2013 serenity owners manual (english) FINAL 110712

2013 serenity owners manual (english) FINAL 110712
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Letter of introduction
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Jet and Feature Operation
24-25
Important User Safety Instructions
Warnings
Hyperthermia
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5
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Choosing the Right location
Indoor Locations
Outdoor Locations
General Installation Considerations
6-7
6
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7
Jet Identification Chart
Jet Water Flow Adjustment
Jet Air Flow Adjustment
Interchanging Jet Inserts
Cleaning Stainless Steel Jets & Controls
24
24
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Special Considerations
Indoor Installations
Outdoor Installations
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Removal and Replacement
Diverter Valve
Waterfall Control (optional)
25
25
25
Audio and Docking Station
Docking Your Audio Device
26
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Site Preparation
Above Ground Installations
In-ground & Partial In-ground Installations
8-12
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Hot Tub Water Balance
General Overview
Initial Fill
27-29
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Equipment Accessibility & Protection
Unloading/Handling Your Hot Tub
9
9
Glossary of Common Water Maintenance Terms
Water Balance Summary for your Hot Tub (chart)
28
28
Important Electrical Safety Instructions
G.F.C.I./R.C.D. Application Guideline & Wire Size
North America G.F.C.I. Installation Diagram
Europe R.C.D. Installation Diagram
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12
Water Balance Troubleshooting
29
Routine Hot Tub Maintenance
Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly
Cleaning the Skimmer Basket
30-32
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Accessories
Lounge Pillows
Dream Scents Aromatherapy System (optional)
Filter Lid
Safety Hardcover Locks
Cover Remover (optional)
Steps (optional)
I-Command System (optional)
13-14
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14
Filling, Checking and Starting your Hot Tub
Pump Priming/Releasing an Air Lock
15
16
Hydropool Serenity Control Systems
North America / Europe
All Series
Gold Series Controls
Platinum Series Controls
Topside Control Panel Display Messages
Optional Variable Air Therapy System Control
17-21
17
18
19
Cartridge Filter - Removal, Cleaning, Re-installation 31
Changing your Hot Tub Water
31
Water Softeners
31
Each Time Before Filling the Spa
Cleaning the Acrylic Surface
Safety Hard Cover
32
32
32
Cabinet Wing Locks
Protecting your Cabinet Wood Finish
33
33
Winterizing your Hydropool Hot Tub
34
What to do in the event of
Power Fluctuations.
Cold Weather Power Failure
35
35
22-23
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NOTE: Product specifications, warnings and labels are subject to change without notice. This user’s manual
should be used as a guide only. For further information, please contact your independent Hydropool dealer.
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On behalf of everyone at the company, we thank you for your decision to purchase a
Hydropool hot tub.
Recognized for quality worldwide, we are confident that your new hot tub will provide
you, your family and friends, with years of enjoyment and fulfill all your hydrotherapy
needs.
Hydropool hot tubs are not only healthful and relaxing, they can even add value to your
home.
Please take the time to carefully read and understand all the safety, installation
and operating instructions in this manual before electrically connecting your hot
tub and adding water.
The following pages contain valuable information and pointers that will save you both
time and money, as well as help you to simplify upkeep and maintenance.
Since we manufactured our first hot tub in 1985, the Hydropool team has been dedicated to producing a quality product catering to maximum hydrotherapy, comfort, energy efficiency and ease of operation.
We are confident that as you become more familiar with the various safety and maintenance features of your new hot tub you will be satisfied that you made the right decision in purchasing a Hydropool hot tub.
Happy hot tubbing…
David Jackson
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Your physiological response to hot water is subjective and depends on your age, health, and medical history. If you don’t know your
tolerance to hot water, or if you get a headache, or become dizzy or nauseous when using your hot tub, get out
and cool off immediately.
WARNING
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CHILDREN SHOULD NOT USE SPAS OR HOT TUBS WITHOUT ADULT SUPERVISION.
DO NOT USE SPAS OR HOT TUBS UNLESS ALL SUCTION GUARDS ARE INSTALLED TO PREVENT BODY AND HAIR ENTRAPMENT.
PEOPLE USING MEDICATIONS AND/OR HAVING ANY ADVERSE MEDICAL HISTORY SHOULD CONSULT A PHYSICIAN
BEFORE USING A SPA OR HOT TUB.
PEOPLE WITH INFECTIOUS DISEASES SHOULD NOT USE A SPA OR HOT TUB.
TO AVOID INJURY, EXERCISE CARE WHEN ENTERING OR EXITING THE SPA OR HOT TUB.
DO NOT USE DRUGS OR ALCOHOL BEFORE OR DURING THE USE OF A SPA OR HOT TUB, TO AVOID UNCONSCIOUSNESS AND POSSIBLE DROWNING.
PREGNANT OR POSSIBLE PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD CONSULT A PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING A SPA OR HOT TUB.
WATER TEMPERATURE IN EXCESS OF 38°C (100°F)MAY BE INJURIOUS TO YOUR HEALTH.
BEFORE ENTERING THE SPA OR HOT TUB, MEASURE THE WATER TEMPERATURE WITH AN ACCURATE THERMOMETER.
DO NOT USE A SPA OR A HOT TUB IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING STRENUOUS EXERCISE.
PROLONGED IMMERSION IN A SPA OR HOT TUB MAY BE INJURIOUS TO YOUR HEALTH.
DO NOT PERMIT OR USE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES (SUCH AS LIGHT, TELEPHONE, RADIO OR TELEVISION) WITHIN 1.5M
(5FT) OF THIS SPA OR HOT TUB.
CHILDREN SHOULD NOT ENTER A HOT TUB WHERE THE WATER TEMPERATURE EXCEEDS BODY TEMPERATURE (37°
C / 98.6°F).
DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO SUBMERGE THEIR HEAD UNDER WATER.
NEVER OPERATE THE HOT TUB PUMP AT HIGH SPEED WITHOUT HAVING ALL SUCTION AND RETURN LINES OPEN.
ALWAYS KEEP THE HARDCOVER INSTALLED AND LOCKED WHEN THE HOT TUB IS NOT IN USE.
TEST THE GFCI (GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER) MONTHLY.
POST EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS FOR POLICE, FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND AMBULANCE AT THE NEAREST PHONE.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY
• THE WATER IN A SPA SHOULD NEVER EXCEED 40°C (104°F). WATER TEMPERATURES 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.
• 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).
• BEFORE ENTERING A SPA, THE USER SHALL MEASURE THE WATER TEMPERATURE SINCE THE TOLERANCE FOR
WATER TEMPERATURE-REGULATING DEVICES VARIES.
• THE USE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS, OR MEDICATION BEFORE OR DURING SPA USE MAY LEAD TO UNCONSCIOUSNESS, WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF DROWNING.
• OBESE PERSONS AND PERSONS WITH A HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE, LOW OR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, CIRCULATORY SYSTEM PROBLEMS OR DIABETES SHOULD CONSULT A PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING A SPA.
• PERSONS USING MEDICATION SHOULD CONSULT A PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING A SPA SINCE SOME MEDICATION
MAY INDUCE DROWSINESS WHILE OTHER MEDICATION MAY EFFECT HEART RATE, BLOOD PRESSURE AND CIRCULATION.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Your physiological response to hot water is subjective and depends on your age, health, and medical history. If you don’t know your
tolerance to hot water, or if you get a headache, or become dizzy or nauseous when using your hot tub, get out
and cool off immediately.
CAUTION
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MAINTAIN WATER CHEMISTRY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS.
DANGER
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RISK OF ACCIDENTAL DROWNING. EXTREME CAUTION MUST BE EXERCISED TO PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS
BY CHILDREN. TO AVOID ACCIDENTS, ENSURE THAT CHILDREN CAN’T USE THE SPA UNLESS THEY ARE SUPERVISED
AT ALL TIMES.
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 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.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. INSTALL AT LEAST 1.5M (5FT) FROM ALL METAL SURFACES. AS AN ALTERNATIVE, A SPA
MAY BE INSTALLED WITHIN 1.5M (5FT) OF METAL SURFACES IF EACH METAL SURFACE IS PERMANENTLY CONNECTED BY A MINIMUM 8 AWG (8.4 mm2) SOLID COPPER CONDUCTOR TO THE WIRE CONNECTOR ON THE TERMINAL
BOX THAT IS PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. DO NOT PERMIT ANY APPLIANCE, SUCH AS A LIGHT, TELEPHONE, RADIO, OR TELEVISION, WITHIN 1.5M (5FT) OF THE SPA.
HYPERTHERMIA
Since your hot tub can be set to reach temperatures of 40°C (104°
F), users should be aware that extended submersion in water that
exceeds normal body temperature can lead to hyperthermia.
The causes, symptoms and effects of hyperthermia may be described as follows:
Hyperthermia occurs when the internal temperature of the body
reaches several degrees above the normal body temperature of
37°C (98.6°F). The symptoms of hyperthermia include drowsiness,
lethargy, and an increase in the internal temperature of the body.
The effects of hyperthermia include:
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Unawareness of impending hazard
Failure to perceive heat
Failure to recognize the need to exit the hot tub
Physical inability to exit the hot tub
Fetal damage in pregnant woman
Unconsciousness resulting in the danger of drowning
If you sense any of the symptoms of hyperthermia, safely
exit the hot tub immediately.
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WARNING
THE USE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS OR MEDICATION
CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE RISK OF
FATAL HYPERTHERMIA.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT LOCATION
Your Hydropool hot tub can be installed indoors or out, on the ground, in the ground or half-and-half. The following
information will assist you in choosing the right location for your individual needs. When making your decision,
always remember that hot tubs can be enjoyed year-round, indoors or out, regardless of the climate. Many Hydropool owners report that their favourite time to use a hot tub is in the cooler fall and winter months, while others
praise the enjoyment of using their hot tub in the warmer spring and summer months.
INDOOR LOCATIONS
If members of your family are not cold weather enthusiasts, or if your backyard or patio area is not suitable for a hot tub installation, then an indoor location for your hot tub may be your best or only choice. You may wish to create an exercise/spa
area in your home, or install your hot tub in a glass solarium or four-season room adjoining your home. Indoor installations
not only add a unique look and appeal to your home, they provide the privacy and controlled climate to ensure that use and
enjoyment of your hot tub is maximized. If you should choose an indoor location, you will find further information as outlined
in the section “SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR INDOOR INSTALLATIONS”
OUTDOOR LOCATIONS
For a variety of reasons, outdoor locations are a far more popular choice. Some of the reasons include:
• Limited indoor space
• Delivery complications due to door openings, stairwells, etc.
• Limited budget (indoor installations usually also involve interior home renovations)
• Desire for an outdoor entertainment center
• Hot tub is being installed adjacent to an existing or planned swimming pool
• Concerns over splashing water inside the home
For those who choose an outdoor location, hot tub operating temperatures can be adjusted to match the season. In colder
months, many owners will operate their hot tub in the range of 38-40°C (100 -104°F).
During warmer months, an operating temperature of 36-37°C (97-99°F) will provide a refreshing retreat. If you should
choose an outdoor location, you will find further information as outlined in the section “SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR
OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS”
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GENERAL INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS
c Always provide adequate access for servicing the
support equipment.
1 Your HYDROPOOL hot tub is a self-contained pre-plumbed
unit, so that no on-site plumbing connections to the residential water supply or drain are required.
d Decking must be constructed to allow repair access
around the entire hot tub.
2 Ensure that your HYDROPOOL hot tub is properly supported
by either a level concrete pad, or a properly constructed
deck capable of supporting 1220 kg/m2 (250 lbs./ft.2). If
there is a possibility that the pad could shift by freezing/
thawing ground movement (such as in clay regions, and/or
areas with high water tables) concrete footings extending
below the frost line are recommended.
e In remote equipment or no-cabinet installations, you
may add extra insulation, but the equipment area
must have adequate cross-flow ventilation.
6 Installation of a safety grab rail or reachable support for use
when entering or exiting the hot tub is recommended.
7 A nearby garden hose connection is recommended for
3 Decking should be chosen and constructed in a manner that
minimizes the chance of slipping or falling.
filling and “topping up” the hot tub.
4 If you do not have a factory installed insulated cabinet, it is
assumed that you are building your own custom cabinet,
tiling or decking.
WARNING
Please consider the following:
The hot tub equipment and all electrical
plugs, outlets and lights within 1.5m (5ft) of
the hot tub must be G.F.C.I protected. Consult your electrician or local electrical authority for further details.
a Your HYDROPOOL hot tub is self-supporting on its base.
The cabinet should be decorative only, not for support.
Never suspend the hot tub from the deck or cabinet.
b Where the hot tub is not equipped with a factory installed
cabinet, it is the installer’s responsibility to ensure all
electrical equipment is completely weather protected
and meets all of the regulatory requirements.
Access to the hot tub must always be secured:
Outdoors - in accordance with local property by-laws
and/or via an approved fence with a self-closing gate and
a safety hardcover;
Indoors - by a lockable door and a safety hardcover.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
INDOOR INSTALLATIONS
• It is beneficial to have the hot tub room located near wash room and shower facilities
• The hot tub room should have a floor drain to handle splash water, a window, outside exhaust fan or humidistat controlled ex
haust fan for ventilation and a humidifier.
• Consider plumbing a water tap and drain location nearby to facilitate draining and top-up
• Always provide adequate ventilation for the support equipment
• Consult your local Hydropool retailer for further information
OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS
• Contact your local building code department to determine if a building permit is necessary and for information on applicable
bylaws (distance from property lines, buildings, fencing requirements, etc.)
• If you are doing any excavating, contact your local gas, electric, and cable-company to ensure that there are no underground
lines
• Locate the hot tub, where practical, within close distance of a door to the house to maximize potential winter use.
• Ensure that all hot tub support equipment is easily accessible and protected from the elements
• The hot tub support equipment is designed for indoor (out of the direct elements) use. When your HYDROPOOL hot tub is
equipped with a factory-installed cabinet, and installed as per the guidelines of this manual, the equipment will be adequately
protected. If the hot tub is shipped without a cabinet, your custom cabinet or other structure must be designed to supply protection for the hot tub support equipment from rain, snow, splash water, etc., but still designed in a manner to ensure adequate
ventilation.
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SITE PREPARATION
• Non-freezing climates – it is sufficient to ensure that the base
of the hole or cavity created for the tub has a dry, stable, compacted level base and proper drainage.
• Climates where freeze/thaw occurs – it is necessary that a
poured level reinforced concrete base, complete with concrete
footings, be installed as outlined in the section ABOVEGROUND INSTALLATIONS.
Areas with a high ground water table – a level concrete base,
as well as a concrete or wood retaining wall to hold back the
earth, is recommended. This forms a box or ‘bunker’, in which
the hot tub is placed.
• ALWAYS ensure that there is good drainage, via a properly
designed French drain (gravel) system and/or a sump pump, to
prevent ground water flooding damage to the support equipment or hot tub structure.
• Install protective waterproof conduit to house light, or topside
control cables that will be buried.
• Access for future service must be considered at the time of
design and installation. Difficult access can result in supplemental service labor charges not covered by the factory warranty.
Consider easily removable deck materials.
• Make sure the hot tub or swim spa is tested for 48 hours before you prepare the installation of the surrounding/finish deck
around your hot tub. Even though all units are tested in our
plant, some transport/site handling damage can occur and we
suggest you make sure the tub is perfectly waterproof before
finalizing your installation.
ABOVE-GROUND INSTALLATIONS
Where the hot tub is a “stand-alone” above-ground installation
to be installed in regions where freeze/thaw conditions may
occur, a level patio stone or pre-formed paver type base may
be sufficient if there is no abutting deck(s) that could be damaged during potential seasonal movement of the ground. The
potential drawback to this type of base is that splash water
could eventually de-stabilize the ground under the base, with
the resultant shift of the support base causing damage to the
hot tub structure.
For best results, we recommend the installation of a level
concrete pad:
• Dig out and level the ground 20-30 cm (8-12 in.) below
your desired base level
• Install 10-15 cm (4-6 in.) of crushed stone
• Next, install 10-15 cm (4-6 in.) of poured concrete
• Level the concrete and apply a broom-type finish
• We recommend that the pad be made 15 cm (6 in.) larger
than the hot tub on three sides, and 1 m (3 ft.) larger on
the side where the access steps and/or planters will be
installed.
• Hot tub/swimspa must be installed on a level pad
In regions where freeze/thaw occurs, or where there will be
custom decking abutting the hot tub we recommend the installation of sono-tubes beneath the pad to prevent shifting.
IN-GROUND & PARTIAL IN-GROUND INSTALLATIONS
For units being installed fully or partially in the ground, the type
of support will again vary based on whether or not the tub is
being installed in an area with freeze/thaw conditions. Hydropool does not recommend back-filling full in-ground or partial
in-ground installations.
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EQUIPMENT ACCESSIBILITY AND PROTECTION
The equipment must be located in an area where it will remain serviceable, dry and will not be exposed to rain, snow or ground
water. The standard Hydropool hot tub has the equipment installed inside the protective cabinet.
When your hot tub is to be installed above-ground, the cabinet is designed for both protection and accessibility.
UNLOADING / HANDLING YOUR HOT TUB
All Hydropool hot tubs are shipped with a protective combination layer of foam wrap, cardboard and plastic film. Each hot tub is
factory strapped onto a wood skid. If your hot tub is to be delivered by your local dealer, it will generally arrive on a flat bed truck
or low profile trailer. Most dealers are equipped with the necessary equipment to maneuver the hot tub from the truck to the dolly
or cart that will be used to move your hot tub to the installation location.
Should your hot tub arrive in a common closed box trailer, it may be necessary to arrange with a local towing company for a tilt
and load tow truck, with a pulley winch system, to pull the skid from the larger trailer to the lower profile tow truck flat bed. The hot
tub can be gently slid off the low profile trailer and positioned on its side on a cart or dolly on its back side only.
Most Hydropool models require a clearance width of at least 100 cm. (39 in.) to allow movement of the unit on its side through
alley-ways, fence openings, etc. Where this is not possible, the use of a crane to lift the hot tub from the truck or trailer over the
house to the patio or yard is often a simple and economical option.
WARNING
• Do not move or place the hot tub on the side where the equipment is located as damage could occur
• Never roll or flip the hot tub end over end as the cabinet could be damaged
• Never lift or handle the hot tub by the plumbing
• Make sure that there is sufficient assistance to gently slide the hot tub off the dolly or cart to the support base without any damage
Important Note: Damage caused during transportation or by
improper handling is not covered by the factory warranty.
Crane & Strap
Spreader
Crane
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IMPORTANT ELECTRICAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETY COMES FIRST. WHEN INSTALLING & USING THIS ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT,
BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS MUST ALWAYS BE FOLLOWED!
IMPORTANT NOTE:
1 READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
2 Electrical installation must be completed by a qualified electrician in accordance with all National, Regional and Local
Codes and Regulations in effect at the time of installation.
3 Connect only to a dedicated circuit protected by a class ‘A’
two-pole ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
4 Use copper conductors only!
5 The hot tub equipment and all electrical plugs, outlets and
lights within 1.5m (5ft) of the unit must be G.F.C.I protected.
Consult your electrician or local electrical authority for further
details.
6 A green colored terminal or a terminal marked “G”, “GR”,
“Ground”, or “Grounding” is located inside the supply terminal box or compartment. To reduce the risk of electric shock,
this terminal must be connected to the grounding means
provided in the electric supply service panel with a continuous copper wire equivalent in size to the circuit conductors
supplying the equipment.
7 At least two lugs marked “BONDING LUGS” are provided
on the external surface or on the inside of the supply terminal box or compartment. To reduce the risk of electric shock,
connect the local common bonding grid in the area of the hot
tub to these terminals with an insulated or bare copper conductor not smaller than No.6 AWG (Canada/Europe) / No.8
AWG (USA).
8 All field installed metal components such as rails, ladders,
drains or other similar hardware within 3 m (10 ft) of the hot
tub shall be bonded to the equipment grounding bus with
copper conductors not smaller than No.6 AWG.
• This guide is for standard installations where the wire run
is 15 m (50 ft.) or less. For longer wire runs, consult a qualified electrician.
G.F.C.I./R.C.D. APPLICATION GUIDE FOR
HYDROPOOL SERENITY SERIES
NORTH AMERICA
Special Edition
Gold Series
Platinum Series
15A
40A
50A
EUROPE
All models
20A
WIRE SIZE
NORTH AMERICA
• The minimum wire size for systems that require a 40A GFCI is # 8/3 c/w ground (also referred to as # 8 gauge / 4 conductor).
• The minimum wire size for systems that require a 50A GFCI is # 8/3 c/w ground (also referred to as # 8 gauge / 4 conductor).
EUROPE
Standards for amperage breakers may vary from country to country in the CE controlled area. Please consult your local installer
for advice on breaker level and wire specifications. Some examples are below:
Breaker of 13A –wire must be 1.5 mm2
Breaker of 16A—wire must be 2.5 mm2
Breaker of 20A—wire must be 4.0 mm2
Breaker of 32A—wire must be 6.0 mm2
NOTE: Please consult your applicable electrical codes related to the size of conductors as they may vary from what is
stated above. Take into consideration the length of cable as well and increase as required.
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NORTH AMERICA – GFCI INSTALLATION
NOTICE
Installation of the GFCI - Circuit Breaker, including ampere sizing and selection of conductor size
and type, must be performed by a qualified electrician in accordance with the National Electrical
Code, or the Canadian Electrical Code, and all Federal, State/Provincial and local codes and regulations in effect at the time of installation. Hydropool highly recommends the use of a new Siemens
GFCI breaker for all of its products. Other GFCI’s and older Siemens GFCI’s may have tripping issues.
SIEMENS - 240 VOLT
TYPICAL
LEVITON - 120 VOLT
TYPICAL
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EUROPE – R.C.D. INSTALLATION - TYPICAL
NOTICE
Important Note: Installation of the R.C.D. - Circuit Breaker, including ampere sizing and selection of
conductor size and type, must be performed by a qualified electrician in accordance with National,
Regional and Local Codes and Regulations in effect at the time of installation.
TO HOT TUB SUPPORT
EQUIPEMENT
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ACCESSORIES
LOUNGE PILLOWS
The lounge pillows are pre-installed at the factory and
are attached via friction fit. To remove, grasp the
ends of the pillow and lift up from the hot tub seat. To
reinstall, reverse the procedure.
NOTE: When not in use, remove the pillows to
extend the life of the pillow.
OPTIONAL DREAM SCENTS AROMATHERAPY SYSTEM
Operational Instructions:
This exclusive aromatherapy system is independent from the
Hydroflex Air Therapy System and uses liquid scents.
To operate the system is very simple:
1) To fill begin by opening the cap “counterclockwise” on the
unit and remove. There are arrows on the cap to indicate the
direction in which to turn the cap to open. Then fill the reservoir
with your favorite Dreamscents liquid scent (or equivalent).
To replace cap perform the reverse of the above directions.
2) Now the system is ready to work: just push the button to
release the scent into the hot tub and repeat to add more liquid
scent as desired, please note by turning the button clockwise
you can lock it so that any accidental pushing of the button will
not result in adding unwanted liquid scent when not desired.
To unlock turn button counter-clockwise.
FILTER LID
The filter lid provides that finishing touch to your Hydropool hot tub. Simply place the lid over the opening
for a finished appearance
SAFETY HARDCOVER LOCKS
The ASTM approved safety hard cover is designed to
open away from the control area, however, if the hot
tub is symmetrical in dimension, the cover can be oriented to open in either direction. Simply place the
cover on the hot tub, pull the straps down so that they
are fully extended, then release slightly so that there is
approximately 6 mm (1/4 in.) of slack. Mark the position on the cabinet, and fasten the receiver clip with
OPTIONAL COVER REMOVER
Hydropool offers several different devices to assist in the
removal of the safety hard cover. Please refer to the instructions supplied with your particular cover remover for
installation. For further information, contact your local Hydropool retailer.
CAUTION
Always ensure the safety hard cover is in
place and locked whenever the hot tub is
not being used. Failure to do so may cause
damage or cracking to the acrylic surface
not covered under the warranty.
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OPTIONAL STEPS
Hydropool’s optional two-tier step makes entering and
exiting your hot tub safe and easy. These steps are
available in Clear Cedar, or in Everlast Driftwood, Espresso or Midnight finishes
OPTIONAL I-COMMAND SYSTEM
The Smart Phone App that is designed as a wireless hot tub control which allows you to pick the water care settings
that fit your schedule. Adjust filtration and temperature settings and create the ideal hot tub experience from inside
your home. This option is supported by your iPhone®, iPOD touch®, or iPAD®.
If your hot tub comes with this option installed, you need to activate the App Store Icon from your IPOD menu. Type
in “Balboa Water Group” into the search field to find the application and download from iTunes using your user
name and password.
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2.
3.
Go to the Wi-Fi Networks screen by touching the Settings Icon.
Touch the Wi-Fi on the Settings page. Note: If Wi-Fi is not currently turned on, touch the Wi-Fi line at the top
right of the list.
The Spa Control network link will appear as BWGSpa_XXXXXX in the ’Choose a Network’ list. Note: XXXXXX
are the last 6 characters in the address of the module. (NOTE: Both your hot tub and your iDevice must be
in range of your home WiFi System to ensure proper operation)
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FILLING, CHECKING AND STARTING YOUR HOT TUB
FILLING
• When adding water for the first time, the hot tub should be
filled through the skimmer opening (helps to prevent air
locks) using a standard garden hose, turning the tap on
slowly to prevent damage to the surface by a jerking hose
connection.
• Pull up the handles on the intake and return gate valves
and install the stem locks provided. (handles are pulled up
when valves are open and pushed down when valves are
closed)
• Ensure the drain hose-bib is closed.
• Ensure that all jets are open. See section JET &
FEATURE OPERATION
GATE VALVE
UNIONS
• Fill the hot tub to the recommended level, approximately 4
inches above the top of the skimmer opening.
CHECKING
• Although your hot tub was thoroughly water-tested in the
factory, some loosening of fittings can occur during shipping. Before any decking, tiling or carpeting is completed
around the installation, fill and operate your hot tub to test
for leaks (this ensures easy access and inexpensive correction). Check all union connections and plumbing for
minor leaks. In the event of a leak, ensure all union connections and pump plugs are tight and all o-rings/gaskets
are in place.
STARTING
• Before applying voltage to power-up your hot tub, it is
very important that you understand the sequence of
events that occur when the system is activated in order
that the pump can be primed efficiently and damage to
the system can be avoided.
• Turn the main power “on” at your electrical panel.
• Follow the control instructions for your particular model
hot tub to put the pump into low speed see section HYDROPOOL CONTROL SYSTEMS PUMP PRIMING/
RELEASING AN AIR LOCK
• On some systems a message will appear on the display
indicating that the system is in PUMP PRIMING MODE
(“RUN PMPS PURG AIR”). This mode will last for 4 minutes before automatically entering the normal operation
mode. See complete details for your spa in section
HYDROPOOL CONTROL SYSTEMS
Definition: ‘Priming’ a pump is a term used to describe the
process in which air trapped in the plumbing and pump
wet-end (referred to as an ‘air lock’) is released, allowing
the pump to move water efficiently through the plumbing
PROPER WATER LEVEL AT
SKIMMER OPENING
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O– RING / GASKET AT
UNION CONNECTIONS
• The water should start circulating immediately. If the motor
works but you do not notice water circulation within the first
15 seconds, the pump may require priming due to trapped
air (referred to as an ‘air lock’). If the pumps have not selfprimed after 2 minutes, and water is not flowing from the
jets, DO NOT allow the pumps to continue to run. Turn
power off at the main house panel (or GFCI) and try releasing the air by loosening the union on the discharge side of
the pump(s) while the motor is not running. Turn the power
back on. If the pumps do not prime after 15 seconds,
sometimes momentarily turning the pump(s) off and on will
help the system to prime (note: do not do this more than 5
times).
...THROUGH THE
PUMP UNION
• Important: Under NO circumstances should the pump(s) be
allowed to operate without priming beyond 5 minutes, as
this may not only cause unwarrantable damage to the
pump, it may also cause the control system to go into an
overheat condition.
RELEASING AN AIR LOCK...
• Turn the hydrotherapy pump(s) onto high speed and recheck for leaks. The control system will automatically return
the pump to low speed after 15 minutes.
• Adjust the hot tub heat control at the topside panel to the
desired water temperature.
HOSE BID
• Adjust water balance (pH, TA, calcium hardness) to recommended levels and add sanitizer once the water temperature
reaches 20°C (68°F). See section HOT TUB WATER BALANCE
• Keep insulated safety hard cover on the hot tub, and the
air controls closed during the entire heat up process.
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HYDROPOOL SERENITY SERIES CONTROL SYSTEMS
NORTH AMERICA / EUROPE
HYDROPOOL SERENITY – ALL SERIES
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
FUNCTIONALITY AND ADJUSTMENT
INITIAL START-UP
Before applying voltage to power-up your hot tub, it is very
important that you understand the sequence of events that
occur when the system is activated in order that the pump
can be primed efficiently and damage to the system can be
avoided.
SET TIME
After the system exits PRIMING MODE, it will ask you to
“SET TIME”. See the instructions on the following pages.
After you manually exit or the system automatically exits
Priming Mode, your hot tub will automatically heat to the
factory preset default temperature of 38°C (100°F) The topside panel will briefly show the default temperature, and
then the display will appear as follows:
At initial power-up, this display will appear, and the system
will show 4 sets of numbers in succession as follows (M100,
_200, V6 and 240V). These numbers represent the current
software revision, and the system input voltage. After the
initial software indicators are shown, the display will flash
“LINK”. This refers to “linking” the TP600 control panel with
the system and is done by pressing any key on the control.
After this is done the display will show “RUN PMPS PURG
AIR”. This display is indicating that the system is in PUMP
PRIMING MODE. This mode will last for 4 minutes before
automatically exiting and entering the normal operation
mode. You can also manually exit PUMP PRIMING MODE
by pressing any TEMP button.
DEFINITION: ‘Priming’ a pump is a term used to describe
the process in which air trapped in the plumbing and pump
wet-end (referred to as an ‘air lock‘) is released, allowing the
pump to move water efficiently through the plumbing system
and to the jets.
Note that the water temperature is not yet displayed, as the
system requires approximately 2 minutes of water flow
through the heater to determine temperature. This is referred to as ‘polling’ and is indicated on the display by the
icon. After 2 minutes the display will show the current measured water temperature.
Press the pad to increase the temperature to the desired
setting. The Heat indicator light on the Topside Panel will
shimmer for 90 seconds, indicating that the system is not
yet heating, then will illuminate solidly to indicate that the
heater circuit has been energized and the spa water is being
heated.
In Standard Operating Mode, the system automatically activates Pump 1 low speed every 30 minutes for at least 2
minutes.
After 2 minutes, the spa water temperature is determined. At
this point, if the water temperature is lower than the set temperature, P1 will continue to run and the Heat indicator light
on the Topside Panel will illuminate. The heater will operate
until the water temperature reaches the set temperature
point, after which, both the heater and Pump 1 low will automatically turn off.
PUMP PRIMING MODE
TO CHECK/CHANGE THE SET TEMPERATURE
As soon as “RUN PMPS PURG AIR” is indicated on the
topside panel, push the pad to start Pump 1 in low speed,
then again to switch to high speed to facilitate priming. See
FILLING, CHECKING AND STARTING YOUR HOT TUB
for complete instructions on pump priming.
Once pump priming has been successfully completed, press
the pad to turn off the pump.
Next, manually exit PRIMING MODE by pressing any
“TEMP” button. If you do not manually exit PRIMING
MODE, it will automatically terminate after 4 minutes. Be
sure that the pump is primed before exiting this mode.
The last measured temperature is constantly displayed on
the topside panel. When this pad is pressed once any time
during normal operation, the display will show the set temperature for 3 seconds. Press this pad a second time to
increase or decrease the set temperature. To change the
direction of the temperature settings (ie. lower vs. raise the
temperature), allow the display to revert back to the current
water temperature then press the pad again.
While in this mode, the heater circuit is disabled to allow the
priming process to be completed without the possibility of
energizing the heater element during low flow or no flow
conditions. The system will not automatically activate any of
the functions, however, by pushing the pad on the topside
control, the pump can be manually activated to facilitate
priming.
TEMPERATURE RANGES
High Range can be set between 27°C (80°F) and 40°C
(104°F) in 1° increments.
Low Range can be set between 10°C (50°F) and 37°C (99°
F) in 1° increments.
HEATER FUNCTION
The heater operates with pump low-speed only, and turns
off when ever pump high-speed or blower is activated.
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HYDROPOOL SERENITY SERIES CONTROL SYSTEMS
NORTH AMERICA / EUROPE
HYDROPOOL SERENITY – GOLD SERIES
KEYPAD FUNCTIONS
JET KEY WHICH CONTROLS PUMP 1
TEMP + KEY WHICH CONTROLS THE
TEMPERATURE AND SCROLLS
THROUGH THE MENUS
ILLUM KEY WHICH CONTROLS THE
LIGHTING AND ACTIVATES THE LOW
LEVEL PROGRAMMING
INVERT KEY WHICH TOGGLES THE
DISPLAY SO THAT IT CAN BE
VIEWED FROM INSIDE THE HOT TUB
TEMP - KEY WHICH CONTROLS THE
TEMPERATURE AND SCROLLS
THROUGH THE MENUS
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HYDROPOOL SERENITY SERIES CONTROL SYSTEMS
NORTH AMERICA / EUROPE
HYDROPOOL SERENITY – PLATINUM SERIES
KEYPAD FUNCTIONS
JET 1 KEY WHICH
CONTROLS PUMP 1
TEMP + KEY WHICH CONTROLS THE
TEMPERATURE AND SCROLLS
THROUGH THE MENUS
JET 2 KEY WHICH
CONTROLS PUMP 2
ILLUM KEY WHICH CONTROLS THE
LIGHTING AND ACTIVATES THE LOW
LEVEL PROGRAMMING
INVERT KEY WHICH TOGGLES THE
DISPLAY SO THAT IT CAN BE
VIEWED FROM INSIDE THE HOT TUB
TEMP - KEY WHICH CONTROLS THE
TEMPERATURE AND SCROLLS
THROUGH THE MENUS
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PUMP / JETS FUNCTION
Press this pad to activate pump 1 and
pump 2 (if equipped)
1st press – turns on low speed (P1 only)
2nd press – turns on high speed (1st press P2)
3rd press – turns off pump (2nd press P2)
Press LIGHT to set the Run Hours
Press TEMP to begin hour change for F1 or F2
Each TEMP press increments the hours
LIGHT press advances to minutes
When low speed is already operating, the 1st press
of the pad puts the pump directly into high speed.
Low speed starts automatically for 1 minute every 30 minutes to detect the spa temperature (polling) and then to
heat to the set temperature if needed. (in READY Mode
only – see MODE FUNCTION), or when a filter cycle is
activated, or when a freeze condition is detected.
PUMP AUTOMATIC TIME-OUT
High speed – 15 minutes
Low speed – 30 minutes
FILTER CYCLES
The system is factory programmed with one filter cycle
that will run in the evening (assuming the time of day is
properly set) when energy rates are lower. The filter time
and duration are programmable. A second filter cycle can
be enabled and programmed as needed. We recommend
you start with as long a filter cycle as possible and over
time, if you wish, you can reduce your filter cycles depending on your usage, chemical program and overall
water quality.
Each TEMP press advances the time 15 minutes
Press LIGHT when finished
MODE FUNCTION (Ready and Rest)
A combination of keypads is used to change hot tub operation to either ‘READY’ or ‘REST’ mode.
READY MODE
READY mode will circulate the water every 30 minutes,
using Pump1 Low, in order to maintain a constant water
temperature, heat as needed, and refresh the temperature display. This is known as “polling”.
REST MODE
REST mode will only allow heating during programmed
filter cycles. Since polling does not occur , the temperature display may not show a current temperature until
the heater pump has been running for a minute or two.
PROGRAMMING MODE FUNCTION
Press TEMP
At the start of each filter cycle Pump 2 (if there is one) will
run briefly to purge its plumbing and maintain good water
quality. The factory default is 4 hours per filter cycle.
PROGRAMMING FILTER CYCLES
To change the factory default filter cycle settings
At the main screen, begin by pressing TEMP
Press LIGHT repeatedly until MODE appears
In MODE, TEMP button toggles between SET
READY and SET REST
Choose SET READY or SET REST, then press
LIGHT to set and exit.
SETTING THE CLOCK
Press LIGHT repeatedly until FLTR appears
Press TEMP to advance to the beginning of the
time setting process for filtration. (F1 or F2)
TEMP advances to the first screen to change the
time for F1 or F2. (BEGN will appear)
At the main screen, begin by pressing TEMP
Press LIGHT repeatedly until TIME appears
Press TEMP at TIME (HRS begin to flash)
The hour will flash. Press TEMP to change the hour
Press TEMP keys to change hours
Press LIGHT to advance to minutes
Press LIGHT (minutes begin to flash)
Press TEMP to change the minutes
Press TEMP keys to change minutes
Press LIGHT to exit
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HOLD MODE (STANDBY)
LOCK (RESTRICTING PANEL OPERATION)
The HOLD (standby) feature stops the system from operating
automatically, allowing for convenient filter cartridge removal
and replacement.
Locking the panel prevents the spa from being used; it also
prevents unwanted temperature adjustments. All automatic
functions are still active/ Locking the Temperature allows jets
and other features to be used, but the set temperature and
other programmed settings cannot be adjusted.
The following pads must be pressed.
Press TEMP
Press TEMP
Press LIGHT repeatedly until LOCK appears
Press LIGHT repeatedly until “HOLD” appears
Press TEMP
Press TEMP to start 60 minute count down
Press LIGHT to toggle between TEMP and PANL
The system will automatically exit HOLD (Standby) Mode after 1
hour and resume normal operating functions.
Press TEMP to toggle ON or OFF
Press then the pad - the display will flash.
Press LIGHT to exit
If the system is heating when HOLD (Standby) Mode is activated, the display will flash and the pump will continue to operate for 15 seconds to allow the heater to cool off before
stopping.
UNLOCK (ALLOWING PANEL OPERATION)
This unlock sequence may be used from any screen that may
be displayed on a restricted panel.
TEMPERATURE RANGES
Press TEMP. LOCK will appear on the display
The TEMP feature allows you to select a low and high temperature range depending on your climate and time of year. The
settings are as follows:
Press and hold TEMP while pressing LIGHT
twice. UNLK will appear on screen and then will
exit the menu.
High Range can be set between 27°C (80°F) and 40°C (104°F)
in 1° increments.
Low Range can be set between 10°C (50°F) and 37°C (99°F) in
1° increments.
INVERT
To change your selection press the following sequence.
Pressing this key will toggle the display so that it is
readily visible from inside the spa when you are using it.
Press TEMP
PURGE (CLEAN-UP) CYCLES
When a pump or blower is turned on by a button press, a clean
up cycle begins 30 minutes after the pump or blower is turned
off or times out. The pump and ozone generator will run for 20
minutes or more, depending on the system.
Press LIGHT repeatedly until TEMP appears
Press TEMP to select the range (HIGH “^” or low “v”)
OPTIONAL OZONATOR
Press LIGHT to select the Temperature Mode
The ozonator operates during FILTER CYCLES only when
Pump 1 is on low speed.
FREEZE PROTECTION
If the temperature sensor detects a drop to 4°C (39°F) within
the heater chamber, the system automatically activates the
pump to provide freeze protection. The pump will operate until
the temperature reaches approximately 5°C (41°F) before returning to normal system mode.
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TOPSIDE PANEL DISPLAY MESSAGES
OHH/HTR TEMP LMT/OH/HL (solid or flashing)
Overheat – Spa has shut down. One of the sensors has detected 48°C (119°F) at the heater.
Prr
Indicates high-limit or water temperature sensor is nonfunctional.
DO NOT ENTER WATER! Remove cover and allow water to
cool. Reset system by pressing any topside control panel pad.
If system does not reset, shut off power and call your dealer.
SnA/SENSOR A SERVICE RQD
Spa has shut down – sensor plugged into Sensor ‘A’ port not
working.
POSSIBLE CAUSES OF OVERHEATING
• filter cycle too long or overlapping (pump running for
extended periods of time)
• isolation/gate valves partially closed
• extremely hot weather/high ambient temperatures
• defective sensor wire
SnB/SENSOR B SERVICE RQD
Spa has shut down – sensor plugged into Sensor ‘B’ port
notworking.
SnS/SENSOR SYNC
Sensors are out of balance – If topside display alternates
between temperature and SNS, then occurrence may be temporary and will correct itself. The spa shuts down completely
when the SNS message is flashing on the display.
POSSIBLE CAUSES OF OVERHEATING
• filter cycle too long or overlapping (pump running for
extended periods of time)
• isolation/gate valves partially closed
• extremely hot weather/high ambient temperatures
• defective sensor wire
HFL/HTR FLOW LOW
A substantial difference in temperature between the sensors
has been detected – this could indicate a flow problem.
Check water level in spa and add if necessary, also ensure
the filter is clean. If water level is okay, make sure that pumps
are primed and all gate valves are fully opened.
ICE/FREEZE COND
Potential freeze condition detected. Pumps and blower will
automatically activate when temperature drops to 4°C (39°F)
regardless of operation mode.
LF/LOW FLOW
Persistent low flow problem – displays on the fifth occurrence
of an HFL message within a 24 hour period. Heater circuit is
deactivated but other spa functions continue to operate normally. Check water level in spa and add if necessary, also
ensure the filter is clean. If water level is okay, make sure that
pumps are primed and all gate valves are fully opened. Press
any topside panel pad to reset.
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TOPSIDE PANEL DISPLAY MESSAGES CONTINUED
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Inadequate water detected in heater chamber - Check water
level in spa and add if necessary. If water level is okay, make
sure that pumps are primed and all gate valves are fully
opened. Press any topside panel pad to reset.
Temperature is not current as the pump may have been off
for hours in between filter cycles. To view the current spa
water temperature, either switch to Ready mode or turn on
the pump for at least 2 minutes.
/
HOLD
Inadequate water detected in heater chamber – displays on
third occurrence of a “dr” message within a 24 hour period.
The spa shuts down completely when the DRY message is
flashing on the display. Check water level in spa and add if
necessary, also ensure the filter is clean. If water level is
okay, make sure that pumps are primed and all gate valves
are fully opened. Press any topside panel pad to reset.
Stops the control system from operating automatically to allow filter cartridge removal.
READY
System is operating in READY mode. See section Hydropool Serenity Control Systems for complete details.
REST
System is operating in REST mode. See section Hydropool
Serenity Control Systems for complete details.
RUN PMPS PURG AIR
Priming mode – occurs when spa is first powered up, or when
power has been restored after a power interruption. Allows for
safe priming of the pumps. See section Hydropool Serenity
Control Systems for complete details.
COOL
If spa water temperature is more than 7°C (20°F) cooler than
the set temperature, the system will automatically activate the
heater to provide freeze protection. This is a normal function;
no corrective action is necessary.
---/--F/--C
Temperature unknown – after the pump has been operating
for 2 minutes, the current water temperature will be displayed.
OPTIONAL VARIABLE AIR THERAPY SYSTEM CONTROL FUNCTIONS:
Press: Blower button on main control to activate system.
1) ON/OFF :
Press 1: The Blower starts at maximum Speed. LED: ON
Press 2: The blower stops. LED: OFF
2) TO CONTROL SPEED:
Press 1 and hold: Speed goes up or down, LED: ON when pressing. Release
pressure at the desired speed.
3) TO CONTROL PULSATION:
Press 1: Slow Pulsation Cycle, LED: ON.
Press 2: Quick Pulsation Cycle, LED: Flashes.
Press 3: Pulsation Cycle OFF, LED: OFF.
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2
3
JET AND FEATURE OPERATION
BVK Ozone Jet
Ozone Cluster Jet
Poly Storm
Acupressure Jet
Cluster Storm
Directional Jet
Cluster Storm
Pulsator Jet
Poly Storm
Multi Massage Jet
Cluster Storm
Rifle Jet
Mini Storm
Directional Jet
Power Storm
Resonator Jet
Poly Storm
Rifle Jet
JET WATER FLOW ADJUSTMENT
Your Hydropool hot tub features adjustable water flow on
specific hydrotherapy jets. To reduce the flow: grasp the
outer flange of the jet, and turn clockwise approximately a
1/4 turn. When it hits the stop, the jet is considered closed,
and flow will be restricted. To increase the flow: from the
closed position, turn the jet counterclockwise approximately
1/4 turn. When it hits the stop, the jet is open, and there is
maximum jet flow. Do not attempt to turn the jet past the
stop, as this will unclip the jet internal from the socket.
Mini Storm
Galaxy Jet
Power Storm
Rifle Jet
Mini Storm
Massage Jet
Mini Storm
Multi Massage Jet
Power Storm
Twin Roto Jet
INTERCHANGING JET INSERTS
A great feature for custom tailoring the jets in your Hydropool hot tub to suit your personal hydrotherapy needs.
Jets of like size and dimension may be interchanged with
each other, for example, if you wished to swap a Poly
Storm Directional jet for a Poly Storm Twin Roto jet, or a
Mini Storm Twin Roto jet for a Mini Storm Directional jet.
JET AIR FLOW ADJUSTMENT
Your Hydropool hot tub features adjustable airflow on specific hydrotherapy jets. To stop the flow: push the toggle
button to the off position. When it hits the stop, the air is
closed, and airflow will be restricted. To turn on the flow:
push the toggle button to the on position. When it hits the
stop, the air control is fully opened. For maximum operating
efficiency, the air controls must remain closed when your hot
tub is not in use.
CLEANING STAINLESS STEEL JETS & CONTROLS:
Use a Cleaner such as Brasso or Stainless Steel Cleaner to bring back the lustre to your Stainless Steel parts weekly. This
must be done otherwise the stainless steel will discolor and possibly rust due chemical exposure.
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JET INSERT REMOVAL & REPLACEMENT
POLY/MINI STORM DIRECTIONAL, TWIN ROTO & POWER TWIN ROTO
TO REMOVE:
• Turn the jet counter-clockwise to unclip & pull out of socket.
TO RE-INSTALL:
• Push the jet into the socket until it snaps into place, ensuring the square
pin on the back of the jet lines-up with the groove in the socket flange.
DIVERTER VALVE
Your HYDROPOOL hot tub is equipped with a diverter valve.
It allows you to direct the flow of the water to different zones
in your hot tub.
ALWAYS: return the valve handle to the middle position before exiting the hot tub.
WATERFALL CONTROL OPTIONAL
If your hot tub was ordered with the optional waterfall feature, then you will have a waterfall flow control valve. The waterfall feature was designed to provide a gentle cascade of water into the bathing area of the spa. Simply turn the top of the control clockwise for less water flow, and counterclockwise for more water flow.
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OPTIONAL AUDIO AND DOCKING STATION
OPTIONAL AUDIO AND DOCKING STATION
DOCKING YOUR AUDIO DEVICE
The Docking Station is compatible with all alternate audio sources such as IPOD and MP3 players.
To install any audio device:
1 Locate and open the Docking Station door by gently pulling upward on the handle.
2 Remove the connector cover prior to plugging in your audio source. Always keep the cover on when the docking station is
not in use.
3 Center the device over the Docking Station Adaptor and connect.
4 Close the Docking Station door once you have begun using your device.
Audio source placement in pop out tray (device not included)
NOTE: For instructions on how to operate your optional AM/FM audio
system please refer to the additional “Operations Manual” provided.
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HOT TUB WATER BALANCE – GENERAL OVERVIEW
NOTABLE POINTS
• The reliability and longevity of your hot tub support equipment
are directly related to how well water quality is maintained!
• The small volume of water in your hot tub is easily affected by
the introduction of oils, lotions, perspiration and chemicals. It is
imperative that you give your hot tub regular attention to maintain clean, safe and balanced water to prevent premature damage and/or failure (corrosion/calcification) to the support equipment. Maintaining proper hot tub water balance and sanitizer
levels is extremely important. Neglected hot water will allow
bacteria to quickly spread.
• The mineral content of hot tub water increases due to water
evaporation, sanitizers and other chemicals. If the mineral concentration, particularly calcium, becomes too high, the minerals
will literally “drop” or precipitate out of the water and deposit on
the hot tub walls, plumbing, jets, in the filter and on the heater
element.
• It is very important that pH be checked frequently and maintained in the recommended range as indicated in the chart WATER BALANCE SUMMARY FOR YOUR HOT TUB
• It is also very important that Total Alkalinity (the ability of the
water to resist a change in pH) be maintained in the recommended range as indicated in the chart WATER BALANCE
SUMMARY FOR YOUR HOT TUB
• Although there may be two identical hot tub models right next
door to each other, the maintenance requirements will be different, dependant on such factors as:
– bather load
– frequency of use/quantity of bathers
– different body chemistry
– sun vs. shade
– temperature
WARNING
CHEMICAL HANDLING SAFETY HINTS
• Never pre-mix chemicals with each other
prior to adding to hot tub water.
• Add only one chemical to the water at a time.
• Always add chemicals to water and not vice-versa.
• Chemicals may be corrosive, so handle with care and
store in a cool dark place.
• Never smoke near chemicals as most are flammable
• Ensure any spilled chemicals are carefully cleaned up
immediately.
• Always have the POISON CONTROL telephone number
handy in the event of an emergency.
• Keep chemicals out of children‘s reach
• Wear safety glasses and gloves when handling chemicals.
INITIAL WATER FILL & BALANCE
1 Make sure the hot tub water is circulating and above 20°C
(68°F)
2 Add a sequesterant (stain and scale controller). Allow water
to circulate for an hour before adding anything else to the hot
tub water.
3 Add a Shock / oxidizing agent .
4 Add sanitizing tablets (Bromine or Chlorine) to the dispenser:
Built in dispenser: if your Hydropool hot tub was ordered with
the optional built in bromine/chlorine dispenser, (located under
the basket of the cartridge filter housing), refer to section
CARTRIDGE FILTER for details on removing and reinstalling the lid. Once the filter lid is removed, you’ll notice a
clear 2.5 cm (1 in.) tube extending from the bottom of the basket. Expose the large Refill hole at the end of the tube and add
5 or 6 tablets. Do not overfill dispenser as performance will be
affected. Turn to expose the most number of smaller holes and
allow water to circulate for 3 to 4 hours
before testing level. Adjust to lesser number of holes as necessary to maintain a
level of 2-4 PPM Sanitizer.
Floating dispenser: As above, add 6 or 7
tablets, adjust initially to ‘5’, allow water to
circulate for 3 to 4 hours, then test. The
tablets will dissolve slowly over a 10-14
day period, depending on dial setting, and
use of the hot tub.
5) Test pH and Total Alkalinity and adjust
accordingly.
For these reasons, it is very important to develop proper hot tub
water maintenance habits and follow your Hydropool retailer’s
recommended water maintenance procedures.
Heater and other component failure due to
improperly maintained pH or Total Alkalinity
is not covered under warranty.
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GLOSSARY OF COMMON WATER MAINTENANCE TERMS
1 CHLORINE – in granular, liquid or puck/tablet form, is an oxidant and biocidal agent. It is very effective and fast acting. Recommended chlorine residual level is 3.0 to 5.0 ppm.
2 CHLORAMINES – a compound formed when chlorine combines with nitrogen or ammonia present in the water. When allowed to
go unchecked, it causes eye and skin irritation and is indicated by a strong chlorine odor.
3 ONE-PART BROMINE – also available in puck/tablet form, is another type of oxidant/biocidal agent, and is introduced into the hot
tub water via a brominator. Recommended bromine residual level is 3.0 to 5.0 ppm
4 TWO-PART BROMINE – composed of a liquid or powder component introduced manually into the water on a weekly basis, and a
granular component that is added daily or as the hot tub is used.
5 BROMAMINES – are formed when bromine destroys nitrogen-bearing organic matter. Unlike chloramines, bromamines don’t
cause eye irritation, however, when allowed to go unchecked, will cause an objectionable odour.
6 SHOCK – the practice of adding an oxidizing agent to hot tub water to destroy ammonia, nitrogenous and organic contaminants
(chloramines and bromamines)
7 pH – a logarithmic value expressing the relative acidity or basicity of a substance (such as hot tub water) as indicated by the hydrogen ion concentration. pH is expressed as a number on a scale of 0 to 14, where 0 is most acidic, 1 to 7 being acidic, 7 considered
neutral, 7 to 14 being basic, and 14 being most basic. The ideal range for hot tub water is 7.4 to 7.6 ppm
8 pH INCREASER – raises the pH level of the water.
pH DECREASER – lowers the pH level of the water.
10 TOTAL ALKALINITY (TA) – the amount of carbonate, bicarbonate and hydroxide compounds present in the water that deter
mines the ability or capacity of the water to resist change in pH. Also known as the ‘buffering’ capacity.
11 ALKALINITY BOOSTER – raises the alkalinity.
12 CALCIUM HARDNESS – the calcium portion of the total alkalinity which represents 70 to 75% of total hardness. Calcium concentrations determine whether water is ‘soft’ - too little calcium, or ‘hard’ -too much calcium.
13 CALCIUM BOOSTER – increases the calcium level.
14 TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (TDS) – a measure of the total amount of dissolved matter in the water (calcium, carbonates, bicarbonates, magnesium, metallic compounds, etc.)
15 SEQUESTERANTS (STAIN AND SCALE CONTROLLERS) – keeps dissolved metals and minerals in the water from attacking
the hot tub shell and support equipment components.
16 DEFOAMER – removes foam build-up from the water surface. At best, this is a temporary remedy, as excessive foam is merely a
symptom of improper water balance (typically high organic residue and/or high pH).
17 CARTRIDGE FILTER CLEANER – degreases and cleans cartridge filters.
18 OZONATOR – generates Ozone (a gaseous molecule composed of 3 atoms of oxygen) and is injected into the hot tub water for
the oxidation of water contaminants.
19 TEST KIT – used to monitor specific chemical residual or demands in the water. May be in the form of litmus strips or liquid drops.
20 PPM – abbreviation for ‘parts per million’, the unit of measurement used in chemical testing which indicates the parts by weight in
relation to one million parts by weight of water. Essentially identical to the term mg/L - milligrams per liter.
WATER BALANCE SUMMARY FOR YOUR HOT TUB*
SANITIZER (ppm)
Chlorine
Bromine
MIN
1.0
1.0
IDEAL
3.0 - 5.0
3.0 - 5.0
MAX
5.0
5.0
CHEMICAL
PH
Total Alkalinity (TA)
7.2
80
7.4 - 7.6
80 - 120
7.8
180
Calcium Hardness
150
200 - 400
500 -1000
*National Spa & Pool Institute recommended levels for residential spas/hot tubs
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WATER BALANCE TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Cloudy Water
POSSIBLE CAUSES
Microscopic particles too small to filter out.
High Total Alkalinity
High pH levels
High Calcium Hardness
SOLUTIONS
Test and adjust all water balance elements
and add flocculent* to cause the particles to
combine together so they can be filtered
out. Increase filter cycle time.
Test these water balance elements and
adjust to recommended parameters.
Scale
(White/Grayish Deposit)
High Calcium Hardness
Test calcium hardness level and treat with
sequesting agent* or perform partial drain/
refill.
Skin Eye Irritation
Improper pH and/or Total Alkalinity levels
Test water balance and make the appropriate changes.
Excessive Foam
Buildup of body oils or cosmetics
If no water line is present you can try using
defoamer* to break up the contaminants
and then a clarifier* to help filter them away.
If a water line is present the spa may need
to be drained and cleaned. Either way, the
filter should be thoroughly cleaned by soaking over night in bleach. An oil absorbing
sponge can help in preventing this in the
future. Increase filter cycle time.
Laundry detergent residual in swimwear
Excess organic contaminants
Prevent by running an extra rinse cycle on
washing machine or re-rinse well by hand
Some organic matter is prone to causing
foamy water as it breaks down in the filter
(maple leaves especially). Generally using
defoamer* to break up the contaminants,
then a clarifier*
To help filter them away followed by thoroughly cleaning your filter will clear up the
problem. It may however be necessary to
drain and refill your spa if the foaming is
quite excessive.
Low Calcium Hardness
Test calcium hardness and if necessary
increase with calciumchloride*
Corrosion/Etching
Presence of metals in water (iron, copper,
etc)
Test total alkalinity levels and if necessary
increase with sodium bicarbonate*
Discoloured Water
(Clear v. turbid water)
Presence of metals in water (iron, copper,
etc)
Treat with chelating* or sequestering agent*
Unstable pH
Low Total Alkalinity levels
Test total alkalinity levels and if necessary
increase with sodium bicarbonate*
pH resistant to changing
High Total Alkalinity levels
Test total alkalinity levels and if necessary
decrease with sodium bisulfate* or muriatic
acid*
* Contact your local Hydropool retailer for
specific product recommendation
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ROUTINE HOT TUB MAINTENANCE
REVIEW CHEMICAL HANDLING
SAFETY HINTS
DAILY
1 Test water, and if necessary, add shock.
2 Ensure proper water level is maintained.
CLEANING THE SKIMMER BASKET
1 Activate the HOLD/STANDBY mode
2 Remove the skimmer basket by rotating the top flange
and lift up.
3 Remove debris from basket. (Note: Avoid hitting the
basket against objects to knock debris loose as this
may damage the unit)
4 Reinsert basket
5 Take the system out of HOLD/STANDBY mode, and as
the pump begins to operate, monitor water flow over the
weir door to assure that it is free floating
WEEKLY
1 Test pH and Alkalinity. Adjust accordingly
2 Top-up chemical dispenser
3 Add sequesterant (stain and scale controller)
4 Remove and spray cartridge filter with garden hose and reinstall (see section CARTRIDGE FILTER)
5 Remove and clean out skimmer basket (see section
CLEANING THE SKIMMER BASKET)
6 Add Shock / oxidizing agent
7 Inspect union connections for o-ring and gasket leaks Tighten if loose.
8 Clean stainless steel components that are above the waterline as indicated on page 22.
MONTHLY
Soak your filter cartridge in a filter cartridge cleaning solution. Rinse thoroughly and, if possible, allow to dry before
re-installing. Hydropool recommends purchasing a second
filter so that while the first is cleaning, the other is clean
and ready to install.
QUARTERLY
Drain hot tub at least once per quarter and clean the
acrylic shell surface with a non-abrasive cleaner designed
specifically for acrylic surfaces. See sections CHANGING
THE HOT TUB WATER and DRAINING YOUR HOT TUB
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CARTRIDGE FILTER
The cartridge should be cleaned every two to four weeks, depending on the amount of use. Signs that the filter requires
cleaning include:
• Reduced jet power
• Hazy gray water
• Rattling noise in the pump or filter
• Heater not working
REMOVAL
1
2
3
4
Activate the HOLD/STANDBY mode.
Remove the filter cover and place to the side.
Rotate the locking flange counter clockwise to disengage.
Pull the filter lid upwards, and lift the cartridge element
straight up and out of filter housing.
CLEANING
5 With a garden hose and spray nozzle, hose off the cartridge
element, ensuring to carefully separate every pleat.
6 To remove collected lotions, body oils, etc. soak the car
tridge in warm water and a filter cleaning/emulsifying com
pound (available at your HYDROPOOL retailer).
7 A cleaning cylinder may be purchased from your HYDRO
POOL Hot tub Retailer.
8 Rinse thoroughly and dry before replacing.
9 Hydropool recommends purchasing a spare filter cartridge
so that you always have a clean substitute ready to rotate.
10 After the element has dried - if necessary, lightly brush between pleats with a fine paint-brush to remove remaining
dirt particles.
Do not use a wire brush or other devise to
clean cartridge element.
Do not put in dishwasher or washing machine.
RE-INSTALLATION
11 Place the cartridge filter back into the filter housing.
12 Rotate the flange clockwise until it locks in place.
CHANGING THE HOT TUB WATER
A hot tub should be drained every 8-12 weeks, depending on
size and amount of use. If your hot tub is used daily or by a
large number of bathers, the water should be drained more
often. One method to determine the approximate length of
time between water changes is to divide the water volume (in
liters) of your hot tub by 13.5 and then divide by the average
number of bathers each day.
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Formula (_______ ÷ 13.5 ) ÷ (________) = (_______)
Volume
of water
in liters
Average
daily
bathers
Days
between
water
changes
EXAMPLE:
1000 liters divided by 13.5 divided by 2 = 37 days.
The hot tub water must be changed when the amount of
dissolved solids becomes excessive, and is usually indicated by “gray” or dull looking water.
WATER SOFTENERS
Never fill a hot tub with water from a water softener, as it
could adversely effect the water chemistry, making it difficult
to maintain proper water balance. If you live in an area with
hard or soft water, give careful attention to your Calcium
Hardness level. Topping Up with soft water is acceptable.
EACH TIME BEFORE FILLING THE SPA
1 Check to be sure that the shut off valve is closed (turn
handle clockwise until it stops)
2 Safety cap is securely in place.
3 If the drain valve is facing a wall, leave enough space
between the valve and wall (6” minimum) in order to
have enough space to connect a garden hose.
CLEANING THE ACRYLIC SURFACE
The acrylic surface can be cleaned and polished using a soft
cloth and acrylic cleaner, available at your Hydropool Retailer.
• Important: Do not use detergents - the remaining residues will adversely affect water
chemistry, making it difficult to maintain
proper water balance
• Do Not use abrasive cleaners - damage to
the acrylic surface will occur.
TO DRAIN THE SPA
1 Turn Power Off
Turn the power off at the spa consoles and deactivate
disconnect switches at the GFCI plug or load center.
2 Locate Spa Drain Valve
The spa drain valve is located on the right side of the
cabinet.
3 Remove Drain Valve Safety Cap
Remove the safety drain cap and store for use when
refilling your spa. Attach a standard garden hose to the
drain valve.
4 Attach Hose & Drain
With the garden hose attached rotate the end of the drain
counterclockwise until it stops turning. Pull the drain towards you and it will begin to drain. To stop draining the
tub simply reverse the process by pushing the drain in
and rotating it clockwise until it will not turn anymore.
Make sure you do not force the drain in so that it is properly aligned.
SAFETY HARD COVER
When a hot tub is uncovered, over 90% of heat is lost from the
water surface. This evaporation also affects the chemical balance and could create humidity problems indoors. HYDROPOOL Safety Hard Covers are engineered for maximum thermal efficiency and appearance. They are hinged in the middle
for easier handling, and the zip fastener allows the tapered
foam inserts to be changed if damaged. The skirt of the safety
hard cover overlaps the lip of the hot tub for a finished fit. The
handles are placed so that even one person can easily carry a
large cover. The locks, with one part fastened to the deck or
skirt, prevent small children or animals from entering the hot
tub. Do not drag the safety hard cover across the hot tub or
decking. Fold the cover first, then lift by the handles. Standing
on the hardcover could cause the tapered foam inserts to
crack, which will lead to water absorption.
NEVER LEAN OR STAND ON YOUR HARDCOVER.
The cover should be cleaned at least twice a year with a vinyl
moisturizer and protector.
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CABINET WING-LOCKS
The high quality wing-locks provided on your Hydropool Hot
Tub cabinet not only firmly secure the equipment access
panel, they also serve as convenient handles for removal
and replacement. In order to maintain optimum performance
and extended life, Hydropool recommends lubricating twice
annually with a silicone based lubricant.
RECOMMENDED PRODUCT: Super-Lube silicone
based lubricant (or equivalent) available at major retailers.
CAUTION: Do not use a petroleum based
lubricant, as this will cause premature deterioration of the lock seal.
LUBRICATION POINT
PROTECTING YOUR CABINET WOOD FINISH
Some HYDROPOOL hot tub cabinets are made from Western red cedar and are factory stained. Once stained, cedar
weathers well, and with proper care will maintain its beauty for many years. In order to maintain the translucent finish and
to enhance the wood grain beauty staining must be performed on a regular basis. These protective finishes stabilize the
wood grain and build a durable, breathable water-repellent barrier between the wood surface and the elements. These
products are available from your local building supply center..
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WINTERIZING YOUR HYDROPOOL HOT TUB
In the event that you do not wish to use your hot tub yearround, it is very important that you properly winterize to protect against damage from freezing. Your HYDROPOOL retailer can perform this service for a nominal fee. If you
choose to winterize your hot tub yourself, please follow the
directions outlined below:
• Cover exposed plumbing connections with plastic bags
and duct tape.
• Where practical, disconnect hot tub support equipment
and store in a dry heated area.
• Install the safety hardcover, and cover the entire hot tub
with a tarp to prevent premature weathering of the cabinet
and the safety hard cover.
• Remove snow build up regularly to prevent damage to the
safety hard cover.
• It is assumed that your HYDROPOOL hot tub has been
properly installed on a reinforced concrete pad to eliminate lifting of the hot tub due to hydrostatic ground water
pressure.
• Drain the hot tub entirely see section - DRAINING YOUR
HOT TUB
• Remove and clean the cartridge filter element see section CARTRIDGE FILTER
• Using a wet/dry utility vacuum, remove remaining water
from the jet openings, filter cartridge housing, and footwell.
• Either pour or use a turkey-baster where necessary to add
potable biodegradable RV antifreeze to areas such as
pump wet end, jet channels, filter housing, blower channels. DO NOT USE AUTOMOTIVE ANTIFREEZE.
If you are not 100% confident that your
hot tub is properly winterized, please
consult your authorized HYDROPOOL
Hot Tub Retailer. Caution recommends
that an authorized Hydropool Retailer
winterize your hot tub in the initial year.
Damage as a result of freezing is not
covered by the warranty.
• Important: mixing potable biodegradable RV antifreeze
with water significantly reduces its ability to protect against
freezing. Therefore, it is very important ALL water is removed from the hot tub plumbing before adding.
• Turn pump on for only a few seconds to circulate the antifreeze.
• Unthread and disconnect all unions in the support equipment area. Remove lowest winter drain plug on pump face
plate. Repeat for all pumps, where applicable.
WINTER DRAIN PLUGS
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GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING
WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF...
…POWER FLUCTUATIONS
The power supply into your home is, for the most part,
fairly consistent. However, when local power demand is
high, there is a tendency for the voltage entering your
home to drop (sometimes significantly) or fluctuate. This
condition is referred to as a ‘brown-out’. Although safeguards have been built into the system to protect against
this condition, supply voltage may drop low enough, if
even for a second, to cause the system to display a
‘ghost’ message. Should this occur or if the display
shows partial messages, try resetting the system by turning power to the hot tub off, waiting a few minutes, then
turning power on again. If this does not reset the system,
contact your local Hydropool retailer or service organization.
…POWER FAILURE OR SYSTEM FAULT DURING
COLD WEATHER CONDITIONS
If your control system will not reset, (ie. GFCI trips) or if your
pump will not circulate for any other reason, place a low
wattage space heater under the cabinet in the equipment
area. This will delay the risk of freezing while a service appointment is scheduled.
Always follow the manufacturers instructions when locating and placing a portable electric space heater into service.
Ensure that safe clearance to combustible surfaces is maintained. Do not leave
unattended.
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