2015 North American
Owner’s Manual
TABLE OF CONTENTS
LETTER OF INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................................................. 3
SPA RECORD KEEPING INFORMATION .............................................................................................................................. 3
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ................................................................................................................................. 4
HYPERTHERMIA INFORMATION .......................................................................................................................................... 7
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS ........................................................................................................................................................ 7
SAFETY SIGN ......................................................................................................................................................................... 7
SPA CAUTIONS ...................................................................................................................................................................... 8
SPA EQUIPPED SAFETY DEVICES....................................................................................................................................... 9
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANADA ...................................................................................................... 10
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ......................................................................................................................................... 13
SURFACE AND PAD REQUIREMENTS ........................................................................................................................... 13
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS............................................................................................................. 13
ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS ......................................................................................................................................... 15
120V TO 240V CONVERSION .......................................................................................................................................... 15
INITIAL START-UP INSTRUCTIONS .................................................................................................................................... 16
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS .............................................................................................................................................. 17
CONTROL PANEL TYPES AND MODELS ........................................................................................................................ 17
CONTROL PANEL OPERATION ...................................................................................................................................... 17
ON/OFF MODE ................................................................................................................................................................. 18
STANDBY MODE .............................................................................................................................................................. 18
ECONOMY MODE ............................................................................................................................................................ 18
FILTRATION SYSTEM ...................................................................................................................................................... 19
PROGRAMMING THE CONTROL SYSTEM ..................................................................................................................... 19
FEATURE OPERATIONS ...................................................................................................................................................... 20
JET SELECTOR VALVES (DIVERTER VALVES) ............................................................................................................. 20
AIR CONTROL VALVES ................................................................................................................................................... 20
WATER FEATURE CONTROL VALVE ............................................................................................................................. 20
STEREO SYSTEM ............................................................................................................................................................ 20
WATER BALANCE................................................................................................................................................................ 21
WATER CHEMISTRY........................................................................................................................................................ 21
START-UP PROCEDURES .............................................................................................................................................. 21
WATER QUALITY ............................................................................................................................................................. 21
PH CONTROL .................................................................................................................................................................... 21
TOTAL ALKALINITY .......................................................................................................................................................... 21
WATER TREATMENT ........................................................................................................................................................... 21
SANITIZERS ..................................................................................................................................................................... 21
BROMINE.......................................................................................................................................................................... 22
CHLORINE ........................................................................................................................................................................ 22
SUPER CHLORINATION .................................................................................................................................................. 22
SHOCK TREATMENTS (POTASSIUM PEROXYMONOSULFATE) ................................................................................. 22
OZONE.............................................................................................................................................................................. 22
WATER TESTING ............................................................................................................................................................. 23
STAIN AND SCALE INHIBITOR ........................................................................................................................................ 23
FOAM INHIBITOR ............................................................................................................................................................. 23
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KEEPING YOUR WATER CLEAN AND SAFE .................................................................................................................. 23
SPA CARE ............................................................................................................................................................................. 24
FILTER CLEANING ........................................................................................................................................................... 24
CARE FOR SPA SURFACE .............................................................................................................................................. 24
CARE FOR SPA PILLOWS ............................................................................................................................................... 24
CARE OF SPA CABINET (THERMOPLUS CABINET) ...................................................................................................... 24
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CARE FOR THERM-RITE SPA COVER ........................................................................................................................ 24
DRAINING THE SPA ......................................................................................................................................................... 24
SPECIAL COLD WEATHER INSTRUCTIONS (WINTERIZING)........................................................................................ 25
WARRANTY SERVICE INFORMATION............................................................................................................................ 25
TROUBLESHOOTING ........................................................................................................................................................... 26
WIRING DIAGRAMS ............................................................................................................................................................. 28
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LETTER OF INTRODUCTION
Dear Valued Customer:
Congratulations! On behalf of the entire L.A. Spas family, thank you for your decision to purchase one of our products.
The following pages contain valuable and helpful information for the care and safe operation of your new spa. Every effort has
been made to insure optimum therapy and relaxation at minimal cost of operation, delivering maximum value for you, your
family, and your home.
Please take the time to read these instructions carefully. When the spa is properly installed and maintained, your spa will
provide years of enjoyable, trouble free operation.
Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this owner’s manual, however, L.A. Spas reserves the right to modify
and improve the product without notice. This may create minor variations between this manual and your spa. If you have any
questions regarding your spa, or the owner’s manual, please contact your authorized L.A. Spas dealer.
We are confident that once you become familiar with the various options, maintenance features, and the general operation of
your new spa, you will be completely satisfied that you made the right decision in purchasing an L.A. Spas product.
Sincerely yours,
L.A. Spas, Inc.
SPA RECORD KEEPING INFORMATION
Serial Number Location
The serial number is located in the lower right corner of the equipment access panel on the front of the spa.
PLEASE FILL IN THE INFORMATION BELOW
Spa Information:
Model _______________________ Color ______________________
Serial No. __________________________
Owner Information:
Name ___________________________________________________
Date of Purchase ____________________
Address _____________________________________________________________________________________
City _______________________________________ State ________________ Zip Code ___________________
Dealer Information:
Name _______________________________________________________________________________________
Address _____________________________________________________________________________________
City _______________________________________ State ________________ Zip Code ___________________
Telephone No. ________________________________________________________________________________
SAVE THIS INFORMATION FOR FUTURE REFERENCE
TO OFFICIALLY ACTIVATE YOUR WARRANTY, YOU MUST GO TO www.LAspas.com AND REGISTER YOUR SPA BY
CLICKING ON THE REGISTER YOUR SPA LINK UNDER THE CUSTOMER CORNER TAB AND FILL OUT ALL THE
INFORMATION
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
READ THE ENTIRE OWNER’S MANUAL & SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE OPERATING
THE SPA. When installing the spa, basic safety precautions should always be followed,
including the following:
1.
WARNING: To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to use this product unless
they are closely supervised by an adult at all times.
2.
WARNING: A grounding wire connector is provided on this unit to connect a minimum 8
AWG (8.4mm2) solid copper conductor between this unit and any metal equipment, metal
enclosure of electrical equipment, metal water pipe, or conduit within 5 feet (1.5 m) of the
unit.
3.
DANGER – RISK OF ACCIDENTAL DROWNING: Extreme caution must be exercised
to prevent unauthorized access by children. To avoid accidents, ensure that children
cannot use this spa unless they are closely supervised by an adult at all times.
4.
DANGER – 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 to replace with same model suction fittings for safety and
compatible flow rates. 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.
5.
DANGER – RISK OF INJURY: Do not remove suction grate. Suction through drains and
skimmers is powerful when the jets in the spa are in use. Damaged suction grate can be
hazardous to children and adults with long hair. Should any part of the body or hair be
drawn into these fittings or stuck onto the fittings, turn off the spa immediately. As a
precaution, long hair should NOT be allowed to float freely in the spa.
6.
DANGER – RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK: Install the spa at least 5 feet (1.5 m) from all
metal surfaces. As an alternative, a spa maybe installed within 5 feet (1.5 m) of metal
surfaces if, in accordance with the National Electrical Code, each metal surface is
permanently connected by a minimum 8 AWG (8.4mm2) solid copper conductor to the
wire connector on the terminal box that is provided for this purpose.
7.
DANGER – RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK: Do not permit any electric appliances such as
light, hair dryer, telephone, radio, or television within 5 feet (1.5 m) of the spa. Never
operate any electrical appliances from inside the spa or while wet.
8.
DANGER: To reduce risk of injury:
a. The water in a spa should never exceed 104°F (40°C). Water temperatures between
100°F (38°C) and 104°F (40°C) are considered safe for a healthy adult. Lower water
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temperatures are recommended for young children and when spa use exceeds 10
minutes.
b. Since excessive water temperatures have a high potential for causing fetal damage
during the early months of pregnancy, pregnant women should limit spa water
temperatures to 100°F (38°C).
c. Before entering a spa, the user should check the water temperature with an accurate
thermometer since tolerance of water temperature regulating devices can vary and not
reflect the proper temperature.
d. The use of alcohol, drugs, or medication before or during spa use is prohibited and
may lead to unconsciousness with the possibility of drowning.
e. 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.
f. Persons using medication should consult a physician before using a spa since some
medication may induce drowsiness while other medications may affect heart rate,
blood pressure, and circulation.
9.
Do not use spa immediately after strenuous exercise.
10. Maintain water chemistry as recommended by your local L.A. Spas authorized dealer.
-For models equipped with audio system11. CAUTION – RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK: Do not leave stereo compartment door open.
12. CAUTION – RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK: Replace components only with identical
components.
13. Do not operate the audio controls while inside the spa.
14. WARNING – PREVENT ELECTROCUTION: Do not connect any auxiliary components
such as cable, additional speakers, headphones, additional audio components, etc. to the
system.
15. These units are not provided with an outdoor antenna. If provided, if should be installed
in accordance with Article 810 of the National Electrical Code.
16. Do not service this product yourself as opening or removing covers may expose you to
dangerous voltage or other risk of injury. Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel
from your local L.A. Spas authorized dealer.
17. When the power supply connections or power supply cord(s) are damaged; if water is
entering the audio compartment or any electrical equipment compartment area; if the
protective shields or barriers are showing signs of deterioration; or if there are signs of
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other potential damage to the unit, turn off the unit and refer servicing to a qualified
service person from your local L.A. Spas authorized dealer.
18. The system should be subjected to periodic routine maintenance (for example, once
every 3 months) to make sure that the system is operating properly.
19. For more information on spa safety you can visit www.APSP.org and go to their Safety
section to download free brochures.
-For cord-connected/convertible (120V) models20. DANGER – RISK OF INJURY: Replace damaged cord immediately. Do not bury cord.
Connect to a grounded or grounding type receptacle only.
21. WARNING: The spa is equipped with a ground-fault circuit- interrupter in the cord. The
GFCI must be tested before each use. Push the test button on the GFCI, the spa should
not operate. Now push the reset button on the GFCI, the spa should now operate
normally. When the spa fails to operate in this manner, there is a ground current flowing
indicating the possibility of an electric shock. Disconnect the power until the fault has
been identified and corrected.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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HYPERTHERMIA INFORMATION
Hyperthermia occurs when the internal temperature of the body reaches a level several degrees above normal body
temperature of 98.6°F (37°C).
The symptoms of hyperthermia include:
Dizziness
Fainting
Drowsiness
Lethargy
Increase in internal body temperature
The effects of hyperthermia include:
Unawareness of impending hazard
Failure to perceive heat
Failure to recognize the need to exit spa
Physical inability to exit spa
Fetal damage in pregnant women
Unconsciousness resulting in a danger of drowning
WARNING – The use of alcohol or drugs can greatly increase the risk of fatal hyperthermia in hot tubs and spas.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.
i.
j.
k.
l.
Always enter and exit a spa slowly.
Do not use the spa alone.
Before entering the spa, always measure the water temperature with an accurate thermometer. Tolerance of water
temperature regulating devices can vary as much as ±5°F (3°C). Always check the spa water temperature before
entering.
Since excessive water temperature has a high potential for causing fetal damage during early months of pregnancy,
pregnant or possibly pregnant women should limit spa water temperatures to 100°F (38°C). Always consult your doctor
prior to using a spa.
Children’s body temperature can increase more rapidly than adults in the same water with elevated temperatures above
99°F (37°C). Children should spend less time in water above body temperature than adults.
The use of alcohol, drugs, and/or medication before or during spa use may lead to unconsciousness, hypothermia,
serious injury, or the possibility of drowning.
Persons suffering from obesity or with a medical history of heart disease, diabetes, high or lower blood pressure, or
circulatory system problems should consult with their physician before using the spa.
Persons on medication should consult with their physician before entering the spa since some medication may induce
drowsiness while other medication may affect heart rate, blood pressure, and circulation.
People with infections, sores, or skin abrasions should not use the spa. Warm and hot water temperatures may allow the
growth of infectious bacteria if not properly disinfected.
Test the GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) unit before each use. (Refer to instructions provided by GFCI
manufacturer.)
Do not service or repair any equipment without making sure the circuit breaker and/or all power to the spa is turned off.
Cover must be kept on the spa and locked at all times when not in use, especially if children are present.
SAFETY SIGN
Each spa has been provided with a warning sign that outlines safety precautions. This sign should be permanently placed in a
location that is visible to all spa users. This sign has been mounted permanently to the front of the spa. Replacement signs
can be obtained from:
L.A. Spas, Inc.
1311 N. Blue Gum Street
Anaheim, CA 92806
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SPA CAUTIONS
1.
Persons suffering from heart disease, diabetes, high or low blood pressure, any condition requiring medical treatment,
pregnant women, the elderly, or infants should consult with a physician before using a spa.
2.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission has stated that the water temperature in a spa or hot tub should not exceed
104°F (40°C). Immersion in water in excess of 104°F (40°C) can be hazardous to your health.
3.
Observe a reasonable time limit when using the spa. Long exposures at higher temperatures can cause high body
temperature. Symptoms may include dizziness, nausea, fainting, drowsiness, and reduced awareness. These effects
could result in possible drowning.
4.
Do not use the spa under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, or other drugs. Use of the spa under these conditions may
lead to serious consequences.
5.
Always test the spa water temperature before entering the spa. Enter and exit the spa slowly. Wet surfaces can be
very slippery.
6.
Never bring any electrical appliance into or near the spa. Never operate any electrical appliance from inside the spa or
when you are wet.
7.
Proper chemical maintenance of spa water is necessary to maintain safe water and prevent possible damage to spa
components.
8.
Use the spa straps and clip tie downs to secure the cover when not in use. This will help to discourage unsupervised
children from entering the spa and keep the spa cover secure in high wind conditions. There is no representation that
the cover, clip tie downs, or actual locks will prevent access to the spa.
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SPA EQUIPPED SAFETY DEVICES
Your spa is equipped with the following safety features:
1.
Overheat Protection – All pumps and heater are shut off when the water temperature reaches 112.5°F (44.7°C). This
protection is turned off when the water temperature drops below 112°F (44.4°C).
2.
High Limit Protection – When the water temperature reaches 119°F (48°C), the high limit circuit has tripped. All
pumps and heater are shut off. This protection requires the power to be reset at the circuit breaker.
3.
Ambient Overheat Protection – All outputs are shut off when an on-board temperature sensor reaches 194°F (90°C).
This protection automatically turns off when the on-board temperature sensor drops back down to 185°F (85°C).
4.
Heater Dry Run Protection – This protection is a water flow detection algorithm of the heater that prevents the heater
from turning on until there is sufficient water flow.
5.
Filter Cycle Overheat Protection – During the clean step of the filter cycle, the pump associated with the clean cycle
may generate enough heat to overheat the water. If this occurs, the filter cycle duration is reduced to a minimum until
the water temperature drops back down to the set temperature. This protection is enabled only when the set
temperature is 95°F (35°C) or above, and will be triggered when the water temperature is 2°F (2°C) warmer than the set
temperature. If this protection is triggered, the minimum filtering is divided amongst all cycles in a day. For example,
the default Filter Overheat Duration is set at 2, if the filter frequency is 2, then there will be two 1-hour filter cycles per
day. If the filter frequency is 4, then there will be four 30-minute filter cycles per day.
6.
Circulation Pump Overheat Protection – (Applicable to SE models only) The circulation pump is designed to run 24
hours a day, however it may generate enough heat to overheat the water. If this occurs, the circulation pump will be
shut off for 4 hours, comes back on for 2 hours, and continues this off/on period until the water temperature drops back
down to the set temperature. This protection is enabled only when the set temperature is 95°F (35°C) or above, and
will be triggered when the water temperature is 2°F (2°C) warmer than the set temperature.
7.
Smart Winter Mode – The Smart Winter Mode is used to prevent water from freezing in the plumbing. When SWM is
enabled, the system periodically starts a purge of all pumps to ensure there is always warm water in the plumbing. This
function is achieved by measuring the temperature of an on-board sensor to estimate the temperature in the equipment
area. This protection starts as soon as there is a risk of freezing. The SWM protection will turn back off only after 24
hours without a risk of freezing. The delay between each SWM purge cycle depends on the pumps’ idle time (see table
below).
Freeze Risk
None
Low
Medium
High
Severe
8.
Temperature Range at
On-Board Sensor
> 62°F (16.7°C)
62 – 53°F
(16.7 – 11.7°C)
53 – 48°F
(11.7 – 8.9°C)
48 – 44°F
(8.9 – 6.7°C)
< 44°F (6.7°C)
Temperature Range in
Equipment Area
> 42°F (5.6°C)
42 – 33°F
(5.6 – 0.6°C)
33 – 28°F
(0.6 – -2.2°C)
28 – 24°F
(-2.2 – -4.4°C)
< 24°F (-4.4°C)
Max. Idle Time
N/A
120 minutes
60 minutes
30 minutes
15 minutes
Timeouts – The pumps and light turn off automatically after 30 minutes of continuous operation.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR CANADA
SAFETY INFORMATION
READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
When using this electrical equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed,
including the following:
1.
A colored terminal or a terminal marked G, GR, Ground, Grounding, or the grounding
symbol is located inside the supply terminal box/compartment. To reduce the risk of
electric shock, this terminal must be connected to the grounding means provided in the
electric supply service panel with a continuous copper wire equivalent in size to the circuit
conductors supplying this equipment.
2.
At least two lugs marked “BONDING LUGS” are provided on the external surface or on
the inside of the supply terminal box/compartment. To reduce the risk of electric shock,
connect the local common bonding grid in the area of the hot tub or spa to these terminals
with an insulated or bare copper conductor not smaller than 6 AWG.
3.
All field installed metal components such as rails, ladders, drains, or other similar
hardware within 3 meters of the spa or hot tub shall be bonded to the equipment
grounding bus with copper conductors not smaller than 6 AWG.
WARNING: Children should not use spas or hot tubs without adult supervision.
AVERTISSEMENT: NE PAS LAISSER LES ENFANTS UTILISER UNE CUVE DE
RELAXATION SANS SURVEILLANCE.
WARNING: Do not use spas or hot tubs unless all suction guards are installed to prevent
body and hair entrapment.
AVERTISSEMENT: POUR EVITER QUE LES CHEVEUX OU UNE PARTIE DU CORPS
PUISSENT ETRES ASPIRES, NE PAS UTILISER UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION SI LES
GRILLES DE PRISE D’ASPIRATION NE SONT PAS TOUTES EN PLACE.
WARNING: People using medications and/or having adverse medical history should consult a
physician before using a spa or hot tub.
AVERTISSEMENT: LES PERSONNES QUI PRENNENT DES MEDICAMENTS OU ONT
DES PROBLEMES DE SANTE DEVRAIENT CONSULTER UN MEDECIN AVANT
D’UTILISER UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION.
WARNING: People with infectious diseases should not use a spa or hot tub.
AVERTISSEMENT: LES PERSONNES ATTEINTES DE MALADIES INFECTIEUSES NE
DEVRAIENT PAS UTILISER UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION.
WARNING: To avoid injury, exercise care when entering and exiting the spa or hot tub.
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AVERTISSEMENT: POUR EVITER DES BLESSURES, USER DE PRUDENCE EN
ENTRANT DANS UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION ET EN SORTANT.
WARNING: Do not use drugs or alcohol before or during the use of a spa or hot tub to avoid
unconsciousness and possible drowning.
AVERTISSEMENT: POUR EVITER L’EVANOUISSEMENT ET LA NOYADE EVENTUELLE,
NE PRENDRE NI DROGUE NI ALCOOL AVANT D’UTILISER UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION
NI QUAND ON S’Y TROUVE.
WARNING: Pregnant or possibly pregnant women should consult a physician before using a
spa or hot tub.
AVERTISSEMENT: LES FEMMES ENCEINTES, QUE LEUR GROSSESSE SOIT
CONFIRMEE OU NON, DEVRAIENT CONSULTER UN MEDECIN AVANT D’UTILISER UNE
CUVE DE RELAXATION.
WARNING: Water temperature in excess of 100°F (38°C) maybe injurious to your health.
AVERTISSEMENT: IL PEUT ETRE DANGEREUX POUR LA SANTE DE LE PLONGER
DANS DE L’EAU A PLUS DE 38°C.
WARNING: Before entering the spa or hot tub, measure the water temperature with an
accurate thermometer.
AVERTISSEMENT: AVANT D’UTILISER UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION MESURER LA
TEMPERATURE DE L’EAU A L’AIDE D’UN THERMOMETRE PRECIS.
WARNING: Do not use a spa or hot tub immediately following strenuous exercise.
AVERTISSEMENT: NE PAS UTILISER UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION IMMEDIATEMENT
APRES UN EXERCICE FATIGANT.
WARNING: Prolonged immersion in a spa or hot tub may be injurious to your health.
AVERTISSEMENT: L’UTILISATION PROLONGEE D’UNE CUVE DE RELAXATION PEUT
ETRE DANGEREUSE POUR LA SANTE.
WARNING: Do not permit electric appliances (light, telephone, radio, television, etc.) within
1.5m of this spa or hot tub.
AVERTISSEMENT: NE PAS PLACER D’APPAREIL ELECTRIQUE (LUMINAIRE,
TELEPHONE, RADIO, TELEVISEUR, ETC.) A MOINS DE 1.5M DE CETTE CUVE DE
RELAXATION.
CAUTION: Maintain water chemistry in accordance with manufacturer’s instructions.
ATTENTION: LA TENEUR DE L’EAU EN MATIERES DISSOUTES DOIT ETRE CONFORME
AUX DIRECTIVES DU FABRICANT.
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WARNING: The use of alcohol or drugs can greatly increase the risk of fatal hyperthermia in
spas or hot tubs.
AVERTISSEMENT: LA CONSOMMATION D’ALCOOL OU DE DROGUE AUGMENTE
CONSIDERABLERMENT LES RISQUES D’HYPERTHERMIE MORTELLE DANS UNE CUVE
DE RELAXATION.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Read all instructions in this manual prior to having your spa installed at the selected location, whether indoors or outdoors.
IMPROPER INSTALLATION MAY RESULT IN EQUIPMENT DAMAGE AND VOID THE WARRANTY.
SURFACE AND PAD REQUIREMENTS
1.
L.A. Spas recommends your new spa be placed on a 4” (10 cm) thick reinforced concrete pad or level foundation
capable of supporting the total filled weight of your specific spa model. The foundation should support the entire base
of the spa and must offer structural integrity for the life of the spa. A typical spa, filled with water, could weigh as much
as 3 tons, and if the concrete is not fully cured, it could easily crack. AN UNEVEN OR UNSTABLE FOUNDATION OR
THE USE OF SHIMS OF ANY KIND MAY CAUSE THE SPA TO BUCKLE, DISTORT, AND/OR CRACK, AND WILL
VOID THE WARRANTY ON YOUR SPA.
2.
If your spa is located near water sprinklers, adjust or cap them so the water will not hit the wood cabinet of the spa.
3.
Balconies and decks must be constructed to current state and local codes to safely support the maximum load of your
water filled spa and the number of people using the spa. Check with your construction contractor for these safety
specifications.
4.
Access gates “fencing/wall” must be self-closing and self-locking. Check your local codes for regulations regarding
fences and gates.
5.
Ensure that the spa installation and location allows a clear and unobstructed access to the spa. It is the responsibility of
the owner to provide clear access on all sides of the spa for service. Failure to do so may result in additional charges
or assessments to service and/or repair the spa.
6.
Ensure that water drains away from the spa in order to keep water out of the equipment compartment and away from all
electrical components.
7.
Assure accessibility is maintained to your spa should the need arise. Your spa is an appliance and may require
occasional service requirements. Assure the installation allows access to the equipment area, side panels, and
removal of the spa if possible. Construction or reconstruction costs associated with spa removal or reinstallation are
not covered by the warranty.
ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
IMPROPER INSTALLATION MAY RESULT IN EQUIPMENT DAMAGE AND VOID THE WARRANTY.
NOTE: Do not turn on electrical power to your spa until you are told to do so later in the Owner’s Manual.
1.
We strongly recommend that only a licensed and bonded electrician perform the electrical installation. Improper
electrical connections may damage the equipment, cause injury, cause a fire, and void your spa warranty.
2.
It is the responsibility of the spa owner to ensure that a qualified electrician performs the electrical installation. This
installation must be in accordance with the National Electrical Code; local and state electrical codes; and the
manufacturer’s instructions.
3.
This equipment has been designed to operate on 120V or 240V 60Hz alternating current.
4.
This spa must be connected to a dedicated branch circuit.
5.
The electrical supply for this spa must include a suitably rated switch or circuit breaker to open all ungrounded supply
conductors to comply with Section 422-20 of the National Electric Code (NEC). A disconnect switch must be located
where visible, not less than 5 feet (1.5 m) from the spa and not to exceed 50 feet (15 m) from the spa. This requirement
maybe filled with the GFCI circuit breaker and sub-panel.
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Typical 240V GFCI Connections
6.
For spa use in other than single-family dwellings, a clearly labeled emergency switch shall be provided as part of the
installation. The switch shall be readily accessible to the occupants and shall be installed at least 5 feet (1.5m) away,
adjacent to, and within sight of the spa.
7.
The electrical circuit to the spa must include a Class A type Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) as required by the
NEC.
8.
Wire size must be appropriate for your spa and per NEC and/or local codes. Refer to the table below for the electrical
ratings. All supply wires must be copper and rated at a minimum of 167°F (75°C). Do not use aluminum wires.
9.
Input power wiring and circuit breaker selection:
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION
Equipment Type
2
1 pump (120V)
1 pump
2 pumps
Electrical Rating
120V 12A
240V 32A
240V 40A
Branch Circuit
2 wires + ground
3 wires + ground
3 wires + ground
Circuit Breaker
15A
40A
50A
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1. Circuit breaker amperages may vary according to the area of installation. Please check local electrical codes to verify requirements and assure compliance.
Spas purchased not fully equipped may operate at a reduced total amp rating thus allowing installation of a lower rate GFCI circuit breaker and service
installation.
2. Includes a 15A GFCI plug-in cord.
3. Only a licensed electrician should size and install the electrical connections to the spa.
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ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS
To hook up your spa, follow these instructions:
1.
Remove the front cabinet panel.
2.
Remove the cover for the equipment control pack.
3.
Use ¾” flexible non-metallic conduit for a spa requiring 10 AWG or 8 AWG wire. Use 1” flexible non-metallic conduit for
a spa requiring 6 AWG wire. Run the conduit from the power source to the spa, through the hole in the left or right front
corner of the spa and into the equipment control pack.
4.
Pull the wires/cable through the conduit and through the cutout of the equipment control pack. Secure the wires/cable
with a 1” strain relief. Make sure only the uncut sheathing is clamped at this opening.
5.
Connect the wires to the proper terminals as shown below:
in.yj-2 connections
120V Connection
(Ibiza ES and Lanai ES only)
240V Connection (3 wires + ground)
(Ibiza LS and Lanai LS only)
in.ye-3 and in.ye-5 connections
240V Connection (3 wires + ground)
6.
Secure the wire connections. Push the wires into the equipment control pack.
7.
Close the cover on the equipment control and tighten the screws.
8.
Electrical hook up is now complete. Do not re-attach the front center cabinet panel yet.
120V TO 240V CONVERSION
For Ibiza ES and Lanai ES, the electrical input power can be converted to 240V, however only the heater will be operated at
240V. The pump will continue to operate at 120V, therefore jet performance will not be improved.
In order to convert to 240V electrical power, a dedicated 240V line and GFCI must be installed. Please refer to the Electrical
Installation Requirements section for information.
1.
Remove the factory installed 120V 15A GFCI cord from the equipment control pack.
2.
Remove the brown jumper wire between L2 on the terminal block and P21 on the circuit board.
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3.
Connect the electrical input wires to the proper terminals for 240V connection as shown above.
INITIAL START-UP INSTRUCTIONS
DO NOT TURN ON THE POWER TO THE SPA WHEN THE SPA IS EMPTY OR PARTIALLY FILLED.
1.
Ensure the circuit breaker to the spa is off.
2.
Rotate all the jets in the spa to a counterclockwise position (fully open position).
3.
Ensure the gate valves are fully open. Pull the “T” handle on the gate valve (located
near the jet pump, Fig.1) all the way up. When opened, there will be approximately 2”
(5 cm) of metal rod visible. Each pump is supplied with one valve.
4.
Check the heater unions, pump unions (Fig.2), and pump plugs to assure that they
are tight to prevent the possibility of leakage in the equipment bay.
5.
Close and cap the hose bib located in the equipment compartment (Fig.3). This is
used for draining the spa.
6.
Fill the spa with water to a level of approximately 5” (13 cm) below the top of spa. To
prevent the pumps being air locked, it is recommended to fill the water at the filter
bucket area.
7.
Turn on the circuit breaker. The upper control panel display will alternate between
the clock and three dashes
. The system takes up to 3 minutes to register the
water temperature. The display will then alternate between the clock and the water
temperature. Set the desired temperature by using the Up or Down arrow key.
8.
Press the Pump1 key to turn pump #1 on low speed. For ES and LS models, the low
speed of pump #1 and the heater will turn on automatically when the system requires
heating. Check to ensure that water is coming out of the jets. Press the Pump1 key
to turn pump #1 on high speed. Observe to ensure adequate water flow. Press the
Pump2 key to turn on pump #2 (if equipped). Observe to ensure adequate water
flow. DO NOT ALLOW THE PUMPS TO RUN FOR MORE THAN 1 MINUTE
WITHOUT WATER FLOWING OUT OF THE JETS. PUMPS WITH DRY RUN
PROBLEMS WILL NOT BE COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. If there is no water
flow through the jets, the pumps need to be primed to eliminate air lock.
Pump Priming
• Turn off the power to the spa.
• Remove the handle from the jet selector valve supplied by the pump you are
priming.
• Loosen the pump union on the suction side of the pump until some water starts
gushing out of the pump union.
• Tighten the pump union.
Fig.1
Fig.2
Fig.3
9.
For SE models, check to ensure that water is flowing through the system. Observing the footwell for bubbles will
determine if there is water flow. If there are no bubbles, turn off the spa, disconnect the hose above the circulation
pump and allow any trapped air to escape.
10.
Re-attach the front cabinet panel.
11.
Depending upon the size of the spa and the size of the electrical circuit, heating will occur at a rate of approximately 3°F
(1.7°C) per hour.
12.
After completing the above steps, it is necessary to ensure proper water chemistry. See the Water Balance section in
the manual.
13.
Because the Aqua Klean Filtration System is so efficient and there is no by-pass for proper filter maintenance, the
filters should be cleaned every other day for the first two weeks of operation.
14.
Place the spa cover on to conserve energy and to keep it ready for use.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
CONTROL PANEL TYPES AND MODELS
in.k460 Control Panel
On/Off
Pump1
Up/Down
Pump2
Light
Program
Pump icons
The icons become fast animated when the
pumps are in high speed, slower animated
icon when the pump is in low speed.
Time, temperature, &
error code
Filtration icon
AM/PM, °F/°C
The icon lights up when the
filter cycle is on.
Smart Winter Mode icon
Service icon
The icon automatically comes
on when freeze protection is
active. It flashes while the
system is purging the spa
plumbing.
A problem has been
detected. Do not enter the
spa! Call for service.
Light icon
The icon lights up when
the light is turned on.
Progress bar
A visual indication of the time
remaining before equipment
is turned off or before the end
of the standby mode.
Heater icon
Set point icon
The icon lights up when the heater is
on. It flashes when:
1. There is a demand for heat, and
heater has not started yet,
2. Heater has just turned off, and
the element is cooling down, or
3. Not enough available current to
start the heater.
The icon automatically turns
on when set point setting
menu is activated.
This easy to use control has been pre-programmed to be “plug and play”. Turn the power on, adjust the desired temperature
and the system is ready to go. If there are situations that require additional filtering time, the filter settings can be customized
to any special requirements. Simple to use and easy to read, the Command Control System makes controlling the spa
effortless.
CONTROL PANEL OPERATION
Please note: All pumps and light have an automatic timeout (shut-off) programmed 30 minutes after the pump or light is
activated. For ES and LS models, pump #1 low speed will remain running if there is a call for heat, and will continue to do so
until the set temperature is reached.
1.
ON/Off key
This key activates On/Off Mode, Standby Mode, or quick enable of the Economy Mode. Please refer to the respective
sections below.
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2.
Pump1 key
Press the Pump1 key to turn on the low speed of jet pump #1. Press the Pump1 key a second time to turn on the high
speed of jet pump #1. A third press of the key to turn the pump off.
3.
Pump2 key
Press the Pump2 key once to turn on jet pump #2. Press the Pump2 key a second time to turn the pump off.
Note: This key may be non-operational in some models.
4.
Program key
Use the Program key to display the time or enter Programming menu by press and hold the key for 3 seconds. In
Programming mode, the following parameters can be set: time, filter cycle start time, filter cycle duration, filter cycle
frequency, and temperature unit. Refer to the Programming the Control System section for the programming
instructions.
5.
Light key
Press the Light key once to turn on the LED light. Press the Light key a second time to turn off the LED light. To
select a specific color, after the LED light has been turned off, press the Light key within 10 seconds to change to the
next color selection. Continue until the desired color is reached. A total of 10 color settings are available:
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6.
Color Morph (slow color wheel)
White (all LEDs on)
Turquoise (blue and green glow)
Violet (red and blue glow)
Blue
Mantis (green and red glow)
Green
Red
Color Flash (color changes every few seconds)
Strobe
Up/Down keys
Press the Up key to increase the set temperature. Press the Down key to decrease the set temperature. Press the
respective key one time for each degree of temperature change. Press and hold the key to adjust the temperature
rapidly. The current spa water temperature will remain in the control panel display until a temperature key is pressed.
Once the desired water temperature has been set, the spa will begin to heat.
Note: When selecting the spa operating temperature, it is important to factor in the outside ambient temperature. A spa
cannot operate at temperatures lower than that of the surrounding conditions, or the operating environment of the spa.
For the hot summer months, if cooler water is desired, the Economy mode can be utilized.
ON/OFF MODE
The system is always on by default. Press and hold the On/Off key for 5 seconds to shut the system down for 30 minutes.
The display will toggle between the O and water temperature. Press the On/Off key to restart the system before the
expiration of the 30 minutes delay.
STANDBY MODE
Quick press and release the On/Off key to shut the system down (i.e. to set it to Standby mode) for 30 minutes. The display
will toggle between the
message and water temperature. All keys are then disabled unless the On/Off key is pressed
again to reactivate the system before the expiration of the 30 minutes delay. In order to warn the user, the spa light will flash
for a few seconds before the exit of Standby mode.
ECONOMY MODE
The economy mode is used to reduce power consumption when the spa is not in use. In economy mode, the heater will only
engage when the water reaches a temperature equal to 20°F (11°C) below the set temperature during a certain period of the
day. The factory default period is from midnight to 6AM. If a different period is desired, please refer to the Programming the
Control System section for programming instructions.
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While the Economy mode is engaged, the display will toggle between co and the water temperature. The Economy mode
can be cancelled by a press of the On/Off key. The display will show o . The Economy mode can also be manually enabled
immediately outside the pre-programmed period. It will stop at its next programmed stop time. Press and hold the On/Off key
for 10 seconds to manually enable the Economy mode.
FILTRATION SYSTEM
The spa is factory programmed to filter two times a day for 1 hour. In most cases, this is sufficient filtration. However, the
number of cycles can be modified between 1-4 cycles per day, and the cycle duration can be modified between 0-6 hours per
cycle in increments of 1 hour. Refer to the Programming the Control System section for programming instructions.
Filter cycles occur in two steps: a purge and a clean step. During the purge step, typically, all pumps are turned on for one
minute to purge the spa plumbing. For the remainder of the filter cycle, pump #1 low speed will operate to perform the clean
step.
The filtration cycle can be suspended by pressing any of the jet keys. The filtration icon will blink on the control panel display.
The filtration cycle will resume after 40 minutes from the last key press.
PROGRAMMING THE CONTROL SYSTEM
1.
Clock:
Press and hold the Program key for 3 seconds to enter the programming mode. Then press the Up or Down arrow
key to change the hour setting. Once the desired hour is displayed, press the Program key again to accept the
selection, and move to programming the minute setting. Use the Up or Down arrow key to change the minute setting.
Once the desired minute is displayed, press the Program key again to accept the selection and move to programming
the filter cycle start time.
2.
Filter Cycle Start Time:
Press and hold the Program key for 3 seconds to initiate the programming mode. Then press the Program key twice
to access the filter cycle start time programming. The display will show 12. Press the Up or Down arrow key to
cycle through the hour between 0 and 23 in increments of 1 hour. Program default setting is 12, which depicts 12PM
start time. For a midnight start time, select 0. Once the desired start time is displayed, press the Program key again to
accept the selection and move to programming the filter cycle duration.
3.
Filter Cycle Duration:
Press and hold the Program key for 3 seconds to initiate the programming mode. Then press the Program key three
times to access the filter cycle duration programming. The display will show
1. Press the Up or Down arrow key to
cycle through 0-6 hours in increments of 1 hour. Program default is 1 hour. Once the desired duration is displayed,
press the Program key again to accept the selection and move to programming the filter cycle frequency. It is not
recommended to set the filter cycle duration to 0.
4.
Filter Cycle Frequency:
Press and hold the Program key for 3 seconds to initiate the programming mode. Then press the Program key four
times to access the filter cycle frequency programming. The display will show
2. Press the Up or Down arrow key
to cycle through the number of filter cycles, 1-4 cycles. The default setting is 2 cycles per day. Once the desired
number of filter cycles is displayed, press the Program key again to accept the selection and move to programming the
economy mode.
5.
Economy Mode:
Press and hold the Program key for 3 seconds to initiate the programming mode. Then press the Program key five
times to access the economy mode programming. Press the Up or Down arrow key to enable or disable the economy
mode. The display will show 1 when the economy mode is enabled. When the economy mode is disabled, the
display will show
. Program default is 1. Once the desired setting is displayed, press the Program key again to
accept the selection and move to programming the economy start time.
6.
Economy Start Time:
Press and hold the Program key for 3 seconds to initiate the programming mode. Then press the Program key six
times to access the economy start time programming. Press the Up or Down arrow key to cycle through the hour
between 0 and 23 in increments of 1 hour. Program default setting is 0 (
will be shown on the display), which
depicts a midnight start time. Once the desired start time is displayed, press the Program key again to accept the
selection and move to programming the economy duration.
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7.
Economy Duration:
Press and hold the Program key for 3 seconds to initiate the programming mode. Then press the Program key seven
times to access the economy duration programming. Press the Up or Down arrow key to cycle through 0-24 hours in
increments of 1 hour. Program default is 6 hours ( 6 will be shown on the display). Once the desired duration is
displayed, press the Program key again to accept the selection and move to programming the temperature unit. It is
not recommended to set the economy duration to 0 hour.
8.
Temperature Unit:
To adjust the temperature unit, press and hold the Program key to initiate the programming mode. Then press the
Program key eight times to access the temperature unit programming. Press the Up or Down arrow key to toggle
between Fahrenheit (°F, shown as tu ) and Celsius (°C, shown as tu C). Program default is °F. Once the desired
temperature unit is displayed, press the Program key again to accept the selection and exit the programming
sequence.
FEATURE OPERATIONS
JET SELECTOR VALVES (DIVERTER VALVES)
Your spa may be equipped with a jet selector valve (diverter valve). This valve can
be used to divert jet power from one area in the spa to another area. This valve is
fully adjustable and can be used to suit the user’s desired effect. The valve may be
slightly harder to turn when the jet pump is on high speed. This is normal due to
high rate of water flow and pressure present in the valve.
AIR CONTROL VALVES
Your spa may be equipped with air controls. The air control is an on/off valve that
allows air to be introduced into a specific jet configuration resulting in a more
vigorous jet action. This valve looks similar to the jet selector valve (diverter valve),
however it is smaller in size, and has air bubbles molded on the valve handle. Turn
the valve handle clockwise to turn the air on, and counterclockwise to turn the air off.
Opening the valve increases jet pressure and closing the valve decreases the jet
pressure.
Jet Selector Valve (Diverter Valve)
WATER FEATURE CONTROL VALVE
Your spa is equipped with two water features that provide two water streams into the
center of the spa. This valve looks identical to the air control valve, however it has
water droplets molded on the valve handle. Turn the valve handle clockwise to turn
the water features on, and counterclockwise to turn the water features off. Water
features are always supplied by pump #1.
Air Control Valve
STEREO SYSTEM
Your spa may be equipped with a stereo system. Please refer to the stereo
manufacturer’s owner’s manual for the operation of the stereo system.
Note: It is imperative that you keep your stereo system clean and dry. The iPod®
docking station is equipped with a door to protect the unit from moisture intrusion.
Stereo equipped spas should be protected from direct contact with water streams
from irrigation systems.
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WATER BALANCE
WATER CHEMISTRY
Maintaining proper water chemistry is imperative to maintaining safe water and preventing possible damage to your spa and
spa components.
START-UP PROCEDURES
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Fill spa to correct level (approximately 5” below the top of spa).
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When utilizing the Aqua Klean filter bag, you may add stain and scale control, or a similar sequestering agent, such
as Metal Gone.
Test and adjust total alkalinity – run pump for ½ hour.
Test and adjust pH – run pump for ½ hour.
If sanitizing with bromine, add sodium bromide with jets running (see Bromine section).
a. Fill and set bromine floater or adjustable bromine feeder and place in the spa water.
b. Shock water with potassium peroxymonosulfate (such as “Renew”) with jets running.
If sanitizing with chlorine, use only a granular “Dichlor” compound (see Chlorine section).
a. Fill and set chlorine floater or chlorine feeder and place in the spa water.
b. Shock water with potassium peroxymonosulfate (such as “Renew”) with jets running.
Run pump for ½ hour.
WATER QUALITY
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Your spa is equipped with a specially designed Aqua Klean filter system. Filtering the water helps maintain water cleanliness
and clarity. While the filter traps most solid materials, it is still necessary to add a sanitizer such as bromine or chlorine to the
water in order to control bacteria, algae, and to oxidize any organic materials in the water.
We recommend that you purchase your chemicals from your authorized L.A. Spas dealer. The dealer can also advise you on
alternative methods for water sanitation. Use of incorrect chemicals can be dangerous and may void the warranty on
your spa.
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Aqua Klean Patent No. 6,685,843
pH CONTROL
All water has a pH value determined by a scale of 0-14, which is a measure of the acid to alkaline relationship. While a pH
reading of 7.0 is considered neutral, a lower reading is considered acidic and a higher reading is alkaline. The proper pH for
spa water is between 7.2-7.6. High pH (above 7.8) can reduce sanitizer efficiency, cloud the water, promote scale formation
on spa surface and equipment and interfere with filter operations. When pH is too high, add a pH decreaser. Low pH (below
7.2) is equally damaging and can cause equipment corrosion, water that is irritating, and rapid sanitizer dissipation. Add pH
increaser to adjust the level. Follow the chemical manufacturer’s directions and procedures when adding chemicals to spa
water.
NOTE: Always add pH adjuster with jets operating and circulate all chemicals for at least 30 minutes. Remember that good
pH control and sanitation are absolutely essential for proper spa water treatment.
TOTAL ALKALINITY
Total alkalinity is the amount of carbonate, bicarbonate, and hydroxyl ions in the water. Total alkalinity affects and buffers the
pH of the water. With high total alkalinity (above 160), pH resists adjustment. With low total alkalinity (below 130), pH is
unstable and difficult to keep in the ideal range. Proper total alkalinity levels allow other spa chemicals to work effectively.
WATER TREATMENT
SANITIZERS
The importance of maintaining an adequate level of sanitizer in your spa cannot be overemphasized. Warm water presents a
fertile environment for the growth of bacteria and viruses. This growth is prevented when adequate sanitizer levels are
continuously maintained.
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WARNING – Sanitizers such as tri-chlor (tablets or sticks), calcium hypochlorite, sodium hypochlorite, and any chemical that
dissolves on or remains un-dissolved in contact with the spa surface will damage your spa surface and will void the warranty
completely.
BROMINE
Bromine is the most common sanitizer used in spas. Adjust the floater to maintain a total bromine level of 3.0-5.0 ppm. If the
reading is below the minimum, raise the level before using the spa. If the reading is above 5.0 ppm, allow ppm to drop to the
proper range before using the spa. Brominating tablets are a convenient and effective source of bromine for your spa. Do not
drop bromine tablets directly into the water as this may damage the spa surface. A chemical “floater” safely and properly
dispenses the tablets into the spa water. When used properly, brominating tablets will keep you water clean, clear, and odorfree. To ensure maximum effectiveness, add ½ oz. of sodium bromide per 100 gallons of water every time you fill your spa.
This will establish a bromide reserve.
CHLORINE
Chlorine is a water sanitizer also, however it is more sensitive to pH than bromine. To be effective, you must have a pH range
of 7.2-7.6. Any reading outside this range will greatly reduce chlorine effectiveness.
Use a chlorine test kit or test strip to maintain a reading of 2.0-3.0 ppm of free chlorine. If the reading is below the minimum,
raise the level before using the spa. If the reading is above 5.0 ppm, allow ppm to drop to the proper range before using the
spa. Read the instructions on your chlorine container carefully, or consult your local L.A. Spas dealer if you are having
difficulty adjusting your chlorine level.
The best chlorine for your spa is a granular “Dichlor” compound. It dissolves quickly in moving water and has a nearly neutral
pH. Add chlorine while jets are running and let the jets run for ½ hour. Generally, heavily contaminated water can be
disinfected using large chlorine doses, in the range of 8-10 ppm, but a more practical method is to drain the spa and refill it
with fresh water.
The effectiveness of chlorine is decreased when the cover is left off the water for two reasons: (1) sunlight decays chlorine
rapidly, and (2) organic debris is blown into the spa and taxes the effectiveness of the chlorine. In addition, the higher the
water temperature, the faster chlorine will decay.
NOTE: Two or more individuals in a spa may reduce the level of sanitizer rapidly.
SUPER CHLORINATION
Super chlorination quickly oxidizes the spa water to burn out wastes such as perspiration, hairspray, lotions, etc. that cannot
be removed by the spa filter. This waste build-up reduces the power of the sanitizer, making the water dull and irritating to the
eyes and skin. It may also produce an odor. When this occurs, the free chlorines have become chloramines which are much
less effective as a sanitizer. This can be eliminated by super chlorination as needed. An application of 5 times the normal
chlorine dosage will act as an adequate treatment.
SHOCK TREATMENTS (POTASSIUM PEROXYMONOSULFATE)
Even with regular sanitization, shock treatment may be necessary on occasion. Shock is recommended over super
chlorination because it does not add additional sanitizer to the water. It is also effective in oxidizing wastes and will reduce
chloramines or bromamines. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions listed on the label.
OZONE
Your spa maybe equipped with an ozone generator. L.A. Spas requires that only their ozone generator be used on spas due
to the design of the mixing chamber system. Ozone related failures due to use of other manufacturer’s ozone generators will
not be covered under warranty. For SE models, ozone delivery occurs when the circulation pump is running. For ES and LS
models, ozone delivery occurs any time the low speed of pump #1 engages or operates either during a heat cycle or filter
cycle.
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WATER TESTING
It is recommended that you test your spa water regularly with an accurate test kit or test strip. These are available from your
local authorized L.A. Spas dealer. Be sure to follow the chemical manufacturer’s instructions for chemical use.
STAIN AND SCALE INHIBITOR
Staining and scaling may be a common problem in spas. Because the water is hot, scale may be deposited more quickly.
The circulation of water can cause the erosion of metals from spa equipment, which can stain interior surfaces. A weekly dose
of a stain and scale fighter will help control these problems.
A sequestering agent, such as Metal Gone, can be added to the spa water when filling a spa (for the first time or when
draining and refilling). This will help eliminate metals in your water and increases the life of your spa equipment.
FOAM INHIBITOR
Soap residue from a user’s body, hair, and swimsuit combined with rapid circulation of spa water may cause foaming in your
spa. Foam inhibitors will suppress foam, but cannot remove soap from the water. When foaming occurs, a shock treatment
can oxidize the soap in your water and help prevent this condition. If foam remains a problem, change the water. Consult the
directions on the foam inhibitor container for usage amount. When adding chemicals to your spa water, add to the center of
the spa with the pump operating. Never add chemicals directly into the skimmer. Make sure the water is heated. Never add
chemicals to cold water, as this will affect the chemical reaction.
Store all chemicals in a cool dry location and in such a manner to prevent contact by children or pets.
You should consult your local authorized L.A. Spas dealer prior to any chemical use.
KEEPING YOUR WATER CLEAN AND SAFE
Monday
Test:
Adjust:
Add:
Friday
Test:
Bromine/Chlorine
pH
Total Alkalinity
Follow steps 1-4
Stain & Scale control
Adjust:
Bromine/Chlorine
pH
Total Alkalinity
Follow steps 1-3
Step 1: Adjust total alkalinity – ideal range is between 130-160. Test water, follow directions on manufacturer’s label, and add
the required amount of spa chemicals with the jets on. Wait 30 minutes before performing additional tests.
Step 2: Adjust pH – ideal range is between 7.2-7.6. Test water, follow directions on manufacturer’s label, and add the
required amount of spa chemicals with the jets on.
Step 3: Adjust bromine/chlorine – ideal range is between 2-3 ppm chlorine and 3-5 ppm bromine (4-6 ppm for heavy spa
usage). Fill bromine floater or adjustable feeder and shock spa as necessary.
Step 4: Stain and scale control – add the required amount of spa chemicals with jets on weekly.
NOTE: The chemical chart above is a simple schedule for moderate spa use. Depending on the usage, chemical balancing
may be required more often.
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SPA CARE
FILTER CLEANING
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Always make sure the spa is off before removing and cleaning the Aqua Klean filter bags. We recommend the Aqua Klean
filter bags to be cleaned every two weeks to avoid a decrease in jet performance. On initial start-up, the filters should be
cleaned every other day for the first two weeks of operation.
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To clean the filter bags, place them into the washing machine. Use ¼ cup of bleach, wash with warm water in gentle cycle.
Do not machine dry.
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Aqua Klean Patent No. 6,685,843
CARE FOR SPA SURFACE
L.A. Spas have a very high quality finish. Stains and dirt will generally not adhere to the surface. After draining the spa, wipe
the surface with a soft damp cloth (or sponge) using household soap or liquid detergent. Stubborn dirt and stains maybe
removed by using Spic & Span adequately dissolved in water. Be sure to rinse detergent well as this will cause suds when
refilling the spa.
CARE FOR SPA PILLOWS
Due to the nature of a spa’s environment, spa pillows are exposed to chemicals, which in turn can affect the pillow’s useful life.
To be extra careful, we encourage you to always remove the spa pillows when adding chemical treatments to your spa’s
water. The spa pillows can then be re-installed to the spa when the chemical level is at the recommended parts per million
(PPM). For most spas, this is between 3-5 PPM.
Furthermore, spa pillows should be cleaned regularly. To do this, remove the pillows from your spa, and then wipe the pillows
with a soft damp cloth using mild dish washing soap and warm water. Rinse off the excess soapy water, and then simply reinstall the pillows onto your spa.
CARE OF SPA CABINET (THERMOPLUS CABINET)
Your ThermoPlus cabinet requires little or no maintenance of any kind. To clean, simply wipe cabinet with a clean towel and
mild detergent soap solution.
CAUTION – Do not use any cleaning products containing abrasives or solvents. Do not stain, paint or otherwise cover the
cabinet with any substance since these can and will damage the ultraviolet clear coat used on the surface of the ThermoPlus
spa skirt and void your warranty.
CARE FOR THERM-RITE
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SPA COVER
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Your Therm-Rite spa cover is an extremely durable foam insulated product. When your spa is not in use, it is highly
recommended that the cover tie downs always be utilized to discourage unsupervised children from entering the spa and to
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minimize heat loss. See your Therm-Rite spa cover Owner’s Manual for proper installation instructions.
Spa covers should be cleaned regularly. To clean the cover, simply wipe the cover using a clean towel with a mild detergent
or soap solution. Do not use any cleaning products containing abrasives or solvents since these could damage the cover
surface and void your warranty. You may wax the spa cover surface as desired. Use a spa wax only. This adds a protective
coating on the finish of your spa cover. Follow the instructions on the label of the wax product. Lastly, consult your L.A. Spas
TM
Authorized Dealer for further questions regarding your Therm-Rite spa cover.
DRAINING THE SPA
All L.A. Spas are gravity drained. Do not drain water onto your lawn or plants unless all of the bromine or chlorine has
dissipated from the spa water. The sanitizer in your spa water can be dissipated very quickly by leaving the spa cover off and
exposing the water to direct sunlight. Drain and refill your spa every 4 months. For heavier spa use, you may wish to change
the water more frequently. With the UWMS, you may find that the average draining is approximately every 6 months,
depending on spa usage. For heavier spa use, you may wish to change the water more frequently.
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1.
2.
3.
4.
Turn power off to spa.
Attach a hose to the hose bib located in the equipment area of your spa. Open the valve and allow the water to drain
away from the spa.
Clean the spa surface (see care of spa surface in this section).
Refill spa, and follow initial start-up procedures to reheat the spa.
SPECIAL COLD WEATHER INSTRUCTIONS (WINTERIZING)
Winter can be one of the most enjoyable times of the year to enjoy your spa. As it is difficult to get water out of the plumbing
lines, WE DO NOT RECOMMEND DRAINING YOUR SPA FOR THE WINTER. However, if you decide not to use your spa
during the winter, we recommend you winterize as follows:
1.
2.
If you drain your spa, turn off the main power to the spa. Drain as completely as possible. You may want to use a
wet-vacuum or high-pressure blower to evacuate as much water as possible.
When the spa is completely empty, leave the hose bib open and open the pump drain plug located on the bottom side
of the front end of the pump. Loosen all pump unions and fittings to allow air and water to expand freely within the
system. This should help prevent water from freezing and damaging pipes and fittings. The idea is to try to eliminate
water from any sealed areas in the system.
Should you have a heavy snowfall during the winter months, you may want to build a protective cover cap for the spa cover.
This may be done with a ½” or ¾” piece of plywood and a few 2” x 4” cross members.
Although your spa is equipped with an automatic freeze protection, a power outage can cause your spa equipment system to
freeze quickly. During freezing conditions, check your spa frequently to ensure proper operation. Be sure to check your spa
after any power failure to ensure the spa is operational.
For additional information on winterizing your spa, contact your local L.A. Spas dealer.
WARRANTY SERVICE INFORMATION
Your L.A. Spas warranty gives you specific coverage. Be sure you read your warranty carefully. The warranty does not cover
problems resulting from misuse, abuse, or neglect, and it does not cover problems caused by improper installation or
perceived problems caused by failure to read the spa owner’s manual.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
HEATING SYSTEM
Symptom
Spa water cold / spa not
heating
Spa water too warm / spa
heating above set point
Problem
1. Temperature setting is not at user select.
Power reset caused default setting.
2. Spa in economy mode
3. Dirty filters
4. Air lock
5. Jets closed obstructing flow
6. Pump gate valve closed.
7. Equipment malfunction
1. Temperature setting too high
2. Too much filtration
Spa temperature erratic
3.
4.
5.
1.
Dirty filters
Overheat or high limit occurred
Equipment malfunction
Water level low
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
Spa in economy mode
Dirty filters
Jets closed obstructing flow
Pump gate valve closed
Equipment malfunction
Corrective Action
1. Increase temperature
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
1.
Reset to standard mode.
Clean filters
Prime pump (see page 16)
Open jets
Open gate valve
Call for service
Decrease temperature
2. Reduce the number of filter cycles and/or
the filter cycle duration
3. Clean filters
4. Call for service
5. Call for service
1. Fill with water to 5” (13 cm) below the top of
spa
2. Reset to standard mode
3. Clean filters
4. Open jets
5. Open gate valve
6. Call for service
WATER SYSTEM
Symptom
Pulsating jets
No jet action or action is
poor
Problem
1. Water level low
2.
3.
4.
5.
1.
Dirty filters
Filter intake / pump intake restricted
Pump gate valve closed
Equipment malfunction
Jets are turned off
2. Diverter valve turned
3. Water level low
4. Dirty filters
5. Pump gate valve closed
6. Air lock
Corrective Action
1. Fill with water to 5” (13 cm) below the top of
spa
2. Clean filters
3. Remove obstruction
4. Open gate valve
5. Call for service
1. Turn jets on by turning jet face
counterclockwise
2. Turn the diverter valve clockwise or
counterclockwise
3. Fill with water to 5” (13 cm) below the top of
spa
4. Clean filters
5. Open gate valve
6. Prime pump (see page 16)
ELECTRICAL SYSTEM
Symptom
Spa will not turn on in any
mode
Spa turns on by itself
Light is out
Pump shuts down
unexpectedly while in use
Problem
Corrective Action
1. Check circuit breaker and/or GFCI
1. No power
2. Equipment malfunction
1. Normal automatic daily filtration cycle
2. Spa required heat to maintain
temperature
3. Freeze protection engaged
4. Equipment malfunction
1. Automatic time out has shut off light
2. Burned out light bulb
1. Automatic timeout has shut pump off
2. Call for service
1. No action required
2. No action required
2. Motor overheated and protective device
has shut down pump
2. Allow pump to cool. If the pump does not
restart when Jets key is pressed, call for
service.
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3.
4.
1.
2.
1.
No action required
Call for service
Press Light key again to start another cycle
Replace light bulb
Press Jets keys again to start another cycle
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ERROR MESSAGES
Error Code
Description
A hardware error was detected in the control pack.
r
L
The high limit circuit has tripped.
Occurs when no flow is detected at the heater.
LO
O
Water temperature is above 108°F (42°C). DO NOT
ENTER THE SPA.
Temperature probe is defective.
rr
O
Internal temperature of the control pack is too high.
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Corrective Action
Reset power to spa. Check for operations of
all pumps and accessories. If error code
remains, call for service.
Add cold water to spa and let the heater cool
down, reset power to spa.
Reset power to spa. Make sure that the pump
associated to the heater is running. Check
and clean filters. Air locked, prime the pump
(see page 16).
Remove spa cover. Add cold water if
necessary.
Change the set temperature. The system will
check for flow. If error code remains, call for
service.
Remove front cabinet panel and allow the
equipment to cool. Reset power to spa.
2015 rev.1
WIRING DIAGRAMS
In.yj-2 control pack (Ibiza ES/LS, Lanai ES/LS)
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In.ye-3 control pack (La Costa ES/LS, Palomar ES/LS, Islander ES/LS, San Juan ES/LS, Maui ES/LS, St Croix ES/LS, Ibiza
SE, Lanai SE)
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In.ye-5 control pack (La Costa SE, Palomar SE, Islander SE, San Juan SE, Maui SE, St Croix SE)
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