligrams per
liter.
WATER BALANCE SUMMARY FOR YOUR SWIM SPA*
SANITIZER (ppm)
Chlorine
Bromine
MIN
1.0
2.0
IDEAL
3.0 - 5.0
3.0 - 5.0
MAX
10.0
10.0
CHEMICAL
PH
7.2
7.4 - 7.6
7.8
Total Alkalinity (TA)
80
80 - 120
180
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
300
1000 - 2000
3000
Calcium Hardness
150 200 - 400
500 - 1000
* National Spa & Pool Institute recommended levels
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Water Balance Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
cloudy water
microscopic particles too small to filter Test and adjust all water balance elements and add
out
flocculent* to cause the particles to combine together
so they can be filtered out
high Total Alkalinity
Test these water balance elements and adjust to
recommended parameters
high pH levels
high Calcium Hardness
scale
high Calcium Hardness
(white/grayish deposit)
Test calcium hardness level and treat with sequesting
agent* or perform partial drain/refill.
skin/eye irritation
improper pH and/or Total Alkalinity Test water balance and make the appropriate
levels
adjustments.
excessive foam
buildup of body oils or cosmetics
If no water line is present you can try using defoamer*
to break up the contaminants and then a clarifier* to
help filter them away. If a water line is present the spa
may need to be drained and cleaned. Either way, the
filter should be thoroughly cleaned by soaking over
night in bleach. An oil absorbing sponge can help in
preventing this in the future.
Laundry detergent residual in
swimwear
Prevent by running an extra rinse cycle on washing
machine or re-rinse well by hand.
excess organic contaminants
Some organic matter is prone to causing foamy
water as it breaks down in the filter (maple leaves
especially). Generally using defoamer* to break up
the contaminants, then a clarifier* to help filter them
away followed by thoroughly cleaning your filter will
clear up the problem. It may however be necessary
to drain and refill your spa if the foaming is quite
excessive.
low Calcium Hardness
Test calcium hardness and if necessary increase with
calcium chloride*
corrosion/etching
low Calcium Hardness and/or low Total Test calcium hardness and if necessary increase with
Alkalinity
calcium Chloride*
discoloured water
(clear v. turbid water)
presence of metals in water
(iron, copper, etc)
Treat with chelating* or sequestering agent*
unstable pH
low Total Alkalinity levels
Test total alkalinity levels and if necessary increase
with sodium bicarbonate*
pH resistant
to changing
high Total Alkalinity levels
Test total alkalinity levels and if necessary decrease
with sodium bisulfate* or muriatic acid*
* contact your local Hydropool retailer for specific product recommendation
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Corona Discharge Ozone Technology
All Hydropool swim spas are factory prepared to accommodate
ozonators. The Hydropool Corona Discharge Ozonator is
regarded as the most technologically advanced system on the
market, allowing longer contact time with the swim spa water
resulting in reduced chemical consumption and clearer, cleaner
water. Hydropool’s unique ozone injection system both maximizes
the dispersion of the ozone gas and decreases the bubble size
resulting in longer contact with the water and increased water
quality and purity. The ozone/water mixture is sent down a
series of tubes where the ozone is “broken down” into even
smaller bubbles before being re-mixed with the water reducing
the “off-gassing” commonly found with other ozone systems.
Hot Tub
Water
CD Ozonator
Mazzei
Ozone Injector
Ozone
Injector Jet
Routine swim spa Maintenance
Annually
1D
rain swim spa once per year and clean the acrylic shell
surface with a non-abrasive cleaner designed specifically
for acrylic surfaces. See sections changing the Swim Spa
water and draining your swim spa
review Chemical handling
safety hints
CLEANING THE SKIMMER BASKET
DAILY
1 Activate the standby/drain assist mode
2 Remove the skimmer basket by pulling the weir door
forward, and pulling the basket up and towards the
front.
3 Remove debris from basket. (Note: Avoid hitting the
basket against objects to knock debris loose as this may
damage the unit).
4 Reinsert basket.
5 Take the system out of standby/drain assist mode, and
as the pump begins to operate, monitor water flow over
the weir door to assure that it is free floating.
1 Test water, and if necessary, add shock.
2 Ensure proper water level is maintained.
WEEKLY
1
2
3
4
Test pH and Alkalinity. Adjust accordingly.
Top-up chemical dispenser.
Add sequesterant (stain and scale controller).
Remove and spray cartridge filter with garden hose and
re-install (see section CARTRIDGE FILTER)
5 Remove and clean out skimmer basket (see section
CLEANING THE SKIMMER BASKET).
6 Add Shock / oxidizing agent.
7 Inspect union connections for o-ring and gasket leaks Tighten if loose.
MONTHLY
1 S oak your filter cartridge in a filter cartridge cleaning
solution. Rinse thoroughly and, if possible, allow to dry
before re-installing. Hydropool recommends purchasing a
second filter so that while the first is cleaning, the other
is clean and ready to install.
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CARTRIDGE FILTER
Locking Ring
The cartridge should be cleaned every two to four weeks,
depending on the amount of use. Signs that the filter
requires cleaning include:
• Reduced jet power
• Hazy gray water
• Rattling noise in the pump or filter
• Heater not working
Air Vent Valve
Filter Lid
Built in Chemical
dispenser
Removal
1 Activate the standby/drain assist mode. SEE
HYDROPOOL CONTROL SYSTEMS
2 Remove the filter cover and open the small, black air
vent/bleeder valve on the top of the filter lid.
3 Press down the lock tab to disengage and turn the
locking ring counter clockwise.
4 Pull the filter lid upwards, and lift the cartridge element
straight up and out of the filter housing.
Cartridge filter
element
Filter Housing
Cleaning
5 With a garden hose and spray nozzle, hose off the cartridge
element, ensuring to carefully separate every pleat.
6 To remove collected lotions, body oils, etc. soak the
cartridge in warm water and a filter cleaning/emulsifying
compound (available at your HYDROPOOL retailer).
7 A cleaning cylinder may be purchased from your CLEANING THE ACRYLIC SURFACE
HYDROPOOL retailer.
The acrylic surface can be cleaned and polished using a
8 Rinse thoroughly and dry before replacing.
soft cloth and acrylic cleaner, available at your Hydropool
9 Hydropool recommends purchasing a spare filter cartridge so retailer.
that you always have a clean substitute ready to rotate.
•Important: Do not use detergents 10 After the element has dried - if necessary, lightly brush
the remaining residues will adversely
between pleats with a fine paint-brush to remove
affect water chemistry, making it
remaining dirt particles.
difficult to maintain proper water
balance
Do not use a wire brush or
•Do Not use abrasive cleaners other device to clean cartridge element.
damage to the acrylic surface will occur.
Do not put in dishwasher or
washing machine.
SAFETY HARD COVER OPTIONAL
Re-installation
11 Place the cartridge filter back into the filter housing.
12 Replace the filter housing lid, pushing it down to seat,
ensuring that the lid o-ring does not become twisted.
13 Hydropool recommends that the lid o-ring be lubricated
with a non-petroleum based lubricant (ie. Silicone gel)
when it becomes dry. This will help to prevent
twisting and pinching as the lid is installed, and
significantly increase longevity of the o-ring.
14 Install the filter lock-ring, turning clockwise until the lock
tab snaps into place.
15 Close the air vent/bleeder valve.
16 Take the system out of standby/drain assist mode.
17 When the pump starts circulating on low speed, it will be
necessary to release trapped air in the filter. Carefully
loosen the air vent /bleeder valve counter-clockwise until
there is the hissing sound of air escaping. Once there is a
steady stream of water, close the vent valve, ensuring that
the o-ring does not become pinched.
When a swim spa is uncovered, over 90% of heat is lost
from the water surface. This evaporation also affects
the chemical balance. Hydropool Safety Hard Covers
are engineered for maximum thermal efficiency and
appearance. They are hinged in the middle for easier
handling, and the zip fastener allows the tapered foam
inserts to be changed if damaged. The handles are placed
so that even one person can easily carry a large cover. The
locks, with one part fastened to the deck or cabinet, prevent small children or animals from entering the swim spa.
Do not drag the safety hard cover across the swim spa or
decking; always lift by the handles. Standing on the
hardcover could cause the tapered foam inserts to crack,
which will lead to water absorption.
NEVER LEAN OR STAND ON YOUR HARDCOVER.
The cover should be cleaned at least twice a year with a
vinyl moisturizer and protector.
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CHANGING THE SWIM SPA WATER
11 T urn off the low speed pump once draining is
complete.
12 Open pump 1 return gate valve.
13 Remove the #10 rubber expansion plug from the
bottom of the skimmer housing.
14 Add fresh fill water until level is approximately 19mm
(3/4 in.) from the top of the skimmer opening.
15 Press any button on the topside control panel (other
than the pump 1 button) to take the system out of
Standby/drain assist mode. Pump 1 low speed
and the heater will activate to circulate and heat the
water.
16 If the filter housing was opened to replace the cartridge
filter, it will be nessesary to release trapped air from the
filter housing by carefully loosening the small black air
vent valve located on the top of the filter housing.
When water begins to escape close the air vent/bleeder
valve.
17 In the unlikely event of a pump air lock (pump 1 is
operating but there is no water movement from the
jets), refer to section PUMP PRIMING/RELEASING AN
AIR LOCK
The water in your swim spa must be carefully monitored
and drained regularly as required, depending on size and
amount of use. Draining at least once annually is strongly
recommended and offers the opportunity for inspection
of jets and suction fitting covers. If your swim spa is used
daily or by a large number of bathers, the water should
be drained more often. One method to determine the
approximate length of time between water changes is to
divide the water volume (in litres) of your swim spa by 13.5
and then divide by the average number of bathers each
day.
(
Formula ________ ÷ 13.5
Volume of water
in litres
) ÷ (__________) = (__________)
Average
daily bathers
14 ft. model = 6511 L / 17 ft. model = 8214 L
Days
between
water
changes
Example:
1000 litres divided by 13.5 divided by 2 = 37 days.
The swim spa water must be changed when the amount of
dissolved solids becomes excessive, and is usually indicated
by “gray” or dull looking water.
DRAINING YOUR SWIM SPA
Drain line Gate
Valve
1
Locate nearest drain facility (shower, laundry tub, floor
drain, lawn, etc.).
2 Put the swim spa control system into standby/drain
assist mode. The system will automatically exit
Standy Mode after 1 hour and resume normal
operating functions.
3 Remove the skimmer basket so that the hole beneath
it is accessible, and insert the #10 rubber expansion
plug provided.
4 Unroll blue drain hose located on plumbing line
beside the swim spa control system.
5 Run blue drain hose to drain location.
6 Open gate valve on drain line.
7 Close pump1 return gate valve (this directs the water
out the drain line).
8 Activate the low speed pump.
9 Monitor the swim spa while it drains.
10 U
se a garden hose to wash down interior surface
as the swim spa continues to drain. A sponge may
also be used to wipe down the interior surface. See
section Cleaning The Acrylic Surface
Blue Drain
Hose
Unions
Blue Drain Hose
Gate Valves
WATER SOFTENERS
Never fill a swim spa with water from a water softener,
as it could adversely affect the water chemistry, making it
difficult to maintain proper water balance. If you live in
an area with hard or soft water, give careful attention to
your Calcium Hardness level. Topping up with soft water
is acceptable.
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WOOD CABINET Optional
Cabinet Installation Instructions
Prior to installing the factory optional knockdown
cabinet, ensure your swim spa has been filled and running
for at least 48 hours. This will allow time to adjust the steel
support legs and inspect for potential leaks.
4 Repeat panel assembly step #3 for the other side
5 Next, attach the end panel (D) to the two side panels
(B & C) with the screws provided.
6 Once assembly is completed, adjust the leveling feet on
the bottom of the cabinet to bring the cabinet top rail
to meet the under side of the lip around the entire
swim spa.
7 Install chrome trim (if desired) around the edge of the
swim spa shell where the shell meets the cabinet top
rail.
1 Make sure your swim spa is full of water and the
steel leveling legs are properly adjusted
2 First, slide the equipment cover end (A) over the equipment
pad to within about 2.5cm (1 in.) of the underside of the
swim spa lip
3 Assemble the two-piece side panels and place one of the
assemblies (B or C) along the side of the swim spa. Using
the screws provided, attach side panel to the equipment
cover end (A) at the top and bottom where the guide
holes are located.
Note: for concrete base dimensions refer to chart in section
SITE PREPARATION
CABINET ASSEMBLY
Aquasport and Aquatrainer
LEGEND
1
2/3
4
5
- Equipment Cover
- Side Panels
2
- End Panel
- Steps
LEGEND
1
2/3
4
5/6
4
Aquatrainer IX and FX
- End panel
- Side long panel
- End panel
- Side long panel
4
5
6
3
3
2
1
5
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Protecting Your Cabinet Wood Finish
HYDROPOOL swim spa cabinets are made from Western
cedar and are factory stained. Once stained, cedar weathers well, and with proper care will maintain its beauty
for many years. For a protective translucent finish and to
enhance the wood grain beauty use Sikkens Cetol 01 #077
stain or equivalent. A polyurethane or marine varathane
with UV inhibitors is also highly recommended. These
protective finishes stabilize the wood grain and build
a durable, breathable water-repellent barrier between
the wood surface and the elements. These products are
available from your local building supply center.
Cabinet Wing-Locks
The high quality wing-locks provided on your Hydropool
swim spa cabinet not only firmly secure the equipment
access panel, they also serve as convenient handles for
removal and replacement. In order to maintain optimum
performance and extended life, Hydropool recommends
lubricating twice annually with a silicone based lubricant.
Lubrication point
Recommended product: Super-Lube silicone based
lubricant (or equivalent). Available at your local building
supply center.
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Do not use a petroleum based
lubrcant, as this will cause
premature deterioration of the
lock seal.
WINTERIZING YOUR HYDROPOOL swim spa
In the event that you do not wish to use your swim spa
year-round, it is very important that you properly winterize
to protect against damage from freezing. Your HYDROPOOL
retailer can perform this service for a nominal fee. If you
choose to winterize your swim spa yourself, please follow
the directions outlined below:
• Where practical, disconnect swim spa support equipment
and store in a dry heated area.
• Install the safety hardcover, and cover the entire swim spa
with a tarp to prevent premature weathering of the cabinet
and the safety hard cover.
• Remove snow build up regularly to prevent damage to the
safety hard cover.
• It is assumed that your HYDROPOOL swim spa has been
properly installed on a reinforced concrete pad to
eliminate lifting of the swim spa due to hydrostatic
ground water pressure.
• Drain the hot tub entirely see section - DRAINING YOUR
swim spa
• Remove and clean the cartridge filter element see
section - CARTRIDGE FILTER
• Using a wet/dry utility vacuum, remove remaining water
from the jet openings, filter cartridge housing, and footwell.
• Either pour or use a turkey-baster where necessary to
add potable biodegradable RV antifreeze to areas such
as pump wet end, jet channels and filter housing.
Do not use automotive antifreeze.
• Important: mixing potable biodegradable RV antifreeze
with water significantly reduces its ability to protect
against freezing. Therefore, it is very important ALL
water is removed from the swim spa plumbing before
adding.
• Turn pump on for only a few seconds to circulate the
antifreeze.
• Unthread and disconnect all unions in the support
equipment area. Remove lowest winter drain plug
on pump face plate. Repeat for all pumps, where
applicable.
• Cover exposed plumbing connections with plastic bags
and duct tape.
If you are not 100% confident that
your swim spa is properly winterized,
please consult your authorized
HYDROPOOL Swim Spa Retailer. Caution
recommends that an authorized
Hydropool
Retailer winterize your swim
spa in the initial year. Damage as a
result of freezing is not covered by the
warranty.
winter Drain Plugs
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GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING
Electrical/Mechanical
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE REASON(S)
ACTION
No Power
–
–
–
–
G.F.C.I. Trip
– Short or ground in system
– Faulty G.F.C.I. – As above-contact qualified electrician or your
Hydropool retailer
No Circulation
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Jet Surge
– Water level too low
– Blockage in plumbing lines
– Suction gate valve partially closed
– Add water to correct level
– Check gate valves and/or skimmer basket
– Pull gate valve handle “up” all the way
No Heat or
Erratic Heat
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Noisy Motor
– Damaged or worn bearings
–
– Low voltage
–
– Low water level
–
– Frozen pump
–
Digital Top Side
No Longer Displays
– Improper connection
– Electrical brown-out
Digital Temperature
Display is Erratic
or Flashing
– Water temperature has
– Decrease filter cycle and or add cold water.
exceeded set point If condition continues contact Hydropool retailer
Breaker off at main panel or fuse out –
Improper wiring
Fuse blown in control
G.F.C.I. tripped
Pump is not primed (air lock)
Gate valves are closed
Water level is too low
Skimmer obstructed or closed
Cartridge filter requires cleaning
Blockage in plumbing line
Suction / Return valve partially closed
low water level
Faulty sensor
Verify that breaker and/or GFCI are on
If there is still no power,
contact your Hydropool retailer or a
qualified electrician
See Pump Priming/Release an Air Lock
Open gate valves
Top up water to proper level
See Cleaning Skimmer Basket
Clean & reinstall
Contact your Hydropool retailer
Ensure valves are open
Top up water level
Contact your Hydropool retailer
Contact your Hydropool retailer or a
qualified electrician
Contact qualified electrician
Top up water level
Thaw out
– Contact your Hydropool retailer
– Reset GFCI OFF/ON
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GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING Continued
WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF...
…Power Failure or sYstem fault during
Cold Weather Conditions
…POWER FLUCTUATIONS
The power supply into your home is, for the most part, fairly
consistent. However, when local power demand is high,
there is a tendency for the voltage entering your home to
drop (sometimes significantly) or fluctuate. This condition is
referred to as a ‘brown-out’. Although safeguards have been
built into the system to protect against this condition, supply
voltage may drop low enough, if even for a second, to cause
the system to display a ‘ghost’ message. Should this occur
or if the display shows partial messages, try resetting the
system by turning power to the swim spa off, waiting a few
minutes, then turning power on again. If this does not reset the
system, contact your local Hydropool Retailer or service
organization.
If your control system will not reset, (ie. GFCI trips) or if
your pump will not circulate for any other reason, place
a low wattage space heater under the cabinet in the
equipment area. This will delay the risk of freezing while
a service appointment is scheduled.
Always follow the manufacturers
instructions when locating and placing
a portable electric space heater into
service. Ensure that safe clearance to
combustible surfaces is maintained. Do
not leave unattended.
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