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VSDOM96
GENERAL
INFORMATION
Owner's
Record
Important
Do's
Safety
5
Instructions
6
and Don'ts
7
INSTALLATION
INSTRUCnONS
Site Selection
Electrical Requirements and Installation
OPERATION
8
8
INSTRUCTIONS
Filling
Turning
Your
Power
Spa On
9
Heating
9
Your
Spa
Freeze Protection
Start-up
O\emicals
9
Jet
LightOperation
Operation
9
SPA MAINTENANCE
Draining Your Spa
Wmterizing
Your Spa
Filter Maintenance
Marine Vmyl Cover & Skirt
WATER QUALITY AND MAINTENANCE
Sanitizing
pH Control
VitaZone
ATTACHMENT
-Wiring
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MANUAL
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OWNER'S
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to familiarize
Service
business
Department,
hours,
Monday
RECORD
please cal11-800-VITA-SPA,
through
Friday,
or 1-305-685-
Sam to Spm, B.S.T.
The Serial Number is located within the equipment compartment.
serial number is noted on your dealer's purcl1ase contract.
Please verify that the
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6. DANGER. RISK OF ElECTRICAl
SHOCK.
Do not permit any electrical appliances, such as a
light, telephone, radio, or television within 5 feet
(1.5 m) of the spa.
WHEN INSTALLING AND USING THIS ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
SHOULD
ALWAYS
BE FOLLOWED, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING:
INJURY:
2. DANGER.
RISK
OF ACCIDENTAL
DROWNING. Extreme caution must be exercised
to prevent unauthorized access by children. To
avoid accidents, ensure that children cannot use a
hot tub or spa unless they are supervised at all
times.
B. Smce excessive water temperatures have a
high potential for causmg fetal damage during
the early months of pregnancy, pregnant or
possibly pregnant women should limit spa or
hot tub temperatures to 38 degrees C (100 F).
7. WARNING.
TO REDUCE
THE
RISK
OF
A. The water in a spa should never exceed 40
degrees Celsius (104 degrees F). Water temREAD MD FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS.
peratures between 38 degrees C (100 F) and 40
degrees C (104 F) are considered safe for a
1. WARNING -To reduce the risk of injury, do
healthy adult. Lower water temperatures are
not permit children to use this product unless
recommended for extended use (exceeding 10
they are closely supervised at all times.
minutes) and for young children.
c. Before entering a spa, the user should measure
3. DANGER -To reduce the risk of injury to perthe water temperature with an accurate thersons, 00 NOT remove suction fittings. The sucmometer, since the tolerances of water temtion fittings in this spa are sized to match the speperature regulating devices vary.
cific water flow created by the pump. Should the
need arise to replace the suction fittings or the D. The use of alcohol, drugs or medication,
pump, be sure that the flow rates are compatible.
before or during spa use, may lead to unconNever operate the spa if the suction fittings are
sciousnesswith the possibility of drowning.
broken or missing. Never replace a suction fitting
with one rated less than the flow rate marked on E, Persons suffering from obesity or with a medthe original suction fitting .
ical history of heart disease,low or high blood
pressure, circulation system problems, or dia4. Install die spa so proper drainage is providbetes should consult a physician before using
ed for the compartment containing the electrical
a spa.
components.
5. DANGER -RISK OF ElECTRiCAl
sHoeK.
Install at least 5 feet (1.5 m) from all metal surfaces. (A spa may be installed within 5 feet of a
metal surface if each metal surface is permanently connected by a minimum
No.8
AWG
(8.42mm2) solid copper conductor attached to the
wire connector on the terminal box that is provided for this purpose). National Electrical Code
ANSI/NMFP A70-1993.
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F. Persons using medication should consult a
physician before using a spa since some medication may induce drowsiness, while other
medication may affect heart rate, blood pressure and circulation.
Prolonged immersion in water that is warmer
than normal body temperature can result in a
dangerous condition known as HYPER THER MIA. The causes, symptoms, and effects of
hyperthermia may be described as follows:
Hyperthermia
occurs when the internal
temperature of the body reaches a level several degrees above the normal body temperaTest the water with your hand
ture of 98.6 degrees F. The symptoms of
before entering the spa to be sure
hyperthermia include dizziness, fainting, drowsiit is comfortable.
ness, lethargy , and an increase in the internal
Remember that wet surfaces can be temperature
of the body. The effects of
slippery .Take 'care when entering hyperthermia include (I) unawareness of imand exiting the spa.
pending hazard, (2) failure to perceive heat, (3)
failure to recognize the need to exit the spa, (4)
u se the thermal cover when the spa
physical inability .to exit the spa, (5) fetal damage
is not in use, empty or full.
in pregnant women, and (6) unconsciousness resuIting in a danger of drowning.
Take steps to prevent the intrusion
Make sure the spa is connected to a
Ground Fault Interrupter
(GFCI)
protected circuit. This GFCI is
required by the National Electrical
Code (NEC) and must be installed
by a licensed electridan. Test GFCI
monthly,
of sand and dirt into the spa.
DO
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Maintain proper water chemistry.
Clean the filter cartridge
-The use of alcohol, drugs, or med -
icatlon can greatly increase the risk
hyperthermia
in hot tubs and spas.
of fatal
weekly.
DON'T
u se the spa for long periods of time
at temperatures
over 104 F .
DON 'I
Operate spa without water. Turn
cIrcuit breaker off before emptying
the spa and while it is empty .
DON '1
Store chemicals in the spa's equipment compartment.
DON'T
Open the electrical
no user serviceable
box. There are
parts inside.
DON'T
Operate the pump(s) on hi-speed for
extended periods of time with the
cover on. Extended
hi-speed
pump operation will cause a slow
heat build-up due to water friction,
which could trip the spa's hi -limi t
thermostat.
SAVE
w ARNING
THESE
Persons taking medications which induce drowsineBSsuch as tranquilizers, antihistamines or anticoagulants should not use the spa. Pregnant
women and persons with a medical history of
heart disease, circulatoIY problems, diabetes or
high blood pressure should consult their physiclan before using the spa.
Children are especially sensitive to hot ~ater .
At no time should children have unsupervised
access to the spa. The use of elevated decking may
encourage children to climb onto the thermal
cover- IT IS NOT DESIGNED AS A SAFElY OR
CHILD RESISTANT COVER!
Every Vita Spa comes with a thermal cover which
is provided with locking straps. INSTALL the
locks for your child's safety.
INSTRUCTIONS.
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SITE SELECTION/PREPARATION:
The spa must be installed on a structurally strong,
solid and reasonably level surface. The site
should allow for drainage away from the equipment compartment in which the electrical components are housed. Take into account the following
when considering prospective sites:
LOCAL CODES:
There may be certain restrictions and/ or requirements that are particular to your locality.
DELIVERY PASSAGEWAY:
Doors, halls, stairs, etc. may pose obstructions to
deliver the spa to its intended site .
MAINTENANCE:
Trees, lawn, placement surfaces, etc. can create
extra work in keeping your spa and spa area clean
and safe.
1) Your Duet spa operates on 1l0V, and draws
approximately 8-10 amps while operating. The
Duet comes equipped with a GFCI (ground fault
circuit) built into the supplied 15' power cord.
Therefore, your Duet must not be plugged into a
GFO protected receptacle.
2) You can plug the Duet into any standard, 15
amp., 3 prong "NEMA " female receptacle. Special
20 amp. outlets are not required. Simply feed the
cord through the slot located in the equipment
area and plug it in. Care should be taken not to
overload the receptacle with other appliances. To
do so may cause overheating, or the inconvenience of the GFCI tripping.
3) The Duet is equipped with a thermo overload
for the pump which shuts the pump off if it
becomes too hot. The Duet is also equipped with
a high limit switch that will trip and shut off the
pump if the temperature of the spa reaches 118
degrees. H the high limit trips, open the equipment door and push the red button located on top
of the sensor control box.
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PRIVACY AND WIND SHIELDING:
A sheltered environment can result in lower operating and maintenance costs.
Your VffA SPA dealer is your best resource to
answer any questions or provide suggestions for
your spa installation.
Plug
Illustration 1
IMPORTANT: Your Duet spa is wired to meet the 4) If you have any questions about the operation
requirements of the National Electrical Code of your Duet spa, please contact your local dealer.
(NEC). Any modifications required to meet state
or local codes must be performed by a qualified,
LICENSED electrical contractor and approved by
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level, the spa will automatically turn off. H the spa
is in the off position (at heat desired), you can
override the heat and operate the spa simply by
depressing the on/ off activator button.
NOTE: For best results, read each step carefully
and entirely before proceeding to the next.
5) FREEZE PROTECTION
Freeze protection is provided by setting the thermostat at an adequate temperature level.
1 ) FILL YOUR SPA
Wipe the interior of the spa with a damp, soft
cloth to remove any residue that may be on the
surface. Fill with a garden hose. As the spa is filling check in the equipment access area for any
leaks. On occasion, it may be necessary to hand
tighten a union fitting
that may have come
loose during transit. Also check that the gate
valves are pulled out to the open position and
that the hose bib is closed. Continue to fi!l to
the water level line.
6) ADD START UP CHEMICALS
Carefully follow the directions and add the startup chemicals recommended to you by your dealer. Contact your dealer to clarify any questions
you may have.
NOTE: If your water is extremely hard, it is
preferable to fill the spa halfway with hard water
and the rest with softened water. Never fill the
spa entirely with softened water.
2) TURNING
POWER
7) LIGHT OPERAnO.
The mood light will automatically
ever the pump is activated.
come on when-
8) DIRECTIONAL & ROTATIONAL
MASSAGE JETS
The water flow direction is adjustable by rotating
the directional jet nozzle. The amount of pressure
can be adjusted by rotating the outer rim of the
jet(s): clockwise for minimum
pressure, and
counter clockwise for maximum pressure. Pressure
may also be varied by the use of the air control.
0PE8
0PE8
ON
Before turning the power to
the spa on, rotate the thermostat knob to the off position.
Dlustration
2
CLOSE
CLOSE
3) TO ACTIVATE
AND OPERATE
Dlustration
PUMP
4
Depress the pneumatic on/ off 9) AIR CONTROL
activator at the spa's control center. The air control is used to introduce air into the
water jet stream. This control allows the user to
Dlustration 3
increase ( open) jet pressure or decrease ( close) jet
pressure as desired.
4) HEATING YOUR SPA
The Duet has a unique coiled heat recovery system which utilizes the heat generated from the
pump to heat the spa. The spa has a heat demand
function, which means that if the temperature of
the spa is less than the position set on the thermostat (see knob on side of sensor control box),
the spa will run until it reaches set temperature.
Once the temperature has achieved the desired
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2) WINTERIZING
YOUR SPA
Your VITA SPA has been designed and engineered for year-round use in any climate.
Your VUA SPA is manufactured with the highest
quality and most durable materials available. A A. H the spa will not be used, drain it completely
spa care and maintenance program is recomfollowing the instructions on "DRAINING
mended to increase your comfort, maintain the
nIE SPA."
spa's reliability and protect your investment.
B. H you intend to use the spa during the winter,
keep the spa warm and set the thermostat to
, ) DRAINING YOUR SPA
Detergent residues from bathing suits as well as
periodically bring the pump on. Note that
soap film from your body may gradually accuaccidental freezing could result due to promulate in the water. Foam inhibitors will suplonged power failures.
press the foam but will not remove the soap from
the water. Eventually, the soap build-up in the 3) FILTER MAINTENANCE
water will concentrate enough to leave an Vita Spas are designed with the most efficient top
unclean feeling on the user's skin, cause sudsing loading filtration system in the industry. Filter
and make the water impossible to clarify. maintenance is the most critical factor in keeping
Depending on the amount of soap input, the spa your spa water clean.
water should last between two and three months.
To clean the filter:
(NOTE: Never run spa without filter)
To drain your Spa:
A. Remove the cartridge and spray it with a garden
hose. It will be necessary to rotate the cartridge
while spraying so as to thoroughly remove the
debris lodged between the filter pleats.
A. Unplug Spa.
B,
Attach a garden hose to the yellow hose bib
located under the filter housing inside the
equipment area, and route the outlet of the
hose to an appropriate draining area. The spa B. Mer allowing to dry, inspect the cartridge for
calcium deposit (scaling) or an oil film. Rapid
will empty by gravity. Siphon or scoop out the
mineral build-up from hard water, or oil build
balance of the water.
up from the use of oil-based water scent or
body oil may coat the filter cartridge. A filter
IMPORTANT: Spa water with a high sanitizer
cleaner to soak the cartridge is available from
level may harm plants and grass.
your vrrA SPA dealer and should be used as
part of your spa maintenance.
H you are draining your spa for the winter, be
sure to fully drain water from the pipe by disconnecting the two unions at the gate valves. c. Use a rag to remove any debris at the bottom
of the filter housing. Replace the cartridge.
Drain the water pump by removing the pump
plug. Then reinstall the valves and pump
plug.
c. Remove the filter
and clean as required.
D. We recommend the use of a spare filter. This
way one can be soaking and cleaning while
you continue to enjoy the use of your spa.
D. Inspect the spa shell and clean as required.
E. Refill the spa BEFORErestoring power to it.
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4) MARINE VINYL COVER AND SKIRT
Your cover is manufactured
from a durable
marine grade, U .V. resistant material. Even so,
monthly cleaning and periodic conditioning is
recommended to maintain its beauty. To clean 1. Sanitizing and maintaining a safe level of sanitizer in the spa water.
and condition the vinyl cover:
2. Balancing the pH and maintaining the recomLightly spray the cover with a garden hose to mended mineral content level.
rinse it and remove the debris.
3. Achieving and maintaining water clarity.
B. Using a large sponge or soft cloth and a mild
soap solution (1 teaspoon dish washing liquid SANlnZING
with 2 gallons of water), scrub lightly in circu- To destroy bacteria and organic compounds in the
lar motion. Then rinse it thoroughly with spa water, a sanitizer must be used regularly. The
use of a bromine floater is recommended. By regplenty of water.
ulating the amount of tablets, the amount the
C. Condition the vinyl after cleaning by applying floater is open, and the length of the filtration
a thin film of vinyl conditioner such as cycles, you can control the amount of bromine in
ArmorAll. NOTE: To remove tree saps, use your spa. A bromine residual of 2 to 3 ppm is genlighter fluid (not charcoal lighter, but the kind erally considered desirable. A two-part bromine
used in cigarette lighters). Use sparingly and system or granular chlorine (dichlor) are also
rinse with mild soap solution afterwards. acceptable sanitizers.
Wipe dry.
GENERAL GUIDELINES
FOR WATER
QUALITY MAl NTENANCE
pH CO.mOL
pH is a measure of acidity and alkalinity of the
spa water. The recommended pH for spa water is
7.4 to 7.6 ppm. Below 7.0 (considered neutral), the
spa water is acidic and can cause damage to the
heating system. Above 7.8 the water is too alkaline and can result in cloudy water and scale formation on the spa shell, heater and cover.
IMPORTANT:
NEVER
USE
CHLORINE
TABLETS (TRICHLOR) I. YOUR SPA.
Maintaining water quality within specific limits This chemical can have an extremely corrosive
will enhance your enjoyment and prolong the life effect on certain materials in the spa. Also, the use
of the spa. Safe, comfo-rtable,and clean spa water of liquids, chlorine or acid, are not recommended.
is a fairly simple task to achieve, but it does Damage caused by use of these chemicals, or
require regular attention becauseof the numerous improper use of any chemical, is not covered
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factors that can alter it. There is no one formula to under the spa warranty.
be followed because of the variables, i.e. quality
of the water used to fill the spa, water temperature, user load, etc. For specific guidelines for
water quality maintenance, consult your vrrA
SPA dealer who can assist you to develop a program based on your specific needs. Disregard for
water maintenance will result in poor soaking
conditions, damage your spa investment and possibly void your warranty.
i water
maintenance
separate,
easily developed
consl5t5
of
programs:
three
OPTIONAL VlTAZONE WATER
PURIFlCAnON 8'iaTEM
H you have elected to equip your spa with the
optional VITAZONE ozone water purification systern, you will find that your water stays fresh and
clean with significantly lessusage of chemical sanitizer and you will also be able to go longer
between spa draining. Read and follow the
instructions included with your VITAZONE
ozone water purification system to determine how
to adjust your chemical usage and filter cycles.
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