Dimension One Spas Home Series User manual

Dimension One Spas Home Series User manual
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Table of Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS..........................................................................................................1
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (CANADA) (CSA SAFETY INFORMATION) ..........................2
HYPERTHERMIA .................................................................................................................................................3
SAFETY DO’S AND DON’TS...............................................................................................................................3
WARNING SIGNS .................................................................................................................................................4
INITIAL STARTUP....................................................................................................................................................5
OPERATION ...............................................................................................................................................................8
THE CONTROL PANEL ......................................................................................................................................8
PROGRAMMING THE SPA FUNCTIONS......................................................................................................10
CONTROL PANEL DISPLAY MESSAGES.....................................................................................................11
FEATURES UNIQUE TO CERTAIN MODELS...................................................................................................12
DYNAMIC L.E.D. LIGHT (ON CERTAIN MODELS) ...................................................................................12
ROUTINE EQUIPMENT MAINTENANCE..........................................................................................................13
DRAINING YOUR HOT TUB ............................................................................................................................13
FILTER CLEANING ...........................................................................................................................................13
LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT........................................................................................................................13
CARE FOR THE HOT TUB SURFACE............................................................................................................14
SPECIAL COLD WEATHER INSTRUCTIONS..............................................................................................15
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ..............................................................................................................................18
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY
When installing and using this equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including:
Risk of Accidental Drowning. Extreme caution must be exercised to prevent unauthorized access by children.
To avoid accidents, ensure that children cannot use or approach the spa unless they are supervised at all times.
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Risk of Serious Injury or Death. 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 the spa if the suction fittings are broken or missing. Never replace a suction
fitting with one rated less than the flow rate marked on the original suction fitting.
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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 mm2) solid copper conductor attached to the wire connector on the grounding lug, inside the
equipment compartment on the equipment can.
Risk of Electric Shock. Do not permit any electrical appliance, such as a light, telephone, radio, television, etc.
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within 5 feet (1.5 m) of a spa. Never operate any electrical appliances from inside the spa or when you are wet.
The electrical supply for this spa must include a suitably rated switch or circuit breaker to open all ungrounded
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supply conductors to comply with section 680-42 of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70-1993. The
disconnect must be readily accessible and visible to the spa occupant but installed at least 5 feet (1.5 m), from
the spa water.
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A grounding wire connector is provided on this spa to connect a minimum No. 8 AWG (8.4 mm2) solid copper
conductor between this unit and any metal equipment, metal enclosures of electrical equipment, metal water
pipe, or conduit within 5 feet (1.5 m) of the spa.
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Do not attempt to remove the light housing cover without lowering the water level below the light housing
cover.
To Reduce the Risk of Injury: The water in a spa should never exceed 104° F (40° C). Water temperatures
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between 100° F (38° C) and 104° F (40° C) are considered safe for a healthy adult. Lower water temperatures
are recommended for young children and when spa use exceeds 10 minutes.
To Reduce the Risk of Injury: Since excessive water temperatures have a high potential for causing fetal
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damage during the early months of pregnancy, pregnant or possibly pregnant women should limit spa water
temperatures to 100° F (38° C).
To Reduce the Risk of Injury: Before entering a spa, the user should measure the water temperature with an
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accurate thermometer since the tolerance of water temperature-regulating devices may vary as much as +/- 5° F
(2° C).
To Reduce the Risk of Injury: The use of alcohol, drugs, or medication before or during spa use may lead to
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unconsciousness with the possibility of drowning.
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To Reduce the Risk of Injury: Pregnant women, the elderly, infants, or 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. People with infections diseases should not use a hot tub.
• To Reduce the Risk of Injury: 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.
Observe a reasonable time limit when using the spa. Long exposures at high temperatures can cause high body
temperature. Symptoms may include dizziness, nausea, fainting, drowsiness, and reduced awareness. These effects could
result in possible drowning.
• Enter and exit the spa slowly. Wet surfaces can be very slippery.
• Proper chemical maintenance of spa water is necessary to maintain safe water and prevent possible damage to
spa components.
• Use the spa straps and clip tie downs to secure the cover when not in use. This will help to discourage
unsupervised children from entering the spa and keep the spa cover secure in high wind conditions. There is no
guarantee that the cover, clip tie downs, actual locks will prevent access to the spa.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS (CANADA)
(CSA SAFETY INFORMATION)
In addition to the preceding safety instructions, Canadian owners should read and understand the following information
from the Canadian Safety Association:
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A green colored terminal or a terminal marked G, GR, Ground, Grounding, or the symbol * is located inside the
supply terminal box or compartment. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this terminal must be connected to the
grounding means provided in the electric supply service panel with a continuous copper wire equivalent in size
to the circuit conductors supplying this equipment.
o IEC Publication 417, Symbol 5019.
At least two lugs marked “BONDING LUGS” are provided on the external surface or on the inside of the
supply terminal box/compartment. To reduce the risk of electric shock, connect the local common bonding grid
in the area of the hot tub or spa to these terminals with an insulated or bare copper conductor not smaller than
No. 6 AWG.
All field-installed metal components such as rails, ladders, drains or other similar hardware within 3 meters of
the spa or hot tub shall be bonded to the equipment grounding bus with copper conductors not smaller than No.
6 AWG.
Children should not use spas or hot tubs without adult supervision.
AVERTISSEMENT: NE PAS LAISSER LES ENFANTS UTILISER UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION SANS
SURVEILLANCE.
Do not use spas or hot tubs unless all suction guards are installed to prevent body and hair entrapment.
AVERTISSEMENT: POUR ÉVITER QUE LES CHEVEUX OU UNE PARTIE DU CORPS PUISSENT
TRE ASPIRÉS, NE PAS UTILISER UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION SI LES GRILLES DE PRISE
D’ASPIRATION NE SONT PAS TOUTES EN PLACE.
People using medications and/or having adverse medical history should consult a physician before using a spa
or hot tub.
AVERTISSEMENT: LES PERSONNES QUI PRENNENT DES MÉDICAMENTS OU ONT DES
PROBLÈMES DE SANTÉ DEVRAIENT CONSULTER UN MÉDECIN AVANT D’UTILISER USE CUVE
DE RELAXATION.
People with infectious diseases should not use a spa or hot tub.
AVERTISSEMENT: LES PERSONNES ATTEINTES DE MALADIES INFECTIEUSES NE DEVRAIENT
PAS UTILISER UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION.
To avoid injury, exercise care when entering or exiting the spa or hot tub.
AVERTISSEMENT: POUR ÉVITER DES BLESSURES, USER DE PRUDENCE EN ENTRANT DANS
UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION ET E SORTANT.
Do not use drugs or alcohol before or during the use of a spa or hot tub to avoid unconsciousness and possible
drowning.
AVERTISSEMENT: POUR ÉVITER L’ÉVANOUISSEMENT ET LA NOYADE EVENTUELLE, NE
PRENDRE NI DROGUE NI ALCOOL AVANT D’UTILISER UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION NI QUAND
ON S’Y TROUVE.
Pregnant or possibly pregnant women should consult a physician before using a spa or hot tub.
AVERTISSEMENT: LES FEMMES ENCEINTES, QUE LEUR GROSSESSE SOIT CONFIRMÉE OU
NON, DEVRAIENT CONSULTER UN MÉDECIN AVANT D’UTILISER UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION.
Water temperature in excess of 38° C may be injurious to your health.
AVERTISSEMENT: IL PEUT TRE DANGEREUX POUR LA SANTÉ DE SE PLONGER DANS DE
L’EAU À PLUS DE 38°C.
Before entering the spa or hot tub, measure the water temperature with an accurate thermometer.
AVERTISSEMENT: AVANT D’UTILISER UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION MESURER LA
TEMPÉRATURE DE L’EAU À L’AIDE D’UN THERMOMÈTRE PRÉCIS.
Do not use a spa or hot tub immediately following strenuous exercise.
AVERTISSEMENT: NE PAS UTILISER UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION IMMEDIATEMENT APRÈS UN
EXERCICE SATIGANT.
Prolonged immersion in a spa or hot tub may be injurious to your health.
AVERTISSEMENT: L’UTILISATION PROLONGÉE D’UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION PEUT TRE
DANGEREUSE POUR LA SANTÉ.
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Do not permit electric appliances (such as a light, telephone, radio, television, etc.) within 1.5m of this spa or
hot tub.
AVERTISSEMENT: NE PAS PLACER D’APPAREIL ÉLECTRIQUE (LUMINAIRE, TÉLÉPHONE,
RADIO, TÉLÉVISEUR, ETC.) À MOINS DE 1.5 M DE CETTE CUVE DE RELAXATION.
Maintain water chemistry in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
ATTENTION: LA TENEUR DE L’EAU EN MATIERÈS DISSOUTES DOIT TRE CONFORME AUX
DIRECTIVES DU FABRICANT.
The use of alcohol or drugs can greatly increase the risk of fatal hyperthermia in hot tubs and spas.
AVERTISSEMENT: LA CONSOMMATION D’ALCOOL OU DE DROGUE AUGMENTE
CONSIDÈRABLEMENT LES RISQUES D’HYPERTHERMIE MORTELLE DANS UNE CUVE DE
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Hyperthermia
Prolonged immersion in hot water may induce hyperthermia. A description of the causes, symptoms, and effects of
hyperthermia are as follows: Hyperthermia occurs when the internal temperature of the body reaches a level several
degrees above the normal body temperature of 98.6° F, or 37° C. The symptoms of hyperthermia include dizziness,
drowsiness, lethargy, and fainting. The effects of hyperthermia include:
• Failure to perceive heat,
• Failure to recognize the need to exit spa,
• Unawareness of impending hazard,
• Fetal damage in pregnant women,
• Physical inability to exit spa,
• Unconsciousness resulting in the danger of drowning.
Safety Do’s and Don’ts
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DO read, understand and follow all Safety, Danger and Warning instructions before use.
DO test water temperature with your hand before entering to be sure that it’s comfortable.
DO keep the spa cover closed when the spa is not in use. This is important for safety and for economical spa
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DON’T block the equipment compartment vents. Blockage may cause damage to the spa equipment and will
void the warranty.
DON’T block or sit on the filter recess area.
DON’T allow horseplay or unsupervised use of your spa.
DON’T allow anyone to tamper or play with any of the safety or suction fittings of your spa.
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Warning Signs
Each spa has been provided with a Warning Sign and an Important Notice label.
This label outlines safety precautions. This sign should be permanently placed in a location that is visible to the spa user.
Replacement signs can be obtained from:
Dimension One Spas
2611 Business Park Drive
Vista, CA 92081
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Initial Startup
IMPORTANT: About the GFCI Circuit Breaker — The GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter — also called a
"circuit breaker") is an electrical safety switch that automatically shuts off power to the spa in case of an electrical
malfunction. There must have a GFCI installed according to local building codes in an electrical power box near your
spa. The GFCI should be OFF before the spa is filled. Manually turn off power to the spa any time by using the GFCI.
Just push the switch to the OFF position. After turning off the GFCI, make sure the control panel display window is
blank, to know the power is off. When the power is ready to turn back on, reset the GFCI by returning the switch to the
ON positionIf you have questions about the location or operation of your GFCI, ask your dealer to explain it to you. Do
not use your spa unless you understand the operation of the GFCI.
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Locate the Topside Control Panel. Below this panel is the
equipment compartment.
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Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the equipment
compartment screws. To remove the panel, pull the panel
up, then pull it towards you to expose the equipment
compartment.
3. Locate the hose bib (pictured at right) included in the owner’s manual packet. The packet
is shipped inside the equipment compartment. This bib allows you to connect a hose to
your spa to drain it.
4. Screw the hose bib onto the male drain fitting located at the bottom
of the hot tub, on the pedestal, to the lower right side of the
equipment compartment (see arrow in the photo at right).
5. Close the valve on the side of the hose bib (if it is not already
closed) by turning the valve handle perpendicular to the pipe.
6. Check that the pump unions (circled in illustration) are hand tight to prevent the possibility of leakage.
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7. Remove the two shipping bolts located on the front of the
pump mount (circled in illustration).
8. If the spa has a bleeder valve in the skimmer area (see
picture at right) remove it to allow air to escape from the
pump(s) while filling the spa. To remove the bleeder,
unscrew it until it comes all the way out of the spa wall.
Note: Don’t forget to replace the bleeder valve later after the
pumps are operational.
9. Remove the skimmer canister lid and then remove the foam blocks securing the
filter (see photo at right). Remove the filter and fill the spa with a hose placed
in the empty filter canister. (For a detailed description of opening the skimmer
canister and removing the filter, see the Filter Cleaning section in the Routine
Equipment Maintenance section of this manual).
10. Fill the spa until the water level is about 6 inches (15 cm) below the top of the spa.
11. Once the spa is filled, replace the filters and turn on the power at the GFCI circuit breaker. Push the JETS
Button twice (use the JETS 1 Button on multi-pump spas) on North American 60Hz models to turn the pump on
to high speed. (Push it once on European 50Hz models for High Speed). Let the system run for 30 to 45 seconds
to prime the pump. Then push the button again to shut the pump off. If the spa has two jet pumps, repeat the
process by pushing the JETS 2 Button once to run it at high speed and prime that pump.
If the jets do not start, there is air trapped in the plumbing lines. To eliminate the trapped air, turn the pumps on
and off several times to force the trapped air through the pumps. If the jets still do not start, and the bleeder
valves have been open for some time, turn off the pumps and loosen the top pump unions (see illustration in
step 6) slightly to let any trapped air escape. Re-tighten the pump unions and turn the pumps on again. Turn the
pumps on and off several times until jets function properly.
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12. One minute after the power is turned on, the spa will automatically begin its first one-hour filtration cycle (this
cycle may be interrupted if the Jet pumps are being turned on and off at the time). On two-pump models, Pump
2 will operate on high speed for the first minute of each filter cycle. If there is no jet action during the filter
cycle, repeat the pump priming steps described in Step 11 above. Once the Jets are working properly, turn the
power off and on again at the GFCI to reset the Start Time of the filtration cycle, which will begin one minute
after the power is turned on.
13. The spa will automatically filter itself twice each day. At the beginning of each filter cycle, the pump will run
on high speed for 5 minutes and then on low-speed for the remainder of the filter cycle. The second filter cycle
will begin twelve hours after the start of the first. The Filter Cycle light on the control panel will glow when a
filter cycle is running. To set a different start time for the cycles, you can turn the power to the spa off then back
on using the GFCI breaker at the time of day you want to cycle to start (the filter cycle always starts one minute
after the spa power is turned on
14. Now set the water temperature by pushing the UP/DOWN Buttons until the desired water temperature (called
the “Set Temperature”) appears in the Display Window. The spa will not allow the temperature to be set above
104°F (40° C). After a few seconds, the screen will revert to showing the current spa water temperature. The
spa will heat at the rate of 1° F (≅0.5°C) to 8° F (≅4° C) per hour. Whenever the temperature falls below the Set
Temperature, the spa will turn on the heater and run the pump at low speed to bring it back up to the Set
Temperature.
To confirm that the heater is on by checking that the Heat Indicator light on the control panel is
glowing.
15. Once the spa has begun heating, reinstall the equipment compartment panel removed in Step 2.
16. After completing the above steps, see the Water Care Guide (provided separately) to ensure proper water
chemistry.
17. Place the thermal cover on the spa to conserve energy and to keep it ready for use.
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Operation
Control the functions of your spa using the topside Control Panel. Understand the following information before starting
up the spa.
The Control Panel
Control
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1. Display Window
The Display Window shows the current status of the hot tub: its monitoring
functions, self-diagnostics, or programming messages. By default it shows the
spa water temperature.
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2. FILTER Indicator Light
This light glows when a filter cycle is in progress.
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3. SETPOINT Indicator Light
This light glows when setting the Set Temperature, to indicate that the number
currently shown on the display is the desired “set point,” not the actual water
temperature.
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Control
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4. HEAT Indicator Light
This light glows when the heater is on.
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5. JETS 1 Button
On American models, pushing the JETS 1 Button once starts the pump on LOW
speed. Pushing it a second time turns on HIGH speed. Pushing it a third time
turns the pump off. (European models have only one jet speed: High).
NOTE: A built-in timer will automatically shut the pump off after 30 minutes
(60 minutes on some models), unless it is turned off manually.
A new 30-minute cycle begins for each pump when its JETS button is pushed.
Use this function to cause the spa to filter immediately after use—just push the
Jets button once when you get out.
The indicator light will glow when the jet pump is running.
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6. JETS 2 Button
If the spa is equipped with a second jet pump then there will be a JETS 2 button.
Pushing the button once starts the secondary (single speed) pump. Pushing it
again stops the secondary pump.
The Jets 2 indicator light will glow when the secondary jet pump is running.
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7. LIGHT Button and Status Light
Push the LIGHT button once to turn the light on. Push it again to turn it off.
The light will automatically turn off after 1 hour of continuous operation.
NOTE: If the spa has the optional Dynamic L.E.D. Light installed, then the
Light button changes the color sequences. See the section on the Dynamic
L.E.D. light later in this manual.
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8.TEMPERATURE Buttons
Control the water temperature with the Up (+) and Down (-) Buttons. Push a
button once to change the temperature by one degree, or hold it down to
rapidly change it by many degrees. The temperature can be set no higher than
104 ° F (40° C).
While setting the temperature, the Set Point light on the Control Panel will
glow to indicate that the display is showing the desired Set Temperature and
not the actual temperature.
After the desired temperature is set, the Display Window will revert to
showing the actual water temperature. The hot tub will heat to the new Set
Temperature automatically.
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9. PROGRAM Button
Push PROGRAM to begin the process of programming the spa functions. See
the section on “Programming the Spa Functions” for details.
To initiate the programming sequence at any time, hold PROGRAM for 3
seconds. If within 10 seconds no button is pushed, the spa will automatically
exit the programming sequence and revert to the pre-set factory default
settings. To exit the programming sequence at any time, do not press any
button for 10 seconds. Any programming changes made up to that point are
saved.
Programming the Spa Functions
To initiate the programming sequence at any time, hold PROGRAM for 3 seconds. If within 10 seconds no button is
pushed, the spa will automatically exit the programming sequence and revert to the pre-set factory default settings. To
exit the programming sequence at any time, do not press any button for 10 seconds. Any programming changes made up
to that point are saved.
Filter Cycle Duration
Pressing PROGRAM sets the Filter Cycle Duration. This tells the spa how long to run during each filter cycle. Use the
UP or DOWN to choose from 60, 90, 120, 150, or 180 minutes. The factory default is 60 minutes. After setting the
desired duration, press the Program button again to move to the next step.
Number of Filter Cycles
After setting the Filter Cycle Duration set the Number of Filter Cycles the spa will run each day. Use UP and DOWN to
choose 1, 2, 3, or 4 cycles per day. The factory default is 2 times per day. Then press PROGRAM to move on to the next
step.
NOTE: The spa considers the “Start Time” of the first filter cycle to be one minute after its power is turned on. To
change the starting time of the first filter cycle and all following cycles, turn the spa power off and then on at the desired
time of day to reset it. All other programs will need to be reset because they will revert to factory settings.
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Long and/or numerous filter cycles could cause overheating of the hot tub, especially in hot
climates.
Temperature Unit Selection (°F or °C)
Pressing the Program button again brings you to the setting for the Temperature Units. Use UP and DOWN to choose
Fahrenheit (°F) or Celsius (°C). The factory default setting is Fahrenheit on American models and Celsius on European
models.
Press the Program Button again to finish and exit the programming sequence.
Control Panel Display Messages
The following messages may appear in the Display Window:
“OH” – Overheat Warning
If “OH” appears in the Display Window, the spa has overheated. DO NOT ENTER THE WATER. Remove the hot tub
cover and allow the water to cool below 110° F (43° C). Then reset the power to the spa by resetting the GFCI breaker. If
the problem recurs, turn off the power to the hot tub and contact your local Authorized Dimension One Spas Dealer, or
authorized service center.
Flashing Lights on the Control Panel
DO NOT ENTER THE WATER IF THERE ARE THREE FLASHING LIGHTS ON THE CONTROL PANEL.
This indicates a problem with the spa.
If there are flashing lights, but the Display Window shows the current water temperature, there may be a water flow
problem. Check the water level and/or clean the filter.
The flashing lights should stop once the problem is fixed. If the problem persists, reset the power to the spa by turning
the GFCI breaker off then back on.
If the problem persists after resetting the power, contact your local Authorized Dimension One Spas Dealer, or
authorized service center.
Erroneous Temperature on the Display
If there is a temperature of 32° F (0° C) or 132° F (55° C), DO NOT ENTER THE WATER. The system has detected a
problem. The actual water temperature is unknown. Contact your local Authorized Dimension One Spas Dealer, or
authorized service center.
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Features Unique to Certain Models
Jet Zone Selector
Water Feature Flow
Control
NeckFlex Jet Pillow
Stereo Sound System
If the spa is equipped with the Jet Zone Selector, rotate
this knob on the topside controls to change the flow of
water from one group of jets to another.
If the spa is equipped with certain types of water
features (such as fountains), turn this topside control
knob to adjust the water flow from a trickle to a full
stream. Note: The valve will not shut the water feature
off completely.
The NeckFlex Jet Pillow has five adjustable height
positions. Gently pull the bottom of the pillow
forward and slide it up or down the guide rails.
Adjust the water flow from the jets by rotating their
nozzles clockwise or counterclockwise.
If the spa is equipped with the built-in stereo sound
system, see the separate stereo user manual for
instructions.
Dynamic L.E.D. Light (On Certain Models)
If the spa is equipped with the Dynamic L.E.D. Light feature, control the colors by pushing the Light Button:
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Color Spectrum Mode (the default mode): A continuous cycle through the colors of the rainbow.
Lock a Color: While in Color Spectrum Mode, you can lock the current color by turning the light off for less
than three seconds, then back on. Repeat that process any time to return to Color Spectrum Mode.
Mode Memory: When the light has been off for more than 10 seconds, it automatically remembers its previous
mode and returns to it the next time you turn the light on.
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Routine Equipment Maintenance
Draining Your Hot Tub
The spa is gravity-drained, without the need for a pump. To drain the spa, locate the hose bib, which was attached to the
spa in the Initial Setup operation (described earlier), on the base near the lower left side of the equipment panel. Remove
the cap (if any) from the hose bib. Screw a garden hose onto the hose bib, put the other end of the hose in a safe place for
water run-off (do not drain onto lawn or plants), and then turn the valve on the side of the hose bib ninety degrees to
release the flow of water. Do not forget to close the valve again before re-filling the spa.
For information about how often to drain and refill the spa, refer to the Water Care Guide that came with the spa.
Filter Cleaning
IMPORTANT: To prevent debris from getting into the system during filter cleaning, shut off the power to the spa at the
GFCI circuit breaker (see Initial Startup section of this manual for details on the GFI).
To clean the skimmer filter, remove the access lid that covers the entire filter
area. Lift the center float of the skimmer assembly until it is fully extended.
Hold the centerpiece of the assembly and turn it counterclockwise until the
flats of the basket are aligned with the securing tabs. Then pull the basket
assembly straight up to remove it.
Below the basket is the filter. Remove the filter by twisting it 1/4 turn
counterclockwise to its stop (be careful not to overturn it.) Then lift the filter
out of its canister. Clean the filter with a high-pressure garden hose. Every
other cleaning, soak the filter in filter-cleaning solution and rinse it thoroughly.
Reinstall the filter by reversing the removal process, then replace the skimmer
basket assembly and the access cover. Then turn the power back on at the GFCI breaker. Run the pump a few minutes at
high speed before leaving the spa in its normal heating mode.
Light Bulb Replacement
Some models are equipped with a standard light bulb, others with an
optional “Dynamic L.E.D. Light.” Both are replaced in the same way. To
change the bulb:
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Turn the power off at the GFCI breaker and drain the water to
below the level of the light.
Using the special tool provided in the owner’s manual packet, unscrew the lens that covers the light housing.
Remove the old bulb and install the new bulb.
Use the special tool to replace the lens on the light housing.
Turn the light on and off to make sure it works before refilling the spa.
Do not attempt to remove the lens without turning off the power and draining the water to below the
level of the light.
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Do not attempt to remove the lens without the special tool. If it is lost, contact Dimension One Spas
Service Department to have one sent.
Be sure the rubber O-ring behind the lens is undamaged and is properly positioned when replacing
the lens. Contact Dimension One Spas if you need a replacement O-ring.
Care for the Hot Tub Surface
It is recommended that a “cheesecloth” rag, or other soft rag, is used to clean the entire shell surface with Water Line
Cleaner or a similar product from your spa dealer. Or use ph/Alkalinity Increaser or a 50/50 solution of denatured
alcohol and water. Be sure to thoroughly rinse the shell after cleaning. To restore the luster of the shell after cleaning, use
Poli-Gloss or a similar product from your spa dealer.
Do not use “409” type cleaners or other caustic solutions as they may damage the shell surface and
void the warranty. If you are using baking soda to clean the hot tub shell, be careful not to get it on
the wood skirt. It may bleach the wood.
Do not use citrus-based cleaners on the shell surface.
Protect your spa surface from the sun: Keep the spa covered even when it contains no water.
Sunlight can damage the spa surface and cause it to peel or blister.
Dimension One “Envirotect”™ Skirts and Vinyl Covers
The Dimension One Envirotect skirts are unaffected by most corrosive substances, and will not absorb moisture. To
maintain the original skirt finish, clean with soap and water. No sealing or painting is required. To maintain a “nearly
original” appearance on your vinyl cover, it is recommended that a protectant with a high SPF (sun protection factor) is
applied, obtained from your spa dealer, at least once a month if exposed to direct sunlight.
Care for the Wood Spa Cabinet
When properly cared for, the wood cabinet of the hot tub will maintain its beauty for many years. Wood reacts to the
elements by expanding and contracting. To protect the wood finish, re-stain it every 3-6 months with Redwood or
Coastal Gray Stain, which seals the wood. Please note that the cabinet is not warranted against reaction to natural
weather conditions. Check with your spa dealer for wood maintenance products.
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Special Cold Weather Instructions
All Dimension One Spas are designed for year-round use. They are insulated for energy efficiency and to protect the
plumbing and equipment when the system is operational. The system has a “Smart Winter” freeze protection mode to
circulate water during freezing weather, assuming the system has electrical power and the proper water level. Therefore,
keeping your system operational is your best defense against freeze damage.
However, if there freezing conditions present and shutting down the spa for the winter is unavoidable, or where
conditions may get too cold for the spa’s “Smart Winter” mode to prevent freezing, the spa should be Winterized by a
professional Dimension One dealer or authorized service representative. Draining the spa will not prevent freeze
damage, because small amounts of water in the plumbing can expand and damage the system.
Draining or Winterizing the spa is specifically not covered by the warranty. This is why only a
professional should be allowed to Winterize your spa if it becomes necessary.
Items Required for Winterizing
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Phillips head screwdriver
16” (40.6 cm) Channel-lock pliers
High pressure air blower
Commercial grade wet-vacuum
Protective goggles
3 gallons (11.37 liters) to 6 gallons (22.74 liters) of Non-Toxic, Swimming Pool or Recreational Vehicle
Drinking Water Antifreeze
Strong, able-bodied people capable of lifting the spa into upright position
Enough time (and patience) to perform all steps.
Procedure for Winterizing
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Shut off the power to the system and make sure that it cannot be accidentally turned back on.
Remove filter elements from filter assembly.
Drain water from the system using the drain fitting and garden hose, or a submersible pump.
Open the equipment compartment and locate pumps and heater.
Remove all of the drain plugs from each pump.
Loosen the unions on both sides of each pump, and on the heater if applicable.
If the system has a Dynamic Jet Sequencer, please remove that access panel as well and loosen all unions on
each of the sequencer valves. There are 6 sequencer valves, so you need to loosen 12 unions.
8. Tip the entire spa up onto one side (not the equipment bay side or the opposite side). The system will have
some water remaining, which will add to the weight. Be sure to have enough people available to safely lift the
weight of your spa.
9. Close all jets, by turning the jet faces counter-clockwise.
10. Put on goggles to protect your eyes from air, water, antifreeze or debris exiting the jets or drains.
11. Insert the hose of a high-pressure air blower into the filter-element fitting. Some models may have 2 filters.
Begin with the left-hand filter fitting, which will help evacuate water from the circulation pump system. Then
proceed to the right-hand filter fitting. When using air blower on single-filter systems or the right-hand fitting
on dual filter systems, rotate each of the jet faces clockwise to open it, and then counter-clockwise to close it
after blowing that jet. Do this to each jet, one jet at a time. Be careful, as water will be coming out of each jet
fitting as you blow it out. Perform this operation until no more water is coming from the jets.
12. Remove jet faces and insert the hose of a high-pressure air blower into each jet fitting. Continue this process,
until no more water comes out of any jet fitting or drain fitting, and you no longer hear water gurgling within
the plumbing. Place all jet faces in a plastic bag and set aside until you are ready to use your spa again.
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13. Remove both bleeder valves from the top of the filter canister area. Place hose of a high-pressure air blower into
the rear-most bleeder fitting first. Confirm that water mist is blowing from one or both of the circulation system
return jets in the footwell of the system. You may also get some water mist blowing from the filter canister.
Repeat this process with the front-most bleeder fitting. Confirm that water mist is blowing from the drain
fittings of the jet pumps.
14. Place the hose of a commercial grade, wet-vacuum over each jet fitting, bleeder valve fitting, and drain fitting to
draw out as much remaining standing water as possible.
15. Remove drain hose bib assembly from the outside bottom of the system.
16. Use the wet-vacuum to remove standing water from the pumps and any other fittings within the equipment
compartment.
17. Once you are sure that all water is evacuated from the plumbing and equipment of the system, put the system
back down in its normal position and repeat Step 10 and Step 11
18. Read all Directions and Safety Precautions on the Swimming Pool or Recreational Vehicle antifreeze bottle
before opening and using. Ensure that it is non-toxic and safe for this use. Beware of and follow all safety
precautions.
19. Using a long funnel, begin pouring non-toxic swimming pool or recreational vehicle water system antifreeze
into the filter canister fittings, bleeder valve fittings and jet fittings of your system. Continue adding antifreeze
until it comes out of the drain fittings or from the opening you are pouring it into. You must complete this task
for every jet fitting in the system. Some of the antifreeze will seep into the system from the drain or jet fittings,
which is okay, the goal is to have anti-freeze collect in the areas of the plumbing that would normally trap
water. Use the funnel to also place antifreeze into the pump housing(s).
When pouring antifreeze into the rear-most bleeder valve fitting, you may see antifreeze pouring
from one or both of the circulation system return fittings. This is normal.
DO NOT USE AUTOMOTIVE COOLING SYSTEM ANTIFREEZE IN YOUR SYSTEM. IT IS
TOXIC AND HARMFUL TO HUMANS AND ANIMALS. CHECK WITH YOUR LOCAL SPA
DEALER OR RV DEALER TO PURCHASE NON-TOXIC ANTIFREEZE THAT IS
COMPATIBLE WITH DRINKING WATER SYSTEMS!
20. Replace all equipment access panels onto the system.
21. Replace thermal cover and secure locking tabs. If the system is located in an area of high snowfall, take one
more extra precaution to safeguard the life of the system cover. Span the cover with (2 or more) 2x4’s cut to
length to reach the outside edges of your cover. Place a sheet of plywood, cut to fit each half of the cover, over
the 2x4’s; this will support the load of a heavy snowfall and prevent the cover from warping or breaking. Also
cover the entire system with a tarp at this point for maximum protection.
Springtime Startup of a Winterized Spa
In the spring, or when it is time to restart a Winterized spa, follow these instructions:
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Make sure o-rings for pumps are in place and undamaged.
Make sure all the fittings that loosened are re-tightened.
Replace all jet fittings, pump drain plugs, hose bib drains, and bleeder valves
Fill the system up, as you would normally do.
Turn the power back on.
Run the jets on high speed for about 15 minutes.
Drain the water.
Put your filter(s) back in.
Refill spa and treat chemically as you would during a normal water change.
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The system is equipped with automatic freeze protection. However, power outages can cause the
system equipment to freeze quickly. During freezing conditions, check the system frequently to
ensure proper operation. Always check the system after any power failure to ensure that it is
operational. Draining and discontinuing the operation of the system disables the freeze protection
feature and may result in freeze damage.
For more information about winterizing your spa, please contact your local Authorized Dimension One Spas dealer.
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Troubleshooting Guide
Heating System
Symptom
Problem
Corrective Action
Does not heat
1.
Temperature setting is too
low
Dirty filter
Pressure switch
malfunction
1.
Turn up the “set temperature” on the control panel
2.
3.
Clean filter.
Call your dealer for service.
Temperature setting is too
high
High limit tripped
1.
Turn down the “set temperature” on the control panel
2.
Call your dealer for service
2.
3.
Too hot
1.
2.
Flashing temperature
of 34°F or 134°F
appears on the display
Possible temperature sensor
failure
Call your dealer for service
Hot Tub Temperature
erratic
Water level
Fill hot tub to about 6 inches (15 cm) below the top of the spa.
Electrical System
Symptom
Problem
Corrective Action
Will not turn on – in
any mode
No power
Check circuit breaker and/or GFCI.
Turns on by itself
Normal automatic daily power
filtration, or anti-freeze cycle
No action required.
Burned out bulb
Replace bulb.
1.
1.
Push JETS button again to start another cycle.
2.
If pump(s) will not restart when JETS button is pushed, call for service.
Light is out
Pump shuts down
unexpectedly while in
use
3 flashing lights on
the Topside Control
2.
Automatic timer has shut
pump off
Motor over-heated and
automatic protective
device has shut down
pump(s)
Make sure that the equipment panel vent area is not blocked. Vent
blockage can cause serious damage to your equipment.
Possible sensor errors
1.
Check water level, adjust if needed.
2.
Clean filter.
If problem persists:
1. Turn power off at GFCI breaker, then back on
If problem persists: Call your dealer for service.
Water System
Symptom
Pulsating jets
No Jet Action, or
action is poor
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Problem
Corrective Action
Water level too low
Fill spa to proper water level.
1.
2.
Jet is turned off
Selector Valve turned
1.
2.
3.
4.
Dirty Filter
Air lock
3.
4.
Turn jets on by turning jet face clockwise
Turn the Selector Valve (sometimes called Diverter Valve) to the proper
position
Clean Filter.
Loosen pump union to allow air to bleed.
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