Swim Spa Manual 2006 (E).indd

Swim Spa Manual 2006 (E).indd
2006
owners manual
table of contents
Letter of Introduction....................................................................3
Topside Control Panel Display Messages...............................40
Important User Safety instructions
Warnings................................................................................4
Hyperthermia.........................................................................4
Jet and Feature Operation
Jet Water Flow Adjustment................................................42
Jet Air Flow Adjustment.....................................................42
Jet Insert Removal & Replacement...................................42
Interchanging Jet Inserts...................................................42
Adjustable Flow Control (Diverter) Valves........................43
Choosing the Right Location
Indoor Locations...................................................................5
Outdoor Locations.................................................................5
Swim Spa Water Balance
General Overview................................................................44
Glossary of Common Water Maintenance Terms............45
Water Balance Summary Chart.........................................45
Signs of Improper Water Balance.....................................46
General Installation Considerations...........................................6
Special Considerations for
Indoor Installations...............................................................6
Outdoor Installations............................................................6
Site Preparation for
Above ground installations..................................................7
Partial in-ground installations.............................................7
In-ground installations..........................................................8
Equipment accessibility........................................................8
Corona Discharge Ozone Technology.......................................46
Suggested Routine Water Maintenance
Initial Fill...............................................................................47
Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Annually......................................47
Chemical Safety Hints.........................................................47
Remote Equipment Placement and Plumbing
Remote Equipment – General..............................................9
Remote Above-Grade Equipment.........................................9
Remote Equipment Plumbing Diagrams..............................9
Cleaning the Skimmer Basket...................................................47
Cartridge Filter
Removal, Cleaning, Re-Installation...................................48
Unloading/Handling Your Swim Spa........................................10
Cleaning the Acrylic Surface....................................................48
Leveling Your Hydropool Swim Spa.........................................11
Safety Hard Cover.......................................................................48
Set-up and Assembly
Steel Support Leg Assembly – Overview..........................11
Steel Support Leg Assembly – Details..............................12
Support Equipment Assembly............................................13
Ozonator Connection..........................................................13
Light Bulb / LED Assembly.................................................14
TopSide Control Panel Connection....................................14
Changing Your Swim Spa Water...............................................49
Formula.................................................................................49
Water Softeners..................................................................49
Draining Your Swim Spa Water................................................49
Wood Cabinet
Factory Cabinet (Optional) Assembly................................50
Protecting Your Cabinet Wood Finish................................50
Cabinet Wing-Locks............................................................50
Important Electrical Safety Instructions..................................14
North America – GFCI installation.....................................15
Europe – R.C.D. installation................................................16
Winterizing Your Swim Spa.......................................................51
General Troubleshooting............................................................52
What to do in the event of...
Power fluctuations..............................................................53
Cold weather power failure...............................................53
Swim Jets Pump(s) Timer – Europe Only.................................17
Installing Accessories
Corner Wrap Pillow.............................................................18
Aquacord Tether System....................................................18
Filter Cover...........................................................................18
Mood Lighting......................................................................19
Safety Hard Cover Locks....................................................19
Cover Remover – Optional..................................................19
Notes............................................................................................53
Filling, Checking and Starting Your Swim Spa.......................20
Pump Priming/Releasing an Air Lock................................21
Hydropool Control Systems
North America
Aquatrainer Series..............................................................22
Aquatrainer Series with Remote Equipment....................26
Aquaplay Series..................................................................30
Europe
Aquatrainer and Aquasport Series....................................33
Aquaplay Series..................................................................37
Since manufacturing our first swim spa in 1995, we have seen the popularity of this mini-fitness and
massage pool grow by leaps and bounds year after year.
Hydropool swim spas are not only fun and relaxing, they can even add value to your home.
The minimal space and maintenance requirements of swim spas, combined with the year-round use
potential, safety and better swim, will ensure the future of swim spas as ”the pool of the future“.
This manual contains valuable information and pointers that will save you both time, money and help
simplify upkeep and maintenance.
Please take the time to carefully read and understand all the safety, installation and operating
instructions in this manual before adding water or electrically connecting your swim spa.
Enjoy.
Dale Papke
C.E.O.
David Jackson
President
S ave these i nstruct ions
Important user safety instructions
Your physiological response to hot water is subjective and depends on your age, health, and medical history. If you don’t
know your tolerance to hot water, or if you get a headache, or become dizzy or nauseous when using your swim spa, get
out and cool off immediately.
WARNINGS
HYPERTHERMIA
1 Children should NOT use a swim spa
without alert adult supervision.
2 Children should not enter a swim spa where
water temperature exceeds body
temperature (37˚C / 98.6˚F).
3 As prolonged immersion in water temperatures in excess
of 38˚C (100˚F) may be injurious to your health, we
recommend measuring the water temperature with an
accurate thermometer before entering the swim spa.
We also recommend establishing lower temperatures and
shorter use periods for young children and/or those
users potentially affected by hot temperatures.
4 Do not allow children to submerge their head
under water.
5 Do not use a swim spa unless all suction guards are
installed to prevent body and hair entrapment. Do not sit
in front of, or on top of the suction fittings or skimmer,
as this will obstruct proper circulation and may result in
personal injury.
6 Never operate the swim spa pumps at high speed without
having all suction and return lines open.
7 Always keep the hardcover installed and locked when
the swim spa is not in use.
8 People using medications and/or having any adverse
medical history should consult a physician before using
a swim spa.
9 People with infectious diseases should not use a swim spa.
10 Exercise caution when entering or exiting a swim spa.
Where practical, install a safety grab bar or handrail.
Turn off the jets before entering the swim spa to improve
visibility of the steps or flat entry area.
11 To avoid unconsciousness and possible drowning, do not
use drugs or alcohol before or during the use of a swim spa.
12 Pregnant woman should consult a physician before
using a swim spa.
13 Do not use a swim spa immediately following strenuous
exercise.
14 Do not permit or use electric appliances (such as a light,
telephone, radio or television) within 1.5 m (5 ft) of this
swim spa, unless such appliances are rated at 12VDC or less.
15 Test the GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) monthly.
16 Post emergency phone numbers for Police, Fire Dept.,
and Ambulance at the nearest phone.
Since your swim spa can be set to reach temperatures of
40˚C (104˚F), users should be aware that extended submersion in water that exceeds normal body temperature can lead
to hyperthermia.
The causes, symptoms and effects of hyperthermia may be
described as follows:
Hyperthermia occurs when the internal temperature
of the body reaches several degrees above the normal
body temperature of 37˚C (98.6˚F). The symptoms of
hyperthermia include drowsiness, lethargy, and an increase in
the internal temperature of the body. The effects of
hyperthermia include:
• Unawareness of impending hazard
• Failure to perceive heat
• Failure to recognize the need to exit the swim spa
• Physical inability to exit the swim spa
• Fetal damage in pregnant woman
• Unconsciousness resulting in the danger of drowning
If you sense any of the symptoms of hyperthermia, safely
exit the Swim Spa immediately.
WARNING
THE USE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS OR MEDICATION
CAN SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE THE RISK OF
FATAL HYPERTHERMIA.
Recommended Water Temperature 27 – 29˚C (80 – 85˚F)
Never allow diving or jumping
in your Swim Spa
CHOOSING THE RIGHT LOCATION
Your Hydropool swim spa can be installed indoors or out, on the ground, in the ground or half-and-half. The following
information will assist you in choosing the right location for your individual needs. When making your decision,
always remember that a swim spa can be enjoyed year-round, indoors or out, regardless of the climate. Many Hydropool
owners report that their favourite time to use a swim spa is in the cooler fall and winter months, while others praise the
enjoyment of using their swim spa in the warmer spring and summer months.
INDOOR LOCATIONS
Where the swim spa is being recessed, or a custom deck or
tile is being installed, the cost savings of being able to order
a swim spa without a cabinet is another benefit of choosing
Hydropool.
If members of your family are not cold weather enthusiasts,
or if your backyard or patio area is not suitable for a swim
spa installation, then an indoor location for your swim spa
may be your best or only choice. You may wish to create an
exercise/spa area in your home, or install your swim spa in a
glass solarium or four-season room adjoining your home.
If you should choose an indoor location, you will find
further information as outlined in the section “SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR INDOOR INSTALLATIONS” - p.6
Indoor installations not only add a unique look and appeal
to your home, they provide the privacy and controlled
climate to ensure that use and enjoyment of your swim spa
is maximized.
OUTDOOR LOCATIONS
For those who choose an outdoor location, swim spa
operating temperatures can be adjusted to match the
season. In colder months, some owners will operate their
swim spa in the range of 32-35˚C (90 - 95˚F). During
warmer months, an operating temperature of 27-29˚C (8085˚F) will provide a refreshing retreat.
If you should choose an outdoor location, you will find
further information as outlined in the section “SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR OUTDOOR INSTALLATIONS” - p. 6
For a variety of reasons, outdoor locations are a far more
popular choice. Some of the reasons include:
• Limited indoor space
• Delivery complications due to limited indoor access.
• Limited budget (indoor installations usually also involve
interior home renovations)
• Desire for an outdoor entertainment center
• Swim spa is being installed adjacent to an existing or
planned swimming pool
• Concerns over splashing water inside the home
GENERAL INSTALLATION CONSIDERATIONS
• Ensure that your Hydropool swim spa is properly
supported by either a level concrete pad, or a properly
constructed deck capable of supporting 925 kg/m2
(200 lbs./ft.2). If there is a possibility that the pad could
shift by freezing/thawing ground movement (such as
in clay regions, and/or areas with high water
tables) concrete footings extending below the frost line
are recommended.
• If you are installing the optional knockdown cabinet,
building your own custom cabinet or decking, please
consider the following:
- Your Hydropool swim spa, with steel support
legs, is self-supporting on its base. The cabinet
is decorative only, and not to be used for support.
- Never suspend the swim spa from a deck or cabinet.
- Always provide a convenient access door for
servicing the equipment.
- Decking should be constructed to allow future service
access around the entire swim spa.
- Extra insulation may be added however, the equipment
area must remain unimpeded and have adequate
ventilation.
- Decking should be chosen and constructed in a
manner that minimizes the chance of slipping or
falling
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The equipment and all electrical plugs, outlets and
lights within 1.5 meters (~5 feet) of the pool must be G.F.C.I
protected. The steel support legs must be grounded.
Consult your electrician for further details.
Access to the swim spa must be secured. Outdoor
installations, by an approved fence with a
self-closing gate and a safety hardcover, indoor
installations, by a lockable door and a safety hard
cover. Refer to local codes and bylaws regarding
pool fencing.
Installation of a safety grab rail or reachable support
for use when entering or exiting the swim spa is
recommended.
A nearby garden hose connection is recommended
for filling and “topping up” your swim spa.
Additional side-wall support of the unit is not required
when installed with the (optional) steel support legs.
Swim spas installed in the ground and properly
backfilled, will not require the steel leg support package,
however, some installers prefer to use these in all
installations.
Caution
Anti-entrapment devices may be required
in some regions. Please check your local
building codes.
SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR…
Indoor Installations
complete with humidistat for ventilation. Where this is
not practical, the use of indoor/outdoor carpeting or a
tile floor and the opening of a window and/or the use of
a room dehumidifier while the swim spa cover is removed
should suffice.
•Always provide adequate ventilation for the support
equipment
• Consult your local dealer for further information
•Where the swim spa is to be installed indoors, and where
ceiling height is 3 m (10 feet) or less, we recommend that
the swim spa be fully or partially recessed into the floor.
This will allow sufficient headroom for safe entry into, or
exit from, the swim spa.
• It is beneficial to have the swim spa room located near a
washroom and shower facility.
•The swim spa room should have a floor drain to handle
any splash water, and a window or outside exhaust fan
Outdoor Installations
equipped with a factory designed knockdown cabinet,
and installed as per the guidelines of this manual,
the equipment will be adequately protected. If your swim
spa has been ordered without a cabinet, your custom
cabinet or other structure must be designed to provide
protection for the swim spa support equipment from
rain, snow, splash water, etc., but still designed in a
manner to ensure adequate ventilation.
• Ensure that any opening to the equipment and the
working area around the equipment is large enough
to accommodate a service person.
• If the swim spa equipment is to be remotely located,
above the fill water level (19 mm [3/4 in] from top of
skimmer) a remote ABOVE-grade equipment package
and additional plumbing will be required.
• The surface surrounding the swim spa (decking, tile,
concrete, etc.) must slope away from the unit to allow for
proper water run-off.
• Contact your local building code department to determine
if a building permit is necessary and for information
on applicable bylaws (distance from property
lines, buildings, fencing requirements, etc). In some
instances the shallow depth of the unit could result in
the swim spa being classified as a swim spa by building
regulations (as opposed to a pool).
• If you are doing any excavating contact your local gas,
hydro and cable company to ensure that there are no
underground lines.
• Locate the swim spa, where practical, within close
proximity to a door to the house to maximize potential
winter use.
• Ensure that your pump(s), controls, and drain valve are
easily accessible and protected.
• The swim spa equipment is designed for indoor out of
the direct elements use. If your Hydropool swim spa is
Site preparation For…
Above-ground Installations
• Next, install 10-15 cm (4-6 in.) of poured concrete
• Level the concrete and apply a broom-type finish
Where the swim spa is a ”stand-alone“ above-ground
installation to be installed in regions where freeze/thaw
conditions may occur, a patio stone or pre-formed paver type
pad may be sufficient if there is no abutting deck(s) that
could be damaged during potential seasonal movement of
the ground. The potential drawback to this type of base is
that splash water could eventually de-stabilize the ground
under the pad, with the resultant shift of the support base
causing damage to the structure.
Recommended Minimum Concrete Pad Dimensions
For best results, we suggest the installation of a level
concrete pad:
• Dig out and level the ground 20-30 cm (8-12 in.) below
your desired base level
• Install 10-15 cm (4-6 in.) of crushed stone
With Factory
Cabinet & Steps
Without Cabinet
14 ft. Model
259 cm x 576 cm
102 in x 228 in
239 cm x 488 cm
94 in x 192 in
17 ft. Model
259 cm x 671 cm
102 in x 264 in
239 cm x 576 cm
94 in x 228 in
In regions where freeze/thaw occurs, or where there will be
custom decking abutting the swim spa, we recommend
the installation of poured concrete footings extending
below the frost line beneath the pad to prevent the
possibility of future shifting.
Installation Examples
WOOD OR
CONCRETE DECK
FACTORY INSTALLED
PLUMBING
WOOD OR
CONCRETE DECK
FACTORY INSTALLED
PLUMBING
STEEL SUPPORTS
OPEN
CAVITY
POURED 4" SLAB
POURED 4" SLAB
(minimum requirement)
(minimum requirement)
6" GRAVEL
STEEL SUPPORTS
NATURAL DRAIN
NATURAL DRAIN
6" GRAVEL
POURED
CONCRETE
FOOTINGS
PARTIAL IN-GROUND INSTALLATIONS
For units being installed fully or partially in the ground, the type of support will again vary based on whether or not the
swim spa is being installed in an area where freeze/thaw conditions may occur.
• Non-freezing climates – it is sufficient to ensure that the base of the hole or cavity created for the swim spa simply has a
stable, compacted base. Where the climate permits, should you choose to backfill directly against the swim spa, a
clear sand backfill is suggested and therefore, the steel support legs are not required
• Climates where freeze/thaw occurs – it is necessary that a proper poured concrete base, complete with concrete footings,
be installed as outlined in the section, ABOVE-GROUND INSTALLATIONS
• Areas with a high ground water table – the concrete base, as well as a concrete or wood retaining wall to hold back
the earth, is suggested. This forms a box or ’crib‘, in which the swim spa is placed
• ALWAYS ensure that there is good drainage, via a properly designed French (gravel) drain system and/or a sump pump,
to prevent ground water flooding damage to the support equipment or structure - see section IN-GROUND
INSTALLATIONS - p. 8
• Install protective waterproof conduit to house light, or topside control cables that must be buried
• Access for future service must be considered at the time of design and installation. Difficult access can result in
supplemental service labour charges not covered by the factory warranty. Consider easily removable deck materials.
Installation Examples
SERVICE HATCH
WOOD OR
CONCRETE
DECK
WOOD OR
CONCRETE
DECK
CLEAN
SAND
BACKFILL
CLEAN
SAND
BACKFILL
ORIGINAL
COMPACTED
EARTH
FACTORY INSTALLED
PLUMBING
CLEAN
SAND
BACKFILL
POURED 4" SLAB
(minimum requirement)
POURED 4" SLAB
(minimum requirement)
STANDARD EQUIPMENT
(Rainproof vented enclosure required)
6" GRAVEL
ORIGINAL
COMPACTED
EARTH
FACTORY INSTALLED
PLUMBING
POURED
CONCRETE
FOOTINGS
NATURAL DRAIN
6" GRAVEL
POURED
CONCRETE
FOOTINGS
Site preparation for…
IN-GROUND INSTALLATIONS
• Install protective waterproof conduit to house light, or
topside control cables that must be buried
• Ensure ample air space under air control(s) for proper
function. A minimum space of at least .03 cubic
metres (1 cubic foot) of open space per air control is
recommended. For air control locations see JET & FEATURE
OPERATION - p. 43
• ALWAYS ensure that there is adequate drainage via a
properly designed gravel drain system and/or a sump pump to
prevent ground water flooding damage to the support
equipment
• Access for future service must be considered at the time
of design and installation. Difficult access can result in
supplemental service labour charges or damage to your
decking. Consider easily removable deck materials.
• It is recommended leaving a 61 cm (24 in) wide crawl-space
around the entire unit to ensure adequate accessibility.
• When recessing the swim spa all or part way below
ground level, a concrete base along with a concrete or wood
retaining wall to hold back the earth is suggested. This
forms a box or ’crib‘, in which the swim spa is placed.
Recommended Minimum Interior Dimensions
Application
14 ft. Model
17 ft. Model
Crib
No Backfill
150 in x 240 in
381 cm x 610 cm
150 in x 276 in
381 cm x 701 cm
Pit
With Backfill
259 cm x 549 cm
102 in x 216 in
259 cm x 640 cm
102 in x 252 in
• Where the climate permits, should you choose to backfill
directly against the swim spa, a clear sand backfill is
suggested
Installation Examples
SERVICE HATCH
WOOD OR
CONCRETE DECK
FACTORY INSTALLED
PLUMBING
CLEAN
SAND
BACKFILL
STANDARD EQUIPMENT
(Rainproof vented enclosure required)
ALLOW APROX. 4 FT.
for SERVICE ACCESS
CLEAN
SAND
BACKFILL
NATURAL DRAIN
6" GRAVEL
2" - 3" SAND BED
UNDER SHELL
ORIGINAL COMPACTED
EARTH
R70 FILTER CLOTH
PIPE TO DRAIN
GROUND WATER
REQUIRED
WOOD OR
CONCRETE DECK
STEEL SUPPORTS
CONCRETE
OR WOOD
RETAINING
WALL
FACTORY INSTALLED
PLUMBING
REMOTE ABOVE-GRADE EQUIPMENT,
max. 20 ft. pipe run from swim jets
with minimal elbows/fittings
(Rainproof vented enclosure and optional
remote upgrade kit required)
OPEN CAVITY
BELOW
FROST
LINE
POURED 4" SLAB
(minimum requirement)
6" GRAVEL
EQUIPMENT ACCESSIBILITY
NATURAL DRAIN
• The equipment should be located as close to the swim
spa as possible to maximize jet performance
The equipment must be located in an area where it will
remain dry and will not be exposed to rain, snow or ground
water.
• When your swim spa is to be installed above ground, the
optional factory cabinet is designed for both protection and
accessibility
• When your swim spa is to be installed fully or partially in the
ground, if you are relocating the equipment remotely from
the swim spa, or if you have ordered a swim spa without a
cabinet: it is necessary that the equipment be installed
in an area that is dry, protected from the elements, has
proper ventilation, and is easily accessible for service
• Always ensure that the equipment is mounted on a raised
base or platform to prevent water damage to the motors,
equipment or controls. Note that the equipment is
supplied on a raised composite support equipment platform.
• Ensure that the opening to the equipment, and the
working area around the equipment, is large enough to
accommodate a service person
Whenever possible, install the pump(s) below water level
to ensure easy priming. Where above-grade equipment
location is necessary, ensure that your swim spa is equipped
with the optional REMOTE ABOVE-GRADE EQUIPMENT
PACKAGE.
Install protective waterproof conduit to house
applicable cords or line extensions such as the topside
control cables, light wires or ozone tubing. In climates
where freeze/thaw occurs we suggest that remote piping
be buried below the frost line and that pipe insulation is
applied over all pipes that run from the swim spa to the
remote equipment to maintain energy efficiency.
REMOTE Equipment Placement & PLUMBING
REMOTE above-Grade EQUIPMENT
REMOTE EQUIPMENT – General
In the event that you are plumbing your equipment in
a remote location where the support equipment will be
higher than the swim spa fill water level, you should have
purchased the optional REMOTE ABOVE-GRADE EQUIPMENT
PACKAGE consisting of:
The following should be considered to ensure easy
access for service and maintenance where the
equipment is being installed in a remote location:
• The distance from the unit should never exceed
6.09 m (20 feet) of pipe length, otherwise jet performance
will be affected.
• Piping diameter on pump lines must be 2.5 in. for inlet/
suction pipes and 2 in. for outlet/pressure pipes with
minimal use of elbows.
• In cold weather climates all piping should be
insulated to minimize heat loss.
• All air tubing, control cables and light wires should
be run through a protective conduit to avoid problems
associated with ground shifting.
•The swim spa equipment is designed for indoor/out of
the direct elements use. If your Hydropool swim spa is
equipped with a factory designed knockdown cabinet,
and installed as per the guidelines of this manual, the
equipment will be adequately protected. If your swim
spa has been ordered without a cabinet, your custom
cabinet or other structure must be designed to provide
protection for the swim spa support equipment from
rain, snow, splash water, etc., but still designed in a
manner to ensure adequate ventilation.
1 Self-priming pumps with strainer basket
2 Topside control panel extension with booster
3 Light niche and extension
The provision of any required extra plumbing or fittings is
the responsibility of the installer.
•The equipment should not be located further than 6.09m
(20 feet) from the swim jets, and must be placed in a dry,
vented area, easily accessible for service.
• The equipment should not be installed more than
30 cm (12 in.) higher than the swim spa fill water level.
•All field installed plumbing must meet minimum sizes
previously outlined in order to conform to regulated
standards regarding safe inlet and outlet flows. If required,
please call your dealer for more detailed drawings.
•Ensure that the topside control panel, light and any other
cables are protected within conduit before backfilling.
Please note: the hair and lint strainer basket on the
remote above-grade equipment pumps can be removed for
improved flow.
Remote Equipment Plumbing Diagrams
Inlet/Suction Side Plumbing Connections
Outlet/Pressure Side Plumbing Connections
P3
Pump 1
P3
Pump 1
P1
P1
P2
P2
2 1/2" Dia.
Pump 2 & 3
2" Dia.
P3
Pump 2 & 3
P1
P3
P1
P2
P2
2" Dia.
2 1/2" Dia.
UNLOADING / HANDLING YOUR Swim Spa
All Hydropool swim spas are shipped with a layer of
protective foam wrap and plastic film. Each swim spa is
factory strapped onto a wood skid. If your swim spa is to be
delivered by your local dealer, it will generally arrive on a
flat bed truck or low profile trailer. Typically, the dealer will
arrive with the necessary equipment to maneuver the swim
spa from the truck.
whenever possible, in between the plumbing and the shell
(to avoid damaging the plumbing). The straps should be
secured so that they will not slip in any direction, and strap
spreaders utilized to prevent undue structural side load on
the swim spa shell.
Hydropool swim spas require a minimum clearance of
249 x 130 cm (98 x 51 in.) to allow movement of the
unit through alley-ways, fence openings, etc. Where this is
not possible, the use of a crane (with strap spreaders) to lift
the swim spa from the truck or trailer over the house to the
patio or yard is often the most viable option.
For direct deliveries, your swim spa will arrive on a 48 ft. or
53 ft. common carrier closed box trailer. It may be necessary
to arrange with a local towing company for a tilt and load
flatbed truck with a winch system, to pull the unit from the
box trailer to the flatbed. The swim spa can then be gently
slid off the flatbed truck or lifted by a crane into place.
CAUTIONS
•Do not move or place the swim spa on
its sides or ends as damage could
occur
•Never lift or handle the swim spa by
the plumbing as this will cause leaks
•Make sure that there is sufficient
assistance to gently slide the swim spa off of the dolly
or cart to the support base without any damage
Your swim spa may be either hand carried/rolled by
10 to 12 able-bodied adults, trailered, or craned to its final
installation site. If rollers are to be utilized, we recommend
that at least six 4” pipes, 8’ long, be placed under the shell
to move it across a soft lawn, down a path, etc.
Some installations require the use of a crane. When a crane
is used for lifting, place the straps under the swim spa, and
Common Delivery Arrangement Examples
Crane
Flat Bed Truck & Winch
Crane & Strap
Spreader
Rollers
Strap Spreader
Move exposed
pipe to front
10
LEVELING YOUR HYDROPOOL Swim Spa
After the swim spa is properly positioned on the support
base, the entire unit should be checked and leveled as
necessary. Should you find that the unit is sloped or the base is
otherwise uneven, level your swim spa using a 2” – 3” sand
bed. Make sure to enclose or ‘box-in‘ the sand to prevent
erosion. This will ensure contact with the support
substructure to appropriately distribute the weight of the
swim spa structure. Do not just shim under the outside
edge, as this will cause structural stress on the unit,
potentially causing damage to the swim spa structure.
SET-UP & Assembly
Set-up of your swim spa will vary depending on whether you have purchased an Aquatrainer, Aquaplay, or Aquasport
model. Once your swim spa is set into place, you are ready to install the steel support legs and connect the equipment
package.
Steel Support Leg Assembly
Do not tighten or adjust steel support legs until water is added to the swim spa. Refer to Filling, Checking and
Starting Your Swim Spa - p. 20 for final adjustment(s).
Steel Support Leg Assembly Overview
14’ unit = 9 legs
17’ = 11 legs
1
1 Threaded post - protrudes below swim spa lip
2 Foot Assembly - includes foot plate & two .
hex nuts
3 Hex Nut Assembly
4 Square support leg
3
4
2
11
Steel Support Leg Assembly Details
1Thread one hex nut all the way up to the top of the
threaded posts attached under the lip.
2Thread two hex nuts down to within 2.5 cm (1 in.) of
bottom of foot plate
3Slide the foot plate assembly onto one end of the square support leg, then
slide the leg onto the threaded post under the swim spa lip.
4Bring the two hex nuts on the
foot plate up about 5.1 cm (2 in.)
and the hex nut on the threaded
post under the swim spa lip,
down about 5.1 cm (2 in.). Finger
tighten until the leg is secure.
5After the swim spa is filled with water, the legs can
now be adjusted as necessary from either the top
or bottom with a wrench to ensure that the walls are
straight and level. See section FILLING, CHECKING &
STARTING YOUR SWIM SPA - p. 20
WARNING
Do not over-extend the steel support legs and/or suspend shell above the floor as this will cause structural damage and void warranty
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SUPPORT EQUIPMENT ASSEMbLY
Position equipment platform next to the swim spa under
the swim jets. Do not remove support equipment from
platform. All necessary o-rings are bundled and shipped
in the accessories bag. Carefully install all o-rings into
unions and hand tighten. Ensure that o-rings are
properly seated and do not get pinched while connecting
the unions as this will result in leaks. Union connections are
located on the swim spa control heater manifold, pipe to
pipe connections and all pumps.
AQUATRAINER/AQUASPORT SUPPORT EQUIPMENT PLATFORM – TYPICAL (EUROPEAN vERSION SHOWN)
AQUAPLAY SUPPORT EQUIPMENT PLATFORM – TYPICAL
(NORTH AMERICAN vERSION SHOWN)
REMOTE AbOvE-GRADE EQUIPMENT PACKAGE
NORTH AMERICA ONLY – TYPICAL
Equipment may not be exactly as shown.
OzONATOR CONNECTION
The clear 9.5 mm (3/8 in) ID ozonator tube is shipped coiled
and attached to the back of the swim jets. Attach loose
end to barb on ozonator.
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Light Bulb/LED Assembly
The light wire harnesses are bundled & attached to the
control box on the equipment platform. One light is located
on the riser of the middle step and the other is located
under the swim jets. You will need to attach the light at the
swim jet end only. Thread the plastic light housing onto the
clear housing. Ensure bulb/L.E.D. is secure in the socket.
Topside Control Panel connection
Connect the topside control panel extension cable (located
on equipment platform) to main topside control cable
located under the control panel.
Note: Aquaplay model has one light at step end
IMPORTANT ELECTRICAL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Safety comes first. When installing & using this electrical equipment, basic safety precautions should
always be followed
Wire Size
1 READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
2Electrical installation must be performed by qualified
persons only (electrician or equivalent) in accordance
with local electrical codes.
3Connect only to a dedicated circuit protected by a class
‘A’ two-pole ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI)
4 Use copper conductors only!
5The Swim spa equipment and all electrical plugs, outlets
and lights within 1.5m (5ft) of the unit must be G.F.C.I
protected. Consult your electrician or local electrical
authority for further details.
6A green colored terminal or a terminal marked “G”, “GR”,
“Ground”, or “Grounding” is located inside the supply
terminal box or compartment. To reduce the risk of
electric shock, this terminal must be connected to the
grounding means provided in the electric supply service
panel with a continuous copper wire equivalent in size to
the circuit conductors supplying the equipment.
7At least two lugs marked “BONDING LUGS” are provided on
the external surface or on the inside of the supply terminal
box or compartment. To reduce the risk of electric
shock, connect the local common bonding grid in the
area of the swim spa to these terminals with an insulated
or bare copper conductor not smaller than No.6 AWG
(Canada/Europe) / No.8 AWG (USA).
8All field installed metal components such as rails, ladders,
drains or other similar hardware within 3 m (10 ft) of the
swim spa shall be bonded to the equipment grounding
bus with copper conductors not smaller than No.6 AWG.
The steel support legs must be grounded.
North America
•The minimum wire size for systems that require a
40A GFCI is #8/3 c/w ground (also refered to as
#8 gauge/4 conductor).
•The minimum wire size for systems that require a 50A
or 60A GFCI is #6/3 c/w ground (also refered to as
#6 gauge/4 conductor).
Europe
• The minimum wire size for European system is 2.5 mm2
copper wire.
G.F.C.I./R.C.D. Application Guide
North America
Aquatrainer
Aquaplay
60A
40A
Europe
All models20A
Important Note:
• This guide is for standard installations where the wire
run is 15 m (50 ft.) or less. For longer wire runs, consult a
qualified electrician.
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North America – GFCI INSTALLATION
SIEMENS - TYPICAL
O
N
NOTE THIS - The white Neutral wire
from the back of the GFCI MUST be
c o n n e c t e d t o a n i nc o m i n g L in e
Neutral. The internal mechanism of
t he G F C I r e q u i r e s t h i s n eu t r al
connection. The GFCI will not work
without it.
60
60
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Line Neutral
LOAD
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LOAD
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LOAD
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LINE NEUTRAL Fro m
Electric
Service
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or
Other
Source
L I N E 2 - I NP UT
LI N E 1 - I N PU T
GROUND
GROUND - INPUT
Note : Ground
b a r ( i nc l u d e d )
must be installed
in panel.
GROUND TO SPA
To S pa
or
Pool
E qu i pm en t
LO A D 2 120 volts
LOAD NEUTRAL -
240 volts
120 volts
L OA D 1 -
Important Note: Installation of this GFCI - Circuit Breaker, including ampere sizing and selection of
conductor size and type, must be performed by a qualified electrician in accordance with the National
Electrical Code, or the Canadian Electrical Code, and all Federal, State/Provincial and local codes and
regulations in effect at the time of installation.
square d - TYPICAL
bottom view of G.f.c.I.
(square D)
front view of G.f.c.I. (square D)
WHITE.
tbI
(NOT APPLICABLE IN EUROPE)
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WHITE.
WHITE.(NEuTRAL).
BLACK.(HOT).
RED.(HOT).
GREEN.(GROuND).
GRN.(GROuND).
WHITE.
RED.(HOT).
WHITE.
GRN.(GROuND).
BLACK.(HOT).
BLACK.(HOT).
WHITE.
BLK.(HOT).
RED.(HOT).
GRN.
WHITE.(NEuTRAL)
RED.(HOT).
BLACK.(HOT).
GRN.(GROuND).
RED.(HOT).
1
2
3
4
5
Europe – R.C.D. Installation - Typical
(Single Phase)
House Breaker Box
Spa System Box
(Neutral)
(not applicable in North America)
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Swim Jets pump(S) timer – Europe only
In some regions of Europe, a separate control is required for the swim jets pump(s) in order to conform to local
electrical requirements. This control is designed to operate with either a 1-Phase or 3-Phase dedicated line input, and
utilizes a single pneumatic air button to control the swim jet pump(s). Typical installations are illustrated below.
Input Service
230VAC, 1-Phase or 400VAC, 3-Phase (neutral required)
Rating
50Amp resistive load.
Operation
The first push of the air button turns on pump(s) and pressing again turns off pump(s). The control automatically turns
off the pump(s) after 30 minutes.
Caution
Use copper conductors only. Do not lubricate relays. All controls must be installed by a licensed
electrician according to these instructions.
SINGLE-PHASE.INSTALLATION.–.0V
THREE-PHASE.INSTALLATION.–.400V.or.380V
NEuTRAL
NEuTRAL
LINE.1
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LINE.
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Note: Ground connections are not shown and vary with installations.
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INSTALLING ACCESSORIES
Accessories Kit
When unpacking your new Hydropool swim spa, you will find an accessories bag inside containing:
• all necessary o-rings/gaskets
• gate valve stem locks
• filter cover
• coloured light lenses (not required for units ordered with optional L.E.D. lighting)
• tool for opening the wall fitting to access the light bulb
• #10 expansion plug (for skimmmer when draining)
• Aquacord swim tether
• chrome decorative lip trim
Corner Wrap Pillow
The corner wrap pillows are pre-installed at the factory
and are attached via pin and socket. To remove, grasp ends
of pillow and pull away from swim spa seat. To re-install,
lineup pins on back of pillow to mounting sockets and press
firmly.
Although the pillows are designed to remain in-place in the swim spa, to extend the life of the pillows, remove after each use.
Aquacord Tether system
Sould you desire a tether resistance swim or excercise,
simply lift the cap of the Aquacord tether anchor and slip
one end of the Aquacord onto the anchor and the other
around your waste. Adjust the Aquacord length so
that your extended arm has at least 46 cm (18 in.) of
clearance from the end of the swim spa.
FILTER COVER
The filter cover provides that finishing touch to your
Hydropool swim spa. To install simply place over the filter
opening.
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Mood lIGHTing
Standard Mood Lighting
Press the ‘light’ pad on the topside control to turn the light on and off.
LED Mood Lighting optional - Factory Installed
Press the ‘light’ pad on the topside control to start the following LED lighting modes. Pressing the ‘light’ pad on/off within
3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light shows’. When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5 seconds, then
turned back on, the system will resume the last ‘light show’.
Description of Light Shows:
• Mode 1 – Synchronous colour change
• Mode 2 – Freeze mode, freezes on selected colour blend from above mode (gives unlimited colour blend selection)
• Mode 3 – solid colour blue
• Mode 4 – solid colour green
• Mode 5 – solid colour red
• Mode 6 – solid white (simulated)
Changing Bulbs & Lenses
The coloured light lenses supplied with your swim spa (not required for units with optional LED lighting) simply push over
the existing clear light lens.
SAFETY HARDCOVER LOCKS
In an uncovered swim spa, over 90% of the heat is lost from the water surface. Hydropool hard covers are engineered for
maximum thermal efficiency and appearance. Simply place the cover on the swim spa, pull the straps down so that they
are fully extended, then release slightly so that there is approximately 6 mm (1/4 in.) of slack. Mark the position on the
cabinet or deck surface, and fasten the receiver clip with the screws provided. Always ensure the safety hard cover is in
place and locked whenever the swim spa is not being used.
COVER REMOVER - OPTIONAL
A Hydropool cover lifter assists in the removal of the safety
hard cover. Please refer to the instructions supplied with
your particular cover remover for installation. For further
information, contact your local Hydropool dealer.
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FILLING, CHECKING AND STARTING YOUR Swim Spa
Although your swim spa was thoroughly water-tested in the factory, some loosening of fittings can occur during
shipping. Before any decking, tiling or carpeting is completed around the installation, fill and operate your swim spa
to test for leaks (this ensures easy access and inexpensive correction). Check all union connections and plumbing for minor
leaks. In the event of a leak, ensure all union connections and pump plugs are tight, and all o-rings/gaskets are in place.
•When adding water for the first time, the swim spa
should be filled through the skimmer opening (helps to
prevent air locks) using a standard garden hose, turning
the tap on slowly to prevent damage to the surface by a
jerking hose connection.
•Pull up the handles on the intake and return gate valves
and install stem locks (handles are pulled up when valves
are open and pushed down when valves are closed).
Proper
Water
Level
• Ensure the drain hose gate valve is closed.
•Ensure that all jets are open. See section JET & FEATURE
OPERATION – p. 42
•Fill the swim spa to the recommended level, approximately
19 mm (3/4 in.) from the top of the skimmer opening.
Unions
•Steel support leg adjustment: While the swim spa is
filling, it may be necessary to adjust the steel support
legs. Should the unit bow outward, lengthen the steel
support leg by turning the top nut counter clockwise.
Should the shell bow inward, shorten the steel support
leg by turning the top nut clockwise. Be careful to only
adjust the nut 1/4 or 1/2 a turn at any one time. Do
not extend the leg length too much as this may cause
deformation on the top flange. Adjustments may be
necessary on more than one leg. For final adjustment see
section STEEL SUPPORT LEG ASSEMBLY DETAILS – p. 12
Blue Drain Hose
Gate Valves
•Visually check all union connections pump plugs
and plumbing for minor leaks. In the event of a leak,
ensure all union connections and pump plugs are tight
and o-rings/gaskets are in place and not pinched.
• Before applying voltage to power-up your swim spa, it
is very important that you understand the sequence of
events that occur when the system is activated in order
that the pump can be primed efficiently and damage to
the system can be avoided. See section PUMP PRIMING/
RELEASING AN AIR LOCK – p.21
• Turn the main power on at your electrical panel.
Gate Valve
Stem Lock
•Follow the control instructions for your particular model
swim spa to put the pump into low speed. See section
Hydropool swim spa CONTROL Systems – p. 22
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Unions
Blue Drain Hose
Gate Valves
RELEASING AIR TRAPPED IN FILTER...
• If the pump(s) is located below water level, the water
should start circulating immediately. If the motor works
but you do not notice water circulation within the first
15 seconds, the pump may require priming due to trapped
air (referred to as an ‘air lock’). If the pumps have not
self-primed after 2 minutes, and water is not flowing
from the jets, DO NOT allow the pumps to continue to
run. Turn power off at the main house panel (or GFCI)
and try releasing the air by loosening the union on the
discharge side of the pump(s) while the motor is not
running. Turn the power back on. If the pumps do not
prime after 15 seconds, sometimes momentarily turning the
pump(s) off and on will help the system to prime (note: do
not do this more than 5 times).
Important: Under NO circumstances should the pump(s)
be allowed to operate without priming beyond 5
minutes, as this may not only cause unwarrantable
damage to the pump, it may also cause the control
system to go into an overheat condition.
Definition: ‘Priming’ a pump is a term used to describe the
process in which air trapped in the plumbing and pump
wet-end (referred to as an ‘air lock’) is released, allowing
the pump to move water efficiently through the plumbing
system and to the jets.
Air Vent Valve
PUMP PRIMING/Releasing An Air Lock…
…Through the
pump union
• When the pump starts circulating on low speed, it will be
necessary to release trapped air in the filter. Carefully
loosen the vent valve counter-clockwise until there is the
hissing sound of air escaping. Once there is a steady
stream of water, close the vent valve, ensuring that the
o-ring does not become pinched.
•If your swim spa is equipped with the optional REMOTE
ABOVE-GRADE EQUIPMENT PACKAGE, close the gate
valves on either side of the pump(s), loosen off the lids on
the priming pots, fill with water, re-install lid(s), turn on
the pump(s), and simultaneously re-open gate valve(s).
•Turn the pump(s) onto high speed and re-check for leaks.
The control system will automatically return the pump(s)
to low speed (or off) after 30 minutes.
•Adjust the swim spa heat control at the topside panel to
the desired water temperature.
•Adjust water balance (pH, TA, calcium hardness) to
recommended levels and add sanitizor. See section Swim
PUMP PRIMING/RELEASING AN AIR LOCK
Spa Water Balance - p.??
On some systems a
message will appear on the
display indicating that the system is in pump Priming
Mode. This mode will last for 4 to 5 minutes before •The swim spa will initially require 24-48 hours to reach the
desired temperature.
automatically entering the normal operation mode. See
complete details for your swim spa in section HYDROPOOL
•Ensure the insulating bubble cover provided, or the optional
swim spa CONTROL SYSTEMS - p. 22
insulated safety hard cover, remain on the swim spa and
the air controls are closed during the entire heat up process.
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Hydropool Swim spa Series Control SystemS
North america
Hydropool Aquatrainer Series
on pump priming.
Once pump priming has been successfully completed, press
the
pads to turn off the pumps. Next, manually exit
Priming Mode by pressing either the
pad or the
pad. If you do not manually exit Priming Mode, it will
automatically terminate after 4 to 5 minutes. Be sure that
the pumps have been primed before exiting this mode.
INITIAL START-UP
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
FUNCTIONALITY and Adjustment
Before applying voltage to power-up your swim spa, it is
very important that you understand the sequence of events
that occur when the system is activated in order that the
pumps can be primed efficiently and damage to the pumps
can be avoided.
After you manually exit or the system automatically exits
Priming Mode, your swim spa will automatically heat to
the factory preset default temperature of 27˚C (80˚F). The
topside panel will briefly show the default temperature, and
then the display will appear as follows:
Note that the water temperature is not
yet displayed, as the system requires
approximately 2 minutes of water flow
through the heater to determine
temperature. This is referred to as ‘polling’
and is indicated on the display by the
Flashing
Pump 1 Low Speed Icon
icon. After 2 minutes the display
will show the current measured water
temperature.
At initial power-up, this display will appear,
and the system will show 4 sets of
numbers in succession (ie. 100 then 113
then 15 then 240). These numbers represent the current
software revision, and the system input voltage.
After the initial software indicators are
shown, this display will appear. This display
is indicating that the system is in pump
Priming Mode. This mode will last for 4 to 5 minutes
before automatically exiting and entering the normal
operation mode. You can also manually exit the pump
Priming Mode after the pumps are primed.
While in this mode, the heater circuit is disabled to
allow the priming process to be completed without
the possibility of energizing the heater element during
low flow or no flow conditions. The system will not
automatically activate any of the functions, however, by
pushing the
pads on the topside control, the pumps
can be manually activated
Press the
pad to increase the
temperature to the desired setting. The
icon will appear on the display
indicating that the heater has been
activated.
Flashing
Pump 1 Low speed Icon
Definition: ‘Priming’ a pump is a term used to describe the
process in which air trapped in the plumbing and pump
wet-end (referred to as an ‘air lock‘) is released, allowing
the pump to move water efficiently through the plumbing
system and to the jets.
PUMP PRIMING MODE
As soon as ’PR‘ is indicated on the
topside panel, push the left
pad
to start Pump 1 in low speed, then again
to switch to high speed. Push the
center
pad and right
pad to start
Flashing Pump 2 and Pump 3 respectively . These
Pump 1
are both single speed - high only. All of
Pump 3
Pump 2
the pumps will now be operating in high
speed to facilitate priming. See FILLING, CHECKING AND
STARTING YOUR SWIM SPA - p. 20 for complete instructions
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The system automatically activates Pump 1 low speed every
30 minutes for at least 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, the
water temperature is determined. At this point, if the water
temperature is lower than the set temperature, P1 will
continue to run and the
icon will appear on the
display. The heater will operate until the water temperature
reaches the set temperature point, after which, both the
heater and Pump 1 low will automatically turn off.
To Check/Change the set temperature
The last measured temperature is constantly
displayed on the topside control. When either of these pads
is pressed once, the display will show the set temperature.
Press either pad a second time to increase or decrease the
set temperature. After 3 seconds the display will once again
show the last measured temperature.
PUMPS AUTOMATIC TIME-OUT
P1 high speed, P2 & P3 – 30 minutes
P1 low speed – 4 hours.
CLEAN-UP CYCLES
The Clean-up Cycle begins 30 minutes after the
pump(s) have been turned off or have automatically
timed-out. P1 low speed and the ozonator (optional) will
operate for one hour.
The temperature can be adjusted from 27˚C (80˚F) to
40˚C (104˚F) in 1˚ increments
SETTING THE SYSTEM CLOCK TIME
PUMPS / JETS FUNCTION
The
flashes on the topside control display upon initial
start-up. This reminder will disappear once the clock time
is programmed.
from left to right on topside control – P1, P2, P3
PUMP 1 (P1)
1st press – turns on low speed –
2nd press – turns on high speed –
3rd press – turns off pump
–
the P1 icon
spins slowly
the P1 icon
spins faster
no icon displayed
when P1 is off
Press
then
to enter programming mode.
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
Press
When P1 low is already operating, the 1st press of the P1
pad puts the pump directly into high speed.
or
- each press changes the
to enter, and to continue to set minutes.
To set minutes: Press
time by 1 minute.
or
- each press changes the
Low speed P1 starts automatically every 30 minutes to
measure water temperature (in STANDARD Mode only – see
MODE FUNCTION), when a filter cycle is activated, or when
a freeze condition is detected.
Press the
pad again to continue to the filter cycle
programming mode (see below)
When P2 or P3 is manually activated, P1 low speed
is automatically activated and operates until
the pump(s) time out. If P2 or P3 is turned on
even briefly, and then turned back off, P1 low will
operate for a minimum of 2 minutes.
Press the
PUMP 2 (P2)
1st press – turns on high speed –
2nd press – turns off pump
–
PUMP 3 (P3)
1st press – turns on high speed –
2nd press – turns off pump
–
Once the system clock time has been programmed, the
system will automatically activate P1 low speed to filter the
water for 2 hours twice each day.
OR
pad to exit programming mode.
During normal operation, pressing the
the current time for 3 seconds.
pad will display
FILTER CYCLES
the P2 icon
spins fast
no icon displayed
when P2 is off.
Factory preset default
‘FILTER 1’ the system automatically activates P1 low to
operate from 8 AM to 10 AM. The F1 LED indicator, located
on the left side of the topside control panel, will light
during filter cycle 1 operation.
the P3 icon
spins fast
no icon displayed
when P3 is off.
‘FILTER 2’ the system automatically activates P1 low to
operate from 8 PM to 10 PM. The F2 LED indicator, located
on the left side of the topside control panel, will light
during filter cycle 2 operation.
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PROGRAMMING Filter Cycles
To change the factory default filter cycle settings
Press
then
then
then
within three
seconds.
PURGE CYCLES
The system automatically activates P2 & P3 for 5 minutes
at the beginning of each filter cycle to circulate fresh,
sanitized water into these plumbing circuits.
(You will already have advanced to this point if you pressed
after completing the SETTING THE SYSTEM CLOCK TIME
programming sequence)
MODE FUNCTION
This pad is used to change swim spa operation to either
STANDARD, ECONOMY or SLEEP mode. Press
to enter mode
programming and press
to select the desired mode.
The LCD will flash until
is pressed again to confirm the
selection.
At this point PROGRAM, FILTER 1 and START TIME will appear on
the display
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
Press
STANDARD MODE
The system automatically starts P1 low speed every 30
minutes to measure water temperature, and maintain the
set temperature. The word STANDARD will remain on the
display along with the last measured temperature. The
current water temperature is displayed only after the pump
has been operating for at least 2 minutes.
- each press changes the
to enter, and to continue to set minutes.
To set minutes: Press
time by 5 minutes
Press
or
or
- each press changes the
ECONOMY MODE
The system will heat to the set temperature only during the
filter cycles. The display will show the word ECONOMY.
to enter, and to proceed
At this point PROGRAM, FILTER 1 and END TIME will appear on
the display
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
Press
STANDARD-In-ECONOMY MODE
While the system is in Economy Mode, pressing any
pad will cause the system to activate Standard Mode for 1
hour, after which the system will revert back to Economy
Mode. Pressing the
pad during this time will put the
system back into Economy Mode immediately.
- each press changes the
to enter, and to continue to set minutes
To set minutes: Press
time by 5 minutes
Press
or
or
- each press changes the
SLEEP MODE
The system will heat to within 10˚C (20˚F) of the set
temperature only during filter cycles. The display will show
the word SLEEP.
to enter, and to proceed
At this point PROGRAM, FILTER 2 and START TIME will appear
on the display
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD)
Adjust time as above
Press
to enter, and to proceed
At this point PROGRAM, FILTER 2 and END TIME will appear on
the display
Continually provides feedback on the
operating status of the swim spa.
Icons indicate various functions and
programming information.
Adjust time as above
LCD INVERT
This feature inverts the LCD readout for convenient viewing
from inside the swim spa. To invert the readout,
Press the
pad again to enter the filter cycle times into
the system and exit programming mode.
Press
or
then
*
*Top right hand corner on topside control panel
The ‘F1’ light on the left side of the topside control panel
will illuminate to indicate that the system is in Filter 1
cycle.
To return the LCD readout to normal viewing (from outside
of the swim spa), repeat.
The ‘F2’ light on the left side of the topside control panel
will illuminate to indicate that the system is in Filter 2
cycle.
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Topside Panel Lock Features
All functions will turn off, but P1 low speed can be
activated (by pressing the P1
pad) to facilitate draining
the swim spa and the display will show
TEMPERATURE LOCK
The temperature lock feature prevents unauthorized
water temperature adjustment. When the temperature
lock is activated, all automatic functions will continue to
operate normally.
Press any pad other than the P1
pad to return the system to
normal operation. See section DRAINING YOUR SWIM
SPA– p. 49 - for detailed instructions.
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to activate the lock:
then
then P1
MOOD LIGHTING
STANDARD MOOD LIGHTING
Press the
pad on the topside control to turn the light
on and off.
then
TEMPERATURE Unlock
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to deactivate the lock:
then
then P1
LED MOOD LIGHTING OPTIONAL – Factory Installed
Press the
pad on the topside control to start the
selection of LED lighting modes. Pressing the
pad
on/off within 3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light
shows’. When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5
seconds, then turned back on, the system will resume the
last ‘light show’. For complete description of ‘light shows’,
see MOOD LIGHTING – p. 19
then
When locked, the ‘TL’ light on the left side of the topside
control panel will illuminate. Only the topside control panel
temperature pads will be deactivated.
TOPSIDE PANEL Full LOCK
The topside panel lock feature prevents unauthorized use
of the swim spa controls. When the topside control panel
lock is activated, all automatic functions will continue to
operate normally.
The system will automatically turn off the mood lighting
after 4 hours.
OZONATOR OPTIONAL
The ozonator operates during FILTER CYCLES and CLEAN UP
CYCLES only. The display will show the O3 icon while the
ozonator is operating.
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to activate the lock:
then P1
then
FREEZE PROTECTION
If the temperature sensor detects a drop to 7˚C (44˚F)
within the heater chamber, the system automatically
activates all pumps to provide freeze protection. The pumps
will operate until the temperature reaches 7.2˚C (45˚F), and
then will continue to operate for an additional 4 minutes
before returning to normal system mode.
TOPSIDE PANEL Unlock
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to deactivate the lock:
then P1
then
When locked, the ‘PL’ light on the left side of the topside
control panel will illuminate. All of the topside control
panel pads will be deactivated except for the
pad.
STANDBY / DRAIN ASSIST
The standby/drain assist feature stops the system from
operating automatically, allowing for convenient filter
cartridge removal and for safe draining of the swim spa.
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other.
Press
then the P2
pad and the display will flash:
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FILTER CYCLES
Your swim spa control system automatically activates P1
low speed to filter the water twice each day (one filter cycle
every 12 hours). The first filter cycle begins 1 minute after
your spa is initially powered up. The second filter cycle will
begin 12 hours after the start of the first filter cycle. The
duration of the filter cycle (length of time P1 low runs) is
programmable from the topside control panel, and can be
set from 0 -12 hours, where 0 represents no filtration and
12 represents continuous filtration.
Example: selecting 3 would configure the system for 3 hours
of filtration every 12 hours (3 hrs on, 9hrs off).
Initial Start-up
When you initially power up your swim spa, it will default
to the factory-preset temperature of 35°C (95°F), and
a filtration cycle of 1 out of every 12 hours (see FILTER
CYCLES)
The low speed pump will start automatically when:
• the system calls for heat. The Heater indicator
lights when the heater is on, and flashes when
the system is calling for heat, but the heater has
not yet activated.
• a filter cycle is activated.
• a freeze condition is detected. See FREEZE
PROTECTION/SMART WINTER MODE
Temperature Adjustment
Use these arrows to increase or decrease
water temperature. The temperature
setting will be displayed for 5 seconds
to confirm your new selection.
When low speed is already on, the 1st press of the
puts the pump directly into high speed.
NOTE: The set point symbol indicates the desired
temperature, NOT the current water temperature!
SYSTEM PROGRAMMING
Enter Programming mode by pressing down and
holding the PROGRAM pad for 5 seconds, then
proceed through the following steps:
Water temperature can be adjusted by 1° increments from
15°C - 40°C (59°F - 104°F)
Pumps/Jets function
pad
SYSTEM CLOCK TIME:
The hour will be flashing on the display
PUMP 1 (P1):
1st press – turns on low speed of pump
2nd press – turns on high speed of pump
3rd press – turns off high speed of pump
Press the ENTER/LIGHT pad
U
se the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust the hour
from 00: to 11:
PUMP 2 (P2) / PUMP 3 (P3):
1st press – turns on P2
2nd press – turns on P3
3rd press – turns off P2
4th Press – turns off P3
Press the PROGRAM pad
followed by the ENTER/LIGHT
pad
and the minutes will flash on the display
Use the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust the minutes from
00: to 59:
When P1 low is already operating, the 1st press of the P1
pad puts the pump directly into high speed.
Press the PROGRAM pad
advance to the next parameter
PumpS AUTOMATIC TIME-OUT
P1, P2 and P3 – 20 minutes
to confirm setting and
* OPTIONAL REMOTE ABOVE-GRADE EQUIPMENT PACKAGE – NORTH AMERICA ONLY
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FILTER CYCLE START TIME AND DURATION
Press the PROGRAM pad
advance to the next parameter
The system automatically performs two filter cycles per
day. To program a filter cycle, you must enter 1) the time
you want the filter cycle to start and 2) the duration of the
filter cycle.
To prevent excessive water temperature due to long
filtration cycles during warmer weather (referred to as
‘thermal creep’):
If the water temperature exceeds the set point by more than
2˚F for more than 3 hours, the system will turn off the pump.
The ‘Filter’ indicator
will flash on/off for the rest of the
duration of the filter cycle – on for .5 seconds, off for .5
seconds, on for .5 seconds, off for 1.5 seconds. Should the
water temperature cool down to 1˚F above the set point
before the filter cycle times out, the system will activate the
pump for the remaining duration of the cycle.
SETTING FIRST FILTER CYCLE START TIME:
‘Fon1’ will be showing on the display
Press the ENTER/LIGHT pad
Use the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust the hour
from 00 to 11
Press the PROGRAM pad
followed by the ENTER/LIGHT
pad
and the minutes will flash on the display
Use the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust the minutes from
00 to 59
Press the PROGRAM pad
advance to the next parameter
ECONOMY START TIME AND DURATION:
Economy mode maintains water temperature at 10°C (20°F)
below the set point temperature. See MODE FUNCTION for
complete details.
to confirm setting and
Anytime the system is in Economy mode, this icon
will show on the display.
SETTING FIRST FILTER CYCLE DURATION:
‘Fdu1’ will be showing on the display
Press the ENTER/LIGHT pad
Use the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust the hour
from 00 to 11
to confirm setting and
Press the PROGRAM pad
followed by the ENTER/
LIGHT pad
and the minutes will flash on the display
SETTING SECOND FILTER CYCLE START TIME:
‘Fon2’ will be showing on the display
Press the ENTER/LIGHT pad
Use the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust the minutes from
00 to 59
Use the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust the hour
from 00 to 11
Press the PROGRAM pad
advance to the next parameter
Press the PROGRAM pad
followed by the ENTER/LIGHT
pad
and the minutes will flash on the display
to confirm setting and
SETTING FIRST ECONOMY CYCLE DURATION:
‘Edu1’ will be showing on the display
Press the ENTER/LIGHT pad
Use the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust the minutes from
00 to 59
Press the PROGRAM pad
advance to the next parameter
SETTING FIRST ECONOMY CYCLE START TIME:
‘Eon1’ will be showing on the display
Press the ENTER/LIGHT pad
Use the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust from OFF
(always off) to 12 (always on)
Press the PROGRAM pad
advance to the next parameter
to confirm setting and
Use the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust from OFF
(always off) to 24 (always on)
to confirm setting and
Press the PROGRAM pad
advance to the next parameter
SETTING SECOND FILTER CYCLE DURATION:
‘Fdu2’ will be showing on the display
Press the ENTER/LIGHT pad
to confirm setting and
SETTING SECOND ECONOMY CYCLE START TIME:
‘Eon2’ will be showing on the display
Press the ENTER/LIGHT pad
Use the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust from OFF
(always off) to 12 (always on)
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MODE FUNCTION
Use the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust the hour
from 00 to 11
This pad is used to change swim spa operation
from STANDARD to ECONOMY mode.
Press the PROGRAM pad
followed by the ENTER/LIGHT
pad
and the minutes will flash on the display
ECONOMY MODE:
Maintains water temperature at 10°C (20°F) below the
set point temperature. When Economy mode is manually.
activated by pressing the ECONOMY pad, user.
programming is overridden until midnight of the current day,
or until manually deactivated.
Use the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust the minutes from
00 to 59
Press the PROGRAM pad
advance to the next parameter
to confirm setting and
STANDARD MODE:
The user set point temperature is maintained. The system
automatically activates P1 low speed whenever there is a
heat demand.
SETTING SECOND ECONOMY CYCLE DURATION:
‘Edu2’ will be showing on the display
Press the ENTER/LIGHT pad
Use the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust from OFF
(always off) to 24 (always on)
Press the PROGRAM pad
advance to the next parameter
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD)
Continually provides feedback on
the operating status of the swim spa..
Icons indicate various functions and.
programming information.
to confirm setting and
SETTING THIRD ECONOMY CYCLE START TIME:
‘Eon3’ will be showing on the display
Press the ENTER/LIGHT pad
INVERTING THE DISPLAY:
This feature inverts the LCD readout for convenient viewing
from inside the swim spa. Press and hold the ECONOMY
pad
for 2 seconds to toggle between inverted and.
normal display modes.
Use the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust the hour
from 00 to 11
Press the PROGRAM pad
followed by the ENTER/
LIGHT pad
and the minutes will flash on the display
TOPSIDE PANEL LOCK FEATURE
The topside panel lock feature prevents unauthorized use
of the controls. While the panel lock feature is enabled,
all automatic system functions will continue to operate
normally.
Use the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust the minutes from
00 to 59
Press the PROGRAM pad
advance to the next parameter
to confirm setting and
SETTING THIRD ECONOMY CYCLE DURATION:
‘Edu3’ will be showing on the display
Press the ENTER/LIGHT pad
Use the UP and DOWN arrows to adjust from OFF
(always off) to 24 (always on)
Press the PROGRAM pad
advance to the next parameter
to confirm setting and
PURGE CYCLES
The system automatically activates P2 & P3 for 1 minute
at the beginning of each filter cycle to circulate fresh,
sanitized water into these plumbing circuits.
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TO LOCK
Press and hold the P1 pad
will show ‘LocF’
for 5 seconds. The display
TO UNLOCK
Press and hold the P1 pad
display shows ‘Uloc’
again for 5 seconds until the
MOOD LIGHTING
OZONATOR Optional
STANDARD MOOD LIGHTING
Press the LIGHT/ENTER pad
on the topside control panel
to operate the light as follows:
1st press –
2nd press–
3rd press –
4th press –
The ozonator operates during Filter Cycles only.
FREEZE PROTECTION / SMART WINTER MODE
The system continuously monitors the ambient air
temperature inside the control box. If at anytime the
temperature drops below 13°C (55°F) the system activates
the Freeze/Winter Mode for the next 24 hours. In this
mode, if the pump has not operated during the last 2
hours (whether manually or automatically), P1 low speed
will automatically activate for 1 minute to circulate warm
water through the plumbing. While the pump is operating
in this mode, the Filter mode indicator
will flash on the
display.
highest light intensity
medium light intensity
low light intensity
OFF
LED MOOD LIGHTING OPTIONAL – Factory Installed
Press the LIGHT/ENTER pad
on the topside control
panel to start the selection of LED lighting modes. Pressing
the pad ON/OFF within 3 seconds cycles through the
various ‘light shows’. When the LED lighting is turned OFF for
longer than 5 seconds, then turned back ON, the system
will resume the last ‘light show’. For complete detailed
description of ‘light shows’ see MOOD LIGHTING – p.19
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TEMPERATURE CONTROL FUNCTIONALITY
AND ADJUSTMENT
After you manually exit or the system automatically exits
Priming Mode, your swim spa will automatically heat to
the factory preset default temperature of 38˚C (100˚F) The
topside panel will briefly show the default temperature, and
then the display will appear as follows:
INITIAL START-UP
Before applying voltage to power-up your swim spa, it is
very important that you understand the sequence of events
that occur when the system is activated in order that the
pump can be primed efficiently and damage to the system
can be avoided.
Note that the water temperature is not
yet displayed, as the system requires
approximately 2 minutes of water flow
through the heater to determine temperature. This is
referred to as ‘polling’ and is indicated on the display by the
icon. After 2 minutes the display will show the current
measured water temperature
At initial power-up, this display will appear,
and the system will show 4 sets of
numbers in succession (ie. 100 then 103
then 15 then 240). These numbers represent the current
software revision, and the system input voltage.
Press the
pad to increase the
temperature to the desired setting. The Heat
indicator light on the topside control panel
will shimmer for 90 seconds, indicating that the system is
not yet heating, then will illuminate solidly to indicate that
the heater circuit has been energized and the water is being
heated.
After the initial software indicators are
shown, this display will appear. This display
is indicating that the system is in pump
Priming Mode. This mode will last for 4 to 5 minutes
before automatically exiting and entering the normal
operation mode. You can also manually exit pump Priming
Mode after the pump is primed.
The system automatically activates Pump 1 low speed
every 30 minutes for at least 2 minutes. After 2 minutes,
the water temperature is determined. At this point, if
the water temperature is lower than the set temperature,
P1 will continue to run and the Heat indicator light on
the topside control panel will illuminate. The heater will
operate until the water temperature reaches the set
temperature point, after which, both the heater and Pump
1 low will automatically turn off.
While in this mode, the heater circuit is disabled to allow
the priming process to be completed without the possibility
of energizing the heater element during low flow or no flow
conditions. The system will not automatically activate any
of the functions, however, by pushing the
pad on the
topside control, the pump can be manually activated.
Definition: ‘Priming’ a pump is a term used to describe
the process in which air trapped in the plumbing
and pump wet-end (referred to as an ‘air lock‘)
is released, allowing the pump to move water
efficiently through the plumbing system and to
the jets.
To Check/Change the Set Temperature
The last measured temperature is constantly
displayed on the topside panel. When this
pad is pressed once any time during normal
operation, the display will show the set temperature for
3 seconds. Press this pad a second time to increase or
decrease the set temperature. To change the direction of the
temperature settings (ie. lower vs. raise the temperature),
allow the display to revert back to the current water
temperature then press the
pad again.
PUMP PRIMING MODE
As soon as ‘PR’ is indicated on the topside
panel, push the
pad to start Pump 1
in low speed, then again to switch to high
speed to facilitate priming. See FILLING, CHECKING AND
STARTING YOUR swim spa - p. 20 for complete instructions
on pump priming.
Once pump priming has been successfully completed, press
the
pad to turn off the pump.
Next, manually exit Priming Mode by pressing the
pad. If you do not manually exit Priming Mode, it will
automatically terminate after 4 to 5 minutes. Be sure that
the pump is primed before exiting this mode.
The temperature can be adjusted from 27˚C (80˚F) to
40˚C (104˚F) in 1˚ increments.
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PUMP / JETS FUNCTION
The display will show:
both day and night cycles
day cycle only
night cycle only
Press this pad to activate the pump
1st press – turns on low speed
2nd press – turns on high speed
3rd press – turns off pump
Press
For continuous filtration, select F12 and
When low speed is already operating, the 1st press of the
pad puts the pump directly into high speed.
Low speed starts automatically every 30 minutes to measure
water temperature (in STANDARD Mode only – see MODE
FUNCTION), when a filter cycle is activated, or when a
freeze condition is detected.
Press
A combination of keypads is used to change swim spa
operation to either ‘STANDARD’, ‘ECONOMY’ or ‘SLEEP’ mode.
PROGRAMMING Mode Function
Press
then
- the current mode setting will flash
on the display
CLEAN-UP CYCLES
The Clean-up Cycle begins 30 minutes after the pump
has been turned off or has automatically timed-out. The
pump low speed and the ozonator (optional) will operate
for one hour.
Press
to cycle though to the desired mode
Press
to select and confirm the selection.
STANDARD MODE
The system automatically starts the pump low speed every
30 minutes to measure water temperature, and maintain
the set temperature. The display will show
briefly, then
the last measured water temperature. The current water
temperature is displayed only after the pump has been
operating for at least 2 minutes.
FILTER CYCLES
The system will automatically activate the pump low speed
to filter the water either once or twice each day, and can be
programmed by the user. The first filter cycle (“day”) begins
6 minutes after the spa is initially powered up. The second
filter cycle (“night”) begins 12 hours after the start of the
first filter cycle. The filter cycle duration - length of time
the pump low runs - is programmable from 1 to 12 hours
(F1 to F12). The factory default is 2 hours, twice daily.
ECONOMY MODE
The system will heat to the set temperature only
during the filter cycles. The display will show
when the
temperature is non-current. When the temperature is
current, the display will alternate between
and the
water temperature.
PROGRAMMING Filter Cycles
To change the factory default filter cycle settings
Press
to exit programming mode and save changes.
MODE FUNCTION
PUMP AUTOMATIC TIME-OUT
High speed
– 15 minutes
Low speed – 2 hours
Press
then
be displayed
to select the number of filter cycles
- the current filter cycle duration will
to configure the filter cycle frequency
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MOOD LIGHTING
STANDARD-In-ECONOMY MODE
While the system is in Economy Mode, pressing the
pad or the
pad will cause the system to activate
Standard Mode for 1 hour, after which the system will
revert back to Economy Mode. The display will show
while in this mode. Pressing the
then
pads
during this time will put the system back into Economy
Mode immediately.
STANDARD MOOD LIGHTING
Press the
pad on the topside control to turn the light
on and off.
LED MOOD LIGHTING OPTIONAL – Factory Installed
Press the
pad on the topside control to start the
selection of LED lighting modes. Pressing the
pad on/off
within 3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light shows’.
When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5
seconds, then turned back on, the system will resume the
last ‘light show’. For complete description of ‘light shows’,
see MOOD LIGHTING – p. 19
SLEEP MODE
The system will heat to within 10˚C (20˚F) of the set
temperature only during filter cycles. The display will show
until the mode is changed.
STANDBY / DRAIN ASSIST
The standby/drain assist feature stops the system from
operating automatically, allowing for convenient filter
cartridge removal and for safe draining of the swim spa.
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other.
Press
then the
pad - the display will
flash
.
The system will automatically turn off the mood lighting
after 4 hours.
OZONATOR OPTIONAL
The ozonator operates during FILTER CYCLES and CLEAN UP
CYCLES only
All functions will turn off, but the pump low speed can be
activated (by pressing the
pad) to facilitate draining
the hot tub - the display will show DRN .
FREEZE PROTECTION
If the temperature sensor detects a drop to 7˚C (44˚F) within
the heater chamber, the system automatically activates the
pump to provide freeze protection. The pump will operate
until the temperature reaches 7.2˚C (45˚F), and then will
continue to operate for an additional 4 minutes before
returning to normal system mode.
Press any pad other than the
pad to return the system
to normal operation.
See DRAINING YOUR SWIM SPA – p. 49 - for detailed
instructions.
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PUMP PRIMING MODE
Pump 1
Pump 2
As soon as ‘PR’ is indicated on the
topside panel, push the left
pad
to start Pump 1 in low speed, then again
to switch to high speed. Push the
center
pad and right
pad to start
Pump
2
and
Pump
3
respectively.
These
Flashing
are both single speed - high only. All of
Pump 3
the pumps will now be operating in high
speed to facilitate priming. See FILLING,
CHECKING AND STARTING YOUR SWIM
SPA- p. 20 for complete instructions on
pump priming.
Once pump priming has been successfully completed, press
the
pads to turn off the pumps. Next, manually exit
Priming Mode by pressing either the
pad or the
pad. If you do not manually exit Priming Mode, it will
automatically terminate after 4 to 5 minutes. Be sure that
the pumps have been primed before exiting this mode.
INITIAL START-UP
Before applying voltage to power-up your swim spa, it is
very important that you understand the sequence of events
that occur when the system is activated in order that the
pumps can be primed efficiently and damage to the pumps
can be avoided.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
FUNCTIONALITY and Adjustment
At initial power-up, this display will appear,
and the system will show 4 sets of
numbers in succession (ie. 100 then 113
then 15 then 240). These numbers represent the current
software revision, and the system input voltage.
After you manually exit or the system automatically exits
Priming Mode, your swim spa will automatically heat to
the factory preset default temperature of 38˚C (100˚F). The
topside panel will briefly show the default temperature, and
then the display will appear as follows:
Note that the water temperature is not
yet displayed, as the system requires
approximately 2 minutes of water flow
through the heater to determine
temperature. This is referred to as ‘polling’
and is indicated on the display by the
Flashing
Pump 1 Low Speed Icon
icon. After 2 minutes the display
will show the current measured water
temperature.
After the initial software indicators are
shown, this display will appear. This display
is indicating that the system is in pump
Priming Mode. This mode will last for 4 to 5 minutes
before automatically exiting and entering the normal
operation mode. You can also manually exit the pump
Priming Mode after the pumps are primed.
While in this mode, the heater circuit is disabled to
allow the priming process to be completed without
the possibility of energizing the heater element during
low flow or no flow conditions. The system will not
automatically activate any of the functions, however, by
pushing the
pads on the topside control, the pumps
can be manually activated
Definition: ‘Priming’ a pump is a term used to describe the
process in which air trapped in the plumbing and pump
wet-end (referred to as an ‘air lock‘) is released, allowing
the pump to move water efficiently through the plumbing
system and to the jets.
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Press the
pad to increase the
temperature to the desired setting. The
icon will appear on the display
indicating that the heater has been
activated.
Flashing
Pump 1 Low speed Icon
The system automatically activates Pump 1 low speed every
30 minutes for at least 2 minutes. After 2 minutes, the
water temperature is determined. At this point, if the water
temperature is lower than the set temperature, P1 will
continue to run and the
icon will appear on the
display. The heater will operate until the water temperature
reaches the set temperature point, after which, both the
heater and Pump 1 low will automatically turn off.
To Check/Change the set temperature
The last measured temperature is constantly
displayed on the topside control. When either of these pads
is pressed once, the display will show the set temperature.
Press either pad a second time to increase or decrease the
set temperature. After 3 seconds the display will once again
show the last measured temperature.
PUMPS AUTOMATIC TIME-OUT
P1 high speed, P2 & P3 – 30 minutes
P1 low speed – 4 hours.
CLEAN-UP CYCLES
The Clean-up Cycle begins 30 minutes after the
pump(s) have been turned off or have automatically
timed-out. P1 low speed and the ozonator (optional) will
operate for one hour.
The temperature can be adjusted from 27˚C (80˚F) to
40˚C (104˚F) in 1˚ increments
SETTING THE SYSTEM CLOCK TIME
Important note
Heater works only on pump 1 low speed and turns off
whenever another pump is activated (exception: 3-Phase
installations)
The
flashes on the topside control display upon initial
start-up. This reminder will disappear once the clock time
is programmed.
Press
PUMPS / JETS FUNCTION
from left to right on topside control – P1, P2, P3
PUMP 1 (P1)
1st press – turns on low speed –
2nd press – turns on high speed –
3rd press – turns off pump
–
then
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
the P1 icon
spins slowly
the P1 icon
spins faster
no icon displayed
when P1 is off
Press
- each press changes the
or
- each press changes the
Press the
pad again to continue to the filter cycle
programming mode (see below)
OR
Low speed P1 starts automatically every 30 minutes to
measure water temperature (in STANDARD Mode only – see
MODE FUNCTION), when a filter cycle is activated, or when
a freeze condition is detected.
Press the
When P2 or P3 is manually activated, P1 low speed
is automatically activated and operates until
the pump(s) time out. If P2 or P3 is turned on
even briefly, and then turned back off, P1 low will
operate for a minimum of 2 minutes.
FILTER CYCLES
PUMP 3 (P3)*
1st press – turns on high speed –
2nd press – turns off pump
–
or
to enter, and to continue to set minutes.
To set minutes: Press
time by 1 minute.
When P1 low is already operating, the 1st press of the P1
pad puts the pump directly into high speed.
PUMP 2 (P2)*
1st press – turns on high speed –
2nd press – turns off pump
–
to enter programming mode.
pad to exit programming mode.
During normal operation, pressing the
the current time for 3 seconds.
pad will display
Once the system clock time has been programmed, the
system will automatically activate P1 low speed to filter the
water for 2 hours twice each day.
Factory preset default
‘FILTER 1’ the system automatically activates P1 low to
operate from 8 AM to 10 AM. The F1 LED indicator, located
on the left side of the topside control panel, will light
during filter cycle 1 operation.
the P2 icon
spins fast
no icon displayed
when P2 is off.
‘FILTER 2’ the system automatically activates P1 low to
operate from 8 PM to 10 PM. The F2 LED indicator, located
on the left side of the topside control panel, will light
during filter cycle 2 operation.
the P3 icon
spins fast
no icon displayed
when P3 is off.
*For applications requiring a separate dedicated control for
P2 and P3, see section SWIM JETS PUMP(S) TIMERS - p. 17
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PROGRAMMING Filter Cycles
To change the factory default filter cycle settings
Press
then
then
then
within three
seconds.
PURGE CYCLES*
The system automatically activates P2 & P3 for 5 minutes
at the beginning of each filter cycle to introduce fresh,
sanitized water into these plumbing circuits.
(You will already have advanced to this point if you pressed
after completing the SETTING THE SYSTEM CLOCK TIME
sequence)
*For applications requiring a separate dedicated control for
P2 and P3, see secion SWIM JETS PUMP(S) TIMERS - p. 17
At this point PROGRAM, FILTER 1 and START TIME will appear on
the display
This pad is used to change swim spa operation to either
STANDARD, ECONOMY or SLEEP mode. Press
to enter mode
programming and press
to select the desired mode.
The LCD will flash until
is pressed again to confirm the
selection.
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
Press
- each press changes the
STANDARD MODE
The system automatically starts P1 low speed every 30
minutes to measure water temperature, and maintain the
set temperature. The word STANDARD will remain on the
display along with the last measured temperature. The
current water temperature is displayed only after the pump
has been operating for at least 2 minutes.
to enter, and to continue to set minutes.
To set minutes: Press
time by 5 minutes
Press
or
MODE FUNCTION
or
- each press changes the
to enter, and to proceed
At this point PROGRAM, FILTER 1 and END TIME will appear on
the display
To set the hour: Press
time by 1 hour.
Press
- each press changes the
STANDARD-In-ECONOMY MODE
While the system is in Economy Mode, pressing any
pad
or the
pad will cause the system to activate Standard
Mode for 1 hour, after which the system will revert back to
Economy Mode. Pressing the
pad during this time will
put the system back into Economy Mode immediately.
to enter, and to continue to set minutes
To set minutes: Press
time by 5 minutes
Press
or
ECONOMY MODE
The system will heat to the set temperature only during the
filter cycles. The display will show the word ECONOMY.
or
- each press changes the
to enter, and to proceed
SLEEP MODE
The system will heat to within 10˚C (20˚F) of the set
temperature only during filter cycles. The display will show
the word SLEEP.
At this point PROGRAM, FILTER 2 and START TIME will appear
on the display
Adjust time as above
Press
LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY (LCD)
to enter, and to proceed
Continually provides feedback on the
operating status of the swim spa.
Icons indicate various functions and
programming information.
At this point PROGRAM, FILTER 2 and END TIME will appear on
the display
Adjust time as above
LCD INVERT
This feature inverts the LCD readout for convenient viewing
from inside the swim spa. To invert the readout,
Press the
pad again to enter the filter cycle times into
the system and exit programming mode.
The ‘F1’ light on the left side of the topside control panel
will illuminate to indicate that the system is in Filter 1
cycle.
Press
or
then
*
The ‘F2’ light on the left side of the topside control panel
will illuminate to indicate that the system is in Filter 2
cycle.
To return the LCD readout to normal viewing (from outside
of the swim spa), repeat.
*Top right hand corner on topside control panel
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Topside Panel Lock Features
Press any pad other than the P1
pad to return the system to
normal operation. See section DRAINING YOUR SWIM
SPA– p. 49 - for detailed instructions.
TEMPERATURE LOCK
The temperature lock feature prevents unauthorized water
temperature adjustment. When the temperature lock is
activated, all automatic functions will continue to operate
normally.
MOOD LIGHTING
STANDARD MOOD LIGHTING
Press the
pad on the topside control to turn the light
on and off.
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to activate the lock:
then
then P1
then
LED MOOD LIGHTING OPTIONAL – Factory Installed
Press the
pad on the topside control to start the
selection of LED lighting modes. Pressing the
pad
on/off within 3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light
shows’. When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5
seconds, then turned back on, the system will resume the
last ‘light show’. For complete description of ‘light shows’,
see MOOD LIGHTING – p. 19
TEMPERATURE Unlock
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to deactivate the lock:
then
then P1
then
When locked, the ‘TL’ light on the left side of the topside
control panel will illuminate. Only the topside control panel
temperature pads will be deactivated.
The system will automatically turn off the mood lighting
after 4 hours.
TOPSIDE PANEL Full LOCK
The topside panel lock feature prevents unauthorized use
of the swim spa controls. When the topside control panel
lock is activated, all automatic functions will continue to
operate normally.
OZONATOR OPTIONAL
The ozonator operates during FILTER CYCLES and CLEAN UP
CYCLES only. The display will show the O3 icon while the
ozonator is operating.
FREEZE PROTECTION
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to activate the lock:
then P1
If the temperature sensor detects a drop to 7˚C (44˚F)
within the heater chamber, the system automatically
activates all pumps to provide freeze protection. The pumps
will operate until the temperature reaches 7.2˚C (45˚F), and
then will continue to operate for an additional 4 minutes
before returning to normal system mode.
then
TOPSIDE PANEL Unlock
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other to deactivate the lock:
then P1
then
When locked, the ‘PL’ light on the left side of the topside
control panel will illuminate. All of the topside control
panel pads will be deactivated except for the
pad.
STANDBY / DRAIN ASSIST
The standby/drain assist feature stops the system from
operating automatically, allowing for convenient filter
cartridge removal and for safe draining of the swim spa.
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other.
Press
then the P2
pad and the display will flash:
SBY
All functions will turn off, but P1 low speed can be
activated (by pressing the P1
pad) to facilitate draining
the swim spa and the display will show
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Hydropool Swim Spa Series Control Systems
Europe
Hydropool Aquaplay Series
TEMPERATURE CONTROL FUNCTIONALITY
AND ADJUSTMENT
After you manually exit or the system automatically exits
Priming Mode, your swim spa will automatically heat to
the factory preset default temperature of 38˚C (100˚F) The
topside panel will briefly show the default temperature, and
then the display will appear as follows:
INITIAL START-UP
Before applying voltage to power-up your swim spa, it is
very important that you understand the sequence of events
that occur when the system is activated in order that the
pump can be primed efficiently and damage to the system
can be avoided.
Note that the water temperature is not
yet displayed, as the system requires
approximately 2 minutes of water flow
through the heater to determine temperature. This is
referred to as ‘polling’ and is indicated on the display by the
icon. After 2 minutes the display will show the current
measured water temperature
At initial power-up, this display will appear,
and the system will show 4 sets of
numbers in succession (ie. 100 then 103
then 15 then 240). These numbers represent the current
software revision, and the system input voltage.
Press the
pad to increase the
temperature to the desired setting. The Heat
indicator light on the topside control panel
will shimmer for 90 seconds, indicating that the system is
not yet heating, then will illuminate solidly to indicate that
the heater circuit has been energized and the water is being
heated.
After the initial software indicators are
shown, this display will appear. This display
is indicating that the system is in pump
Priming Mode. This mode will last for 4 to 5 minutes
before automatically exiting and entering the normal
operation mode. You can also manually exit pump Priming
Mode after the pump is primed.
The system automatically activates Pump 1 low speed
every 30 minutes for at least 2 minutes. After 2 minutes,
the water temperature is determined. At this point, if
the water temperature is lower than the set temperature,
P1 will continue to run and the Heat indicator light on
the topside control panel will illuminate. The heater will
operate until the water temperature reaches the set
temperature point, after which, both the heater and Pump
1 low will automatically turn off.
While in this mode, the heater circuit is disabled to allow
the priming process to be completed without the possibility
of energizing the heater element during low flow or no flow
conditions. The system will not automatically activate any
of the functions, however, by pushing the
pad on the
topside control, the pump can be manually activated.
To Check/Change the Set Temperature
The last measured temperature is constantly
displayed on the topside panel. When this
pad is pressed once any time during normal
operation, the display will show the set temperature for
3 seconds. Press this pad a second time to increase or
decrease the set temperature. To change the direction of the
temperature settings (ie. lower vs. raise the temperature),
allow the display to revert back to the current water
temperature then press the
pad again.
Definition: ‘Priming’ a pump is a term used to describe
the process in which air trapped in the plumbing
and pump wet-end (referred to as an ‘air lock‘)
is released, allowing the pump to move water
efficiently through the plumbing system and to
the jets.
PUMP PRIMING MODE
As soon as ‘PR’ is indicated on the topside
panel, push the
pad to start Pump 1
in low speed, then again to switch to high
speed to facilitate priming. See FILLING, CHECKING AND
STARTING YOUR SWIM SPA- p. 20 for complete instructions
on pump priming.
Once pump priming has been successfully completed, press
the
pad to turn off the pump.
Next, manually exit Priming Mode by pressing the
pad. If you do not manually exit Priming Mode, it will
automatically terminate after 4 to 5 minutes. Be sure that
the pump is primed before exiting this mode.
The temperature can be adjusted from 27˚C (80˚F) to
40˚C (104˚F) in 1˚ increments.
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PUMP / JETS FUNCTION
PROGRAMMING Filter Cycles
To change the factory default filter cycle settings
1st press – turns on low speed
2nd press – turns on high speed
3rd press – turns off pump
Press
then
be displayed
Press this pad to activate the pump
When low speed is already operating, the 1st press of the
pad puts the pump directly into high speed.
Low speed starts automatically every 30 minutes to measure
water temperature (in STANDARD Mode only – see MODE
FUNCTION), when a filter cycle is activated, or when a
freeze condition is detected.
- the current filter cycle duration will
Press
again to adjust the filter cycle duration
Press
to exit programming mode and save changes.
MODE FUNCTION
A combination of buttons is used to change swim spa
operation to either ‘STANDARD’, ‘ECONOMY’ or ‘SLEEP’ mode.
PUMP AUTOMATIC TIME-OUT
High speed
– 15 minutes
Low speed – 2 hours
PROGRAMMING Mode Function
Press
then
- the current mode setting will flash
on the display
CLEAN-UP CYCLES
The Clean-up Cycle begins 30 minutes after the pump
has been turned off or has automatically timed-out. The
pump low speed and the ozonator (optional) will operate
for one hour.
Press
then
repeatedly to select mode
STANDARD MODE
The system automatically starts the pump low speed every
30 minutes to measure water temperature, and maintain
the set temperature. The display will show
briefly, then
the last measured water temperature. The current water
temperature is displayed only after the pump has been
operating for at least 2 minutes.
FILTER CYCLES
The system will automatically activate the pump low speed
to filter the water either once or twice each day, and can
be programmed by the user. The first filter cycle begins 6
minutes after the spa is initially powered up. The second
filter cycle begins 12 hours after the start of the first filter
cycle. The filter cycle duration - length of time the pump
low runs - is programmable from 1 to 12 hours (F1 to F12).
The factory default is 2 hours, twice daily.
ECONOMY MODE
The system will heat to the set temperature only
during the filter cycles. The display will show
when the
temperature is non-current. When the temperature is
current, the display will alternate between
and the
water temperature.
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SLEEP MODE
The system will heat to within 10˚C (20˚F) of the set
temperature only during filter cycles. The display will show
until the mode is changed.
OZONATOR OPTIONAL
STANDBY / DRAIN ASSIST
If the temperature sensor detects a drop to 7˚C (44˚F) within
the heater chamber, the system automatically activates the
pump to provide freeze protection. The pump will operate
until the temperature reaches 7.2˚C (45˚F), and then will
continue to operate for an additional 4 minutes before
returning to normal system mode.
The ozonator operates during FILTER CYCLES and CLEAN UP
CYCLES only
FREEZE PROTECTION
The standby/drain assist feature stops the system from
operating automatically, allowing for convenient filter
cartridge removal and for safe draining of the swim spa.
The following pads must be pressed within 3 seconds of
each other.
Press
then the
pad - the display will
flash
.
All functions will turn off, but the pump low speed can be
activated (by pressing the
pad) to facilitate draining
the swim spa - the display will show DN.
Press any pad other than the
pad to return the system
to normal operation.
See DRAINING YOUR SWIM SPA– p. 49 - for detailed
instructions.
MOOD LIGHTING
STANDARD MOOD LIGHTING
Press the
pad on the topside control to turn the light
on and off.
LED MOOD LIGHTING OPTIONAL – Factory Installed
Press the
pad on the topside control to start the
selection of LED lighting modes. Pressing the
pad on/off
within 3 seconds cycles through the various ‘light shows’.
When the LED lighting is turned off for more than 5
seconds, then turned back on, the system will resume the
last ‘light show’. For complete description of ‘light shows’,
see MOOD LIGHTING – p. 19
The system will automatically turn off the mood lighting
after 4 hours.
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Topside Panel Display Messages
/
/
/
/
(solid)
Overheat – swim spa has shut down. One of the sensors has
detected 119˚F (48˚C) at the heater.
Swim spa has shut down – sensor plugged into Sensor ‘B’
port not working.
/
DO NOT ENTER WATER! Remove cover and allow water to
cool. Reset system by pressing any topside control panel
pad. If system does not reset, shut off power and call your
dealer.
Sensors are out of balance – If topside display alternates
between temperature and SNS, then occurrence may be
temporary and will correct itself. The swim spa shuts down
completely when the SNS message is flashing on the
display.
POSSIBLE CAUSES OF OVERHEATING
• filter cycle too long or overlapping
(pump running for extended periods of time)
• isolation/gate valves partially closed
• extremely hot weather/high ambient temperatures
• defective sensor wire
/
/
/
A substantial difference in temperature between the
sensors has been detected – this could indicate a flow
problem. Check water level in swim spa and add if necessary.
If water level is okay, make sure that pumps are primed and
all gate valves are fully opened.
/
(flashing)
Overheat – swim spa has shut down. One of the sensors has
detected that the swim spa water is 112˚F (44.5˚C).
/
(solid)
Indicates that system is detecting pressure at the pressure
switch when the pump is not operating (switch is staying
closed).
DO NOT ENTER WATER! Remove cover and allow water to
cool. At 107˚F the swim spa control should automatically
reset. If system does not reset, shut off power and call your
dealer.
Possible causes:
• static pressure (weight of water) in plumbing keeping
pressure switch closed; usually associated with remote
equipment location
• diaphragm in pressure switch coated with minerals due to
improper water maintenance
POSSIBLE CAUSES OF OVERHEATING
• filter cycle too long or overlapping
(pump running for extended periods of time)
• isolation/gate valves partially closed
• extremely hot weather/high ambient temperatures
• defective sensor wire
/
(Flashing)
Indicates that the system is not detecting pressure at
the pressure switch while the pump is operating (switch is
staying open).
/
Potential freeze condition detected. Pumps will
automatically activate when temperature drops to 40˚F
(4˚C) regardless of operating mode.
/
Possible causes:
• water level in swim spa may be too low
• isolation/gate valves partially closed
• air lock in pump reducing flow
/
Sn1 The high-limit temperature sensor is non-functional
(open circuit). Swim spa control system is deactivated.
/
Sn3The water temperature sensor is non-functional
(open circuit). Swim spa control system is deactivated.
Persistent low flow problem – displays on the fifth
occurrence of an HFL message within a 24 hour period.
Heater circuit is deactivated but other swim spa functions
continue to operate normally. Check water level in swim spa
and add if necessary. If water level is okay, make sure that
pumps are primed and all gate valves are fully opened. Press
any topside panel button to reset.
Prr Indicates high-limit or water temperature sensor is
non-functional.
/
Swim spa has shut down – sensor plugged into Sensor ‘A’
port not working.
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Topside Panel Display Messages Continued
/
/
Inadequate water detected in heater chamber - Check
water level in swim spa and add if necessary. If water level
is okay, make sure that pumps are primed and all gate valves
are fully opened. Press any topside panel button to reset.
Allows for convenient draining of the swim spa using the
P1 low speed. Can only be accessed while in Standby mode.
Press any topside control button except for P1 to return to
normal operation mode.
/
/
Inadequate water detected in heater chamber – displays on
third occurrence of a dr message within a 24 hour period.
The swim spa shuts down completely when the drY message
is flashing on the display. Check water level in swim spa and
add if necessary. If water level is okay, make sure that pumps
are primed and all gate valves are fully opened. Press any
topside panel button to reset.
System is operating in Standard mode. See section
HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA CONTROL SYSTEMS for complete
details.
/
System is operating in Economy mode. See section
HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA CONTROL SYSTEMS for complete
details.
/
Priming mode – occurs when swim spa is first powered
up, or when power has been restored after a power
interruption. Allows for safe priming of the pumps. See
section HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA CONTROL SYSTEMS for
complete details.
System is operating in Standard-in-Economy mode. See
section HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA CONTROL SYSTEMS for
complete details.
/
--- / --F / --C
System is operating in SLEEP mode. See section HYDROPOOL
SWIM SPA CONTROL SYSTEMS for complete details.
Temperature unknown – after the pump has been
operating for 2 minutes, the current water temperature will
be displayed.
If water temperature is more than 20˚F (7˚C) cooler than the
set temperature, the system will automatically activate the
heater to provide freeze protection. This is a normal function; no corrective action is necessary.
--- / ----
Temperature not current while in Economy or Sleep mode
– In either of these modes, the pump may be off for hours
in between filter cycles. To view the current swim spa water
temperature, either switch to Standard mode or turn on the
pump for at least 2 minutes.
/
/
Stops the control system from operating automatically to
allow filter cartridge removal. Press any topside control
button except for P1 to return to normal operation mode.
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JET and FEATURE OPERATION
Poly Storm .
Twin Roto
Poly Storm .
Directional
Mini Storm .
Twin Roto
Mini Storm
Directional
Power Storm
Massage
Monsoon/.
Thigh Jet
Ozone Jet*
Storm Cluster
* indicates a non-adjustable jet
JET WATER FLOW ADJUSTMENT
All Hydropool swim spas are shipped from the factory with
the jets in the open position.
Your Hydropool swim spa features adjustable water flow on
specific hydrotherapy jets.
Interchanging jet inserts
A great feature for custom tailoring the jets in your
Hydropool swim spa to suit your personal hydrotherapy
needs. Jets of like size and dimension may be interchanged
with each other, for example, if you wished to swap a
standard pulsator jet for a standard adjustable blaster jet, or
a medium pulsator jet for a medium adjustable jet.
To reduce the flow: grasp the outer flange of the jet, and
turn clockwise approximately a 1/4 turn. When it hits
the stop, the jet is considered closed, and flow will be
restricted.
To increase the flow: from the closed position, turn the jet
counter-clockwise approximately 1/4 turn. When it hits the
stop, the jet is open, and there is maximum jet flow. Do not
attempt to turn the jet past the stop, as this will unthread
the jet internal from the socket.
JET AIR FLOW ADJUSTMENT
Your Hydropool swim spa features adjustable air flow on
specific hydrotherapy jets.
To reduce the flow: turn the handle on the air control
clockwise. When it hits the stop, the air is closed, and
air flow will be restricted.
To increase the flow: turn the handle on the air control
counter-clockwise. When it hits the stop, the air control is
fully opened.
For maximum operating efficiency, the air controls must
remain closed when your swim spa is not in use.
Jet Insert removal & Replacement
Poly/mini storm directional & twin roto
Power storm massage & STORM CLUSTER
To Remove:
• Turn the jet counter-clockwise to unclip & pull out of socket.
To Re-install: ­
• Push the jet into the socket until it snaps into place,
ensuring the square pin on the back of the jet lines-up
with the groove in the socket flange. Rotate jet right or
left to ensure it is properly seated.
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JET and FEATURE OPERATION
Adjustable flow control Aquatrainer & aquasport only
Your Hydropool swim spa is equipped with 3 diverter valves to control and adjust water flow to suit individual user
requirements.
The pump 1 (P1) DIVERTER valve provides variable water flow adjustment between the lower centre swim jet (providing
added bouyancy and variable swim resistance), and the hydrotherapy jets on the bucket seats, or a combination of both.
T URN
AIR CONTROLS
P1
AQuatrainer & Aquasport
Water Flow
Pump 1
THIGH JETS
Water Flow
Water Flow
Pump 3
Pump 2
SWIM JETS
TU
RN
TURN
P3
AQuatrainer only
P2
AQuatrainer only
The pump 2 and pump 3 (P2 & P3) DIVERTER valves provide variable water flow adjustment between the two upper swim
jets (providing variable swim resistance), and the two thigh jets on either side of the swim spa (providing variable resistance
for water-aerobic excercises or hydrotherapy needs).
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Swim Spa WATER BALANCE – GENERAL OVERVIEW
NOTABLE POINTS
•It is also very important that Total Alkalinity (the ability
of the water to resist a change in pH) be maintained in
the recommended range as indicated in the chart on the
following page.
•The reliability and longevity of your swim spa
support equipment is directly related to how well water
quality is maintained!
•ALWAYS observe and follow the instructions on the
chemical container.
•The relatively small volume of water in your swim spa is
easily affected by external factors such as oils, lotions,
perspiration and chemicals. It is imperative that you give
your swim spa regular attention to maintain clean, safe
and balanced water to prevent premature damage and/or
failure (corrosion/calcification) to the electrical support
equipment. Maintaining your swim spa water balance,
while simple, is extremely important. Neglected water
will allow bacteria to quickly spread.
•The mineral content of swim spa water increases from
water evaporation, sanitizers and other chemicals. If the
mineral concentration, particularly calcium, becomes
too high, the minerals will literally “drop” or precipitate
out of the water and deposit on the swim spa walls,
plumbing, jets, in the filter and on the heater element.
•It is very important that pH be checked frequently and
maintained in the recommended range as indicated
in the chart water balance summary for your
SWIM SPA - p. 45
Heater and other component failure due to
improperly maintained pH or Total Alkalinity
levels will not be covered under warranty.
• Although there may be two identical swim spa
models right next door to each other, the maintenance requirements will be different, dependant on such
factors as:
– bather load
– frequency of use/quantity of bathers
– different body chemistry
– sun vs. shade
– temperature
For these reasons, it is very important to develop proper
swim spa water maintenance habits and follow your
dealers recommended water maintenance procedures.
Your Hydropool dealer will advise you as to what method
they recommend.
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GLOSSARY OF COMMON WATER MAINTENANCE TERMS
•CHLORINE – in granular, liquid or puck/tablet form, is an oxidant and biocidal agent. It is very effective and fast acting.
Recommended chlorine residual level is 3.0 to 5.0 ppm.
•CHLORAMINES – a compound formed when chlorine combines with nitrogen or ammonia present in the water. When
allowed to go unchecked, it causes eye and skin irritation and is indicated by a strong chlorine odour.
•ONE-PART BROMINE – also available in puck/tablet form, is another type of oxidant/biocidal agent, and is introduced
into the swim spa water via a brominator. Recommended bromine residual level is 3.0 to 5.0 ppm
•TWO-PART BROMINE – composed of a liquid or powder component introduced manually into the water on a weekly
basis, and a granular component that is added daily or as the swim spa is used.
•BROMAMINES – are formed when bromine destroys nitrogen-bearing organic matter. Unlike chloramines, bromamines
don’t cause eye irritation, however, when allowed to go unchecked, will cause an objectionable odour.
•SHOCK – the practice of adding an oxidizing agent to swim spa water to destroy ammonia, nitrogenous and organic
contaminants (chloramines and bromamines)
•pH – a logarithmic value expressing the relative acidity or basicity of a substance (such as swim spa water) as indicated
by the hydrogen ion concentration. pH is expressed as a number on a scale of 0 to 14, where 0 is most acidic, 1 to 7
being acidic, 7 considered neutral, 7 to 14 being basic, and 14 being most basic. The ideal range for swim spa water is
7.4 to 7.6 ppm
• pH INCREASER – raises the pH level of the water.
• pH DECREASER – lowers the pH level of the water.
•TOTAL ALKALINITY (TA) – the amount of carbonate, bicarbonate and hydroxide compounds present in the water that
determines the ability or capacity of the water to resist change in pH. Also known as the ‘buffering’ capacity.
• ALKALINITY BOOSTER – raises the alkalinity.
•CALCIUM HARDNESS – the calcium portion of the total alkalinity which represents 70 to 75% of total hardness.
Calcium concentrations determine whether water is ‘soft’ - too little calcium, or ‘hard’ -too much calcium.
• CALCIUM BOOSTER – increases the calcium level.
•TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (TDS) – a measure of the total amount of dissolved matter in the water (calcium, carbonates,
bicarbonates, magnesium, metallic compounds, etc.)
•SEQUESTERANTS (STAIN AND SCALE CONTROLLERS) – keeps dissolved metals and minerals in the water from
attacking the swim spa shell and support equipment components.
•DEFOAMER – removes foam build-up from the water surface. At best, this is a temporary remedy, as excessive foam is
merely a symptom of improper water balance (typically high organic residue and/or high pH).
• CARTRIDGE FILTER CLEANER – degreases and cleans cartridge filters.
•OZONATOR – generates Ozone (a gaseous molecule composed of 3 atoms of oxygen) and is injected into the swim spa
water for the oxidation of water contaminants.
•TEST KIT – used to monitor specific chemical residual or demands in the water. May be in the form of litmus strips or
liquid drops.
•PPM – abbreviation for ‘parts per million’, the unit of measurement used in chemical testing which indicates the parts
by weight in relation to one million parts by weight of water. Essentially identical to the term mg/L - milligrams per
liter.
WATER BALANCE SUMMARY FOR YOUR SWIM SPA*
SANITIZER (ppm)
Chlorine
Bromine
MIN
1.0
2.0
IDEAL
3.0 - 5.0
3.0 - 5.0
MAX
10.0
10.0
CHEMICAL
PH
7.2
7.4 - 7.6
7.8
Total Alkalinity (TA)
80
80 - 120
180
**Total Dissolved Solids (TDS)
300
1000 - 2000
3000
Calcium Hardness
150 200 - 400
500 - 1000
* National Spa & Pool Institute recommended levels
** Organic TDS
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Signs of Improper Water Balance
FOAMING
Foaming is caused by the agitation of total dissolved solids
(TDS). This can be caused by the buildup of too much chemical
by-products in the swim spa water, people not showering
before using the swim spa, body lotions, etc. To correct,
add a small amount of foam eliminator and turn on jets to
circulate the water. At best, this is a temporary remedy, as
excessive foam is merely a symptom of improper water balance.
In extreme cases, the water will require draining and the filter
will require cleaning.
CLOUDY WATER
Cloudy water can be caused by:
• high total dissolved solids (TDS) thereby requiring full or
partial water drainage
• a low disinfectant level
• incorrect pH requiring balancing
• suspended particles necessitating a filter cleaning
• insufficient filtration time
SKIN IRRITATION
Most skin irritation is caused by too high or too low pH.
Test and adjust. Where irritation continues, consult your
physician.
Corona Discharge Ozone Technology
All Hydropool swim spas are factory
prepared to accommodate ozonators.
The Hydropool™ Corona Discharge
Ozonator is regarded as the most
technologically advanced system on
the market, allowing longer contact
time with the swim spa water resulting
in reduced chemical consumption and
clearer, cleaner water.
SWIM SPA
Water
CD Ozonator Typical
Mazzei
Ozone Injector
Ozone Mixing
Chamber
Ozone
Injector Jet
The
Benefits are:
• Better water quality
• Less Chemical Purchases
• Less water maintenance
• A more pleasant swim
spa experience
The unique Hydropool ozone injection system both maximizes the
dispersion of the ozone gas and decreases the bubble size resulting in
longer contact with the water and increased water quality and purity.
The ozone/water mixture is sent down a series of tubes where the ozone is
“broken down” into even smaller bubbles before being re-mixed with the water
reducing the “off-gassing” commonly found with other ozone systems.
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Suggested Routine Water Maintenance
MONTHLY
lways follow the instructions
A
on the label of the chemical
container to determine the
correct ratios
1Soak your filter cartridge in a filter cartridge cleaning
solution. Rinse thoroughly and, if possible, allow to dry
before re-installing. Hydropool recommends purchasing a
second filter so that while the first is cleaning, the other
is clean and ready to install.
INITIAL FILL
1 Make sure the swim spa water is circulating.
2Add a sequesterant (stain and scale controller). Allow
water to circulate for an hour before adding anything
else to the swim spa water.
3 Add a Shock / oxidizing agent .
4Add sanitizing tablets (Bromine or Chlorine) to the dispenser:
•Built in dispenser: if your
Hydropool swim spa was
ordered with the optional
built in bromine/chlorine
dispenser, (located in the
lid of the cartridge filter
housing), refer to section
DISPEnSER
CARTRIDGE FILTER - p. 48
for details on removing and
re-installing the lid. Once
CHECK VALVE
the filter lid is removed,
ASSEMBLY
you’ll notice a clear 2.5 cm
(1”) diameter tube extending
from the bottom of the
lid. Unscrew the check valve assembly at the end of the
tube and add 5 or 6 tablets. Do not overfill dispenser
as performance will be affected. Reinstall check valve
assembly. Set the dial initially to ‘5’, and allow water to
circulate for 3 to 4 hours before testing level. Adjust dial
more or less as necessary.
Annually
1Drain swim spa at least once per year and clean the
acrylic shell surface with a non-abrasive cleaner designed
specifically for acrylic surfaces see sections changing the
swim spa water and draining your swim spa - p. 49
CHEMICAL SAFETY HINTS
•Never pre-mix chemicals with each other prior to adding
to swim spa water.
• Add only one chemical to the water at a time.
• Always add chemicals to water, not water to chemicals
•Chemicals may be corrosive, so handle with care and store in a cool dark place.
• Never smoke near chemicals as most are flammable
•Ensure any spilled chemicals are carefully cleaned up
immediately.
•Always have the Poison Control telephone number
handy in the event of an emergency.
•Keep chemicals out of children‘s reach
• Wear safety glasses and gloves when handling chemicals.
CLEANING THE SKIMMER BASKET
1 Activate the standby/drain assist mode
2Remove the skimmer basket by pulling the weir door
forward, and pulling the basket up and towards the
front.
3Remove debris from basket. (Note: Avoid hitting the
basket against objects to knock debris loose as this may
damage the unit).
4 Reinsert basket.
5Take the system out of standby/drain assist mode, and
as the pump begins to operate, monitor water flow over
the weir door to ensure that it is free floating.
The tablets will dissolve slowly over a 10-14 day period,
depending on dial setting, and use of the swim spa.
5 Test pH and Total Alkalinity and adjust accordingly.
DAILY
1 Test water, and if necessary, add shock.
2 Ensure proper water level is maintained.
WEEKLY
1 Test pH and Alkalinity. Adjust accordingly.
2 Top-up chemical dispenser.
3 Add sequesterant (stain and scale controller).
4Remove and spray cartridge filter with garden hose and
re-install (see section CARTRIDGE FILTER - p. XX).
5Remove and clean out skimmer basket (see section
CLEANING THE SKIMMER BASKET).
6 Add Shock / oxidizing agent.
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CARTRIDGE FILTER
Locking Ring
The cartridge should be cleaned every two to four weeks,
depending on the amount of use. Signs that the filter
requires cleaning include:
• Reduced jet power
• Hazy gray water
• Rattling noise in the pump or filter
• Heater not working
Air Vent Valve
Filter Lid
CHECK VALVE
ASSEMBLY
Removal
1Activate the standby/drain assist mode. SEE
HYDROPOOL CONTROL SYSTEMs - p. 22
2 Remove the filter cover and open the small, black air
vent/bleeder valve on the top of the filter lid.
3 Press down the lock tab to disengage and turn the
locking ring counter clockwise.
4 Pull the filter lid upwards, and lift the cartridge element
straight up and out of the filter housing.
Built in Chemical
dispenser
Cleaning
5 With a garden hose and spray nozzle, hose off the cartridge
element, ensuring to carefully separate every pleat.
6 To remove collected lotions, body oils, etc. soak the
cartridge in warm water and a filter cleaning/emulsifying
compound (available at your HYDROPOOL dealer).
7 A cleaning cylinder may be purchased from your
HYDROPOOL dealer.
8 Rinse thoroughly and dry before replacing.
9 Hydropool recommends purchasing a spare filter cartridge so
that you always have a clean substitute ready to rotate.
10After the element has dried - if necessary, lightly brush
between pleats with a fine paint-brush to remove
remaining dirt particles.
Filter Housing
LOCK TAB
Cartridge filter
element
CLEANING THE ACRYLIC SURFACE
The acrylic surface can be cleaned and polished using a
soft cloth and acrylic cleaner, available at your Hydropool
dealer.
CAUTION: Do not use a wire brush or
other device to clean cartridge element.
Do not put in dishwasher or
washing machine.
Important: Do not use detergents the remaining residues will adversely affect
water chemistry, making it difficult
to maintain proper water balance
Do Not use abrasive cleaners damage to the acrylic surface will occur.
SAFETY HARD COVERS OPTIONAL
When a swim spa is uncovered, over 90% of heat is lost
from the water surface. This evaporation also affects
the chemical balance. Hydropool Safety Hard Covers
are engineered for maximum thermal efficiency and
appearance. They are hinged in the middle for easier
handling, and the zip fastener allows the tapered foam
inserts to be changed if damaged. The handles are placed
so that even one person can easily carry a large cover. The
locks, with one part fastened to the deck or cabinet, prevent small children or animals from entering the swim spa.
Do not drag the safety hard cover across the swim spa or
decking; always lift by the handles. Standing on the
hardcover could cause the tapered foam inserts to crack,
which will lead to water absorption.
Re-installation
11Place the cartridge filter back into the filter housing.
12Replace the filter housing lid, pushing it down to seat,
ensuring that the lid o-ring does not become twisted.
13Hydropool recommends that the lid o-ring be lubricated
with a non-petroleum based lubricant (ie. Silicone gel)
when it becomes dry. This will help to prevent
twisting and pinching as the lid is installed, and
significantly increase longevity of the o-ring.
14Install the filter lock-ring, turning clockwise until the lock
tab snaps into place.
15Close the air vent/bleeder valve.
16Take the system out of standby/drain assist mode.
17When the pump starts circulating on low speed, it will be
necessary to release trapped air in the filter. Carefully
loosen the vent valve counter-clockwise until there is the
hissing sound of air escaping. Once there is a steady
stream of water, close the vent valve, ensuring that the
o-ring does not become pinched.
NEVER LEAN OR STAND ON YOUR HARDCOVER.
The cover should be cleaned at least twice a year with a
vinyl moisturizer and protector.
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CHANGING THE SWIM SPA WATER
11Turn off the low speed pump once draining is
complete.
12 Open pump 1 return gate valve.
13Remove the #10 rubber expansion plug from the
bottom of the skimmer housing.
14Add fresh fill water until level is approximately 19mm
(3/4 in.) from the top of the skimmer opening.
15Press any button on the topside control panel (other
than the pump 1 button) to take the system out of
Standby/drain assist mode. Pump 1 low speed
and the heater will activate to circulate and heat the
water.
16 If the filter housing was opened to replace the cartridge
filter, it will be nessesary to release trapped air from the
filter housing by carefully loosening the small black air
vent valve located on the top of the filter housing.
When water begins to escape close the air vent valve.
17 In the unlikely event of a pump air lock (pump 1 is
operating but there is no water movement from the
jets), refer to section PUMP PRIMING/RELEASING AN
AIR LOCK - p. 21
The water in your swim spa must be carefully monitored
and drained regularly as required, depending on size and
amount of use. Draining at least once annually is strongly
recommended and offers the opportunity for inspection
of jets and suction fitting covers. If your swim spa is used
daily or by a large number of bathers, the water should
be drained more often. One method to determine the
approximate length of time between water changes is to
divide the water volume (in litres) of your swim spa by 13.5
and then divide by the average number of bathers each
day.
(
Formula ________ ÷ 13.5
) ÷ (__________) = (__________)
Volume of water
Average
in litres
daily bathers
14 ft. model = 6511 L / 17 ft. model = 8214 L
Days
between
water
changes
Example:
1000 litres divided by 13.5 divided by 2 = 37 days.
The swim spa water must be changed when the amount of
dissolved solids becomes excessive, and is usually indicated
by “gray” or dull looking water.
DRAINING YOUR SWIM SPA
Drain line Gate
Valve
1 Locate nearest drain facility (shower, laundry tub, floor
drain, lawn, etc.).
2 Put the swim spa control system into standby/drain
assist mode.
3 Remove the skimmer basket so that the hole beneath
it is accessible, and insert the #10 rubber expansion
plug provided.
4 Unroll blue drain hose located on plumbing line
beside the swim spa control system.
5 Run blue drain hose to drain location.
6 Open gate valve on drain line.
7Close pump1 return gate valve (this directs the water
out the drain line).
8 Activate the low speed pump.
9 Monitor the swim spa while it drains.
10Use a garden hose to wash down interior surface
as the swim spa continues to drain. A sponge may
also be used to wipe down the interior surface.
Blue Drain
Hose
WATER SOFTENERS
Never fill a swim spa with water from a water softener,
as it could adversely affect the water chemistry, making it
difficult to maintain proper water balance. If you live in
an area with hard or soft water, give careful attention to
your Calcium Hardness level. Topping up with soft water
is acceptable.
Unions
Important: Do not use detergents the remaining residues will adversely affect
water chemistry, making it difficult
to maintain proper water balance
Do Not use abrasive cleaners damage to the acrylic surface will occur.
Blue Drain Hose
Gate Valves
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WOOD CABINET Optional
Cabinet Installation Instructions
Prior to installing the factory optional knockdown
cabinet, ensure your swim spa has been filled and running
for at least 48 hours. This will allow time to adjust the steel
support legs and inspect for potential leaks.
4 Repeat panel assembly step #3 for the other side
5 Next, attach the end panel (D) to the two side panels
(B & C) with the screws provided.
6 Once assembly is completed, adjust the leveling feet on
the bottom of the cabinet to bring the cabinet top rail
to meet the under side of the lip around the entire
swim spa.
7Install chrome trim (if desired) around the edge of the
swim spa shell where the shell meets the cabinet top
rail.
1 Make sure your swim spa is full of water and the
steel leveling legs are properly adjusted
2 First, slide the equipment cover end (A) over the equipment
pad to within about 1” of the underside of the swim spa lip
3Assemble the two-piece side panels and place one of the
assemblies (B or C) along the side of the swim spa. Using
the screws provided, attach side panel to the equipment
cover end (A) at the top and bottom where the guide
holes are located.
Note: for concrete base dimensions refer to chart in section
SITE PREPARATION FOR… p. 7
AQUATRAINER/AQUAPLAY
CABINET
Cabinet ASSEMBLY
Assembly
LEGEND
D
A
B/C
D
E
B
C
- Equipment Cover
- Side Panels
- End Panel
- Steps
E
A
Protecting Your Cabinet Wood Finish
HYDROPOOL swim spa cabinets are made from Western
cedar and are factory stained. Once stained, cedar weathers
well, and with proper care will maintain its beauty for many
years. For a protective translucent finish and to enhance the
wood grain beauty, Sikkens Cetol 01 #077 stain and Sikkens
Cetol 23 #078 or an equivalent polyurethane or marine
varathane with UV inhibitors is highly recommended. These
protective finishes stabilize the wood grain and build
a durable, breathable water-repellent barrier between
the wood surface and the elements. These products are
available from your local building supply center.
Cabinet Wing-Locks
The high quality wing-locks provided on your Hydropool
swim spa cabinet not only firmly secure the equipment
access panel, they also serve as convenient handles for
removal and replacement. In order to maintain optimum
performance and extended life, Hydropool recommends
lubricating twice annually with a silicone based lubricant.
Lubrication point
Recommended product: Super-Lube silicone based
lubricant (or equivalent). Available at your local building
supply center.
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Caution: Do not use a petroleum
based lubrcant, as this will cause
premature deterioration of the lock
seal.
WINTERIZING YOUR HYDROPOOL SWIM SPA
In the event that you do not wish to use your swim spa
year-round, it is very important that you properly winterize
to protect against damage from freezing. Your HYDROPOOL
dealer can perform such a service for a nominal fee. If you
choose to winterize your swim spa yourself, please follow
the guidelines below:
• Install the safety hardcover, and cover the entire swim spa
with a tarp to prevent premature weathering of the cabinet
and the safety hard cover.
• Remove snow build up regularly to prevent damage to the
safety hard cover.
•It is assumed that your Hydropool swim spa has been
properly installed on a reinforced concrete pad to
reduce the potential of lifting due to hydrostatic
ground water pressure.
• Drain the swim spa entirely see section - DRAINING YOUR
SWIM SPA- p. 49.
• Remove and clean the cartridge filter element see
section - CARTRIDGE FILTER - p.48.
• Using a wet/dry utility vacuum, remove remaining water
from the jet openings, filter cartridge housing, and footwell.
•Either pour or use a turkey-baster where necessary to
add potable biodegradable RV antifreeze to areas such
as pump wet end, jet channels and filter housing.
Do not use automotive antifreeze.
• Unthread and disconnect all unions in the support
equipment area. Remove lowest winter drain plug
on pump face plate. Repeat for all pumps, where
applicable.
• Cover exposed plumbing connections with plastic bags
and duct tape.
• Where practical, disconnect swim spa support equipment
and store in a dry heated area.
Caution: If you are not 100% confident
that your swim spa is properly winterized,
please consult your authorized Hydropool
swim spa dealer. Caution recommends
that an authorized Hydropool Dealer
winterize your swim spa in the initial
year. Damage as a result of freezing is
not covered by the warranty.
Important Note
For inground installations where risk of freezing
temperatures exists: after winterizing you must refill
your swim spa with a minimum 61 cm (24 in.) of water to
counter static ground pressure.
winter Drain Plugs
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GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING
Electrical/Mechanical
SYMPTOM
POSSIBLE REASON(S)
CORRECTIVE ACTION
No Power
– Breaker off at main panel or fuse out
– Improper wiring
– Fuse blown in control
–G.F.C.I. tripped
– Check panel
– Consult electrician
– Replace
– Reset
–G.F.C.I connected improperly
G.F.C.I. Trip
– Short or ground in system
– As above-call Electrician or
– Faulty G.F.C.I.
Hydropool Dealer
No Circulation
– Pump is not primed
– Air in waterline
– Impeller clogged
– Valves are closed
– Water level in swim spa is too low
– Skimmer obstructed or closed
– Release air
– Access and clean
– Open valves
– Top up water
– Remove/Open
Jet Surge
– Water level too low
– Blockage in lines
– Suction valve partly closed
– Add water
– Check valves and/or strainer
– Pull valve handle “up” all the way
No Heat
– Pressure switch not closing
– Hi Limit switch tripped
– Cartridge filter dirty
– Low water
– Faulty pressure switch
– see TOPSIDE PANEL DISPLAY MESSAGES
– see TOPSIDE PANEL DISPLAY MESSAGES
– Clean & reinstall
– Top up
– Adjust or replace
– Thermostat probe improperly installed
Erratic Heat
– Low water
– Incorrectly adjusted pressure switch
– Faulty sensor
– Top up
– Adjust
Noisy Motor
– Damaged or worn bearings
– Low voltage
– Low water level
– Frozen pump
– Clogged Impeller
– Call your Electrician or Hydropool dealer
– Check supply
– Top up
– Thaw and test
– Access and clean
Digital Top Side
No Longer Displays
– Improper connection
– Electrical brown-out
– Unplug cable and re-connect
– Reboot control system
Digital Temperature
Display is Erratic
or Flashing
– Water temperature has exceeded set point – Decrease filter cycle
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GENERAL TROUBLESHOOTING Continued
WHAT TO DO IN THE EVENT OF...
…Power Failure or sYstem fault during
Cold Weather Conditions
…POWER FLUCTUATIONS
The power supply into your home is, for the most part, fairly
consistent. However, when local power demand is high,
there is a tendency for the voltage entering your home to
drop (sometimes significantly) or fluctuate. This condition is
referred to as a ‘brown-out’. Although safeguards have been
built into the system to protect against this condition, supply
voltage may drop low enough, if even for a second, to cause
the system to display a ‘ghost’ message. Should this occur
or if the display shows partial messages, try resetting the
system by turning power to the swim spa off, waiting a few
minutes, then turning power on again. If this does not reset the
system, contact your local dealer or service organization.
If your control system will not reset, (ie. GFCI trips) or if your
pump will not circulate for any other reason, place a low
wattage space heater or hair dryer under the cabinet in the
equipment area. This will delay the risk of freezing while
a service appointment is scheduled.
Notes:
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Hydropool.Industries
335..Superior.Boulevard
Mississauga.(Ontario).Canada.L5T.L6
www.swimspas.com
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