BREEZE , SPRAY & SURF
50Hz OWNER'S MANUAL
230V 50Hz System
Owner's Record
Locating the Spa Serial Number:
The spa serial number label is located inside the equipment compartment. Equipment
compartment access panel is below the spas 4-button topside control panel. You will need the
spa model and serial number to properly register your spa and activate coverage. Write your spa
information in the space provided.
DATE PURCHASED:
PURCHASED FROM:
SPA MODEL:
See page 7
SERIAL NUMBER:
Please read this Owner’s Manual carefully, as it is designed to provide you with the information
you will need to ensure the safe, secure use of your spa.
IMPORTANT: Watkins Manufacturing Corporation reserves the right to change specifications
and/or design without notification and without any obligation.
SPA DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT
Model
Spa Seating
Length
Width
Height
Dry Weight
Breeze™
5 person
221 cm
196 cm
86 cm
194 kg
4 person
155 cm
178 cm
81 cm
145 kg
Spray
5-6 person
198cm
87cm
163kg
Surf™
Liters
1098
776
1001
CAUTION
DO NOT OPERATE SPA BEFORE READING THIS MANUAL
Failure to read this manual and follow its instructions may result in unsafe operation and or
permanent damage to your portable spa.
Most cities require permits for exterior construction and electrical circuits. In addition, some
communities have codes requiring residential barriers such as fencing and/or self-closing gates on
the property to prevent unsupervised access to a pool or spa by children. Be sure to check with
your local agencies for specific requirements.
If you need additional information and/or assistance, please contact your local Dealer.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE
PAGE
SAFETY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS.....................................................................................................................................1
IMPORTANT SPA INSTRUCTIONS.............................................................................................................................................4
INSTALLATION
PLANNING A LOCATION FOR YOUR SPA................................................................................................................................5
PLACING THE SPA.......................................................................................................................................................................6
EQUIPMENT ACCESS
EQUIPMENT ACCESS PANEL....................................................................................................................................................7
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENT....................................................................................................................................................8
CONFIGURING SYSTEM ............................................................................................................................................................9
CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT (26°C - 40°C)........................................................................................................................10
JETS OPERATION......................................................................................................................................................................10
MULTI COLOR LED LIGHT........................................................................................................................................................10
FILTER CYCLES .........................................................................................................................................................................10
OPERATIONAL MODES.............................................................................................................................................................11
SMART WINTER MODE ............................................................................................................................................................11
DIAGNOSTIC LCD MESSAGE.................................................................................................................................................12
COMPONENT OPERATION
SPA COMPONENT OPERATION..............................................................................................................................................13
FILL-UP AND START-UP INSTRUCTIONS
FILLING THE SPA WITH WATER..............................................................................................................................................14
APPLYING POWER....................................................................................................................................................................14
ADDING START-UP CHEMICALS
WATER CHEMISTRY GUIDELINES..........................................................................................................................................15
SPA MAINTENANCE
FILTER CARTRIDGE MAINTENANCE.....................................................................................................................................16
SURFACE CARE.........................................................................................................................................................................17
COVER CARE.............................................................................................................................................................................17
CABINET CARE ..........................................................................................................................................................................17
SPA LED REPLACEMENT.........................................................................................................................................................17
DRAINING OR WINTERIZING
DRAINING YOUR SPA ...............................................................................................................................................................18
WINTERIZING YOUR SPA.........................................................................................................................................................18
TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES
NO COMPONENT OPERATION................................................................................................................................................19
PUMP DOES NOT OPERATE, BUT THE LIGHT DOES.........................................................................................................19
POOR JET ACTION....................................................................................................................................................................19
WATER IS TOO HOT...................................................................................................................................................................19
SAFETY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
AVOIDING THE RISK TO CHILDREN
DANGER:
• RISK OF CHILD DROWNING. Extreme caution must be exercised to prevent unauthorized access
by children. To avoid accidents, ensure that children cannot use a spa unless they are supervised at
all times.
WARNING:
• To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to use this product unless they are closely
supervised at all times.
• To reduce the risk of injury, lower water temperatures are recommended for young children. Children
are especially sensitive to hot water.
• The device should not be used by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
metal capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they receive supervision or training.
DO:
• Make sure you always lock the child resistant locks after using the spa for your children’s safety.
Every spa is equipped with a locking cover that meets the ASTM F1346-91 Standard for Safety
Covers.
• Test the water temperature with your hand before allowing your child to enter the spa to be sure that
it’s comfortable. Children are especially sensitive to hot water.
• Remind children that wet surfaces can be very slippery. Make sure that the children are careful when
entering or exiting the spa.
DON’T:
• Allow children to climb onto the spa cover.
• Allow children to have unsupervised access to the spa.
AVOIDING THE RISK OF ELECTROCUTION
Risk of Electrocution
• Connect only to a grounded source.
• Do not bury the power cord. A buried power cord may result in death or serious personal injury due
to electrocution if direct burial-type cable is not used, or if improper digging occurs.
• A ground terminal (pressure wire connector) is provided on the control box inside the unit to permit
connection of a minimum 6 mm² solid copper bonding conductor between this point and any metal
equipment, metal water pipe, metal enclosures of electrical equipment, or conduit within 1.5 m of the
unit as needed to comply with local requirements.
WARNING:
• To reduce the risk of electrical shock, replace a damaged cord immediately. Failure to do so may
result in death or serious personal injury due to electrocution.
• Your spa is provided with a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter for user and equipment protection. To
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ensure proper operation of this important safety device, test according to the following instructions
per electrical configuration.
In order to avoid a hazard due to inadvertent resetting of the thermal cut-out, this appliance must not
be supplied through an external switching device, such as a timer, or connected to a circuit that is
regularly switched on and off by the utility.
A ground terminal is provided on the control box. To reduce the risk of electric shock, connect this
terminal to the grounding terminal of your electrical service or subpanel with a continuous green,
insulated copper wire. The wire must be equivalent in size to the circuit conductors supplying the
equipment. In addition, a bonding terminal (pressure wire connector) is provided on the outside of
the control box for bonding to local ground points. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this connector
should be bonded with a 8 mm² solid copper wire to any metal ladders, water pipes, or other metal
within 1.5 m of the spa to comply with local requirements. The means of disconnection must be
readily accessible, but must be installed at least 1.5 m from the spa.
Your spa requires a suitably rated circuit breaker to open all ungrounded supply conductors.
Your spa must be supplied by a ground fault circuit interrupter - residual current device (RCD) - with
a tripping rating not exceeding 30 mA in an electrical subpanel. Before each use of the spa and
with the unit operating, push the TEST button on the breaker. The switch should click over to the
“Trip” position. Wait 30 seconds and reset the GFCI breaker by switching it completely off and then
completely on. The switch should then stay on. If the interrupter does not perform in this manner, it
is an indication of an electrical malfunction and the possibility of an electric shock. Disconnect the
power until the fault has been identified and corrected.
IMPORTANT: Failure to wait 30 seconds before resetting the GFCI may cause the spa’s Power
Indicator (on the control panel) to blink. If this occurs, repeat the GFCI test procedure.
DANGER: RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
• Install spa at least 1.5 m from all metal surfaces. A spa may be installed within 5 feet of a metal
surface if each metal surface is permanently connected by a minimum 6 mm² solid copper conductor
attached to the wire ground connector on the terminal box that is provided for this purpose if in
accordance with your national electrical code.
• Do not permit any electrical appliances, such as a light, telephone, radio, or television within 1.5 m
of a spa. Failure to maintain a safe distance may result in death or serious personal injury due to
electrocution if the appliance should fall into the spa.
• Install your spa in such a way that drainage is away from the electrical compartment and from all
electrical components.
DO:
• Be sure your spa is connected to the power supply correctly - use a licensed electrical contractor.
• Disconnect the spa from the power supply before draining the spa or servicing the electrical
components.
• Test the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter(s) before each use.
DON’T:
• Use the spa with the equipment compartment door removed.
• Place electrical appliances within 1.5 m of the spa.
• Use an extension cord to connect the spa to its power source. The cord may not be properly
grounded and the connection is a shock hazard. An extension cord may cause a voltage drop, which
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will cause overheating of the jet pump motor and motor damage.
• Attempt to open the electrical control box. There are no user serviceable parts inside.
RISKS TO AVOID
DANGER: RISK OF INJURY
• DO NOT sit in the filter compartment area. Sitting in this area can cause:
a) Restriction of Filter Pump suction/vacuum
b) Damage to components
• Both can result in bodily harm. Should damage occur to components in this area, replace
immediately!
To reduce the risk of injury to persons, DO NOT remove floating weir, basket, and filter located in
the filter compartment while the spa is running.
• The suction fittings in the spa are sized to match the specific water flow created by the pump. Never
replace a suction fitting with one rated less than the flow rate marked on the original suction fitting.
• There is a danger of slipping and falling. Remember that wet surfaces can be very slippery. Take
care when entering or exiting the spa.
• Never operate spa if the suction fittings are broken or missing.
• People with infectious diseases should not use the spa.
• Keep any loose articles of clothing or hanging jewelry away from rotating jets or other moving
components.
Increased side effects of medication
• The use of drugs, alcohol or medication before or during spa use may lead to unconsciousness with
the possibility of drowning.
• Persons using medications should consult a physician before using a spa; some medication may cause
a user to become drowsy, while other medication may affect heart rate, blood pressure, and circulation.
• Persons taking medications which induce drowsiness, such as tranquilizers, antihistamines or
anticoagulants should not use the spa.
Health problems affected by spa use
• Pregnant women should consult a physician before using spa.
• Persons suffering from obesity or with a medical history of heart disease, low or high blood pressure,
circulatory system problems, or diabetes should consult a physician before using spa.
Unclean water
• Keep the water clean and sanitized with correct chemical care. The recommended levels for your
spa are: Free Available Chlorine (FAC):
3.0-5.0 ppm Total Alkalinity:
40 - 120 ppm
Water pH:
7.2 - 7.8
Calcium Hardness: 50- 150 ppm
IMPORTANT: Turn jet pump on for at least ten minutes after adding ANY spa water
chemicals into the filter compartment.
• Clean the filter cartridge monthly to remove debris and mineral buildup which may affect the
performance of the hydromassage jets, limit the flow, or trip the high-limit thermostat which will turn
off the entire spa.
AVOIDING THE RISK OF HYPERTHERMIA
Prolonged immersion in hot water can result in HYPERTHERMIA, a dangerous condition which
occurs when the internal temperature of the body reaches a level above normal 37ºC. The symptoms of hyperthermia include unawareness of impending hazard, failure to perceive heat, failure
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to recognize the need to exit the spa, physical inability to exit the spa, fetal damage in pregnant
women, and unconsciousness resulting in a danger of drowning.
WARNING:
The use of alcohol, drugs, or medication can greatly increase the risk of fatal hyperthermia in hot
tubs and spas.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY:
• The water in the spa should never exceed 40°C. Water temperatures between 38°C and 40°C are
considered safe for a healthy adult. Lower water temperatures are recommended for extended use
(exceeding 10 minutes) and for young children. Extended use can cause hyperthermia.
• Pregnant or possibly pregnant women should limit spa water temperatures to 38°C. Failure to do so
may result in permanent injury to your baby.
• Do not use spa immediately following strenuous exercise.
AVOIDING THE RISK OF SKIN BURNS:
• To reduce the risk of injury, before entering a spa the user should measure the water temperature
with an accurate thermometer.
• Test the water with your hand before entering the spa to be sure it’s comfortable.
SAFETY SIGN
A SAFETY SIGN in the owner’s package. The sign, which is required as a condition of Product
Listing, should be permanently installed where it is visible to the users of the spa.
IMPORTANT SPA INSTRUCTIONS
The following contains important spa information, and we strongly encourage you to read and
apply them.
DO:
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Use and lock the vinyl cover when the spa is not in use, whether it is empty or full.
Follow the Spa Care and Maintenance recommendations stated in this manual.
Use only approved accessories and recommended spa chemicals and cleaners.
Provide adequate drainage to deal with overflow water.
DON’T:
• Leave the spa exposed to the sun without water or the vinyl cover in place. Exposure to direct
sunlight can cause solar distress of the shell material.
• Roll or slide the spa on its side. This will damage the siding.
• Lift or drag the cover by using the cover lock straps; always lift or carry the cover by using the handles.
• Attempt to open the electrical control box. There are no user serviceable parts inside. Opening of the
control box by the spa owner will void the warranty. If you have an operational problem, carefully go
through the steps outlined in the Troubleshooting section. If you are not able to resolve the problem,
contact your authorized dealer. Many problems can easily be diagnosed over the telephone by an
Authorized Service Technician.
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INSTALLATION
PLANNING A LOCATION FOR YOUR SPA
Consider these things when determining where to place your spa.
SAFETY FIRST:
Make sure your spa is positioned so access to the equipment compartment and side panels
will not be blocked. Be certain your installation will meet all city and local safety codes and
requirements.
PLANNED USE OF SPA:
How you intend to use your spa will help you determine where you should position the spa. For
example, will you use it more for recreational or therapeutic purposes? If your spa is mainly for
family recreation, leave plenty of room around it for activity and lawn furniture. If you will use it
more for relaxation and therapy, you’ll probably want to create privacy around the spa.
PRIVACY:
Think of your surroundings during all seasons to determine your best privacy options. Consider
the view of your neighbours when you plan the location of your spa.
VIEWS:
Think about the direction you will be facing when sitting in your spa. Do you have a special
landscape you will find enjoyable? Perhaps there is an area that has a soothing breeze during the
day or a lovely sunset in the evening.
ENVIRONMENT:
If you live in a climate with a snowy winter and hot summer, a place to change clothes or a house
entry near the spa is convenient. A warmer climate may require shade from the hot sun. Consider
placement of trees, shrubs, patio cover or perhaps a gazebo structure to provide what you will
need. Indoor installations require adequate ventilation. When the spa is in use, considerable
amounts of moisture are produced. This moisture can damage walls and ceiling surfaces over
time. Special paint is available to resist moisture damage. Remember that spas periodically
require drainage, so plan your environment accordingly.
KEEP CLEAN:
Prevent dirt and foliage from being tracked into your spa by utilizing concrete for paths and access
areas. Check the location of spill paths from gutters, trees, and shrubs.
SERVICE ACCESS:
Many people choose to install tile or custom wood around their spas. If you are installing your tub
with custom decorative trimming, remember to allow for access to it for service. Should you need
service, a technician may need to remove the tub’s door panel, or access it from beneath. It is
always best to design special installations so the spa can still be moved, or lifted from the ground.
A GOOD FOUNDATION:
Your new spa needs a good solid foundation. The area your spa sits on must be able to support
the spa, the water in it and those who use it. If the foundation is inadequate, it may shift or settle
after the spa is in place, causing stress to the shell or components. NOTE: Do Not shim your spa
in any manner, as this could cause the cabinet to warp, thereby voiding the warranty.
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BE AWARE:
Damage caused by inadequate or improper foundation support is not covered by the spa warranty.
It is the sole responsibility of the spa owner to provide a proper foundation for the spa.
Make sure the foundation where the spa is placed drains water away from the spa. Proper
drainage will keep components dry from rain and wet weather.
Your spa weight must always be considered when installing your spa. If you are installing it on an
elevated wood deck or other structure, it is advisable to consult a structural engineer or contractor
to ensure the structure will support the weight.
IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT A QUALIFIED, LICENSED CONTRACTOR
PREPARE THE FOUNDATION FOR YOUR SPA.
A reinforced concrete pad at least 10 cm thick is recommended for your spa. The reinforcing rod
or mesh in the pad should be attached to a bonding wire.
INDOOR INSTALLATION:
Be aware of some special requirements if you place your spa indoors. Water will accumulate
around the spa, so flooring materials must provide a good grip when wet. NOTE: The Ice Bucket
drain on the Monterey spa is designed to drain at the bottom exterior of the spa. Therefore, any
water accumulated at the backside of the spa is probably water draining from the Ice Bucket, and
not a spa leak. Proper drainage is essential to prevent a build-up of water around the spa. When
building a new room for the spa, it is recommended that a floor drain be installed. The humidity
will naturally increase with the spa installed. Water may get into woodwork and produce dryrot,
mildew, or other problems. Check for airborne moisture’s effects on exposed wood, paper, etc. in
the room. To minimize these effects, it is best to provide plenty of ventilation to the spa area. An
architect can help to determine if more ventilation must be installed.
PLACING THE SPA
CHECK THE DIMENSIONS OF YOUR SPA:
Compare the spa dimensions to the width of gates, sidewalks, and doorways along the delivery
route used to bring the spa into your yard. It may be necessary for you to remove a gate or
partially remove a fence in order to provide an unobstructed passageway to the installation
location. Also, keep in mind—if you are using special equipment to place your spa into an area it
will be necessary to include those measurements and weights.
PLANNING A DELIVERY ROUTE:
Check the width of gates, doors and sidewalks to make sure your spa will pass through
unobstructed. You may have to remove a gate or part of a fence to allow for adequate width
clearance. If the delivery route will require a 90-degree turn, check the measurements at the turn
to ensure the spa will fit. Check for protruding gas meters, water meters, A/C units, etc., on your
home which will cause obstructions along the delivery path to your yard. Check for low roof eaves,
over hanging branches or rain gutters that could be an obstruction to overhead clearances.
SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES:
The use of a crane for delivery and installation is primarily to avoid injury to your spa, your
property or to delivery personnel.
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EQUIPMENT ACCESS
EQUIPMENT ACCESS PANEL
Topside Control Panel
Slat
Slat
Equipment Access Panel Door
Screw
Electrical Recess & Drain Hose
To access the equipment compartment:
• Remove 1 vertical slat and 3 screws on each side of Equipment Access Panel Door.
• Remove 6 screws from Equipment Access Panel Door to remove door.
• Remove screws from Black ABS Door to access Equipment Compartment.
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Black ABS Door
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Equipment Compartment
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ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENT
DO NOT POWER THE SPA WITHOUT FIRST FILLING WITH WATER!
DANGER – RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
Installations that do not conform to the following procedures and requirements may expose
users to electric shock. Non-conforming installations will not be covered under warranty.
The electrical wiring of this spa must meet the requirements of your National Electric code and any
applicable state or local codes. The electrical circuit must be installed by an electrical contractor
and approved by a local building electrical inspection authority.
1. Installations within 1.5 m of any metal surfaces must ground the metal surfaces to the spa. Use
an 8 mm² solid copper wire and attach it to the grounding lug on the control box, located in the
equipment compartment.
2. Only a licensed electrician may install power to the spa.
3. Power supply installation must include a suitably rated ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) as
required by your National/local code. The circuit breaker must be dedicated and should not be
shared with any other appliances. It must be labeled and easily accessible to users.
4. The electrical supply for the spa must include a suitable circuit breaker to open all ungrounded
supply conductors to comply with your National/local code. The disconnecting means must be
readily accessible to the spa’s occupant but installed at least
1.5 m from the spa water.
5. Power supply lines can use a 13 amp plug, or be hard wired into the power pack. A plug-type
cord must be plugged into a GFCI box. When hard wired, the use of a shut-off box near the
spa is also recommended. This box provides a quick and convenient method to shut off power
to the spa for emergencies and maintenance.
6. Supply lines must be properly sized as per your National/local electric code. A ground line must
be provided that is as large as the largest current carrying conductor, but no less than 6 mm².
Use copper wiring only.
7. Please open the front cover of the control box, and follow the instructions and wiring diagram
printed on the backside.
8. 230V HARD WIRED SPAS
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Wire size must be appropriate per your
national electric code and/or local codes.
Wire size is determined by length of run from
breaker box to spa and maximum current
draw.
All wiring must be copper to ensure adequate
connections. Do not use aluminum wire.
Equipment access is below
the topside control panel on
most spas.
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ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
CIRCUIT BREAKER REQUIREMENTS:
A new GFCI circuit breaker with a 30 mA limit must be used for your spa installation. Do not use
an existing breaker, as its condition is unknown.
The 230V 50Hz systems use a single electrical service (one 13 amp or one 20 amp breaker) using
3 wires. The 3 wires are 1 line (brown) + 1 neutral (blue) + 1 protective earth (green/yellow) ON
either system, the spa must be connected to a dedicated GFCI circuit breaker (30 mA limit) that is
not shared with any other equipment. Do not use extension or plug type cords of any kind.
CONFIGURING SYSTEM
CONFIGURING YOUR SPA TO 13 OR 20 AMP SYSTEM:
When using a 230V 50Hz 13 amp or 20 amp system, attach the wires to the terminals as shown
below.
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On a 13 amp system, the spa heater will ONLY work when the pump is in the low speed.
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Using a 20 amp system will allow the heater to work when the pump is in either the low or high
speed.
IMPORTANT: After powering up the spa when using a 20 amp system, a program configuration
is required. Press and Hold JETS button for 30 seconds to access the Low Level (LL) settings
on the control panel. Use the +/- button to change the setting from LL1 Factory Default (non
concurrent heat and high speed) to LL2 (concurrent Heater and High Speed pump) configuration.
Press the LIGHT button within 25 seconds to save the new program setting.
Blue
Green
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Breaker
Brown
CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
INITIAL START-UP - When the spa is first powered up the control system begins a 2 minute
Startup Mode. Different codes will display on the screen. Once Startup Mode completes, the
actual temperature is displayed on
the screen, and the spa will then
Indicator Lights
begin to heat and maintain the water
temperature and the first filter cycle will
start. Your spa has been designed so
that it will automatically heat the water
to the factory set temperature of 38°C
unless you set the spa to a different
temperature. If power is disconnected
Jets Light
Temp Temp
from the spa, it will automatically revert
Plus
Minus
back to the last saved set temperature
when power is reapplied.
TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT (26°C-40°C)
The temperature can only function between 26°C - 40°C. The last measured temperature will
constantly display on LCD.
Press the Plus or Minus buttons to display the set temperature and indicator . Each time either
button is pressed again, the set temperature will increase or decrease depending on which button
is pressed. After five seconds, the LCD will automatically display the current spa temperature.
lights up when the heater is on. It flashes when there is a request for
The “Heater” indicator
more heat, but the heater is not on. Once set temperature is reached the indicator shuts off and
the low speed of the jet pump turns off after 30 seconds (if not in filter cycle).
JETS OPERATION
Firmly press the Jets button once to activate the low speed of the pump and again for the high
speed. Firmly press the Jets button again to turn off the pump. If left running the low or high speed
pump will automatically turn off after 1 hour. The "Jets" indicator light next to the button will blink
when jet pump is on low speed and is solid on high speed.
MULTI COLOR LED LIGHT
Press the Light button once to turn on the light, the light indicator next to the button is lit when
the light is on. Press the button again to turn the light off. Every time the light is quickly turned off
and on a new light mode will appear. The sequence is as follows: White, Slow Full color wheel,
Amber, Blue, Red, Green, Purple, Blue/Green color wheel, Red/Green color wheel and Fast Full
color wheel. The last light mode used will come back on when the light is turned off for more than
2 seconds.
NOTE: If left on, the light will automatically turn off after 4 hours of operation.
FILTER CYCLES
There are two filter cycles: the first cycle (F1) starts right after power up and the second cycle (F2)
will start 12 hours later. The default duration for the first filter cycle is 1 hour, and 30 minutes for
the second cycle. Filter cycles only run at low speed. The “Filter” indicator
lights up when a
filter cycle is on. The duration of each filter cycle can be modified.
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CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
ADJUSTING PRESET FILTER CYCLES
Filter duration is programmable between 0 and 6 hours in 30 minute increments (0.5 hours) for
both filter cycles. To program the cycle times:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Press and hold Light button for 5 seconds until F1 is displayed.
Press the Plus or Minus button to adjust the cycle time for F1.
Press the Light button to store the F1 cycle and move to the F2 cycle.
Press the Plus or Minus button to adjust the cycle time for F2.
Wait 15 seconds to allow the exit timer to expire and store the setting.
IMPORTANT: To reset the first filter cycle start time, skip step 5 and continue pressing the Light
button until the actual temperature is displayed. Powering down of the spa will also reset the first
filter start time.
FILTER CYCLE SUSPENSION: The filter cycle will be suspended every time a jet pump or
light is activated manually during the filter cycle time. The suspension will end 10 minutes after the
completion of the manual use.
OPERATIONAL MODES
The Standard Mode is the default operational mode preset from the factory. In order to program the
spa to operate in the Economy mode you must enter the programming mode to make the change.
STANDARD MODE: Is programmed to maintain the desired temperature.
ECONOMY MODE: The spa will heat normally during the filter cycle; outside of the filter cycle,
the set point will be lowered by 11°C. To enter the programming screen and toggle between
Standard and Economy Mode the following is required:
1. Press and hold the Light button for 5 seconds
2. Press the Light button several times until EP 0 or EP 1 is displayed.
3. Use the Plus or Minus button to choose between Standard and Economy Mode.
EP 0 = Standard Mode and EP 1 = Economy Mode.
4. Wait 15 seconds to allow the exit timer to expire and store the setting.
OFF MODE: This mode allows you to stop all spa functions for 30 minutes to perform quick
spa maintenance. To place the spa in OFF MODE, press and hold the Jets button for 5 seconds.
The display will toggle between OFF and water temperature when in the OFF MODE. To stop the
OFF MODE before the 30 minute cycle time is complete, simply tap (short press) the Jet button.
FAHRENHEIT/CELSIUS SETTING
To change water temperature display to either Fahrenheit or Celsius, press and hold Light
button for 5 seconds until F1... is displayed. Press the Light button several times until F or C
is displayed. Press the Plus or Minus button to change. Wait 15 seconds to allow the exit timer to
expire and store the setting.
SMART WINTER MODE
The Smart Winter Mode (SWM) is used to prevent water from freezing in the plumbing of the spa.
As soon as there is a risk of freezing, this protection automatically kicks in. The SWM protection
will turn back off only after 24 hours without a risk of freezing. During this 24 hour period, the
Smart Winter Mode icon remains on; the icon blinks when the purge is active.
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CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
DIAGNOSTIC LCD MESSAGE
Message Meaning
No message on display.
Power has been cut off to the spa.
HL
The system has shut the heater
off because the temperature at the
heater has reached 50°C. Do not
enter the water!
AOH
Temperature inside the equipment
compartment is too high 90°C,
causing the internal temperature
in the control system to increase
above normal limits.
A problem is detected with the
temperature probe.
The water temperature in the spa
has reached 42°C. Do not enter the
water!
PRR
OH
Action Required
The control panel will be disabled until power
returns. Spa settings will be preserved until
next power up.
DO NOT ENTER THE WATER. Remove the
spa cover and allow the water to cool down,
then shut power off and power your spa up
again to reset the system.
If spa does not reset, shut off the power to the
spa and contact your local Dealer.
Open equipment compartment and wait until
error clears.
Call your Dealer or service supplier.
Remove the spa cover and allow the water to
cool down to a lower temperature. Call your
dealer or service supplier if problem persists.
UPL
No low level configuration software
has been installed into the system.
Call your Dealer or service supplier.
FLO
No water flow is detected by the
control system but flow is expected.
Make sure that the jet pump is running and
water is flowing; check and clean filters; make
sure water valves are open; make sure spa
has a proper water level. If problem persists,
call your Dealer or service supplier.
Warning! Shock Hazard! No User Serviceable Parts.
Do not attempt service of the control box. Contact your local Dealer for assistance. Follow all
owner manual power connection instructions. Installation must be performed by a licensed
electrician and all grounding connections must be properly installed.
WARNING! DO NOT ENTER SPA IF WATER IS TOO HOT
Water is too hot. Overheat protection heater is deactivated. Spa water temperature is above
acceptable limits. When the actual water temperature is approximately 1º C above the set
temperature, the jet pump will stop operating to reduce (frictional) heating. If the spa water
temperature continues to rise and gets above 42ºC, the spa will go into an “OH” overheat
condition.
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COMPONENT OPERATION
SPA COMPONENT OPERATION
AIR CONTROL VALVE
The air control valve serves to regulate the amount of air mixed with the water when the jets
are operational. Rotate all the air control valves counterclockwise and observe the increased jet
action. Rotating the air control in the opposite direction to turn air off and allow the jets to work
with water only. Turn the air controls off when the spa is not in use, this will prevent cold air from
entering the spa and will keep heating cost to a minimum. The ozone jet, will always produce air
bubbles when pump is on.
DIVERTER VALVE (WHEN EQUIPPED)
The diverter valve on your spa allows you to direct the flow of water from the pump to one of two
combinations of jets. The function of the diverter valve can best be learned by experimentation.
Turn the large valve all the way to one side or the other to see which jets are on.
HYDROTHERAPY JETS
The hydrotherapy jets are recessed in the wall of the spa. Rotate the medium jet faces counterclockwise to turn the jets on, clockwise to turn the jets off. Turning a jet on or off will increase or
decrease the effects of any jets not in the closed position.
WATERFALL (BREEZE & SURF MODELS)
Your spa has a control valve to operate the amount of flow through the waterfall from no flow to a
steady stream. This valve is located next to the waterfall.
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FILL-UP AND START-UP INSTRUCTIONS
The following procedures should be followed on initial startup and whenever the spa is drained for
routine maintenance.
FILLING THE SPA WITH WATER
1. Clear all the debris from your spa.
2. Be sure to open all jets to allow as much air as possible to escape from the plumbing during
the filling process.
3. Insert a garden hose into filter
compartment to fill your spa.
NOTE: Do not use hot or softened
water.
4. As the water level rises, check inside
the equipment compartment for
water leaks. It may be necessary
to tighten unions and/or fittings that
may have loosened during delivery.
There is no need to call for service;
this can easily be done. If assistance
is required, contact your local Dealer.
5. Under normal circumstances keep
the water level half way between the
top of the spa and the top of the gray
filter ring or just above the highest
jets (whichever is higher).
UNIONS
Failure to keep enough water in your spa may result in damage to your system and invalidate
your warranty. If your spa filter is sucking in air causing the pump to cavitate, you need to add
water!
IMPORTANT: Loosen drain cap and allow water to exit hose bib for 5 seconds to help prime
the jet pump, then tighten drain cap. If the jet pump still is not primed after running repeat step.
6. Check the filter installation and make sure the filter is not loose.
APPLYING POWER
1. Turn power to spa "ON" (after filling spa) from the main panel at the house and the subpanel.
2. Press the Jets button on the topside control panel to activate the spa. Rotate all the air control
valves counterclockwise and observe the increased jet action (air mixed with water).
3. While the pump is running check again for water leaks at the drain spigot, unions, or fittings in
the equipment compartment (leaks may have occurred during transit). If water is leaking from
one of these areas, there is no need to call for service. Simply tighten the fitting. If assistance
is required, contact your local Dealer
4. After checking your spa for leaks it is now time to adjust your spa settings. Press the Plus or
Minus button on your topside control panel until the display indicates your desired temperature
is set.
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ADDING START-UP CHEMICALS
WATER CHEMISTRY GUIDELINES
The following step-by-step instructions are a recommended guideline for balancing water chemistry. If
unsure about any step in the process, please contact your local Dealer.
Initially, it is advisable to identify what minerals (e.g. iron) are present in the local source water. This will
provide a better understanding of how to treat the water. Please follow the four steps below and be sure
to achieve the correct levels in each area before moving onto the next step. ADD all chemicals into filter
compartment while running jets for 10 minutes.
STEP #1: ESTABLISH PROPER PH LEVEL:
The recommended range for pH is between 7.2 and 7.8. If the reading is too high, lower the pH by
using a pH Down/Decreaser (sodium bisulfate). If the pH level needs to be increased, do so with a pH
Up/Increaser (sodium hydrogen carbonate). Any pH Up or Down should be added one teaspoon at a
time, waiting one-half hour between application and re-measuring.
STEP #2: MEASURE TOTAL ALKALINITY:
The ideal range is between 40-120 parts per million (PPM). If the total alkalinity is too high, it should
be reduced by using an Alkalinity Down/Decreaser (sodium bisulfate). If the total alkalinity is too low,
it can be increased by adding an Alkalinity UP/Increaser (sodium bicarbonate or sodium hydrogen
carbonate). These products should be added in small amounts – 5 ml at a time. After adding 5 ml, wait
one half hour before re-measuring. Once the safe range of total alkalinity is established, proceed to the
next step.
STEP #3: DETERMINE CALCIUM HARDNESS:
It is important to bring the calcium reading to between 50-150 PPM. If the reading requires adjustment,
it should now be corrected. If the water is too soft (a low reading) calcium hardness should be added to
the water to increase the PPM reading. If the water is too hard (a high reading), it can be corrected by
either: (A) a mixture of hard and soft water added to attain a reading in the safe range, or (B) addition of
stain and scale control. If calcium hardness is a problem with the local source water (either too hard or
too soft) a test kit, which measures calcium hardness, is essential.
STEP #4: SANITIZING:
After steps 1-3 are complete, the spa must be sanitized using Chlorine (sodium dichlor). Add 2
teaspoons of Chlorine, and increase as necessary to reach a level of 3-5 ppm. Check and maintain
this level weekly, and before and after using the spa. IMPORTANT NOTE: A granulated sodium dichlor
is highly recommended for sanitizing spa water. Never use compressed sanitizers even with a
floater. As with any other chemicals, the sanitizer should be introduced to the spa with the jets running
a minimum of 10 minutes.
WEEKLY SHOCK:
Using a potassium monopersulfate (MPS) shock, add approximately 60 ml over the filter while the jets
are running. Shocking is achieved by adding the MPS to turbulent water. Leave the cover up and jets
on high for 10 minutes. Then shut jets off and return the cover to the closed position to maintain heat.
Then return the cover to the closed position to maintain heat.
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SPA MAINTENANCE
FILTER CARTRIDGE MAINTENANCE
Every month, the filter cartridge should be cleaned to remove the objects and particles that
have lodged in the cartridge pleats. Using household water pressure and a garden hose with a
pressurized nozzle, push water from inside to outside of the pleats, forcing all the trapped particles
out. NOTE: Never run your spa without a filter cartridge! This will invalidate your warranty.
NOTE: Filter cartridges should be replaced every six to eight months or earlier when needed.
Dirty filters can cause your spa pump to burn out and will invalidate your warranty.
FILTER CARTRIDGE REMOVAL AND CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS
Spa uses a screw in filter cartridge that is easily removed.
• Turn off the power to the spa, (by turning OFF the subpanel breaker).
• Push down slightly and turn filter basket counter clockwise to unlock, then pull the basket and
weir out.
• Unscrew the filter cartridge counter clockwise and bring it out of the spa (requires many turns).
• Rinse cartridge using a garden hose. Rotate and separate filter pleats while spraying water to
remove all dirt and debris possible. Let filter dry and look for calcium deposits (scaling) or an oil
film. If you find these, you will need to deep clean your filter cartridge with a “spa filter cleaner”
solution to break down and remove unwanted deposits and oils. (For longer filter life you
should soak filter in solution regularly).
CAUTION! Always use proper eye protection when using chemicals, or high-pressure water.
Read instructions on cleaning products and follow applicable safety and warning instructions listed
on label.
CAUTION! Never scrub the filter cartridge with a brush, as this will cause the filter to wear out and
come apart. Never let the spa pump run without a filter cartridge in the skimmer compartment.
Running the spa without a filter cartridge may permit debris to enter the spa plumbing and void the
warranty!
• Replace filter cartridge, then reinstall basket and weir, (insert and rotate clockwise to lock into
position). DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN!
• Turn spa’s power back on.
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SPA MAINTENANCE
SURFACE CARE
Do not use solvents or abrasive cleaners to clean the spa. Typically, a mild detergent and water
will resolve cleaning issues.
COVER CARE
Please keep your cover free from dirt at all times. Use a cover cleaner or a warm mild soapy
water to clean the surface. Do not use any silicone-based products, as it will dry and may
eventually crack the vinyl. NOTE: Do not stand on the cover at any time. Remove the cover when
adding chemicals to your spa. This will extend the life of your cover. The gasses from burned off
chemicals will be trapped under the cover, if not removed. These gasses may erode the protective
lining of the foam inserts. This will not be covered under warranty.
CABINET CARE
Little maintenance is required to keep your spa cabinet looking good.
Spa cabinet product should be cleaned as needed to remove dirt and debris.
• NO abrasive or harsh chemicals should be used on the spa's cabinet.
• NO solvents or cleaners containing aromatic solvents should be used on the spas cabinet.
• Hot soapy water is the best choice for cleaning the spa's cabinet.
AVOID PROLONGED EXPOSURE TO DIRECT SUNLIGHT OR EXCESSIVE TEMPERATURES
(38ºC) TO AVOID YOUR SPA CABINET FROM BUCKLING.
SPA LED REPLACEMENT
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Turn OFF the power to the spa.
Remove the equipment compartment access door.
Locate the rear of the spa light.
To remove the LED board, turn outside housing counter clockwise ¼ turn, and pull out and
remove LED board from socket.
Replace by reversing the above steps.
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DRAINING OR WINTERIZING
Every three to six months, depending upon the water condition, you need to renew your water.
CAUTION: READ THIS BEFORE DRAINING YOUR SPA
• To prevent damage to the spa’s components, TURN OFF SUBPANEL BREAKER BEFORE
DRAINING. Do not power back up until your spa has been refilled with water.
• There are certain precautions to keep in mind when draining your spa. If it is extremely cold,
and the spa is outdoors, freezing could occur in the plumbing or the equipment.
• Do not leave the spa's shell (inside surface) exposed to direct sunlight.
DRAINING YOUR SPA
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If draining for the first time, pull the hose bib out a few inches from the spa (located in the
recess under the spa, to the side of the equipment access door).
Unscrew and remove the drain cap.
Attach hose bib to a garden hose and direct to an appropriate
draining area, keeping the hose below the water line.
After your spa is empty, clean the shell and filter cartridge. See
“Spa Maintenance” section.
After cleaning, remove garden hose, replace drain cap and
push the hose bib back into the recess.
Follow the “Fill-up and Start-up Instructions” on page 14.
WINTERIZING YOUR SPA
If you plan to store your spa for the winter, you must also use a wet-vac to clean out the water
lines to ensure they are free of any water. Water left in the lines might freeze and damage the
lines and jets.
1. It will be necessary to remove all water from the interior plumbing.
2. Remove the floating weir, basket, and filter cartridge. Clean the filter cartridge and store in a
dry place. Attach the vacuum hose to the vacuum side of the shop vac and thoroughly dry the
filter compartment.
3. Using the shop vac, remove the water starting with the jets at the top and moving to the ones
at the bottom of the spa. NOTE: When removing the water from jet openings, you may notice
suction coming from another jet. With the help of a second person, block off any suction from
the other jet using a large rag or cloth. This will help pull out the water that is trapped deep
inside the main line.
4. Thoroughly dry the spa shell with a clean towel.
5. Using a funnel, pour Propylene glycol anti-freeze into the filter suction fittings and jet outlets.
CAUTION: Use only Propylene glycol as your anti-freeze. This is non-toxic. NEVER use
automobile anti-freeze since it is toxic.
6. Remove the pump drain plug located on the front of the pump housings. Allow all water to
drain out. Place the drain plug in a reclosable plastic storage bag and store near the pump.
Replace the drain plugs on start-up.
7. Unscrew the suction/discharge pump and heater unions and allow the water to drain. Leave
union loose. NOTE: Tighten unions before filling spa.
8. Replace the equipment compartment door and secure with screws.
Note: Damage caused by improper winterizing will not be covered under warranty. You may want
to contact your Dealer for proper winterizing.
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TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES
In the event the spa is not working the way it should, please first review all the installation and
operating instructions in this manual and check the message on the panel display. If you are still
not satisfied it is working properly, please follow the appropriate troubleshooting instructions.
CAUTION! WARNING! SHOCK HAZARD! No User Serviceable Parts.
Do not attempt service of the control box. Contact your local Dealer for assistance. Follow all
owner's manual power connection instructions.
NO COMPONENT OPERATION
Check the following:
1. Is there power to the spa?
2. Is the household circuit breaker tripped?
3. Is the subpanel (230V) tripped?
4. If 1, 2 or 3 are yes contact your local Dealer for assistance.
PUMP DOES NOT OPERATE, BUT THE LIGHT DOES
Press the Jets button:
The pump operates but no water flows to jets. Pump may not be properly primed. This can happen
after the spa is drained and refilled. Press the Jets button several times, never leaving the motor
on for more than 5-10 seconds at-a-time with no water coming of of jets.
POOR JET ACTION
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Press the Jets button to make certain the pump is on.
Rotate all the air control valves counterclockwise and observe the increased jet action.
Make sure the water level is half way between top of spa and top of the gray filter ring.
Check for dirty filter. Clean, if necessary.
Make sure all jets are in the open position (turn counterclockwise).
WATER IS TOO HOT
1. Check desired temperature on topside control.
2. Check for a Diagnostic Message (in Control Panel Operation section).
OH - Overheat (spa is deactivated) DO NOT ENTER THE WATER.
If the spa has overheated you should remove the cover to promote heat reduction. The spa
control system should reset itself when the water temperature reduces below 41ºC. When the
spa temperature falls below the reset you can push any button on the topside control to reset
the control system. If the spa will not reset, then shut off power to the spa and contact your local
Dealer.
Under extreme and/or prolonged weather conditions it is possible for the ambient temperature
to exceed 41°C; effecting the water temperature of the spa and causing it to overheat. These
conditions could cause the spa sensors to produce an OH message and prevent the usage of
your spa during these conditions. The location of your spa should be reconsidered to reduce the
outside temperature around the spa. For example, you may need to prevent direct sunlight on any
surface of your spa. Regardless, do not enter your spa if the temperature is above 40°C.
Should checking the above steps fail to correct the problem, please contact your local Dealer.
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