2001 Baja Spa Sportub Owners Manual
BAJA PRODUCTS, LTD.
America's Get Away Spa!
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NOTE: Important Safety Instructions. Please read and follow all instructions
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INSTALLATION GUIDELINES esse PAGE 6
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION era noes PAGE 7
INITIAL START UP................. EEE PAGE 8
EQUIPMENT FEATURES.................—.—......ee.e.emnae es PAGE 9
CONTROLLER OPERATIONS.........................—..emere nee PAGE 10-11
QUICK PROGRAMMING NOTES.......................emmeeceneeenen ns PAGE 12
SPA OPERATION rent PAGE 13
CABINET INSTALLATION... eee nene PAGE 14
SPA MAINTENANG ernennen nes PAGE 15
REGULAR SPA MAINTENANCE. ss ooo PAGE 16-17
WINTERIZING YOUR SPA ..oooo oreo PAGE 17
TROUBLE SHOOTING................ O PAGE 18
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HISTORY OF SPAS
The word "spa" is taken from a town in the province of Liege, Belguim where mineral springs
were favored for centuries by notables and royalty, including the Russian Czar Peter the Great and
German Kaiser William ll.
However, the use of mineral springs for theraputic purposes dates back to the 5th Century
B.C., when hot springs in Greece and the Aegean Islands served as healing clinics. Atone of these
clinics on the Island of Cos, the Greek physician Hippocrates practiced medicine for a while and
wrote extensively on hydrotherapy.
The Romans, after a day of conquering the world, retreated to the pleasures of spas. Infact,
many well-preserved spas built by the Romans still exist in places as far apart as Bath, England;
Baden, Switzerland; and Tiberias, Israel. After the fall of Rome in the 5th Century A.D., the number
of spas decreased. It was not until the Renaissance, mysteriously enough, that they once again
became numerous. Which raises the question: Does the use of spas result in great thinking, or do
great thinkers resort to the use of spas?
A new Baja Spa is the modern machine for today's great thinkers. It blends many advanced
features to help you enjoy the benefits of warm water for recreation and therapy.
Baja Products, Ltd. originated the acrylic spa in 1972, and our experience plus dedication
assure you of the highest quality components and materials of construction.
We wish you years of enjoyment and relaxation with your new spa. Please take a few
minutes to read the safety instructions and operating features described in this manual.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
11. Do not use the spa alone.
12. People with infections, skin sores or open wounds should not use the spa.
13. —Itis recommended that people shower before and after using the spa in order to
keep spa operating cleaner, and to rinse off spa water chemicals.
14. Disconnect all electrical power before attempting any kind of service to the
electrical module.
15. Always use unbreakable containers around the spa. Never use glass.
16. Never walk, climb, play or jump on the insulated cover of your spa. Never use
the spa unless the cover has been completely removed. Do not rely on the cover
as a safety cover for children. Children must be supervised when they are in or
around the spa.
17. A fence around your spa with a self-closing and self-latching gate can be the
best protection against unauthorized use. If your spa is indoors, lock the door to
the room to keep out unauthorized users.
18. Install to provide drainage of compartment with electrical components.
19. WARNING - To reduce the risk of injury:
a) The water in a spa should never exceed 40°C(104°F). Water temperature
between 38°C (100°F) and 40°C(104°F) are considered safe for a healthy adult.
Lower water temperatures are recommended for young children and when spa
use exceeds 10 minutes.
b) Since excessive water temperatures have a high potential for causing fetal
damage during the early months of pregnancy, pregnant or possibly pregnant
women should limit spa water temperatures to 38°C(100°F).
c) Before entering a spa, the user should measure the water temperature with
an accurate thermometer since the tolerance of water temperature-regulating
devices varies.
d) The use of alcohol, drugs, or medication before or during spa use may lead to
unconsciousness with the possibility of drowning.
e) 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.
f) Persons suffering from obesity or with a medical history of heart disease, low
or high blood pressure, circulatory system problems, or diabetes should consult a
physician before using a spa.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When installing and using this electrical equipment basic safety precautions should
always be followed, including the following:
READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS.
WARNING - To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to use this product
unless they are closely supervised at all times.
A wire connector is provided on this unit to connect a minimum No. 8 AWG (8.4
mm?) slide copper conductor between this unit and any metal equipment, metal
enclosures of electrical equipment, metal water pipe, or conduit within 5 feet
(1.5 mm) of the unit.
For Cord-Connected/Convertible Units
a) Replace damaged cord immediately.
b) Do not bury cord.
Cc) Connectto a grounded, grounding type receptacle only.
d) NEVER use an Extension Cord of any type.
If the supplied cord and plug are not used, the electrical supply for this product
mustinclude a suitably rated switch or circuit breaker to open all ungrounded
supply conductors to comply with section 422-20 of the National Electrical Code,
ANSINFPA 70. The disconnecting means must be readily accessible to the spa
occupant but installed at least 5 ft. (1.5 m) from spa water. (See GFCI Warning pg. 4)
DANGER - Risk of Accidental Drowning. Extreme caution must be exercised
to prevent unauthorized access by children. To avoid accidents, ensure that
children do not use this spa unless they are supervised at all times.
DANGER - Risk of Injury. The suction fittings in this spa are sized to match the
specific water flow created by the pump. Should the need arise to replace the
suction fittings or the pump, be sure that the flow rates are compatible.
Never operate spa if the suction fittings are broken or missing. Never replace a
suction fitting with one rated less than the flow rate marked on the original suction
fitting.
DANGER - Risk of Electric Shock. Install at least 5 feet (1.5 m) from all metal
surfaces. As an alternative, a spa may be installed within 5 feet of metal
surfaces if each metal surface is permanently connected by a minimum No. 8
AWG (8.4 mm?) solid copper conductor to the wire connector on the terminal box
that is provided for this purpose.
DANGER - Risk of Electric Shock. Do not permit any electric appliance, such
as a light, telephone, radio, or television, within 5 feet (1.5 m) of a spa.
Always enter and exit the spa slowly and cautiously. Wet surfaces can be
slippery.
INSTALLATION GUIDELINES
1. Locate your spa on a solid, level surface that is structurally strong enough to
support its filled weight.
2. Installations on wooden decks or balconies should be checked to insure that the
floor can support the weight of the full spa and the persons using it.
3. A reinforced poured concrete slab (min. 4" thick) is recommended. However,
wood decking is also acceptable, provided it is constructed so that it meets the
requirements outlined above. (see No. 2)
4. The spa must be installed in such a manner as to provide drainage away from
the spa.
5. Spas which will be installed into a floor or wood deck must be installed to permit
access to the equipment for servicing.
6. Do not install the spa under any electrical wires.
7. In selecting the ideal outdoor, or indoor location for your spa, we suggest you
take into consideration the following:
a) The view you will have from the spa.
b) The proximity to your home for changing and/or shelter (this is very
important in cold weather).
C) A sheltered environment, providing protection from wind and weather if
needed.
d) The overall enhancement of your yard or room.
e) Do not place the spa under an unguttered roof overhang.
f) Indoor installations require provisions for proper ventilation.
g) Check local codes for building and fence requirements.
h) Water is carried and splashed out by the user, be sure the spa is not
located in an area or on a surface that may be damaged by water.
(Examples: Carpeting, 2nd floor in house, etc.)
|) Indoor spas should be installed in rooms constructed of materials that will
not be damaged by high humidity.
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SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
20. Hyperthermia occurs when the internal temperature of the body reaches a level
several degrees above the normal body temperature of 98.6 °F. The symptoms
of hyperthermia include an increase in the internal temperature of the body,
dizziness, lethargy, drowsiness and fainting. The effects of hyperthermia include
(1) failure to perceive heat, (2) failure to recognize the need to exit spa, (3)
physical inability to exit spa, (4) fetal damage in pregnant women, (5)
unawareness of impending hazard, (6) unconsciousness resulting in the danger
of drowning. WARNING: The use of alcohol, drugs, or medication can
greatly increase the risk of fatal hyperthermia.
21. Inform all occasional users of these precautions.
22. For units with an Integral GFCI: Warning - This product is provided with a ground
fault circuit-interrupter at the end of the cord. The GFCI must be tested before each
use with the product operating. Push the test button on the GFCI and the product
should not operate. Push the reset button on the GFCI and the product should
operate normally. If the product fails to operate in this manner, there is a ground
current flowing indicating the possibility of an electrical shock. Disconnect the
power until the fault has been identified and corrected.
23. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
110 VOLT OZONE GENERATOR
110 VOLT OZONE GENERATOR INSTALLATION (optional)
The Sportub series are equipped with an ozone feed line ready for the addition of
optional ozone generator.
Located under the spa lip and above the equipment pack please find the coiled ozone
feed line with built in check valve. Connect this line to the barb fitting provided on the
ozone generator leaving the excess tubing coiled under lip. This line is connected to a
dedicated ozone injection spa jet.
The yellow 4-prong plug located on the equipment pack supplies power to the ozonator.
Make sure the electrical pin configuration is matching and then plug in the ozonator.
This receptacle is ON (hot) at all times. Ozone will be injected into spa automatically
whenever the pump is operating on low speed mode (Filtration)
The ozone generator can be grounded with #8 AWG copper conductor connected to the
bonding lug provided on the equipment pack.
WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS PROVIDED BY THE
OZONE GENERATOR MANUFACTURER.
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INITIAL STARTUP
WARNING
IN ORDER TO CHECK FOR POSSIBLE LEAKS, THE FOLLOWING STEPS
ARE PERFORMED WITHOUT THE WOOD SKIRTING IN PLACE. TO
PREVENT RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK, DO NOT USE SPA AT THIS TIME.
‚ 110 Volt Units: Make sure the power supply cord is "unplugged".
220 Volt Units: Make sure the power supply is "OFF".
Check to see that the hose bib (located to the left side of Equipment Module) is
closed.
The slide valves on each side of the Equipment Module should be open. (The valve
is open when the handle is pulled out, closed when it is pushed in).
NOTE: Valves snap lock into place in both "open" and “closed” positions.
4.
Fill the spa water to 1" above the center line of the skimmer located inside spa.
Bleed air from the filter and equipment module by opening the air relief plug (located
on the top of the filter). Tighten plug when finished. (See pg. 14 Filter Removal, No. 2)
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Equipment Module must never be operated without water in
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the spa, or serious damage to the heater and/or pump could result.
Check all plumbing connections for water leaks.
Familiarize yourself with controller operations
Apply power to the Equipment Module.
110 Volt Units: Plug cord into dedicated 15 amp outlet.
220 Volt Units: Turn the main disconnect switch to the "ON" position.
Push the JET button located on the topside SPORTUB™ control panel. The pump will
now operate at high speed.
Set desired temperature.
IMPORTANT NOTE: lt is very important the pump be operated on high speed for
several minutes to assure that all air has been removed from system. The
thermostat may only be "turned up" after full water flow has been established.
10. Check for any leaks. FOR YOUR INFO
If your new spa pump does not prime (flow) on the initial start-up...
11. Open valves for operation. You may be experiencing “air lock”
Close valves for maintenance. This normal occurrence can be easily corrected by loosening the
plumbing union on the left side of the pump’s suction (your left as you
face the equipment) until the water flows into the pump. Then quickly re-
tighten fitting taking care that the O-ring stays in place. Turn on the the
LOW SPEED pump setting and you should now have normal flow
through the jets.
Note: OPEN AIR RELIEF VALVE on the top of the filter when filling spa.
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120 VOLT INSTALLATION
The provided power supply cord must be connected to a receptacle with a minimum circuit breaker size
of 15 amperes. No other electrical appliance or fixture should be used on this circuit.
The heater will provide 1100 watts (1.1 kw) of heat when the pump is operating in low speed and
thermostat is calling for heat.
Under no circumstances should an extension cord be used. Use of an extension cord will
seriously degrade the performance of the equipment module and can create an electrical
hazard.
The following instructions are for 240 Volt - 40 Amperes Applications
240 VOLT INSTALLATION
The heater will provide 4500 watts (4.5 kw) of heat GROUND
when the pump is on and the thermostat is calling
for heat.
SUPPLIED
The following instructions must be followed for a WIRING
permanently connected Equipment Module
designed to operate at 240 Volts.
NEUTRAL ===
FACTORY LINE 1 - BLACK
. SUPPLIED LINE 2 - BLUE
1. Disconnect and remove the WIRING NEUTRAL - WHITE
GFCI power cord.
MINIMUM WIRE SIZE -8 AWG.
2. Connect input power wiring as shown above. *Refer to local codes for exact wiring size required.
When connected to 240 Volts, the Equipment
Module requires a three wire electrical service,
plus ground (line 1, line 2, Neutral and Ground),
and requires a minimum supply conductor
ampacity of 40 amperes and a GFCI circuit
breaker size of 40 Amperes.
Jumper Ji
(Blue Tab)
3. Move Jumper 1 ( Blue Tab) from pins 2 and 3 to
pins 1 and 2 as shown in detail to the right.
Use copper conductors ONLY!
4, Close the wiring access panel.
J1 = Conversion Jumper
== Across Pins 1 and 2 for 240 Volt Operation
Across Pins 2 and 3 for 120 Volt Operation
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О — NOTE: 240 Volt mode allows pump high speed
- and heater to operate at the same time. |
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SPORTUB 1050-54-56 Controller Operations
JETS KEY: The Jets key is used to turn the
pump on or off at selected speeds. The first
press will turn on the pump LOW speed, the
second press will change the pump to HIGH
speed, the third press will turn the pump off or return to a
heat or filtration mode (see note). A built-in timer will
shut the pump off 20 minutes after it has been started
unless the user does so manually. When the pump is on,
the Jets On Indicator will appear above the Jets Key.
NOTE: You may not be able to turn the pump off if it has
started a filtration cycle or if the spa is calling for
additional heating. This is easily identified by observing
the status of the "Heater On Indicator” or the "Filter
Cycle Indicator”.
LIGHT KEY: The Light key is used to turn the
light on or off. The first press of the Light key
will turn the light on. A second press will turn
The light off. The light will automatically turn
itself off after 2 hours. When the light is on the Light On
Indicator will appear above the Light Key.
PROGRAMMING FILTER CYCLES: You may choose to
filter your spa 1, 2, or 3 times daily as required to
maintain clean, sanitary water. At the same time, press
and release both the Jets Key and the Up Arrow Key.
The current setting for filtration cycle frequency will be
displayed. Do nothing and the control will revert to the
Default System Operation Mode, OR, to change the
frequency, press the Up or Down Arrow key. Pressing
the Jets Key and Up Arrow Key at the same time again
will start a Filtration Cycle, otherwise, the first cycle will
start 24 hours from the programming time. NOTE: The
cycles will repeat every 24. 12. or 8 hours within a 24
hour period, starting from the time programmed. It is
recommended that the system be powered up at a time
when the programmed cycles do not interfere with
sleeping hours.
PROGRAMMING CYCLE DURATION: You may choose
to filter your spa 60, 120 or 180 minutes per cycle as
required to maintain clean, sanitary water. At the same
time, press and release both the Light Key and the Up
Arrow Key. The current setting for filtration cycle duration
will be displayed (60,120,180). Do nothing and the
control will revert to the Default System Operation Mode,
OR, to change the frequency, press the Up or Down
Arrow key.
IMPORTANT PROGRAMMING NOTES: (1) If a program
change is not made within 5 seconds, the system will
default back to the monitoring mode. (2) While
programming, the Pump and Light features may have
been activated. Either can be turned off in the normal
way after programming is complete. The display will
return to indicate water temperature 5 seconds after the
keys are released.
OZONE OPERATION: The Ozone circuit is available
while the Pump is operating in either LOW or High
speed. Ozone will only be generated while the pump is
in operation and the Jet Air Controls are open.
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TEMPERATURE PROGRAM KEYS: The
Up/Down Temperature Program Keys are
used to set the desired water temperature.
Press the Up or Down keys to Increase (or
decrease) the desired temperature setting. The temperature
can be adjusted in 1°F increments from 59°F to 104°F (or 15°C
to 40° C.). The desired temperature setting will remain in the
display for 5 seconds as confirmation of the new value, after 5
seconds the display will return to display the present water
temperature. NOTE: The Temperature Program Indicator will
appear to indicate that the temperature in the display is the
desired-programmed temperature and not the actual water
temperature.
— HEATER —
HEATER OPERATION: When the water temperature drops
1°F lower than the desired temperature, the heater will be
tured on until the water temperature reaches the desired
temperature plus 1°F. The Heater On Indicator will appear on
the function panel when it is on. The Heater On Light Indicator
will blink on the function panel whenever there is a call for heat
and the heater has not yet been activated.
FREEZE PROTECTION: When the system senses cold
temperatures, it will automatically engage the freeze protection
mode for a monitoring period of 24 hours. During this time, the
pump will operate for 1 minute every 2 hours to circulate warm
water through the plumbing. When the pump is running due to
this feature, the Filter Cycle Indicator on the spaside panel will
blink. Filter Cycles will operate as determined by the program-
ming and will not be affected by the Freeze Protection Mode.
HIGH TEMPERATURE PROTECTION: If the water temper-
ature exceeds 122°F at the High Temperature probe, the
system will display the message HL and will turn the heater off.
After the water temperature has cooled down, pressing any
key on the spaside panel control will allow the system to
restart. If the spa water temperature does not seem to be
elevated, the HL reading may have been caused by poor water
flow or electrical line interference (e.g. thunderstorms, voltage
surges, etc.). Simply reset and monitor the system. See
Troubleshooting, page 16. NOTE: The Freeze Protection
Circuit is in effect at all times that there is power applied the
system and will automatically engage if needed.
DEFAULT SYSTEM OPERATIONS: When power is applied, or
there is a temporary loss of power, the system will initiate it's
default programming. The filter cycle starts 24 hours after the
system has been powered up, filters for one hour, and then
repeats every 24 hours. The maintained temperature will
default to 95° F. The freeze protection feature will stay in effect.
If a power loss condition is experienced, the spaside display
will blink until any key is pressed. This feature is to let the user
know that a power failure has occurred and that the
Temperature Program point has returned to the default value.
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING: To set temperature unit
(°F or °C) press and hold the light key for 5 seconds. This
will switch the system to the temperature that you prefer.
Once the selection has been made simply wait until the
spaside control reverts back to the temperature mode.
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EQUIPMENT FEATURES
NOTE: Before filling spa, please familiarize yourself
with the features of the Equipment Module & Control
EQUIPMENT MODULE
GROUND FAULT
CIRCUIT
INTERRUPTER
A required safety
feature in cord
and plug
connected units.
ON/OFF
SWITCH
Functions
as the main
ON/OFF switch
for the Equipment
Module.
HEATER
LIGHT
llluminates when
the heater is on.
HEATER ASSEMBLY
Electronically Controlled and
equipped with a high-limit
safety “shut-off”.
SPA CONTROL PANEL
LIGHT ON INDICATOR
JETS ON INDICATOR
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JETS KEY и TEMPERATURE
LIGHT KEY (UP / DOWN FOR
PROGRAMMING)
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QUICK PROGRAMMING NOTES
HYDRO-QUIP PORTABLE SPA EQUIPMENT
SUPPLEMENT
IF YOU APPLY POWER TO SYSTEM AND DO NOTHING ELSE:
1. The primary filter cycle will occur in 24 hours and run for 60 min.
This will repeat every 24 hours.
2. The spa will heat up to and maintain 95* F.
(The freeze protection mode is available if required.)
TO SET OR CHANGE THE FILTER CYCLE START TIMES:
Refer to PROGRAMMING FILTER CYCLES in operating manual.
IF THE FILTER CYCLES ARE NOT RUNNING AT THE BEST TIMES FOR YOUR
SLEEPING SCHEDULE, YOU MUST PROGRAM THE SYSTEM AT A PARTICULAR
TIME OF DAY TO ADJUST THE INTERNAL SYSTEM TIME PATTERN.
Desired Filter Cycles Programming Time Filtering Time
1 Cycle per 24 Hour Period 8:00 PM 8:00 PM
2 Cycles per 24 Hour Period 8:00 PM 8:00 PM € 8:00 AM
3 Cycles per 24 hour Period 2:00 PM 10:00 PM, 6:00 AM
& 2:00 PM
Note: The easiest way to change the internal system time pattern is to simply TURN
OFF ALL POWER to the spa for (10) ten seconds and then promptly start your
programming procedure.
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SPORTUB II 1057-58 Controller Operations
Programming Cycle Duration
You may choose to filter spa 60, 120 or 180 minutes per cycle as needed to maintain filtered water.
To view the current length of ea. filter cycle, press & hold the Light button for 5 secs.
The current length of ea. filtration cycle will then be shown.
This setting can be modified by holding the Up/Down button until the length of ea. cycle is shown.
A simultaneous press & hold of the Pump1 & Light button for 5 seconds more will start a new filter
Programming Number of Filter Cycles:
You may choose to filter the spa 1, 2 or 3 times daily as required to maintain clean water. To view
the current number of filter cycles press & hold the Pump button for 5 secs.
The current number of filtration cycles will be displayed. This setting can be modified by holding
down the Up/Down button until the desired number of cycles is shown. A simultaneous press &
hold of the Pump1 & Up/Down button for an extra 5 secs. will start a new filter cycle.
JET1 - The JET1 button is used to turn the pump on or off at selected speeds. The first press will
turn the pump to LOW speed. The second press will change the pump to HIGH speed. The third
press will turn the pump off or return to a heat or filtration mode (see note). A built in timer will shut
the pump off 20 minutes after it has been started unless the user does so manually. When the
pump is on, the "Jets On" indicator will appear above the JET1 button.
Note: You may not be able to turn the pump off if it has started a filtration cycle or if the spa is calling for additional
heating. This is easily identified by observing the status of the "Heater On" indicator light or the "Filter Cycle" indicator
light.
JET2 - The JET2 button is used to turn the JET2 booster pump on or off. The first press of the
JET2 button will start the booster pump. A second press will turn the booster pump off. The JET2
booster pump will automatically turn itself off after 20 minutes. When the JET2 booster pump is
on, the JET2 indicator light will appear above the JET? button.
LIGHT - The LIGHT button is used to turn the light on or off. The first press of the LIGHT button
will turn the light on. The second press of the button will turn the light off. The light will
automatically turn itself off after 2 hours. When the light is on, indicator light will appear above the
LIGHT button.
TEMPERATURE PROGRAM - The temperature program button is used to set the desired water
temperature. Press and hold this button to increase or decrease the desired temperature setting.
Release and press again to increase/decrease to the desired temperature setting. The
temperature can be adjusted in 1°F increments from 59°F to 104°F (or 15°C to 40°C). The desired
temperature setting will remain in the display box for 5 seconds as confirmation of the new setting.
After 5 seconds the display will show the current water temperature.
Note: The temperature program indicator will appear to indicate that the temperature in the display is the desired-
programmed temperature and not the actual water temperature.
Note: A power outage to the system will erase any programmed settings. If a power outage
| should occur, it will then be necessary to re-program the system. Filtering default is 60
minutes, once a day. Temperature Default is 95 degrees.
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| CABINET INSTALLATION
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1. Attach coupling blocks to one 2. Align with other side panel, insert 3. Position corner panels under spa
end of shorter side panels (4). bolts and tighten securely. lip with black kickboard on the bottom.
(Note: One corner panel is notched
for power cord exit.)
4. Install remaining panels and corners
around spa using panel bolts and bolt
driver located in skirt kit box.
e Note: Shim under wood base of spa only. Do not shim under
Shim equipment support section or foam insulation. DO NOT
Under — shim under equipment part of the frame. Always shim
The under spa's main "footprint" or base.
Equip
Area
SHIM AREA Only
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SPA OPERATION TIPS
Filter Operation:
1. Turning jet face will activate 2. Open air control fittings when in HIGH
TurboStream™ or Hydrotherapy jets. Speed Jet mode.
Filter Operation: Magna Jets
1. Turn outer ring counterclockwise to 2. Nozzles are interchangeable. To re-
open, and clockwise to close jet. move, pull straight out.
OPTIONAL EQUIPMENT: To install Euro'ssage™ into any Magna Jet, turn slightly
clockwise until you feel it lock into place. To remove, turn counterclockwise and pull
straight out..
Filter Removal: Note: See page 16 for cleaning instructions before removing filter.
1. Press tab and turn lock counter- 2. After cleaning filter, bleed air out of
clockwise. Remove filter lid and cartidge. the filter cavity by opening the air relief
valve & turn on High Speed Pump.
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REGULAR SPA MAINTENANCE
CLEANING THE FILTER:
Your Baja Spa comes complete with a 50 Sq. Ft. filter cartridge that is
designed to work under pressure. With normal use, this filter should be removed
a minimum of once every 30 days, or anytime you notice an appreciable decrease of the
flow from the spa jets. You should take time to clean the filter.
TO CLEAN THE FILTER:
1. TURN OFF THE POWER.
2. REMOVE THE COVER FROM THE FILTER UNIT.
3. OPEN AIR RELIEF PLUG.
4. DEPRESS LOCK SPRING ON FILTER AND REMOVE LOCK RING
BY TURNING COUNTERCLOCKWISE (LEFT).
5. REMOVE CARTRIDGE FROM THE FILTER HOUSING AND CLEAN
THOROUGHLY WITH THE PRESSURE SPRAY FROM A NOZZLE ON
A GARDEN HOSE.
6. REPLACE THE CLEANED FILTER AND TIGHTEN THE LOCKING RING.
7. TURN ON POWER.
8. WHEN THE WATER COMES OUT OF THE AIR RELIEF PLUG, CLOSE IT.
9. WHEN WATER IS FLOWING FULL, SET THERMOSTAT TO DESIRED
WATER TEMPERATURE.
WOOD CABINET:
Your modular cabinet has been treated with a stain at the factory. It is suggested that the
cabinet be treated annually with an additional coat of stain for maximum weather
protection. Contact your Baja Spa Retailer for advice on which stain and oil work
best in your area.
DRAINING THE SPA:
It is recommended to completely drain the spa at least four times a year.
More frequent draining may be required depending on usage. The spa should
also be drained if it is not going to be used for a long period.
An empty spa MUST be covered. Direct sunlight on the acrylic surface can cause severe
damage or blemishing of the acrylic spa surface, and can result in the voiding of the spa
surface warranty.
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| SPA MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE
DAILY CHECK WATER LEVEL, REFILL IF NECESSARY TO
LINE ON SKIMMER PLATE.
CHECK CHEMICAL READING AND ADJUST AS NEEDED.
FOR PROPER FILTRATION, THE WATER SHOULD BE
CIRCULATING FOR AT LEAST FOUR HOURS A DAY.
WEEKLY WIPE DOWN THE WATER LINE.
CHECK WATER FLOW AND CLEAN FILTER IF
NECESSARY. |
MONTHLY CLEAN FILTER CARTRIDGE.
CLEAN THE INSULATED SPA COVER.
TEST THE GFCI.
THREE MONTHS DRAIN THE SPA COMPLETELY, REFILL WITH WATER
AND REPLENISH CHEMICALS.
WHILE THE SPA IS EMPTY, CLEAN WITH A NON-
ABRASIVE ACRYLIC CLEANER AND RINSE.
NOTE: NEVER WAX THE SURFACE AS THE WATER
WILL DISOLVE THE WAX AND CLOG THE FILTER.
SIX MONTHS: CLEAN, RESTAIN AND TREAT REDWOOD SKIRT.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
NONE OF THE EQUIPMENT OPERATES
Mazin breaker is set at OFF. Set main breaker to ON.
Sub-panel breaker is set at OFF. Set sub-panel breaker to ON.
Equipment GFCI set at OFF. Set GFCI to ON.
Power switch set at OFF (if available).
Set power switch to ON.
Components not plugged in. Plug in components.
Power cord not plugged in. Plug in power cord.
Overheat protection switch tripped.
Allow unit to cool down and restart by pushing any key.
NO, LOW, OR SURGING WATER FLOW
Air lock in plumbing system.
"Bleed" the system, see start-up procedure page 3.
Restricted flow.
Insure that the water shut-off valves are open and that suction
fittings are not blocked by debris.
Dirty filter. Clean or replace filter.
Low water level. Increase water level to recommended level.
LOW SPEED PUMP DOES NOT OPERATE
Overheat protection switch tripped.
Allow unit to cool down and restart by pushing any key.
Pump not plugged in. Plug in the pump.
THERAPY JETS INOPERATIVE
Overheat protection switch tripped.
Allow unit to cool down and restart by pushing any key.
Shut off valves are closed. Open shut off valves.
Pump not plugged in. Plug in the pump.
Dirty filter. Clean or replace filter.
Jets not properly adjusted.
Adjust jets properly - or contact your local dealer.
Diverter valve not properly adjusted.
Adjust diverter valve properly - or contact your local dealer.
LIGHTS INOPERATIVE
Light bulb defective.
Replace bulb - or contact your local dealer.
Reflector fallen off.
Replace reflector - or contact your local dealer.
Light not plugged in. Plug in the light.
IF THE ABOVE TROUBLESHOOTING
PROCEDURE DOES NOT CORRECT THE
PROBLEM, THEN CONTACT YOUR LOCAL
SPA DEALER OR SERVICE TECHNICIAN
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OZONATOR INOPERATIVE
Power switch is OFF. Set power switch to ON.
Power cord not plugged in. Plug in power cord.
Low water flow. Clean or replace filter - or contact your dealer.
-Ozone bulb defective. Contact your local dealer.
WATER LEAKS
Spa overfilled. Adjust spa water level.
Too many people in spa. Adjust spa water level.
Drain valve left open. Shut off drain valve.
Couplings or unions loose.
Tighten or contact your local dealer.
Incorrect water chemistry. Contact your local dealer.
Pump seal leaking. Contact your local dealer.
Plumbing / connections leaking. Contact your local dealer.
Water leaking from spa side control.
Contact your local dealer.
NO HEAT
Temperature not set correctly. Adjust setting.
Overheat protection switch tripped.
Allow unit to cool down and restart by pushing any key.
No power to heater. Reset breaker at service panel.
Low water flow. Clean or replace filter.
Improper water flow.
Refer to NO, LOW, OR SURGING WATER FLOW (above).
Spa cover not installed. Replace spa cover.
LOW HEAT
Insufficient heat time.
Increase heating periods on timer operation.
Temperature not set correctly. Adjust temperature setting.
Spa cover not installed. Replace spa cover.
Overheat protection circuit tripped.
Allow unit to cool down and restart by pushing any key.
Temperature sensor not in drywell.
Place sensor in drywell - or contact your local dealer.
improper water flow.
Refer to NO, LOW. OR SURGING WATER FLOW (above).
HIGH HEAT
Temperature sensor not in drywell.
Place sensor in drywell - or contact your local dealer.
Temperature set too high/maximum.
Adjust temperature setting.
High air temperature. Remove spa cover.
GFCI TRIPS OCCASIONALLY
Lightning or Electrical storm, Power surge, Extremely humid
conditions, or Radio frequency interference. Reset GFCI.
NOTE: Assure that the GFCI is properly grounded and bonded.
GFCI TRIPS REPEATEDLY
Defective component. Contact your local dealer.
Rev09/01
REGULAR SPA MAINTENANCE
TO DRAIN THE SPA, COMPLETE THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
1. Turn off the main circuit breaker or disconnect panel.
2. Attach a garden hose to the drain hose bib, and then open hose bib allowing the
water to drain from the spa by gravity. For complete draining, place outlet end of
hose below bottom of spa.
CLEANING:
When the acrylic surface becomes soiled, it can be cleaned with a soft cloth or
sponge. DO NOT US ANY ABRASIVE CLEANERS, as they can scratch or dull
the brilliant acrylic surface.
Your insulated cover can be cleaned with a non-abrasive household cleaner. A non
silicone based vinyl restorer will help protect the surface from sun damage.
~~ WINTERIZING YOUR SPA
If the spa is to be left unused for an extended period of time in areas where freezing
temperatures DO NOT OCCUR, it may be desirable to turn the heater OFF. To keep
the spa water clean and sparkling, set the timer to filter the water several times each
day. When preparing the spa for use, check the water chemistry to assure correct
chlorine and pH levels.
If it is desired to keep water in the spa during the time of year when freezing may occur,
the heater will operate as required to prevent the water from freezing.
However, CAUTION MUST BE USED WITH THIS APPROACH. In the event of
electrical power interruptions, regardless of cause, the heater and pump will stop
operating and freeze protection will be lost. This could result in freeze damage to the
spa, spa plumbing/and or Equipment Module components. Such damage is not
covered by the Equipment Module Warranty.
If the spa is to be drained for an extended period of time, consult your local retailer for
winterizing your spa completely due to potentially extreme weather conditions.
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ERROR IDENTIFICATION
3 flashing dots below the temperature display is an indication that an error has occurred. To
identify the error, follow these procedures:
e Open the front cover of the systems control box.
o Verify if the system error LED is illuminated on the printed circuit board.
System Error LED not Illuminated:
With Pump Running
* Press the Temp. Down Key to lower the temperature below the current water temperature.
о If the 3 flashing dots go away after the pump has shut off, this is an indication that the pressure or flow switch was not
activated while water was flowing through the heater. Readjust pressure or flow switch.
With Pump Off
e If 3 flashing dots appear while the pump is off, the pressure or flow switch is activated although no water is flowing
through the heater. Readjust pressure or flow switch.
System Error LED llluminated:
a) This is an indication of an Over Temperature condition. Ensure that the High-Limit temperature sensor is properly
connected to the printed circuit board.
Temperature display reads 33°F (no flashing or LED error indication):
1) If the temperature reading is 33°F and this is not the actual water temperature, this indicates a problem with the
temperature sensor. Ensure that the temperature sensor is properly connected to the printed circuit board.
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CONTROL PANEL ALARMS
SMART WINTER MODE/FREEZE PROTECTION: On board
temperature sensors continuously monitor water and air
temperature. If the temperature inside the control box falls
below 59° F, the system will start a special program (Smart
Winter Mode) to circulate the water in the plumbing. For the
next 24 hours, the components will be automatically operated
for a period of 1 minute every 2 hours to thoroughly circulate
the water throughout the spa. The time between the 1-minute
operations will steadily decrease as the air temperature inside
the control box drops. If the water temperature sensor falls
below 49°F the heater will be activated fo maintain a
temperature above freezing (Freeze Protection). The Filtration
Icon in the upper display will be flashing when the system has
entered either safety mode. Only while in freeze mode are
other functions of the unit (except the alarms) are disabled.
Note: If your area experiences electrical power outages and
the climatic conditions could result in freezing of the water, we
suggest that you contact your local dealer for assistance in
proper drainage and winterizing of your spa to avoid any
damage that may occur from freezing temperatures.
PRESSURE SWITCH. To assure proper heater operation, a
water pressure switch has been installed to monitor the
system. If 3 flashing dots appear below the temperature in the
LED window, this indicates the need for system service. Refer
to the advanced troubleshooting guide available from your spa
retailer or contact a service technician to correct the problem.
Filter Indicator
HIGH TEMPERATURE PROTECTION: If the water temperature
exceeds 119° F, the heater will be tumed off and the High-
Limit temperature protection circuit will display 3 flashing dots
below the temperature in the LED window. Once the water has
cooled below 110° F power to the system must be turned off
then back on to allow the system to reset. If this condition
persists refer to the advanced troubleshooting guide available
from your spa retailer or contact a service technician to correct
the problem
TEMPERATURE SENSOR: To assure proper temperature
maintenance, a temperature probe has been incorporated into
the system. If you notice the displayed temperature greatly
differs from the actual water temperature or if 32°F is
displayed and the correct water temperature is much higher
this indicates the need for system service. Refer to the
advanced troubleshooting guide available from your spa
retailer or contact a service technician to correct the problem
Rev09/01
Baja Products, Lid.
4065 North Romero Road
Tucson, AZ 85705
Customer ServiCe.................... 520-887-1154 Ext 242
E-Mail Address..................e....... info@bajaspa.com
© 2000 Baja Products, Ltd. 4065 North Romero Road, Tucson AZ 85705 520-887-1154 FAX 520-888-5711
SPAS
BPLO7/00300
Rev09/01
SPA SCHEMATIC
Rev09/01
BAJA PRODUCTS, LTD.
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