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THE AERO PLUS
PortableWhirlpoolSpa
Owner'sManual
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WHIRLPOOL
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath does not recommend spa water
temperatures in excess of 104° F. High water temperatures in excess of 104° F. and prolonged periods of use
can raise internal human body temperature excessively
and impair the body’s ability to regulate its internal
temperature. Limit your initial use of the spa to 10 - 15
minutes. High body temperatures affect people differently; consult your physician about your safety and
comfort before using the spa.
The elderly, the infirm, and children should not use the
spa unattended. Infants should not be permitted in the
spa at water temperatures over 100° F.
Extra care should be taken when using the spa and
o
consuming alcoholic beverages. Alcohol, drugs, or
certain medications such as tranquilizers affect a person’s
ability to withstand high temperatures and may produce
dangerous effects.
Do not use electrically connected devices such as
television, radio, or stereo speakers, lights, cooking
devices, or telephones within 5 feet of the spa while the
spa is being used. Lighting fixtures must not be located
directly above or within 5 feet of the spa. If located within
10 feet of the spa, they must be on a circuit protected by
a GFCI.
The spa must be installed with adequate access and
water drainage system. (See Installation Instructions.)
Do not turn on power to the spa unless it is filled with
water to the normal water level, which is 6" below the top
of the spa rim. Activating the spa when there is an
insufficient amount of water can damage the circulation
pump and heater and may cause a fire.
When using the electrical equipment, basic safety
precautions should always be followed:
Keep body, hair, and clothing a minimum of 12 inches
away from suction fitting and skimmers at all times when
the spa is operating. Hair longer than shoulder length
should be secured close to the head, or a bathing cap
should be worn. Do not remove the suction grille! It is
a safety device and must always be in place on the
suction fitting to minimize the potential hazard of hair
entanglement or body entrapment.
Connect the spa only to a properly grounded receptacle.
(See details in Installation Instructions.)
Read manufacturer’s safety information provided with
all optional equipment.
This unit is provided with a ground fault circuit interrupter
(GFCI) located in the System Control Module. Check to
be sure this is operational at least once a month. (The
procedure for testing is described on page 9 of this
manual.)
For good hygiene and to advoid health hazards from
contaminated water, maintain properwater chemistry
per instructions under Maintenance in this manual.
The wet surface of the spa is slippery. Use care when
entering and exiting.
Save These Instructions for Future Use.
Owner’s Record
Date Purchased __________________________________________________________
Purchased From __________________________________________________________
Installed By _______________________________ Date _________________________
Spa Serial Number __________________________ Model No. C460000 _____________
(See page 2 for location of number)
The Aero Plus™ Portable Whirlpool Spa
OWNER’S MANUAL
Model C460000
Contents
Installation Instructions ____________________________________________
Inspection and Shipping Claim ________________________________________
Unpacking ________________________________________________________
Positioning Your Spa ________________________________________________
Electrical Requirements _____________________________________________
Electrical Precautions _______________________________________________
Outdoor Installation _________________________________________________
Drainage _________________________________________________________
Indoor Installations _________________________________________________
Equipment Set-Up __________________________________________________
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Operating Instructions _____________________________________________
Basic Control Set-Up ________________________________________________
Setting the Timer ___________________________________________________
Controls __________________________________________________________
Heater Control _____________________________________________________
Setting the Thermostat ______________________________________________
Note on Determinging Water Temperature _______________________________
230 Volt Operation _________________________________________________
Normal Operation __________________________________________________
Air Blower ________________________________________________________
Water Rainbow ____________________________________________________
Silent Air Induction _________________________________________________
Filtration _________________________________________________________
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Maintenance _____________________________________________________
Water Quality and Water Chemistry ____________________________________
Filtration _________________________________________________________
Water Chemistry ___________________________________________________
Disinfecting _______________________________________________________
Balancing pH ______________________________________________________
Balancing Total Alkalinity ____________________________________________
Water Quality Definitions _____________________________________________
Water Level/Drain __________________________________________________
Skimmer Basket Maintenance ________________________________________
Filter Maintenance __________________________________________________
Automatic Filtration/Maintenance ______________________________________
Winterizing _______________________________________________________
Factory Installed Redwood Skirt _______________________________________
Spa Light _________________________________________________________
Covering Your Spa _________________________________________________
Cleaning Your Spa _________________________________________________
Repairs to the Acrylic _______________________________________________
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Troubleshooting Guie ______________________________________________
Important Electrical Information _______________________________________
Alternate Use for Water Rainbow ______________________________________
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1
The Aero Plus™ Portable Whirlpool Spa
Installation Instructions
The Aero™ Plus—a portable whirlpool spa by Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath—is a revolutionary spa of unparalleled design. Its
graceful, free-flowing lines provide aesthetic pleasure, and its
full-featured elegance provides the comfort and luxurious spa
experience you expect from a Jacuzzi® whirlpool spa. The
Aero Plus features elegantly sculptures multilevel contoured
seating and a lounge for maximal comfort, five fully adjustable
color coordinated Power Pro™ whirlpool jets, and two
directionally adjustable jets, strategically located, providing
penetrating massaging action.
TOP VIEW
Aero Plus' controls are located for convenient access from
inside the spa. A clearly labeled control panel gives you control
of the heater, filter, whirlpool, light and air blower functions with
just the push of a button. Temperature and filtration can also
be controlled by a built-in 7-day timer (located on the System
Control Module). The Aero Plus comes with a low voltage light
and interchangeable colored filters, adding even more luxury
to your spa experience.
76"
The Aero Plus offers the convenience of two patented front
load skimmer/filters for maximum efficiency. The unique 50
sq. ft. filtration system, designed by Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath
allows easy access from inside the spa to both filter cartridges
without having to drain the spa or open the skirt door.
84"
A standard feature of the Aero Plus is the Water Rainbow™ spout with flow control, which will create a dazzling,
shimmering waterfall effect while recirculating the water.
30"
The shell is foam-insulated to save energy costs, and is
tastefully surrounded by a factory installed wrap-around redwood skirt.
The complete equipment pack of compact and portable
Aero Plus is mounted within the perimeter of the spa, so the
spa is easy to install. The spa requires a 115 VAC 20 Amp*,
grounded, separate circuit and is equipped with a ground fault
circuit interrupter (GFCI). An optional gas heater is available as
an alternate heating source and can be installed remotely. The
Aero Plus is available in several lustrous acrylic colors. (See
the Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath color guide.)
OPTIONS
Gas Heater
Rigid Insulating Cover
SERIAL NUMBER
LOCATION
SIDE VIEW
ARCHITECTURAL SPECIFICATIONS (Short Form)
Whirlpool spa shall be the AeroPlus whirlpool spa as manufactured by Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath in colors and sizes shown in
drawings and schedules.
SPECIFICATIONS
MODEL
DIMENSIONS
Aero Plus 84" L. (2134 mm)
C460000
76" W. (1930 mm)
30" H. (762 mm)
MOTOR/
PUMP
FLOOR
LOADING
OPERATING
GALLONAGE
ELECTRIC
HEATER
1.0 HP 2 speeds
(.8 kW)
115 VAC
3.5/11.5 Amps
1725/3450 RPM
Single Phase
60 Hz.
72 lbs./sq. ft
(321 kg./sq.m.)
Total Weight:
3201 lbs.
(1455 kg.)
225 US Gal.
(851.6 Ltrs.)
1.5 Kw
789 lbs.
11.5 Amps
(359 kg.)
(60 kW
23 Amps
if connected
to 230 VAC)
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
2
SHIPPING
WEIGHT
ELECTRICAL
REQUIREMENTS
115 VAC*
20 Amp, 60 Hz.
Seperate Circuit
(see p. 14 for
min. voltage
requirement.)
*Unit may be field converted to 230 VAC
INSTALLATION
Installation Instructions
Inspection and Shipping Claim
Check for shipping damage upon receipt of the spa. Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath is not responsible for damage to the
spa sustained during shipping. If damage is evident before unpacking, see instructions regarding shipping claims on
the outside of the carton and immediately file a claim with the carrier.
Once the spa has been removed from the carton and before it is permanently installed (see below on this page
for unpacking instructions), check the spa completely for damage. Fill the shell with water and operate the system
(see Operating Instructions) to check for leaks which may have resulted from shipping or handling. All Jacuzzi
Whirlpool Bath spas are factory tested for proper operation and water tight connections prior to shipping. If leaks are
detected, immediately notify your Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath dealer or Authorized Service Agent, or call Jacuzzi Whirlpool
Bath, (800) 225-8292, for Warranty Service. (California residents, call (415) 938-7070.)
Note: Damage or defects which could have been discovered and repaired prior to installation and which are
claimed after final installation of the spa, are excluded from our warranty.
Unpacking
1. Read disclaimer for shipping damages onside of
crate.
2. Remove sides and top of crate, as well as plastic
bags, leaving pallet intact and bands securing
corrugated wrap on skirt.
3. Checkfor shipping damage.
4. Remove and set aside unattached accessory pieces.
5. Move spa to final site with pallet still attached as
shown.
6. Place a 4"x4" x72" wooden block beside the pan
side of the spa so it is parallel with the pallet.
7. Tip the spa over onto its bottom with the block
supporting the spa.
8. Remove the bolts from brackets attaching the
pallet to the bottom of the pan.
9. Remove the pallet and the 4" x 4" block, then
carefully lower the spa to a horizontal position.
CAUTION: DO NOT CUT OR REMOVE
THEBANDS OR THE BOLTS THAT SECURE
THEPALLET TO THE SPA UNTIL AFTER THE
SPA HAS BEEN TIPPED OVER.
SKIRT
PAN
PALLET
TOP
REMOVE BOLTS
PALLET
4" X 4" X 72"
BLOCK
3
INSTALLATION
Positioning Your Spa
Because your Aero Plus spa is portable, you can locate it just about anywhere you wish—on a deck,patio, or even
indoors. Just be sure to position it above ground in an area with good drainage and on a level, continuous surface
which can support the weight of the spa when filled with water and people; this weight is approximately 3201 lbs. (72
lbs. per square foot). You must also provide access to the spa’s equipment for service and general maintenance.
Electrical Requirements
Your Aero Plus, as it comes from the factory*, requires a 115 VAC 20 AMP electrical outlet and must be in a grounded
separate circuit having no other appliance connected in that circuit. If you do not have 115 VAC 20 AMP circuit, a qualified
electrician should be called in to install the necessary wiring. Inadequately sized wiring or locating the outlet too far from the
main service panel may cause a voltage drop which might cause the unit to malfunction and bring about permanent damage
to the spa’s electrical system. (See page 4-5 for details.)The outlet must also have a ground wire in order to take advantage
of the designed-in safety features of the spa. A bond wire must also be used. Bond according to step 5 below. Caution:
Without proper grounding and bonding, a system malfunction may cause fatal shock.
*To increase the heating capacity of your spa's heater and convert the heater output from
1.5 kW to 6,0 kW ,your spa can be hard wired on-site in approved conduit to operate at 230
VAC 50 Amps. This requires a separate circuit which will not be shared by any other
appliance. We recommend that this rewiring be done by a qualified electrician. A wiring
diagram and rewiring instructions are provided on the inside of the electrical cabinet door.
When this conversion to 230 VAC has been made, any combination of operating modes is
possible, including having the heater on when the whirlpool mode is activated. Also, the
heat-up rate will be approximately four time greater.
Electrical Precautions
1. The spa is supplied with a 15 ft. line cord which terminates
with an integral Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI)
plug; locate the spa near enough to a weather protected
outlet, but no closer than 10 ft. DO NOT USE AN EXTENSION CORD! Using an extension cord is hazardous and
will decrease the amount of power to the unit, causing slow
heating, poor whirlpool performance, or system malfunction.
2. Bring the line cord out from under the pan at the recess and
hole near the equipment support in either front corner.
Make sure the line cord does not lie across a walkway or in
a heavily traveled area where it may be a safety hazard or
become damaged. Do not bury the line cord.
4
20 AMP RECEPTACLE
(LOCATE SPA AT LEAST
10 FT. FROM RECEPTACLE)
INSTALLATION
Electrical Precautions (Continued)
CAUTION
Do not apply electrical power to the spa unless it
is filled with water to the normal water level, which
is approx. 6" below the spa rim (see location of
water level indicator on face of skimmer on page
7). If the spa’s motor/pumps are actuated when
there is not sufficient water in the unit, the circulation pump could be irreparably damaged. Not
heeding this caution will nullify the warranty. In
addition to damaging the unit, operating the unit
with insufficient water could cause a fire.
3. Do not locate lighting fixtures directly above the spa;
lighting and electrical receptacles must be located at
least 5 ft. from the spa. Lighting located between 5
and 10 ft. from the spa must be on a circuit protected
by a GFCI. (See National Electrical Code, 680-6.)
4. Do not use electrically connected devices, such as
television, radio, toys, telephones, stereo speakers,
lights or cooking devices within 5 ft. of the spa when
the spa is being used.
5. All fixed metal objects located within 5 ft. of the spa,
such as fence posts, railings, door frames greenhouse structures, gutters, etc., must be attached to
the bonding bar on the outside of the spa electrical
cabinet using #8 solid copper wire. With #8 solid
copper wire, bond the spa to the house electrical
panel or approved local bond. An approved
ground may be an 8 ft. long ground rod, a plate
electrode, or a buried metal water pipe with at
least 10 ft. of buried pipe. Check your local
building code for requirements. Bonding lugs are
available at your local electrical supply store.
(Bond bar location is shown on page 5 .)
WARNING!
The continuous service ground wire is located in the line cord supplied. Do not modify this cord in
any way! Tampering with the ground wire or using an
adaptor which would make the built-in grounding device
and GFCI ineffective would cause electrical shock. Such
modification would also nullify the warranty.
SERVICE ACCESS
76"
24"
18"
24"
84"
5
INSTALLATION
Outdoor Installation
Indoor Installations
If you install the spa outdoors, we recommend that
you provide a concrete pad for it to rest on. To do this,
construct forms for a 8' x 8' x 4" thick level pad. Install a
#10 gauge wire mesh 6" x 6" steel reinforced grid. Attach
a #8 solid copper wire to the grid with a ground clamp.
This wire should be long enough to reach the bond bar
on the spa electrical cabinet (min. 36"), but should not be
located under the base of the spa. Then pour the
concrete pad.
Water which splashes on the floor during use of the
spa may cause a walking hazard and/or structural damage unless good drainage is provided and proper
waterproof building materials are used in the area surrounding and beneath the spa. Take into consideration,
also, the high room humidity which will exist due to high
spa water temperatures. Providing natural or forced
ventilation of the room will help maintain comfort and
minimize moisture damage to the building. Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath is not responsible for damages resulting from
excess moisture or water spillage. Consult an architect
or engineer for aid in designing your indoor installation.
Drainage
Whether you install your spa indoors or outdoors,
you can drain it almost completely by attaching a garden
hose to the drain valve located on the suction tee of the
spa. Simply run the hose to the house sewer line or drain
field and open the drain valve.
Make sure the area surrounding the spa has good
drainage to keep water from collecting at the base of the
spa—especially near the equipment area. If drainage is
poor, install a drain line and/or gravel drain field (see
illustration below)
SUPPORT AND DRAINAGE
WIRE MESH GRID
SHUT-OFF
VALVE
GRAVEL
DRAIN FIELD
6
DRAIN
VALVE
BOND
BAR
84" X 96" X 4" THICK
CONCRETE PAD
INSTALLATION
Equipment Set-Up
1.Remove the plastic sheet covering the spa. Use care;
stepping into the spa with shoes will scratch the
acrylic surface.
2.Remove any packing materials from the spa.
3.Remove each filter cartridge from its plastic bag.
4. Pull open each skimmer/filter door by the handle
located in the middle of the door and remove the
skimmer basket. Then insert the filter cartridge into
the filter housing and re-insert the strainer so that it fits
in place over the filter cartridge and close the skimmer/filter door.
5. Clean the interior of the spa of any remaining construction debris. Remove stubborn stains, paint, or
tar with turpentine, isopropyl alcohol or paint thinner.
A mild liquid dishwashing detergent on a damp cloth
is fine for cleaning off other dirt. Plaster can be
removed by scraping with a wooden edge; do not use
a metal scraper, wire brush, or other metal tools, as
they will damage the spa’s surface
6. On initial start-up, it is necessary to purge and sanitize
the system. Carefully follow the procedure described
here to purge and sanitize your spa.
•
•
•
•
Remove the optional spa cover completely.
Close the drain valve located on the suction tee.
Open the five fully adjustable jets.
Fill the spa with water to its normal operating level,
which is to the water level indicator mark on the
skimmer/filter frame.
• Plug the line cord into the proper receptacle in a
115 VAC 20 Amp circuit.
• Select JETS on the SYSTEM switch.
• Add 1/4 cup sodium dichlor (a fast dissolving
granular type of chlorine) to the water and let the
whirlpool run for 15-20 minutes only.
• Turn off JETS.
• Turn off circuit breakers.
• Immediately open the drain valve and drain the
spa completely.
CAUTION: Leave the optional rigid cover off the spa
during this procedure. Do not use the spa during
this procedure. Drain the spa immediately afterward.
7. Close the drain valve and fill the spa with water to
approx. 6 inches below the spa rim, or to water line
indicator mark on the skimmer frame. (See illustration on this page.)
8.
Turn on circuit breakers at the main service panel.
9.
Set the heater thermostat for the maximum temperature.
10. Test the spa for proper operation. (Refer to Operating Instructions.)
11. Refer to Water Quality section of the Operating
Instructions. Test for water quality; then add treatment chemicals to ensure proper levels.
All Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath spas are factory tested for
proper operation and water tight connections prior to
shipping. If leaks or other malfunctions are detected,
immediately notify your Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath dealer or
Authorized Service Agent, or call Jacuzzi Whirlpool
Bath, (800) 225-8292 (415) 938-7070 in California), for
Warranty Service.
WATER RAINBOW
CONTROL PANEL SPOUT
WATER LEVEL
INDICATOR MARK
AIR INDUCTION
CONTROLS
WHIRLPOOL JET
FILTER CARTRIDGE
OZONE
FITTING
SKIMMER/FILTER
SUCTION
DOOR
FITTING
7
OPERATION
Operating Instructions
Now that your Venterra spa is in place, you are probably eager to take advantage of its unique designed-in
features—especially the patented Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath hydromassage performance. Besides being a beautiful
addition to your indoor decor or outdoor landscaping, your Jacuzzi whirlpool spa will provide you with the ultimate in
spa pleasure.
Basic Control Set-Up
The control set-up on your Venterra spa is designed to give you fingertip control of the heater, air induction, light
and whirlpool, filter, and blower systems of your unit from inside or outside your spa. Follow the basic control setup described below to familiarize yourself with the several functions of the control panels located on the top of the spa.
CAUTION
Do not turn on power to the spa unless it is filled with water to the normal water level. (See water line indicator
mark on skimmer frame.) When the power is on, the built-in timer may activate the system even though the
SYSTEM is turned off at the control panel. If the spa’s motor/pump is actuated when there is not sufficient
water in the unit, the circulation pump and heater could be irreparably damaged. Not heeding this caution
will nullify the warranty. In addition to damaging the unit, operating the spa with insufficient water could
cause a fire.
• Using a garden hose, fill the spa with water to the
water line indicator mark on the skimmer frame. (see
page 21 for information on using Water Rainbow as a
fill spout if desired.)
• At the house service panel, turn on the circuit breaker
or switch that controls the electrical service to your
spa. Plug the line cord into a 115 VAC 20 Amp
receptacle. (Make sure there is no other appliance on
that circuit.)
CIRCUIT
PROTECTOR
BUTTON
AIR BLOWER
SELECT
TOGGLE
SWITCH
GFCI
PLUG-IN
CONNECTORS
GFCI
INTERLOCK
SWITCH
TEMP.
SAFETY
SWITCH
CAUTION
This system is GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) pro-tected for your
safety. Bypassing the GFCI or tampering with the system in any way may
cause electrical shock, in-jury or death and will void the warranty. GFCI
protection does not extend to 230 VAC circuit conversion. If test indi-cates
that the GFCI is not functioning, DO NOT USE THE UNIT until the electrical
problem has been corrected. (See installation instructions.) TEST THE GFCI
ONCE A MONTH.
TEST PROCEDURE
Unit must be filled to proper water level and correct power supplied.
Push TEST button of GFCI.
RESET button should pop out. This should cut
off power to the system. CAUTION: if RESET button
does not pop out, or if RESET button does pop out and
system is still on, DO NOT USE YOUR SPA.
3.
If the GFCI tests okay, restore power by pushing
in the reset button. The RESET button must be pushed
until it locks into place and remains depressed.
JETS
MOTOR/
PUMP
1.
2.
BLOWER
IF THE GFCI FAIL TO RESET PROPERLY, DO NOT USE THE
SPA! CONTACT A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
FLOW
SWITCH
HEATER
TIMER
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CIRCUIT
PROTECTOR
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LIGHT #2
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Turn dial to correct time and day. Slide tabs
toward center for desired operating periods. (One
tab = 2 hrs.)
THERMOSTAT
FOR WARRENTY INSTRUCTIONS CONTACT:
• JACUZZI WHIRLPOOL BATH
• AUTHORIZED SERVICE AGENT
OR JACUZZI WHIRLPOOL BATH (800) 2884002, IN CALIFORNIA (510) 938-7070
CAUTION: DO NOT BREAK DOOR SEAL;
OPENING DOOR VOIDS WARRANTY
THIS EQUIPMENT REQUIRES QUALIFIED SERVICE
PERSONNEL FOR PROPER REPAIR. CONTACT YOUR
JACUZZI WHIRLPOOL BATH DEALER FOR SERVICE.
NO USER SERVICABLE PARTS BEHIND THIS DOOR.
BOND BAR
SYSTEM SWITCH
ACC. SWITCH
FIELD WIRING BOX
(System Control Module P/N 876000
IMPORTANT: THIS UNIT IS FACTORY WIRED FOR USE
ON 115 VAC 30 AMP (3 WIRE) CIRCUIT ONLY.
Converting the electrical system to 230 VAC requires
a 4 wire 230 VAC 50 Amp circiut breaker; refer to the
instructions on the rear of this cover. The conversion
should be done by a qualified electrician.
REFER TO N.E.C. (NATIONAL ELECTRIC CODE AND
LOCAL CODES)
115 VAC ONLY
FIELD WIRING JUNCTION BOX
8
OPERATION
Basic Control Set-Up (Continued)
• Open the skirt door giving access to the electrical
cabinet.
• Your spa is provided with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI). At initial start-up and at least once a
month thereafter, with the plug connected to power,
push the test button located on the spa electrical
panel. The reset button should pop out. Push this
button in to reset. If the interrupter fails to operate in
this manner, there is a ground current flowing or a
device malfunctioning, indicating the possibility of
electric shock. Disconnect the plug from the receptacle and do not use the spa until the source of the
breakdown has been identified and corrected.
• Make sure the circuit protector buttons are pushed in.
• Locate the HIGH TEMPERATURE SAFETY SWITCH,
which is a raised button on the end of the heater. Push
this button to be sure it is in the reset mode. The
purpose of this switch is to shut down the spa if the
water becomes excessively hot. If, for some reason,
the switch is tripped, the reset button must be pushed
in for the heater to operate again after the water has
cooled to about 90°F.
• Set the built-in timer (see below).
• Close the redwood skirt door.
HIGH TEMPERATURE
SAFETY RESET BUTTON
TIMER
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The built-in 7-day timer is located in the electrical cabinet. The tooth-like tabs that are located on the dial can
be set to activate the filter system for two-hour periods
on any day(s) of the week. First set the correct time. Set
the time of day by rotating the outer dial and aligning the
correct time with the small arrow in the inside of the dial.
Note: both correct time and day must be set. Next slide
one of the tabs toward the center of the dial at the time
at which you wish the filter system to operate. Note that
the timed mode can begin at any time of day or night on
any specified day of the week.
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Monday
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Frid
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PUSH IN ONE TAB
FOR EACH TWO
HOUR PERIOD OF
OPERATION
Sa
Setting the Timer
9
OPERATION
Controls
ACC (Accessory)
A switch panel giving you convenient control of the
jets, filter, heater/filter, light and air blower is located on
the spa rim.
The ACC (Accessory) switch controls these functions in the continuous sequence indicated:
1. OFF
To ensure your safety and allow easy operation,
your spa is equipped with two air-activated switches.
One, the SYSTEM switch, controls the whirlpool jets,
heat, and filtration. The other switch, ACC (Accessory)
controls the air blower and optional light.
Refer to the Control Panel illustration for an explanation of the various switch functions.
SYSTEM
The SYSTEM switch controls the following four
functions in the continuous sequence indicated:
1. OFF
2. AIR
3. AIR/LIGHT
4. LIGHT
When the AIR (blower function is activated, thejets
will tyrn off if they have been selected by the SYSTEM
switch. Activating the AIR function will also turn off the
heater if the HTR/FLTR function has been activated by
the SYSTEM switch. (If the unit is properly converted to
230 VAC 50 Amp, 4—wire, no overriding of features will
exist.)
2. JETS
3. HTR/FILTER
4. FILTER
SYSTEM
SWITCH
(The next selection is OFF again.)
Use the JETS function as a reference to indicate TEMPERATURE
CONTROL
your location in the function sequence, since that funcKNOB
tion is the most obvious when operating.
ACCESSORY
SWITCH
For best performance and increased equipment life,
pause a second or two between push-button selections. Not pausing may cause the switch to malfunction.
SILENT AIR
INDUCTION
CONTROLS
TS
HTR/F
L
TR
FILTE
OFF JE
CONTROL PANEL
R
S YST M
E
AIR INDUCTION
(Controls Air Blower
and Light Functions)
10
SYSTEM SWITCH
(Controls Whirlpool, Heater/
Filter and Filter only functions.)
HEATER
HEATER
INDICATOR
LIGHT
TEMPERATURE CONTROL KNOB
(for adjusting thermostat)
OPERATION
Temperature Control
Turn on the heater by selecting the HTR/FILTER mode
with the SYSTEM switch.
With this selection, you can verify that the spa’s heater
is operating by viewing the indicator light on the spa
control panel.
Set the HEATER knob by rotating it to the desired
temperature. When the water temperature is lower than
that set by the HEATER knob, the heater and filter pump
will be activated. The heater will automatically turn off
when the desired temperature is reached. When the
heater is on, the water is also being filtered. The heater
is designed to maintain a minimum temperature of
approximately 45-50°, its lowest setting. This does not
necessarily protect the spa from freezing. See page 16
for winterizing procedures..
The Temperature Control is designed to maintain a
minimum temperature of approximately 45 -50°, its lowest setting. This does not necessarily protect the spa
from freezing. See page 15 for winterizing procedures.
Setting the Thermostat
When your spa is plugged in and the HTR/FLTR has
been selected on the control panel, your heater thermostat is working to maintain the temperature to which you
have set the HEATER knob. You will notice by the
indicator light that the heater will turn on when the water
temperature falls below the desired temperature and will
turn off when that temperature has been reached.
When the spa is not in use, you can set the thermostat
to a lower temperature; then, when you wish to use the
spa, adjust the HEATER knob to the desired temperature. The water temperature will rise at a rate of about
2° per hour with the optional spa cover, foam insulation
and skirt panels in place and if the air temperature is 50°
or warmer. This rate will necessitate a waiting period
before using the spa, the length of which will be determined by the temperature of the water before turning on
the heater. For example, if the water in the spa is kept
INCREASE AIR FLOW
(COUNTER
CLOCKWISE)
at about 70° when the spa is not in use, and the desired
temperature is 100°, it will take about 15 hours to heat up
sufficiently.
The rigid, insulating spa cover available as an option for
your spa will help control heat loss from the water
surface. You can improve the spa’s heat retention by
keeping the spa cover in place on the spa while heating
the water.
Once you have determined the desired setting on the
thermostat knob, it is not necessary to change or readjust it again during normal operation unless you
decide on a different setting.
Note on Determining Water Temperature:
As spa products generally perform in a narrow range of
operating temperatures, we recommend that you use a
medical (clinical) type thermometer for an accurate
measurement of spa water temperature. Other types of
thermometers, generally available, such as those used
for swimming pools, are not sufficiently accurate to
determine spa water temperatures. Take water temperature readings in the HTR/FILTER mode when the
heater has just turned off; the indicator lamp on the
control panel will turn off at this time.
230 Volt Operation
If your spa has been converted to 4—wire, 230 Volt
50 Amp, there are a few differences in operation.
First, all features are operational and there are no
overriding functions. Additionally, after converting to
230 Volts, the spa's heating time will be approximately
8° per hour instead of 2°.
Finally, whenever you need to perform maintenance
on the spa, or when you need to drain the spa to
below its normal operating level, make sure power to
the spa is turned off at the house service panel, as
there will be no line cord to unplug.
INCREASE AIR FLOW
(COUNTER
CLOCKWISE)
DECREASED AIR
FLOW
(CLOCKWISE)
DECREASED AIR FLOW
(CLOCKWISE)
CONTROLS
FOR FULLY ADJUSTABLE JETS
CONTROL
FOR ADJUSTABLE NECK JETS
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OPERATION
Normal Operation
Whirlpool System:
Water Rainbow Spout
You can enjoy the Aero Plus spa with or without activating the whirlpool. Either way, bathing in your spa can be
pleasurable, as well as therapeutic. After a busy,
stressful day, you can look forward to soaking in your
spa in still water with no turbulence—only the gentle
warmth of the soothing and relaxing water.
The Water Rainbow spout will add the soothing sound of
a waterfall to your bathing pleasure, as well as provide
beautiful cascades of shimmering water for an exciting
visual effect.
For an invigorating spa experience, you can take
advantage of the built-in whirlpool system. To do this,
push the SYSTEM switch button to select the JETS
mode. Sit or recline in the spa so you are comfortable.
Since the four jets are adjustable, you can direct a jet
toward any area where muscles feel tense or stiff. The
warmth of the water and the stimulating water flow from
the jet will pleasantly increase circulation.
Or, for the total whirlpool effect and allover feeling of
well-being, you can adjust all jets so they point in a
opposite directions to circulate the air and water mixture
in a circular motion all about the spa.
DIRECTIONALLY ADJUSTABLE
WHIRLPOOL JET
Activate the waterfall feature by first turning on the JETS,
HTR/FILTER, or FILTER function, then rotate downward the flow control lever located on the left side of the
spout. Use this lever to adjust the amount of water
flowing through the Water Rainbow spout. The waterfall
effect will be greatest in the JETS mode.
CAUTION
The water circulating through the Water Rainbow
spout is not fresh water and therefore is not suitable
for drinking.
FULLYADJUSTABLE
WHIRLPOOL JET
Silent Air Induction
Air Blower
The Aero Plus features a built-in air blower and factory
drilled air holes in the seats of the spa to add to your
enjoyment.
The blower sends air to a channel located under the
spa’s seats; this air is distributed through the air holes,
tiny bubbles are formed. These bubbles travel upward
through the water and expand until they reach the
surface and burst. The exciting visual effect of the
bursting bubbles contributes to the overall hydromassage experience.
Activate the blower by pushing the ACCESSORY switch.
Note that when the blower is on, the low speed of the
motor turns on to activate the pump which allows filtration of the water and the use of the Water Rainbow
feature. However, while the blower is operating (in the
115V system), neither the jets nor the heater will function. If the heater mode has been selected, the heater
will come on again automatically when the blower is
turned off.
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The intensity of the whirlpool action is determined by
how much air is inducted into the water. You have total
control of this by adjusting the air induction control knobs
located on bath control panels. For maximum air induction, rotate each control knob fully counter clockwise to
the largest circle. For fewer air bubbles, decrease the
amount of air induction by rotating the control knob
clockwise. When the knobs are turned to the smallest
circles, only water is being circulated.
Filtration
When you are ready to leave the spa, push the SYSTEM
switch button to turn off the whirlpool. Then select the
HTR/FILTER mode. Adjust the heater knob to the
temperature at which you wish the water maintained. In
this way, the water will be filtered when the heater goes
on to maintain the temperature. Running the filter pump
for at least one hour a day is sufficient. Another way to
be sure the water will be filtered is to set the built-in timer
in the electrical cabinet to turn on at a certain time to filter
the water for one hour. Be sure there is sufficient water
in the spa (filled to the water line indicator mark on the
skimmer/filter frame) when the timer is set, or the spa’s
motor/pump could be damaged. (See page 9 for instructions on setting the timer.)
MAINTENANCE
Maintenance
Water Quality and Water Chemistry
Maintaining water quality and water chemistry in your spa is extremely important and should be a regular part of
your spa maintenance program, as a neglected spa can be a breeding place for dangerous bacteria.
The water quality of your spa is maintained by a combination of filtration and chemistry. The spa’s integral filter
system helps maintain the water cleanliness and clarity by trapping most solid materials such as body oils, hair, and
other debris resulting from normal use. However, the most important part of maintaining water chemistry is keeping
the proper level of disinfectant in the water at all times. This is accomplished by adding chlorine or bromine (but never
mix the two!) to the water, which will control particles too small to be trapped by the filter, such as bacteria and algae,
and will oxidize any organic materials. Follow instructions provided here and with water quality products for the health
and safety of spa users, as well as to make your spa bathing as enjoyable as possible.
Filtration
The filtration system of your spa will keep your water
clear and clean if used properly. We recommend that
you run your filter system for at least two hours each day.
The filter cartridge elements will trap most solid materials and debris in the water. However, the presence of
materials such as body oils or other particles which are
too small to be captured in the filters may bring about
various undesirable water quality conditions. These
conditions can be corrected with the use of spa treatment chemicals which are available from your Jacuzzi
Whirlpool Bath dealer. Such conditions include the following:
Foaming: A defoamer is available to minimize foaming
of the water. This condition is usually caused by the
addition of soaps or oils, or other fatty substances to the
spa water. The interaction of these with hot water,
especially at high pH (more alkali), will cause the water
to foam. (See Water Quality Definitions.)
Oil Film or Cloudy Water: Add clarifier to congeal oil
film on the water surface into globules sufficiently large
to be trapped by the system’s filter. Cloudiness is caused
by particles that are too small to be trapped in the filter.
and is also due to the presence of human body oils,
lotions, and cosmetics. During normal use, these materials can accumulate on the filter element and clog its
pores. The addition of clarifier will make the water
clearer, but clogged filters must be cleaned as prescribed under the section entitled “Filter Maintenance” in
this manual.
Water Chemistry
You can ensure better water chemistry by testing your
spa water every day and adjusting the chemical balance
frequently. Obtain a water quality test kit, designed
especially for spas, from your Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath
dealer. The test kit must be of the type which allows you
to test for the disinfectant (chlorine) level, pH, and total
alkalinity. Make sure, also, that chemicals used in your
spa are especially for spa use, and not for swimming
pools, as water quality maintenance of spas and swimming pools is very different.
Set up a daily program at first to check the disinfectant
level, pH, and total alkalinity of the water to familiarize
yourself with the amount of chemicals to add and to
determine how often to make chemical adjustments
during normal use. Remember that the more heavily the
spa is used, the more often you should check the water
chemistry.
When adding any chemicals, always run the filter system to ensure complete dilution with the water. Do not
add chemicals directly into the skimmer opening.
Hard Water: Add a de-mineralizer to break down or deionize mineral particles present in the spa water.
Follow the “Filter Maintenance” procedure described in
this manual to ensure optimum performance of your
spa’s filtration system.
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MAINTENANCE
Water Chemistry (Continued)
Disinfecting:
When filling the spa for the first time, follow the purge/
sanitizing instructions in the Equipment Set-Up procedure of the Installation Instructions.
Add a disinfectant to the water on a regular basis to help
control the amount of bacteria, algae and organic materials. Such bacterial contaminants, if not controlled,
could cause skin rashes or other physical problems. To
disinfect the spa for normal use, first establish the
amount of chlorine or bromine to add and determine how
often you need to add it.
We recommend that you maintain a free chlorine level of
2.0 - 5.0 ppm at all times except when you must exceed
that during the initial purge/sanitizing procedure or during superchlorination (see “Water Quality Definitions”
below). Superchlorinate your spa every two weeks with
heavy use. If using sodium dichlor, add one heaping
tablespoon for each 150 gallons of spa water. Scrub the
spa surfaces with this solution to remove any oily deposits. This will ensure that any bacteria or algae which are
resistant to the normal disinfectant level are killed. After
adding the disinfectant, run the filter system and allow
the free chlorine level to return to the 2.0 to 5.0 ppm
range before using the spa again. Do not install a rigid
cover during this procedure until the disinfectant
level is back to normal. High concentrations of
chlorine or bromine will damage spa fitting finishes
if the cover is in place.
Balancing pH:
For good hygiene and equipment longevity, maintain the
pH of your spa water according to the instructions
provided. pH is the measure to determine if the spa
water is too acid (low pH) or too alkaline or basic (high
pH). The ideal range for spa water is 7.2 to 7.6 pH. For
excessive acidity (below 7.2 pH) add soda ash or
sodium bicarbonate to the spa water. For excessive
alkalinity (above 7.6 pH) add dry acid to the spa water.
Caution: Refer to the spa chemical manufacturer’s
instructions for the initial mount of chemicals to add
for the gallonage of your spa. Low pH can cause
equipment damage, as acid water will dissolve metals, while high pH can cause scale or calcium deposits to build up in the system or on the shell. After
adding chemicals, run the filter system for at least 30
minutes before testing water quality again for accurate readings.
Balancing Total Alkalinity:
Total alkalinity is the measure of base materials in the
water. The recommended range for total alkalinity is
between 80 ppm and 150 ppm. If the chemistry of the
water is not within this range, you will have difficulty
adjusting your pH level, which will affect your adjustments for the proper amount of free available chlorine. If the alkalinity of your spa water is high, it is
advisable to drain the water from the spa and begin
the balancing process over again. Purge and sanitize your spa (according to instructions in Equipment
Set-Up section of the Installation Instructions) and
clean the spa surfaces thoroughly before refilling with
fresh water. Then re-establish water chemistry. If the
spa is used heavily, change the water at least every
month.
WATER QUALITY DEFINITIONS
pH: A chemical term used in expressing relative acidity or
alkalinity in numeric values with 7.0 usually regarded as
neutral, and for purposes of this manual, indicating pure
water. From 7 to 0 indicates increasing acidity, and 7 to 14
indicates alkalinity.
PPM: Parts per million.
Free Chlorine: Chlorine that has not combined with other
chemicals and that is available to destroy bacteria in the spa
water.
TriChlor: A form of chlorine used in pool or spa water
treatment; usually supplied in tablet form. Not recommended because of its higher acidic nature and slow
dissolving action. Prolonged contact with the spa shell may
bleach or permanently mark the shell.
Sodium DiChlor: The type of chlorine that is recommended for spa use, as it is available in fast dissolving
granular form. It is neither excessively acid nor alkaline in
character and does not readily dissipate in higher water
temperatures.
Calcium Hypochlorite: A granular chlorine product that is
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inexpensive and effective but not recommended because it
often tends to form calcium deposits on heater parts and
plumbing fittings and leaves an unattractive film on the spa
at the water line.
Sodium Hypochlorite: A liquid chlorine product that is
inexpensive and effective but not recommended because
the liquid is readily spilled onto the spa or a surrounding
area, causing permanent damage.
Total Alkalinity: The measure of amount of alkaline
materials (such as carbonates, bicarbonates and hydroxides) in the water. High alkalinity inhibits the effectiveness
of chemicals to change the pH. If the alkalinity of your spa
water is high (above 150 ppm), it is advisable to drain the
water from the spa and begin the balancing process over
again. Low total alkalinity (below 60 ppm) could be corrosive and damage your spa system.
Superchlorination: (also referred to as “shock treatment)
The addition of an above-normal level of disinfectant to kill
any bacteria or algae that might have become resistant to
normal levels of disinfectant.
MAINTENANCE
Water Level/Drain
The water level in the spa must be maintained at its
normal level. Evaporation and splashing will cause the
water level to drop.
When concentrations of impurities from evaporation,
water quality chemicals, body oils, perfumes, dirty feet,
and winds, etc., accumulate in the spa and cannot be
filtered out, it is necessary to drain your spa and refill it
with fresh water. This should be done every 2 months or
more often, depending on the amount of use.
To drain the spa, first turn all controls to OFF. Then turn
off circuit breakers at the main electrical panel. Connect
a garden hose to the hose bibb in the suction plumbing.
Turn the handle and drain the spa.
After draining the spa, clean the spa shell, suction
strainers, skimmers, and filters; then close the hose bibb
and refill the spa with fresh water. Check the pH level
and maintain water quality.
NORMAL WATER LEVEL
An optional rigid spa cover, when in place over the
spa, will help reduce evaporation and control the amount
of debris entering the spa when the spa is not occupied.
In addition, its use will reduce energy consumption.
Skimmer Basket Maintenance
The basket located in each skimmer of the spa
should be checked at least once a week for collection of
debris, such as leaves, hair, etc., and cleaned as necessary. To clean the basket, remove it from the skimmer
by pulling it out; then backflush it with a garden hose and
re-install.
FRONT ACCESS
SKIMMER/FILTER
SKIMMER BASKET
WEIR
DOOR
FILETR CARTRRIDGE
Filter Maintenance
The filters should be checked periodically. In normal
use, check the filters at least once a month. Keep the
filters clean; obstructed filters reduce water quality and
inhibit proper system performance.
A removable filter cartridge is located inside each
skimmer. To remove it, pull open the skimmer door by
the handle located in the middle of the door. Slide the
basket out; then pull the filter cartridge upward and out
of the housing by the loop at the top of the filter. Clean
the filter by separating the folds of the filter and spraying
with fresh water from a garden hose; then re-install the
cartridge in the housing and replace the basket, reversing the above procedure.
The suction strainers located in the foot well area
should be checked at least once a week for collected
debris, such as leaves, hair, etc., and cleaned as necessary. It may not be necessary to remove the strainer to
clean it, but should you need to, remove the center screw
with a Phillips type screwdriver and clean the strainer by
flushing with water from a hose.
CAUTION: Be sure to replace the suction strainer
immediately after cleaning. It is a safety device and
must be in place over the suction fitting to minimize
potential hazard of hair and body entrapment.
If heavy rains raise the spa water level, drain the spa
to its normal level.
Oils will coat the filters, resulting in a reduced flow.
To remove such materials, soak the cartridges in a
plastic pail containing a commercial filter cleaning solution (available from your Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath dealer
or most spa supply stores). Follow the manufacturer’s
instructions for use. Another method is to soak the filter
cartridges in a plastic pail containing a mild solution of trisodium phosphate (TSP) and water. An hour of soaking
time is usually required to break down oil coatings from
the cartridge. Use a stronger solution of TSP and water
to remove algae. Most hardware or paint stores stock
TSP. Use the same method of cleaning when cartridges
become plugged with clay or vegetation.
Replacement cartridges are available through your
Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath dealer.
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MAINTENANCE
Automatic Filtration/Maintenance
If you plan to be away, you should maintain minimum water quality by running the filter system. To do this, set
the timer to turn the system on for at least two hours each day. This will cause the filter system to turn on at a
desired time. Set the timer according to instructions on page 8 with the SYSTEM switch OFF. If you do not
want the water to be heated, turn the Temp. Control knob to its minimum setting.
If you will be away for an extended period, however, we recommend that you drain the spa (following the procedure
described under Winterizing on this page), as long periods without maintenance of water quality could be detrimental
to the spa.
Another means of maintaining minimum water quality while away for less than two weeks is to follow the procedure
outlined for winterizing your spa in a warm climate. See Winterizing. Note: We do not recommend using this procedure
if you are absent during the summer, when algae build-up is most likely.)
Always keep your spa covered when not in use to reduce heat loss and evaporation and to prevent debris from
falling in.
Winterizing
In a climate where winter temperatures are below freezing, follow this procedure when the spa
will NOT be used:
CAUTION: Not winterizing will cause irreversible
damage (at freezing temperatures) to the pump and/
or plumbing lines.
1. Select the OFF mode.
Note: If the spa is to be used during winter in a cold
climate, see warm climate instructions below.
2. Unplug the unit. Turn off the house circuit breaker.
(If converted to 230 V, turn off the power at the circuit
breaker.)
3. Drain the spa completely by attaching a garden
hose to the drain valve on the suction plumbing.
Then remove the hose and leave the drain valve in
the open position.
4. Remove the filter cartridges, clean them, and store
them dry.
5. Keep water and debris out by covering with a rigid
spa cover.
In a warm climate where there are occasional freezing temperatures, follow this procedure:
1. Select the HTR/FILTER mode.
2. Set the thermostat to its minimum temperature (45°50° F.) by turning the dial all the way counter clockwise.
3. Maintain a chemical balance. (See Water Quality
section.)
4. Keep the spa covered using the spa cover provided.
6. Before using the spa again, review the Operating
Instructions.
Factory Installed Redwood Skirt
Your Aero Plus spa is supplied with a factory-installed
redwood skirt which completely surrounds the spa.
The equipment access door can be opened for maintenance, setting the timer.
The skirt is made of kiln-dried redwood and can be
left natural to weather to it's normal light gray color
(after about three months), or you may choose to apply
a stain or clear finish. Consult your local paint dealer
for the appropriate product.
If it becomes necessary to remove any of the skirt
sections, simply remove the screws with which the
section is secured.
Note: When you remove the skirts, you will notice
the plastic covered, foam insulation blocks. These
blocks are designed to be removed when service is
required and reinstalled when service has been completed.
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PHILLIPS
SCREWS
SKIRT
SECTION
MAINTENANCE
Spa Light
Covering Your Spa
Two colored lenses are provided with your spa. To
change the lens, simply pull the lens out of the fitting and
replace it with the desired colored lens. Two replacement bulbs (#912) are also included. Put them in a safe
place for future use. When a bulb burns out, replace it
from the back of the light fitting, pulling out the bulb
receptacle.
An optional rigid spa cover is available to place on top of
the spa. Use of this cover will help to minimize heat loss
and evaporation, and thus reduce energy costs. The
cover is also an attractive and efficient means of preventing debris such as leaves and dirt from entering your
spa when not in use. Follow the instructions for use and
care provided with the spa cover.
CAUTION
SPA LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
LOCKING
NUT
NORMAL
LENS
COLORED
FILTER
LIGHT BULB
While the spa cover is rigid, it is not designed to
support any weight. Therefore, as a safety precaution and to preserve the life of your cover, you must
not sit, stand, or lie on it; nor should you place
objects of any kind on top of it.
Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath does not guarantee or warrant
this cover.
AERO SPA WITH RIGID
INSULATING COVER
BULB
RECEPTACLE
LIGHT
BEZEL
SHELL
Cleaning Your Spa
Your Aero Plus spa shell consists of two layers of plastic
materials. Its smooth top surface of acrylic is tough and
durable and contains concentrated color. This is supported by a substantial thickness of fiberglass-reinforced polyester resin. A catalyst causes a chemical
reaction during manufacture that bonds these layers
permanently into a hard, strong material. With a minimum amount of care and cleaning, your whirlpool spa
will look new for years.
To clean your spa, simply use a mild, non-abrasive liquid
detergent, isopropyl alcohol, or commercially prepared
spa cleaner. Do not use abrasive cleaners. You can
protect and restore the gloss to a dulled surface by
applying Meguiar’s #10 Mirror Glaze, which is a product
specifically designed for use on acrylic finishes. If
Meguiar’s is not available, an acrylic polish of equal
quality or automotive paste wax will do.
Use a spa cleaner for residue buildup at the water level
of the spa surface. This may be applied to the acrylic
surface with a soft cloth and wiped clean. Use sparingly
in small amounts to avoid contaminating the spa water.
If heavily soiled, it may be advisable to lower the water
level 2-3 inches before cleaning; then refill to normal
level.
Repairs to the Acrylic
Minor scratches which do not penetrate the color finish
(acrylic) can be removed with 600-grit wet/dry sandpaper. Restore the glossy finish with Meguiar’s #10 Mirror
Glaze or comparable automotive paste wax.
Major scratches or gouges which penetrate the acrylic
surface will require refinishing. Ask your Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath dealer for special instructions.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
2. Heater not functioning.
REMEDY
PROBABLE CAUSE
A. Actuated too rapidly
A. Wait 60 seconds; system
will be restored automatically.
A. Heater mode not selected.
B. No power to heater.
A. Select Heater/Filter mode.
B. Check house circuit breaker
and GFCI.
C. Turn to desired temperature.
C. Thermostat set lower
than water temperature.
D. High temperature safety
switches tripped.
E.
F.
G.
H.
Abnormally low water flow.
Heater relay not operating.
Heater element failure.
Improper 230 VAC
Conversion
D. Reset buttons on heater after
water has cooled; see *Note if
switches continue to trip.
E. See Remedy 6 below.
F. *
G. *
H. Contact electrician.
3. Heater not functioning but
heater light on.
A. Relay malfunction.
B. Element malfunction.
A. *
B. *
4. Water not clean.
A. Clogged or blocked suction
strainer or skimmer basket.
B. Filter clogged (dirty).
C. Poor water chemistry.
D. Insufficient filtering time.
E. mproper maintenance.
F. High content of solids in water.
A. Clean strainer/skimmer basket.
A. Leak in suction line, discharge line, or connections.
B. Excessive evaporation and/or
splashing.
A. Repair leak.
A. Normal operation in FILTER or
HTR/FILTER mode.
B. Low water level.
A. Select JETS mode for maximum
flow.
B. Fill to water level indicator
mark on skimmer/filter frame.
C. Fill to middle of skimmer.
D. Clean strainers or skimmer baskets
5. Abnormal water usage.
6. Low water flow from jets.
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
Clean or replace.
See “Chemistry” section.
Run filter.
See Maintenance section.
Use clarifier or drain and refill
spa.
B. Use rigid spa cover; lower
thermostat setting.
C. Low Water Level
D. Clogged or blocked suction
strainer or skimmer basket.
E. Dirty filter.
E.
F.
F. Suction or discharge line
partially plugged.
G. Pump running at subnormal speed. G.
H. Worn or damaged pump seal.
H.
Clean or replace.
*
*
*
*Note: The skills and tools necessary for the safe repair of this spa require the services
of qualified service personnel. Contact your dealer.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
7. No water flow from jets.
A. Unit not plugged in.
B. Selector switch in OFF.
C. House circuit breaker tripped;
no power to system.
D. Spa circuit breaker tripped.
E. High temperature safety switch
tripped.
F. GFCI tripped.
G. Faulty pump or motor.
8. Noisy pump and motor.
REMEDY
PROBABLE CAUSE
A. Clogged strainer(s).
B. Leakage of air into suction line.
C. Vibrating parts attached to moto
or support brackets
D. Low water level.
E. Damaged or worn motor
bearings.
F. Impeller rubbing inside case.
G. Debris inside pump.
A. Plug unit in.
B. Select other function.
C. Reset circuit breaker.
D. Reset circuit breaker
E. Reset button on heater after
water has cooled; *Note
if switch continues to trip.
F. Reset GFCI
G. *
A. Clean strainer(s).
B. Locate and repair leaks.
C. Tighten fasteners.
D. Add water to normal water
level.
E. *
F. *
G. *
9. Water leakage at pump shaft
(rotating connection between
pump and motor).
A. Worn or damaged pump seal.
A. *
10. Motor will not start.
A.
B.
C.
D.
A. Plug in unit
B. Select FILTER, HTR/FILTER,
or
JETS mode.
C. Select OFF, ACC mode.
D. Reset circuit breakers.
E.
F.
G.
H.
Unit not plugged in.
OFF mode selected.
Blower selected (115 VAC).
House circuit breaker
tripped or in OFF position.
Spa circuit breakers tripped.
GFCI tripped.
Improper or defective wiring.
High temperature safety
switches tripped.
I. Inadequate eletrical supply
J. Locked shaft or impeller.
K. Motor windings burned out.
L. Defective starting switch
inside motor.
E. Reset GFCI.
G. *
H. Reset buttons on heater after
water has cooled; see *Note
I. *
J. *
K. *
L. *
if switch continues to trip.
*Note: The skills and tools necessary for the safe repair of this spa require the services
of qualified service personnel. Contact your dealer.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
PROBLEM
10. Motor will not start. (Continued)
PROBABLE CAUSE
I. Subnormal voltage.
J. Locked shaft or impeller.
K. Motor windings burned out.
L. Defective starting switch
inside motor.
11. Motor stops.
A. Motor overload condition.
B. Selector switch failure.
C. Relay failure.
D. Inadequate supply wiring.
E. High temperature safety
switch tripped.
12. Air Blower does not operate.
A. Power off.
B. ACC switch in OFF.
C. House circuit breaker
tripped, no power to
system.
D. Redwood skirt door open
or not in place.
E. GFCI tripped.
F. Faulty motor.
REMEDY
I. Call an electrition or your
power company.
J. *
K. *
L. *
A. Let cool for one hour.
Motor overload will reset;
if problem persists, see *Note.
B. *
C. *
D. Consult electrician to correct wiring to unit.
E. Reset button on heater after
water has cooled; see *Note
if switch continues to trip.
A. Turn on power at service
panel.
B. Select other function.
C. Reset circuit breaker.
D. Close redwood skirt
door.
E. Reset GFCI.
F. *
*Note: The skills and tools necessary for the safe repair of this spa require the services
of qualified service personnel. Contact your Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath dealer.
IMPORTANT
The Palio II™ Portable Whirlpool Spa requires a 115
VAC 20 AMP capacity electrical supply. If the wiring of the
circuit in which your spa is connected is not sized properly
for 20 AMPs, or if the outlet used is too distant from the main
service panel, there may be a considerable voltage drop.
Such a voltage drop would not only cause the unit to
malfunction, but it may also cause permanent damage to
the spa's electrical system.
Before operating your spa, therefore, we recommend
that you test the spa's intended electrical supply circuit for
sufficient voltage. To do this, you will need as AC voltage
meter and a small electrical appliance rated at 1200 (min.)
- 1600 (max.) watts, such as a toaster or small heater. With
the appliance turned off, plug it into the receptacle and take
a voltage meter reading from the adjacent receptacle. Next
turn on the appliance to its maximum setting and again
measure the voltage as before. The difference between
the two voltage readings must not be more than 5%. For
example, if the "OFF" voltage is 115, the "ON" voltage must
not be below 109. If there is a voltage drop of more than 5%
or if there is less than the 105 V minimum operating voltage
at the receptacle, the electrical supply is insufficient. The
minimum voltage must be maintained during spa operation.
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If your test reveals insufficient electrical supply, several
solutions are possible; First, you could have your electrical
supply upgraded and provide a dedicated, properly wired
circuit with 20 AMP capability to be used for the spa only.
Second, you can install a transformer which would boost
your existing power supply. We recommend that you seek
the advice and services of a qualified electrician who can
determine your particular electrical needs for installation of
your spa.
20 AMP RECEPTACLE
1200-1600 WATT (MAX.)
APPLIANCE
Alternate Use of Water Rainbow Spout as Fill Spout
You can use your Water Rainbow spout as a fill spout by permanently plumbing it to a fresh water supply if local
codes permit. Local plumbing codes may require the use of an anti-siphon valve for such a connection. Do not
interconnect water supply with recirculating system of the spa.
To make the connections necessary to use the Water Rainbow as a fill spout, follow this procedure:
• Make sure spa is unplugged and completely drained.
• Unscrew the spout from the 3/4" pipe.
• Cut 3/4" piping as shown in illustration below.
• Cap off the piping by cementing a 3/4" PVC cap where cut has been made.
• Connect permanent plumbing line to the spout.
WATER RAINBOW SPOUT
CUT PIPING HERE
(LEAVE 1 1/2"-2")
TEE ON DISCHARGE
PIPING
SAVE FOR LATER
IF DESIRED
INSTALL AND CEMENT
3/4" PVC CAP
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PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE.
USE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS SUPPLIED WITH PRODUCT.
Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath has obtained applicable code (standards) listings generally available on a national basis for products of
this type. It is the responsibility of the installer/owner to determine specific local code compliance prior to installation of the product.
Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath makes no representation or warranty regarding, and will not be responsible for any code compliance.
Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath National Headquarters
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Customer Service: Call (800) 288-400
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