2014 swim spa owners manual (english) FINAL 121313

2014 swim spa owners manual (english) FINAL 121313
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Letter of introduction
3
Important User Safety Instructions
Warnings
Hyperthermia
4
5
Choosing the Right location
Indoor Locations
Outdoor Locations
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6
General Installation Considerations
7
Special Considerations
Indoor Installations
Outdoor Installations
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7
Site Preparation
Above Ground Installations
In-ground & Partial In-ground Installations
Overall Support (non-cabinet installations)
Installation Examples
Equipment Accessibility & Protection
Equipment Placement
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9
Unloading/Handling your Swim Spa
10
Leveling your Hydropool Swim Spa
11
Setup and Assembly
Steel Support Leg Assembly—Overview
Steel Support Leg Assembly— Details
Support Equipment Assembly
Ozonator Connection
LED Light Assembly
11-13
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11-12
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Important Electrical Safety Instructions
G.F.C.I./R.C.D. Application Guideline & Wire Size
North America G.F.C.I. Installation Diagram
Europe R.C.D. Installation Diagram
14-16
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15
16
Accessories
Optional Waterfall Pillows (19FX model only)
Filter/Ice Bucket Lids
Safety Hardcover Locks
Dreamscents Aromatherapy System (optional)
Ozone (optional)
Aquacord Tether System
Summer Cover (optional)
Swim Steps (optional)
Rowing Kit (optional)
I-Command System (optional)
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17
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18
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18
18
19
Filling, Checking and Starting your Hot Tub
Pump Priming/Releasing an Air Lock
20-21
20-21
Hydropool Control Systems
22-27
IN.XE Spa Pack Series
DTFX Spa Controls Gold
Aquasport Controls/19DTFX Spa Controls Platinum
Aquatrainer Controls
Programming
22-27
23
24
24
26-27
Topside Panel Display Messages
28
Variable Air Therapy System Control Functions
28
Jet and Feature Operation
Jet Identification Chart
Jet Water Flow Adjustment
Jet Air Flow Adjustment
Interchanging Jet Inserts
Cleaning Stainless Steel Jets & Controls
Cleaning Optional Bellagio Waterfall Jets
Optional Bellagio Sequence Filter
Removal and Replacement
Diverter Valve
Waterfall Control (optional)
Adjustable Flow Control
Aquaflex Current Control
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29
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29
30
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30
31
31
Hydropool Surround Sound Audio/Docking Station
Docking Your Audio Device
Hydropool Surround Sound Stereo Receiver
Radio Operation
USB Operation
General Controls
Optional Speakers
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33
34
35
36
Hot Tub Water Balance
General Overview
Initial Fill
Glossary of Common Water Maintenance Terms
Water Balance Summary for your Hot Tub (chart)
Water Balance Troubleshooting
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37
38
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Routine Hot Tub Maintenance
Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Quarterly
Cleaning the Skimmer Basket
Cartridge Filter, Removal, Cleaning, Re-installation
Cleaning the Acrylic Surface
Safety Hard Cover
Changing your Swim Spa Water
Draining your Swim Spa Water
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40
41
41
41
42
42
Hydropool Exclusive Quick-Drain™
and Self Clean Mode Indicator
43
Wood Products
Cabinet Wing-Locks
Protecting your Cabinet Wood Finish
44
44
Winterizing your Hydropool Hot Tub
45
General Troubleshooting
What to do in the event of
Power Fluctuations
Cold Weather Power Failure
46
NOTE: Product specifications, warnings and labels are subject to change without notice. This user’s manual
should be used as a guide only. For further information, please contact your independent Hydropool dealer.
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On behalf of everyone at the company, we thank you for your decision to purchase a
Hydropool swim spa.
Recognized for quality worldwide, we are confident that your new swim spa will provide
you, your family and friends, with years of enjoyment and fulfill all your hydrotherapy
needs.
Hydropool swim spas are not only healthful and relaxing, they can even add value to
your home.
Please take the time to carefully read and understand all the safety, installation
and operating instructions in this manual before electrically connecting your hot
tub and adding water.
The following pages contain valuable information and pointers that will save you both
time and money, as well as help you to simplify upkeep and maintenance.
Since manufacturing our first swim spa in 1995, we have seen the popularity of this
mini-fitness and massage pool grow by leaps and bounds year after year.
The minimal space and maintenance requirements of swim spas, combined with the
year-round use potential, safety and better swim, will ensure the future of swim spas as
”the pool of the future“.
Enjoy.
David Jackson
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Your physiological response to hot water is subjective and depends on your age, health, and medical history. If you don’t know your
tolerance to hot water, or if you get a headache, or become dizzy or nauseous when using your hot tub, get out
and cool off immediately.
WARNING
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CHILDREN SHOULD NOT USE SPAS OR HOT TUBS WITHOUT ADULT SUPERVISION.
DO NOT USE SPAS OR HOT TUBS UNLESS ALL SUCTION GUARDS ARE INSTALLED TO PREVENT BODY AND HAIR ENTRAPMENT.
PEOPLE USING MEDICATIONS AND/OR HAVING ANY ADVERSE MEDICAL HISTORY SHOULD CONSULT A PHYSICIAN
BEFORE USING A SPA OR HOT TUB.
PEOPLE WITH INFECTIOUS DISEASES SHOULD NOT USE A SPA OR HOT TUB.
TO AVOID INJURY, EXERCISE CARE WHEN ENTERING OR EXITING THE SPA OR HOT TUB.
DO NOT USE DRUGS OR ALCOHOL BEFORE OR DURING THE USE OF A SPA OR HOT TUB, TO AVOID UNCONSCIOUSNESS AND POSSIBLE DROWNING.
PREGNANT OR POSSIBLE PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD CONSULT A PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING A SPA OR HOT TUB.
WATER TEMPERATURE IN EXCESS OF 38°C (100°F)MAY BE INJURIOUS TO YOUR HEALTH.
BEFORE ENTERING THE SPA OR HOT TUB, MEASURE THE WATER TEMPERATURE WITH AN ACCURATE THERMOMETER.
DO NOT USE A SPA OR A HOT TUB IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING STRENUOUS EXERCISE.
PROLONGED IMMERSION IN A SPA OR HOT TUB MAY BE INJURIOUS TO YOUR HEALTH.
DO NOT PERMIT OR USE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES (SUCH AS LIGHT, TELEPHONE, RADIO OR TELEVISION) WITHIN 1.5M
(5FT) OF THIS SPA OR HOT TUB.
CHILDREN SHOULD NOT ENTER A HOT TUB WHERE THE WATER TEMPERATURE EXCEEDS BODY TEMPERATURE (37°
C / 98.6°F).
DO NOT ALLOW CHILDREN TO SUBMERGE THEIR HEAD UNDER WATER.
NEVER OPERATE THE HOT TUB PUMP AT HIGH SPEED WITHOUT HAVING ALL SUCTION AND RETURN LINES OPEN.
ALWAYS KEEP THE HARDCOVER INSTALLED AND LOCKED WHEN THE HOT TUB IS NOT IN USE.
TEST THE GFCI (GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER) MONTHLY.
POST EMERGENCY PHONE NUMBERS FOR POLICE, FIRE DEPARTMENT, AND AMBULANCE AT THE NEAREST PHONE.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY
• THE WATER IN A SPA SHOULD NEVER EXCEED 40°C (104°F). WATER TEMPERATURES BETWEEN 38°C (100°F) AND
40°C (104°F) ARE CONSIDERED SAFE FOR A HEALTHY ADULT. LOWER WATER TEMPERATURES ARE RECOMMENDED FOR YOUNG CHILDREN AND WHEN SPA USE EXCEEDS 10 MINUTES.
• SINCE EXCESSIVE WATER TEMPERATURES HAVE A HIGH POTENTIAL FOR CAUSING FETAL DAMAGE DURING THE
EARLY MONTHS OF PREGNANCY, PREGNANT OR POSSIBLY PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD LIMIT SPA WATER TEMPERATURES TO 38°C (100°F).
• BEFORE ENTERING A SPA, THE USER SHALL MEASURE THE WATER TEMPERATURE SINCE THE TOLERANCE FOR
WATER TEMPERATURE-REGULATING DEVICES VARIES.
• THE USE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS, OR MEDICATION BEFORE OR DURING SPA USE MAY LEAD TO UNCONSCIOUSNESS, WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF DROWNING.
• OBESE PERSONS AND PERSONS WITH A HISTORY OF HEART DISEASE, LOW OR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, CIRCULATORY SYSTEM PROBLEMS OR DIABETES SHOULD CONSULT A PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING A SPA.
• PERSONS USING MEDICATION SHOULD CONSULT A PHYSICIAN BEFORE USING A SPA SINCE SOME MEDICATION
MAY INDUCE DROWSINESS WHILE OTHER MEDICATION MAY EFFECT HEART RATE, BLOOD PRESSURE AND CIRCULATION.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Your physiological response to hot water is subjective and depends on your age, health, and medical history. If you don’t know your
tolerance to hot water, or if you get a headache, or become dizzy or nauseous when using your hot tub, get out
and cool off immediately.
CAUTION
1.
MAINTAIN WATER CHEMISTRY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MANUFACTURER’S INSTRUCTIONS.
DANGER
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RISK OF ACCIDENTAL DROWNING. EXTREME CAUTION MUST BE EXERCISED TO PREVENT UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS
BY CHILDREN. TO AVOID ACCIDENTS, ENSURE THAT CHILDREN CAN’T USE THE SPA UNLESS THEY ARE SUPERVISED
AT ALL TIMES.
RISK OF INJURY. THE SUCTION FITTINGS IN THIS SPA ARE SIZED TO MATCH THE SPECIFIC WATER FLOW CREATED
BY THE PUMP. SHOULD THE NEED ARISE TO REPLACE THE SUCTION FITTINGS OR THE PUMP, BE SURE THAT THE
FLOW RATES ARE COMPATIBLE. NEVER OPERATE THE SPA IF THE SUCTION FITTINGS ARE BROKEN OR MISSING.
NEVER REPLACE A SUCTION FITTING WITH ONE RATED LESS THAN THE FLOW RATE MARKED ON THE ORIGINAL
SUCTION FITTING.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. INSTALL AT LEAST 1.5M (5FT) FROM ALL METAL SURFACES. AS AN ALTERNATIVE, A SPA
MAY BE INSTALLED WITHIN 1.5M (5FT) OF METAL SURFACES IF EACH METAL SURFACE IS PERMANENTLY CONNECTED BY A MINIMUM 8 AWG (8.4 mm2) SOLID COPPER CONDUCTOR TO THE WIRE CONNECTOR ON THE TERMINAL
BOX THAT IS PROVIDED FOR THIS PURPOSE.
RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK. DO NOT PERMIT ANY APPLIANCE, SUCH AS A LIGHT, TELEPHONE, RADIO, OR TELEVISION, WITHIN 1.5M (5FT) OF THE SPA.
HYPERTHERMIA
WARNING
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 USE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS OR MEDICATION
CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE RISK OF
FATAL HYPERTHERMIA.
The causes, symptoms and effects of hyperthermia may be described as follows:
Hyperthermia occurs when the internal temperature
of the body reaches several degrees above the normal
body temperature of 37°C (98.6°F). The symptoms of
hyperthermia include drowsiness, lethargy, and an increase in the
internal temperature of the body. The effects of hyperthermia include:
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Unawareness of impending hazard
Failure to perceive heat
Failure to recognize the need to exit the hot tub
Physical inability to exit the hot tub
Fetal damage in pregnant woman
Unconsciousness resulting in the danger of drowning
NEVER ALLOW DIVING OR JUMPING
IN YOUR SWIM SPA
If you sense any of the symptoms of hyperthermia, safely
exit the hot tub immediately.
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CHOOSING THE RIGHT LOCATION
Your Hydropool swim spa 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 swim spas can be enjoyed year-round, indoors or out, regardless of the climate.
INDOOR LOCATIONS
If members of your family are not cold weather enthusiasts, or if your backyard or patio area is not suitable for a swim spa installation, then an indoor location for your swim spa may be your best or only choice. You may wish to create an exercise/spa
area in your home, or install your swim spa in a glass solarium or four-season room adjoining your home. Indoor installations
not only add a unique look and appeal to your home, they provide the privacy and controlled climate to ensure that use and
enjoyment of your swim spa is maximized. If you should choose an indoor location, you will find further information as outlined
in the section “SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR INDOOR INSTALLATIONS”
OUTDOOR LOCATIONS
For a variety of reasons, outdoor locations are a far more popular choice. Some of the reasons include:
• Limited indoor space
• Delivery complications due to door openings, stairwells, etc.
• Limited budget (indoor installations usually also involve interior home renovations)
• Desire for an outdoor entertainment center
• Swim spa is being installed adjacent to an existing or planned swimming pool
• Concerns over splashing water inside the home
For those who choose an outdoor location, swim spa operating temperatures can be adjusted to match the season. In
cooler months, many owners will operate their swim spa in the range of 26-32°C (80-90°F).
During warmer months, an operating temperature of 24-30°C (75-85°F) will provide a refreshing retreat. If you should
choose an outdoor location, you will find further information as outlined in the section “SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR
OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS”
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GENERAL INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS
4 Never suspend the swim spa from a deck or cabinet as
personal injury and/or unwarrantable product damage may
occur.
1 Ensure that your Hydropool Swim Spa is properly supported
by either a level concrete pad, or a properly constructed
deck capable of supporting 1220 kg/m2 (250 lbs./ft2). If there
is a possibility that the pad could shift by freezing/thawing
ground movement (such as in clay regions, and/or areas
with high water tables) concrete footings extending below
the frost line are recommended.
5 The swim spa equipment and all electrical plugs, outlets
and lights within 1.5m (5ft) of the pool must be GFCI protected. Consult your electrician for further details.
6 Installation of a safety grab rail or reachable support for use
when entering or exiting the swim spa is recommended.
2 Decking should be chosen and constructed in a manner that
minimizes the chance of slipping or falling.
7 A nearby garden hose connection is recommended for filling and “topping up” the swim spa.
3 If you do not have a factory installed insulated cabinet, it is
assumed that you are building your own custom cabinet,
tiling or decking in combination with the leg kit package.
WARNING
Please consider the following:
a.
Always provide a convenient access door for servicing the
equipment.
b.
Decking should be constructed to allow future service
access around the entire swim spa.
c.
Extra insulation may be added, however, the equipment
area must remain unimpeded and have adequate ventilation.
d.
Decking should be chosen and constructed in a manner
that minimizes the chance of slipping or falling
e.
When not in use or empty, make sure to cover the swimspa with the hard cover to prevent damage to the acrylic
due to overexposure to the sun.
The swim spa equipment and all electrical
plugs, outlets and lights within 1.5m (5ft) of
the hot tub must be G.F.C.I protected. Consult your electrician or local electrical authority for further details.
Access to the swim spa must always be secured:
Outdoors - in accordance with local property by-laws
and/or via an approved fence with a self-closing gate and
a safety hardcover;
Indoors - by a lockable door and a safety hardcover.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS
INDOOR INSTALLATIONS
• It is beneficial to have the swim spa room located near wash room and shower facilities
• The swim spa room should have a floor drain to handle splash water, a window, outside exhaust fan or humidistat controlled ex
haust fan for ventilation and a humidifier.
• Consider plumbing a water tap and drain location nearby to facilitate draining and top-up
• Always provide adequate ventilation for the support equipment
• Consult your local Hydropool retailer for further information
OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS
• Contact your local building code department to determine if a building permit is necessary and for information on applicable
bylaws (distance from property lines, buildings, fencing requirements, etc.)
• If you are doing any excavating, contact your local gas, electric, and cable-company to ensure that there are no underground
lines
• Locate the swim spa, where practical, within close distance of a door to the house to maximize potential winter use.
• Ensure that all swim spa support equipment is easily accessible and protected from the elements
• The swim spa support equipment is designed for indoor (out of the direct elements) use. When your HYDROPOOL swim spa is
equipped with a factory-installed cabinet, and installed as per the guidelines of this manual, the equipment will be adequately
protected. If the swim spa is shipped without a cabinet, your custom cabinet or other structure must be designed to supply protection for the swim spa support equipment from rain, snow, splash water, etc., but still designed in a manner to ensure adequate ventilation.
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SITE PREPARATION
ABOVE-GROUND INSTALLATIONS
Where the swim spa is a ”stand-alone“ above-ground installation to be installed in regions where freeze/thaw conditions
may occur, a level patio stone or pre-formed paver type base
may be sufficient if there is no abutting deck(s) that could be
damaged during potential seasonal movement of the ground.
The potential drawback to this type of base is that splash water
could eventually de-stabilize the ground under the base, with
the resultant shift of the support base causing damage to the
swim spa structure.
• It is recommended leaving a 61 cm (24 in) wide crawl-space
around the entire unit to ensure adequate accessibility.
• Non-freezing climates – it is sufficient to ensure that the base of
the hole or cavity created for the swim spa has a dry, stable, compacted level base and proper drainage.
• Climates where freeze/thaw occurs – it is necessary that a
poured level reinforced concrete base, complete with concrete
footings, be installed as outlined in the section ABOVE-GROUND
INSTALLATIONS.
Areas with a high ground water table – a level concrete base, as
well as a concrete or wood retaining wall to hold back the earth, is
recommended. This forms a box or ‘bunker’, in which the swim
spa 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 of the swim spa.
• Install protective waterproof conduit to house any cables that will
be buried
• Access for future service must be considered at the time of design and installation. You must be able to access all sides and
areas of your swim spa. Difficult access will result in supplemental
service labour charges not covered by the factory warranty. Consider easily removable deck materials.
• Make sure the swim spa is tested for 48 hours before you prepare the installation of the surrounding/finish deck around your
swim spa. Even though all units are tested in our plant, some
transport/site handling damage can occur and we suggest you
make sure the swim spa is perfectly waterproof before finalizing
your installation.
• When your installation includes a backfillable frame it is recommended to anchor the bottom kick plate of the frame into the concrete pad on all four (4) sides as a means to prevent any bowing
or undue stress if the backfill material shifts due to changes in
ground conditions. Also, it is recommended to backfill the first 12
inches of material with 3/4” gravel to provide proper drainage
around the perimeter of the swimspa prior to backfilling with earth.
• If at any point you choose to drain down your swim spa for a
long duration make sure that you brace the interior of the shell
wall approximately 12” down from the top in order to minimize any
stress from the force created by the backfill. In normal conditions,
the weight of the water is the opposing force to the earth but when
the swim spa is emptied down there is no opposing force and
there is the risk of inward bowing which could compromise the
structural integrity of the shell.
For best results, we recommend the installation of a level
concrete pad:
• Dig out and level the ground 20-30 cm (8-12 in.) below
your desired base level
• Install 10-15 cm (4-6 in.) of crushed stone
• Next, install 10-15 cm (4-6 in.) of poured concrete
• Level the concrete and apply a broom-type finish
• We recommend that the pad be made 15 cm (6 in.) larger
than the swim spa on three sides, and 1 m (3 ft.) larger on
the side where the access steps and/or planters will be
installed.
• Swimspa must be installed on a level pad
In regions where freeze/thaw occurs, or where there will be
custom decking abutting the swim spa, we recommend the
installation of poured concrete footings extending below the
frost line beneath the pad to prevent the possibility of future
shifting.
IN GROUND & PARTIAL IN GROUND INSTALLATIONS
When recessing the swim spa 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 swim spa is placed.
Hydropool does not recommend back-filling full in-ground or
partial in-ground installations without the backfillable frame
accessory and installed support panels.
Recommended Minimum Concrete Pad Dimensions
With Factory
Cabinet & Steps
With Backfillable
Frame Assembed
14IX or 14FX
Models
259 cm x 576 cm
102 in x 228 in
239 cm x 488 cm
94 in x 192 in
17FX
Model
259 cm x 671 cm
102 in x 264 in
239 cm x 576 cm
94 in x 228 in
19FX
Model
259 cm x 711 cm
102 in x 280 in
239 cm x 620 cm
94 in x 244 in
19DTFX
Model
259 cm x 726 cm
102 in x 286 in
239 cm x 635 cm
94 in x 250 in
OVERALL SUPPORT (non-cabinet installations)
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Your Hydropool swim spa is equipped with a factory installed load
support substructure, which distributes the weight of the water
over the entire foot area of the swim spa. The cabinet, either factory installed or customized on-site, should be decorative only,
and not relied on for overall support. Although the lip of the swim
spa must be supported to ensure it remains level, never suspend
a swim spa from a deck or floor by the outer acrylic edge, as this
will lead to product damage and/or serious personal injury.
SITE PREPARATION CONTINUED
INSTALLATION EXAMPLES
EQUIPMENT ACCESSIBILITY & PROTECTION
The equipment must be located in an area where it will remain dry and will not be exposed to rain, snow or ground water.
• When your swim spa is to be installed above ground, the optional factory cabinet is designed for both protection and accessibility
• When your swim spa is to be installed fully or partially in the ground, or if you have ordered a swim spa without a cabinet: it
is necessary that the equipment be 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 potential water damage to the motors, equipment or controls. Note that the equipment is supplied on a raised composite support equipment platform.
• Ensure that access to the equipment, and the working area around the equipment, is large enough to accommodate a
service person
• The equipment should be located as close to the swim spa as possible to maximize jet performance
• Whenever possible, install the pump(s) and control with heater below water level to ensure easy priming and maximize
performance.
• Install protective waterproof conduit to house applicable cords or line extensions such as the topside control cables, light
wires or ozone tubing.
• In climates where freeze/thaw occurs we recommend that remote plumbing lines be buried below the frost line and that
pipe insulation is applied over all pipes that run from the swim spa to the remote equipment to help maintain energy efficiency.
EQUIPMENT PLACEMENT
• The equipment should be located as close to the swim spa as possible to maximize jet performance
• Whenever possible, install the pump(s) and control with heater below water level to ensure easy priming
• Piping diameter on pump lines must be 2.5 in. for inlet/ suction pipes and 2 in. for outlet/pressure pipes with minimal use of
elbows.
• Install protective waterproof conduit to house applicable cords or line extensions such as the topside control cables, light
wires or ozone tubing.
The swim spa equipment is designed for indoor use out of the direct elements. Your custom enclosure or other
structure must be designed to provide protection for the swim spa support equipment from rain, snow, splash water, etc., but still designed in a manner to ensure adequate ventilation.
• All field installed plumbing must meet minimum sizes as previously outlined in order to conform to regulated standards
regarding safe inlet and outlet flows. If required, please call your dealer for more detailed drawings.
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UNLOADING / HANDLING YOUR SWIM SPA
All Hydropool swim spas are shipped with a layer of protective foam wrap and plastic film. Each swim spa is shipped from
the factory strapped onto a wood skid. If your swim spa is to be delivered by your local Hydropool retailer, it will generally
arrive on a flat bed truck or low profile trailer. Typically, the dealer will arrive with the necessary equipment to maneuver the
swim spa from the truck.
For direct deliveries, your swim spa may arrive on a 48 ft. or 53 ft. common carrier closed box trailer. It may be necessary to
arrange with a local towing company for a tilt and load flatbed truck with a winch system, to pull the unit from the box trailer
to the flatbed. The swim spa can then be gently slid off the flatbed truck or lifted by a crane into place.
Although it is recommended to install your swim spa by crane, it may be pushed along rollers by 10 to 12 able-bodied adults
(see image below), trailered, or craned to its final installation site. If rollers are to be utilized, we recommend that at least six
4” pipes, 8’ long, be placed under the shell to move it across a soft lawn, down a path, etc.
Some installations require the use of a crane. When a crane is used for lifting, place the straps under the swim spa, ensuring that the plumbing lines and fittings are not stressed and/or damaged. The straps should be secured so that they will not
slip in any direction, and strap spreaders utilized to prevent undue structural side load on the swim spa shell.
Hydropool swim spas require a minimum clearance of 249 x 143 cm (98 x 56 in.) to allow movement of the unit through alley-ways, fence openings, etc. Where this is not possible, the use of a crane (with strap spreaders) to lift the swim spa from
the truck or trailer over the house to the patio or yard is often the most viable option.
WARNING
• Do not move or place the swim spa on the side
• Never lift or handle the swim spa by the plumbing
• Make sure that there is sufficient assistance to gently slide the swim spa off the dolly or cart to the support base without any damage
Important Note: Damage caused during transportation or by
improper handling is not covered by the factory warranty.
Crane
Crane & Strap
Spreader
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LEVELING YOUR HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA
After the swim spa is properly positioned on the support base, the entire unit should be checked and leveled as necessary.
Should you find that the unit is sloped or the base is otherwise uneven, level your swim spa using a 2”– 3” clear sand bed.
Make sure to enclose or ‘box-in‘ the sand to prevent erosion. This will ensure contact with the entire support base to appropriately distribute the weight of the swim spa structure. Do not adjust shim under the outside edge, as this will cause structural stress on the unit, potentially causing damage to the swim spa structure.
SET-UP & ASSEMBLY
Set-up of your swim spa will vary depending on whether you have purchased an Aquatrainer or Aquasport model. Once
your swim spa is set into place, you are ready to install the steel support legs and connect the equipment package.
STEEL SUPPORT LEG ASSEMBLY
Finger tighten the steel support legs before adding water to the swim spa. Do not adjust the steel support legs until water is
added to the swim spa.
STEEL SUPPORT LEG ASSEMBLY OVERVIEW
14IX MODEL
14FX MODEL
17FX MODEL
19FX MODEL
19DTFX MODEL
SIDE
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STEP
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1
FOOTWELL
TRANSITION
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2
2
1 Threaded post - protrudes below swim spa lip
2 Foot Assembly - includes foot plate & two hex nuts
3 Hex Nut Assembly
4 Square support leg
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3
4
2
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1 Thread one hex nut all the way up to the top of the
threaded posts attached under the lip.
2 Thread two hex nuts down to within 2.5 cm (1 in.) of bottom of foot plate
3 Slide the foot plate assembly onto one end of the square support leg,
then slide the leg onto the threaded post under the swim spa lip.
4 Bring the two hex
nuts on the foot plate
up about 5.1 cm (2
in.) and the hex nut
on the threaded post
under the swim spa
lip, down about 5.1
cm (2 in.). Finger
tighten until the leg is
secure. Loosen the
hex nuts on the horizontal rod so that the
leg is level and
tighten until the leg is
secure.
WARNING
DO NOT OVER-EXTEND THE STEEL SUPPORT
LEGS AND/OR SUSPEND SHELL ABOVE THE
FLOOR AS THIS WILL CAUSE STRUCTURAL
DAMAGE AND VOID WARRANTY
5 After the swim spa is filled with water, the legs can now be adjusted as necessary from either the top or bottom with
a wrench to ensure that the walls are straight and level.
While the swim spa is filling, it may be necessary to adjust the steel support legs while filling with water. Should the
unit bow outward, lengthen the steel support leg by turning the top nut counter clockwise on the bottom foot. Should
the shell bow inward, shorten the steel support leg by turning the top nut clockwise.
Be careful to only adjust the nut 1/4 or 1/2 a turn at any one time. Do not extend the leg length too much as this may
cause deformation on the top flange. Adjustments may be necessary on more than one leg.
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SUPPORT EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLY (NON CABINET MODELS ONLY)
Position equipment platform next to the swim spa under the swim jets. Do not remove support equipment from platform.
All necessary o-rings are bundled and shipped in the accessories bag. Carefully install o-rings into unions and hand
tighten all connections. Ensure that o-rings are properly seated and do not get pinched while connecting the unions as
this will result in leaks. Union connections are located on the swim spa control heater manifold, pipe to pipe connections and all pumps.
AQUASPORT SUPPORT
EQUIPMENT PLATFORM
AQUATRAINER SUPPORT
EQUIPMENT PLATFORM
NOTE: EQUIPMENT MAY NOT BE EXACTLY AS SHOWN
OPTIONAL OZONATOR CONNECTION
The clear 9.5 mm (3/8 in) ID ozonator tube is
shipped coiled and attached to the back of the
swim jets. Attach loose end to the barb on the
ozonator, and ensure that the ozone check valve is
oriented vertically.
TOPSIDE CONTROL PANEL CONNECTION
Connect the topside control panel cable (located on equipment platform) to the master spa pack on the left hand
side. If you connect to the slave heater pack, you will get
an “SLA” error message and not all functions will work
properly.
LED LIGHT ASSEMBLY
One light is located on a step riser and the other is part of the self clean system located under the swim jets.
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IMPORTANT ELECTRICAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETY COMES FIRST. WHEN INSTALLING & USING THIS ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT,
BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS MUST ALWAYS BE FOLLOWED!
1 READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
2 Electrical installation must be completed by a qualified electrician in accordance with all National, Regional and Local
Codes and Regulations in effect at the time of installation.
3 Connect only to a dedicated circuit protected by a class ‘A’
two-pole ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
4 Use copper conductors only!
5 The hot tub equipment and all electrical plugs, outlets and
lights within 1.5m (5ft) of the unit must be G.F.C.I protected.
Consult your electrician or local electrical authority for further
details.
6 A green colored terminal or a terminal marked “G”, “GR”,
“Ground”, or “Grounding” is located inside the supply terminal box or compartment. To reduce the risk of electric shock,
this terminal must be connected to the grounding means
provided in the electric supply service panel with a continuous copper wire equivalent in size to the circuit conductors
supplying the equipment.
7 At least two lugs marked “BONDING LUGS” are provided
on the external surface or on the inside of the supply terminal box or compartment. To reduce the risk of electric shock,
connect the local common bonding grid in the area of the hot
tub to these terminals with an insulated or bare copper conductor not smaller than No.6 AWG (Canada/Europe) / No.8
AWG (USA).
8 All field installed metal components such as rails, ladders,
drains or other similar hardware within 3 m (10 ft) of the hot
tub shall be bonded to the equipment grounding bus with
copper conductors not smaller than No.6 AWG.
IMPORTANT NOTE:
• This guide is for standard installations where the wire run
is 15 m (50 ft.) or less. For longer wire runs, consult a qualified electrician.
G.F.C.I./R.C.D. APPLICATION GUIDE FOR
HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA SERIES
NORTH AMERICA
Aquasport
Aquasport 19DTFX Gold
Aquasport 19DTFX Platinum
Aquatrainer
Aquatrainer 19DTFX Gold
Aquatrainer 19DTFX Platinum
50A
40A spa / 50A swim
50A spa / 50A swim
60A
40A spa / 60A swim
50A spa / 60A swim
EUROPE (single phase)
Aquasport
Aquasport 19DTFX Gold
Aquasport 19DTFX Platinum
Aquatrainer
Aquatrainer 19DTFX Gold
Aquatrainer 19DTFX Platinum
40A
20A spa / 40A swim
20A spa / 40A swim
40A
20A spa / 40A swim
20A spa / 40A swim
WIRE SIZE
NORTH AMERICA
• The minimum wire size for systems that require a 40A GFCI is # 8/3 c/w ground (also referred to as # 8 gauge / 4 conductor).
• The minimum wire size for systems that require a 50A GFCI is # 8/3 c/w ground (also referred to as # 8 gauge / 4 conductor).
• The minimum wire size for systems that require a 60A GFCI is # 6/3 c/w ground (also referred to as # 6 gauge / 4 conductor).
EUROPE
Standards for amperage breakers may vary from country to country in the CE controlled area. Please consult your local installer
for advice on breaker level and wire specifications. Some examples are below:
Breaker of 13A –wire must be 1.5 mm2
Breaker of 16A—wire must be 2.5 mm2
Breaker of 20A—wire must be 4.0 mm2
Breaker of 32A—wire must be 6.0 mm2
NOTE: Please consult your applicable electrical codes related to the size of conductors as they may vary from what is
stated above. Take into consideration the length of cable as well and increase as required.
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NORTH AMERICA – GFCI INSTALLATION
NOTICE
Installation of the GFCI - Circuit Breaker, including ampere sizing and selection of conductor size and
type, must be performed by a qualified electrician in accordance with the National Electrical Code, or
the Canadian Electrical Code, and all Federal, State/Provincial and local codes and regulations in effect at the time of installation. Hydropool highly recommends the use of a new Siemens GFCI breaker
for all of its products. Other GFCI’s and older Siemen’s GFCI’s may have tripping issues.
240 VOLT AQUASPORT
SINGLE GFCI WIRING
(MASTER ONLY)
240 VOLT SWIMSPA
SINGLE GFCI WIRING
MASTER / SLAVE HEATER
240 VOLT SWIMSPA
DUAL GFCI WIRING
MASTER / SLAVE HEATER
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EUROPE – R.C.D. INSTALLATION - TYPICAL
NOTICE
Important Note: Installation of the R.C.D. - Circuit Breaker, including ampere sizing and selection of
conductor size and type, must be performed by a qualified electrician in accordance with National,
Regional and Local Codes and Regulations in effect at the time of installation.
230 VOLT SINGLE
PHASE RCD WIRING
230 VOLT DUAL
PHASE RCD WIRING
230 VOLT THREE
PHASE RCD WIRING
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ACCESSORIES
OPTIONAL WATERFALL PILLOWS (19FX AND 19DTFX
MODELS ONLY)
The adjustable “Waterfall Jet” helps release the body’s natural endorphins that act as a natural pain suppressor and
help to relieve stress, headaches and pain. Simply activate
the hydrotherapy pump from the electronic keypad and adjust the on/off control to adjust the water flow to your liking.
NOTE: When not in use, remove the pillows to extend
the life of the pillow.
OPTIONAL DREAM SCENTS AROMATHERAPY SYSTEM
Operational Instructions:
This exclusive aromatherapy system is independent from the
Hydroflex Air Therapy System and uses liquid scents.
To operate the system is very simple:
1) To fill begin by opening the cap “counterclockwise” on the
unit and remove. There are arrows on the cap to indicate the
direction in which to turn the cap to open. Then fill the reservoir
with your favorite Dreamscents liquid scent (or equivalent).
To replace cap perform the reverse of the above directions.
2) Now the system is ready to work: just push the button to
release the scent into the hot tub and repeat to add more liquid
scent as desired, please note by turning the button clockwise
you can lock it so that any accidental pushing of the button will
not result in adding unwanted liquid scent when not desired.
To unlock turn button counter-clockwise.
FILTER/ICE-BUCKET LIDS
The filter and ice-bucket covers
provide that finishing touch to
your Hydropool swim spa. As the
covers are identical to each
other, simply place over either
opening for a finished appearance.
SAFETY HARDCOVER LOCKS
The ASTM approved safety hard cover is sectional and
designed to have each piece installed/removed separately.
Simply place the cover pieces on the swim spa connecting
each section with the Velcro tabs and 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. CAUTION
Always ensure the safety hard cover is in
place and locked whenever the swim spa is
not being used. Failure to do so may cause
damage or cracking to the acrylic surface
not covered under the warranty.
OPTIONAL OZONE
All Hydropool swim spas are factory prepared to accommodate ozonators.
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AQUACORD TETHER SYSTEM
Should you desire a tether resistance swim or excercise, simply lift the cap of the Aquacord tether anchor and slip one end of
the Aquacord onto the anchor and the other around your waste. Adjust the Aquacord length so that your extended arm has at
least 46 cm (18 in.) of clearance from the end of the swim spa. NOTE: The anchor should be lubricated monthly.
OPTIONAL SUMMER COVER
Keep your swim spa warm and ready for spontaneous usage while conserving energy and staying secure to prevent unwanted debris from entering your swim spa. With the additional tether straps you can easily clip it in place to the Aquacord
tether system to keep it in place at all times. Although, if the acrylic surface of your swim spa is to be exposed to direct
sunlight for long periods of time, it must be covered or damage will occur.
SWIM STEPS (optional)
ROWING KIT (optional)
To assist in the entry and
exit of the swim spa Hydropool offers either a matching
three tier Natural Western
Cedar (pictured in inset
above) or a four tier Universal Step in either matching
Espresso or Driftwood color
with black railings.
The Aquatic Rowing Kit is
a combination of stainless
steel oars and resistant
tether cords that attach to
a swivel anchors allowing
a full rowing motion.
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OPTIONAL I-COMMAND SYSTEM
The Smart Phone App that is designed as a wireless hot tub control which allows you to
pick the water care settings that fit your schedule. Adjust filtration and temperature settings
and create the ideal hot tub experience from inside your home. This option is supported by
your iPhone®, iPOD touch® and iPAD®. Android Smartphones will be available mid summer 2014. Please contact your local retailer for more information.
If your hot tub comes with this option installed, you need to activate the App Store Icon
from your IPOD menu. Type in “in.touch Gecko” into the search field to find the application (Gecko Home or World Editions) and download from iTunes using your user name
and password.
The in.touch world edition allows you to use the Internet anywhere in the world to control
your spa.
The in.touch home edition allows you to control your spa using your home WiFi network.
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Go to the Wi-Fi Networks screen by touching the Settings Icon. The network named
in.touch should appear on the list.
Press on it to select the in.touch network. Once you’ve selected it, wait until the WiFi
icon appears on the top left corner of the screen. This icon shows that your iDevice is
now connected to the network.
You can now start the application by finding the icon for the in.touch application and
tapping to open it.
The first time you use the app a message will tell you to add a spa to your list. You
must add your hot tub to the list in order to configure it and use it with the application.
Once you tap Ok, you will see a list of visible hot tubs. Tap on yours. Name it when
prompted. (NOTE: Both your hot tub and your iDevice must be in range of your
home WiFi System to ensure proper operation).
Go to Settings in the in.touch app and select WiFi Connection. Choose the network
you want your spa to connect to (i.e. your home WiFi). If the network has a security
key, enter it when prompted.
Home Network - Go to the WiFi settings section on your device and choose the same
network.
Internet (World Edition only) - Once your spa is connected to the internet, you can use
your in.touch world edition any time your device is also connected to the internet, even
if you are away from home. The green icon with the word “Linked” beside it will appear
at the top righthand corner of the My Spas page to confirm your connection.
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FILLING, CHECKING AND STARTING YOUR SWIM SPA
CHECKING
Although your swim spa was thoroughly water-tested in the
factory, some loosening of fittings can occur during shipping.
Before any decking, tiling or carpeting is completed around
the installation, fill and operate your hot tub to test for leaks
(this ensures easy access and inexpensive correction).
Check all union connections and plumbing for minor leaks.
In the event of a leak, ensure all union connections and
pump plugs are tight and all o-rings/gaskets are in place.
STARTING
Before applying voltage to power-up your swim spa, it is
very important that you understand the sequence of events
that occur when the system is activated in order that the
pump can be primed efficiently and damage to the system
can be avoided.
•
Turn the main power “on” at your electrical panel.
•
Follow the control instructions for your particular model
swim spa to put the pump into low speed.
See section HYDROPOOL CONTROL SYSTEMS
PUMP PRIMING/RELEASING AN AIR LOCK
• On some systems a message will appear on the display
indicating that the system is in PUMP PRIMING MODE.
This mode will last for 4 to 5 minutes before automatically
entering the normal operation mode. See complete details
for your spa in section HYDROPOOL CONTROL SYSTEMS
When the pump is located below water level, the water
should start circulating immediately. If the motor works but if
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 (inset 2), 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 pump(s) does 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). Repeat if necessary.
PROPER WATER LEVEL
FILLING
• When adding water for the first time, the swim spa should
be filled through the skimmer opening (helps to prevent air
locks) using a standard garden hose, turning the tap on
slowly to prevent damage to the surface by a jerking hose
connection.
• Pull up the handles on the intake and return gate valves
and clip on the stem locks. (handles are pulled up when
valves are open and pushed down when valves are
closed).
•
Ensure the drain valve is closed.
•
Ensure that all jets are open.
See section JET & FEATURE OPERATION
•
Fill the swim spa to the recommended level as indicated by the “MIN” and “MAX” marks on the weir door
of the skimmer opening.
• Important: Under NO circumstances should the pump(s)
be allowed to operate without priming beyond 5 minutes, as
this may not only cause unwarrantable damage to the pump,
it may also cause the control system to go into an overheat
condition.
Definition: ‘Priming’ a pump is a term used to describe the
process in which air trapped in the plumbing and pump
wetend (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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RELEASING AIR TRAPPED IN FILTER...
• When the pump starts circulating, it will be necessary to
release trapped air in the filter. Carefully loosen the air 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.
• Turn the Hydrotherapy pump(s) on and re-check for leaks.
The control system will automatically return the pump(s) off
after 15 minutes.
• Adjust the hot tub heat control at the topside panel to the
desired water temperature.
• Adjust water balance (pH, TA, calcium hardness) to recommended levels and add sanitizer once the water temperature
reaches 20oC (68oF).
AIR VENT VALVE
See section SWIM SPA WATER BALANCE
• Keep insulated safety hard cover on the hot tub, and the
air controls closed during the entire heat up process.
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HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA SERIES CONTROL SYSTEMS
NORTH AMERICA / EUROPE
HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA – IN.XE SPA PACK SERIES
INITIAL START-UP
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
FUNCTIONALITY AND ADJUSTMENT
After you manually exit or the system automatically exits
Priming Mode, your hot tub will automatically heat to the factory preset default temperature of 38°C (100°F) The topside
panel will briefly show the default temperature, and then the
display will show (- - - oF) and time (12:00 pm).
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.
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
At initial power-up, the system will do a lamp test where all
of the segments and LED’s are lighting up. Then the system
will show the software part number, the software revision
and then the low level selection.
After the initial software indicators are shown, the display will
flash between temperature (- - - oF) and time (12:00 pm).
This display is indicating that the system is in PUMP PRIMING MODE. In this mode pump 2 (if installed) will run for one
minute and then it will turn off and the system will activate
pump 1 to run for one minute before automatically exiting
and entering the normal operation mode.
While in this mode, the heater circuit is disabled to allow the
priming process to be completed without the possibility of
energizing the heater element during low flow or no flow
conditions. The system will not automatically activate any of
the functions, however, by pushing the pad on the topside
control, the pump can be manually activated to facilitate
priming.
Definition: ‘Priming’ a pump is a term used to describe the
process in which air trapped in the plumbing and pump wetend (referred to as an ‘air lock‘) is released, allowing the
pump to move water efficiently through the plumbing system
and to the jets.
Press the keypad to increase the temperature to the desired
setting. The heat indicator light on the topside panel will turn
on indicating that the display shows the desired temperature,
NOT the current water temperature.
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 5 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.
The temperature can be adjusted from 15°C (59°F) to 40°C
(104°F) in 0.5°C (1°F) increments.
Heater Function
In a regulation cycle, the system first generates water flow
through the heater housing and the plumbing, in order to
ensure accurate water temperature readings as well as
avoiding heater activation in dry conditions.
The system verifies periodically that all parameters are within
the normal range.
If the readings received from the system are not valid, blanks
(- - -) will be displayed until normal readings have been successfully found.
After verifying pump activation and taking a water temperature reading if required, the system automatically turns the
heater on to reach and maintain water temperature at the set
point. The heater indicator lights up when the heater is on, It
flashes when there is a request for more heat but the heater
has not started yet.
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HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA SERIES CONTROL SYSTEMS
NORTH AMERICA / EUROPE
GECKO IN.XE3 19DTFX SPA CONTROLS GOLD
KEYPAD FUNCTIONS AND DISPLAY ICONS
JET 1 KEY WHICH
CONTROLS PUMP 1
ECON KEY WHICH
SETS THE ECONOMY
MODE
ILLUM KEY WHICH
CONTROLS THE
LIGHTING
FILTER KEY WHICH
SETS THE FILTER
CYCLES
TEMP + KEY WHICH CONTROLS
THE TEMPERATURE AND
SCROLLS THROUGH THE MENUS
TEMP - KEY WHICH CONTROLS
THE TEMPERATURE AND
SCROLLS THROUGH THE MENUS
OTHER DISPLAY ICONS
CLOCK ICON SHOWS UP ON THE DISPLAY WHEN PROGRAMMING THE TIME OF
DAY AND FILTER CYCLE SETTINGS.
TEMPERATURE ICON SHOWS UP ON THE DISPLAY WHEN YOU PRESS EITHER
TEMPERATURE KEY INDICATING THAT YOU ARE ADJUSTING THE TEMPERATURE.
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HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA SERIES CONTROL SYSTEMS
NORTH AMERICA / EUROPE
GECKO IN.XE5 AQUASPORT CONTROLS / 19DTFX SPA CONTROL PLATINUM
KEYPAD FUNCTIONS AND DISPLAY ICONS
JET 1 KEY WHICH
CONTROLS PUMP 1
ECON KEY WHICH
SETS THE ECONOMY
MODE
JET 2 KEY WHICH
CONTROLS PUMP 2
FILTER KEY WHICH
SETS THE FILTER
CYCLES
ILLUM KEY WHICH
CONTROLS THE
LIGHTING
TEMP + KEY WHICH CONTROLS
THE TEMPERATURE AND
SCROLLS THROUGH THE MENUS
TEMP - KEY WHICH CONTROLS
THE TEMPERATURE AND
SCROLLS THROUGH THE MENUS
OTHER DISPLAY ICONS
CLOCK ICON SHOWS UP ON THE DISPLAY WHEN PROGRAMMING THE TIME OF
DAY AND FILTER CYCLE SETTINGS.
TEMPERATURE ICON SHOWS UP ON THE DISPLAY WHEN YOU PRESS EITHER
TEMPERATURE KEY INDICATING THAT YOU ARE ADJUSTING THE TEMPERATURE.
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HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA SERIES CONTROL SYSTEMS
NORTH AMERICA / EUROPE
GECKO IN.XE5 AQUATRAINER CONTROLS
KEYPAD FUNCTIONS AND DISPLAY ICONS
JET 1 KEY WHICH
CONTROLS PUMP 1
PROGRAM KEY WHICH ALLOWS YOU TO
ENTER THE PROGRAMMING MENU TO SET
THE AUTOMATIC PARAMETERS
JET 2 KEY WHICH
CONTROLS PUMP 2
ON/OFF KEY USED TO MANUALLY
TURN ON AND OFF THE ECONOMY MODE
JET 3 KEY WHICH
CONTROLS PUMP 3
3
TEMP + KEY WHICH CONTROLS
THE TEMPERATURE AND
SCROLLS THROUGH THE MENUS
TEMP - KEY WHICH CONTROLS
THE TEMPERATURE AND
SCROLLS THROUGH THE MENUS
ILLUM KEY WHICH
CONTROLS THE
LIGHTING
Use the (+) or (-) keys to set desired water temperature or raise or lower values in a menu.
Use the (<) or (>) keys to move between selections.
OTHER DISPLAY ICONS
CLOCK ICON SHOWS UP ON THE DISPLAY WHEN PROGRAMMING THE TIME
OF DAY AND FILTER CYCLE SETTINGS.
TEMPERATURE ICON SHOWS UP ON THE DISPLAY WHEN YOU PRESS
EITHER TEMPERATURE KEY INDICATING THAT YOU ARE ADJUSTING THE
TEMPERATURE.
FILTER ICON INDICATING THAT THE SPA IS IN A FILTER CYCLE.
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PUMP 1 FUNCTION
ECONOMY MODE
Press the JET1 keypad to activate Pump 1
Economy Mode allows you to set the
water temperature back 20oF (10oC)
during the programmed times of the
day for automatic operation or for as
long as the system is set by using the
Keypad for manual operation. To set the automatic operation you must enable the automatic programming, you
must enter the start time, and you must enter the duration
of the cycle. To set manual operation you simply need to
press the ECON/ON-OFF key on the keypad. In manual
mode the display will show “Eco” when you turn the
mode on and “noE” when you turn it off.
1st press – turns the pump on low speed
2nd press—turns the pump on high speed
3rd press – turns the pump off
PUMP 2 FUNCTION
Press the JET2 keypad to activate Pump 2
1st press – turns the pump on high speed
2nd press—turns the pump off
PROGRAMMING THE ECONOMY MODE
PUMP 3 FUNCTION (if equipped)
Press the JET3 keypad to activate Pump 3
1st press – turns the pump on high speed
2nd press—turns the pump off
PUMP AUTOMATIC TIME-OUTS
High speed – 15 minutes
Low speed – 30 minutes
SETTING THE TIME OF DAY
In order to set the time of day you must press
and hold the FILTER/PROGRAM key for 5 seconds. The display will show the time of day with
the hours flashing. Use the temperature keys to
change the hours. A press of the FILTER/
PROGRAM key will then flash the minutes. Once again
use the temperature keys to change the minutes. A final
press of the FILTER/PROGRAM key will program the time
and continue on to program the filter cycle and economy
mode operations.
FILTER CYCLES
To program the filter cycles, you must enter the
duration of the cycle and frequency of the cycle.
During a filter cycle the pumps run for one minute to purge the plumbing and then the filtration
pump runs for the remaining duration of the filter
cycle.
PROGRAMMING THE FILTER CYCLE
After you have successfully set the time of day, you will
continue on to program the filter cycle. You must press
and hold the FILTER/PROGRAM key for 5 seconds. The
display will show the time of day with the hours flashing. A
press of the FILTER/PROGRAM key will then flash the
minutes. A press of the FILTER/PROGRAM key will display FS (filter start time). Use the temperature UP and
DN keys to select the start time. A press of the FILTER/
PROGRAM key will display FD (filter duration). Use the
temperature UP and DN keys to select the duration (0-24
hrs). A press of the FILTER key will display FF (filter frequency). Use the temperature UP and DN keys to set the
frequency (1-2). A final press of the FILTER/PROGRAM
key will program the filter cycles and continue on to program the economy mode operation.
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After you have successfully set the time of day and filter
cycles, you will continue on to program the economy
mode. A press of the FILTER/PROGRAM key will display
EP (economy mode programming). Use the temperature UP and DN keys to turn off or on (0-1). A press of the
FILTER/PROGRAM key will display ES (economy start).
Use the temperature UP and DN keys to set the start time.
A press of the FILTER/PROGRAM key will display ED
(economy duration). A press of the temperature UP and
DN keys will select the duration (1-24 hrs). A press of the
FILTER/PROGRAM key will display a flashing F. Use the
temperature UP and DN keys to toggle between F and C.
Press the FILTER/PROGRAM key to exit the programming.
STANDBY / DRAIN ASSIST MODE
A long press of 5 seconds will enable the
“STANDBY MODE”. This mode allows you to
stop all outputs including all automatic functions
such as a filter cycle, heating requests and
smart winter mode purging for 30 minutes to perform
quick spa maintenance. When the “STANDBY MODE” is
activated, the display will toggle between the “OFF” message, the “CLOCK” and the water temperature.
Press either Pump 1 or the Pump 2 key to restart the system before the expiration of the 30 minute delay.. The spa
light will flash a few seconds before the end of the 30 minutes to warn you the system is about to resume its normal
operation and the display will then show “ON” for 3 seconds. Once the “OFF” mode is enabled, a quick press of
the Pump 1 key will activate the “DRAIN MODE” and the
filtration pump will turn on and run for 30 minutes. If your
tub has not been completely drained down you can simply
press the Pump 1 button again to continue the cycle. A
press of any key will disable the “OFF” and “DRAIN” mode
and resume its normal operation.
SMART WINTER MODE
Smart Winter Mode protects your system from
the cold by turning the pumps on several times a
day to prevent water from freezing in the pipes.
The Smart Winter Mode indicator turns on when in this
mode of operation.
PURGE CYCLES
The purge cycles are programmed to begin at the start of
each filter cycle. Pump 2 activates for 1 minute, shuts off
and then Pump 1 activates for 1 minute and then shuts
off.
OPTIONAL OZONATOR
If the temperature drops to 4°C (39°F) within the heater
chamber, the system automatically activates the pump to
provide freeze protection. The pump will operate until the
temperature reaches 5°C (41°F) before returning to normal system mode.
The ozonator operates during FILTER CYCLES only and
remains off for 30 minutes after usage.
COOL DOWN
After heating the spa water to the desired set point, the
heater is turned off, but the filtration pump remains on for
a certain amount of time to ensure adequate cooling of the
heating element in order to prolong the useful life of the
heater. The heater icon flashes during this time.
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TOPSIDE PANEL DISPLAY MESSAGES
Hr - An internal hardware error has been detected
Prr - The Prr error message indicates a problem with the regulation probe. The system is constantly verifying if the tem
perature probe reading is within its normal limits.
HL - The water temperature at the heater has reached 119oF (48oC). Do not enter spa water.
FLO - The system did not detect any water flow while the filtration pump was running.
UPL - No low level configuration software has been downloaded into the system.
AOH - The temperature inside the spa skirt is too high, causing the internal temperature in the spa pack to increase
above the normal limits.
OH - The water temperature in the spa has reached 108oF (42oC). Do not enter spa water.
OPTIONAL VARIABLE AIR THERAPY
SYSTEM CONTROL FUNCTIONS:
Press: Blower button on main control to activate system.
1) ON/OFF :
Press 1: The Blower starts at maximum Speed. LED: ON
Press 2: The blower stops. LED: OFF
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2) TO CONTROL SPEED:
Press 1 and hold: Speed goes up or down, LED: ON when pressing. Release
pressure at the desired speed.
3) TO CONTROL PULSATION:
Press 1: Slow Pulsation Cycle, LED: ON.
Press 2: Quick Pulsation Cycle, LED: Flashes.
Press 3: Pulsation Cycle OFF, LED: OFF.
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3
JET AND FEATURE OPERATION
BVK Ozone Jet
Ozone Cluster Jet
Cluster Storm
Cluster Storm
Cluster Storm
Mini Storm
Directional Jet
Hot Water
Return Jet
Poly Storm
Acupressure Jet
Thigh Jet
Poly Storm
Multi Massage Jet
Poly Storm
Rifle Jet
Corestream Jet
JET WATER FLOW ADJUSTMENT
Your Hydropool hot tub features adjustable water flow on
specific hydrotherapy jets. To reduce the flow: grasp the
outer flange of the jet, and turn clockwise approximately a
1/4 turn. When it hits the stop, the jet is considered closed,
and flow will be restricted. To increase the flow: from the
closed position, turn the jet counterclockwise approximately
1/4 turn. When it hits the stop, the jet is open, and there is
maximum jet flow. Do not attempt to turn the jet past the
stop, as this will unclip the jet internal from the socket.
Power Storm
Resonator Jet
Mini Storm
Galaxy Jet
Mini Storm
Massage Jet
Power Storm
Rifle Jet
Mini Storm
Multi Massage Jet
Power Storm
Twin Roto Jet
Wide Stream Jet
INTERCHANGING JET INSERTS
A great feature for custom tailoring the jets in your Hydropool hot tub to suit your personal hydrotherapy needs.
Jets of like size and dimension may be interchanged with
each other, for example, if you wished to swap a Poly
Storm Directional jet for a Poly Storm Twin Roto jet, or a
Mini Storm Twin Roto jet for a Mini Storm Directional jet.
CLEANING STAINLESS STEEL JETS:
Use a Cleaner such as Brasso or Stainless Steel Cleaner
to bring back the lustre to your Stainless Steel parts after
each drain and fill. This must be done otherwise the
stainless steel will discolor and possibly rust due to chemical exposure.
CLEANING OPTIONAL BELLAGIO
WATERFALL JETS
1 Put hot tub in Stand By Mode.
2 Rotate outer ring of Bellagio Jet Counter Clockwise to
remove cover.
3 Grab center nozzle, pull it out to clean and then rinse.
4 Reassemble in reverse order.
JET AIR FLOW ADJUSTMENT
Your Hydropool hot tub features adjustable airflow on specific hydrotherapy jets. To stop the flow: push the toggle
button to the off position. When it hits the stop, the air is
closed, and airflow will be restricted. To turn on the flow:
push the toggle button to the on position. When it hits the
stop, the air control is fully opened. For maximum operating
efficiency, the air controls must remain closed when your hot
tub is not in use.
BELLAGIO SEQUENCE FILTER
This filter must be cleaned at each drain and refill of your
hot tub to ensure proper functionality of the Acupressure
Sequence Massage. It is located behind the door in the
equipment area. To access the filter screen turn large
canister section of the assembly counter-clockwise till the
apparatus separates revealing screen filter. Run filter under tap to clean out any
debris and reassemble in
reverse order.
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JET INSERT REMOVAL & REPLACEMENT
POLY/MINI STORM DIRECTIONAL & TWIN ROTO
POWER STORM MASSAGE & TWIN ROTO
TO REMOVE:
• Turn the jet counter-clockwise to unclip & pull out of socket.
TO RE-INSTALL:
• Push the jet into the socket until it snaps into place, ensuring the square
pin on the back of the jet lines-up with the groove in the socket flange.
DIVERTER VALVE
Your HYDROPOOL hot tub is equipped with a diverter valve.
It allows you to direct the flow of the water to different zones
in your hot tub.
ALWAYS: return the valve handle to the middle position before exiting the hot tub.
OPTIONAL WATERFALL CONTROL (19FX ONLY)
If your hot tub was ordered with the optional waterfall feature, then you will have a waterfall flow control valve. The waterfall feature was designed to provide a gentle cascade of water into the bathing area of the spa. Simply turn the top of the control clockwise for less water flow, and counterclockwise for more water flow.
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ADJUSTABLE FLOW CONTROL (Aquatrainer ONLY)
Your Hydropool swim spa is equipped with 1 DIVERTER
valve to control and adjust water flow to suit individual user
preference. The pump 1 (P1) DIVERTER valve provides
variable water flow adjustment between the lower centre
swim jet (providing added buoyancy and variable swim resistance), and the hydrotherapy jets on the bucket seats, or
a combination of both.
AQUAFLEX CURRENT CONTROL (Aquatrainers only)
This system allows for the swimmer to vary the flow of water
and adjust the swim intensity of the jets. Allows quick adjustment to level of fitness the swimmer is accustomed to from
Novice to Triathlete. This option has keypads near the swim
end so that they can easily adjust their swim without having
to go back to the main keypad area and eliminates the need
for manual diverters.
NOTE: You should always start from a full on or full off
position to ensure you have consistent water flow. Failure to do so may unbalance the system requiring it to
be recalibrated.
AIR CONTROLS
WATER FLOW
PUMP 1
WATER FLOW
PUMP 3
WATER FLOW
PUMP 2
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OPTIONAL HYDROPOOL SURROUND SOUND AUDIO AND DOCKING STATION
DOCKING YOUR AUDIO DEVICE
The Docking Station is compatible with all alternate audio sources such as IPOD, USB and
MP3 players.
To install any audio device:
1 Locate and open the Docking Station door by
gently pulling upward on the handle.
2 Remove the connector cover prior to plugging
in your audio source. Always keep the cover
on when the docking station is not in use.
3 Center the device over the Docking Station
Adaptor and connect.
4 Close the Docking Station door once you
have begun using your device.
Audio source placement in pop out tray (device not included)
HYDROPOOL SURROUND SOUND STEREO RECEIVER
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
15.
16.
Power ON / OFF button, MUTE button.
SELECT button
MODE button (Radio-->USB-->AUX-IN-->BT MUSIC)
BAND function
Radio preset 1 button, Play/Pause button
Radio preset 2 button, Intro button
Radio preset 3 button, Repeat Play button
Radio preset 4 button, Random Play button
Radio preset 5 button, Directory Up button
Radio preset 6 button, Directory Down button
SCAN button
DISP (display) button
A.PS - Auto Preset Scan button
LOUD (loudness) button
Tune Up/Down button, Track Up/Down button
Volume Up/Down button
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OPTIONAL HYDROPOOL SURROUND SOUND AUDIO AND DOCKING STATION
(continued)
RADIO OPERATION
Radio Operation
Press MOD button (3) to select Radio mode. Station frequency is indicated on display.
To Select Band
Press BD/FN button (4) to toggle through radio modes as follows.
FM1-->FM2-->FM3-->AM1-->AM2-->FM1.
Manual / Seek tuning button (15)
Press this button quickly to activate the Seek mode. The Seek mode will automatically seek up or down the wave
band and stop at the next station of sufficient signal strength. Press and hold tuning button for 2 seconds to enter
manual tuning mode. The unit will revert back to Seek mode after 10 seconds without use.
Manual Station store
Select the desired band and tune to a radio station to be memorized. Choose the preset button memory location
span 1-6 into which the station is to be stored and press and hold that preset button for 2 seconds.
The station will now be entered into the preset memory. 6 stations can be memorized on each of the FM1, FM2,
FM3, AM1, AM2 bands.
A.PS - Auto Store function (13)
Press and hold A.PS button for approximately 2 seconds until you hear a beep which confirms the memory function
is engaged. The unit will search for six strong stations and automatically store them on buttons 1 - 6. (FM/AM only)
You can override the preset station on any button by manually setting a new frequency.
Scan function (11)
In Radio mode, press the SCAN button to scan strong stations. At the desired station press the SCAN button to stop
scanning.
Program Memory Scan
Momentarily press A.PS and the unit will scan for stored stations. Momentarily press it again to stop scanning.
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OPTIONAL HYDROPOOL SURROUND SOUND AUDIO AND DOCKING STATION
(continued)
USB OPERATION
USB Operation
With a USB stick connected, press MOD button (3) to select USB mode.
Note: The music in the USB stick must be of mp3 or wma format The USB drive is for USB drives only. Do not attempt to hook up any other portable media forms as they will not be recognized.
Play / Pause button (5)
Push this button to Pause playback. Push it again to resume playback.
Intro Scan button (6)
Short push INT to hear the first 10 seconds of each track in the USB. Press and hold INT for 2 seconds to hear the
first 10 seconds of each track in the current directory. Simply push INT again to return to normal play mode.
Repeat play button (7)
Short push RPT button to play the current track repeatedly. Press and hold RPT for 2 seconds to play all the tracks
in current directory repeatedly. Simply push RPT button again to return to normal play mode.
Random play button (8)
Short push RDM button to play all the tracks in the USB in a random sequence. Press and hold RDM for 2 seconds
to play all the tracks in current directory randomly. Simply push RDM button again to return to normal play mode.
Directory UP or Down button (9,10)
Simply push the Directory UP or Down button to select the next or previous directory. If the USB stick does not contain directories, it would play the track at 10- file when you push Directory Down button (9), and play the track 10+
file when you push Directory UP button (10).
ID3 Display button (12)
While a MP3 or WMA track is playing, pushing DIS button (12) repeatedly to display the ID3 information in a sequence of: TITLE-->FILE-->ARTIST-->ALBUM-->CLOCK-->-->ELAPSE TIME.
Track Up or Down button (15)
Simply press Track Up or Down button (15) to select the next or previous track. Press and hold the button to advance the track rapidly in forward or backward direction.
File or Directory Search button (13)
To search file: Short push A.PS button, the push VOL+/- button to search the tracks upward or downward in one
track step. At your desired track, press BD button to confirm your selection and it will automatically begin to play the
track.
To search directory: Press and hold A.PS button for 2 seconds, then push VOL+/- to search the directory upward or
downward in one step directory step. At your desired directory, press BD to confirm your selection. Then search
sub-directory and file as above method.
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OPTIONAL HYDROPOOL SURROUND SOUND AUDIO AND DOCKING STATION
(continued)
GENERAL CONTROLS
1. POWER ON/OFF button, MUTE button (1)
With the unit off, press the Power button (1) to turn on the unit. A quick press of the Power button while “on”
results in the MUTE function. With the unit on, press and hold for more than 2 seconds to turn off the unit.
2. SELECT button (2)
Press SEL button (2) repeatedly to select the desired mode in the following order.
BASS-->TREBLE-->BALANCE-->FADER-->EQ
At each feature, press VOL UP/DOWN button to adjust to the desired level. If the key or one of the keys is not
pressed within 5 seconds, the radio automatically switches into volume control mode. Please note that if EQ
setting is chosen, then you will not be able to access BASS and TREBLE functions. This is because the stereo
has pre-chosen those levels for you. You may adjust BASS and TREBLE if EQ is in the OFF position.
3. VOLUME Control (16)
Press volume up or volume down button (16) to increase or decrease volume. Current volume setting is briefly
indicated on the display panel from 00 to 45.
4. MODE Selection (3)
Press MODE button (3) to cycle through available program sources as follows:
Radio-->USB-->AUX-->BT MUSIC
Note: A valid USB drive must be inserted into the USB port in order for that mode to appear.
5. CLOCK/TIME Adjustment
In Radio mode, press DIS button (12) once to display the time.
A. Press and hold the DIS button (12) until time flashes on the display.
B: Press VOL up (16) to set hour.
C: Press VOL down (16) to set minute
D: Press DIS button (12) again quickly to accept the adjusted time. If no button is pressed within 5 seconds, then
the unit would automatically accept the adjusted time without further intervention from the user.
6. LOUD Control
When listening to music at low volume levels, this feature will boost the bass and treble response. This action will
compensate for the reduction in bass and treble performance experienced at low volume. Press the LD button
(14) once to turn LOUD ON, LOUD icon would appear on the display panel. Press the LD button (14) once again
to turn LOUD OFF, and LOUD icon would disappear from the display panel.
7. Sub-woofer
To turn on the sub-woofer, select SUB-W mode by pressing and holding the SEL button (2) until SUB-W appears
on the display panel. Then press VOL +/- (16) to switch between SUB-W ON and SUB-W OFF.
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OPTIONAL HYDROPOOL SURROUND SOUND AUDIO AND DOCKING STATION
(continued)
OPTIONAL SPEAKERS
You have the option to customize your audio features so that you can use
your home stereo system in combination with the pop up speakers installed on the swim spa. It is the sole responsibility of the end user to ensure the proper installation and operation of the system and Hydropool is
not responsible for any defects or repairs as a result of workmanship and/
or faulty wiring.
NOTE: Any damage to the speakers are the sole responsibility of the
end user. Each speaker is rated 50 watts, 2-channel, 4-8 ohms per
channel.
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SWIM SPA WATER BALANCE – GENERAL OVERVIEW
NOTABLE POINTS
• The reliability and longevity of your swim spa support equipment are directly related to how well water quality is maintained!
• The small volume of water in your swim spa is easily affected
by the introduction of oils, lotions, perspiration and chemicals. It
is imperative that you give your swim spa regular attention to
maintain clean, safe and balanced water to prevent premature
damage and/or failure (corrosion/calcification) to the support
equipment. Maintaining proper swim spa water balance and
sanitizer levels is extremely important. Neglected hot water will
allow bacteria to quickly spread.
• The mineral content of swim spa water increases due to water
evaporation, sanitizers and other chemicals. If the mineral concentration, particularly calcium, becomes too high, the minerals
will literally “drop” or precipitate out of the water and deposit on
the swim spa 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 chartWATER BALANCE SUMMARY FOR YOUR SWIM SPA
• It is also very important that Total Alkalinity (the ability of the
water to resist a change in pH) be maintained in the recommended range as indicated in the chart WATER BALANCE
SUMMARY FOR YOUR SWIM SPA
• Although there may be two identical swim spa models right next
door to each other, the maintenance requirements will be different, dependant on such factors as:
– bather load
– frequency of use/quantity of bathers
– different body chemistry
– sun vs. shade
– temperature
WARNING
CHEMICAL HANDLING SAFETY HINTS
• Never pre-mix chemicals with each other prior to adding
to hot tub water.
• Add only one chemical to the water at a time.
• Always add chemicals to water and not vice-versa.
• Chemicals may be corrosive, so handle with care and
store in a cool dark place.
• Never smoke near chemicals as most are flammable
• Ensure any spilled chemicals are carefully cleaned up
immediately.
• Always have the POISON CONTROL telephone number
handy in the event of an emergency.
• Keep chemicals out of children‘s reach
• Wear safety glasses and gloves when handling chemicals.
INITIAL WATER FILL & BALANCE
1 Make sure the swim spa is circulating.
2 Add a sequesterant (stain and scale controller). Allow water
to circulate for an hour before adding anything else to the swim
spa water.
3 Add a Shock / oxidizing agent .
4 Add sanitizing tablets (Bromine or Chlorine) to the dispenser:
For these reasons, it is very important to develop proper swim
spa water maintenance habits and follow your Hydropool retailer’s recommended water maintenance procedures.
DISPENSER
CHECK VALVE
ASSEMBLY DISPENSER
Your Hydropool swim spa
comes with a built in bromine/
chlorine dispenser, (located in
the lid of the cartridge filter
housing),
refer to section
CARTRIDGE FILTER for
details on removing and reinstalling the lid. Once the
filter lid is removed, you’ll
notice a clear 2.5 cm (1”) diameter tube extending from
the bottom of the lid.
Heater and other component failure due to
improper water balance is not covered under
Expose the large Refill hole at the end of the tube and add 5 or 6
warranty.
tablets. Do not overfill dispenser as performance will be affected.
Turn to expose the largest area and allow water to circulate for 3 or
4 hours before testing level. Adjust to lesser area as necessary to
maintain a level of 3 –5 PPM Sanitizer.
Floating dispenser: As above, add 6 or 7 tablets, adjust initially to ‘5’,
allow water to circulate for 3 to 4 hours, then test.
The tablets will dissolve slowly over a 10-14 day period, depending
on setting, and use of the hot tub.
5 Test pH and Total Alkalinity and also adjust accordingly.
Expose the large Refill hole at the end of the tube and add 5 or 6
tablets.
Do not overfill dispenser as performance will be affected. Turn to
expose the largest area and allow water to circulate for 3 to 4 hours
before testing level. Adjust to lesser area as necessary to maintain a
level of 3-5 PPM Sanitizer.
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GLOSSARY OF COMMON WATER MAINTENANCE TERMS
1 CHLORINE – in granular, liquid or puck/tablet form, is an oxidant and biocidal agent. It is very effective and fast acting. Recommended chlorine residual level is 3.0 to 5.0 ppm.
2 CHLORAMINES – a compound formed when chlorine combines with nitrogen or ammonia present in the water. When allowed to
go unchecked, it causes eye and skin irritation and is indicated by a strong chlorine odor.
3 ONE-PART BROMINE – also available in puck/tablet form, is another type of oxidant/biocidal agent, and is introduced into the hot
tub water via a brominator. Recommended bromine residual level is 3.0 to 5.0 ppm
4 TWO-PART BROMINE – composed of a liquid or powder component introduced manually into the water on a weekly basis, and a
granular component that is added daily or as the hot tub is used.
5 BROMAMINES – are formed when bromine destroys nitrogen-bearing organic matter. Unlike chloramines, bromamines don’t
cause eye irritation, however, when allowed to go unchecked, will cause an objectionable odour.
6 SHOCK – the practice of adding an oxidizing agent to hot tub water to destroy ammonia, nitrogenous and organic contaminants
(chloramines and bromamines)
7 pH – a logarithmic value expressing the relative acidity or basicity of a substance (such as hot tub water) as indicated by the hydrogen ion concentration. pH is expressed as a number on a scale of 0 to 14, where 0 is most acidic, 1 to 7 being acidic, 7 considered
neutral, 7 to 14 being basic, and 14 being most basic. The ideal range for hot tub water is 7.4 to 7.6 ppm
8 pH INCREASER – raises the pH level of the water.
9 pH DECREASER – lowers the pH level of the water.
10 TOTAL ALKALINITY (TA) – the amount of carbonate, bicarbonate and hydroxide compounds present in the water that 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.
12 CALCIUM HARDNESS – the calcium portion of the total alkalinity which represents 70 to 75% of total hardness. Calcium concentrations determine whether water is ‘soft’ - too little calcium, or ‘hard’ -too much calcium.
13 CALCIUM BOOSTER – increases the calcium level.
14 TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (TDS) – a measure of the total amount of dissolved matter in the water (calcium, carbonates, bicarbonates, magnesium, metallic compounds, etc.)
15 SEQUESTERANTS (STAIN AND SCALE CONTROLLERS) – keeps dissolved metals and minerals in the water from attacking
the hot tub shell and support equipment components.
16 DEFOAMER – removes foam build-up from the water surface. At best, this is a temporary remedy, as excessive foam is merely a
symptom of improper water balance (typically high organic residue and/or high pH).
17 CARTRIDGE FILTER CLEANER – degreases and cleans cartridge filters.
18 OZONATOR – generates Ozone (a gaseous molecule composed of 3 atoms of oxygen) and is injected into the hot tub water for
the oxidation of water contaminants.
19 TEST KIT – used to monitor specific chemical residual or demands in the water. May be in the form of litmus strips or liquid drops.
20 PPM – abbreviation for ‘parts per million’, the unit of measurement used in chemical testing which indicates the parts by weight in
relation to one million parts by weight of water. Essentially identical to the term mg/L - milligrams per liter.
WATER BALANCE SUMMARY FOR YOUR SWIM SPA*
SANITIZER (ppm)
Chlorine
Bromine
MIN
1.0
1.0
IDEAL
3.0 - 5.0
3.0 - 5.0
MAX
5.0
5.0
CHEMICAL
PH
Total Alkalinity (TA)
7.2
80
7.4 - 7.6
80 - 120
7.8
180
Calcium Hardness
150
200 -400
500 -1000
*National Spa & Pool Institute recommended levels for residential spas/hot tubs
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WATER BALANCE TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
Cloudy Water
POSSIBLE CAUSES
Microscopic particles too small to filter out.
High Total Alkalinity
High pH levels
High Calcium Hardness
SOLUTIONS
Test and adjust all water balance elements
and add flocculent* to cause the particles to
combine together so they can be filtered
out. Increase filter cycle time.
Test these water balance elements and
adjust to recommended parameters.
Scale
(White/Grayish Deposit)
High Calcium Hardness
Test calcium hardness level and treat with
sequesting agent* or perform partial drain/
refill.
Skin Eye Irritation
Improper pH and/or Total Alkalinity levels
Test water balance and make the appropriate changes.
Excessive Foam
Buildup of body oils or cosmetics
If no water line is present you can try using
defoamer* to break up the contaminants
and then a clarifier* to help filter them away.
If a water line is present the spa may need
to be drained and cleaned. Either way, the
filter should be thoroughly cleaned by soaking over night in bleach. An oil absorbing
sponge can help in preventing this in the
future. Increase filter cycle time.
Laundry detergent residual in swimwear
Excess organic contaminants
Prevent by running an extra rinse cycle on
washing machine or re-rinse well by hand
Some organic matter is prone to causing
foamy water as it breaks down in the filter
(maple leaves especially). Generally using
defoamer* to break up the contaminants,
then a clarifier*
To help filter them away followed by thoroughly cleaning your filter will clear up the
problem. It may however be necessary to
drain and refill your spa if the foaming is
quite excessive.
Low Calcium Hardness
Test calcium hardness and if necessary
increase with calciumchloride*
Corrosion/Etching
Presence of metals in water (iron, copper,
etc)
Test total alkalinity levels and if necessary
increase with sodium bicarbonate*
Discoloured Water
(Clear v. turbid water)
Presence of metals in water (iron, copper,
etc)
Treat with chelating* or sequestering agent*
Unstable pH
Low Total Alkalinity levels
Test total alkalinity levels and if necessary
increase with sodium bicarbonate*
pH resistant to changing
High Total Alkalinity levels
Test total alkalinity levels and if necessary
decrease with sodium bisulfate* or muriatic
acid*
* Contact your local Hydropool retailer for
specific product recommendation
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ROUTINE SWIM SPA MAINTENANCE
REVIEW CHEMICAL HANDLING
SAFETY HINTS
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)
4 Remove and spray cartridge filter with garden hose and reinstall (see section CARTRIDGE FILTER)
5 Remove and clean out skimmer basket (see section
CLEANING THE SKIMMER BASKET)
6 Add Shock / oxidizing agent
7 Inspect union connections for o-ring and gasket leaks Tighten if loose
8 Clean stainless steel controls as indicated on page 29.
MONTHLY
Soak your filter cartridge in a filter cartridge cleaning solution. Rinse thoroughly and, if possible, allow to dry before
re-installing. Hydropool recommends purchasing a second
filter so that while the first is cleaning, the other is clean
and ready to install
QUARTERLY
Drain hot tub at least once per quarter and clean the acrylic
shell surface with a non-abrasive cleaner designed specifically for acrylic surfaces. See sections CHANGING THE
HOT TUB WATER and DRAINING YOUR SWIM SPA
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CLEANING THE SKIMMER BASKET
1 Activate the STANDBY/DRAIN ASSIST mode
2 Remove the skimmer basket by pulling the weir door forward, and pulling the basket up and towards the front
3 Remove debris from basket. (Note: Avoid hitting the
basket against objects to knock debris loose as this
may damage the unit)
4 Reinsert basket
5 Take the system out of 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
LOCKING
RING
CARTRIDGE FILTER
The cartridge should be cleaned every two to four weeks,
depending on the amount of use. Signs that the filter requires
cleaning include:
• Reduced jet power
• Hazy gray water
• Rattling noise in the pump or filter
• Heater not working
AIR VENT
VALVE
FILTER LID
BUILT IN CHEMICAL
DISPENSER
REMOVAL
1 Activate the STANDBY/DRAIN ASSIST mode.
2 Remove the filter cover and open the small, black air vent /
bleeder valve on the top of the filter lid.
3 Lift the Gray 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.
5 Separate the inner and outer core from each other by pushing the inner core out.
OUTER CORE
CARTRIDGE FILTER
ELEMENT
INNER CORE
CLEANING
6 With a garden hose and spray nozzle, hose off the cartridge
element, ensuring to carefully separate every pleat.
7 To remove collected lotions, body oils, etc. soak the cartridge in warm water and a filter cleaning/emulsifying compound (available at your HYDROPOOL retailer).
8 A cleaning cylinder may be purchased from your HYDROPOOL Hot tub Retailer.
9 Rinse thoroughly and dry before replacing.
10 Hydropool recommends purchasing a spare filter cartridge
so that you always have a clean substitute ready to rotate.
11 After the element has dried - if necessary, lightly brush
between pleats with a fine paint-brush to remove remaining dirt particles.
FILTER HOUSING
CLEANING THE ACRYLIC SURFACE
The acrylic surface can be cleaned and polished using a soft
cloth and acrylic cleaner, available at your Hydropool retailer.
• Important: Do not use detergents - the
remaining residues will adversely affect
water chemistry, making it difficult to
maintain proper water balance
• Do Not use abrasive cleaners – damage
to the acrylic surface will occur.
Do not use a wire brush or other devise
to clean cartridge element.
Do not put in dishwasher or washing machine.
SAFETY HARD COVER
When a swim spa is uncovered, over 90% of heat is lost from
the water surface. This evaporation also affects the chemical
balance and could create humidity problems indoors. HYDROPOOL Safety Hard Covers are engineered for maximum
thermal efficiency and appearance. They are hinged in the
middle for easier handling, and the zip fastener allows the
tapered foam inserts to be changed if damaged. The skirt of
the safety hard cover hugs the lip of the swim spa 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 swim spa.
Do not drag the safety hard cover across the swim spa 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.
RE-INSTALLATION
12 Place the cartridge filter back into the filter housing.
13 Replace the filter housing lid, pushing it down to seat, ensuring that the lid o-ring does not become twisted.
14 Hydropool recommends 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.
15 Install the filter lock-ring, turning clockwise until the lock
tab snaps into place.
16 Close the air vent/bleeder valve.
17 Take the system out of STANDBY/DRAIN ASSIST mode.
18 When the pump starts circulating on low speed, it will be
necessary to release trapped air in the filter. Carefully
loosen the air vent/bleeder 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.
NEVER LEAN OR STAND ON YOUR HARDCOVER.
The cover should be cleaned at least twice a year with a vinyl
moisturizer and protector.
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11 To completely flush the old water from the plumbing lines:
allow fresh water to fill into the foot-well area while the old
water continues to be pumped out. Always keep at least
10cm (4 in.) of water in the foot-well so that pump 1 remains primed.
12 When the water from the drain hose turns clear (indicating
fresh fill water), flush is complete.
13 Turn OFF the filtration pump.
14 Close the drain-hose bib on the swim spa plumbing line
and continue filling swim spa with fresh water.
15 Place cover on swim spa (to avoid splash-out).
16 Open filtration pump return gate valve.
17 Press any button on the topside control panel (other than
the pump 1 button) to take the system out of STANDBY/
DRAIN ASSIST mode. Filtration pump and the heater will
activate to circulate and heat the water while filling continues. This also reduces the possibility of an airlock occurring.
18 Continue adding fresh fill water until level is approximately
19mm (3/4 in.) from the top of the skimmer opening.
19 Once fill is complete, remove the #10 rubber expansion
plug from the bottom of the skimmer housing.*
20 If the filter housing was opened to replace the cartridge
filter, it will be necessary to release trapped air from the
filter housing by carefully loosening the small black air
vent/bleeder valve located on the top of the filter housing.
When water begins to escape close the air vent valve.
21 In the unlikely event of a pump air lock (pump 1 is operating but there is no water movement from the jets), refer to
section PUMP PRIMING/RELEASING AN AIR LOCK
CHANGING THE SWIM SPA WATER
The water in your swim spa must be carefully monitored and
drained regularly as required, depending on size and
amount of use. Draining at least once annually is strongly
recommended and offers the opportunity for inspection of
jets and suction fitting covers. If your swim spa 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 litres) of you swim spa by 13.5 and then devide
by the average number of bathers each day.
Formula
(_______ ÷ 13.5 ) ÷ (________) = (________)
Volume of water
in litres
Average daily
bathers
Days
between
water
changes
EXAMPLE:
1000 liters divided by 13.5 divided by 2 = 37 days. The swim
spa water must be changed when the amount of dissolved
solids becomes excessive, and is usually indicated by “gray”
or dull looking water.
DRAINING YOUR SWIM SPA
REFER TO FIGURE 1 & FIGURE 2
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Locate nearest drain facility (Check your local bylaws).
Put the hot tub control system into STANDBY/DRAIN
ASSIST mode. The system will automatically exit
Standby Mode after 1 hour and resume normal operating
functions.
Remove the skimmer basket so that the hole beneath it is
accessible, and insert the #10 rubber expansion plug
provided.
Attach garden hose to hose bib located on plumbing line
beside the hot tub control system.
Run garden hose to drain location.
Open hose bib.
Close filtration pump return gate valve next to the hose
bib (this directs the water out the drain hose).
Activate the circ pump.
Monitor the swim spa while it drains.
Use the second garden hose to wash down interior surface as the swim spa continues to drain. A sponge may
also be used to wipe down the interior surface.
* It may be necessary to put system into STANDBY/
DRAIN ASSIST* mode in order to remove plug.
FIGURE 1
FIGURE 2
WATER SOFTENERS
Never fill a swim spa 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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FILTER CARTRIDGE
CHEMICAL FEEDER
OZONATOR
PUMP
DRAIN HOSE
SKIMMER/PRE-FILTER
FLOOR VACUUM
THE SELF-CLEANING MODE INDICATOR
This worry-free indicator is located on the topside control display. The display will indicate “SCLn” on the display ensuring that the Self-Clean and Eco Heat Systems are both functioning and reassuring you of your family’s safety and protection.
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CABINET WING-LOCKS
The high quality wing-locks provided on your Hydropool
Swim Spa cabinet not only firmly secure the equipment access panel, they also serve as convenient handles for removal and replacement. In order to maintain optimum performance and extended life, Hydropool recommends lubricating twice annually with a silicone based lubricant.
RECOMMENDED PRODUCT: Super-Lube silicone
based lubricant (or equivalent) available at major retailers.
CAUTION: Do not use a petroleum based
lubricant, as this will cause premature deterioration of the lock seal.
LUBRICATION POINT
PROTECTING YOUR CABINET WOOD FINISH
Some HYDROPOOL swim spa cabinets are made from Western red cedar and are factory stained. Once stained, cedar
weathers well, and with proper care will maintain its beauty for many years. In order to maintain the translucent finish and
to enhance the wood grain beauty staining must be performed on a regular basis. These protective finishes stabilize the
wood grain and build a durable, breathable water-repellent barrier between the wood surface and the elements. These
products are available from your local building supply center..
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WINTERIZING YOUR HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA
In the event that you do not wish to use your swim spa year-round, it is very important that you properly winterize to
protect against damage from freezing. Your Hydropool retailer can perform this service for a nominal fee. If you
choose to winterize your swim spa yourself, please follow the directions outlined below:
• Drain the swim spa entirely see section - DRAINING YOUR SWIM SPA
• Remove and clean the cartridge filter element see section - CARTRIDGE FILTER
• Using a wet/dry utility vacuum, remove remaining water from the jet openings, filter cartridge housing, and footwell.
• Either pour or use a turkey-baster where necessary to add potable biodegradable RV antifreeze to areas such as
pump wet end, jet channels, filter housing, blower channels.
DO NOT USE AUTOMOTIVE ANTIFREEZE.
• Important: mixing potable biodegradable RV antifreeze with water significantly reduces its ability to protect
against freezing. Therefore, it is very important ALL water is removed from the swim spa plumbing before adding.
• 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 swim spa shell.
• Turn pump on for only a few seconds to circulate the antifreeze.
• Unthread and disconnect all unions in the support equipment area. Remove lowest winter drain plug on pump face
plate. Repeat for all pumps, where applicable.
• Cover exposed plumbing connections with plastic bags and duct tape.
• Where practical, disconnect swim spa support equipment and store in a dry heated area.
• Install the safety hardcover, and cover the entire swim spa 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 swim spa has been properly installed on a reinforced concrete pad to eliminate
lifting of the swim spa due to hydrostatic ground water pressure.
NOTE:
When winterizing your swim spa, make sure that the swim spa is fully covered to ensure that the acrylic is
not damaged from expose to the sun and to prevent any snow or debris from entering into the swim tank.
When empty, ensure that the shell is properly supported with cross members and that the solid state or
backfillable frame system is locked in place. Ensure the supporting wall and lip anchors are locked down
properly as they will no longer have the additional load of the weight of the water impacting them.
If you are not 100% confident that your swim spa is properly winterized, please consult
your authorized HYDROPOOL Swim Spa Retailer. Caution recommends that an authorized Hydropool Retailer winterize your swim spa in the initial year. Damage as a result
of freezing is not covered by the warranty.
Drain Plug
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GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING CONTINUED
…POWER FAILURE OR SYSTEM FAULT DURING
COLD WEATHER CONDITIONS
If your control system will not reset, (ie. GFCI trips) or if your
pump will not circulate for any other reason, place a low
wattage space heater under the cabinet in the equipment
area. This will delay the risk of freezing while a service appointment is scheduled.
WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF...
…POWER FLUCTUATIONS
The power supply into your home is, for the most part,
fairly consistent.
However, when local power demand is high, there is a
tendency for the voltage entering your home to drop
(sometimes significantly) or fluctuate.
This condition is referred to as a ‘brown-out’. Although
safeguards have been built into the system to protect
against this condition, supply voltage may drop low
enough, if even for a second, to cause the system to
display a ‘ghost’ message. Should this occur or if the
display shows partial messages, try resetting the system
by turning power to the swim spa, waiting a few minutes,
then turning power on again. If this does not reset the
system, contact your local Hydropool retailer or service
organization.
Always follow the manufacturers instructions when locating and placing a portable electric space heater into service.
Ensure that safe clearance to combustible surfaces is maintained. Do not leave
unattended.
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