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Hospital Administration: MHA Program, masters in health administration, research graduate programs
masters in health administration, research graduate programs, mental health services: As long as you have the basic prerequisite courses, you experience seems to certainly meet the needs of most graduate programs. I think your insight and passion to want to influence better delivery of services will help in the interivew process. It is that...

Hospital Administration: MPA working in Hosp. Administration, stay at home dad, poli sci
stay at home dad, poli sci, master of public administration: Thank you for the question. You apprear to have a good general background and education but without recent work experience including healthcare setting. Even with that I am not sure I would recommend volunteer work as your only entry into a healthcare...

Hospital Administration: MPT or MBA, hospital administration, physiotherapy
hospital administration, physiotherapy, mpt: I cannot tell you if it is the right decision. The question is what is it you choose to do as a career. If you like treating people, hands on care than a career in business or hospital administration will not be right for you. While there may be more opportunities,...

Hospital Administration: MS/ Phd In Hospital Administration, hospitals in india, prestigious hospitals
hospitals in india, prestigious hospitals, ms phd: There are limited opportunities. I suggest you look at the web site for the American College of Healtcare Executives, ACHE.org. They have a listing of fellowships that might be available to you. I am not familure with what might be available in other...

Hospital Administration: masters or experience, ba business, doing projects
ba business, doing projects, masters degree: Job opportunities are limited without experience unless your program will support you in doing projects in real healthcare organizations as part of the classwork. That is how you will form a professional network and contacts that are needed to find positions....

Hospital Administration: masters in hospital administration, company physician, entrance requirement
company physician, entrance requirement, medical graduate: There is not best university in this case. Much depends on his specific area of interest. I suggest you check ache.org and aupha.org for accredited universities in healthcare administration. They will identify entrance requirement at each schools web site...

Hospital Administration: mba hospital management, medicine graduate, aupha
medicine graduate, aupha, hospital management: You first challenge will be to identify why you wish to pursue a career in administration vs. medicine. If that is the direction you wish to take, US programs are listed in www.aupha.org. Advancement to CEO roles are not automatic and take many years of...

Hospital Administration: medical administration, juvenile prints, colorful design
juvenile prints, colorful design, medical administration: What medical assistance wear is different depending on thier work setting. Most MA s work in physician offices and wear scrubs or smock with mathcing or white pants. The current trend is to wear the more colorful design scrubs, many are patterned with a...

Hospital Administration: medical admistration, general business skills, physicians insurance
general business skills, physicians insurance, hospital administrator: healthcare administration is a broad field and includes administrative functions within public health, hospitals, clinic and other facility operations, consulting, technology, and many others. Our primary role is to apply our knowledge of healthcare management...

Hospital Administration: medical ethics, x ray tech, medical ethics
x ray tech, medical ethics, personnel matter: This is not a medical ethics issue, it is a personnel matter. And I am going to give you a response that is probably not what you want to hear. Report the situation to your supervisor, if not resolved go to human resources with the matter. Should the tech...

Hospital Administration: Non-profit Hospital donations privacy, hospital donations, community benefit
hospital donations, community benefit, private citizen: There is not legal right to that information unless it is a public (county, district, or state) hospital. The non-profit catagory only refers to the fact that at the end of the year, any excess over expenses stay with the hospital for reinvestment in capital...

Hospital Administration: Nursing shortage, patient care units, staffing ratios
patient care units, staffing ratios, joint commission on accreditation: There are many standards for staffing patient care units and they vary significantly from state to state. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Organizations www.jcaho.org.)establishes a requirement that each hosptial has a formal staffing plan...

Hospital Administration: Occupational Therapist, health care careers, career alternatives
health care careers, career alternatives, health settings: Health care careers offer many opportunities and it is unfortunate that your daughter had to settle for the current positon. Her degrees and academic record may be of some interest in many non hospital health administrative roles. Most of the postions...

Hospital Administration: OFFICE POLICIES, pd days, mom dad
pd days, mom dad, family mom: Your policy is fair and consistant with most healthcare and businesses including those with organized labor. If this is a private doctor s office and comes out of the income of the physicians, it is their call, although with the time off and replacement of...

Hospital Administration: Opportunity, ceo role, teaching hospitals
ceo role, teaching hospitals, career decisions: Thank you for the question and I appreciate your initiative in getting some additional background prior to your interview and career decisions. There continues to be a growing demand for individuals who would like to go into healthcare administration. What...

Hospital Administration: Oppurtunities of Hosp.Admin. in India, aupha, administration www
aupha, administration www, healthcare administration: Healthcare is the most rapidly growing sector and will have many opportunities in the future. Jobs in the United States generally go to those who have completed an accredited program in healthcare administration (www.aupha.org). These programs provide exposure...

Hospital Administration: online MBA, positons, taking a risk
positons, taking a risk, hospital management: I would suggest you go to www.aupha.org to see programs that are fully accredited. From there you can explore which ones have on-line programs. Asside from that you could be taking a risk that the program will not provide sufficient credibility in seeking...

Hospital Administration: Pay and education, healthcare administration, hospital administration
healthcare administration, hospital administration, health industry: The good jobs will depend much on what you might be interested in and your skills and background. Since you are in public relations, there are some great positions with hospitals and health systems, as well as insurance companies and a variety of firms that...

Hospital Administration: POLICIES, GUIDELINES, PROTOCOLS, graduate medical education, jhaco
graduate medical education, jhaco, brain death: As you have learned, most hospitals have a policy or policies (most have more than one that deal with the pronouncement of death; who can pronounce and what the criteria might be. There are also California laws regulations regarding clinical indications of...

Hospital Administration: Pre-requisites for admission to the MHSA-MBA dual course, health sciences field, mhsa
health sciences field, mhsa, graduate coursework: Prerequisites are typically foundation courses that enable you to better understand and apply graduate coursework. Each school is different, you may wish to go to www.aupha.com for a listing of accredited programs For healthcare professionals, you experience...

Hospital Administration: Pursuing an MBA with a concentration in HealthCare, gmat score, mba school
gmat score, mba school, aupha: It is very important that your program be accredited by AUPHA if you are pursuing a career as a hospital administrator. While may attain careers without those accredited programs (www.aupah.org) your chances of success are much greater due to the linkage...

Hospital Administration: physican and hospital administration, american college of physician executives, masters in health care administration
american college of physician executives, masters in health care administration, health care administration: As you know there is a growing need for physician leadership in healthcare. While I am sorry you do not feel that hands on medicine is not meeting your career expectations, you are not alone and I see more and more physicians moving into administrative roles....

Hospital Administration: querry regarding interview(on 03/12), masters in health administration, mbbs degree
masters in health administration, mbbs degree, future education: Typically you will need to address why you wish to enter into healthcare administration, particularly since you already have a professional degree. What skills do you bring to administration? What do you think your management style might be? Have you worked...

Hospital Administration: question, hospital administration, healthcare administration
hospital administration, healthcare administration, hospital management: Yes, the field is known by several academic programs; healthcare administration, healthcare management, hospital administration, and in some programs it is a focus of public health curriculums. I typically do not recommend correspondence or on line course...

Hospital Administration: Reg best univs and job oppurtunities, mbbs degree, healthcare administration
mbbs degree, healthcare administration, m phil: There are many great schools for you to pursue an MHA. Much will depend upon you area of focus and interests once you have the degree. Many schools have different learning methods and in some cases may focus on specialty areas such as general healthcare...

Hospital Administration: Research question, walter reed army medical, walter reed army
walter reed army medical, walter reed army, army medical center: When you say Walter Reed Hospital are you referring to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC. If so there are accurate records there for all Chiefs of Staff. Keep in mind that Chief of Staff could mean different things, today it mainly refers...

Hospital Administration: Researching Hospital Administration, collaborative relationships, professional boards
collaborative relationships, professional boards, staff roles: Congratualtions on acceptance to the program at Arkansas. No doubt you have done some exploration of the field already. Your path following graduation has many directions. Healthcare operations, consulting, staff roles in health systems, as well as opportunities...

Hospital Administration: Roles and Authority, chief nurse, vice presidents
chief nurse, vice presidents, chief executive officer: The typical chain of command is the Governing Board which provides overal governance and isultimately responsible for the organizatin, then Chief Executive Officer who provides leadership and provides strategic direction, that role is responsible for day to...

Hospital Administration: re:information, griffith university australia, health services management
griffith university australia, health services management, indian hospitals: I am not familure with the specific job market in India. I will tell you that the most important skill needed in finding any position in healthcare administration is networking. You need to be talking to healthcare executives in India (or other countries...

Hospital Administration: relocating to GA after completing my BBA, health service administration, entry level positions
health service administration, entry level positions, entry level position: As I noted there are few entry level positions in healthcare administration. If you have some particular skills, you may find something and but again you may not find an administrative role but could work in some clerical or technical support role while in...

Hospital Administration: Salary, entry level positions, chief executive officers
entry level positions, chief executive officers, auto allowance: There is a wide variation in the compensation of hospital administrators. Entry level positions starts $65,000, for hospital chief executive officers the range would be between $105 - 325K plus bonus depending on the size of the hospital, its setting, and...

Hospital Administration: Schedule change, grievance procedure, union agreements
grievance procedure, union agreements, skiffs: Each organization is somewhat different. If she is a represented employee,i.e. union, she should contact her representative who will serve as an advocate during a grievance procedure. If the is not a union, I suggest she talk to human resources regarding...

Hospital Administration: schooling, health information management, administrative specialist
health information management, administrative specialist, specialist program: It is really a matter of what you like and want to do. I can tell you that medical coding is a very good area to look into. All hospitals, physician offices, insurance companies, and healthcare professionals must accurately code in services they provide....

Hospital Administration: What type of degree is best?, medical staff services, health care administration
medical staff services, health care administration, core measures: I would be inclined to recommend the BSN. As a nursing professional it represents a high level of achievement (but I will get myself in trouble here, 3 yrs diploma nurse are the best nurses). With that being said, the BSN and then a masters in healthcare...

Hospital Administration: Unauthorized tests, billing center, hmo
billing center, hmo, local hospital: The core of the issue is that you have an HMO and they tend not to assume responsibility for care you get outside the system, especially for emergency services that they later determine are not an emergency. The treating facility has an obligation to provide...

Hospital Administration: Undergrad?, mha program, graduate curriculum
mha program, graduate curriculum, field interests: Since you have done some research, you may have gone to www.aupha.org to look at entrance requirements for graduate programs in health administration. From there you can go to all the accredited programs and see entrance requirements. Typically you will...

Hospital Administration: Undergraduate Reccommendation, applying to grad school, health care industry
applying to grad school, health care industry, healthcare administrators: Experience in healthcare in not essential for graduate work. It does give some perspective as to the issues and complexities but most experience just affords you a opportunity to meet people and get a sense as to what draws them to healthcare. You will need...

Hospital Administration: Unions, hospital administrator, contrary
hospital administrator, contrary, unions: Unionization is often the result of a failure of management to maintain trust and communication with employees. In an ideal world, a staff represented by an third party would not be needed. It is not that administrators are against unions per se. On the...

Hospital Administration: Universities or Colleges with business admin majors specific to hospital management, hotel management program, program graduates
hotel management program, program graduates, cornell university: Suggest you go to www.aupha.org to see accredited programs in healthcare administration. You will need to look at the various programs to determine their focus since some of them have a particular area, along with healthcare management, that adds to their...

Hospital Administration: University of the Philippines MHA degree, university of the philippines, phd in management
university of the philippines, phd in management, hospital administration: Unless you have some hospital experience already you may have some difficulty employment since most US graduates have experience they gain while in their programs. Now that you have a Ph.D. is may even be more difficult since most who hold that degree find...

Hospital Administration: Utilization Review, patient advocate, utilization review
patient advocate, utilization review, mpl: Sorry for your loss. No doubt this is a difficult time for you. I would suggest a call or meeting with the Nursing Manager on the unit where your husband was a patient, express your concerns in details; provide them an opportunity to look into the matter...

Hospital Administration: volunteering, health care settings, research curriculum
health care settings, research curriculum, healthcare administrators: Any experience in health care settings can be of value in the selection process for these programs. What is more important will be some general understanding as to what the field of healthcare administration is about and why you see this a a good career move....

Hospital Administration: Work Experience before getting a masters, health services administration, masters programs
health services administration, masters programs, health interests: The experience requirment does vary at different universities. Any type of health care or business employment may work. This is prefered so that students can relate to healthcare settings or business aspect of the field. As you know there is competion for...

Hospital Administration: work restrictions, mother baby nurse, patient care areas
mother baby nurse, patient care areas, infection control nurse: The infection control nurse can explain why there are restrictions on beverages in patient care areas, that are clear rules prohibiting that, not to mention the public image. As for the CD player, well that is a image that the manager wishes for the unit,...

Hospital Administration: What Now, mike lawson, bachelors degree
mike lawson, bachelors degree, luck mike: A masters degree is not a must in order to move up, but it is clearly the standard these days. One way to move up is to move into consulting of some kind building on your experiences and skills .... that is higher level work that what you may be doing now...

Hospital Administration: Getting in, public health insurance, vp operations
public health insurance, vp operations, chartered banks: I understand the difficulty in finding opportunities in healthcare administration, it is often complex and apprears to be a closed system. I would first advise you to spend some time looking into what roles there are in healthcare and keep in mind that...

Hospital Administration: ?, oriental college, pain clinics
oriental college, pain clinics, complementary medicine: You may have some challenges finding a job in hospitals doing acupuncture. Some facilities do permit physicians trained in acupuncture to perform on inpatients as an adjunct to care. Some hospitals may have pain clinics and perform the procedure along with...

Hot Tubs: 2004 model eclipse spa, f8, l4
f8, l4, eclipse: not sure what brand spa you have but filter cycles are usually F2 F4 F6 F8 - Im not sure what L is I would contact the company who makes the spa or look on there website most companies have an online owners manual that you can download. Ok well without...

Hot Tubs: dream maker x-500 problems, flat screwdriver, plyers
flat screwdriver, plyers, dreammaker: Usually when a spa sits for days to months the pumps get bound up especially in winter. A pump not turning over gets hot and usually trips the breaker - as indicated. The first thing I would do is locate the humming pump and if you can manually spin the shaft,...

Hot Tubs: FLO ... then ok ... now off and ICE, spa water, degress
spa water, degress, pressure switch: Well a flo problem can be a dirty filter, more likely a bad pressure switch or perhaps the heat pump not running or trapping debris can cause it. ICE is normal when the spa water is below 47 degress. If it started tripping then that sounds like a bad heater,...

Hot Tubs: frozen hot tub
Hot Tubs: frozen hot tub

Hot Tubs: Hot tub temperature, ambient air, thermostat
Hot Tubs: Hot tub temperature, ambient air, thermostat, insulation

Hot Tubs: frozen hot tub, pvc plumbing, plumbing pipes
pvc plumbing, plumbing pipes, spa lines: Sounds like frozen pipes thats why no water movement after turning on. Well you should of called for a winterization to avoid any damage, although frozen you may not have damaged anything yet, now all you can do because its empty is hope for the best, there...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub cuts off, massage jets, spa hot tub
massage jets, spa hot tub, cal spa: sorry for getting back to you so late. so tell what the cal spa tech had to say and what did he replace ? usually tripping is caused by a faulty component in cal the blower is a problem alot of time. if it only tripped when you put the massage jets on then...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub sprung a leak in winter, winterization, hottub
winterization, hottub, dead of winter: well I would call for an emergency winterization at a local spa place. It may be too late, does it hold water at all ? there is not much you can do unless you are going to look and fix the leak yourself. Maybe pic up some pool antifreeze (not car) and put...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub temperature, ambient air temperature, cold climate
ambient air temperature, cold climate, missing something: not sure about the whole celsius, litres thing. If you have power going to heater it doesnt matter how cold it is outside eventually the tub will reach temp. you may have a bad heater although heating still if bad may not heat above a certain temp as the case...

Hot Tubs: hot tub chemicals, hot tub chemicals, calcium booster
hot tub chemicals, calcium booster, funky smell: usually water is soft and you need calcium booster to raise it, I am not familiar with a product to lower it. if you used it and now water smells you may want to contact place you bought it from and see what it can be. How mch time did you give it because...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay hot tub, leisure bay, rec warehouse
leisure bay, rec warehouse, correct voltage: If the heat light is on you should verify power going to the heater leads if they are the correct voltage and the spa never gets hot then the heater is the blame - if light is on then that means circuit board is doing its job and sending power to heater so...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay hot tub, leisure bay, trouble code
leisure bay, trouble code, hot tub: Well its either a dead pump or you have air lock which will either work it self out or you need to ope the pump union and bleed the air out while pump is ON. Verify first the pump is coming on and working. If not then you have a bad pump or control board...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay spa, presure valve, bay spa
presure valve, bay spa, spa guy: you replaced the valve or the pump ? I would check all the fuses in on the circuit board, also make sure you dont have another breaker in the house connected to this circuit that may be tripped or off. verify the pump is the proper voltage, check connnections...

Hot Tubs: New Kohker tub with jets, glue joints, spa guy
glue joints, spa guy, proper material: Well glue joints cannot usually be fixed with out cutting out the bad joint and replacing it, this requires plumbing skills and proper material to do the work, as far as the jets they have gaskets and usually just siliconed but you cannot spin on out to re-do...

Hot Tubs: No Power to Hot Tub, master spas, circuit breakers
master spas, circuit breakers, model 2002: well water may of damaged the circuit board but first double check breaker and see if its tripped or not, sometimes it looks like its not but really is...or test the power at the control board and see if you have voltage then you know that the problem lies...

Hot Tubs: used wooden hot tub, bromine or chlorine, ten thousand waves
bromine or chlorine, ten thousand waves, hydrogen peroxide: There is a product called natural moss, it can be found on the internet and it supposedly does it all as you are asking for, I do not know much about it but it s a natural moss taken from the great lakes of michigan. other than this I know of nothing else...

Hot Tubs: whirlpool bathtub, kohler devonshire, whirlpool bathtub
kohler devonshire, whirlpool bathtub, whirlpool tubs: bath tubs are not my expertise but my past experience would tell you that most whirlpool tubs have the pump and heater in the confine of the tub and usually dont need extra room, you would want to ask the salesperson this when making the purchase to be sure....

Hot Tubs: 1993 beachcomber 6 man, bottom rails, staples
bottom rails, staples, screws: Bruce, Most wood panels on the spas are removable as they are usually tongue and grooved together and either held into place with screws or staples. Look up in the top or bottom rails for some holding screws. I am not sure about one that old but it is possible...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa SF Error Code, spa hot tub, cal spa
spa hot tub, cal spa, suctions: Kyle, The SF code that you get means that there is something either clogging the suctions at the bottom of the spa or there is a bad safety suction switch that is located in the plumbing line that is running to the bottom suction fitting. So check out your...

Hot Tubs: Dim 1 @Home with 3LEDs blinking, len gordon, visible rust
len gordon, visible rust, plastic casing: Dan, Unfortunately by the looks of it you are most likely going to need a new circuit board or new pack. Those packs which are made by Gecko, were prone for burning out the solder traces on the back side of the pc board where the heater wires connect to and...

Hot Tubs: Dreammaker top control panel shuts off, vent holes, control knobs
vent holes, control knobs, steady pace: Jamie, What is most likely happening is that the spa may be a little too full and when you get 3 or more people in the spa the water either is overflowing into the equipment area through either the air control knobs, which have little vent holes on the bottom...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa SF Error Code, cal spa
Hot Tubs: Cal Spa SF Error Code, cal spa

Hot Tubs: Dim 1 @Home with 3LEDs blinking, bearing, circuit board
Hot Tubs: Dim 1 @Home with 3LEDs blinking, bearing, circuit board

Hot Tubs: Hot tub problem, side discharge, spd
Hot Tubs: Hot tub problem, side discharge, spd, coleman

Hot Tubs: flo sensor problem, 3 dots, hydro spa
3 dots, hydro spa, adjustment screw: Kristi, As long as there is good water flow going through the filters there should be no air in the lines. So it would have to be either a bad pressure switch or there is also the possiblity that it is a bad hi limit sensor. If it was a bad hi limit sensor...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub jets have very little force, beachcomber hot tub, tub jets
beachcomber hot tub, tub jets, hp motor: Phyllis, The only other thing besides a clog somewhere that can reduce the flow of the water is the jet internals themselves that can be loose or worn to the point where they will loose their pressure. So you would have to inspect all the jet internals by...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub not heating, thermostat switch, speed jets
thermostat switch, speed jets, air switch: Paul, It sounds like you have mutiple problems going on there. First of all, if the heater light comes on only when you turn on the hi speed jets, that would be a problem with the pressure switch that may need adjusted. If the buttons will not work now then...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub keeps running and is loud, will most likely need, bearings
will most likely need, bearings, hot tub: Diane, If the pump motor is loud it may be the bearings going bad in it so it may be time for a new motor. Some pumps will run all the time if the spa is calling for heat, so if it does not get up to temperature, the pump will continue to run. My suggestion...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub problem, spa model, smooth operation
spa model, smooth operation, capacitor: Matt, It does sound like it would be a bad pump #1 as it either has frozen up or possibly it has a bad starting capacitor. Of course without this pump running the display will read out FLO and cut off the heater. So I would get someone out to check out...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub pump/motor, caldera spa, thanks in advance
caldera spa, thanks in advance, hot tub: Kevin, The pumps will normally be hot to the touch as the normal operating temperature of a pump can get anywhere from 120-160 degrees depending how long they run. So that is not a problem. So it sounds like you will just need to take care of your heater...

Hot Tubs: hot tub?, heater element, best guess
heater element, best guess, reset button: Mark, If the GFI trips out almost immediately, I would suspect a short in either the pump or possibly the heater element. See if you can locate the heater and try disconnecting the wires or leads that go to the heater element and then try starting up the...

Hot Tubs: hot tub not working, pulling water, water flow
pulling water, water flow, hot tub: Dan, The dr code stands for dry, which means the spa is not sensing any water going through the heater tube. So the first thing to check would be to see if the pump is running and pulling water through the filters and heater tube. If there is no water flow,...

Hot Tubs: hotsprings 1992 classic, gfci breaker, heater element
gfci breaker, heater element, classic question: Tom, So it is the hi limit reset switch that is cutting off because the heater is getting too hot when the pump shuts off. So it definately sounds like you have a bad or wrong size pump. So I would see about getting the pump replaced to solve your problem....

Hot Tubs: hotsprings jetsetter, first hope, tempature
first hope, tempature, reset button: Steve, It would sound like there may be a problem with a thermostat if it will only heat to a certain tempature. As long as it is not kicking out a breaker or reset button and the water does get somewhat hot, the only other thing that would regulate the temperature...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi motor not working., jacuzzi whirlpool bath, blown fuse
jacuzzi whirlpool bath, blown fuse, timer switch: Brian, If the pump does not even make a sound I would first check to see if there are any bad fuses inside of the main control box. It is possible the motor is locked up from setting unused for a while and when you tried to kick on the spa, the pump blew...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi Tub Pump, ground fault protection, spa unit
ground fault protection, spa unit, personal health care: Tara, I would first check out to see if there is some kind of Ground fault protection on it as all spas and tubs should have GFCI protection on the spa unit itself or in the wall where it plugs into. There is usually a test and a reset button on the GFCI...

Hot Tubs: jacuzzi jet stopped working, pool guy, pentair
pool guy, pentair, jacuzzi: John, If this jet has an adjustable face, you can usually just adjust the flow of the water on or off by turning the face of the jet counter-clockwise to be on or clockwise to go off. If this has no effect then you will have to see if the jet internal will...

Hot Tubs: jet tub leakage, plumbing lines, room downstairs
plumbing lines, room downstairs, pressure leak: Frances, If the tub only leaks when you turn it on, then you have what is caled a pressure leak. This would mean that is is most likely leaking from the pump or one of the plumbing lines that come off the pump and go to one of the jets. So hopefully there...

Hot Tubs: Leisure bay Hot tub, spa model, bay spa
spa model, bay spa, leisure bay: Deborah, It would sound like the problem is either that the thermostat is bad or you have a stuck heater relay inside of the main control box. The thermostat should deactivate the heater, so someone would have to disconnect the wires going to the thermostat...

Hot Tubs: leak, spray foam insulation, home depot
spray foam insulation, home depot, hardware store: Mike, If you are referring to the yellow spray foam insulation, you can buy that from any major hardware store such as Home Depot. It comes in a can and you can just spray some over top of the place that you had to dig out if you are concerned about loosing...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay hot tub, filter element, filter basket
filter element, filter basket, leisure bay: Debbie, If the heat fluctuates, you could just have a flow problem such as a dirty filter or the water level may be a little low. One of these will cause the heater to cut on and off intermittingly. So as long as you have the temperature set up to 100 degrees...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay santo {brand new}, ec mode, leisure bay
ec mode, leisure bay, sleep mode: Lisa, To get the spa out of sleep mode you will have to push a combination of buttons such as temp and light or temp and mode quickly one right after another to change the modes. I am not really sure which buttons for you to push as I don t which...

Hot Tubs: Nordic hot tub heating slowly, heater element, electrical tester
heater element, electrical tester, metal straps: Mark, If ypu are not gettign 220 volts betwwen the two posts of the heater element, then it would have to be either a bad relay on the PC board or possibly a bad sodler joint. So I would pull out the PC board and inspect it for any signs of bad solder traces...

Hot Tubs: OHH, circuit braker, temperature sensor
circuit braker, temperature sensor, water level: Julie, It sounds like you may have a bad temperature sensor cord. The OHH code indicates that the spa thinks the water is too hot or over 104 degrees. So if this is not the case, the temperature sensor is sending a false reading to the PC board. Other causes...

Hot Tubs: viking royale overheating, heater element, meter check
heater element, meter check, set temperature: Norm, Usually if a spa over heats it is usually one of two things. Either the filter cycle is set for too long which would make the pump run an extended period of time and the heat of the pump motor running can heat the water up sometimes over the desired...

Hot Tubs: Water Not filtering properly, spa pack, leisure bay
spa pack, leisure bay, proper voltage: Tonya, IF you can hear a click but the pump does not engage, it is either a bad connection in the pump plug cord or possibly a bad motor. So start by checking where the pump plugs in to the spa pack. Unplug the cord for that pump and make sure the plug and...

Hot Tubs: 2004 HYDRO SPA STRATUS HEAT, heater element, hydro spa
heater element, hydro spa, pulling water: Rick, The first thing to check to see if the heater is bad or not would be to see if the heat light is on on the keypad in between the warm and cool buttons. If that light is on and the spa does not heat up, then it is a bad heater element. If the heat...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Icon 15 not heating, heater element, warranty replacement
heater element, warranty replacement, indicator light: Jeff, Try checking voltage directly at the two posts of the heater element while it is on and calling for heat. If you have 220 volts or 110 volts (depending on which voltage your spa runs on)and the spa does not get not, then you have a bad element. If there...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa FL/OH error codes, spa model, cal spa
spa model, cal spa, faulty sensor: Amy, If you are getting the OH to come up immediately and you know that the water in the heater tube is not hot, then you may have a bad sensor cord. There are usually 2 sensors, a temperature sensor and a hi limit sensor and it could be either of these...

Hot Tubs: Circluation Pump or Board, heater element, circulation pump
heater element, circulation pump, circulating pump: Char, It is possible it is the circulating pump that is tripping the breaker but I would also try eliminating the heater first by disconnecting the two wire leads that go to the heater element. The heater comes on about the same time as the circulating pump...

Hot Tubs: Circulation pump and waterfall shutoff, circulation pump, new spa
circulation pump, new spa, couple degrees: Lara, The main circulating pump is supposed to shut down once it gets to the set temperature and it will kick back on when the water cools off a couple degrees to heat the spa back up again, so this is normal. Now you may have a problem with a temperature...

Hot Tubs: Coleman 105 (temperature), adjustment screw, pressure switch
adjustment screw, pressure switch, water level: Greg, If you notice the heater light only comes on when you put the pump on the high speed, then you may have a problem with the pressure switch in the heater that is not engaging on low speed like it should. This of course could be caused if the filters...

Hot Tubs: Coleman spa model 400 series, coleman spa, blown fuse
coleman spa, blown fuse, spa model: Shawn, If your jets #1 is not coming on, then that is what is most likely causing the FLO error code since that pump has to be running in order to have water flow thorugh the heater. So I would first be looking for a blown fuse for that pump inside of the...

Hot Tubs: Draining Spa, hot tub spa, long periods of time
hot tub spa, long periods of time, spa system: Tom, The only dangers of draining the spa and leaving it set for long periods of time is that sometimes the pump motors may bind up from inactivity and if any water was left in the lines it may freeze if it is stored in a place where it can get to freezing...

Hot Tubs: 2004 HYDRO SPA STRATUS HEAT, gfi, bellsouth
Hot Tubs: 2004 HYDRO SPA STRATUS HEAT, gfi, bellsouth, fischer

Hot Tubs: Coleman 105 (temperature), flow problem, pressure switch
Hot Tubs: Coleman 105 (temperature), flow problem, pressure switch, jets

Hot Tubs: HOT TUB HEATER, hot spring spa, hot tub heater
hot spring spa, hot tub heater, heater element: Steve, It is possible you got another bad heater. All you can do is do the same troubleshooting steps as before and disconnect both wire leads off of the heater element and if the brekaer holds, it usually means a bad heater element. There is also a remote...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Classis F electrical, transient spikes, spa control
transient spikes, spa control, surge suppressor: Al, The part you refer to is most likely a verister that is put across the coils of a relay to prevent them from chattering or sudden power surges. So you either had a power surge or possible one of the components has a short in it to blow that out. That...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Grande hot tub leak, silicone seal, plumbing leak
silicone seal, plumbing leak, internal source: Phillip, Sorry but there is no easy way to determine a leak without visual inspection. So if you have checked all the obvious places such as unions and pump seals, then it would most likely have to be a plumbing leak where a pipe is glued in or at a wallfitting...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Spa heater cuts off, hot springs spa, jetsetter spa
hot springs spa, jetsetter spa, spa heater: Peter, I doubt there would be a problem with the circulating pump as long as it keeps running and is pulling water down through the filters. There may be an obstruction in the impellar of the pump if it does not appear to be flowing good, which may have a...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub leak, rtv silicone, light lens
rtv silicone, light lens, lock nut: Tim, To properly reseal the light lens you should remove it completely and reseal it by siliconing it on both sides using a clear RTV silicone. You should not need to replace the whole fitting as long as you can remove it completely with out cracking it....

Hot Tubs: Hot tub switch, change speeds, rubber tube
change speeds, rubber tube, air switch: Tim, It is hard to say what you have with out seeing it or knowing which model it is, but it sounds like it may be an air switch type unit that should have a button somewhere on the top of the spa that has a small clear air tube coming from it that hooks...

Hot Tubs: No heat on HotSpring Prodigy H, circulation pump, ambient temperatures
circulation pump, ambient temperatures, temperature indicator: Heide, If you cannot hear the circulation pump running, then that is most likely the problem as the spa cannot heat without that pump running. So if the motor is hot and not running it probably is just a bad motor. So see if you can have some one check out...

Hot Tubs: initial heating of hot tub, control boxes, circulating pump
control boxes, circulating pump, dip switch: Reg, There must be a setting that is not correct on the circuit board if the low speed is only running for 20 minute at a time. Some control boxes are set up to run a continuous circulating pump which runs all the time to do the heating and if you do not...

Hot Tubs: Leak in a used J365 Jacuzzi Hot Tub, jacuzzi hot tub, plumbing fittings
jacuzzi hot tub, plumbing fittings, wetness: Neicia, A leak can be a difficult thing to find, especially if the plumbing is foamed in. The best place to start looking would be in the equipment area where there are unions that go to the heater and pumps as one of them my just be loose and needed tightened...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay OH Error Message, heater element, dirty filters
heater element, dirty filters, good neighbors: Monica, If you don t have any heater light lit up on the panel, that would indicate that the pressure switch inside the heating unit is not activating. This can be caused by either dirty filters, low water or that the pressure switch may be in need of adjusting....

Hot Tubs: leisure spa, leisure spa, light buttons
leisure spa, light buttons, economy mode: Jared, The EC stands for Economy mode, which in this mode does not allow the heater to heat up all the way. There are 3 different modes, Economy (EC), Sleep (Sl) and Standard (St). You need to get the spa into Standard mode which is the St if you want...

Hot Tubs: main fuse, power surges, cal spa
power surges, cal spa, ozonator: Deb, If the main system fuse keeps blowing there is either something wrong with the main power coming in such as a power surge, or a short in the PC board or one of the components. To isolate this you can try unplugging some of the components to see if the...

Hot Tubs: Noisy Hot Tub motor, motor shaft, shaft seal
motor shaft, shaft seal, wd 40: Frank, I don t believe that it is possible to get the wetend too tight since the impellar only threads on to the shaft to a point before it stops, but it may possible that if you tightened the 4 through bolts that run all the way through the motor into the...

Hot Tubs: Nordic Hot Tub 3 LEDs flash on control panel, 3 dots, adjustment screw
3 dots, adjustment screw, pressure switch: Greg, The 3 dots usually indicate a problem with the pressure switch inside of the heater box that is either sticking closed or not closing when it is supposed to. In your case if you say the spa got up to temperature and the pump shut off and then the 3...

Hot Tubs: ozonator instalation, loose tube, leisure bay
loose tube, leisure bay, liesure: Mike, If the spa came ozone ready there would have been a loose tube in there to run to the ozonator. So if there is no extra tube lying around, you would have to tee into one of the water lines with an ozone injector fitting that will have a small barb...

Hot Tubs: Pump 1 not working and tub not heating up, hydro quip, 3 dots
hydro quip, 3 dots, heater element: Mark, If you checked all of the fuses and the pump #1 plug is lit up, that would indicate the pump #1 should be getting power to it . So that would mean that the pump is probably bad. The 3 dots just mean that the spa is not heating due to no water flow through...

Hot Tubs: Pump turns off after 1 second., jet pumps, type of plugs
jet pumps, type of plugs, cal spa: Nick, It may be a bad pump #1. The best way to test for sure possibly is if the pump one and pump 2 have the same type of plugs you can try to swap them by plugging pump 1 into the pump 2 receptacle and vice versa. Then if the same pump (now pump #2) does...

Hot Tubs: priming hot tub, dip switch settings, circulation pump
dip switch settings, circulation pump, plumbing lines: Ryan, The DR message means that the spa pack does not sense any water going through the heater tube. So first check to see if you have a good flow of water down through the filter opening. If there is no water being pulled down then check to see if you can...

Hot Tubs: Spa Heater, spa heater, circulating pump
spa heater, circulating pump, thre: Lira, As long as you have the temperature setting up to where you want it, normally like 100 degrees or so, the spa will automatically maintain that temperature all the time. So thre is nothing you have to do or worry about it freezing unless there was a...

Hot Tubs: temp and shut off problem, great lakes spa, heater element
great lakes spa, heater element, 220 volt: Scott, If all of the heater indicator lights are on saying it is heating up but it does not get hot then it would most likely be a bad heater element. You can verify this by checking the voltage to the element and if you have 220 volt or 120 volts (depending...

Hot Tubs: Viking Legacy II - clicking noise, electrician check, legacy ii
electrician check, legacy ii: The best thing to do if you are having a problem with a component clicking in and out would be to simply unplug the keypad and if the clicking stops, the problem is in the keypad, but if it contiunes the problem is in the circuit board. So have your electrician...

Hot Tubs: viking spa making clicking noise., jets, clue
jets, clue, spa: Paul, It will be hard to pinpoint the problem as it could be something wrong in the control box or it could be a bad pump. The best way to tell maybe would be to unplug the pump cord from the control box and see if you can still hear a clicking noise in the...

Hot Tubs: 3 dots flashing, 3 dots, heat probe
3 dots, heat probe, filter jet: Linda, The 3-dots are an error code which means the heater has been shut off for one of three reasons, the pressure switch does not sense enough water going through the heater tube, the pressure switch is stuck closed or the spa overheated and tripped the...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Controls Pump Problem, spa jets, line terminal
spa jets, line terminal, low speed: Kevin, It would seem you should be able to solve that by swapping the black and red wires on the pump. So I can t understand how if you did swap them and it did not work since the box does not know which wires are where and simply sends power to each wire...

Hot Tubs: Balboa user manual, hollywood model, spa world
hollywood model, spa world, internet dept: Hi Michael, Although my expertise is not in the spa world searching for answers on product is better because of the internet. At times it is time consuming but you have a part # so your way ahead of the game. I am including in this message a web site to...

Hot Tubs: costs and efficiencies re electricity, kilowatt hours, kilowatt hour
kilowatt hours, kilowatt hour, winter temperatures: Andrew, On average, a spa can use approximately 400 kilowatt hours per month. This is only an average based upon normal usage, so of course it will be higher in the winter months and lower in the summer months and costs would depend on what your electric...

Hot Tubs: dreammaker hot tub, thermowell, temperature sensor
thermowell, temperature sensor, hot tub: Joe, The Sn error means that there is a problem with the temperature sensor cord. The sensor is either not plugged in good or it is defective. So see if you can locate the temperature sensor cord, which should be a long, small, gray cable that runs from...

Hot Tubs: FL1 Flashing light, jacuzzi spa, adjustment screw
jacuzzi spa, adjustment screw, pressure switches: Tim, The FL1 code could also mean there is a problem with the flow switch or pressure switch. So first verify you have a good flow of water going through the filter system, as it could also be a clog in the impeller of the circulating pump ro even a bad pump...

Hot Tubs: Smart Tub not running, spa depot, silver box
Hot Tubs: Smart Tub not running, spa depot, silver box

Hot Tubs: Hi limit sensor, 3 dots, spa pack
3 dots, spa pack, max digital: Dora, Unfortunately by those numbers it appears you have a Gecko Spa pack, which on those spa packs the high limit sensor is soldered into the PC board, therefore the entire pack must be replaced. The newer packs made by Gecko I have seen have removable sensors,...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Grandee no fault heater, heater element, temp down
heater element, temp down, hot springs grandee: David, It sounds like you have a bad heater element, so try disconnecting teh heater and try running everything to see if the spa will work. If so, you just need to replace the heater element. I am not sure which breaker you refer to that trips, but if it...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub not circulating water, heating element, circulating pump
heating element, circulating pump, kelly kelly: Kelly, There are a couple of other things to look for that may be causing the problem. First see if there are any shut off valves by the circulating pump and heater. Most spas have them and they are located one in the front of the circ. pump and the other...

Hot Tubs: Hotspring Prodigy heater, circulation pump, heater element
circulation pump, heater element, electrical plug: Paul, It could be an air lock if the control unit has a pressure switch and it is not kicking in the heater because there is an air bubble in the lines. So first check to see if there is an indicator light somewhere that tells if the heater has power to it...

Hot Tubs: hot springs light and power issues, board hope, hot springs
board hope, hot springs, corrosion: Nick, It will be hard to say which is the problem, the circuit board or the keypad. I would lean more towards a keypad when something starts coming on by itself such as your light is. It is possible there is some corrosion somewhere such as where the topside...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, spa hot tub, cal spa
spa hot tub, cal spa, time after time: Todd, The buzzing sound you hear is most likely the pump that is either seized up or has a bad starting capacitor, which will cause the pump to try to start but it will hum or buzz for a minute until the motor overheats and then it will cut off until it cools...

Hot Tubs: hot tub installation for a novice, whirlpool baths, hot tub installation
whirlpool baths, hot tub installation, whirlpool bath: Hi Kody, My expertise is in whirlpool baths but sometimes people refer to them as hot Tubs so I will explain what electrical wiring is necessary for a whirlpool bath. Electrical installation requires a dedicated line, 20amp breaker GFI and number 10 wire....

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi hot tub, jacuzzi hot tub, pressure switch
jacuzzi hot tub, pressure switch, main source: Kevin, It would sound like you most likely need to just replace the PC board as that may be the main source of your problem. What probably happened is the heater relay on the circuit board burned out and that is why it will not heat up. So start by replacing...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi pinnacle heater, jet pumps, line surges
jet pumps, line surges, jumper setting: Ben, It could be a bad circulating pump or some clog in the pump or lines going from the filter to the pump. It make no sense why the heater would work when you turn on the jet pumps as the circulating pump is the one that is supposed to be doing the heating,...

Hot Tubs: Jets started tripping breaker, circulation pump, jet pump
circulation pump, jet pump, circulating pump: Caleb, It sounds like you may have a bad jet pump. If the circulating pump runs fine, the secondary pump or jet pump is probably either seized up or has a bad starting capacitor which will cause the pump to make a humming sound like it is trying to start...

Hot Tubs: Lesiure Bay Key Button Proshield Controller, leisure bay, hottub
leisure bay, hottub, topside: Brian, I am sure it is just a matter of pushing a sequence of buttons as well as the lock button on the keypad but I have never seen that controller on a spa. I even went to Leisure Bay s website to try and find a manual for that controller and they did not...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay jacuzi, calcium deposits, bromine tablets
calcium deposits, bromine tablets, pool store: John, The white flakes you are experiencing could be caused by either high calcium deposits, hard water, or simply just stale water that needs to be changed. So I would drain the spa and refill, making sure you have a proper pH level and a good sanitizer...

Hot Tubs: Pump will not start, amp breaker, leisure bay
amp breaker, leisure bay, jet 2: Eric, This should be Ok as long as the spa is hooked up for 220 volts and running off at least a 50 amp breaker. By swapping the wires and having it circulate on high speed will make the spa pull over 30 amps with the heater and the high pump running at the...

Hot Tubs: RE: Curcuit Board, veronica, spa
veronica, spa, shipping: Veronica, Ther is not much I can tell you to do other than when you replace the board, I would take loose the old board from the control box first, leaving all the wires on the board and then mount the new board into the box and then carefully start transferring...

Hot Tubs: Smart Tub not running, spa depot, drain system
spa depot, drain system, 3 years: 1st of all I am assuming this a fill & drain system. 1st thing to look at if the GFI breaker his tripped. However, it doesn t sound like that s it since you don t mention resetting it. If GFI breaker is not the problem then the next thing to suspect is the...

Hot Tubs: Sta Rite Max E Therm, spa heater, thread tape
spa heater, thread tape, new sensor: Tim, It is true, it could be either the temperature sensor or a bad PC board, and it will be hard to tell for sure without replacing one or the other. So obviously it would be more feasible to try and replace the sensor cord first as chances are more likely...

Hot Tubs: spa heat, heater element, pressure switch
heater element, pressure switch, leisure bay: Don, There are only a few things that could cause the heat light not to come on, one would be if it tripped out the high limit. So first check to see if there is a reset button somewhere on that heater box and try pushing that in to see if it will kick on...

Hot Tubs: thermostat, outdoor furnace, emerald spa
outdoor furnace, emerald spa, correct temp: Jack, In the Balboa systems there are usually 2 sensors that control the heating, a temperature sensor and a hi limit sensor. More than likely when the sensor was hooked into the furnace, it did damage to it as well as possible the hi limit sensor as well,...

Hot Tubs: 2005 calspa tub, pressure switch, short time
pressure switch, short time, spa: You need to replace the pressure switch. it s located on the heater on the right side of the control box, it has 2 wires attached to it. It s simple to change, go to dealer and buy one it s around 49.00 dollars and you just disconnect 2 wires, spin it out,...

Hot Tubs: balboa hot tub, instruction manuals, hot tubs
instruction manuals, hot tubs, hot tub: Balboa makes the controls they do not make hot tubs, if it was a cheap tub there may be no name, if there is a name keep looking or go into the control pack and look at the circuit board number and call balboa cust service go to balboa-instruments.com for...

Hot Tubs: cal spa, spa defender, cal spa
spa defender, cal spa, cycle mode: Tripping breaker is usually one of the components (heater, pump, etc) if it s all new, how new is it ??? sometimes it can be a bad circuit breaker in your electrical panel in the home or on a cal spa the blower if you have one, is usually the culprit, if...

Hot Tubs: dream maker eclipse round hot tub, buss fuse, circuit breakers
buss fuse, circuit breakers, dream maker: it would have to be on the circuit board probably a 25 or 30amp buss fuse. If it s wired 220 or 110, check to see if you have power getting to the spa first that way you know its not electrical. If you have power then check fuses, if you dont have power then...

Hot Tubs: Spa diaplays OHH, different reasons, dbs
Hot Tubs: Spa diaplays OHH, different reasons, dbs, btw

Hot Tubs: frozen lines, rv antifreeze, spa guy
rv antifreeze, spa guy, electrical panel: to get rid of Fl ? well either your pump isn t moving water into the heater because it s either bad or it s air bound. Otherwise You can have a dirty filter or a bad pressure switch. You may want to call a spa guy to take a look at it unless you can diagnose...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Chemicals, hot tub chemicals, bromine or chlorine
hot tub chemicals, bromine or chlorine, weather hits: Look for a Balboa Ozonator - it s compatable with bromine or chlorine it s the right move, baquacil is no good ! You can buy this ozonator from a local hot tub place or look online, I have no place in particular to tell you where to buy it, most places...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub was on in Winter, empty and off now., plumbing pipes, spa hot tub
plumbing pipes, spa hot tub, emerald spa: well no... the tub is not ruined but more than likely when the power went off during that time the temp of water dropped, the tub froze and cracked some plumbing pipes, pumps or unions and when it thawed began leaking out. The spa has no feature that drains...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub heater installation, hot tub heater, leisure bay
hot tub heater, leisure bay, best bet: Your best bet is to buy a complete heater and put it in that way there are only two wires that are connected on the heater and go to circuit board, and with this you can t go wrong. If you dont do this then contact recwarehouse.com they are leisure bay and...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Spa heating element replacement, bay spa, element replacement
bay spa, element replacement, spa heating: You need to watch your water chemistry to avoid this from happening every three years or so. I am not sure if it can be because I would need to see the lay out of what you had but heaters are heaters and if you dont watch your chemicals it wont matter much....

Hot Tubs: Repairing broken piping and fitting do to freeze up., flex pipes, spa areas
flex pipes, spa areas, rigid pvc: These should be pretty standard parts especially flex pipe or rigid pvc any local pool/spa place would have it. as far as the fitting you may want to find whatever spa brand you have, see if there is a local dealer of this spa and get it from them otherwise...

Hot Tubs: repair, spa guy, freeze damage
spa guy, freeze damage, hot tub: 250 is good but if it needs motors, heater a new cover lets say you can spend over a grand for that alone, circuit boards are 500 bucks and if was not winterized or has freeze damage that can cost a thousand by itself, unless you know history or can have a...

Hot Tubs: Spa diaplays OHH, balboa, gecko
balboa, gecko, phone book: circuit board installed on any spa is around 450.00 or so 700 seems very high, where are you ? OHH can be a bad sensor too, did he check this first ? If you want to buy a board you would need to find out who manufactured your board, either Gecko or Balboa...

Hot Tubs: Balboa, wet end, degress
wet end, degress, water temp: ICE is when water temp is below 47 degress. This is normal, whats not is during ICE ALL pumps come on and stay on until temp goes about 47 degrees. DR means heater is not getting water pbviosuly from pumps not working as you stated. Check 30 amp inline fuses...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa 1997, cal spa, relay switch
cal spa, relay switch, sand paper: Lynn, If the spa shuts off when you put it on high, how does it shut off?? Does it throw the breaker and you have to reset it or does it just come back on by itself?? It sounds possibly like if the low speed pump relay on the PC board was stuck closed and...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spas Safety Suction, cal spas, suction system
cal spas, suction system, continuity: Jeff, It is possible it could be a bad switch. If there is no blockage to the suction fitting itself, then the switch itself could be clogged or just bad. Unfortunately I believe they are glued into the plumbing, so to check or replace it you would probably...

Hot Tubs: cal spa heater?, spa guy, cal spa
spa guy, cal spa, spa heater: I know cal spas and never recall seeing a safe message are you sure it doesn t say SF ???? that would be a safety suction valve and yes it will work for a while and then stop heating, you can either replace the switch but there are 2 you need to figure...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spas Safety Suction, spa safety, cal spas
Hot Tubs: Cal Spas Safety Suction, spa safety, cal spas, cal spa

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay S-2 series troubleshooting, foam insulation, electrical bill
Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay S-2 series troubleshooting, foam insulation, electrical bill, pascoag

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Covers, hot water heater, spa stores
hot water heater, spa stores, bromine tablets: Mark, All covers are made about the same way. They are basically styrofoam inserts that are wrapped in plastic and stuffed into the vinyl skin. The problem is not really the styrofoam, it is that chemicals, over time, eat little pinholes in the plastic wrap...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub not getting hot enough, electrician check, spa pack
electrician check, spa pack, hydro spa: If the spa is wired 120 when you touch both legs of heater you should get 120 if you get 0 then you have an electrical problem with a wire going to spa or you have a bad breaker. Before calling electrician check to make sure wires are tight were they come...

Hot Tubs: hottub won't start up, ground fault interrupter, terminal lugs
ground fault interrupter, terminal lugs, blown fuse: Sandi, If there is no power at all to the keypad (no digital display), then I would first double check the incoming voltage to the main control box by checking across the main terminal lugs with a volt meter. If the spa is hooked up for 220 volts, then you...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay problems, amp fuses, leisure bay
amp fuses, leisure bay, proper voltage: Well if one of the 2 pumps that dont work run thru the heater then the heater cannot work. If 2 pumps dont work but you have heat then you must have a circ pump correct? Ok so there are 2 main 30 amp fuses in the pack, they controls pumps too. see if those...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay S-2 series troubleshooting, power checks, pool and spa
power checks, pool and spa, ceramic type: The first thing I would check would be the fuses. There should be a main system fuse inside the main control box. It is usually a large ceramic type fuse, so you will have to remove it and check it with a continuity meter. If there are other ones in the box...

Hot Tubs: leak in a hot springs spa, hot springs spa, car body shop
hot springs spa, car body shop, fibreglass repair: If the cracks go all the way through the shell to where it leaks, then yes, you will need to get a fiberglass patch kit and fix it from the under side of the spa. You can find these patch kits at most boat repair shops, as it would be the same materials they...

Hot Tubs: spa air bound, circulating pump, water movement
circulating pump, water movement, low speed: Roy, Pump #1 is usually the pump that runs through the heater, unless you have a third pump which would be a 24 hour circulating pump. For systems that only have the 2 pumps, pump #1 would run on a low speed when you turn up the temperature and would keep...

Hot Tubs: Air locked jets, turn on the water, dream maker
turn on the water, dream maker, garden hose: Robert, If you can hear the motor running but no water is coming out of the jets, it is possible the pump is air locked. There are two ways to remedy this. One would be to first turn off the spa and try taking a garden hose, turn on the water and stick the...

Hot Tubs: air in the line, jet nozzles, suction fittings
jet nozzles, suction fittings, ploe: Michele, The only other way to get the air out is to locate the pump that is running and try loosening the top union on it while it is running. Unless the pump has a broken impellar or something, the water should start spraying out as soon as the air is out...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Hot Tub Leak, filter area, dripping water
filter area, dripping water, hot tub: Suanne, If the leak is coming from around the filter cannister it is either coming from one of the pipes that are glued into the cannister or from the top where the filter cannister is siliconed down into the shell. So either way the complete filter housing...

Hot Tubs: CalSpa "over heated" after over fill, spa repair, heater element
spa repair, heater element, temperature sensors: Cathi, If you are getting no heat and there is no error codes coming up on the display, check the heater indicator light on the keypad to see if it is lit. If that light is lit and the spa does not heat up, then it is possible the heater element has burnt...

Hot Tubs: cal spa, cal spa, temperature sensors
cal spa, temperature sensors, temperature sensor: Robert, I am not sure what a 5F means unless it is reading that the temperature is 5 degrees, which would obviously be wrong and mean that there is something wrong with the temperature sensors. It could be a F5 which just means that the filteration cycle...

Hot Tubs: crack in hot tub shell, plastic resin, paint kit
plastic resin, paint kit, acrylic paint: Lisa, If the crack goes all the way through the shell then both sides need to be patched. First the back side of the shell would need to be patched with a fiberglass patch kit. Then you would have to seal the acrylic side with some type of bondo or acrylic...

Hot Tubs: curcuit board, wd 40, aquatic industries
wd 40, aquatic industries, electronics expert: Kevin, It sounds like the blower relay on the board is defective. If you can see the contact points on the relay and it is not a sealed relay, all you can try to fix it is spray some WD-40 on it and try turning it on and off a few times to try to get it to...

Hot Tubs: Dream maker not getting hot enough, spa control, temperature sensors
spa control, temperature sensors, dream maker: Eric, A dirty filter can reduce how high the spa heats up to and how quickly, but if the readout differs from the actual temperature that is still a temperature sensor problem. The temperature sensors for most units are calibrated to be within 2 degrees accuracy,...

Hot Tubs: air in the line, good luck, five minutes
Hot Tubs: air in the line, good luck, five minutes

Hot Tubs: cal spa, automatic vacuum, portable spa
Hot Tubs: cal spa, automatic vacuum, portable spa, recirculation system

Hot Tubs: gfci breaker, rain proof, gfci breaker
Hot Tubs: gfci breaker, rain proof, gfci breaker, hot legs

Hot Tubs: hot tub will not heat over 68 degrees, allen screw, thermostat
Hot Tubs: hot tub will not heat over 68 degrees, allen screw, thermostat

Hot Tubs: purging a spa jets of air, filter cartridge, pipes
Hot Tubs: purging a spa jets of air, filter cartridge, pipes, household

Hot Tubs: styrofoam, spa covers, foam inserts
Hot Tubs: styrofoam, spa covers, foam inserts, pain in the neck

Hot Tubs: Water leaking from the bottom of my Tiger River Tub, watkins product, elbow joint
Hot Tubs: Water leaking from the bottom of my Tiger River Tub, watkins product, elbow joint, final straw

Hot Tubs: Wood flakes in cedar hot tub, sodium dichlor, propane torch
Hot Tubs: Wood flakes in cedar hot tub, sodium dichlor, propane torch, bristle brush

Hot Tubs: gfci breaker, spa pack, 220 volts
spa pack, 220 volts, 110 volts: Russell, Yes, if you are hooking a spa up for 220 volts you will need a 50 amp GFCI Breaker with load neutral. The GFCI that is mounted into the spa pack usually only protects one leg of the 220 volts, so they are OK when you are hooking up the spa for 110...

Hot Tubs: Hot spa jet problems, hot spa, garden hose
hot spa, garden hose, nozzle: Murray, It could be an air lock if the spa was just recently filled. So if you can hear the motor running but hardly anything is coming out of the jets you can try back flushing it by first turning off the spa and then taking a garden hose, turning it on...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub heater, hot tub heater, spa pack
hot tub heater, spa pack, heater element: Mark, If the spa is not heating up you will most likely have to check the heater element to see if it is getting the proper voltage to it. Also check on the keypad for any error codes or see if the heater indicator light on the keypad is lit. If there is...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub not heating, heater element, harsh chemicals
heater element, harsh chemicals, pinholes: Robert, Normally just changing chemicals cannot cause the spa not to heat. Too many harsh chemicals, such as chlorine, or improper ph levels can eat up the plastic jets and the metal of the heater element which can cause the heater element to get pinholes...

Hot Tubs: Hydra Spa Omni Shutting off after cycle, minute timer, new spa
minute timer, new spa, thermal overload: Tom, The Omni does have a built in 15 minute timer on the pumps to prevent them from overheating. So it is possible that it runs the pumps for their initial 15 minutes and the control box shuts them off. At that point you should be able to turn them back...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, gfci, electrical components
gfci, electrical components, hot tub: Diane, If the water overflowed, the reason the GFCI is tripping is because it most likely got one of the electrical components wet. So you will have to remove the side panels and check all the equipment to see what got wet and get it dried out before the...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, soft sided hot tub, wire connections
soft sided hot tub, wire connections, loose connection: Denise, If the spa shows some kind of life when you jiggle the cord, chances are there is just a loose connection somewhere or something wrong with the cord itself. So I would open up the main box and check all the wire connections to make sure that they...

Hot Tubs: hot tub will not heat over 68 degrees, heater element, pluged
heater element, pluged, heater core: Will, There is a pressure switch on top of the heater tube that senses the amount of water going through the tube. If it does not sense enough water, it will cut off the power to the heater. So as long as you are getting voltage to the element, the pressure...

Hot Tubs: hot tub not heating, hot springs spa, volt meter
hot springs spa, volt meter, heater element: Sara, Sometimes if it is extremely cold out, a 110 volt spa will have a hard time getting up to temperature initially. A 110 volt spa will normally only heat about 2 degrees an hour while a 220 volt one will heat up 4-6 degrees an hour. So if you live in...

Hot Tubs: LED lights, perimeter lighting, light string
perimeter lighting, light string, underwater light: Larry, I am not sure which spa you have or if you are referring to the underwater light or the perimeter lighting around the spa. But if it is an underwater light and only one bulb is working then it is just most likely a bad light bulb. If it is the perimeter...

Hot Tubs: Leaks at lights, deb deb, spa water
deb deb, spa water, leisure bay: Deb, Your best bet would be to contact the manufacturer of the spa to get any diagrams or part numbers of the lens covers. It sounds like they will definately need replaced and they will be the only ones who will have that information. They should be just...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay hot tub..., air escapes, blown fuse
air escapes, blown fuse, spa pack: Dan, If you don t hear any motor trying to kick on when you push the jets button, then it is possible you either have a blown fuse for the pump, the pump is not plugged in securely or you don t have the proper voltage going into the spa pack. So check the...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay hot tub problem, leisure bay, sn3
leisure bay, sn3, will most likely need: Brian, The Sn3 message on your display means that there is a problem with the temperature sensor cord on your spa. I would first turn off the breaker to the spa and try to locate that sensor cord and see where it plugs into the main control box and try...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay hot tub, circulation pump, leisure bay
circulation pump, leisure bay, recreational warehouse: Donald, If you are getting the FLO message on the display it could mean there is something wrong with the pressure switch. Try disconnecting one of the wires that go to the pressure switch while the spa is on and then quickly put it back on again to see...

Hot Tubs: purging a spa jets of air, spa jets, bottom hole
spa jets, bottom hole, cannister: Jerry, It sounds like the pump is air locked. If you can hear the motor running and no water is coming out of the jets then this is the case. To get out the air lock you can try one of two things. First you can try taking out the filters and put a garden...

Hot Tubs: styrofoam, foam inserts, good shape
foam inserts, good shape, styrofoam: Christine, Yes, you can most likely just buy the foam inserts for your cover which are just the pieces of styrofoam shrink wrapped in plastic. You should be able to unzip the vinyl skin of the cover and take out the inserts then buy the replacements from...

Hot Tubs: Temp sensor testing, cal spa, high limit
cal spa, high limit, sensors: Bobby, If the spa comes up with the OH immediately when powering up the spa, then it is most likely one of the sensors that are bad. It could also be a bad board, but I would try replacing the high limit sensor first. The hi limit sensor is the sensor...

Hot Tubs: Water leaking from the bottom of my Tiger River Tub, plumbing lines, tiger river
plumbing lines, tiger river, old tiger: Michael, It sounds like the spa most likely got frozen and cracked some of the plumbing. So you will have to fill it up and start checking all the plumbing lines to see if you can see water leaking from any of the jets, manifolds or union fittings. If the...

Hot Tubs: Weird Hot tub leak...not a normal question, I don't think!, metal shaft, shaft seal
metal shaft, shaft seal, loose hose: Jack, It sounds like you may have a leak in either the suction side of the pump or possibly the pump seal. When the pump is running all the time it will not leak as much since all the water is pulling in through the front suction of the pump and it is pulling...

Hot Tubs: Wood flakes in cedar hot tub, wooden hot tubs, wooden hot tub
wooden hot tubs, wooden hot tub, wood flakes: Scott, You are correct, I am not that familiar with wooden tubs. I did not realize they still made them anymore. But the same goes with those as with any acrylic tub. If the inner surface starts to peel, it is usually some kind of chemical imbalance causing...

Hot Tubs: 2005 Cal Spa, cal spa, wd 40
cal spa, wd 40, weird noise: Sheila, It may be the bearings going bad within the motor itself. There is not much you can do to quiet it other than try spraying some WD-40 in side the housing of the motor to see if that will help. Other than that the only other solution would be to replace...

Hot Tubs: bad relay, temperature sensors, control heat
temperature sensors, control heat, set temperature: Will, It sounds like there may be a problem within the PC board, but it also could be something to do with one of the sensor cords. If one of the sensors are sensing an overheat condition, it could keep the pump from coming back on and you would have to reset...

Hot Tubs: cal spa heater not working, spa heater, cal spa
spa heater, cal spa, cal spas: Cathy, I believe the model SP220R you have is no longer available and may need to be retro fitted to a different type of heater. Your best bet would be to call Cal Spas directly at 1-800-225-7727 to see if that heater assembly is still available and where...

Hot Tubs: cal spa temp, cal spa
cal spa: Brittney, Try pushing the temp button and holding it to see if it will start counting up. If that don t work you may have to keep repeatingly pressing it to make it go up. One of those should make it start counting one way or another unless there is a problem...

Hot Tubs: dream maker eclipse hot tub, dream maker, hot tub
dream maker, hot tub, eclipse: Jim, It sounds like a keypad problem to me as well. There is always the possibility it is a loose or corroded connection where the topside plugs into the PC board or it could be a problem with the PC board itself. But it would be best to start with replacing...

Hot Tubs: FILTERING SYSTEM, leisure bay, drain lines
leisure bay, drain lines, filtering system: Linda, It sounds like what you are referring to is some drain lines for the filter housing. I believe that there are supposed to be two tubes that hook up to the bottom of the filter cannister niche which allow the excess water to be drained from the niche....

Hot Tubs: dream maker eclipse hot tub, spa guts, control panel
Hot Tubs: dream maker eclipse hot tub, spa guts, control panel, leisure bay

Hot Tubs: hot tub odor, ozone gas, ozone generator
Hot Tubs: hot tub odor, ozone gas, ozone generator, corona discharge

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Spa codes, leisure bay, what this means
Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Spa codes, leisure bay, what this means

Hot Tubs: Heater only activates in high jet mode, thumb wheel, set screw
thumb wheel, set screw, cal spa: Dwight, If the heater only comes on when you turn on the high speed it sounds like one of two things. First either the pump is wired backwards - if it is a two speed pump and the system is running on 110 volts, the heater is only supposed to come on with...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub Heaters, hot tub heaters, heater element
hot tub heaters, heater element, mother board: Randy, It would sound like you have a problem with either some temperature sensor or possibly a stuck relay on the mother board if the spa is heating over what you have it set at. The heater should be OK unless it overheated and burnt out the element, which...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub inoperative, hydro quip, garden hose
hydro quip, garden hose, full blast: Richard, It would sound like the pump is air locked. This can happen anytime you drain and refill a spa. Try either removing the filters and putting a garden hose down the hole for the filters and turning the water on full blast while the spa is running to...

Hot Tubs: hot springs manoria, oak harbor wa, heater element
oak harbor wa, heater element, heating element: Ed, It sounds like you have a bad heater element. You can test this theory by turning off the breaker to the spa and locate the heater element inside the main control box. Then remove the wires or leads that hook up directly on top of the heater element posts...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, calcium deposits, pool store
calcium deposits, pool store, proper ph: Karen, What you most likely have is some calcium deposits on the inside of the spa due to some kind of chemical imbalance, improper PH levels or lack of chemicals. Your best bet would be to drain the spa and scrub the inside of the shell with some non-abrasive...

Hot Tubs: hot tub odor, ozone gas, corona discharge
ozone gas, corona discharge, pool store: Ron, It is possible that what you are getting is the strong dose of the ozone gas that the ozonator omits. The ozonator is most likely plumbed into the same lines as the main pump, so when you turn on the pump on high speed you are getting a large dose of...

Hot Tubs: hot tub uindicator light on and off, calspa, pressure switch
calspa, pressure switch, indicator light: Thomas, If the heater indicator keeps going on and off it would sound like one of 3 things: First check the water level to make sure that it is high enough to where no air is getting sucked into the filter compartment. So if the water level is a liitle low,...

Hot Tubs: INFINITY CASCADE, infinity, cascade
infinity, cascade, spas: Craig, I can t really say anything about them other than that I have heard of them, so I have yet had a chance to work on one. So that would mean either that they are a good spa with little troubles or they do not sell very well. But Infinity spas is a small...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi Platinum FLO Error, shaft seal, platinum series
shaft seal, platinum series, pressure switch: Scott, The FLO error could also be coming up if the pump is shutting down prematurely. So see if the pump motor could be over heating and shutting off before it gets to the desired temperature. Possible causes for the pump overheating would be either a...

Hot Tubs: LEAK, spa hot tub, cal spa
spa hot tub, cal spa, suction fittings: Tracey, Unfortunately, there is no easy way to find a leak if the tub is fully insulated. The best thing to try would be to let it keep leaking to see at what level it stops leaking. That will give you a better idea to where to start looking. For instance...

Hot Tubs: Leaving Hot Tub Empty, cold climates, hot tub
cold climates, hot tub, plumbing: Jon, I believe you will be safe leaving the spa empty with you being in Arizona. The only ones who have to worry about leaving a spa empty are those who live in cold climates where it is possible of freezing and sometimes any water left in the lines can freeze...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay G series Hot Tub, pressure release valve, leisure bay
pressure release valve, leisure bay, proper water: Tina, If the pump that does the filtering and heating is not running, you will get the FLO error which means the system does not sense any water flowing through the heater so it shuts down the heater. So it may be that you have a bad pump if there is no...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Spa codes, bay spa, leisure bay
bay spa, leisure bay, set button: Chris, The F2 reading on the topside is a filter cycle setting that means the filter cycle is set to come on for 2 hours twice a day. You get into this mode by pushing the temp set button then the jets button within a second of each other. You can just...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay control panel, blown fuse, leisure bay
blown fuse, leisure bay, fuses: Shawn, If there is no readout or response from the keypad, most likely it is either a blown fuse somewhere in the contol box or possibly a bad PC board. I doubt it would be the keypad itself unless it possibly got moisture in it and shorted it out. So I would...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay hot tub, heat element, heating element
heat element, heating element, leisure bay: Ken, If the heater light is not on and you just replaced the pressure switch, it is either that the new pressure switch may need an adjustment or if you say you can hear a buzzing noise - you may have a bad heater relay in the control box. So first try adjusting...

Hot Tubs: locked up control panel on Cal Spa, cal spa, error codes
cal spa, error codes, topside: Margo, Try resetting the main breaker to the spa to see if that will get the panel working again. If it still is locked up after resetting the spa then there may be a problem with the keypad itself or quite possibly the PC board. Also check to see if there...

Hot Tubs: Motors running full speed all the time., bay model, leisure bay
bay model, leisure bay, speed one: G, It would sound like either there is a problem with the keypad or it is possible that the unit is in a freeze protect mode. If the temperature outside was under 50 degrees, some units have a built in freeze protect mode which makes the pumps run on high...

Hot Tubs: need a pump for eclipse hot tub, loose connections, therm
loose connections, therm, fuses: Kyle, If you are not getting any power to the pump and the pump does not make any noise like it is trying to run, I would first check all of the power and plug connections to see if there is any loose connections and then check all of the fuses for continuity...

Hot Tubs: new hot tub jet leaking dripping, new spa, acrylic wall
new spa, acrylic wall, hot tub: Edward, The the jet is leaking from the wallfitting, it will have to be taken out completely and resiliconed. I would hope that if this is a new spa it would be covered by some kind of warranty so that you do not have to do it yourself. So I would first contact...

Hot Tubs: odor causes cough, jacuzzi hot tub, ozone gas
jacuzzi hot tub, ozone gas, corona discharge: Ron, Yes it is possible that what you are getting is the strong dose of the ozone gas that the ozonator omits. The ozonator is most likely plumbed into the same lines as the main pump, so when you turn on the pump on high speed you are getting a large dose...

Hot Tubs: overfilled hot tub, blown fuse, little water
blown fuse, little water, reset button: Brad, If the breaker holds on now and there is no power at all to the spa, it may have just blown a main system fuse inside the control box. So I would open up the main control box and check all of the fuses inside of there with a continuity meter. Hopefully...

Hot Tubs: priming pump, country spa, amish country
country spa, amish country, gate valves: Jim, It may take a minute or two for the air to get out. So I would leave the union loose while the pump is running on the high speed until you can hear some air escape and the water starts spraying out. Then tighten the union back up again as soon as it...

Hot Tubs: pump or motor, waterfall, jets
waterfall, jets, dynasty: Debbie, If the pump that runs the waterfall is supposed to run the jets as well, there would be some kind of diverter valve that would switch the water to flow between the waterfall and the jets. So I would look for some valve knob on top of the spa or also...

Hot Tubs: repair jets on hot springs hot tub, control knobs, soverign
control knobs, soverign, new jet: Norman, It sounds like you are referring to the Air volume control knobs on the top of the spa. It is possible all you need is the knob itself which should be fairly easy to replace. So I would contact your local Hot Springs dealer and see if they can locate...

Hot Tubs: seal leakage, cal spa, air injectors
cal spa, air injectors, lock nut: Darrel, If you are referring to one of the air injectors that work with the air blower, those are wall fittings that go through the shell of the spa and there is usually a lock nut or body that is threaded on to them on the underside of the shell. To remove...

Hot Tubs: styrofoam hot tub cover absorbing water, spa manufacturer, good shape
spa manufacturer, good shape, styrofoam: Nickie, Yes if you can get the styrofoam totally dried out, (which may take a while), you can try to re-wrap the styrofoam in plastic making sure it is totally sealed and water tight and stuff it back into the vinyl. It may be worth it just to buy the styrofoam...

Hot Tubs: thermostat not reading correct temp., correct temp, temperature readout
correct temp, temperature readout, reading 2: Bill, If the temperature readout is off by more than 2 degrees then it would sound like you need new temperature sensor cord. This would be a cord that plugs into the circuit board and usually runs into a wall fitting that is mounted into the wall of the...

Hot Tubs: 2001 soverign hot springs, heater element, soverign
heater element, soverign, pressure switch: Arnie, There are many reasons a spa will not heat up. Possible causes could be low water level, a dirty filter, a defective pressure switch or even a bad heater element. The heater element would only be bad if the spa was indicating it was heating by some...

Hot Tubs: air switch, air switch, type buttons
air switch, type buttons, electronic touch: Rudy, If the blower button does not respond or comes on by itself, it depends on whether your touch pad has electronic buttons or if it is air switch activated. If it is the electronic touch type buttons type of keypad, I would think that would be the problem....

Hot Tubs: Buzzing noise when heater kicks on, spa pack, wd 40
spa pack, wd 40, heating element: Ron, The buzzing you hear is most likely the heater relay kicking in when it calls for heat. These relays or contactors have contact points that chattter when they are worn or dirty. Sometimes you can spray some WD-40 directly on the contacts and it will...

Hot Tubs: bathroom spa/tub, spa tub, air valve
spa tub, air valve, carol carol: Carol, There are only two things that could cause the reduction of pressure. One would be a clog or some kind of obstruction in either the filter system or in the impellar of the pump itself. Second and most likely, it is just that some of the jet internals...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa Heater 2003, spa heater, cal spa
spa heater, cal spa, incoming power: Mike, You may have a problem with the incoming voltage or there is possible a problem with a pressure switch because if you were getting the correct voltage to the heater you would have a heater indicator light on. You should be getting 220 volts between...

Hot Tubs: Caustic smell makes us cough, ph checks, sundance spa
ph checks, sundance spa, ozone system: Trevor, It sounds like there is definately some kind of chemical imbalance such as too much bromine, improper ph levels or something of that nature. Your best bet would be to drain and refill it and start by reducing the amount of bromine by using maybe 2...

Hot Tubs: canopy for hot tub in winter, snow accumulation, spa industry
snow accumulation, spa industry, best bet: Dianne, There is nothing I am aware of in the spa industry that is available to protect the cover from snow other than either building a gazebo or putting a canopy over it. Of course I am in Florida and we don t have to worry about that here. So I assume...

Hot Tubs: FL1, adjustment screw, pressure switch
adjustment screw, pressure switch, service valves: Stan, To check for a clogged impeller, you would have to first cut off the water supply by closing off the 2 service valves that should be in the plumbing that runs to front of the pump and the other one that is in the plumbing coming out of the heater box....

Hot Tubs: FLO diagnostic messages, diagnostic message, leisure bay
diagnostic message, leisure bay, diagnostic messages: Nick, The FLO error could be coming up if there was a problem with the pressure switch but also if the circulating pump has stopped working. This sounds like more your case as you mentioned that the water fall has stopped working, which is most likely controlled...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa Heater 2003, slots, double wires
Hot Tubs: Cal Spa Heater 2003, slots, double wires, spa

Hot Tubs: canopy for hot tub in winter, amount of snow, costco
Hot Tubs: canopy for hot tub in winter, amount of snow, costco, broom

Hot Tubs: FLO diagnostic messages, circulation problem, circulation pump
Hot Tubs: FLO diagnostic messages, circulation problem, circulation pump, spa water

Hot Tubs: freeflow accent hot tub won't start, fuse, spas
Hot Tubs: freeflow accent hot tub won't start, fuse, spas, spa

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub "dr" error, balboa, plumbing
Hot Tubs: Hot Tub "dr" error, balboa, plumbing, spa

Hot Tubs: heater shuts off when jets are turned on, jets
Hot Tubs: heater shuts off when jets are turned on, jets

Hot Tubs: Infinity Paradise Spa from Costco - Balboa Instruments, digital water, heat loss
Hot Tubs: Infinity Paradise Spa from Costco - Balboa Instruments, digital water, heat loss, water heater

Hot Tubs: freeflow accent hot tub won't start, proper voltage, fuses
proper voltage, fuses, fuse: Tim, If the spa did get hit by lightning, it should have blown a system fuse. So if you have checked the power coming into the box for proper voltage and all of the fuses in the box check OK, I would assume that the circuit board did get blown out. So check...

Hot Tubs: gfci breaker for a hot tub, red hot wire, worst case scenario
red hot wire, worst case scenario, test button: Scott, It sounds like something is not hooked up right as you should be getting 240 volts between black and red (line 1 and line 2) and 120 volts between both black and white (line 1 and neutral) or red and white (line 2 and neutral). It is possible there...

Hot Tubs: Heater, spa heater, temperature sensor
spa heater, temperature sensor, water temperature: Betsy, The OH reading on your keypad means that the temperature sensor on your spa heater has sensed an overheat condition. This could be caused if the actual water temperature somehow got over 104 degrees at some point or possibly there was some air trapped...

Hot Tubs: Heater in spa, heater element, pleanty
heater element, pleanty, pressure switch: Rodney, There are many reasons a spa will not heat up. It could be a bad thermostat if it is one of the manual kind that you have to turn a dial up or down to adjust. Other possible causes could be low water level, a dirty filter, a defective pressure switch...

Hot Tubs: Hot Springs Grandee 1988, continuity test, heater element
continuity test, heater element, faulty component: Craig, If you are not getting 220 volts to the heater element, there are various things to check. It could be the thermostat, a hi limit sensor, the pressure switch or a bad relay. So best thing to do is start checking each one of those components to see...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub "dr" error, platinum spa, circulation pumps
platinum spa, circulation pumps, pulling water: Rick, The dr or dry code usually only comes up if there is no water movement in the heater which would be either that the circulating pump has quit running or there is an air pocket trapped in the heater tube. So first check that the circ. pump is running...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub jets't, flat screwdriver, tub jets
flat screwdriver, tub jets, ball bearings: Burke, Most of the jet internals are removable by one of three ways. One, they thread in so all you would have to do is turn the whole internal counter-clockwise to unthread it. Secondly they could twist lock in, in which case you would have to turn counter-clockwise...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub tripping out, hex nuts, heater element
hex nuts, heater element, heat unit: Steve, It would sound like you have a bad heater element. You can test this theory by simply unhooking the heater element by taking off the smaller hex nuts on the heater element posts and lifting the wires or copper leads off of the posts and leave them...

Hot Tubs: heater shuts off when jets are turned on, volt motor, amp breaker
volt motor, amp breaker, speed system: David, The reason the heater shuts off when you turn on the pump or blower is that the system cannot handle the amperage of all of those running at the same time on 120 volts. On a 220 volt 50 amp system the heater can run with the pump and blower, but when...

Hot Tubs: Infinity Paradise Spa from Costco - Balboa Instruments, circulation pump, economy mode
circulation pump, economy mode, new spa: Laurie, Unfortunately your spa is most likely one of those with a 24 hour circulation pump that is designed to run continuously. So the F2, F4, F6, F8 and FC settings do not control the circulating pump but only control how long the spa would heat if it were...

Hot Tubs: jet problems, spa hot tub, cal spa
spa hot tub, cal spa, discharge side: Jerry, It sounds like the pump may be air locked. This is a common occurence when you drain and refill a spa. Sometimes the only way to get the air out is by turning on the pump and then locate the union fitting that is on the top, discharge side the pump...

Hot Tubs: jet replacement, cal spas, ball bearings
cal spas, ball bearings, best bet: Keith, Your best bet in locating the correct jets would be to contact Cal Spas directly. You can call them toll free at 1-800-225-7727 or go to their website at www.calspas.com and there is a place to look up parts for thier older spas. Hope this helps you...

Hot Tubs: LEISURE BAY SPA PROBLEM, spa problem, bay spa
spa problem, bay spa, blown fuse: C.J., The relay you hear buzzing is most likely just a power relay. But if you have no functions, then either there is a blown fuse or something is not wired or converted properly. So double check all fuses and wire connections and consult your owners manual...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay error display message FIL4, bay spa, leisure bay
bay spa, leisure bay, filter settings: Rick, The FIL4 message you are getting is just the setting for the filter cycle, which means the pump will run 4 hours out of every 12 hours for filteration. These filter settings come up when you push the set button and the jets button within a second of...

Hot Tubs: Lights not working, bay spa, light buttons
bay spa, light buttons, leisure bay: Joy, The lights you refer to I am assuming you are talking about are the LED readout on top of the spa and not the underwater light. If the read out is not working then there is most likely a problem with eihter the main circuit board or in the topside itself....

Hot Tubs: noisy circulation, circulation pumps, vibration noise
circulation pumps, vibration noise, circulation pump: Drew, Most circulation pumps make a continuous low pitch hum. But if yours is noisier than usual, it may just be a vibration noise and needs the bolts that hold it down tightened or it could be the bearings in the motor. If it is in the motor and is just...

Hot Tubs: OH on 2000 cal spa, cal spa, air bubble
cal spa, air bubble, long periods: Thomas, The OH code is usually a sign that the temperature inside the heater tube has gotten over 104 degrees. But if you have let the spa cool down and reset the breaker and the OH code comes up immediately, then it is most likely a defective hi limit...

Hot Tubs: parts for Leisure Bay Proshield, leisure bay, replumbing
leisure bay, replumbing, hottub: Shelly, The complete pack for that spa may no longer be available as a complete unit. I know that replacement parts are still available but I have not seen a new pack like that in quite some time. You may want to contact Leisure Bay directly and ask them...

Hot Tubs: portable hot tub, portable hot tub, spa industry
portable hot tub, spa industry, model number: Mike, First you will need either the model number and serial number of the spa or more importantly the brand and model of the control box to determine which circuit board you may need. The most common circuit boards used in the spa industry are made from...

Hot Tubs: Starting up our Hot Tub, flex pipe, access panels
flex pipe, access panels, hottub: Sue, I would just fill up the spa first and open up any access panels to check for any more leaks. Make sure that all the unions on the pumps and heater are tight and also make sure any t-handle shut off valves are completely open or pulled out. After all...

Hot Tubs: safety suction light, continuity test, cal spa
continuity test, cal spa: Lynn, It is possible that the microswitch inside of the safety suction switch is just stuck closed or it is defective. If the spa seems to flow properly and there are no obstructions in front of the suction fitting, the only other possible place that could...

Hot Tubs: Not shore what it is?, light thanks, leisure bay
light thanks, leisure bay, dries: Branden, It is possible what happened is when you were in the spa some water some how overflowed and got into where the keypad plugs in and shorted it out to where it will not operate properly. What I would try first is to locate where the keypad plugs into...

Hot Tubs: spa jet, bay spa, leisure bay
bay spa, leisure bay, liesure: Bill, It sounds like a Waterway jet which you can most likely purchase directly from Leisure Bay. You can try calling them direct at 1-800-226-7727. If they are unable to help you you can try calling Waterway direct at 1-805-981-0262 and they can direct you...

Hot Tubs: surging jets, leisure bay, little water
leisure bay, little water, jets: Ron, Usually this type of surging you describe is caused when the spa is a little low on water. What happens is when you turn on the higher pump it starts sucking in air from the filter housing which will cause the pump to starve for water for a few seconds...

Hot Tubs: Thermo relay is shuting off motor, spa controls, circut board
spa controls, circut board, heating element: Steven, If you can find a motor repair shop that can replace just the thermal overload, I would try that first as that would be the cheapest route. But if that don t work then you would most likely have to replace the motor beacause it sounds like it is over...

Hot Tubs: Can't get leisure bay hot tub to unlock, blown fuse, leisure bay
blown fuse, leisure bay, electronic type: Karen, All of the ProShield controls I am familiar with that old used air switch type controls which would not have any kind of lock feature. If it is a electronic type keypad with a digital readout, there may be a sequence of buttons you would have to push...

Hot Tubs: 1996 HotSpring Classic 120V, heater element, spa heaters
heater element, spa heaters, defective component: Jim, Most spa heaters come attached to the main control box as part of the box and the element has wires leads that are directly hooked up to the circuit board or a relay. So if your heater was mounted remotely and did plug in to the box via a cord, then...

Hot Tubs: A538 Beachcomber hot tub, earliest convenience, drain tube
earliest convenience, drain tube, caulking: Peter, The best way to seal that type of leak would be to take out the fitting completely and reseal around it with silicone and remount it back in also putting some silicone the back side of it. If the fitting is cracked you would have to replace the entire...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa won't drain all the way.What do I do?, gravity drain, gelatinous blob
gravity drain, gelatinous blob, water wizard: Val, The suction you refer to is most likely plumbed to the gravity drain you speak of which also goes to the intake of your main pump. So you can try taking off the cover of the suction fitting then maybe backflushing it by taking a hose and putting it into...

Hot Tubs: cal spa diagnostic codes, cal spa, hair dryer
cal spa, hair dryer, joni: Joni, These codes you are reading are most likely just programming codes that come up when the spa first starts up. After those codes, it should come up with the temperature or some other error code if there was a problem. But if you are not getting any other...

Hot Tubs: dream maker x spa "Sn" code, board hope, heat sensor
board hope, heat sensor, dream maker: Gary, The Sn code usually means there is a problem with the temperature sensor cord. So if it is alternating between that and the OH code, which means overheat, then there is most likely something wrong with that sensor. So I would try replacing that...

Hot Tubs: Erratic heater, worst case scenario, tub jacuzzi
worst case scenario, tub jacuzzi, speed wire: Joe, If the pump will not start on low speed by itself, it could be a starting capacitor or something wrong with the motor itself. You would have to check the voltage going to the motor between the low speed wire (usually the red wire) and the white neutral...

Hot Tubs: electric cord, 12 gauge, electrican
12 gauge, electrican, question thanks: Patricia, An electrician can lengthen the cord to 25 feet as long as he is replacing the entire cord and not just splicing it. You should also make sure that the wire size he uses is at least a 12 gauge for 110 volts. However, I would not recommend it going...

Hot Tubs: FL flashing on calspa 2000, filter area, water movement
filter area, water movement, garden hose: Kelly, The FL code means that the heater has been deactivated due to lack of water flow through the heater. You should have a pump that comes on and runs as soon as you turn on the spa. If there is no circulation, then either there is something wrong with...

Hot Tubs: 1996 HotSpring Classic 120V, radio shack, mov
Hot Tubs: 1996 HotSpring Classic 120V, radio shack, mov, chassis

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa won't drain all the way.What do I do?, little pieces, sap
Hot Tubs: Cal Spa won't drain all the way.What do I do?, little pieces, sap, dirt

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub only heats to within 20 degrees of set temperature, hottub, mixon
Hot Tubs: Hot Tub only heats to within 20 degrees of set temperature, hottub, mixon, deb

Hot Tubs: Mineral Stick, sanitizer, different systems
Hot Tubs: Mineral Stick, sanitizer, different systems, hot tub

Hot Tubs: shoreline sl800 more powerful on one side, stronger pump, jets
Hot Tubs: shoreline sl800 more powerful on one side, stronger pump, jets, spas

Hot Tubs: i forgot something, amp breaker, temperature sensor
amp breaker, temperature sensor, error number: Sindey, The Sn1 error code generally means that there is a problem with the temperature sensor cord. So turn off the breaker and check that the temperature sensor cord is plugged in securely by locating it where it plugs into the circuit board, unplugging...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Error Messages, dip switch settings, heater element
dip switch settings, heater element, plumbing leak: Dave, It sounds like you may need to replace the circulating pump next. It sounds like there is not enough water flow going through the heater which is causing the HFL and OH messages to come on. So try replacing he pump or at least open up the front of it...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub only heats to within 20 degrees of set temperature, economy mode, heating element
economy mode, heating element, light button: Christian, Yes it is possible that the heater was dry fired. Any time you drain and refill the spa there will be air in the lines and sometimes all it takes is one small air bubble to get trapped in by the heater element and it can burn it out in that spot....

Hot Tubs: Hot tub pump wont turn off/only heats on high, heating element, pressure switch
heating element, pressure switch, pressure sensor: Greg, It sounds like the spa is properly converted to 220 volts if it heats on high speed but if the spa only heats on the high speed, then it is possible the new pressure switch you put in is not set for the correct PSI to activate the heater. So you can...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, blown fuse, proper voltage
blown fuse, proper voltage, key pad: David, If you have verified that you have the proper voltage coming into the control box, then the only things it could be are either a blown fuse inside the control box, a burnt wire or something bad on the circuit board. So open up the control box and inspect...

Hot Tubs: hot tub control panel, pulling water, circulating pump
pulling water, circulating pump, water movement: Tanisha, The dry error code means that the unit does not sense any water going through the heater. This can be caused if the filters are dirty, the water level is too low, there is air in the system or the circulating pump has stopped working. So check...

Hot Tubs: hot tub surging, combanation, concrete base
combanation, concrete base, wits end: Shirley, As long as the cable that you are using now is larger than the one that was in the garage, that should be fine. Also make sure that is direct connected from the breaker to the spa and not spliced in anyway, as splicing the wire can cause a bad connection...

Hot Tubs: Jets quit, blown fuse, program button
blown fuse, program button, best bet: Jon, It sounds like you may have a blown fuse in the main control box. If you can hear relays kicking on and off when you push the buttons, then it means the pumps are most likely not getting power to it. So that would either mean a blown fuse, the breaker...

Hot Tubs: LEISURE BAY SPA, bay spa, heater element
bay spa, heater element, leisure bay: C.J., The buzzing sound you heard was most likely the heater trying to kick in and the heater element most likely has a short in it and it tripped out the breaker and possibly blew a fuse causing the unit to be dead now. So try locating the heater and disconnecting...

Hot Tubs: Leisure B ay Spa error code n5, circulation pump, bay spa
circulation pump, bay spa, lightning strike: Sherry, The code that you are most likely getting is Sn , which means that there is something wrong with the temperature sensor cord. So first thing to do would try to replace that. If it still reads Sn after replacing the sensor, then you may have something...

Hot Tubs: leaky hot tub 10 yrs. old, foam insulation, luck chris
foam insulation, luck chris, freind: Jeff, It sounds like it is leaking from a bottom suction fitting. Unfortunately you will need to dig through the foam until you can locate this fitting and it will most likely have to be taken out completely, and either replaced with a new one and replumbed...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay error sn1???, leisure bay, temperature sensor
leisure bay, temperature sensor, psi: Sindey, I believe I just answered this for you but here it is again: The Sn1 error code generally means that there is a problem with the temperature sensor cord. So turn off the breaker and check that the temperature sensor cord is plugged in securely by...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay problem wont start, magnetic contactor, leisure bay
magnetic contactor, leisure bay, buttons work: Tim, I am not sure which button you refer to, this may be a magnetic door switch which requires a door to be closed and pressing against it in order for the spa to operate. So if this button you refer to protrudes out of the box and you have to hold it in...

Hot Tubs: looking for old model topside control, dreammaker spas, e mail
dreammaker spas, e mail, dream maker: Josh, You should be able to get a replacement topside directly from Dreammaker spas. Their phone number is 407-833-8181 or you can contact them by e-mail going to their website at www.dreammakerspas.com Hope this info helps you out in finding the part. ...

Hot Tubs: Mineral Stick, pool and spa, spa supplies
pool and spa, spa supplies, filter element: Trevor, The mineral stick which is also sometimes referred to as a Spa Frog , is a vented stick that is about 1 in diameter and 9 long and goes inside of the hole of your filter element. They can be purchased at any place that sells pool and spa supplies...

Hot Tubs: main motor won't run, blown fuse
blown fuse: Nick, If the new motor does not work, it most likely is a blown fuse or bad relay inside the main control box which went bad when the old pump froze up. So check that first. Also check the cord and the wiring to the back of the pump. Make sure the plug does...

Hot Tubs: Older Hot tub, air switches, volt circuit
air switches, volt circuit, air button: Nancy, My best guess is that the box is an air switch activated box and it has 2 air switches on it, one for a blower which you probably don t have and then other for the pump which should have 2 speeds, a low and a high. One end of the tubing you refer to...

Hot Tubs: operator or tub?, spa safety, cal spa
spa safety, cal spa, safe mode: Cynthia, A spa normally takes 2-4 hours to heat up on 220 volts or double that if the spa is hooked up for 110 volts. But it sounds like you may have a problem with the Cal Spa safety suction switch which may be causing the unit to lock up and go into the...

Hot Tubs: How parts of my Spa Hot tub work?, spa hot tub, overflow
spa hot tub, overflow, leaks: Sue, The part with the holes in it is a suction fitting, which can also serve as a drain, that is plumbed to one of your pumps. So if it is leaking from there, it may be quite difficult to repair. It is most likely leaking either through the wall of the spa...

Hot Tubs: shoreline sl800 more powerful on one side, impeller, wear and tear
impeller, wear and tear, horsepower: Gary, If both pumps are the same and one side is weaker, it is either that there may be some kind of obstruction in the impeller of the pump or one or more of the jet internals are not seated tightly which will cause the entire set of jets that run on that...

Hot Tubs: sovereign I (2001) has jet pump problem, gfci trips, circulation pump
gfci trips, circulation pump, owner states: Brian, If the voltage is dropping to 80 volts when that is happening, then it would have to be some kind of loose connection somewhere either in the PC board (maybe a bad solder joint on the pump relay) or a wire or plug connection that is bad somewhere....

Hot Tubs: where is spa drain hose on my Leisure Bay Smart Series, plumbing fittings, smart series
plumbing fittings, smart series, leisure bay: Ellen, Generally the drain valve is attached to some plumbing fittings underneath the spa where the equipment pack is. You will be looking for a drain spigot similar to the kind you have on your house for a water hose except for it is plastic and it is threaded...

Hot Tubs: spa/ jucuzzi, heater element, circut board
heater element, circut board, jucuzzi: Carmine, If the spa shuts off and trips a breaker only when the heater comes on, it is most likely just a bad heater element. If possible try to open up the main control box and disconnect the wires leads that run to the heater element and try restarting...

Hot Tubs: temperature is not what it claims to be, sweetwater spa, board hope
sweetwater spa, board hope, thermowell: Joe, It sounds like you have a bad temperature sensor. If you have a sensor cord that runs out of the main control box and hooks up directly into the wall of the spa or into a thermowell, that would be the one to replace. If both the hi limit and the temp....

Hot Tubs: 1992 Pro Shield, Leisure Bay Tub, leisure bay, electrical diagram
leisure bay, electrical diagram, spa: Bryan, In order to identify the diagram that you are looking for we would need the information from the control unit itself rather then the spa. Most leisure bay control systems had a wiring schematic taped to the inside cover of the control system. Most...

Hot Tubs: 1993 cal spa, cal spa, hp motor
cal spa, hp motor, reset button: Jeffery, The switch with the Red Reset button always seems stiff when it is already reset, it only pops out and clicks back in when it trips itself out so if the button is just stiff then it is fine. Do you know the model of your control system that is on...

Hot Tubs: 1997 Cal Spa Premier, cal spa, topside
cal spa, topside, jets: Steve, There are a few possibilities on what your problem could be. Does the display never work anymore? Have you tried resetting the power and running the tub with no topside attached? What model of control system is on your Cal-Spa (this can be found...

Hot Tubs: 2001 Hot Spring Model i Soverign Tub, Watkins, Hot Springs
Watkins, Hot Springs, Heater Board: Excellent, The most likely problem in this scenario is that the heater board itself has burnt out, check voltage (don t check 110V to ground, instead check for your 220V between the two legs) coming out of the heater board going to your heater, if the 220V...

Hot Tubs: 2001 Hot Springs Classic tub loss of water, wet insulation, air hoses
wet insulation, air hoses, plumbing fittings: Any hole that you can see in the Spa is definitely a place where a leak can be found. Unfortunately the only way you can guarantee finding the leak is to dig through the foam to the source. Once the source is found then there can be several ways of fixing...

Hot Tubs: air to jet, watkins, jets
watkins, jets, hotspot: Lyle, The most common solution to the problem is that you have the jets turned off, most jets you can rotate the face to turn them on and off very easily. First thing to do is to see if you can easily turn the jets back on, of course another possibility...

Hot Tubs: Balboa - Blower clicks & wont engage., blown fuse, ozonator
blown fuse, ozonator, dynasty: Daniel, If you can hear clicking when you push the blower button but nothing comes on then it is either a blown fuse inside the Balboa box for the blower or just a bad blower. So open up the box and see if you can find a fuse for the blower, usually a 10...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber 580x jets weak, hi chris, twist lock
hi chris, twist lock, clogs: Jason, The only things that could cause lack of pressure in the pump would be either a clog, such as hair, in the impellar of the pump or that there may be some loose or bad jet internals. So first you can try to go through all of the jet internals which...

Hot Tubs: Blower keeps tripping breaker, spa 8, gauge wire
spa 8, gauge wire, 220 volts: Diane, All spas that are hooked up for 220 volts and have a pump, blower and heater should be run off of a 50 amp GFCI breaker. And depending how far the main breaker is from the spa, #8 gauge wire can be used if it was less than 25 feet, but for over 25...

Hot Tubs: breaker tripping, master spa, wd 40
master spa, wd 40, heater elements: Dave, It definately sounds like a bad heater element. If you can I would just try to replace the element if it is one of those types that are just held into the tube by a couple of 3/4 nuts. I would first soak the nuts in WD-40 to make it easier to take...

Hot Tubs: CAL SPA HOT TUB KEEPS CIRCULATING, spa hot tub, cal spa
spa hot tub, cal spa, heater element: Janie, On some model spas this is a feature, so the spa would have a circulating pump that runs continuously and it does not shut off. On other models where the primary pump is a 2-speed pump and it runs on the low speed to control the filtering and heating,...

Hot Tubs: Cal spa, cal spa, spa tub
cal spa, spa tub, pressure switch: More then likely the problem is that the pressure switch on your system has stuck closed, so when the system initializes and starts running everything is ok and then when the system shuts down and is not running it detects a fault and shuts down. You can...

Hot Tubs: Coleman Spa OHH Message, coleman spa, air bubbles
coleman spa, air bubbles, dirty filters: Jim, The OHH code usually comes up if the water inside the heater tube is overheated even though the water in the spa may not. This can be caused by dirty filters, a clog in the impeller of the pump, an air bubble in the heater tube or low water level....

Hot Tubs: Coleman spa circulating pump runs only on high, coleman spa, circulating pump
coleman spa, circulating pump, water movement: Jake, It sounds like the problem is with the motor itself. It is either a bad starting capacitor or something wrong with the low speed windings in the motor. You can either take the pump to a local repair shop to try to test and fix it or just replace the...

Hot Tubs: Converting heater to 220v, needle nose pliers, spa control
needle nose pliers, spa control, bay spa: Patrick, If everything is converted properly, (not sure about the J5 plug you moved without seeing the box but the J23 jumper is correct) you may have a problem with the board or possibly a pressure switch. First check to see if there is an indicator light...

Hot Tubs: calspa overheating, Cal spa, Safety Suction
Cal spa, Safety Suction, Freeze Condition: Dave, I m happy it worked but you should not plug that back in unless you want your system to shut down completely and say SF all the time. The reason this problem just hit you is because that switch at the other end of the wire went bad and needs to be...

Hot Tubs: Dial for Waterfalls, star burst, new spa
star burst, new spa, safety feature: Pam, It sounds like there is definately something wrong with the waterfall valve itself as it should not have any water coming out of the top of it. Either it is assembled together improperly or the valve is broken. If this is a new spa, you should get Infinity...

Hot Tubs: "DR" error, circulation pump, pulling water
circulation pump, pulling water, circulating pump: Ted, If you are getting the Dr error, the first thing to check is to see if the pump is running and pulling water down through the filters. If there is little or no water movement through the filters then it may be air locked if you can hear the motor running....

Hot Tubs: No digital readout, dreammaker spa, digital readout
dreammaker spa, digital readout, jets: Andrew, It will be hard to say but if you are not getting a readout then it could be either the topside or a problem with the PC board. If you already cleaned and checked the topside connector, then then the only thing else to do would be to try another...

Hot Tubs: FL msg on cal spa, cal spa, adjustment screw
cal spa, adjustment screw, pressure switch: Debbie, The FL code your are getting could be a problem with the pressure switch that is mounted on the heater tube. It either is that it is not sensing enough water going through the tube due to low water or a clog some where in the pump or it is just bad....

Hot Tubs: FLO error jaccuzzi/balboa, air pockets, pressure switches
air pockets, pressure switches, check voltage: If the pump was heating up that much on the low speed then it is most likely that the pump motor has gone bad and can no longer maintain the amount of power needed to keep the pump moving in low speed. Check voltage between the black and white wire going...

Hot Tubs: Cal spa "FL" error, pressure switch
Hot Tubs: Cal spa "FL" error, pressure switch

Hot Tubs: Coleman spa circulating pump runs only on high, filter area, water hose
Hot Tubs: Coleman spa circulating pump runs only on high, filter area, water hose, bleeder screws

Hot Tubs: Dial for Waterfalls, hot tub, infinity
Hot Tubs: Dial for Waterfalls, hot tub, infinity, spa

Hot Tubs: hot tub keeps circulating, love, spa products
Hot Tubs: hot tub keeps circulating, love, spa products, third time

Hot Tubs: infinity cascade spa, cell phone number, service buyer
Hot Tubs: infinity cascade spa, cell phone number, service buyer, homedepot

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J-355 FLO, assy, flo
Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J-355 FLO, assy, flo, friction

Hot Tubs: leak due to freeze?, foam insulation, prodigy
Hot Tubs: leak due to freeze?, foam insulation, prodigy, pipes

Hot Tubs: Maax whirlpool and air systems, maax tub, e01
Hot Tubs: Maax whirlpool and air systems, maax tub, e01

Hot Tubs: whirlpool spa-nothing working
Hot Tubs: whirlpool spa-nothing working

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Frame, pet goats, best bet
pet goats, best bet, home depot: Holly, Your best bet for rebuilding the cabinet would be just to go to a lumber shop or even Home Depot and give them the measurements of each side and have them cut new siding for your spa, then you can stain it and install it yourself with screws or staples....

Hot Tubs: Hot tub wont get hotter then 91 degrees, heater element, indicator light
heater element, indicator light, volt meter: Stacy, If you have an indicator light that is on and says it is heating, then most likely it is a burnt out heater element. You may want to double check this first by having someone with a volt meter check the voltage going between the two wires that hook...

Hot Tubs: Hydro quip 6230 failure, hydro quip, 220 volt
hydro quip, 220 volt, terminal block: Ken, If the wires were burned up at the terminal block, then this was simply a case of where the wires were not tightened down tight enough at the time of installation and over time they work loose and eventually the loose connection will burn up at that...

Hot Tubs: Hydro Spa Control Board, spa control, hydro spa
spa control, hydro spa, heater element: Dale, If the spa cuts off and trips a breaker, then it may be just a bad heater element. But if the unit just goes dead and the readout goes blank with no breaker tripping, then there would have to be something wrong with the main circuit board. If there...

Hot Tubs: heater element, plumbing pipes, heater element
plumbing pipes, heater element, metal tin: Tiffany, The heater should be located inside of the main control box. It is usually a metal tin can type heater that has to be replaced as a whole unit. Just look for some plumbing pipes that run into the main control box and they will be attached the heater....

Hot Tubs: over heating hot tub, jet pumps, high limit
jet pumps, high limit, full blast: Given this information I would have to say that either the PCB has gone bad or it is mis-wired. Check on the board for a two prong plug labeled FRZ or AUX FR and if there is ANYTHING plugged into that plug, un-plug it and see if your problem corrects or changes....

Hot Tubs: hot springs spas (j modle/110 voltz), hot springs spas, heater element
hot springs spas, heater element, heating element: Bernie, If you are getting no voltage to the heater element, that is usually caused by the flow switch not activating either beacuse it is bad or that it does not sense enough water getting through the heater tube. So first check to make sure that there is...

Hot Tubs: hot tub keeps circulating, circulation pump, set button
circulation pump, set button, low speed: Jayne, On some spas with the Balboa systems, the circulation pump is designed to run continuously and filter the water. But if your spa was one of those where Pump #1 was the primary 2-speed pump that runs through the filters and is supposed to shut off when...

Hot Tubs: hot tub trouble, suction caps, air escapes
suction caps, air escapes, air bubble: Tammy, Depending on whether the spa has just one pump or multiple pumps, it would be hard to say why some jets would work and some don t. Generally if you only have one pump, then that pump would control all of the jets and they all should have equal pressure...

Hot Tubs: infinity cascade spa, hot tub manufacturer, spa manufacturer
hot tub manufacturer, spa manufacturer, hydro spa: Trebor, As I stated I have not heard much good or bad about Infinity other that they are a small time operation who have just recently began to get some notice as they have picked up a new account with Costco and are building spas for them. They have been...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J-355 FLO, circulation pump, moving water
circulation pump, moving water, flo: Andrea, The J-355 System had a circulation pump that is supposed to run 24 hours a day, is sounds to me like that pump may not be running, this could be caused from a bad pump http://www.actionsparepair.com/search.php?search=6500-035&submit=Search or possibly...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Genuis Series, leisure bay, genuis
leisure bay, genuis, high limit: JR, The SN1 reading would indicate a problem with the temperature sensor, not the hi limit. So you may try replacing the temperature sensor cord. If after replacing both sensors and you still get the SN1 error, then there is most likely a problem with the...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Hot Tub Spa, hot tub spa, blown fuse
hot tub spa, blown fuse, leisure bay: Roxanne, It appears that all the fuses are ok? How were the fuses checked? Did the electrician actually remove the fuses before checking them, The most likely problem is a blown fuse, otherwise you probably need to replace both the Circuit board and the...

Hot Tubs: Leisure bay Elite hottub, heater element, leisure bay
heater element, leisure bay, set temperature: Patti, If the spa is not heating up to the desired set temperature, you will first have to check to see if there is any indicator light that is on saying the heater is getting power or not. If there is a heater light that is on and says it is heating, and...

Hot Tubs: leak due to freeze?, cracked pipe, best guess
cracked pipe, best guess, suction fittings: Joseph, If there was any water left in the spa and it was left outside in freezing temperatures, then it does most likely have a cracked pipe somewhere. It is no telling where, but it would have to be in one of the low lying pipes that are on the ground....

Hot Tubs: leis bay circuit board, leisure bay, model numbers
leisure bay, model numbers, leis: Dennis, I am not sure which board you have without the model numbers off of the box or board but you should be able to contact Leisure Bay at 1-800-226-7727 to get a schematic directly from them or if it is a Balboa control box, you can contact them at 1-800-645-3201...

Hot Tubs: location of circuit breaker in leisure bay hot tub, circuit breakers, leisure bay
circuit breakers, leisure bay, circuit breaker: Justin, The circuit breaker for the spa can be located just about anywhere as it is up to the electrician who installed it to it s placement. They are usually located somewhere with 10 -15 feet of the spa on a wall or could be located in with the rest of...

Hot Tubs: loud/vibrating pump, cracked pipe, wet end
cracked pipe, wet end, hi chris: Stacy, If the motor is running and no water is coming out of the jet, then it is most likely just air locked. You will need to try to loosen the discharge union of the pump (the one that comes out the top) while the pump is on and running to be able to bleed...

Hot Tubs: Maax whirlpool and air systems, electrical breakers, whirlpool tub
electrical breakers, whirlpool tub, maax: Unfortunately I have not seen those error codes, they may not be error codes at all. Check your owners manual to see what those codes mean and then take action based on that. If there are any problems the tub should be under warranty and you can call your...

Hot Tubs: manifold leak, spray foam, acetone
spray foam, acetone, home depot: Steve, If you are referring to the yellow spray foam that is used for insulation, the best thing to dissolve it is acetone. So try that if you are just trying to clean off some pipes to reglue them as it will just melt it away and you can use it on a rag...

Hot Tubs: Nordic spa, air valves, mechanical air
air valves, mechanical air, twist lock: Shawn, If turning the air control knob makes little or no difference in the air pressure that comes out of the jets, it is usually caused by one or more jet internals that are either loose or not making a good seal. Most jet internals just either screw in...

Hot Tubs: Ozonator tube fills with water., sweetwater spa, circulation pump
sweetwater spa, circulation pump, flow direction: Dana, In a word, Yes. The only reason the tube would not empty of water while the circulation pump (or low speed) is running would be either a bad injector or an injector that was installed improperly. The injector itself has a flow arrow on it and that...

Hot Tubs: pacific tsunami hot tub motor, motor bearings, shaft seal
motor bearings, shaft seal, pacific tsunami: Duncan, Unfortunately the best thing you can do for this unit is to replace it, the whining usually indicates the motor bearings are rusting usually caused by a leak in the shaft seal of the pump wet end itself. Best cure is to replace the whole thing...

Hot Tubs: pump for jets, work thanks, garden hose
work thanks, garden hose, occurance: Neil, It sounds like your pump is air locked. This is a common occurance when draining and refilling a spa. To get out an air lock the best way to do it it to loosen the discharge union of the pump (the one usually on the top) while the pump is running to...

Hot Tubs: Spa Leak, coleman spa, spray insulation
coleman spa, spray insulation, slow leak: Jeff, You re on the right track for locating your leak, just dig through the wet foam until you find the source of the leak. Hammer and chisel are the best ways to dig through foam as it gets pretty solid, some tech s recommend acetone but It s been my...

Hot Tubs: Spa pump leaks, stainless steel band, bolt and nut
stainless steel band, bolt and nut, jet pumps: Mike, If the pump is leaking between the 2 halves of the wetend, I would not try to tighten the band seal anymore. It needs to be taken apart and there is probably a bad O ring between the two halves of the wetend that needs to be replaced. Also check to...

Hot Tubs: Spa temp/thermostat, couple degrees, ambient temp
couple degrees, ambient temp, 98 degrees: Jim, The reason that the temperature will go up, especailly if you are in it and running the jets, would be the heat of the pumps running. The heat of the pump motors can get up to 200 degrees if left running for more than 10 - 15 minutes, so you can actually...

Hot Tubs: Spas/Hot Tubs, gulf coast spas, spas hot tubs
gulf coast spas, spas hot tubs, quality spas: Jill, Both companies are a knock-off of what used to be Hydro Spa. Hydro Spa filed bankruptcy last year and Premium Leisure bought the assets of the company. Hydro Spa used to build the spas for Gulfcoast a few years ago until Gulfcoast split off on their...

Hot Tubs: spa temp not same as reading, digital reading, thermistor
digital reading, thermistor, temperature sensor: Dave, It would sound like you have a faulty temperature sensor cord if the reading is that far off. Anytime a sensor is more than 2 degrees off it is bad and needs replaced. You can try to turn the spa off and let it cool down a while and then turn it back...

Hot Tubs: sundance calpyso 93', flow switches, calpyso
flow switches, calpyso, pressure switches: Nick, You cannot bypass temperature sensors but you can bypass pressure switches or flow switches assuming that they are stuck open and not closed. Sometimes if a pressure or flow switch is stuck closed it can lock out the system from working so bypassing...

Hot Tubs: Temperature Sensor, temperature sensor, service thanks
temperature sensor, service thanks, jacuzzi: Scott, Most temp. sensors just plug into the PC board and then run out of the control box and either into the heater tube or into a wet-well fitting in the shell of the spa. They are fairly easy to change, it is just that you may need to drain the spa to...

Hot Tubs: Tiger River Sumatran Spa Leak, control knobs, vent hole
control knobs, vent hole, tiger river: Scott, If the water is leaking from an air control it could be just one or more loose or bad jet internals. When a jet internal is loose or bad, the air that is supposed to be forced out of the jets when the pump is on, backs up through the air tubing and...

Hot Tubs: used cal spa - what to expect?, cal spa, person spa
cal spa, person spa, ac unit: Phil, There is no telling what to expect with that old of a spa, but has long as it is fully functional it should be OK. The only things to look for is if the pumps have been sitting dormant for a while then they are prone to freezing up and also do some...

Hot Tubs: whirlpool spa-nothing working, whirlpool spa, whirlpool tub
whirlpool spa, whirlpool tub, water sensor: Jason, It is possible there is a problem with the low water sensor, but the only way to test that would be to somehow bypass it by jumping out the wires that run to it. If that don t work then the only alternative would be to replace the PC board. So see...

Hot Tubs: x-spadition, portable hot tub, wet spot
portable hot tub, wet spot, indicator light: I m glad it heated up, the wet spot is likely caused from a leak, if you open up the side panel you will hopefully spot water dripping and thus confirm the location of the leak and hopefully how to fix it. If you cannot see exactly where the water is dripping...

Hot Tubs: 1997 JACUZZI SPA, jacuzzi spa, heater element
jacuzzi spa, heater element, possition: Kim, Unfortunately if the spa is set up to run on 220 volts it would have to be hard wired fully into the main control box and the spa would have to be turned on to run the pumps and then filled with water to test the heater. There is a way to OHM test a...

Hot Tubs: No Air from Beachcomber hot tub jets., tub jets, air bubbles
tub jets, air bubbles, quarter turn: Kevin, Have you checked to make sure that your air knobs are turned on? also make sure the jets have not been shut off (rotate the face of the jet about a quarter turn until you hit the stopping point) Also check underneath your air knobs to see if water...

Hot Tubs: Brett Aqualine Heater wiring ?, brett aqualine, country spa
brett aqualine, country spa, amish country: Mark, The extra wires may have been for a thermostat option that went in the box although I do not see holes in the box where one might have been installed. Most likely if there was a thermostat the black wire would have been hooked to one end of a thermostat...

Hot Tubs: CAL SPA OH ERROR CODE, cal spa, dirty filters
cal spa, dirty filters, low speed: Michael, You are most likely getting an OH code because the control box does not sense enough water going through the heater tube when the spa is running on the low speed. This is usually caused by dirty filters or a clog in the impellar of the pump. So...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa 1997 Premier Series 3, cal spa, 24hrs
cal spa, 24hrs, series 3: Assuming you are connected to 110V it can easily take 16+ hours to heat up to a decent temperature. If you would like to verify that the heater is activated you can always use a clamp-on amperage meter to determine if the heater is pulling amperage while...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spas, blown fuse, cal spas
blown fuse, cal spas, pressure switch: Bob, It sounds like you either have a problem with the pump #1 or there is a blown fuse inside the control box that would kill the power going to the pump. The FLO reading could mean that the pressure switch is stuck closed, which will sometimes lock out...

Hot Tubs: Cal spa GFI tripping, heater element, cal spa
heater element, cal spa, one at a time: Neil, If you have unplugged all of the components and replaced the breaker and it still trips then it is most likely a bad heater element. To test that theory, you would have to open up the main control box and remove both the wire leads off of the heater...

Hot Tubs: NO CONTROL DISPLAY WHEN PPLUGGED IN RESETLIGHT DOES NOT COME, blown fuse, electrical cord
blown fuse, electrical cord, new spring: Mary, If there is no power to the spa, it would have to be either a blown fuse inside of the control box or possible the electrical cord end is bad internally since you say it appears corroded. So first open up the box and check for any fuses and take them...

Hot Tubs: Curious heating system Leisure Bay Eclipse, person spas, leisure bay
person spas, leisure bay, heating element: Dave, There are some models that just actually use the heat of the pump motor running to heat the water. I have seen this on some , mainly smaller 1 or 2 person spas. Sometimes they will have a coil or heat jacket around the motor with a water line attached...

Hot Tubs: classic hotsprings, circuit breaker trips, circulation pump
circuit breaker trips, circulation pump, voltage motor: Tom, If the circ pump is shutting off after a few seconds, I would check to see if it is getting the proper voltage. Perhaps whoever you purchased the pump from gave you the wrong voltage motor. That is about the only thing that could be wrong as the pumps...

Hot Tubs: Filter Cycle Length & Number Of Blowers/Jets That Should Be Used, long periods of time, deposit balance
long periods of time, deposit balance, strange message: Kevin, your link sent me to an e-bay page showing only a complete tub, Balboa only makes control systems located underneath the tub, that is where the model numbers are located. Otherwise you can get a hold of the people you bought it from and have them fix...

Hot Tubs: CAL SPA OH ERROR CODE
Hot Tubs: CAL SPA OH ERROR CODE

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa 1997 Premier Series 3, cal spa, six hours
Hot Tubs: Cal Spa 1997 Premier Series 3, cal spa, six hours

Hot Tubs: classic hotsprings, circulating pump
Hot Tubs: classic hotsprings, circulating pump

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Heating Problems, heating element, gfci
Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Heating Problems, heating element, gfci, relays

Hot Tubs: hydro quip hq1001e, hot tub
Hot Tubs: hydro quip hq1001e, hot tub

Hot Tubs: Platinum Hot Tub, fuse, hot tub
Hot Tubs: Platinum Hot Tub, fuse, hot tub

Hot Tubs: filtration cycle won't start, filtration cycle, fitration
filtration cycle, fitration, cal spa: Laura, If the pump runs on high but not on low, it would sound like a bad starting capacitor in the pump motor itself. So it would sound like you would need to have the pump either repaired or replaced. So you can either pull the pump out and take it to...

Hot Tubs: freeze damage to hot tubs, greg freeze, plumbing repairs
greg freeze, plumbing repairs, spa dealer: Greg, Freeze damage can be minor or it can be major. We have had spas freeze with as little damage as cracked pump housings, and as much as a complete re-plumb. In the event of a complete re-plumb it averages between 2500.00-3500.00. I don t believe there...

Hot Tubs: GFCI questions HydroQuip, gfci breaker, white pig
gfci breaker, white pig, amp breaker: Brett, A 40 amp breaker should be suffiecient for that unit. But if the breaker trips immediately as soon as you turn it on, it is most likely wired wrong. The most common mistake when hooking up a GFCI breaker is the placement of the white neutral wire that...

Hot Tubs: GFI tripping problem..., direct burial cable, amp breaker
direct burial cable, amp breaker, gfci: Ben, It s still the same possible problem, check the wiring on the GFCI compared to the diagram provided with it (if it s new you need to move the white wire from the terminal strip to the gfci itself) Just because an engine runs doesn t mean all the cylinders...

Hot Tubs: Heating, heater element, filter element
heater element, filter element, correct voltage: Josh, I can t explain how water could be hotter in any one point since all the water is distributed evenly after it leaves the heater element. All I know is that if the water is not getting hot in the spa you would either have a bad element or something that...

Hot Tubs: HOT TUB TEMP, bay spa, heater element
bay spa, heater element, high wires: John, If the spa temperature reached over 104 degrees at any point it may have tripped out a high limit somewhere in the unit that would disable the heater. So look to see if there is any kind of manual reset button on the heater control box that you can...

Hot Tubs: Hot springs Jet setter - Model J not heating, silent flo, blown fuse
silent flo, blown fuse, circulation pump: Mike, You will have to test for voltage to see if the circ. pump is getting power to it or not. Of course without the circ. pump running, the heater will not work. So see if there is a way to unplug the circ. pump and test the outlet for voltage. If there...

Hot Tubs: Hot Tub Heating Problems, neon light, number 65
neon light, number 65, simon simon: Simon, First of all you need to replace your GFCI as it should not be allowing the spa to run in this condition. A heater should not read more then 14 Ohms ever. A hi-limit circuit also when functioning should be closed between the two leads, so in short,...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub pumps stopped working, 30 amp fuse, blown fuse
30 amp fuse, blown fuse, jet pumps: Kyle, I doubt that both pumps are bad. The first thing to check would be the fuses inside of the main control box. There is a large ceramic 30 amp fuse in the box for those pumps. So shut off the power, open up the control box and pull the fuse out and have...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub won't heat, jacuzzi hot tub, heating element
jacuzzi hot tub, heating element, flow switch: The red light blinking indicates you have a flow error, the specific number of blinks and timing between the blinks will tell you what kind of error it is (see your owners/operation sheet for details) but most of the time fixing this problem means replacing...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub wont heat up...need help, heater element, dirty filters
heater element, dirty filters, indicator light: Tina, Not sure which model spa that is, but as with any spa there is usually some kind of indicator light, either on the keypad or on the main control box down underneath the spa, that would light up telling whether or not the heater has power going to it....

Hot Tubs: hand held jet, series jets, storm series
series jets, storm series, twist lock: Leann Waterway makes a few diiferent types of hand held jets. One fits their storm series jets, which have a white cone shaped body and twist lock in and the other is for their poly series jets which thread in. I am not sure which sytle jets the Nordic Escape...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, odd question, clear water
odd question, clear water, test strips: Natalie, The yuck on the pillows is typically a result of having too many chemicals in the spa that aren t quite balanced over time. Make sure to test your water with your test strips at least once a week and correct the levels accordingly, also a good...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, bromine tablets, odd question
bromine tablets, odd question, ph levels: Natalie, It is possible that the pillows that are made of the different material are more absorbant and they take in all the chemicals and that is why they keep going bad. I have had people that use too many additives or a chemical called Baquacil have problems...

Hot Tubs: hot tub over heating, heating element, temperature probe
heating element, temperature probe, hot tub: The heating element does not determine how hot it is allowed to get, the most probable case is that when replacing your heating element you took loose the temperature probe that was attached to the heater tube and now it is loose and cannot read temperature....

Hot Tubs: hydro quip hq1001e, hydro quip, hydroquip
hydro quip, hydroquip, gfi: Clint, it looks like you have multiple problems that just one part won t fix, you should probably have a spa technician come out and look at the system. With this many problems they are most likely going to recommend a replacement control system which will...

Hot Tubs: hydrospa sterling lesiure essence- OHH, warranty obligations, cir
warranty obligations, cir, sensors: Ed, Yes it would sound like the sensors to me as well if the code comes up immediately and the spa has been sitting a while and the water in the heater tube is cold as well. There is always a small chance the problem could be in the circuit board, but replacing...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi J 365, heater element, correct temp
heater element, correct temp, dry fire: Brian, It is possible when the heater overheated, hence the OH code, it burned out the heater element. If there was air in the lines this would have caused the heater to dry fire which would have caused the OH code and possibly burn up the element. So...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi Platinum series, platinum series, pressure switch
platinum series, pressure switch, water level: Charlie, The problem is probably a stuck pressure switch, you can test this by disconnecting the pressure switch from the circuit board while the system is displaying the flo error, if the pump turns itself on when you do this then you simply need a new...

Hot Tubs: jets, leisure bay, fact of life
leisure bay, fact of life, bearings: Jeff, The answer is that you need to replace the entire jet, once the bearings come out it is because the chemicals have eaten away at the jet until the bearings are no longer secure, this requires replacement of the whole jet. Unfortunately this an unavoidable...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Spa, bay spa, leisure bay
bay spa, leisure bay, circulating pump: Raul, Unfortunately the only thing left that you can check is whether or not the circulating pump is running this whole time, if the pump is running AND you can see water flowing through the tub then you will need a repair technician, if the water is not...

Hot Tubs: Leisure Bay Spa, bay spa, heater element
bay spa, heater element, dirty filters: Michael, If the spa is not heating, first check to see if there is an indicator light eihter on the keypad or on the box below that tells if the heater is getting power to it. If the heater indicator light is on and stays on and the spa does not get hot then...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay tub from model 93, gfci breaker, spa shop
gfci breaker, spa shop, leisure bay: Jeff, as far as operating the spa and starting it up initially I would walk into a local spa shop and talk to them as they can give you the best advise and sell you the proper chemicals and test strips that you will need to get started. In addition to that...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay xpadition, needle nose pliers, flathead screwdriver
needle nose pliers, flathead screwdriver, screw driver: Most people can remove the jets either by hand or with a pair of needle nose pliers, most of the time the jets simply unscrew, the smaller jets will sometimes unscrew the wall fitting holding the body onto your tub (so make sure you drain the tub first)and...

Hot Tubs: leisure spa G-3 series, leisure spa, sensor error
leisure spa, sensor error, sleep mode: Mack, there are two possibilities, either SL which indicates a programmed sleep mode that your manual can tell you how to get out of, or (more likely) it s Sn which indicates a sensor error, this can usually be corrected by unplugging the sensors and cleaning...

Hot Tubs: len gordon spa control wiring, len gordon, jumper wires
len gordon, jumper wires, spa control: Martin, The HT-1000-Y2K is a complete unit, when it is purchased it should have plug connections that only fit one way for each item that connects to it, you should not even have to remove the front cover to make it work or hook up to the electrical. One...

Hot Tubs: How long is this gonna take!!!, paper trees, heater element
paper trees, heater element, christmas eve: Sharon, A spa that is hooked up for 120 volts will take a long time to heat up usually within 24 hours but maybe more depending on the size of the spa and how cold the weather is outside. You may want to check to see if the heater is getting voltage to it...

Hot Tubs: New/used leisure/Eclipse "SN" Message, thermowell, first hope
thermowell, first hope, heat sensor: Bob, The SN code does usually means a faulty temp. sensor in which most cases it will lock out the spa from running the pump and heater. The sensor cord plugs into the circuit board and has a long gray cord that usually goes to a thermowell that is located...

Hot Tubs: Platinum Hot Tub follow up, circulation pump, jet pumps
circulation pump, jet pumps, dip switches: Don, the system you must have is an HS200VS instead of a 2000, in which case you need to turn dip switch #5 off and #9 on. If this does not cure the problem then the only possible solution is that you are dealing with a 3/4 plumbed circulation pump instead...

Hot Tubs: Platinum Hot Tub, legend model, jet 2
legend model, jet 2, hfl: Ok so the two things you need to check on the circuit board are whether or not the plug on J2 (Labeled Circ Pump ) is being used at all. Then find out if the plug on J1 (labeled Pump 1 ) is being used at all. pump 1 should be the only one used and more...

Hot Tubs: Pump overheating, leisure bay, jet 2
leisure bay, jet 2, thermal overload: There could be a few possible problems with this tub, the pump itself could be bad or you could be supplying bad power to the pump, it probably is not the circuit board although if the pump continues to overheat it can cause damage to the PCB in addition to...

Hot Tubs: no power to circulation pump, jacuzzi hot tub, circulation pump
jacuzzi hot tub, circulation pump, heat element: Skip, The circ pump outlet on the Balboa pack is supposed to be live all the time. The only thing that would cut normally it off would be if the temperaure was reading over 3 degrees of the set temperature. For instance if you had the temperature set down...

Hot Tubs: spa water heating problem, spa water, air bubbles
spa water, air bubbles, heater element: James, If the spa is not heating, first check to see if there is an indicator light eihter on the keypad or on the box below that tells if the heater is getting power to it. If the heater indicator light is on and stays on and the spa does not get hot then...

Hot Tubs: Used hot tub problems, temperature gauge, dumb thing
temperature gauge, dumb thing, energy saver: Phyllis, #1 It has been code since 1993 to have a GFCI wired to the spa and I believe in most states it is also required to have a form of disconnect within eye site of the spa, Every electrician should know this information and should be recommending that...

Hot Tubs: No water flow through heater, hot springs spa, silent flo
hot springs spa, silent flo, spa jets: Nancy, Is the circulation pump making any noise? if you put your hand on it can you feel it vibrating? if the answer is yes then either you have an air lock and need to force your hose into the filter well to get it out or the pump is bad and you need to...

Hot Tubs: Adding 2nd topside panel, plug style, hydrospa
plug style, hydrospa, cord assembly: Anthony, The second auxillary phone jack inside the HS200VS box can be used for another topside. So all you would have to do is get another topside and plug it in and you can mount it externally somewhere. You would most likely have to purchase a topside...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Heater, heater assembly, pressure switch
heater assembly, pressure switch, relays: Jeff, If the spa never gets to the temeprature you set it at, you will have to check the voltage going to the heater to see if it had power or not. If there is voltage then it is a bad element. If there is no voltage then I would guess there is something...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber hot tub, pressure switches, grey cable
pressure switches, grey cable, beachcomber hot tub: Henry, Pressure switches are a very common spa part and they all are about the same, they just come in different shapes and sizes. You can look on the following page of my website and possible find one that matches yours. Go to: http://spaparts.freeservers.com/tstats.htm...

Hot Tubs: Burnt component smell at spa disconnect breaker, spa builders, jet motors
spa builders, jet motors, royal spa: Jason, If the burning smell is definitely coming from the AP-1 control box, then it would have to be some kind of loose wire connection within the box. This could be anywhere, but usually it is either in the main power wires going into the terminal block...

Hot Tubs: Cal Spa problem, spa problem, random readings
spa problem, random readings, cal spas: Mark, You would probably be best getting the parts directly from Cal Spas. I am sure if you give them the model number or serial number of the spa they can tell you which sensors or PC board you would need. You can call them toll free at 1-800-CAL-SPAS. ...

Hot Tubs: Freeflow spa tub crack, lacquer thinner, acrylic bathtubs
lacquer thinner, acrylic bathtubs, spa tub: I use this process on acrylic bathtub repairs successfully. Most mfgs. use fiberglass on the back side of their acrylic bathtubs for strength, so the fiberglass material adheres well to acrylic. The issue is finishing the job with acrylic paint. If you have...

Hot Tubs: Freeflow spa tub crack, couple layers, goop
Hot Tubs: Freeflow spa tub crack, couple layers, goop, special tools

Hot Tubs: Gulf coast spas warehouse sale, warrenties, warrenty
Hot Tubs: Gulf coast spas warehouse sale, warrenties, warrenty, gulf coast

Hot Tubs: Hot tub heater tripping out with OH code, faulty sensor, logic
Hot Tubs: Hot tub heater tripping out with OH code, faulty sensor, logic

Hot Tubs: spa heater, topside, circuit board
Hot Tubs: spa heater, topside, circuit board

Hot Tubs: freezing temps blew spa, but which part?, spa pack, electric components
spa pack, electric components, breakers: Kristi, If both breakers are tripped and won t reset, I would start with the inside one since the outside one cannot turn on or get power to it without the inside on being on first. Of course if there was a dead short in the outside breaker, then it would...

Hot Tubs: Gulf coast spas warehouse sale, gulf coast spas, gulfcoast spas
gulf coast spas, gulfcoast spas, insulation problems: Mike, $3600 for the spa is about right for what a dealer would pay for one of the Gulfcoast Spas, so that would be a good deal as they usually retail them for about double that. Never heard much bad about the service or insulation but just make sure they...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub heater tripping out with OH code, grundfos circulation pump, hot tub heater
grundfos circulation pump, hot tub heater, duplex series: John, The filter cycle of the pump can usually be set on the keypad. If you have a 2-speed primary pump that does the heating, the default setting is supposed to have the pump run 2 hours out of every 12 hours for filteration. I can t see why it would only...

Hot Tubs: Hot tub problem, touchpad, hot tub
touchpad, hot tub, jets: Helen, If the jets are coming on and off by them self, the best thing to try to see what is causing the problem would be to locate the cord for topside control and unplug it while the spa is acting up like that. If it stops doing it, then the problem is in...

Hot Tubs: Hydra Bath HyFlo SD 3/4 hp pump (standard top discharge bath pump, air Switch, 3' cord, motor shaft, wet end
motor shaft, wet end, number thanks: Hi Dave, Interesting project you ve jump into. Bear with me because I m going to have to see if I can hunt down a schematic on this unit. You see I was the production manager when Hydrabaths built its first SD pump. There s a few points I want to make...

Hot Tubs: no heat, hl code, temperature sensors
hl code, temperature sensors, light button: Trevor, Here is a rundown on some of those error codes you are getting: The Sl stands for Sleep mode, which the spa will not heat in this mode. There are 3 different modes on the Balboa units, Sl for Sleep, Ec for Economy, and St for Standard. Generally...

Hot Tubs: hot tub, temperature sensor, touch pad
temperature sensor, touch pad, topside: George, The Sn reading on the topside generally means that there is a problem with the temperature sensor cord. So I would get that replaced first. If you still get the code after replacing the sensor then it would need a new PC board. So see if you can...

Hot Tubs: hot tub program, manul, light button
manul, light button, sleep mode: John, To get out of the SL or Sleep mode, you will need to push the Temp button quickly followed by the light button. Then you will get to one of the other modes, Ec (Economy) or St (standard). Keep pushing that sequence of buttons until you get it...

Hot Tubs: hot tub shuts off, air cloud, best bet
air cloud, best bet, insta: Amy, It sounds like a problem within the circuitry, so you will most likely have to call the manufacturer and have them check the control box or get a new PC board. There does not sound like there is much to them so it would have to be in the circuit board...

Hot Tubs: Jacuzzi Z-150 Balboa Control board problem, lightning strike, capacitor
lightning strike, capacitor, amperage: Vinod, The fuse and capacitor that were blown usually only blow out if there was some kind of power surge such as a lightning strike. So by replacing the board you should not have any more problems. As far as fixing the old board you may try to replace the...

Hot Tubs: jacuzzi whirlpool bath, jacuzzi whirlpool bath, gfi outlet
jacuzzi whirlpool bath, gfi outlet, hi amy: Hi Amy, I m a Jacuzzi ASR so I always cover the basics of what could go wrong. Not knowing the model I would have to assume this is the 3- Position Control Panel Jacuzzi uses on its builder tubs. If it is the best way for me to help you is to fax you an...

Hot Tubs: Leisure bay hot tubs jets don't come on and it willnt heat, blown fuse, leisure bay
blown fuse, leisure bay, hot tubs: Melissa, If the pump is not coming on when you initially start up the spa, you will get the FLO message which means the heater does not sense any water going through it. So first I would check to see if the pump is plugged in securely to the main control...

Hot Tubs: leisure bay spa aux pump, blown fuse, volt motor
blown fuse, volt motor, spa pack: Curtis, If you have a 220 volt motor and are only getting 110 volts to one leg of it, then I would be looking first to see if there is a blown fuse in the control box. If all of the fuses check out OK, it may be a bad relay on the circuit board. So check...

Hot Tubs: question on hottub, jacuzzi hot tub, pressure switch
jacuzzi hot tub, pressure switch, best bet: Howie, It sounds like you have a problem with the pressure switch inside of the main control box. The FL code will come up if this switch is either sticking or not kicking in when it is supposed to. So what is happening is it when it stuck, the vibration...

Hot Tubs: smells like electrical hot, aurora model, loose wire
aurora model, loose wire, dimension one: Carol, The electrical burning smell would normally be coming from a loose wire or plug connection from within the main control box. So you will need to open up the main control box and check to see if any wires appear to be charred or look burnt. I would...

Hot Tubs: spa and electrical trouble, circulation pump, blown fuse
circulation pump, blown fuse, spa repair: Juliet, The dr or dy are the messages if the spa does not sense any water movement through the heater tube. Common causes for these codes would be if the circulation pump has stopped running or if it is air locked. So first listen to hear if the circulation...

Hot Tubs: spa heater, spa heater, cal spa
spa heater, cal spa, heater element: Brad, The spa over heating could be caused by various things such as a stuck relay on the circuit board, a bad sensor or possibly the filter cycle settings are set too long causing the pump to run continuously which can overheat the water just with the heat...

Hot Tubs: suncoast spa, blown fuse, electrical problem
blown fuse, electrical problem, electricity: Joel, If you know there is power getting to the unit but the control panel will not light up then it would have to be either that the control panel is not plugged in securely to the PC board or there is possibly a blown fuse somewhere on the PC board. So,...

Hot Tubs: Whirlpool garden tub jets won't turn on, ferguson enterprises plumbing, plumbing supply company
ferguson enterprises plumbing, plumbing supply company, tub jets: Hi Suzy, I understand the difficulty of answering these questions. Here are my suggestions: -You should probably get an experienced whirlpool bath technician to repair your problem. Your local Ferguson Enterprises plumbing supply company can probably...

Hot Tubs: water circulation, water circulation, circulation pump
water circulation, circulation pump, elements section: Ryan, I don t know which pump you say you turned to high, since the only pump that does the heating is the circulation pump which is a 1-speed pump that runs all the time. But as I said you should only need to replace the filters if you notice a difference...

Hot Tubs: whirlpool garden tub won't turn on, water level sensor, sensor plate
water level sensor, sensor plate, sensitive control: Suzy, It is hard to say what you have there, but it sounds like it may be some kind of touch sensitive control which should not activate unless there is enough water in the tub. So the problem could be with that sensor plate itself, a defective low water...

Hot Tubs: whirlpool tub cleaning, whirlpool tub cleaning, whirlpool bath
whirlpool tub cleaning, whirlpool bath, collecting hair: The use of a whirlpool bath cleanser is essential for your whirlpool bath as whatever you clean out of your tub needs to be cleaned out of the pipes in your whirlpool bath system. You ll need a cleanser that sanitizes, attacks bacteria with a good degreaser...

Hot Tubs: 1987 Jacuzzi hot tub that seems to only heat water if pump is running, jacuzzi hot tub, air switches
jacuzzi hot tub, air switches, program filter: The older, ancient spas like yours use air switches, buttons you press hard to switch from high and low speeds and are not controlled by electronics but by old relay mechanical logic and all spas new and old require a pump pushing water through a heater to...

Hot Tubs: 1992 Sundance Maxxus problem, edmond fitzgerald, seaworld cleveland
edmond fitzgerald, seaworld cleveland, ribbon cable: The remote keypad will be smaller with no display just three buttons and plugs into a connector spliced into the main ribbon cable just below the controller panel and has the same connector as the board that you can disconnect it easily. There would most definitely...

Hot Tubs: 1995 Hotsprings Jetsetter, silent flo, volt motor
silent flo, volt motor, circulating pump: Karen, It sounds like the circulating pump may be getting the wrong voltage to it. You may want to double check that the voltage of the new pump is the same as the old one as that is what would happen if the pump was getting 220 volts to it and it was only...

Hot Tubs: 2000 Altimar Spa- circulation pump, spa circulation pump, bearing cages
spa circulation pump, bearing cages, spa owner: Having worked on many Sundance spas over the years while they have their little problems are simply the best built spa ever as opposed to Jacuzzi the worst junk ever I worked on their engineers are on drugs. Turn the jets CCW past the stops unless its the...

Hot Tubs: 2003 Sundance Optima spa, altamar, power wires
altamar, power wires, heat gun: Yes I can use the $ 250, oh you mean for the heater well consider its about 100 more Canadian. What ever happen to free trade. You would need to get that from a Sundance dealer and give them 160 for it. I am not sure if end users can get parts from Sundance...

Hot Tubs: 50 amp subpanel tripping after 220 conv., spa pack, spa control
spa pack, spa control, amp load: John, If you have verified that the breaker is a 50 amp load neutral breaker and all three wires from the spa are hooked directly to the breaker and the white pigtail wire is the only wire on the neutral bar (especially not the spa white wire)then there would...

Hot Tubs: 99 beachcomber model 550, insulation testers, ground faults
insulation testers, ground faults, heater element: Start with the heater element the usual cause of breaker tripping and this can t be tested with an ohmmeter. Heater ground faults require insulation testers. If you have a blower motor unplug and try, Otherwse disconnect heater and try. I would say its the...

Hot Tubs: 99 cal spas showing filter, cal spas, ozonator
cal spas, ozonator, power cord: The small hose you speak of goes to the ozonator if you have one it should be within reach of the hose otherwise plug it up or add one as it helps the spa stay cleaner and use less chlorine or bromine. Due to the fact you have bubbles means you have the injector...

Hot Tubs: Air Blower, radio shaft, spa pumps
radio shaft, spa pumps, air switches: Air switches are not available at any Radio shaft I know of don t they just sell toys and junk. You need to check out your fabulous spa parts suppliers great people. Also note that blower motors are not induction motors like spa pumps and have carbon brushes...

Hot Tubs: B1010CLSS0-CA spa motor, minor plumbing, spa motor
minor plumbing, spa motor, heater elements: The heater element has a ground fault short and needs replacing. Heater elements will always be available. To convert a spa to digital requires opening a section in the shell for a keypad and doing the elecrical and some minor plumbing, To replace the element...

Hot Tubs: Balboa-backlight out, spa supply, backlight
spa supply, backlight, repairable: Yes they are, there are two of them but you need to slowly pry the keypad off the shell and turn it upside down and you will find two grey disc with slots in them, they twist about 1/4 turn and should fall out you will see what they look like. Then go to an...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Hot Tub, chalet in austria, ski chalet
chalet in austria, ski chalet, simon simon: Simon, It should not make much of a difference between having a 2KW or 3KW heater. The only difference may be that it would take an addition half hour to an hour or so to heat up initially but once the temperature is to the set point it should keep it there...

Hot Tubs: Balboa Keypad won't work, economy mode, work question
economy mode, work question, first numbers: Is the board the same as the original? The M7 as I stated to others has many configuration beyond this reply and you need to go to Balboa for all the keypresses and settings. See the site in my last reply. You can do the programming. Error codes then edit...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber 530 / Me again, tecmark, spa supply
tecmark, spa supply, thumbwheel: Replace the pressure switch first and adjust as I have written before the board. With electronics corroded contacts cause problems. If its a solid flow that shuts it down turn the thumbwheel in 1/2 turn inward and wait 48 hours and repeat. I would say get...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber 550X Hot Tub, teflon tape, slide valves
teflon tape, slide valves, pressure switch: Paul, The pressure switch should be located somewhere directly on the heater tube inside of the main control box. It is usually a round cylinder shaped unit with a couple of wires going to it and it is threaded into the heater tube. To remove it you would...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber - breaker trips, electric space heater, amp breaker
electric space heater, amp breaker, software chip: The problem is with the digital 2000 board software chip 2500 ESR2 A you probably have that causes both high and low speed windings of the pump to engage and usually trips the motor thermal overload. This only occurs when the water is cold so the heater is...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber FL error code, code question, thumbwheel
code question, thumbwheel, ground pool: Turn the temp down to 90 you ll get the flow. You can only increase the wheel with the pump off and temp stable at set point. Out in the rain withya we send our rain there. Here is the theory. Spa reaches 100 pump goes off switch opens. Temp goes down spa...

Hot Tubs: Beachcomber leak, water leaks, mixing valve
water leaks, mixing valve, drain valve: The problem you speak of is caused by bad jets and gaskets allowing water into the air lines and leaking where you say. Best solution remove all jets and replace all gaskets in the holes where you removed the jets called bodies. The straight nozzle jets have...

Hot Tubs: Blowing Fuses, horsepower increases, time delay fuse
horsepower increases, time delay fuse, gauge wire: Don t use the blower when both pumps are on high speed. I am surprized the fuse takes such abuse. Did you increase the horsepower on that new pump? As horsepower increases so does the current draw. The best way to use high horsepower pumps is to use the pump...

Hot Tubs: Breaker tripping, circulation pump, spa 2000
circulation pump, spa 2000, ozonator: Make sure the wires on the terminal block at the circuit board are tight. Disconnect the ozonator and the blower motor and run like this. The little circulation pump could be going bad. Listen for a noisier circ pump. Look for water leaking somewhere as well...

Hot Tubs: Brett Aqualine EM-104 Heater Humming, volt pumps, great lakes spa
volt pumps, great lakes spa, digital spa: Ah Minnesota still north of me. A 120 volt spa system uses 120 volt pumps and can have a 120 or 240 heater element. The advantage in your case with 240 conversion the spa will heat on high and low speed with a higher KW rating. There is a great misconception...

Hot Tubs: Bullfrog HL problems, bullfrog spa, heater element
bullfrog spa, heater element, technician error: Did you put the test mode back off. Its possible the configuration is out of wack,but you need the chart to check the settngs. For this you need to go to Balboa for that. Ok the Test mode must be select with switch 1 set when power is off. Then turn power...

Hot Tubs: balboa m7 vs510 wont turn off, gfci, filter change
gfci, filter change, m7: First off when you change from FC to F2 where you want to be give it 24 hours to register this or any filter change rate F2 filters twice a day for 2 hours and FC always runs. Also note the M7 system has two temperature sensorsin the heater tube and thus must...

Hot Tubs: beachcomber 740 Digital 3000, cousin vinny, flow switch
cousin vinny, flow switch, high blood pressure: Find another dealer doesn t have to be Beachcomber use any 1/8 MPT pressure switch from an online supplier like US spa parts or Poolsandspa that choice is yours. I would love to deal with his kind and give him ulcers or high blood pressure. No wonder my boss...