Owner s Manual Hot Spring Spas

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Watkins Manufacturing Corporation congratulates you on your decision to enjoy the finest. spa available Welcome to the growing family of Hot Spring spa owners. Owner s Manual, This Owner s Manual will acquaint you with the operation and general maintenance of your new spa We suggest that. you take some time to carefully review all seven sections Please keep this manual available for reference. If you have any questions about any aspect of your spa s set up operation or maintenance contact your authorized. Hot Spring dealership They are trained professionals who are familiar with the product as well as new spa ownership. concerns Their expertise will facilitate the enjoyment of your new Hot Spring spa. The serial number label is located within the equipment compartment of your Hot Spring spa. IMPORTANT Watkins Manufacturing Corporation reserves the right to change specifications or design without. notification and without incurring any obligation,DATE PURCHASED. DATE INSTALLED,SPA MODEL SERIAL NUMBER,COVER SERIAL NUMBER. ACCESSORY SERIAL NUMBERS, In most cities and counties permits will be required for the installation of electrical circuits or the construction of exterior. surfaces decks and gazebos In addition some communities have adopted residential barrier codes which may require. fencing and or self closing gates on the property to prevent unsupervised access to a pool or spa by children under 5. years of age Your Hot Spring spa is equipped with a locking cover that meets the ASTM F1346 91 Standard for Safety. Covers and as a result is usually exempt from most barrier requirements As a general practice your local Building. Department will inform you of any applicable barrier requirements at the time a permit is obtained for the installation of an. electrical circuit Your Hot Spring dealer can provide information on which permits may be required. Table of Contents,SAFETY INFORMATION CONTROL PANEL OPERATIONS.
Important Safety Instructions 1 Control Panels 37, Important Spa Instructions 3 Main Control Panels 38. SPA SPECIFICATIONS 4 Indicator Lights 38,Locking Features 38. INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Main Control Panel Buttons and Display 39. Site Preparation 5 Auxiliary Control Panel 40,Outdoor and Patio Installation 5 115 Volt GFCI 41. Deck Installation 5 Light 41,Indoor Basement Installation 5 Summer Mode 41. Spa Leveling Instructions 6,SPA CARE AND MAINTENANCE.
CONTROLS AND EQUIPMENT General Information 42,VISTA Model SS 12 Draining the Water 42. GRANDEE Model G 13 Filter System 42, ENVOY Model KK 14 Filter Cartridges Removal and Cleaning 43. VANGUARD Model V 15 Care of the Spa Pillows 43,SOVEREIGN Model I II 16 Care of the Exterior 43. PRODIGY Model H 17 Care of the Spa Cover 44,JETSETTER Model J 18 Retractable Cover Systems 44. ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS AND Vacation Care Instructions 45. PRECAUTIONS Prevention of Freezing 46, 230 Volt Permanently Connected Models 19 WATER QUALITY AND MAINTENANCE.
115 230 Volt Convertible Models 22 General Information 47. 115 Volt Operation 24 Methods for Testing the Spa Water 47. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Hot Spring Spa Water Maintenance Program 48. 230 Volt Permanently Connected Models 25 EverFresh Water Care System 50. 115 230 Volt Convertible Models 25 Hot Spring Water Treatment Guide 51. Start Up and Refill Procedures 26 Freshwater Ag Silver Ion Purifier Replacement 52. SmartJet System 27 Chlorine Sodium Dichlor 53,Comfort Control System 27 Ozone 54. Moto Massage Jet 27 Common Water Chemistry Questions 55. Hydromassage Jets 27 Water Terminology 56,Soothing Seven Jet 27 SERVICE INFORMATION. Precision Jets 28 General Information 57, JetStream Jet 28 GFCI and High Limit Thermostat 57. Waterfall 28 No Fault Heater and Integrated Pressure Switch 57. JET MENUS Silent Flo 5000 Circulation Pump and,Circulation Pump Thermal Cut off 57. VISTA Model SS 29,Freshwater III High Output Ozone System 57.
GRANDEE Model G 30,Miscellaneous Service Information 58. ENVOY Model KK 32,Acts Invalidating Warranty 58,VANGUARD Model V 33. Disclaimers 58,SOVEREIGN Model I 35,Watkins Customer Service 58. SOVEREIGN Model II 36,Troubleshooting Guides 59,PRODIGY Model H 36. Spa Care and Maintenance Record 60,JETSETTER Model J 37.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS,READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS. AVOIDING THE RISK TO CHILDREN, RISK OF CHILD DROWNING Extreme caution must be exercised to prevent unauthorized access by children To avoid accidents. ensure that children cannot use a spa unless they are supervised at all times. To reduce the risk of injury do not permit children to use this spa unless they are closely supervised at all times. To reduce the risk of injury lower water temperatures are recommended for young children Children are especially sensitive to hot water. Make sure you always lock the child resistant locks after using the spa for your children s safety Every Hot Spring spa is equipped with a. locking cover that meets the ASTM F1346 91 Standard for Safety Covers. Test the water temperature with your hand before allowing children to enter the spa to be sure that it s comfortable Children are. especially sensitive to hot water, Remind children that wet surfaces can be very slippery Make sure that children are careful when entering or exiting the spa. Allow children to climb onto the spa cover, Allow children to have unsupervised access to the spa. AVOIDING THE RISK OF ELECTROCUTION,Risk of electrocution.
Connect only to a grounded source, Do not bury the power cord A buried power cord may result in death or serious personal injury due to electrocution if direct burial type. cable is not used or if improper digging occurs, A ground terminal pressure wire connector is provided on the control box inside the unit to permit connection of a minimum No 10 AWG. 6 mm solid copper bonding conductor between this point and any metal equipment metal water pipe metal enclosures of electrical. equipment or conduit within five feet 1 5 m of the unit as needed to comply with local requirements. To reduce the risk of electrical shock replace a damaged cord immediately Failure to do so may result in death or serious personal injury. due to electrocution, Your spa is provided with a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter for user and equipment protection To ensure proper operation of this. important safety device test according to the following instructions per electrical configuration. Cord Connected 115 volt 20 amp models The GFCI is located at the end of the power cord Before each use with the unit operating. push the TEST button The unit should stop operating and the GFCI power indicator will go out Wait 30 seconds and then reset the GFCI. by pushing the RESET button The GFCI power indicator will turn on restoring power to the spa If the interrupter does not perform in this. manner there may be an electrical malfunction and with it the possibility of an electric shock Disconnect the power until the problem has. been corrected, 230 volt permanently installed or converted models. A ground terminal is provided on the terminal block TB 1 system ground terminal located inside the control box To reduce the risk of. electric shock connect this terminal to the grounding terminal of your electrical service or supply panel with a continuous green insulated. copper wire The wire must be equivalent in size to the circuit conductors supplying the equipment In addition a bonding terminal. pressure wire connector is provided on the outside of the control box for bonding to local ground points To reduce the risk of electric. shock this connector should be bonded with a No 10 AWG 6 mm solid copper wire to any metal ladders water pipes or other metal. within 5 feet 1 5 m of the spa to comply with local requirements The means of disconnection must be readily accessible but must be. installed at least 5 feet 1 5 m from the spa, Your spa is provided with a suitably rated circuit breaker to open all ungrounded supply conductors.
Safety Information Page 1, Your spa uses ground fault circuit interrupters in the electrical subpanel Before each use of the spa and with the unit operating push the. TEST button on each breaker The switch should click over to the Trip position Wait 30 seconds and reset each GFCI breaker by. switching it completely off and then completely on The switch should then stay on If either of the interrupters does not perform in this. manner it is an indication of an electrical malfunction and the possibility of an electric shock Disconnect the power until the fault has. been identified and corrected, NOTE Failure to wait 30 seconds before resetting the GFCI may cause the spa s Power Indicator on the control panel to blink If this. occurs repeat the GFCI test procedure,DANGER RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK. Install at least 5 feet 1 5 m from all metal surfaces A spa may be installed within 5 feet of a metal surface if each metal surface is. permanently connected by a minimum No 10 AWG 6 mm solid copper conductor attached to the wire ground connector on the. terminal box that is provided for this purpose if in accordance with National Electrical Code ANSI NMFPA70 1993. Do not permit any electrical appliances such as a light telephone radio or television within 5 feet 1 5 m of a spa Failure to maintain a. safe distance may result in death or serious personal injury due to electrocution if the appliance should fall into the spa. Install your spa is such a way that drainage is away from the electrical compartment and from all electrical components. Be sure your spa is connected to the power supply correctly use a licensed electrical contractor. Disconnect the spa from the power supply before draining the spa or servicing the electrical components. Test the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter s before each use. Use the spa with the equipment compartment door removed. Place electrical appliances within 5 feet 1 5m of the spa. Use an extension cord to connect the spa to its power source The cord may not be properly grounded and the connection is a shock. hazard An extension cord may cause a voltage drop which will cause overheating of the jet pump motor and motor damage. Attempt to open the electrical control box There are no user serviceable parts inside. RISKS TO AVOID,DANGER RISK OF INJURY, To reduce the risk of injury to persons DO NOT remove suction fittings filter standpipes located in the filter compartment. The suction fittings in the spa are sized to match the specific water flow created by the pump Never replace a suction fitting with one. rated less than the flow rate marked on the original suction fitting. There is a danger of slipping and falling Remember that wet surfaces can be very slippery Take care when entering or exiting the spa. Never operate spa if the suction fittings are broken or missing. People with infectious diseases should not use the spa. Keep any loose articles of clothing or hanging jewelry away from rotating jets or other moving components. Increased side effects of medication, The use of drugs alcohol or medication before or during spa use may lead to unconsciousness with the possibility of drowning.
Persons using medications should consult a physician before using a spa some medication may cause a user to become drowsy while. other medication may affect heart rate blood pressure and circulation. Persons taking medications which induce drowsiness such as tranquilizers antihistamines or anticoagulants should not use the spa. Health problems affected by spa use, Pregnant women should consult a physician before using spa. Persons suffering from obesity or with a medical history of heart disease low or high blood pressure circulatory system problems or. diabetes should consult a physician before using spa. Unclean water, Keep the water clean and sanitized with correct chemical care The recommended levels for your Hot Spring spa are. Free Available Chlorine FAC 3 0 5 0 ppm Total Alkalinity 125 150 ppm. Water pH 7 4 7 6 Calcium Hardness 150 200 ppm, Refer to Water Quality and Maintenance section for complete instructions. IMPORTANT Turn on the jet pump for a least ten minutes after adding ANY spa water chemicals into the filter compartment. Clean the filter cartridges monthly to remove debris and mineral buildup which may affect the performance of the hydromassage jets limit. the flow or trip the high limit thermostat which will turn off the entire spa. Page 2 Safety Information,AVOIDING THE RISK OF HYPERTHERMIA. Prolonged immersion in hot water can result in HYPERTHERMIA a dangerous condition which occurs when the internal temperature of the body. reaches a level above normal 98 6 F 37 C The symptoms of hyperthermia include unawareness of impending hazard failure to perceive heat. failure to recognize the need to exit the spa physical inability to exit the spa fetal damage in pregnant women and unconsciousness resulting in a. danger of drowning, The use of alcohol drugs or medication can greatly increase the risk of fatal hyperthermia in hot tubs and spas.
TO REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY, The water in the spa should never exceed 104 F 40 C Water temperatures between 100 F and 104 F 36 C and 40 C are considered. safe for a healthy adult Lower water temperatures are recommended for extended use exceeding ten minutes and for young children. Extended use can cause hyperthermia, Pregnant or possibly pregnant women should limit spa water temperatures to 100 F 36 C Failure to do so may result in permanent injury. This Owner s Manual will acquaint you with the operation and general maintenance of your new spa We suggest that you take some time to carefully review all seven sections Please keep this manual available for reference If you have any questions about any aspect of your spa s set up operation or maintenance contact your authorized Hot Spring dealership They are trained professionals

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