Owners Manual

Owners Manual
Owners Manual
For Hydropool Hot Tubs Manufactured After January 2005
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table of contents
Letter of introduction....................................................................3
Jet and Feature Operation
Jet Identification Chart.......................................................38
Flow Adjustment..................................................................38
Removal and Replacement.................................................39
Diverter valve......................................................................39
Waterfall control (optional)................................................39
Important User Safety Instructions
Warnings................................................................................4
Hyperthermia.........................................................................4
Choosing the Right location
Indoor locations....................................................................5
Outdoor locations..................................................................5
Spacoustics Marine Audio System (optional).........................40
Special Considerations for
Indoor installations...............................................................6
Outdoor installations.............................................................6
Hot Tub Water Balance
General Overview................................................................42
Glossary of Common Water Maintenance Terms............43
Water Balance Summary for your Hot Tub (chart)..........43
Ozonator...............................................................................44
Site Preparation for
Above Ground installations..................................................6
Full or Partial In-ground installations.................................7
Overall Support......................................................................7
Equipment Accessibility.......................................................7
In-ground Installations.........................................................8
Remote Equipment Placement.............................................8
Suggested Routine Water Maintenance
Initial Fill...............................................................................45
Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly.....................................45
Chemical safety hints.........................................................45
Cleaning the Skimmer Basket...................................................45
Cartridge Filter
Removal, Cleaning, Re-installation....................................46
Unloading/Handling your Hot Tub...............................................8
Leveling your Hydropool Hot Tub................................................9
Changing your Hot Tub water
Formula.................................................................................46
Water Softeners..................................................................46
General Installation Instructions................................................9
Important Electrical Safety Instructions..................................10
G.F.C.I./R.C.D. Application Guideline & Wire Size............10
North America G.F.C.I. installation diagram.....................11
Europe R.C.D. installation diagram....................................12
Draining your Hot Tub water.....................................................47
Cleaning the Acrylic Surface....................................................47
Installing Accessories
Pillows..................................................................................13
Filter/ice bucket lids...........................................................14
Mood lighting.......................................................................14
Safety Hardcover locks......................................................14
Cover Remover (optional)...................................................14
Safety Hard Cover.......................................................................47
Gazebos ......................................................................................48
Protecting your Cabinet Wood Finish.......................................48
Winterizing your Hydropool Hot Tub.........................................48
Filling, Checking and Starting your Hot Tub............................15
Pump priming/releasing an air lock..................................15
Trouble-Shooting
Topside Control Display Diagnostic Messages................49
General Trouble-Shooting..................................................51
Water Balance Problem Solving........................................52
Power Fluctuations/Failures..............................................52
Cold Weather Conditions....................................................52
Notes....................................................................................53
Hydropool Control Systems
North America
SSPA-1 Digital Control........................................................17
HPEL1K Digital Control........................................................19
HPEL2K3P Digital Control...................................................22
Europe
HPL103/105 Digital Control.................................................26
HPL203/205 Deluxe Digital Control....................................28
MSPA-MP Digital Control...................................................31
HPL303 Deluxe Digital Control...........................................34
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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 adding water or electrically connecting your hot tub.
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...
Dale Papke
C.E.O.
David Jackson
President
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Important user safety instructions
Your physiological response to hot water is very 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.
WARNINGS
HYPERTHERMIA
1 Children should NOT use a hot tub
without alert adult supervision.
2 Children should not enter a hot tub where
water temperature exceeds body
temperature (37˚C / 98.6˚F).
3 As prolonged immersion in water temperatures in excess
of 38˚C (100˚F) may be injurious to your health, we
recommend measuring the water temperature with an
accurate thermometer before entering the tub. We also
recommend establishing lower temperatures and
shorter use periods for young children and/or those
users potentially affected by hot temperatures.
4 Do not allow children to submerge their head
under water.
5 Do not use a hot tub unless all suction guards are
installed to prevent body and hair entrapment. Do not sit
in front of, or on top of the suction fittings or skimmer,
as this will obstruct proper circulation and may result in
personal injury.
6 Never operate the hot tub pump at high speed without
having all suction and return lines open.
7 Always keep the hardcover installed and locked when
the hot tub is not in use.
8 People using medications and/or having any adverse
medical history should consult a physician before using
a hot tub.
9 People with infectious diseases should not use a hot tub.
10 Exercise caution when entering or exiting a hot tub.
Where practical, install a safety grab bar or handrail.
Turn off the jets before entering the hot tub to improve
visibility of the steps or flat entry area.
11 To avoid unconsciousness and possible drowning, do not
use drugs or alcohol before or during the use of a hot tub.
12 Pregnant woman should consult a physician before
using a hot tub.
13 Do not use a hot tub immediately following strenuous
exercise.
14 Do not permit or use electric appliances (such as light,
telephone, radio or television) within 1.5 m (5 ft) of this
hot tub, unless such appliances are rated at 12VDC or less.
15 Test the GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) monthly.
16 Post emergency phone numbers for Police, Fire Dept.,
and Ambulance at the nearest phone.
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:
• 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.
WARNING
THE USE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS OR MEDICATION
CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE RISK OF FATAL
HYPERTHERMIA.
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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 winter 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.
These ‘split’ and lower profile versions are designed to
accommodate narrow doors or shallow stairwells. Since the
dimension from the seat to the top of the lip is identical to
the “regular profile” units, water submersion, for even the
tallest user, is the same.
Your Hydropool dealer can even arrange for your hot tub to
be shipped without a cabinet or with the cabinet packaged
separately for on-site installation. In many cases the smaller
dimensions of a hot tub wit out a cabinet is all that is
needed to ensure the hot tub can be delivered without wall
or door alterations.
Where the hot tub is being submerged, or a custom deck or
tile is being installed, the cost savings of being able to order
a hot tub without a cabinet is another benefit of choosing
Hydropool.
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 are considering an indoor location, Hydropool
manufactures certain lower profile models in two pieces
(referred to as ‘split’ models) that can be easily moved into
most tight or difficult access locations and then assembled
on-site by your authorized Hydropool dealer.
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 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 (101 -104˚F). During
warmer months, an operating temperature of 36-37˚C (9799˚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”
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
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SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR…
Indoor InstallationS
Outdoor InstallationS
•When the hot tub is to be installed in a small room
(under 150 ft2/14 m2), we recommend that large units be
fully or partially submerged in-floor so that it does not
dominate the room. This is to allow sufficient headroom
for entry and exit to and from the hot tub
•It is beneficial if the hot tub room is located near wash
room and shower facilities
•The hot tub room should have a floor drain to handle
spillage, a window, outside exhaust fan or humidistat
controlled exhaust fan for ventilation. Where this is not
practical, the use of indoor/outdoor carpeting or a tile
floor and the opening of a window while the hot tub
cover is removed should be sufficient. You should not
have concerns regarding humidity. When the hardcover
is installed, no humidity will escape. During use, the small
amount of humidity released into the room can be
removed with the use of a small dehumidifier
•Consider plumbing a fresh water tap nearby and a
permanent drain location for the hot tub to eliminate
having to use a long garden hose each time you fill or
drain the hot tub
• Always provide adequate ventilation for the support
equipment
• Consult your local dealer for further information
•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,
hydro, 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 your pump(s), controls, drain-valve and
thermal probe are easily accessible and protected
•If possible, locate the hot tub where you will enjoy
some privacy, out of the site of neighbours. If this is not
possible, a partial privacy or wind partition, or proper
placement of the optional Hydropool cover lifter should
provide adequate privacy
Hot tub equipment is generally 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 is
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.
Site preparation for…
Above-ground Installations
Where the hot tub is a “stand-a-lone” above-ground
installation to be installed in regions where freeze/thaw
conditions occur, a patio stone or pre-formed paver type
pad may be sufficient if there is no abutting deck(s) to
be damaged during potential seasonal movement of the
ground. The drawback to this type of base is that splash
water could eventually de-stabilize the ground under the
pad, with the resulting support base shift causing damage to
the structure.
•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
For best results, we suggest the installation of a level
concrete 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
future shifting.
WOOD OR
CONCRETE DECK
FACTORY
FOAM
INSULATION
WOOD OR
CONCRETE
DECK
CONCRETE
OR WOOD
RETAINING
WALL
FACTORY INSTALLED
PLUMBING
CLEAN
SAND
BACKFILL
OPEN CAVITY
BELOW
FROST
LINE
ORIGINAL
COMPACTED
EARTH
FACTORY INSTALLED
PLUMBING
POURED 4" SLAB
POURED 4" SLAB
6" GRAVEL
NATURAL DRAIN
6" GRAVEL
SONO TUBES
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SITE PREPARATION FOR…
FULL OR PARTIAL IN-GROUND
INSTALLATIONS
EQUIPMENT ACCESSIBILITY
The equipment must be located in an area where it will
remain dry and will not be exposed to rain, snow or ground
water. The standard Hydropool hot tub has the equipment
installed inside the protective cedar cabinet.
•When your hot tub is to be installed above-ground, the
cabinet is designed for both protection and accessibility
•When your hot tub is to be installed fully or partially
in the ground, if you are relocating the equipment
remotely from the hot tub, or if you have ordered a
hot tub without a cabinet: it is necessary that the
equipment is installed in an area that is dry, protected
from the elements, has proper ventilation and is easily
accessible for service
•Always ensure that the equipment is mounted on a raised
base or platform to prevent water damage to the motor,
equipment or controls
•Ensure that any opening to the equipment and the
working area around the equipment is large enough to
accommodate a service person
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.
• Non-freezing climates – it is sufficient to ensure that the
base of the hole or cavity created for the tub simply has
a stable, compacted base. The side walls do not need to
be supported, however where the climate permits, should
you choose to backfill directly against the hot tub, a clear
sand backfill is suggested
•Climates where freeze/thaw occurs – it is necessary
that a proper poured concrete base, complete with
sono-tubes, be installed as outlined in the section ABOVEGROUND INSTALLATIONS
•Areas with a high ground water table – the concrete
base, as well as a concrete or wood retaining wall to hold
back the earth, is suggested. 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 (gravel) drain system and/or a
sump pump, to prevent ground water flooding damage
to the support equipment or structure
•Install protective waterproof pipe to house any light,
sensor, or topside control cables that could be buried
•Access for future service must be considered at the time
of design and installation. Difficult access can result
in supplemental service labour charges. Consider easily
removable deck materials
Whenever possible, install the pump below water level
to ensure easy priming. Where above-grade equipment
location is necessary, please ensure that your hot tub is
equipped with the Remote Above-Grade Option Package.
The equipment should be located as close to the hot tub
as possible to maximize jet performance. Where you have
ordered your hot tub with optional remote equipment,
ensure that the equipment is not located more than 5 m.
(15 ft.) from the hot tub. Use only 2 in. flex-pipe or larger
for the pipe runs from the equipment to the hot tub, with
minimal use of elbows or other pipe restrictions.
OVERALL SUPPORT
Your Hydropool hot tub is equipped with a factory installed
wood cradle support, which helps distribute the weight
of the water over the entire foot area of the hot tub. The
cabinet, either factory installed or customized on-site,
should be decorative only, and not relied on for overall
support. Never suspend a hot tub from a deck or floor as
the acrylic lip will crack and possibly break off.
Install protective waterproof conduit to house any
applicable cords or line extensions such as the sensor and
top-side control cables, light wires or ozone tubing. In
climates where freeze / thaw occurs we suggest that remote
piping be buried below the frost line and that pipe
insulation is applied over all pipes that run from the hot tub
to the remote equipment to maintain energy efficiency.
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IN-GROUND INSTALLATIONS
• When submerging the hot tub all or part way below ground level, a concrete base along with a concrete or wood
retaining wall to hold back the earth is suggested. This forms a box or ‘bunker’, in which the hot tub is placed
• Where the climate permits, should you choose to backfill directly against the hot tub, a clear sand backfill is suggested
• Install protective waterproof conduit to house any light, sensor, or topside control cables that could be buried
• ALWAYS ensure that there is adequate drainage via a properly designed gravel drain system and/or a sump pump to
prevent ground water flooding damage to the support equipment
• Access for future service must be considered at the time of design and installation. Difficult access can result in
supplemental service labour charges or damage to your decking
WOOD OR
CONCRETE
DECK
SERVICE HATCH
CLEAN
SAND
BACKFILL
CLEAN
SAND
BACKFILL
ORIGINAL
COMPACTED
EARTH
FACTORY INSTALLED
PLUMBING
POURED 4" SLAB
6" GRAVEL
SONO TUBES
STANDARD EQUIPMENT
NATURAL DRAIN
(Rainproof vented enclosure required)
ALLOW APROX. 4 FT.
for SERVICE ACCESS
REMOTE EQUIPMENT PLACEMENT
• Equipment should be installed at or below water level.
If it is necessary to install the equipment above grade, the
purchase of the optional Remote Above-Grade Option
Package will be required
•All control cables should be run through a protective pipe
to avoid problems associated with ground settling, frost, etc.
• All support equipment MUST be weather protected, yet
still have adequate ventilation
Where the support equipment is being located in a remote
location, the following should be considered:
• The distance from the hot tub should never exceed
5 m. (15 ft.) of pipe length
• Piping diameter must be 2 inches with minimal use
of elbows
• All piping should be insulated to minimize heat loss, and
reduce the risk of freezing
UNLOADING / HANDLING YOUR HOT TUB
All Hydropool hot tubs are shipped with a protective
combination layer of bubble 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.
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.
CAUTIONS
•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
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.
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UNLOADING / HANDLING YOUR HOT TUB CONTINUED
LEVELING YOUR HYDROPOOL HOT TUB
After the hot tub is properly positioned on the support base,
the entire unit should be checked with a level and shimmed
as necessary. Should you find that the support base is
sloped or otherwise uneven, level your hot tub using
TAPERED wood shims where necessary, ensuring that the
tapered end extends at least 2 feet under the unit. This
will insure contact with the support substructure to
appropriately distribute the weight of the unit. Do not
just shim under the cabinet base outside edge, as this will
cause structural stress on the unit, potentially causing
unwarrantable damage to the hot tub structure and /or
shell.
GENERAL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
aYour 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.
bWhere the hot tub is not equipped with a factory
installed cabinet, it is the installing electrician’s
responsibility to ensure all electrical equipment is
weather protected.
cAlways provide adequate access for servicing the
support equipment.
dDecking should be constructed to allow repair access
around the entire hot tub.
eIn remote equipment or no-cabinet installations, you
may add extra insulation, but the equipment area must
have adequate cross-flow ventilation.
7Installation of a safety grab rail or reachable support
for use when entering or exiting the hot tub is
recommended.
8The 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.
9Access 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.
10A nearby garden hose connection is recommended for
filling and “topping up” the hot tub.
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. Simply place
the hot tub in the desired location and install as outlined
on the following pages.
IMPORTANT NOTES
1 Do not lift the hot tub by the plumbing, you may cause leaks.
2 Your hot tub can be installed above grade, in the floor
or ground, or half-and-half.
3Ensure 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) sono-tubes
extending below the frost line should be used.
4 Decking should be chosen and constructed in a manner
that minimizes the chance of slipping or falling.
5 Level your hot tub using wood shims where necessary,
ensuring that the tapered end extends at least 2 feet
under the unit.
6 If you do not have a factory installed foamed cabinet, it
is assumed that you are building your own custom
cabinet, tiling or decking. Please consider the following:
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IMPORTANT ELECTRICAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Safety comes first. When installing & using this electrical equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed*
1 READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
2Electrical installation must be performed by qualified
persons only (electrician or equivalent).
3Connect only to a dedicated circuit protected by a class
‘A’ two-pole ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
4 Use copper conductors only!
5The 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.
6A 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.
7At 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).
8All 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.
G.F.C.I./R.C.D. Application Guide
for hydropool, serenity,
aquatrainer 2004/05
NORTH AMERICA
Hydropool Series
Silver – all
Gold – H200, 300, 400, 525, 600, 475, 575, 595, 638, 738, 700, 800 40A
With blower system and/or Audio system option
50A
Platinum – H200, 300, 475, 575, 595, 638, 738, 700, 800 50A
With blower system and/or Audio or Audio/Video system option 60A
Titanium – H700, 800, 1038
60A
Serenity/Millennium Series
Classic – S4
Limited – SM4000
With blower system and/or Audio system option
30A
40A
With blower system and/or Audio or Audio/Video system option 60A
Classic – S5, S6, S7, S9, SM4000, 5000, 6000, 8000 40A
With blower system and/or Audio system option
50A
Elite – S4, S5, S6, S7, S9, SM4000, 5000, 6000, 8000
Special Edition – S5
40A
With blower system and/or Audio system option
50A
Wire Size
North America
•The minimum wire size for systems that require a 40A
GFCI is #8/3 c/w ground (also refered to as #8 gauge /
4 conductor).
•The minimum wire size for systems that require a 50A or
60A GFCI is #6/3 c/w ground (also refered to as #6 gauge
/ 4 conductor).
Europe
• The minimum wire size for European system is 2.5 mm2
copper wire.
Elite + – S5, S6, S9, SM4000, 6000, 8000
With blower system and/or Audio system option
50A
60A
EUROPE
Hydropool and Serenity/Millenium Series
All models
20A
With blower system and/or Audio or Audio/Video system option 20A
NORTH AMERICA AND EUROPE
Important Notes:
• 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.
• This is the rated ‘nameplate’ amperage draw for
certification purposes. Actual amperage draw will vary
based on line voltage.
Aquatrainer
All models
* And read this manual thoroughly before
proceeding!
10
60A
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RED.(HOT)
BLACK.(HOT)
GRN
WHITE
Bottom view of G.F.C.I.
(square d)
Front view of G.F.C.I. (square d)
RED.(HOT)
WHITE
WHITE.(NEuTRAL)
BLACK.(HOT)
RED.(HOT)
GREEN.(GROuND)
(NOT APPLICABLE IN EUROPE)
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WHITE
tBI
GRN.(GROuND)
WHITE
RED.(HOT)
BLACK.(HOT)
WHITE
GRN.(GROuND)
BLACK.(HOT)
RED.(HOT)
WHITE.(HOT)
GRN.(GROuND)
BLK.(HOT)
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2
3
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Europe – R.C.D. Installation - Typical
(not applicable in North America)
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INSTALLING ACCESSORIES
When unpacking your new Hydropool hot tub, you will find an accessories bag inside containing
• pillows (except for model H600)
• filter and ice-bucket covers
• coloured light lenses (not required for units ordered with optional L.E.D. lighting)
• tool for opening the wall fitting to access the light bulb (not required for units ordered with optional fiber-optic lighting)
• #10 expansion plug
• keys for equipment access door (for units ordered with the cabinet)
• hose bib adapter (Europe only)
PILLOWS
Tubular
The tubular pillows are a friction fit. Simply compress the ends slightly, and slide into the semi-circular recess above the
seat or lounger, with the Hydropool logo facing out.
Although the pillows are designed to remain in-place in the hot tub, to extend the life of the pillows, remove after each use.
Waterfall
If you received the optional waterfall package, remove the blade from the waterfall receiver fitting in the hot tub (already
installed at the factory). Insert the waterfall blade through the front of the special waterfall pillow. The front flange of
the waterfall blade will be recessed into the front of the pillow. If it is not recessed, the blade needs to be removed and
re-inserted through the opposite side of the pillow. Push the pillow into the semi-circular recess, ensuring that the portion
of the blade protruding out of the back of the pillow inserts firmly into the waterfall receiver fitting.
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FILTER/ICE-BUCKET LIDS
The filter and ice-bucket covers provided match the finish of your Hydropool hot tub. As the
covers are identical to each other, simply place over either opening for a finished appearance.
Mood lIGHTing
Standard Mood Lighting
Press the ‘light’ pad on the topside control to turn the light on and off.
LED Mood Lighting
optional - Factory Installed
(Including garden FX & Hybrid FEFX led/fiber-optic systems)
Press the ‘light’ pad on the topside control to start the following LED lighting modes. Pressing the ‘light’ pad on/off within
3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light shows’. When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5 seconds, then
turned back on, the system will resume the last ‘light show’.
Description of Light Shows:
• Mode 1 – Synchronous colour change
• Mode 2 – Freeze mode, freezes on selected colour blend from above mode (gives unlimited colour blend selection)
• Mode 3 – solid colour blue
• Mode 4 – solid colour green
• Mode 5 – solid colour red
Changing Bulbs & Lenses
The coloured light lenses supplied with your hot tub (not required for units with optional LED lighting) simply push over
the existing clear light lens.
SAFETY HARDCOVER LOCKS
The 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 the screws provided. Always ensure the safety hard cover is in place and
locked whenever the hot tub is not being used.
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 dealer.
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FILLING, CHECKING AND STARTING YOUR HOT TUB
Although your hot tub was water tested for at least 8 hours 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, pump plugs are tight and o-rings/gaskets are in place.
•Ideally, 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
(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.
•Fill the hot tub to the recommended level, approximately
3/4“ (19 mm) from the top of the skimmer opening.
Unions
•Visually check all union connections pump plugs
and plumbing for minor leaks. Inthe event of a leak,
ensure all union connections pump plugs are tight and
o-rings/gaskets are in place.
• Turn the main power “on” at your electrical panel.
Gate Valves
•Follow the control instructions for your particular model
hot tub to put the pump into low speed (see section
Hydropool CONTROL Systems).
Hose Bib
PUMP PRIMING/RELEASING AN AIR LOCK
• If the hot tub pump is located below water level, 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’). To prime, open the hose-bib
to allow trapped air to escape. Close as soon as the water
flow from the jets becomes regular. If the pumps have not
primed 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 again 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).
Important: the pump(s) should not be allowed to
operate without priming for more than 2 minutes. 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.
Proper
Water
Level
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•If your hot tub is equipped with the optional Remote
Above-Grade Equipment Package, you should close the
gate valves on either side of the pump, loosen off the lids
on the priming pots, fill with water, re-seal, turn on the
pumps and quickly re-open valves.
•Turn the pump onto high speed and re-check 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.
O-ring/ gasket
at union connections
•Adjust water balance (pH, TA, calcium hardness) to
recommended levels and add sanitizor.
•The hot tub will require 8-10 hours to reach the desired
temperature.
Releasing An Air Lock…
•Keep insulated safety hard cover on the hot tub, and the
air controls closed during the entire heat up process.
…Through the
pump union
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.
…Through the
Hose bib
Pump Frost Plug(s)
Frost Plugs
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Spa Control System – North America
serenity/Millennium series
System control SSPA-1, Topside panel tsc-18
CLEAN-UP CYCLE
After P1 high speed is turned off either manually or
automatically, P1 low speed circulates for 1 hour.
FILTER CYCLES
Your spa control system automatically activates P1 low
speed to filter the water twice each day (one filter cycle
every 12 hours). The first filter cycle begins 1 minute after
your spa is initially powered up. The second filter cycle will
begin 12 hours after the start of the first filter cycle. The
duration of the filter cycle (length of time P1 low runs) is
programmable from the topside control panel, and can be
set from 0 -12 hours, where 0 represents no filtration and
12 represents continuous filtration.
Example: selecting 3 would configure the system for 3 hours
of filtration every 12 hours (3 hrs on, 9hrs off).
Initial Start-up
When you initially power up your hot tub, it will default
to the factory-preset temperature of 100˚F (38˚C), and
filtration cycle of 3 out of every 12 hours (see Preset
Filter Cycles). Anytime power to your hot tub is
interrupted the system will default to these settings.
The low speed pump will start automatically when:
• the system calls for heat. The Heater indicator
lights when the heater is on, and flashes when
the system is calling for heat, but the heater has
not yet activated.
• a filter cycle is activated.
• a freeze condition is detected. See FREEZE
PROTECTION/SMART WINTER MODE
Temperature Adjustment
The current water
temperature is
continually displayed on the topside
control panel.
To Check the Set Temperature:
Press the up or down arrow and the display will show the
‘set point’ indicator icon
and the set temperature for 5
seconds.
When low speed is already on, the 1st press of the ‘jets’ pad
puts the pump directly into high speed.
Programming FILTER CYCLES
To change the preset filter cycles:
To Change the Set Temperature:
While the display is still showing the set temperature,
press and hold either the up or the down arrow to adjust
the temperature to the desired setting. The temperature is
adjustable as follows:
59˚F to 104˚F in 1˚ increments (15˚C to 40˚C)
Press and hold the
Press the up or down arrow
to select the filter cycle
duration. Once you have selected the filter cycle duration,
press the
pad to lock in the setting. The filter cycle will
start immediately.
Pumps/Jets function
Press this pad to activate the pump
Single Pump
1st press 2nd press
3rd press
System
–
–
–
pad for 5 seconds.
To prevent excessive water temperature due to long
filtration cycles during warmer weather (referred to as
‘thermal creep’):
If the water temperature exceeds the set point by more than
2˚F for more than 3 hours, the system will turn off the pump.
The ‘Filter’ indicator
will flash on/off for the rest of the
duration of the filter cycle – on for .5 seconds, off for .5
seconds, on for .5 seconds, off for 1.5 seconds. Should the
water temperature cool down to 1˚F above the set point
before the filter cycle times out, the system will activate the
pump for the remaining duration of the cycle.
(P1):
turns on low speed of pump
turns on high speed of pump
turns off high speed of pump
Pump AUTOMATIC TIME-OUT
P1 high speed – turns off after 15 minutes
P1 low speed – turns off after 4 hours
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PURGE CYCLE
If your hot tub is equipped with a blower, the system will
automatically activate it for 30 seconds at the beginning of
each filter cycle.
Blower Optional - Factory Installed
STANDBY/DRAIN ASSIST
OZONATOR Optional
Press this key to turn the blower on and off. The
system will automatically turn off the blower
after 15 minutes.
The standby/drain assist feature stops the system from
operating automatically, allowing for convenient filter
cartridge removal or for safe draining of the hot tub. To
put the system in standby, press and hold the ‘Jets’ pad for
5 seconds. All functions will turn off, but P1 low speed can
be activated (by pressing the
pad) to facilitate draining
the spa. Press and hold the
pad for 5 seconds to return
the system to normal operation. The system automatically
shuts off P1 low speed after 3 hour, and exits ‘Standby’
mode after 3 hours, resuming automatic operation.
If the heater is on when the ‘Standby’ mode is activated,
the pump will continue to operate for a 30 second cool
down period, during which time the SBY message will flash
on/off. See DRAINING YOUR HOT TUB - p. 47 for detailed
instructions.
The ozonator operates during Filter Cycles and Clean-up
Cycles only (starts 2 minutes after filter cycle begins)
FREEZE PROTECTION / SMART WINTER MODE
An onboard sensor continuously monitors the ambient
air temperature inside the control pack. If at anytime the
temperature drops below 55˚ F (13˚ C) the system activates
the Winter mode for the next 24 hours. In this mode, if the
pump has not been turned on in the last 2 hours (whether
manually or automatically), the system will automatically
activate P1 low speed for 1 minute to circulate warm water
through the plumbing. While the pump is operating in
this mode, the Filter indicator
on the display will flash
on/off.
MOOD LIGHTING
STANDARD MOOD LIGHTING
Press the
pad on the topside control to turn
the light on and off
LED MOOD LIGHTING OPTIONAL – Factory Installed
Press the
pad on the topside control to start the
selection of LED lighting modes. Pressing the
pad
on/off within 3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light
shows’. When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5
seconds, then turned back on, the system will resume the
last ‘light show’. For complete description of ‘light shows’,
see MOOD LIGHTING – p. 14
The system will automatically turn off the mood lighting
after 4 hours.
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Spa Control System – North America
Gold Series
System Control HPEL1K, Topside Panel ML400
Once pump priming has been successfully completed, press
the
pad to turn off the pump.
Next, manually exit Priming Mode by pressing the
pad. If you do not manually exit Priming Mode, it will
automatically terminate after 4 to 5 minutes. Be sure that
the pump is primed before exiting this mode.
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.
After you manually exit or the system automatically exits
Priming Mode, your hot tub will automatically heat to
the factory preset default temperature of 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 (ie. 100 then 103
then 13 then 240). These numbers represent the current
software revision, and the system input voltage.
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
After the initial software indicators are
shown, this display will appear. This display
is indicating that the system is in pump
Priming Mode. This mode will last for 4 to 5 minutes
before automatically exiting and entering the normal
operation mode. You can also manually exit pump Priming
Mode after the pump is primed (see below).
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.
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.
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.
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.
To Check/Change the Set Temperature
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.
PUMP PRIMING MODE
As soon as ‘PR’ 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 p. 15 for complete instructions on
pump priming.
The temperature can be adjusted from 80˚F to 104˚F in 1˚
increments.
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PUMP / JETS FUNCTION
1st press 2nd press 3rd press The display will show:
both day and night cycles
day cycle only
night cycle only
- press this pad to activate the pump
– turns on low speed
– turns on high speed
– turns off pump
Press
When low speed is already operating, the 1st press of the
pad puts the pump directly into high speed.
Low speed starts automatically every 30 minutes to measure
water temperature (in STANDARD Mode only – see MODE
FUNCTION), when a filter cycle is activated, or when a
freeze condition is detected.
When the blower (optional) is manually activated, the pump
low speed is automatically activated and operates until the
blower times out. If the blower is turned on even briefly,
and then turned back off, low speed will operate for a
minimum of 2 minutes.
For continuous filtration, select F12 and
Press
A combination of keypads is used to change hot tub
operation to either ‘STANDARD’, ‘ECONOMY’ or ‘SLEEP’ mode.
PROGRAMMING Mode Function
Press
then
- the current mode setting will flash on
the display
CLEAN-UP CYCLES
The Clean-up Cycle begins 30 minutes after the pump
or blower have been turned off or have automatically
timed-out. The pump low speed and the ozonator (optional)
will operate for one hour.
The system will automatically activate the pump low speed
to filter the water either once or twice each day, and can be
programmed by the user. The first filter cycle (“day”) begins
6 minutes after the spa is initially powered up. The second
filter cycle (“night”) begins 12 hours after the start of the
first filter cycle. The filter cycle duration - length of time
the pump low runs - is programmable from 1 to 12 hours
(F1 to F12). The factory default is 2 hours, twice daily.
to configure the filter cycle frequency
Press
to select and confirm the selection.
STANDARD-In-ECONOMY MODE
While the system is in Economy Mode, pressing the
pad or the
or
pad will cause the system to
activate Standard Mode for 1 hour, after which the system
will revert back to Economy Mode. The display will show
while in this mode. Pressing the
then
pads
during this time will put the system back into Economy
Mode immediately.
- the current filter cycle duration will
Press
to cycle though to the desired mode
ECONOMY MODE
The system will heat to the set temperature only
during the filter cycles. The display will show
when
the temperature is non-current. When the temperature is
current, the display will alternate between
and the
water temperature.
PROGRAMMING Filter Cycles
To change the factory default filter cycle settings
again to adjust the filter cycle duration
Press
STANDARD MODE
The system automatically starts the pump low speed every
30 minutes to measure water temperature, and maintain
the set temperature. The display will show
briefly,
then the last measured water temperature. The current
water temperature is displayed only after the pump has
been operating for at least 2 minutes.
FILTER CYCLES
Press
to exit programming mode and save changes.
MODE FUNCTION
PUMP AUTOMATIC TIME-OUT
High speed
– 15 minutes
Low speed – 2 hours
Press
then
be displayed
to select the number of filter cycles
SLEEP MODE
The system will heat to within 20˚F of the set temperature
only during filter cycles. The display will show
until the
mode is changed.
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STANDBY / DRAIN ASSIST
BLOWER OPTIONAL – Factory Installed
/
The standby/drain assist feature stops the system from
operating automatically, allowing for convenient filter
cartridge removal and for safe draining of the hot tub. The
following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of each
other.
Press
then the
or
pad - the display will
flash
.
Press this pad to turn the blower on and off.
The system will automatically turn off the blower after
15 minutes.
PURGE CYCLES Blower only
The system automatically activates the blower for 30
seconds at the beginning of each filter cycle to introduce
fresh, sanitized water into these plumbing circuits.
All functions will turn off, but the pump low speed can be
activated (by pressing the
pad) to facilitate draining the
hot tub - the display will show DRN.
OZONATOR OPTIONAL
The ozonator operates during FILTER CYCLES and CLEAN UP
CYCLES only
Press any pad other than the
pad to return the system
to normal operation.
See DRAINING YOUR HOT TUB – p. 47 - for detailed
instructions.
FREEZE PROTECTION
If the temperature sensor detects a drop to 44˚F within the
heater chamber, the system automatically activates the
pump to provide freeze protection. The pump will operate
until the temperature reaches 45˚F, and then will continue
to operate for an additional 4 minutes before returning to
normal system mode.
MOOD LIGHTING
STANDARD MOOD LIGHTING
Press the
pad on the topside control to turn the light
on and off.
LED MOOD LIGHTING OPTIONAL – Factory Installed
Press the
pad on the topside control to start the
selection of LED lighting modes. Pressing the
pad on/off
within 3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light shows’.
When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5
seconds, then turned back on, the system will resume the
last ‘light show’. For complete description of ‘light shows’,
see MOOD LIGHTING – p. 14
The system will automatically turn off the mood lighting
after 4 hours.
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Spa Control System – North America
PLATINUM & TITANIUM Series, Serenity/Millenium elite +
System Control HPEL2K3P, Topside Panel Titanium - ML900/Platinum - ML700
PUMP PRIMING MODE
As soon as PRIMING MODE is indicated
on the topside panel, push the left
pad
to start Pump 1 in low speed, then again
to switch to high speed. Push the
center
pad and right
pad to start
Flashing Pump 2 and *Pump 3 respectively
Pump Icon(s)
(*Titanium Series only). These are both
single speed - high only. All of the pumps
will now be operating in high speed to facilitate priming.
See FILLING, CHECKING AND STARTING YOUR HOT TUB p. 15
for complete instructions on pump priming.
Once pump priming has been successfully completed, press
the
pads to turn off the pumps. Next, manually exit
Priming Mode by pressing either the
pad or the
pad. If you do not manually exit Priming Mode, it will
automatically terminate after 4 to 5 minutes. Be sure that
the pumps have been primed before exiting this mode.
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 pumps
can be primed efficiently and damage to the pumps can be
avoided.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
FUNCTIONALITY and Adjustment
At initial power-up, this display will appear,
and the system will show 4 sets of
numbers in succession (ie. 100 then 113
then 13 then 240). These numbers
represent the current software revision,
and the system input voltage.
After you manually exit or the system automatically exits
Priming Mode, your hot tub will automatically heat to
the factory preset default temperature of 100˚F. The topside
panel will briefly show the default temperature, and then
the display will appear as follows:
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
Flashing
Pump 1 Low Speed Icon
icon. After 2 minutes the display
will show the current measured water
temperature.
After the initial software indicators are
shown, this display will appear. This display
is indicating that the system is in pump
Priming Mode. This mode will last for
4 to 5 minutes before automatically
Flashing
exiting and entering the normal
operation mode. You can also manually exit the pump
Priming Mode after the pumps are primed (see below).
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
pads on the topside control, the pumps can be manually
activated
Press the
pad to increase the
temperature to the desired setting. The
icon will appear on the display
indicating that the heater has been
activated.
Flashing
Pump 1 Low speed Icon
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.
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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
icon will appear on the display.
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.
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To Check/Change the set temperature
The last measured temperature is constantly
displayed on the topside control. When either of these pads
is pressed once, the display will show the set temperature.
Press either pad a second time to increase or decrease the
set temperature. After 3 seconds the display will once again
show the last measured temperature.
CLEAN-UP CYCLES
The Clean-up Cycle begins 30 minutes after the pump(s)
or blower have been turned off or have automatically
timed-out. P1 low speed and the ozonator (optional) will
operate for one hour.
SETTING THE SYSTEM CLOCK TIME
The temperature can be adjusted from 80˚F to 104˚F in
1˚ increments
The
flashes on the topside control display upon initial
start-up. This reminder will disappear once the clock time
is programmed.
PUMPS / JETS FUNCTION
Press
from left to right on topside control – P1, P2, *P3
(*Titanium series only)
PUMP 1 (P1)
1st press – turns on low speed –
2nd press – turns on high speed –
3rd press – turns off pump
–
then
to enter programming mode.
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
the P1 icon
spins slowly
the P1 icon
spins faster
no icon displayed
when P1 is off
Press
or
- each press changes the
to enter, and to continue to set minutes.
To set minutes: Press
time by 1 minute.
or
- each press changes the
Press the
pad again to continue to the filter cycle
programming mode (see below)
When P1 low is already operating, the 1st press of the P1
pad puts the pump directly into high speed.
OR
Low speed P1 starts automatically every 30 minutes to
measure water temperature (in STANDARD Mode only – see
MODE FUNCTION), when a filter cycle is activated, or when
a freeze condition is detected.
Press the
When P2, P3 or the blower is manually activated, P1 low
speed is automatically activated and operates until the
pump(s) or blower time out. If P2, P3 or the blower is turned
on even briefly, and then turned back off, P1 low will
operate for a minimum of 2 minutes.
FILTER CYCLES
PUMP 2 (P2)
1st press – turns on high speed –
2nd press – turns off pump
–
the P2 icon
spins fast
no icon displayed
when P2 is off.
Factory preset default
PUMP 3 (P3) – Titanium series
1st press – turns on high speed –
2nd press – turns off pump
–
only
the P3 icon
spins fast
no icon displayed
when P3 is off.
pad to exit programming mode.
During normal operation, pressing the
the current time for 3 seconds.
pad will display
Once the system clock time has been programmed, the
system will automatically activate P1 low speed to filter the
water for 2 hours twice each day. During the filter cycle, the
display will show FILTER 1 or FILTER 2.
‘FILTER 1’ the system automatically activates P1 low to
operate from 8 AM to 10 AMThe filter 1 LED indicator will
light during filter cycle 1 operation.
‘FILTER 2’ the system automatically activates P1 low to
operate from 8 PM to 10 PM The filter 2 LED indicator will
light during filter cycle 2 operation.
PUMPS AUTOMATIC TIME-OUT
P1 high speed, P2 & P3 – 15 minutes
P1 low speed – 4 hours.
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PURGE CYCLES
The system automatically activates P2 & P3 for 5 minutes,
and the blower for 30 seconds at the beginning of each
filter cycle to introduce fresh, sanitized water into these
plumbing circuits.
PROGRAMMING Filter Cycles
To change the factory default filter cycle settings
Press
then
then
then
within three
seconds.
(You will already have advanced to this point if you pressed
after completing the SETTING THE SYSTEM CLOCK TIME
sequence)
MODE FUNCTION
This pad is used to change hot tub operation to either
STANDARD, ECONOMY or SLEEP mode. Press
to enter mode
programming and press
to select the desired mode.
The LCD will flash until
is pressed again to confirm the
selection.
At this point PROGRAM, FILTER 1 and START TIME will appear on
the display
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
Press
- each press changes the
STANDARD MODE
The system automatically starts P1 low speed every 30
minutes to measure water temperature, and maintain the
set temperature. The word STANDARD will remain on the
display along with the last measured temperature. The
current water temperature is displayed only after the pump
has been operating for at least 2 minutes.
to enter, and to continue to set minutes.
To set minutes: Press
time by 5 minutes
Press
or
or
- each press changes the
to enter, and to proceed
ECONOMY MODE
The system will heat to the set temperature only during the
filter cycles. The display will show the word ECONOMY.
At this point PROGRAM, FILTER 1 and END TIME will appear on
the display
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
Press
STANDARD-In-ECONOMY MODE
While the system is in Economy Mode, pressing any
pad
or the
pad will cause the system to activate Standard
Mode for 1 hour, after which the system will revert back to
Economy Mode. Pressing the
pad during this time will
put the system back into Economy Mode immediately.
- each press changes the
to enter, and to continue to set minutes
To set minutes: Press
time by 5 minutes
Press
or
or
- each press changes the
SLEEP MODE
The system will heat to within 20˚F of the set temperature
only during filter cycles. The display will show the word
SLEEP.
to enter, and to proceed
At this point PROGRAM, FILTER 2 and START TIME will appear
on the display
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD)
Adjust time as above
Press
to enter, and to proceed
At this point PROGRAM, FILTER 2 and END TIME will appear on
the display
Continually provides feedback on the
operating status of the hot tub.
Icons indicate various functions and
programming information.
LCD INVERT
This feature inverts the LCD readout for convenient viewing
from inside the hot tub. To invert the readout,
Press the
pad again to enter the filter cycle times into
the system and exit programming mode.
The ‘F1’ light on the left side of the topside control panel
will illuminate to indicate that the system is in Filter 1
cycle.
Platinum Series: press
Titanium Series: press
or
then
To return the LCD readout to normal viewing (from outside
of the hot tub), repeat.
The ‘F2’ light on the left side of the topside control panel
will illuminate to indicate that the system is in Filter 2
cycle.
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Topside Panel Lock Features
All functions will turn off, but P1 low speed can be
activated (by pressing the P1
pad) to facilitate draining
the hot tub and the display will show
(Platinum series)
DRAINING (Titanium series)
TEMPERATURE LOCK
The temperature lock feature prevents unauthorized
temperature adjustment of the hot tub water. When the
temperature lock is activated, all automatic functions will
continue to operate normally.
Press any pad other than the P1
pad to return the system to
normal operation. See section DRAINING YOUR HOT TUB
– p. 47 - for detailed instructions.
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to activate the lock:
then
then P1
MOOD LIGHTING
then
STANDARD MOOD LIGHTING
Press the
pad on the topside control to turn the light
on and off.
TEMPERATURE Unlock
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to deactivate the lock:
then
then P1
then
LED MOOD LIGHTING OPTIONAL – Factory Installed
Press the
pad on the topside control to start the
selection of LED lighting modes. Pressing the
pad
on/off within 3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light
shows’. When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5
seconds, then turned back on, the system will resume the
last ‘light show’. For complete description of ‘light shows’,
see MOOD LIGHTING – p. 14
When locked, the TL light on the left side of the topside
control panel will illuminate. Only the topside control panel
temperature pads will be deactivated.
TOPSIDE PANEL Full LOCK
The topside panel lock feature prevents unauthorized use of
the hot tub controls. When the topside control panel lock is
activated, all automatic functions will continue to operate
normally.
The system will automatically turn off the mood lighting
after 4 hours.
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to activate the lock:
then P1
BLOWER OPTIONAL – Factory Installed
/
1st press – turns on high speed –
2nd press – turns on low speed –
3rd press – turns off blower
–
then
TOPSIDE PANEL Unlock
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to deactivate the lock:
then P1
then
the
icon
is displayed
the
icon
is displayed
no icon displayed
when blower is off
When locked, the PL light on the left side of the topside
control panel will illuminate. All of the topside control
panel pads will be deactivated except for the
pad.
The system will automatically turn off the blower after 15
minutes
STANDBY / DRAIN ASSIST
The ozonator operates during FILTER CYCLES and CLEAN UP
CYCLES only. The display will show the O3 icon while the
ozonator is operating.
OZONATOR OPTIONAL
The standby/drain assist feature stops the system from
operating automatically, allowing for convenient filter
cartridge removal and for safe draining of the hot tub. The
following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of each
other.
Press
then the P2
pad and the display will flash:
SBY (Platinum series)
STANDBY (Titanium series)
FREEZE PROTECTION
If the temperature sensor detects a drop to 44˚F within
the heater chamber, the system automatically activates all
pumps to provide freeze protection. The pumps will operate
until the temperature reaches 45˚F, and then will continue
to operate for an additional 4 minutes before returning to
normal system mode.
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GOLD, Platinum, Serenity/Millenium SERIES
System Control HPL103/105, Topside Panel sup. dup.
Dual Pump
1st press –
2nd press –
3rd press –
4th press –
5th press –
HYDROPOOL
Optional
System (P1 & P2)
turns on low speed of P1
turns on high speed of P1
turns on P2
turns off high speed of P1
turns off P2
The low speed pump will start automatically when the
system calls for heat, when a filter cycle is activated, or
when a freeze condition is detected. When low speed is
already on, the 1st press of the
pad puts the pump
directly into high speed.
Initial Start-up
When you initially power up your Hydropool hot tub, it will
default to the factory preset temperature, 100˚F (38˚C), and
filtration cycle F3 (see Filter Cycles). Anytime power to
your hot tub is interrupted, the system will default to these
settings.
Pumps Automatic Time-out
P1 high speed and P2 – turn off after 15 minutes
P1 low speed – turns off after 4 hours
Temperature Adjustment
Clean-up Cycle
After P1 high speed is turned off either manually or
automatically, P1 low speed circulates for 1 hour.
Filter Cycles
The current water temperature is continually
displayed on the topside control panel.
Your hot tub control system automatically activates P1 low
speed to filter the water twice each day (one filter cycle
every 12 hours). The first filter cycle begins 1 minute after
your hot tub is initially powered up. The second filter cycle
will begin 12 hours after the start of the first filter cycle.
The duration of the filter cycle (length of time P1 low runs)
To Change the Set Temperature
is programmable from the topside control panel, and can be
Press this pad and the display will flash the set temperature. set for F3, F4, F6, F8, FC (filter continuously).
While the display is still flashing, press the temperature pad Example: F3 represents 3 hours of filtration every 12 hours
a second time. Each subsequent press will change the set (3 hrs on, 9hrs off)
temperature in the same direction. To adjust the temperature in the opposite direction, wait a few seconds for the Programming Filter Cycles
display to stop flashing (until it displays the current water To change the factory defalt filter cycle settings, press the
temperature), then press the
pad again.
following pads within 3 seconds of each other:
To Check the Set Temperature:
Press this pad and the display will flash the set temperature
for a few seconds. When it stops flashing, the display will
again show the current water temperature.
The temperature is adjustable as follows:
4˚C; 16˚C to 26˚C in 2˚ increments; 26˚C to 40˚C in 1˚increments.
Press
Pumps/jets function
Press
to lock in your selection and exit the
programming sequence.
Then
Then press
Purge Cycle
If your hot tub is equipped with a second pump (P2) and/or
a blower, the system will automatically activate each for 30
seconds at the beginning of every filter cycle.
Press this pad to activate the pump(s)
Single Pump System (P1)
1st press – turns on low speed of pump
2nd press – turns on high speed of pump
3rd press – turns off high speed of pump
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Standby/Drain Assist
MOOD LIGHTING
The standby/drain assist feature stops the system from
operating automatically, allowing for convenient filter
cartridge removal or for safe draining of the hot tub. The
following pads must be pressed within 2 seconds of each
other.
To put the system in standby,
Press
STANDARD MOOD LIGHTING
Press the
pad on the topside control to turn the light
on and off.
LED MOOD LIGHTING OPTIONAL – Factory Installed
Press the
pad on the topside control to start the
selection of LED lighting modes. Pressing the
pad
on/off within 3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light
shows’. When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5
seconds, then turned back on, the system will resume the
last ‘light show’. For complete description of ‘light shows’,
see MOOD LIGHTING – p. 14
Then
All functions will turn off, but P1 low speed can be
activated (by pressing the
pad) to facilitate draining
the hot tub. Press any pad other than the ‘jets’ pad to return
the system to normal operation. See DRAINING YOUR HOT
TUB – p. 47 for detailed instructions.
The system will automatically turn off the mood lighting
after 4 hours.
Blower optional
Press this pad to turn the blower on and off. The system will
automatically turn off the blower after 15 minutes.
Ozonator optional
The ozonator operates during Filter Cycles and Clean-up
Cycles only (starts 2 minutes after filter cycle begins)
Freeze Protection
The system will automatically activate P1 low speed and
P2 if the water temperature in the equipment area drops
to 40˚F (4˚C).
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PLATINUM SERIES, Serenity/Millennium Elite +
Control System HPL203/205, Topside Panel Dlx. dig.
Dual Pump System (P1 & P2)
1st press – turns on low speed of P1
2nd press – turns on high speed of P1
3rd press – turns on P2
4th press – turns off high speed of P1
5th press – turns off P2
HYDROPOOL
The low speed pump will start automatically when the
system calls for heat (in Standard mode only - see
Mode Function), when a filter cycle is activated, or when
a freeze condition is detected. When low speed is already
on, the 1st press of the
pad puts the pump directly into
high speed.
Initial Start-Up
When you initially power up your Hydropool hot tub, it will
be in ‘Economy’ mode. Simply press the mode
pad to
switch the system to ‘Standard’ operation and begin
heating. The spa water will heat to 38˚C unless you adjust
the set temperature.
Pumps Automatic Time-out
P1 high speed and P2 - 15 minutes
P1 low speed - 4 hours
Clean-up Cycle
After P1 high speed is turned off either manually or
automatically, P1 low speed circulates the water for 1 hour.
Temperature Adjustment
The current water temperature is continually displayed on
the topside control panel.
Time
To Check the Set Temperature
When either of these pads is pressed once, the LCD will
display the set temperature as well as the words set heat.
Press this pad once to view the time of day. After 3 seconds
the display will return to the current water temperature.
To Change the Set Temperature
Press either pad and the display will flash the set
temperature. Pressing either pad a second time will increase
or decrease the set temperature (depending on which pad is
pressed). After 3 seconds, the LCD display will return to the
current water temperature.
After the initial start-up, the set time message will flash on
the LCD screen:
Setting the System Clock Time
The temperature is adjustable as follows
Press
Then
Press
or
After either pad is pressed once, hours will automatically
increase or decrease in one-minute increments. Press either
pad again to stop the sequence.
4˚C; 16˚C to 26˚C in 2˚ increments; 26˚C to 40˚C in 1˚increments.
pump/Jets function
Press
Press this pad to activate the pump(s)
Single Pump System (P1)
1st press – turns on low speed of pump
2nd press – turns on high speed of pump
3rd press – turns off high speed of pump
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Filter Cycles
After entering the filter set routine,
Once the system clock time has been correctly set, the
system will automatically activate P1 low speed to filter the
water for three hours twice each day. During the filter cycle,
the LCD will indicate Filter 1 or Filter 2.
Press
to proceed through the start and stop times for
both filter cycles.
Follow the same procedure to program the ‘Filter 2’ settings.
Filter 1
To exit the filter set routine,
T he system automatically activates P1 low to operate from
2:00am until 5:00am.
Filter 2
Press
and the LCD screen will return to the current
water temperature.
If the system is in ‘Economy’ mode, the heater will operate
during the filter cycles only.
Note
To properly clean and maintain your hot tub water, filtering
time of at least six hours per day (total of both cycles) is
recommended.
T he system automatically activates P1 low to operate from
2:00pm until 5:00pm.
Programming Filter Cycles
To change the preset filter cycles or the filter cycle duration:
Press
Purge Cycle
If your hot tub is equipped with a second pump (P2) and/or
a blower, the system will automatically activate each for
30 seconds at the beginning of every filter cycle.
Time of day will display
Then press
Mode Function
Set time will appear
This pad is used to change hot tub operation to either
Economy or Standard mode.
Then press
Set Start Filter 1 will appear. At this point,
each time the program (*) pad is pressed, the filter start
time, and the filter stop time will be indicated on the LCD
screen.
Economy Mode
the hot tub will heat only during the filter cycles.
When the filter start or filter stop times are displayed on
the LCD screen:
Press
or
Standard Mode
the preset hot tub temperature will be maintained (the
system will automatically activate P1 low speed when the
control calls for heat).
to reset the times.
When the set heat message is displayed
Press
or
This pad also resets the system in the rare instance of an
overheat (see Topside Panel Display Messages).
to set the heater to ’on‘ or ’off‘.
Program Function
In the ’on‘ position, the hot tub water will heat to the set
temperature during the filter cycles. In the ’off‘ position,
the heater, when in Economy mode, will not be acivated
during the filter cycles.
This pad is used for setting clock time, programming
filter cycles, and for panel lock routines.
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Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
C ontinually
displays
the.
operating status of the hot tub.
Icons indicate various functions
and programming information.
Standby/Drain Assist
The standby/drain assist feature stops the system from
operating automatically, allowing for convenient filter
cartridge removal or for safe draining of the hot tub. The
following pads must be pressed within 2 seconds of each
other. To put the system in standby,
Press
All functions will turn off, but P1 low speed can be
activated (by pressing the ‘jets’ pad) to facilitate draining
the hot tub. Press any pad other than the ‘jets’ pad to return
the system to normal operation. See DRAINING YOUR HOT
TUB - p. 47 for detailed instructions.
LCD Invert
This feature allows you to invert the LCD readout for
convenient viewing from inside the hot tub. All other
functions will continue to operate normally. The following
pads must be pressed within 2 seconds of each other.
To invert the readout,
Press
Then
MOOD LIGHTING
Then
STANDARD MOOD LIGHTING
Press the
pad on the topside control to turn the light
on and off.
To return the LCD readout to normal viewing (from outside
of the hot tub), repeat the above sequence.
Topside Panel Lock Features
LED MOOD LIGHTING OPTIONAL – Factory Installed
Press the
pad on the topside control to pstart the
selection of LED lighting modes. Pressing the
pad
on/off within 3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light
shows’. When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5
seconds, then turned back on, the system will resume the
last ‘light show’. For complete description of ‘light shows’,
see MOOD LIGHTING – p. 14
TEMPERATURE LOCK
The temperature lock feature prevents unauthorized
temperature adjustment of the hot tub water. When the
temperature lock is activated, all automatic functions will
continue to operate normally.
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to activate the lock:
then
then
The system will automatically turn off the mood lighting
after 4 hours.
then
Blower optional - Factory Installed
TOPSIDE PANEL Full LOCK
The topside panel lock feature prevents unauthorized use
of the hot tub controls. When the topside control panel
lock is activated, all automatic functions will continue to
operate normally.
Press this pad to turn the blower on and off. The system will
automatically turn off the blower after 15 minutes.
Ozonator optional
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to activate the lock:
then
The ozonator operates during filter cycles and clean-up
cycle only (starts 2 minutes after filter cycle begins).
then
FREEZE PROTECTION
If the temperature sensor detects a drop to 44˚F within
the heater chamber, the system automatically activates all
pumps to provide freeze protection. The pumps will operate
until the temperature reaches 45˚F, and then will continue
to operate for an additional 4 minutes before returning to
normal system mode.
TOPSIDE PANEL Unlock
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to deactivate the lock:
then P1
then
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System control MSPA-MP, Topside panel tsc-4
Initial Start-up
When you initially power up your hot tub, it will default
to the factory-preset temperature of 100˚F (38˚C), and
1
filtration
cycle of 3 out of every 12 hours (see Preset
Filter Cycles). Anytime power to your hot tub is
interrupted the system will default to these settings.
Economy Mode Icon
Heater Icon
Filter Icon
temperature Adjustment
Use these arrows
Mode Key
to increase
or decrease water temperature. The
temperature setting will be displayed for
5 seconds to confirm your new selection.
Program Icon
Lock Icon
Program Key
Temperature Value
System Programming…
N
ote: The “Set Point” symbol indicates the desired
temperature, NOT the current water temperature!
1
Enter Programming mode by pressing down &
holding Program key for 3 sec. Then proceed
through the following 4 steps:
Water temperature can be adjusted by 1° increments from
15 to 40°C.
1 – system clock Time
Setting the time:
The display will show the current setting.
Use Up and Down arrows to change setting.
pumps/jets function
Press P1 key to turn on P1 low speed.
Pressing a second time turns P1 to high
speed. The third press turns P1 off.
2 – filter cycle start time and duration
The system automatically performs two filter cycles per day.
To program a filter cycle, you must enter: 1) the time you
want the cycle to start and 2) the duration of the cycle.*
sTARTING P2 or P3
Press P2 or P3 key to turn on pump. Pressing a second time
turns off pump.
Automatic Time-outs
P1, P2, P3 high speed - 15 minutes
P1 low speed - 4 hours
Setting first filter cycle start time
Clean-Up cycle
After P1 high speed is turned off either manually or
automatically, P1 low speed circulates the water for 1
hour.
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1
Press Program key a second time.
2 The display will show S1xx, with “xx”representing
the starting hour.
3 Use Up and Down arrows to change setting.
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Purge Cycle
Setting first filter cycle duration
1 Press Program key a third time.
2 The display will show d1xx, with “xx” representing
the duration in hours.
3 Use Up and Down arrows to change setting.
The system will automatically activate P2, P3 & Blower for
30 seconds at the beginning of every filter cycle.
Mode Function
This key is used to change hot tub operation to
either Economy or Standard mode.
Setting second filter cycle start time
1 Press Program key a fourth time.
2 The display will show S2xx, with “xx” representing
the starting hour.
3 Use Up and Down arrows to change setting.
Economy Mode
The hot tub will heat only during the filter cycles.
Setting second filter cycle duration
Standard Mode
1 Press Program key a fifth time.
2 The display will show d2xx, with “xx” representing
the duration in hours.
3 Use Up and Down arrows to change setting.
The preset hot tub temperature will be maintained (the
system will automatically activate P1 low speed when the
control calls for heat).
LCD display
*If no filtering is required, the duration should be set to “0”.
For continuous filtering, the filter cycle duration should be
set to “12.00”.
3 – Water temperature display unit
Water temperature can be displayed in either Fahrenheit
(°F) or Celsius (°C).
To display the temperature unit
The display toggles every 5
seconds alternately showing the
time and the current water
temperature.
Inverting the display
Pressing and holding Light key for 5 seconds will invert the
display allowing it to be read from inside or outside the spa.
To return to non-inverted mode, simply press and hold Light
key again for 5 seconds.
1 Press Program key a sixth time.
2 The display will show TU x, with “x” for either
°F or °C.
3 Use Up and Down arrows to change setting.
4 – Store settings & Exit Programming
Press Program key a seventh time to store settings in system
memory and to return to normal operation.
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Topside Panel Lock Features
MOOD LIGHTING
STANDARD MOOD LIGHTING
There are two modes you can choose from: Full lock or
Partial lock. Full lock means that all keypad functions are
locked. Partial lock means that the basic functions of the
spa will remain accessible (pumps and light). When control
pad is locked, the
icon will be displayed.
Press the
pad on the topside control to turn
the light on and off.
LED MOOD LIGHTING OPTIONAL – Factory Installed
Press the
pad on the topside control to start the
selection of LED lighting modes. Pressing the
pad
on/off within 3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light
shows’. When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5
seconds, then turned back on, the system will resume the
last ‘light show’. For complete description of ‘light shows’,
see MOOD LIGHTING – p. 14
Locking/unlocking the topside panel
1Press and hold Pump 2 key for 5 seconds.
2The display will show LocP, with ’P‘
2
representing Partial lock.
3 Release key and keypad will be in Partial lock
mode. Keep key pressed down for 5 more
seconds if you want to be in Full lock mode.
The LocF message will then be displayed.
The system will automatically turn off the mood lighting
after 4 hours.
When control pad is locked, all automatic functions of
the system run as usual. If a key is pressed down, a LocP
or LocF message will be displayed for 1 second. To unlock
the keypad, simply press and hold Pump 2 key again for 5
seconds.
Blower Optional - Factory Installed
Press this key to turn the blower on and off. The
system will automatically turn off the blower
after 15 minutes.
Standby /Drain Assist
Ozonator Optional
The standby/drain assist feature stops the system from
operating automatically, allowing for convenient filter
cartridge removal or for safe draining of the hot tub. To put
the system in standby, press and hold the ‘Mode’ key for 5
seconds. All functions will turn off, but P1 low speed can be
activated (by pressing the ‘P1’ key) to facilitate draining the
spa. Press and hold the ‘Mode’ key for 5 seconds to return
the system to normal operation. The system automatically
shuts off P1 low speed after 1 hour, and exits ‘Standby’
mode after 3 hours, resuming automatic operation. If
the heater is on while the ‘Standby’ mode is activated, the
pump will continue to operate for a 30 second cool down
period, during which time the STBY message will flash
on/off. See DRAINING YOUR HOT TUB - p. 47 for detailed
instructions.
The ozonator operates during Filter Cycles and Clean-up
Cycles only (starts 5 minutes after filter cycle begins).
FREEZE PROTECTION / SMART WINTER MODE
An onboard sensor continuously monitors the ambient
air temperature inside the control pack. If at anytime the
temperature drops below 55˚ F (13˚ C) the system activates
the Winter mode for the next 24 hours. In this mode, if the
pump has not been turned on in the last 2 hours (whether
manually or automatically), the system will automatically
activate P1 low speed for 1 minute to circulate warm water
through the plumbing. While the pump is operating in
this mode, the Filter indicator
on the display will flash
on/off.
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PUMP PRIMING MODE
Flashing
Pump Icons
(Not Flashing)
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 pumps
can be primed efficiently and damage to the pumps can be
avoided.
Once pump priming has been successfully completed, press
the
pad and the
pad to turn off the pumps. Next,
manually exit Priming Mode by pressing either the
pad or the
pad. If you do not manually exit Priming
Mode, it will automatically exit after 4 to 5 minutes. Be sure
that the pumps have been primed before exiting this mode.
At initial power-up, this display will
appear, and the system will show 4 sets
of numbers in succession (ie. 49 then
88 then 21 then 24). These numbers
represent the current software revision,
and the system input voltage.
Flashing
As soon as
is indicated on the topside
panel, push the
pad to start Pump 1
in low speed, then again to switch to high
speed. Push the
pad to start Pump 2
and Pump 3. These are both single speed
- high only. All of the pumps will now
be operating in high speed to facilitate
priming. See FILLING, CHECKING AND
STARTING YOUR HOT TUB - p. 15 for
complete instructions on pump priming.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
FUNCTIONALITY AND ADJUSTMENT
After you manually or automatically exit the Priming
Mode, your hot tub will automatically heat to the factory
preset default temperature of 37.5˚C. The topside panel will
briefly show the default temperature, and then the display
will appear as follows:
After the initial software indicators
are shown, this display will appear. This
display is indicating that the system is
in pump Priming Mode. This mode
will last for 4 to 5 minutes before
automatically exiting and entering the
normal operation mode. You can also
manually exit pump Priming Mode
after the pumps are primed (see pump
priming mode).
Flashing
Pump 1 Low Speed Icon
(Not Flashing)
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.
Flashing
Pump 1 Low speed Icon
(Flashing)
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, the pumps can be manually
activated by pushing the
or
pad on the topside
control.
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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. After 2 minutes the display
will show the current measured water
temperature.
Press the
pad to adjust the
temperature to the desired setting. The
word HEAT will appear on the display
indicating that the heater has been
activated. 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 word HEAT will appear on the
display. 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.
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SETTING THE SYSTEM CLOCK TIME
To Check/Change the set Temperature
The last measured temperature is constantly
displayed on the topside control. When either of these pads
is pressed once, the display will show the set temperature
as well as the words SET HEAT. Press either pad a
second time to increase or decrease the set temperature.
After 3 seconds the display will once again display the last
measured temperature.
The SET TIME message flashes on the topside control display
upon initial start-up. This reminder will disappear once the
clock time is programmed.
Press
then
to enter the clock ‘set time’ mode.
ress
P
or
and the time will automatically increase
or decrease by 1 minute increments. Once you reach the
correct time, press either pad again to stop the sequence.
The temperature can be adjusted from 26.0˚C to 40.0˚C in
0.5˚ increments
Pump 1 (P1)
Press the
pad to exit the clock ‘set time’ mode
OR Press the
pad again to continue to the filter cycle
programming mode (see below).
1st press – turns on low speed – the
icon flashes
2nd press – turns on high speed – the
icon is solid
3rd press – turns off pump
– no icon displayed
uring normal operation, pressing the
D
the current time for 3 seconds.
When P1 low is already operating, the 1st press of the
pad puts the pump directly into high speed. Low speed
P1 starts automatically every 30 minutes to measure
water temperature (in Standard Mode only – see Mode
Function), when a filter cycle is activated, or when a
freeze condition is detected.
When P2, P3 or the blower is manually activated, P1 low
speed is automatically activated and operates until the
pump(s) or blower time out. If P2, P3 or the blower is turned
on even briefly, and then turned back off, P1 low will
operate for a minimum of 2 minutes.
Once the system clock time has been programmed, the
system will automatically activate P1 low speed to filter the
water for 2 hours twice each day. During the filter cycle, the
display will show FILTER 1 or FILTER 2.
PUMPS / JETS FUNCTION
pad will display
FILTER CYCLES
Factory preset default
FILTER 1 the system automatically activates P1 low to operate
from 8 AM to 10 AM
FILTER 2 the system automatically activates P1 low to operate
from 8 PM to 10 PM.
Programming Filter Cycles
To change the factory default filter cycle settings:
Pump 2 & 3 (P2 & P3)
Press
1st press –turns on P2 – the
icon is displayed while P2
and/or P3 are operating
2nd press–turns on P3
3rd press –turns off P2
4th press –turns off P3 – no icon displayed when P2 and
P3 are off
then
then
At this point SET START FILTER 1 will appear on the display
Press the
or
pad to change the filter start time
ress the
P
pad again to proceed to the next screen
At this point SET STOP FILTER 1 will appear on the display
Pumps Automatic Time-out
P1 high speed, P2 & P3 – 15 minutes
P1 low speed – 4 hours
Press the
Clean-Up cycle
or
pad to change the filter stop time
ress the
P
pad again to proceed to the next screen for
programming the second filter cycle start/stop times and
repeat previous steps
After P1 high speed is turned off either manually or
automatically, P1 low speed circulates the water for 1
hour.
Press the
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pad again to exit the programming mode.
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Topside Panel Lock Features
PURGE CYCLES
The system automatically activates P2 & P3 for 10 minutes,
and the blower for 30 seconds at the beginning of each
filter cycle to introduce fresh, sanitized water into these
plumbing circuits.
TEMPERATURE LOCK
The temperature lock feature prevents unauthorized
temperature adjustment of the hot tub water. When the
temperature lock is activated, all automatic functions will
continue to operate normally.
MODE FUNCTION
This pad is used to change hot tub operation to either
STANDARD, ECONOMY or SLEEP mode.
When locked, the display will show the water temperature,
and the word SET. The temperature pads will be
deactivated, and when pressed, the display will show the set
temperature with a double arrow next to it.
Standard Mode
The system automatically starts P1 low speed every 30
minutes to measure water temperature, and maintain the
set temperature. The display will show STD for 3 seconds,
and then the word STANDARD will remain on the display
along with the last measured temperature.
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to activate the lock:
then
Economy Mode
The system will heat to the set temperature only during
the filter cycles. The display will show ECN and the word
ECONOMY.
When locked the display will show the water temperature
as well as . All of the topside control panel pads will be
deactivated.
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD)
Continually provides feedback on the
operating status of the hot tub.
Icons indicate various functions and
programming information.
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to activate the lock:
then
then
TOPSIDE PANEL Unlock
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to deactivate the lock:
Lcd Invert
This feature inverts the LCD readout for convenient viewing
from inside the hot tub.
To invert the readout,
or
then
TOPSIDE PANEL Full LOCK
The topside panel lock feature prevents unauthorized use
of the hot tub controls. When the topside control panel
lock is activated, all automatic functions will continue to
operate normally.
Sleep Mode
The system will heat to within 11˚C of the set temperature
only during filter cycles. The display will show SLP.
press
then
then
then
To return the LCD readout to normal viewing (from outside
of the hot tub), repeat this sequence.
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STANDBY / DRAIN ASSIST
BLOWER OPTIONAL – Factory Installed
Press
1st press – turns on high speed–the
icon is displayed
while the blower is on
2nd press– turns on low speed
3rd press – turns off blower – no icon displayed when blower is off
The standby/drain assist feature stops the system form
operating automatically, allowing for convenient filter
cartridge removal and for safe draining of the hot tub.
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of each
other:
then
STBY will flash on the display
All functions will turn off, but P1 low speed can be activated
(by pressing the
pad) to facilitate draining the hot tub.
Press any pad other than the
pad to return the system
to normal operation. See DRAINING YOUR HOT TUB - p. 47
for detailed instructions.
The system will automatically turn off the blower after 15
minutes.
OZONATOR OPTIONAL
The ozonator operates during filter cycles only. The display
will show the O3 icon while the ozonator is operating.
MOOD LIGHTING
FREEZE PROTECTION
If the temperature sensor detects a drop to 44˚F within
the heater chamber, the system automatically activates all
pumps to provide freeze protection. The pumps will operate
until the temperature reaches 45˚F, and then will continue
to operate for an additional 4 minutes before returning to
normal system mode.
STANDARD MOOD LIGHTING
Press the
pad on the topside control to turn the light
on and off.
LED MOOD LIGHTING OPTIONAL – Factory Installed
Press the
pad on the topside control to start the
selection of LED lighting modes. Pressing the
pad
on/off within 3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light
shows’. When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5
seconds, then turned back on, the system will resume the
last ‘light show’. For complete description of ‘light shows’,
see MOOD LIGHTING – p. 14
The system will automatically turn off the mood lighting
after 4 hours.
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JET and FEATURE OPERATION
Air Injector*
Adjustable
Neck Jet
Mini Storm .
Dual Spinner
Poly Storm .
Dual Spinner
Ozone Jet*
Poly Storm .
Directional
Directonal Cluster*
Mini Storm
Directional
Power Storm
Massage
Power Storm .
Dual Spinner
* indicates a non-adjustable jet
JET WATER FLOW ADJUSTMENT
All Hydropool hot tubs are shipped from the factory with
the jets in the open position.
Your Hydropool hot tub features adjustable water flow on
specific hydrotherapy jets.
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 standard pulsator jet for a
standard adjustable blaster jet, or a medium pulsator jet for a
medium adjustable jet.
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
counter-clockwise 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 unthread
the jet internal from the socket.
JET AIR FLOW ADJUSTMENT
Your Hydropool hot tub features adjustable air flow on
specific hydrotherapy jets.
To reduce the flow: turn the handle on the air control
clockwise. When it hits the stop, the air is closed, and
air flow will be restricted (approximately at the 8 o’clock
position).
To increase the flow: turn the handle on the air control
counter-clockwise. When it hits the stop, the air control is
fully opened (approximately at the 3 o’clock position).
For maximum operating efficiency, the air controls must
remain closed when your hot tub is not in use.
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Jet Insert removal & Replacement
BLASTER, PULSATOR, MASSAGE, POWER MASSAGE/
SPINNER, MEDIUM & MEDIUM PULSATOR JET
To Remove:
• Turn the jet conter-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
When your HYDROPOOL hot tub is equipped with a diverter valve,
it allows you to direct the flow of the water so that it increases the
power of the jets on the CAPTAINS CHAIR or on the LOUNGER, or a
combination of the two. Simply turn the valve left or right.
TURN
Always: return the valve handle to the middle position before
exiting the hot tub to ensure that there is air and water flow
to the ozone jet and ice bucket/filter niche drains for proper
performance.
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 over the neck and shoulder area. Simply turn the top
of the control clockwise for more water flow, and counterclockwise for less water flow.
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SPACOUSTIC™ MARINE AUDIO SYSTEM
FEATURES
• 90W output (with 2 speakers)
• Large, sealed control buttons with tactile action
• Quick-release door with watertight seal
• Night illumination and multi-colour display
Your new Spacoustic™ hot tub audio system features top
quality Clarion marine components.
MARINE AUDIO DEFINED
REMOTE SPA-SIDE CONTROL
There are three Certification Standards that should be
considered the basic requirements of a true marine audio
system:
• CFR 46 for watertightness
• ASTM D4329 for UV stability
• ASTM B117 for salt/fog resistance
• waterproof keypad
• night illumination
•operates all of the AM/FM CD player primary
functions (you don’t even have to leave the comfort of
your Hydropool hot tub!)
SPEAKERS
AM/FM CD PLAYER
•6.5” polypropylene midwoofer cone with sanoprene
rubber surround
• .75” titanium dome tweeter
• 100W power handling capability
•one piece Centrex™ frame construction (completely
encases and protects strontium magnets)
• integrated liquid drain slot
•rubber insulated wire leads with gold plated terminal
connections
• Exceeds CFR 46 watertight Standard
– withstands a 65 gpm stream of water from a 1”
diameter hose at 10’ for 5 minutes
– eliminates concerns about rain, splashing or
wash-downs causing failure
– no special housing kit or splash cover required means
direct access to controls and display
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SPACOUSTIC™ MARINE AUDIO SYSTEM Continued
INITIAL START-UP
WINTERIZING YOUR SPACOUSTIC™ SYSTEM
What makes your Hydropool Spacoustic™ integrated Audio
System so unique is the patented hydraulic lift mechanism.
The Spacoustic™ hydraulics is incorporated within the
Thermal Loc multi-layer insulation system and is charged
with an antifreeze liquid. Winterizarion of these lines is not
nessessary. This system will operate down to an ambient
temperature of -15˚C (5˚F).
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
To raise the speakers:
Press and hold the PWR button on the radio remote control
or the PWR button on the radio, and the marine speakers
will rise up from their recessed position.
This product is warranted against all defects in material
workmanship for a period of one year from the date of
original purchase.
To lower the speakers:
Press and hold the PWR button on the radio remote control
or the PWR button on the radio, and the marine speakers
will lower.
Complete operating instructions for the AM/FM CD player
are found in the Clarion Owner’s Manual included with your
new Hydropool Hot tub.
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HOT TUB WATER BALANCE – GENERAL OVERVIEW
NOTABLE POINTS
•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 on the
following page.
• Heater and other component failure
due to improperly maintained pH or Total
Alkalinity levels will not be covered under
warranty.
• 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
•The reliability and longevity of your hot tub support
equipment are directly related to how well water
quality is maintained!
•ALWAYS observe and follow the instructions on the
chemical container.
•The small volume of water in your hot tub is easily
affected by external factors such as 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 electrical support
equipment. Maintaining your hot tub water balance/
chemistry, while simple, is extremely important. Neglected
hot water will allow bacteria to quickly spread.
•The mineral content of hot tub water increases from
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
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For these reasons, it is very important to develop proper
hot tub water maintenance habits and follow your
dealers recommended water maintenance procedures.
Your Hydropool dealer will advise you as to what method
they recommend.
Surface Cleaning
Built-in bottom floor cleaner eliminates small
debris fro­m settling on the hot tub floor and
allows pump assisted quick draining.
­100% Filtered
Water to Jets
Water
Flow
Large top load
pressure
Filter
100% of the
Hot Tub water .
is filtered in a
15 minute
Cycle
PUMP
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GLOSSARY OF COMMON WATER MAINTENANCE TERMS
1CHLORINE – 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 1.0 to 3.0 ppm.
2CHLORAMINES – 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 odour.
3ONE-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 2.0 to 4.0 ppm
4TWO-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.
5BROMAMINES – 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.
6SHOCK – the practice of adding an oxidizing agent to hot tub water to destroy ammonia, nitrogenous and organic
contaminants (chloramines and bromamines)
7pH – 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.
9 pH DECREASER – lowers the pH level of the water.
10TOTAL ALKALINITY (TA) – the amount of carbonate, bicarbonate and hydroxide compounds present in the water that
determines the ability or capacity of the water to resist change in pH. Also known as the ‘buffering’ capacity.
11 ALKALINITY BOOSTER – raises the alkalinity.
12CALCIUM 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.
13CALCIUM BOOSTER – increases the calcium level.
14TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (TDS) – a measure of the total amount of dissolved matter in the water (calcium, carbonates,
bicarbonates, magnesium, metallic compounds, etc.)
15SEQUESTERANTS (STAIN AND SCALE CONTROLLERS) – keeps dissolved metals and minerals in the water from
attacking the hot tub shell and support equipment components.
16DEFOAMER – 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).
17CARTRIDGE FILTER CLEANER – degreases and cleans cartridge filters.
18OZONATOR – 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.
19TEST KIT – used to monitor specific chemical residual or demands in the water. May be in the form of litmus strips or
liquid drops.
20PPM – 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
CHEMICAL
PH
7.2
Total Alkalinity (TA)
80
Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
300
Calcium Hardness
150 IDEAL
1.0 - 3.0
2.0 - 4.0
MAX
5.0
6.0
7.4 - 7.6
7.8
90 - 120*
160
120 - 150**
1000 - 2000
3000
200 - 400
500
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*when using chlorine
**when using bromine
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Corona Discharge Ozone Technology
All Hydropool™ hot tubs are factory prepared to accommodate
ozonators. The Hydropool™ CD Ozonator is regarded as the most
technologically advanced system on the market, allowing
longer contact time with the hot tub water resulting in
reduced chemical consumption and clearer, cleaner water.
Hot Tub
Water
CD Ozonator
Mazzei
Ozone Injector
Ozone Mixing
Chamber
The Benefits are:
Ozone
Injector Jet
• Better water quality
• Less Chemical Purchases
• Less water maintenance
• A more pleasant hot
tub experience
Hydropool’s™ unique ozone injection
system both maximizes the dispersion
of the ozone gas and decreases the
bubble size resulting in longer contact with
the water and increased water quality and
purity. The ozone/water mixture is sent down a
series of tubes where the ozone is “broken down”
into even smaller bubbles before being re-mixed with
the water reducing the “off-gassing” commonly found
with other ozone systems.
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Suggested Routine Water Maintenance
MONTHLY
lways follow the instructions
A
on the label of the chemical
container to determine the
correct ratios
1Soak 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 they can be rotated at this time.
INITIAL FILL
QUARTERLY
1 Make sure the hot tub water is circulating.
2Add 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 .
4Add 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 in the lid of the
cartridge filter housing), refer to
section CARTRIDGE FILTER for details on
removing and re-installing the lid. Once
the filter lid is removed, you’ll notice
a clear 1” diameter tube extending
from the bottom of the lid. Unscrew
the check valve assembly at the end of
the tube and add 5 or 6 tablets. Do not
overfill dispenser as performance will
be affected. Set the dial initially to ‘5’,
and allow water to circulate for 3 to 4
hours before testing level. Adjust dial
more or less as necessary.
• Floating dispenser: As above, add 6 or 7
tablets, adjust initially to ‘5’, allow water
to circulate for 3 to 4 hours, then test.
1Drain 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.
CHEMICAL 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.
CLEANING THE SKIMMER BASKET
1 Activate the standby/drain assist mode
2Remove the skimmer basket by pulling the weir door
forward, and pulling the basket up and towards the
front.
3Remove debris from basket. (Note: Avoid hitting the
basket against objects to knock debris loose as this may
damage the unit).
4 Reinsert basket.
5Take the system out of standby/drain assist mode, and
as the pump begins to operate, monitor water flow over
the weir door to assure that it is free floating.
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.
DAILY
1 Test water, and if necessary, add shock.
2 Ensure proper water level is maintained.
WEEKLY
1 Test pH and Alkalinity. Adjust accordingly.
2 Top-up chemical dispenser.
3 Add sequesterant (stain and scale controller).
4Remove and spray cartridge filter with garden hose and
re-install (see section CARTRIDGE FILTER, p. 46).
5Remove and clean out skimmer basket (see section
CLEANING THE SKIMMER BASKET).
6 Add Shock / oxidizing agent.
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CARTRIDGE FILTER
10After the element has dried - if necessary, lightly brush
between pleats with a fine paint-brush to remove
remaining dirt particles.
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
CAUTION: Do not use a wire brush or other
devise to clean cartridge element. Do not
put in dishwasher or washing machine.
Re-installation
11Place the cartridge filter back into the filter housing.
12Replace the filter housing lid, pushing it down to seat,
ensuring that the lid o-ring does not become twisted.
13It is recommended that the lid o-ring be lubricated with a
non-petroleum based lubricant (ie. Silicone gel) when it
becomes dry. This will help to prevent twisting and
pinching as the lid is installed, and significantly increase
longevity of the o-ring.
14Install the filter lock-ring, turning clockwise until the lock
tab snaps into place.
15Close the air vent/bleeder valve.
16Take the system out of standby/drain assist mode.
17When the pump starts circulating on low speed, it will be
necessary to release trapped air in the filter. Carefully
loosen the vent valve counter-clockwise until there is the
hissing sound of air escaping. Once there is a steady
stream of water, close the vent valve, ensuring that the
o-ring does not become pinched.
Removal
1 Activate the standby/drain assist mode.
2 Remove the cosmetic lid and open the small, black air
vent/bleeder valve on the top of the filter lid.
3 Press down the lock tab to disengage and turn the
locking ring counter clockwise.
4 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
cartridge in warm water and a filter cleaning/emulsifying
compound (available at your HYDROPOOL dealer).
7 A cleaning cylinder may be purchased from your
HYDROPOOL Hot tub dealer.
8 Rinse thoroughly and dry before replacing.
9 It is recommended to purchase a spare filter cartridge so
that you always have a clean substitute ready to rotate.
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.
(
Formula ________ ÷ 13.5
) ÷ (__________) = (__________)
Volume of water
Average
in litres
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.
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DRAINING YOUR HOT TUB
CLEANING THE ACRYLIC SURFACE
The acrylic surface can be cleaned and polished using a
soft cloth and acrylic cleaner, available at your Hydropool
dealer.
refer to Figure 1 & Figure 2
1 Locate nearest drain facility (shower, laundry tub, floor
drain, lawn, etc.).
2 Put the hot tub control system into standby/drain
assist mode.
3 Remove the skimmer basket so that the hole beneath
it is accessible, and insert the #10 rubber expansion
plug provided.
4 Attach garden hose to hose bib located on plumbing line
beside the spa control system.
5 Run garden hose to drain location.
6 Open hose bib.
7 Close pump1 return gate valve next to the hose bib (this
directs the water out the drain hose).
8 Activate the low speed pump.
9 Monitor the hot tub while it drains. As soon as it is
empty, turn off the pump. A sponge can be used to wipe
out and clean the hot tub surface.
10 Remove rubber expansion plug.
11 Re-fill hot tub to approx. 3/4” (19 mm) from the top of the
skimmer opening.
12 Open pump1 return gate valve.
13 Take the system out of standby/drain assist mode water should begin to circulate within 15 seconds.
14 Bleed air from filter housing via the small black air vent
valve located on the top of the filter housing.
Caution: Never use an abrasive cleaner.
SAFETY HARD COVERS
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 4” to 3”) foam inserts to be
changed if damaged. The skirt of the safety hard cover
hugs the lip of the hot tub for a tight 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.
P1 Gate Valve
Figure 1
Hose bib
Figure 2
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GAZEBOS
If you are mounting, or planning to mount a gazebo over the top of your hot tub, it is critical to ensure that Hydropool
is aware of this, as extra supports may be necessary. Otherwise, it will be necessary for your installer to add the extra
supports where required.
PROTECTING YOUR CABINET WOOD FINISH
HYDROPOOL hot tub cabinets are made from Western cedar
and are factory stained. Once stained, cedar weathers well,
and with proper care will maintain its beauty for many
years.
Cetol 23 #078 or an equivalent polyurethane or marine
varathane with UV inhibitors is highly recommended. 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.
For a protective translucent finish and to enhance the
wood grain beauty, Sikkens Cetol 01 #077 stain and Sikkens
WINTERIZING YOUR HYDROPOOL HOT TUB
In the event that you do not wish to use your hot tub
year-round, it is very important that you properly winterize
to protect against damage from freezing. Your HYDROPOOL
dealer can perform such a service for a nominal fee. If you
choose to winterize your hot tub yourself, please follow the
directions outlined below:
• Unthread and disconnect all unions in the support
equipment area. Remove lowest plug on pump face
plate(s) - see image on p. 16
• 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 - p. 47.
• Remove and clean the cartridge filter element see
section - CARTRIDGE FILTER - p.46.
• 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.
• Add potable RV antifreeze to the holes in the bottom
suction/drain to prevent any trapped water in the false
floor from freezing and damaging the hot tub shell.
• Turn pump on for only a few seconds to circulate the
antifreeze.
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Caution: If you are not 100% confident that
your hot tub is properly winterized, please
consult your authorized HYDROPOOL Hot
Tub dealer. Caution recommends that an
authorized representative winterize your
hot tub in the initial year. Damage as
a result of freezing is not covered by
the warranty.
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Topside Panel Display Messages
/
/
/
/
(solid)
Overheat – Spa has shut down. One of the sensors has
detected 119˚F (48˚C) at the heater.
Spa has shut down – sensor plugged into Sensor ‘B’ port
not working.
/
DO NOT ENTER WATER! Remove cover and allow water to
cool. Reset system by pressing any topside control panel
pad. If spa does not reset, shut off power and call your
dealer.
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
/
/
/
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. If
water level is okay, make sure that pumps are primed and
all gate valves are fully opened.
/
(flashing)
Overheat – Spa has shut down. One of the sensors has
detected that the spa water is 112˚F (44.5˚C).
/
(solid)
Indicates that system is detecting pressure at the pressure
switch when the pump is not operating (switch is staying
closed).
DO NOT ENTER WATER! Remove cover and allow water to
cool. At 107˚F the spa should automatically reset. If spa does
not reset, shut off power and call your dealer.
Possible causes:
• static pressure (weight of water) in plumbing keeping
pressure switch closed; usually associated with remote
equipment location
• diaphragm in pressure switch coated with minerals due to
improper spa water maintenance
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
/
(Flashing)
indicates that the system is not detecting pressure at
the pressure switch while the pump is operating (switch is
staying open).
/
Potential freeze condition detected. Pumps and blower will
automatically activate when temperature drops to 40˚F
(4˚C) regardless of spa mode.
/
Possible causes:
/
• water level in hot tub may be too low
• isolation/gate valves partially closed
• air lock in pump reducing flow
Sn1 The high-limit temperature sensor is non-functional
(open circuit). Spa control system is deactivated.
/
Sn3The water temperature sensor is non-functional
(open circuit). Spa control system is deactivated .
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. 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.
Prr Indicates high-limit or water temperature sensor is
non-functional.
/
Spa has shut down – sensor plugged into Sensor ‘A’ port
not working.
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Topside Panel Display Messages Continued
/
/
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.
Allows for convenient draining of the spa using the P1 low
speed. Can only be accessed while in Standby mode. Press
any topside control pad except for P1 to return to normal
operation mode.
/
/
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. 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.
System is operating in Standard mode. See operating
instructions for complete details.
/
System is operating in Economy mode. See operating
instructions for complete details.
/
System is operating in Standard-in-Economy mode. See
operating instructions for complete details.
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 M7 operating
instructions for complete details.
/
System is operating in SLEEP mode. See operating
instructions for complete details.
--- / --F / --C
Temperature unknown – after the pump has been
operating for 2 minutes, the current water temperature will
be displayed.
If spa water temperature is more than 20˚F (7˚C) 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.
--- / ----
Temperature not current while in Economy or Sleep mode
– In either of these modes, the pump may be off for hours
in between filter cycles. To view the current spa water
temperature, either switch to Standard mode or turn on the
pump for at least 2 minutes.
/
/
Stops the control system from operating automatically to
allow filter cartridge removal. Press any topside control pad
except for P1 to return to normal operation mode.
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GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING
Electrical/Mechanical
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE REASON(S)
CORRECTIVE ACTION
No Power
– Breaker off at main panel or fuse out
– Improper wiring
– Fuse blown in control
– G.F.C.I. tripped
– Check panel
– Consult electrician
– Replace
– Reset
– G.F.C.I connected improperly
No Circulation
– Pump is not primed
– Air in waterline
– Impeller clogged
– Valves are closed
– Water level in spa is too low
– Skimmer obstructed or closed
– Open drain bib
– Release air
– Access and clean
– Open valves
– Top up water
– Remove/Open
G.F.C.I. Trip
– Short or ground in system
– Faulty G.F.C.I. – As above-call Electrician or
Hydropool Dealer
Jet Surge
– Water level too low
– Blockage in lines
– Suction valve partly closed
– Add water
– Check valves and/or strainer
– Pull valve handle “up” all the way
No Heat
– pressure switch not closing
– Hi Limit switch tripped
– Cartridge filter dirty
– Low water
– Faulty pressure switch
– see TOPSIDE PANEL
– see TOPSIDE PANEL
– Clean & reinstall
– Top Up
– Adjust or replace
– Thermostat probe improperly installed
Erratic Heat
– Low Water
– Incorrectly adjusted pressure switch
– Faulty sensor
– Top Up
– Adjust
Noisy Motor
– Damaged or worn bearings
– Low voltage
– Low water level
– Frozen pump
– Clogged Impeller
– Call your Electrician or Hydropool dealer.
– Check supply
– Top Up
– Thaw out
– Access and clean
No Ozone
– Not plugged in
– Broken bulb or expired bulb life
– Clogged ozone jet
– Remove obstruction with ”baby bottle“ brush
Digital Top Side
No Longer Displays
– Improper connection
– Electrical brown-out
Digital Temperature
Display is Erratic
or Flashing
– Water temperature has exceeded set point – Decrease filter cycle
– Unplug cable and re-connect
– Reboot control system
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GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING Continued
WATER BALANCE PROBLEM SOLVING
POWER FLUCTUATIONS/FAILURES
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 any of the
preceding messages occur for no obvious reason, or if the
system displays 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 dealer or service organization.
CLOUDY WATER
Cloudy water could be caused by:
• high total dissolved solids (TDS) thereby requiring full or
partial water drainage
• by a low disinfectant level
• incorrect pH requiring balancing
• suspended particles necessitating a filter cleaning
• insufficient filtration time
BLUE WATER
Blue water could be caused by too much metal or
mineral content in the water, especially copper or iron.
Low alkalinity or improper pH level may be the cause.
First, balance the alkalinity, secondly the pH, then add a
sequestering agent
Cold Weather Conditions
If your control system will not reset, or if your pump will
not circulate for any other reason, place a low wattage
space heater or hair dryer under the cabinet in the
equipment area. This will delay the risk of freezing until a
service appointment can be arranged.
FOAMING
Foaming is caused by the agitation of total dissolved solids
(TDS). This can be caused by the buildup of too much chemical
by-products in the spa water, people not showering before
using the hot tub, body lotions, etc. To correct, add a small
amount of foam eliminator and turn on jets to circulate
the water. At best, this is a temporary remedy, as excessive
foam is merely a symptom of improper water balance. In extreme
cases, the water will require draining and the filter will require
cleaning.
SKIN IRRITATION
Most skin irritation is caused by too high or too low pH.
Test and adjust. Where irritation continues, consult your
physician.
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Specifications subject to change without notice.
Manufactured by
Hydropool Industries
335 Superior Blvd., Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5T 2L6
Tel: (905) 565-6810
www.hydropoolhottubs.com
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