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Hospital Administration: Career options for back-to-work mom with law background, risk management policy, health care management
risk management policy, health care management, risk mitigation: Hi Lauren, Well I certainly hope not! I would be in the same boat! Seriously, I don t think it s a problem. In fact, there s a value to having some maturity when dealing with the kinds of issues administrators face...and boards know that. Your best...

Hospital Administration: Hospital affiliation, hospital, primary care
hospital, primary care, veteran: Hi, Good question. Usually, affiliation means hospitals where the doctor has priviliges meaning he has the ability to admit patients. Depending on how urban you are, your doctor mave have privilages at 2 or 3 hospitals though many prefer to maintain...

Hospital Administration: Hospital managent, ultrasound technician, ultrasound tech
ultrasound technician, ultrasound tech, french literature: Hi, Given your background, I think it would be great if you started out as an ultrasound tech. That would give you the ability to work in a hospital setting and possibly get some managerial experience by volunteering for committees or for special projects...

Hospital Administration: Insurance coding and Hospital Admin, medical background, fact work
medical background, fact work, healthcare system: Hi, The coding course will certainly help you understand the healthcare system. I don tknow if it will actually count as experience unless you in fact work as a coder after you finish the course. It will depend on where you apply for your graduate degree....

Hospital Administration: Master's in Hospital Administration in India, state licensing board, nursing home administrator
state licensing board, nursing home administrator, hospital administration: Hi, Your friends may be talking about some kind of exam that you as as a non-national may have to take but I m afraid I don t know anything about those kinds of requirements. There is no special test to take to become a hospital administrator; your MHA...

Hospital Administration: MHA, cardiac icu, administrative experience
cardiac icu, administrative experience, committe: Hi, Sure, the MHA is a very useful degree and you will have an advantage by already having a clinical degree. The only thing is, two years is not much experience. You might try getting some administrative experience in your current position by volunteering...

Hospital Administration: New Career Options, masters in health administration, palm beach atlantic university
masters in health administration, palm beach atlantic university, sudexho: Hi, Hospital have a hospitality side as well. I would say that you can try applying directly to a hospital in the food services/housekeeping/customer relations are or try applying to a hospital vendor such as Marriott, Sudexho or Service Master. They typicallyhold...

Hospital Administration: Temporary Detention Hospital Bills, social security disability, hospital representatives
social security disability, hospital representatives, personal circumstances: Hi, I m sorry to hear about your problems. Unfortunately, patients are responsible for whatever Medicare does not cover. It sounds like this hospital is very aggressive about collecting on bills. I would try calling the hospital and asking to talk...

Hospital Administration: Best entry to hospital administration, phd in psychology, clinical degrees
phd in psychology, clinical degrees, life considerations: Hi, It s great that you already have a clinical degree. Your next step depends on your ultimate career goal. A JD would give you opportunities in policy and regulation but not in healthcare administration unless you want to practice healthcare law....

Hospital Administration: BSBA/MHA, executive management position, bachelor of science in business administration
executive management position, bachelor of science in business administration, walden university: Hi, You may not be able to clinch a paid position that gets you to administration just yet. It s great that you are volunteering - that will help. You should use your ability to volunteer to lay the groundwork for your profession. Volunteer at the hospital...

Hospital Administration: entry into the hospital administration feild, h4 visa, hospital administration
h4 visa, hospital administration, science degrees: Hi Anna, It s great that you have science degrees and even better that you are getting experience. Now you need an MHA or MBA in order to advance in your career. Either degree will give you what you need; it s more a matter of which school you like. ...

Hospital Administration: how long?, hospital administration, healthcare issues
hospital administration, healthcare issues, yeas: Hi, Well, I think you re going to be disappointed. It takes four years of college, two years of graduate school and possibly an internship just to begin the career of hospital administration. Then, the job itself requires constant study to keep up with...

Hospital Administration: MHA vs. MBA in healthcare, mha curriculum, unc chapel hill
mha curriculum, unc chapel hill, mba in healthcare: Hi, In general, you will do well with either degree. However, I do find that there is a bias towards MBAs for people who have clinical degrees - somehow it seems to be give you more street creds. I would say that while both programs are excellent prepration,...

Hospital Administration: suggestion about job search, dependant visa, volunteer work
dependant visa, volunteer work, interdepartmental committee: Hi, I understand the dilemma of needing experience in order to get a job. One way to gain experience is to do some volunteer work. Volunteer for a hospice, VNA or other community health agency. Or, ask local hospitals if there is any administrative volunteer...

Hospital Administration: disadvantage of doesn't have clinical bkgd, mha program, undergrad degrees
mha program, undergrad degrees, canadian hospitals: Hi, Having the degree is the pass go credential. I m sure you will be asked what you know about the U.S. system and you will have to find ways to demonstrate that you have enough knowledge of that system to function without a learning curve. Sue...

Hospital Administration: Health Administration, vna hospice, masters in public administration
vna hospice, masters in public administration, bachelors in biology: Yes, I think those credntials would work. You just need to get experience in the field. If you can t start at a hospital, look for a position in a VNA, hospice, home health org and then try to make a sideways move. Do understand that it will take you at least...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Administration, mha degree, staff committees
mha degree, staff committees, patient interaction: Dear Mike, In my experience, the hospital administrator s life is a surprise a minute. As COO, my life was filled with meetings with department heads, medical staff committees, other senior leaders, community groups. Those meetings were designed for policy...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Admnistration Course, study part time, administration course
study part time, administration course, indian medical: Hi, Unfortunately, I don t know much about schools in the UK. I would say that you should study in the country where you are most likely to work. I think that online courses are still in their infancy so there hasn t been a lot of experience with people...

Hospital Administration: healthcare management, volunteer internship opportunities, manchester business school
volunteer internship opportunities, manchester business school, medical graduate: Hi, You can really decide how to apply your degree. If you would like line management, be sure that you take courses that will prepare you for that role and look for paid or volunteer internship opportunities that will give you experience to put on your...

Hospital Administration: hello sir.., school basis, graduate level
school basis, graduate level, appropriateness: Hi, An MHA doesn t require a specific bachelor s degree; each school makes its own determination about the appropriateness of preparation. You will have to inquire about the adequacy of your background on a school by school basis. Scholarships do not...

Hospital Administration: hospital administration, mba degree, hospital administration
mba degree, hospital administration, healthcare management: Hi, Healthcare management continues to be a growing field so opportunities are available but it s a long climb to get from entry level jobs to the higher level positions that most people are aiming for. But, if you study well and get some experience under...

Hospital Administration: MBA, nurses aide, mba programs
nurses aide, mba programs, finance class: Hi, I took one year off between undergrad and grad to work a little more. I was a nurses aide in a hospital, which was a great education from the other side, and volunteered in a local health agency. I then started grad school and worked for a consulting...

Hospital Administration: Is MHA/MBA a good option for doctor?, relevant work experience, admin job
relevant work experience, admin job, work experiences: Hi, Since you already have the clinical credentials, I would go with an MBA, primarily because it is often perceived as the more serious business degree. These degrees are becoming more and more similar so it really doesn t make that much difference...

Hospital Administration: Nursing Schools, accreditation body, rn to bsn
accreditation body, rn to bsn, nclex examination: Hi, I imagine they are doing that because their graduates are otherwise limited. However, if it gets you a BSN, it s a reasonable path, I suppose. The only thing that concerns me in the overall is why they do not choose to become accredited. You might...

Hospital Administration: Career Choice, career placement test, health care administration
career placement test, health care administration, physical therapy assistant: Hi, You have good questions; I m glad you ve written. The associate s degree is really only a stepping stone. You will have to go forward to a master s degree if you want to be a healthcare administrator. Since you are also interested in patient care,...

Hospital Administration: Healthcare Administration degree, small healthcare organization, home health agency
small healthcare organization, home health agency, cna certified nursing: Hi, Unfortunately, an associate s degree in this field is not enough to really get a foothold in administration. Generally, associate s degrees give you the platform to get a bachelor s degree rather than pave the way for a job. I think you have a few options....

Hospital Administration: What do I do next?, medical group management, board memebers
medical group management, board memebers, health care administration: Hi, You have done well to get the right degree. Now you should do sevral things. 1. Speak with your school s placement department. They should be able to give you some placement assistance. 2. Ask for a list of former school graduates and contact...

Hospital Administration: Re: MPH --- then to MD or PhD?, public health program, senior level management
public health program, senior level management, master in public health: Hi, If you want to be in healthcare management, don t pursue a PhD - it will not be worth it at all. Most people who pursue PhD want to teach or do research and, there s a bit of a stigma associated with it, as in not wanting to get one s hands dirty in...

Hospital Administration: Entry-level health admin. careers, health services administration, health admin
health services administration, health admin, level health: Hi, This is a good question. You may not be able to find a job in a hospital just yet; you may need to look for a job in a doctor s office or smaller organization such as a hospice or home health org. Look for positions in medical records, admissions...

Hospital Administration: Hi Sue, harvard school of public health, bachelors in nursing
harvard school of public health, bachelors in nursing, intermediate milestones: There are lots of ways to pursue this career. I would recommend that you get a BS in something helpful such as biology, public administration, planning, business, etc then either and MHA or MBA. Alternatively, you might get a clinical degree that includes...

Hospital Administration: MBA in Healthcare Administration, university of colorado denver, mba in healthcare
university of colorado denver, mba in healthcare, experience count: 1. Education is never a waste and that degree combo would certainly give you a leg up. 2. Yes! Volunteer! It s good for the soul and good for experience! 3. Yes, pharm tech will count because you will know something in depth about a very important component...

Hospital Administration: What next?, health services management, health admin
health services management, health admin, clinical skill: Hi, I might do a combination of things. Instead of getting a BS in healthcare administration, which won t help that much - you ll still need a master s degree, get a BS in a clinical area like nursing or med tech or something like that. That will give you...

Hospital Administration: From Nursing to Hospital Administration, nurse supervisor, masters in nursing
nurse supervisor, masters in nursing, ceo position: Hi, The master s in healthcare administration is more versatile than the nursing master s if you want to go into management. You can be CNO or actually, move into a COO or CEO position. You can always practcice nursing as long as you keep up your license....

Hospital Administration: 11 grader that needs help in the best path for hospital administration, hospital administrator, hospital administration
hospital administrator, hospital administration, best route: Hi, Well, yes, you can certainly do that and it does seem that many people are taking that route; the combination will put you on the right path. But, I m more concerned about why you didn t do well for the last couple of years. You will need to be very...

Hospital Administration: I don't know if I should pursure a J.D. or a MBA. Any advice?, healthcare administration program, michigan department of human services
healthcare administration program, michigan department of human services, chasing the money: Hi, The only way you end up with too much education is if you get a PhD and you want to be in operations, not in teaching. If legal is your goal, then do it. Forget about the money for now. I can t tell you how many people write to me, chasing the...

Hospital Administration: your dual degree, health policy management, harvard school of public health
health policy management, harvard school of public health, school of public health: Hi Nancy, I received a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry from Northeastern University in Boston, MA. I received an MS in Health Policy & Management from Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, MA. If the bio/chem combo is what you are talking...

Hospital Administration: Entry level for Healthcare Administrator, clinical research organizations, patient assistance program
clinical research organizations, patient assistance program, governmental regulatory agencies: Maybe, but I m not sure. I often toyed with this idea as well. I decided against it because when you are a female in hospital administration and a nurse as well, you are often labeled as a nurse rather than as an administrator. I decided that, while nursing...

Hospital Administration: Entry level for Healthcare Administrator, new comer, field experience
Hospital Administration: Entry level for Healthcare Administrator, new comer, field experience, job

Hospital Administration: Good Faith Payment, hospital nurse, hospital billing
hospital nurse, hospital billing, billing department: Hi, Sorry about your problem. In the past I would have said that you can push back at the hospital easily - they tend to back off...but that s no longer true. It s hard to know what will be most effective. I would probably stand firm that they made...

Hospital Administration: Healthcare administration jobs, managerial ranks, healthcare work
managerial ranks, healthcare work, healthcare administration: Hi, Well, I don t think you can ever throw your money away on education. But, I might approach this problem differently. The BS in healthcare administration is merely a starting point. You will need a master s degree and experience which you can get by...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Administration: In Need of Guidance, relevant work experience, entrance card
relevant work experience, entrance card, bs in business administration: Hi, Your dilemma is very common. I don t think it s worth it to stop your education to get work experience because you will be unlikely to get the kind of experience you need anyway. Continue to a master s which is the entrance card for an admin job in...

Hospital Administration: masters in health administration, typical career path, masters in health administration
typical career path, masters in health administration, health care administration: Yikes, lots of questions! I have attached info about good school in the U.S. and India as well as a description of a hospital administrator. I hope these help a little. Hospital Administration: Career Analysis Introduction The job title hospital administrator...

Hospital Administration: mba in hospital management, drug abuse treatment, train doctors
drug abuse treatment, train doctors, adequate medical care: Hi, Yes, with a bachelor s degree, you are eligible to pursue a graduate degree in healthcare management. I have pasted in a description of a hospital management position and added schools in India. Best of luck, Sue A Day in the life of a...

Hospital Administration: MHA in USA/INDIA, usa india, gain entrance
usa india, gain entrance, hospital administration: Hi, It s certainly possible. You will need to take GREs in the U.S. I m sorry that I don t know anything about how international students gain entrance in to US graduate schools. The fees vary dramatically by school so you will have to look at each school...

Hospital Administration: Nurses and praying., types of nurses, perception of life
types of nurses, perception of life, analysis criteria: Hi, You re right. This is a tough question. I have a couple of thoughts. I found a meta analysis of 10 studies on prayer. Look through that and see if any involved nurses. You can also try the ones they discarded. They are not necessarily discarded due...

Hospital Administration: Path to Hospital administration, hospital ceos, school mba
hospital ceos, school mba, emory university: Hi, Well you can t go wrong with a finance degree though if you are also planning to get an MHA/MBA, you may want some variety in your life before that. I did biology and chemistry, which was really helpful. The MBA/MD would be a very powerful degree...

Hospital Administration: requesting medical records, hospital hope, deceased husband
hospital hope, deceased husband, lab tests: Hi, Sorry for your loss. If you requested hospital records, you will only get records from his tim ein the hospital; the hospital would use its own lab. The other lab tests are part of his outpatient medical record which is kept at the doctor s office....

Hospital Administration: searching for good colleges of hospital administration in canada and usa, health care administration, best graduate schools
health care administration, best graduate schools, hospital administration: Hi, Here are some sites to go to for information on program sin the US and Canada. You will need to look at individual institutions to get entrance info though in the US, you will certainly need to take the GREs. Best of luck, Sue http://www.mbaprogramsincanada.com/Health-Care-Administration.cfm...

Hospital Administration: About studying MHA, male nurse, best graduate schools
male nurse, best graduate schools, management institutes: Hi, Here are two places to start your search. http://worldranking.blogspot.com/2009/04/top-healthcare-management-institutes-in.html http://grad-schools.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-graduate-schools/top-healthcare-management-schools/rankings/page+3...

Hospital Administration: Accredited School not available, bachelors degree, healthcare corporation
bachelors degree, healthcare corporation, business economics: Sounds as if you have done some research and I presume that Ohio State is not close enough for you to consider. You also noted that you are already working for a large healthcare corporation. I while do not know in what capacity, that does give you some...

Hospital Administration: Administrator in training, vocational settings, masters degree
vocational settings, masters degree, hospital administration: I am not aware of any credible non-collegate institution that can provide the academic and support needed to prepare students for careers in healthcare administration. Skills needed for the field are significantly beyond those provided in trade schools and...

Hospital Administration: Advance Hospital Management, self improvement program, 360 degree evaluation
self improvement program, 360 degree evaluation, countless books: I am not sure there is a question here. There are countless books on each of these topics. You may believe you are a great communicator but if your staff does not have clear understanding as to the direction to take and expectaions, they may feel you are...

Hospital Administration: Attorney getting MBA, venture capital groups, health care administration
venture capital groups, health care administration, product development consulting: It is difficult for me to provide much of a response. It would help if I could get some feel for what motivated you to have a concentration in healthcare. Do you see yourself going after roles as senior executive in hospitals and systems or working with one...

Hospital Administration: abt hospital administratinn, gujarat india, administration course
gujarat india, administration course, critical shortage: There is a critical shortage of PT s in the US. Likely will have a great opportunity finding employment as long as you can qualify for a physical therapy license. You will need to check with various states to determine what their qualifications might be...

Hospital Administration: amnesia patients, discharge planners, discharge planning
discharge planners, discharge planning, first choice: All hospital have a Social Services function. Discharge planning occurs for all patients. In this case, the discharge planners would identify an appropriate living environment when treatment could continue in some type of outpaitient setting. A first choice...

Hospital Administration: Breaking into the field, medical laboratory technology, george washington university
medical laboratory technology, george washington university, personal perspective: The reason they are suggesting the lab position is that it may be a good fit and a place to start. Speaking from a personal perspective, that is what I did and many executive have done the same thing. Seek a role in laboratory where you can uses some managerial...

Hospital Administration: What would be the best degree, hospital administrator, chief executive officer
hospital administrator, chief executive officer, mha: The name of the degree is not as important as where you get it. Please go to www.aupha.org to see programs that are accredited in health administration. Degrees vary, most offer a MHA, some a MPH, and other MBA or a MHA/MBA combination. The MHA/MBA will...

Hospital Administration: Career as Hospital Administrator, executive groups, hospital administrator
executive groups, hospital administrator, hospital settings: You seem to be on the right track towards a career in Helathcare administration. The field continues to be growing with numerous opportunities, more outside hospital settings than in, but still incredible chance to work with professionals, have meaningful...

Hospital Administration: Career path Change to Healthcare Administation, american college of healthcare executives, leadership executive
american college of healthcare executives, leadership executive, aupha: Thank you for the question and congratulations on your progress in school. If your goal is to get an executive role, your primary aim will be to get accepted to an accredited program in healthcare administration (www.aupha.org). The MBA with concentration...

Hospital Administration: Career path, bachelors in history, program leadership
bachelors in history, program leadership, administrative role: I suggest you work a bit as the CST. Graduate school is fine, but suggest you get some insight into the field. There are a lot of roads you can take from this point foward, an MBA may expand options especially building on your background, could move to administrative...

Hospital Administration: Carrier in hospital administration, administration www, hospital administration
administration www, hospital administration, entrance requirements: A MHA or similar degree is essentially the basic degree for those who enter senior positions in healthcare in the United States. I suggest you look at accredited programs in health administration, www.aupha.org. You will need to go to each program to see...

Hospital Administration: Case Study, span of control, homework problems
span of control, homework problems, benefit of the doubt: Thank you for the question. I typcically do not do homework problems by will weigh in on this briefly. There are two fundimental problems, a lack of leadership and a need for clear expectations and accountability. While at first glance there is a tendency...

Hospital Administration: Choice, public health settings, administrative environment
public health settings, administrative environment, hospital administration: It is not so much the degree but what program you attend for your Masters. I suggest you go to www.aupha.org to link to various programs. That being said, with the MBA/Hospital Administration you will have a strong business background needed in today s health...

Hospital Administration: Conduct, cancer doctor, practicing medicine
cancer doctor, practicing medicine, practice medicine: Quite simply, I would remove his license and ability to practice medicine. There may be some facts that I am not aware of; but from the report, it appears his judgement is impared. The medical board, courts, and his attorney may well disagree with me....

Hospital Administration: career change, health care administration, reputable university
health care administration, reputable university, administrative groups: I suggest you continue exploring careers in health administration. You should try to set up informational interviews with individuals in healthcare. You might want to go to www.ache.org, and link into local administrative groups. Have some conversations...

Hospital Administration: career opportunities on doing hospital administration, american college of healthcare executives, pg course
american college of healthcare executives, pg course, best universities: Hello Doctor, Thank you for your inguiry and I appreciate your interest in further training in healthcare administration. I regret that I do not have a better information on global training in this field but can give you some insights from the United States...

Hospital Administration: career, physicians office, medical assistants
physicians office, medical assistants, rules vary from state: Regret the delay in responding. Medical Assistants is a rapidly growing field in healthcare. Virtually every clinic and physicians office have medical assistants; hospitals emply them in various oupatient settings. They are required, at least in this...

Hospital Administration: Decision Support Analyst, departmental budgets, cost accounting
departmental budgets, cost accounting, advanced math: Typically, Decision Support requires strong quantitative skills including statistics, use of analyitical tools, knowledge of finance and operational data, as well as strong computer skills. The Solucient tools provide data on market issues and the information...

Hospital Administration: Doctorate in hospital administration, speech language pathologist, speech and language pathologist
speech language pathologist, speech and language pathologist, doctorate in healthcare administration: Thank you for your question. A Doctorate in healthcare administration is typically a credential for those who wish to teach and do research in various aspects of healthcare management. Only a small number of executives in healtcare have that level of degree;...

Hospital Administration: dear sir, I am doing masters..., mercer university atlanta, american college of healthcare executives
mercer university atlanta, american college of healthcare executives, health services administration: From a global perspective, there are numerous opportunities in health services administration. With your dual degrees and professional background opportunities exist medical directorships in numerous settings, much depends on your interests and specialty....

Hospital Administration: departments of a medical center, departmental lines, accountablity
departmental lines, accountablity, administrative service: This question is very broad. Teamwork and collaboration are essential as well a culture that permits crossing departmental lines to improve operations, quality, and a good work environment. This may require training, accountablity, and feedback from all...

Hospital Administration: digital photos of wounds, disclosure authorization, biomedical photography
disclosure authorization, biomedical photography, pictures of wounds: The only significant issue is that you will need to have clear and full disclosure/authorization/release from patients before you may take photos and do much with them. If they are taken in a hospital setting you will need administrative approval; yet most...

Hospital Administration: Education Question, university of wisconsin madison, education question
university of wisconsin madison, education question, tier schools: The CEO is right. Go to www.aupha.org and link to various programs that are accredited by the association of university programs in health administration; those programs are well connected in the industry and will ensure you have projects and exposure that...

Hospital Administration: Education, masters in health administration, public health programs
masters in health administration, public health programs, masters in public health: The typical entry degree for positions in healthcare administration is a Masters in Health Administration or a MBA. Some schools do offer a Masters in Public Health with a concentration in administration. If you wish to pursue a JD is would be best to focus...

Hospital Administration: EMPLOYMENT, critical care nurse, health care administrator
critical care nurse, health care administrator, health care consultant: There is not short answer to this question. It apprears you have good credentials and background. I would suggest you begin by networking with a few indiviuals who are working a a setting that you find of interest. Ask them to review you resume, provide...

Hospital Administration: Employment Opportunities, health information management, clinical research associates
health information management, clinical research associates, ahima: Healthcare is the fastest growing sector in our economy. Our complex health system demands the highest quality of documentation for all services for both payment and the monitoring of care for quality and best practices. Add to that the growing regulatory...

Hospital Administration: Employment, electronic engineering technology, alternative and complementary medicine
electronic engineering technology, alternative and complementary medicine, complimentary medicine: You have raised a somewhat difficult question regarding your career. Clearly the growth of alternative and complimentary medicine will provide opportunities in healthcare settings, although somewhat limited in hospitals. At this time hospitals that offer...

Hospital Administration: Entry level position in health administration, goverment agencies, anatomy courses
goverment agencies, anatomy courses, healthcare meetings: You will not find opportunities typically in newspapers for roles as hospital administrators. Professional publications, word of mouth, recruiters are usual sources. The most common is professional network; contacts made by informational interviews, going...

Hospital Administration: Expertise in HA, american college of physician executives, advance degrees
american college of physician executives, advance degrees, administration field: As a physician many get administrative experience by working within the medical staff organization at various hospitals, seeking leadership roles in quality improvement, medical education, and similar roles. In the US an organization call the American College...

Hospital Administration: experience?, american college of healthcare executives, healthcare settings
american college of healthcare executives, healthcare settings, health administration: I appreciate your interest in Health Administration. It is a great field with many opportunities for challenging work and professional growth. I would suggest that you talk to some of the students and faculty at Iowa s graduate program and then see if...

Hospital Administration: Federal financial reporting, ed physicians, hospital statistics
ed physicians, hospital statistics, professional area: A statement of operation is filed with each hospitals cost report at part of their participation in federal programs, i.e. Medicare. The report is filed with the fiscal intermediary, Blue Cross or other company who has a contract with the Federal Government....

Hospital Administration: Fellowship In Hospital Administration, royal roads university, usa hospital system
royal roads university, usa hospital system, health care management: Yes, indeed fellowships are difficult to find, especially in the United States where because their costs are not reimbursed as part of our payment system and not the difficulty from outside the US. The few that are offered usually come from senior executives...

Hospital Administration: Financial, member services department, patient financial services
member services department, patient financial services, billing office: Regrettably that is the problem with many health plans, providers (hospitals and physicians) frequently choose not to provide services under the agreement because the insurance company pays to little, reduces payment beyond what the provider should be paid....

Hospital Administration: Finding a Job, university of north florida, administrative group
university of north florida, administrative group, informational interviews: Networking is the key to a job search in healthcare. She should be scheduling informational interviews and making contact with as many people who are in the field. Her faculty, classmates, and other also can be used to identify contacts and leads. Entry...

Hospital Administration: Foot in the Door, western hospitals, lack luster
western hospitals, lack luster, volunteer status: Entry level for most postions in healthcare are at the masters level, typically during the graduate training you will have an opportunity to work with various health settings and gain some experience (and contacts) that may be helpful when seek a job. You...

Hospital Administration: The Future of Health Services, health services administration, hospital health services
health services administration, hospital health services, competent leaders: The aging population is what is making the resources available for medical payments limited, more and more people using the pool which is not growing as fast as the demand. And yes, I am worried that government regulations, profit minded health insureers,...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Administration Career with a MPH, health care mba, business administration degree
Hospital Administration: Hospital Administration Career with a MPH, health care mba, business administration degree, hospital ceo

Hospital Administration: information regarding MBA HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT/MASTERS IN HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION
Hospital Administration: information regarding MBA HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT/MASTERS IN HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION

Hospital Administration: interview, administration field, medical administration
Hospital Administration: interview, administration field, medical administration, due tomorrow

Hospital Administration: Oppurtunities of Hosp.Admin. in India, hospital administration, creative professionals
Hospital Administration: Oppurtunities of Hosp.Admin. in India, hospital administration, creative professionals, india

Hospital Administration: feloney, felony convictions, medical biller
felony convictions, medical biller, automatic exclusion: Yes, criminal background can affect employment in many healthcae settings. Hospitals and other facilities regulated by various agencies all perform background checks on potential employees. Convictions are likely grounds not to move candidates along an employment...

Hospital Administration: getting foot in door, finance skills, healthcare administration
finance skills, healthcare administration, mha: Return to college and get a MBA or MHA is perhaps the most direct way to get a position in healthcare administration. Most senior positions require graduate degrees and some additional course work is essential for you to transfer your finance skills to healthcare...

Hospital Administration: Community, political arenas, legislative advocacy
political arenas, legislative advocacy, healthcare executive: As a healthcare executive I spend considerable time in legislative advocacy and policy development in health care. This work includes active participation in professional associations as well as reviewing legislation and public policy. On behalf of my facility...

Hospital Administration: General, entry level degree, population turnover
entry level degree, population turnover, vocational rehab: I typically do not disclose private information such as phone numbers and addresses on line. I also would not have any specific info regarding how many might be employed in your geographic area. About 16% of our gross national product is spent on healthcare...

Hospital Administration: Gettting Foot int he door, danny martin, experience positions
danny martin, experience positions, reno nevada: You begin by what you are doing, researching and asking questions about the field. Your business experience and enthusiasism may help too. Volunteer work probably will not be an effective option with your background and work experience. Positions in healthcare...

Hospital Administration: Good Afternoon! My name is..., american association of medical colleges, grade point averages
american association of medical colleges, grade point averages, biology chemistry: I appreciate your focus and decision to pursue a specific career at such a young age. Most medical professionals select the sciences as a major in college; biology, chemistry, among the top degree for those entering medical school. There are many factors...

Hospital Administration: Graduate Programs, american college of healthcare executives, managerial finance
american college of healthcare executives, managerial finance, bachelors degree: You will have difficulty finding an internship without completing either a bachelors or masters degree program in healthcare administration. You may however be able to find some work experience and given projects to do. As I suggested before, you will need...

Hospital Administration: Guide me please, hosptials, hospital management
hosptials, hospital management, international focus: Regrettably, I do not have significant knowledge of opprtunities outside of U.S. health facilities. My standing recommendation is to seek out companies that have have international focus, hospitals or consulting activities in several countries. While some...

Hospital Administration: Health Admin job, american college of healthcare executives, customer service management
american college of healthcare executives, customer service management, retail sales manager: The key will be networking, networking, networking. Being out of the loop for a couple of years, particularly since you do not have experience in healthcare, will take some homework and effort. Begin by contacting any of your faculty members of classmates....

Hospital Administration: Health Administration, masters in health administration, american college of healthcare executives
masters in health administration, american college of healthcare executives, part time job: Congratulations on you progress in college and your interest in healthcare administration. Its is a growing field with many opportunities. I would suggest you look at the web site for the American College of healthcare Executives, ache.org, to get some more...

Hospital Administration: Health Administration, health services management, world settings
health services management, world settings, informational interview: Sounds as if you are doing all the right things. Continue to get as much experience as you can during your graduate work. At the same time, start an active networking process, certainly at the hospital you are doing the internship, but also get started at...

Hospital Administration: Health Administration, working environments, administration field
working environments, administration field, death pain: Healthcare administration is one of the most complex working environments. The complexity is created by services that are in very high demand by consummers but largely paid for by government and insurance companies with limited resources or processes to keep...

Hospital Administration: Health Adminstration, full time job, health adminstration
full time job, health adminstration, bachelors degree: If you are setting your sights on a career in healthcare administration, you are on a good preparatory track. Some experience in healthcare settings will help you relate your education to real settings, and sounds as if you have found a way to generate some...

Hospital Administration: Health administration, health services management, physician administrators
health services management, physician administrators, academic credentials: Certainly your academic credentials are sufficient. The challenge will be to develop a network and gain experience in some area of health services management that is marketable. Previous leadership roles within medical staff organizations, including medical...

Hospital Administration: Healthcare Administration.., aupha, masters level
aupha, masters level, clinical managers: There are both undergraduate and graduate programs that offer degrees in healthcare administration (www.aupha.org). Most of those who enter senior positions in healthcare administration, including hospitals, have masters level degrees. The requirements for...

Hospital Administration: Healthcare Admistration, volunteer experience, psychology degree
volunteer experience, psychology degree, masters program: I am not sure that a Masters in Healthcare Administration is the right track for philanthrophy and fund raising. It would introduce you to a growing field with many opportunities. You may wish to check www.aupha.org and www.ache.org to learn more about healthcare...

Hospital Administration: Healthcare Career, acute care hospital, hospital ceo
acute care hospital, hospital ceo, cal berkeley: I will answer these questions in somewhat of a generalized form rather than specific to my current position. Healthcare Executive - Official title: Presidient & Chief Executive Officer General Acute Care Hospital located in California. The hospital...

Hospital Administration: Healthcare Experience and Niche, decision support software, healthcare decision support
decision support software, healthcare decision support, health information management: You may well be in a starting place. You have a good background for many roles in quality or performance management, health information management, and others. As the industry grows its use of information technology and application to clinical areas you...

Hospital Administration: Healthcare/Hospital Admin Degree, medical office administration, mha degree
medical office administration, mha degree, educational requirement: Do you meet the educational requirement, yes. Also your experience and background will be considered for this role. Specifically, your work with physicians, knowledge of medical office administration, managed care and insurance, and business development...

Hospital Administration: HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION, executive search firms, emplyment opportunities
executive search firms, emplyment opportunities, healthcare executive: This is a very broad question. You might try www.ache.org. the web site for the American College of Healthcare Executive to determine various area of employment. They also have some job postings for their members. Most emplyment opportunities come through...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Administration, nobel biocare, dental company
nobel biocare, dental company, hospital administration: Healthcare is one of the fastest growing sectors for employment and there are many opportunities. I suggest you ckeck www.ache.org to learn more about the field and various job opportunities. You should also meet with others in the field and express your...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Administration, amrita institute, doing projects
amrita institute, doing projects, healthcare settings: Unless you have a specific area of interest in pursuing this degree, stick with the basics that all healthcare executives need; skills in fiscal management,planning,and creating change. The knowledge gained in graduate programs is just a base, the real skills...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Administration, hospital administrator, school www
hospital administrator, school www, healthcare administration: There are many options. Certainly a degree that meets the prerequisites for graduate school (www.aupha.org). Usually degrees in busines administration, political science or economics will meet the need, but a well any rounded undergraduate experience is...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Administration, nursing home administrator, mha degree
nursing home administrator, mha degree, field thanks: Actually the MBA will complement your experience in health services. The important element will be to get some experience in hospital settings which you might be able to do by meeting with local healthcare executives and requesting an opportunity to do some...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Administration, healthcare administration program, nursing home administrator
healthcare administration program, nursing home administrator, healthcare executive: Sounds as if you are doing all the right things. Your experience may offset the tractional full time course work but you will need to get as much experience and do projects as part of your graduate work. This experience should help you build a network and...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Administration Career with a MPH, administration degree program, coo ceo
administration degree program, coo ceo, hospital executives: You will still have a good opportunity to be a senior healthcare executive (COO, CEO, or other title) with the MPH. You challenge will be to begin networking with hospital executives and doing informational inteviews while in school. I would also see if...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Administration - Just a few questions!, allied health professions, college majors
allied health professions, college majors, ecomonics: Thank you for the opportunity to answer this question. 1. High school classes and college classes recommended for those moving on to graduate school in healthcare administration are typically business oriented; degrees in business, accounting, political...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Administration(Management), didactic portion, informational interviews
didactic portion, informational interviews, administration course: I am not fully familure with programs in England as I am in the United States and Canada. The success factor will be to choose a program that has a strong reputation with others in the healthcare field (who will be hiring you). Stay away from programs that...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Administration, american college of healthcare executives, citadel class
american college of healthcare executives, citadel class, entry level positions: Sorry for the delay in responding. It is a pleasure for me to provide some response to your question, and I am pleased that you are presenting information of a career in health administration. My first recommendation will be for you to check the web site...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Adminstration, work ethic, ranked school
work ethic, ranked school, analyst position: Great work on your progress and hard work pursuing your degrees. There is not magic formula for getting more senior positions. Degrees help but what is needed now is real experience in managing people and projects, getting results that lead to operational...

Hospital Administration: Hospital administration, executive level roles, state public health
executive level roles, state public health, mpha: The BA in healthcare administration does not have a lot of value unless you are already in the healthcare field and looking to get into administration. There may be some roles in government (county and state public health), some consulting roles, insurance...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Billing Unbundling, skilled nursing facility, st barnabas hospital
skilled nursing facility, st barnabas hospital, patient financial services: Bundling is common in all hospital billing practices. What is most confusing regarding your inquiry is that your insurance company only pays $150/day. That might be an allownace for a day at a skilled nursing facility or specialty hospital, but most acute...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Collections, financial assistance policy, hospital collections
financial assistance policy, hospital collections, billing department: Work directly with the hospital s billing department. Ask for their financial assistance policy and indicate that you can and will pay a certain amount until it is paid off. There firms used by the hospitals play tough because they get a percentage .... work...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Collections, hospital collections, philadelphia hospital
hospital collections, philadelphia hospital, bill insurance: While there are normal timeframes for billing sometimes there are extensive delays. What happens in some cases is that the physician or hospital will bill insurance company or whomever the payor might be (as in the case of MediCaid or MediCare). Then they...

Hospital Administration: Hospital chain of command, medical staff office, medical staffs
medical staff office, medical staffs, government hospitals: At most hospitals, medical staffs are seperate structures from the hospital operational structure. Typically, one physician is elected to serve as the Chief of Staff as is generally considered to be the top guy among the physicians. Many hosptials also...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Financial Help, parametic, motorcycle accident
parametic, motorcycle accident, trauma center: Check with the hospital s billing department and request financial assistance. There will be some forms to fill out, but typically can work out arrangements. If unemployed, MediCal may be an option; again the hospital can assist with some paperwork...

Hospital Administration: Hospital Management, medical transcriptionist, science background
medical transcriptionist, science background, healthcare executives: I suggest that you go to www.aupha.org to see accredited programs in health administration. Go to various programs and you will see entrance requirements. Most of those who pursue graduate degrees in healthcare administration do not have science background....

Hospital Administration: Hospitals with "John Doe" patients, federal privacy laws, trauma units
federal privacy laws, trauma units, john doe: This is somewhat unusual situation. Virtually any hospital could have an unidentified patient but they spend considerable effort to locate next of kin. Any hospital within @100 miles of the accident, particualrly those with trauma units could have received...

Hospital Administration: Hosptial policy on patients with amnesia, mild concussion, charity care
mild concussion, charity care, freak accident: The hospital performs all services needed to take care of immediate medical needs. He is registered as a John Doe for record keeping only. Payment is a very minor concern, the man is considered charity care or self pay until it is resolved who he might...

Hospital Administration: health care and management, masters in health administration, fee structures
masters in health administration, fee structures, hospital management: Since you are already in the field of occupational therapy, I suggest you give it a chance to see if you like the work.....;you can always pursue a masters in health administration if you do not find the work professionally rewarding. Sorry, I cannot help...

Hospital Administration: health care organization, health care organization, homework question
health care organization, homework question, visiable: Since you suggested that the weekily meetings were to promote team effectiveness, that is a clue that the meetings need to be more than a one-way communicaton of information. The manager will need to determine what are the key issues that the team faces,...

Hospital Administration: health information mangement, health information services, operational efficiency
health information services, operational efficiency, operational reports: This is actually very complex. Health Information Services and the technology its supports is critical to day-to-day patient care, patient manamgnement as well as support for most operational activities in health care. Our business and clinical systems,...

Hospital Administration: healthcare administration, american college of healthcare executives, healthcare administration
american college of healthcare executives, healthcare administration, healthcare settings: I typically recommend the bachelors program to nurses and other allied health professionals who are looking for a degree to help them as they move up the management ladder. Their experience in healthcare is a plus and enables them to apply learning to work...

Hospital Administration: healthcare administration, trainee programs, bachelors degree
trainee programs, bachelors degree, healthcare administration: About half the students in graduate programs in healthcare administration are women, an indication that many see it as a great carrer path. I suggest you contact local healthcare executive groups or student affiliate organizations (www.ache.org) will have...

Hospital Administration: hospital admin, clinical dietetics, personal care industry
clinical dietetics, personal care industry, univ of phoenix: Keep in mind that you are already in the healthcare sector and hospitals are just one part of a continuum of services. Your challenge will be to build a network of those who work and have contacts in hospitals, since that seems to be your immediate goal. ...

Hospital Administration: hospital administration, hospital environments, impressive credentials
hospital environments, impressive credentials, traditional direction: Thank you for the question. The JD plus the MPH are impressive credentials and certainly would meet (exceed) academic requirements for senior level healthcare executive positions. Hopefully your MPH program offers some opportunity for residency or at least...

Hospital Administration: hospital administration, becoming a dentist, reply thanks
becoming a dentist, reply thanks, healthcare administrators: I cannot tell you if it is the right choice. You have invested a great deal in becoming a dentist. You will need to ask yourself what is it that interests you in the business aspects of healthcare systems. The role is quite difference but does share that...

Hospital Administration: about hospital administration, bachelors degree, necessary course
bachelors degree, necessary course, hospital administration: Each program will have its own policy regarding you eligibility and admission to programs. suggest you go to www.aupha.org and link to the various schools. Their concern will not be what degree you have but rather do you have the necessary course work in...

Hospital Administration: hospital administration career, mbbs md, salaried job
mbbs md, salaried job, hospital administration: I suggest you go to www.aupha.org to look at accredited programs in healthcare administration. There are many programs, but the accredited programs will lead to better opportunities. Healthcare is one of the largest sectors in the economy and with many...

Hospital Administration: hospital administration, mike lawson, hospital executive
mike lawson, hospital executive, counsulting: I suggest that you look at www.aupha.org and www.ache.org, these are professional organizations that oversee graduate programs in health administration ... you will see programs that are accredited and thier requirements. Since you may not have any business...

Hospital Administration: hospital chains and organizations, federation of american hospitals, hospital chains
federation of american hospitals, hospital chains, college libraries: The most comprehensive directory of hospital, health systems, and other major health companies is available from the American Hospital Association, www.aha.org. 2007 AHA Guide They also publish a Blue Book that has more info and contacts. They are available...

Hospital Administration: hospital, nurse practioner programs, types of nurses
nurse practioner programs, types of nurses, different types of nurses: There are two basic types of nurses, licensed vocational nurses (LVN) and registered nurses (RN). The LVN programs typically take one year and RN two years at junior colleges. Some prerequitsites may add to that time. Many colleges offer a Bachelors Degree...

Hospital Administration: information regarding MBA HOSPITAL MANAGEMENT/MASTERS IN HOSPITAL ADMINISTRATION, american college of healthcare executives, masters program
american college of healthcare executives, masters program, healthcare administrators: I appreciate your interest in Healthcare Administration. Yes, it is possible for a newly graduated physical therapist to apply and be accepted to a masters program in healthcare adminsitration. Normally program do like some experience in the setting prior...

Hospital Administration: interview, healthcare administration, hospital settings
healthcare administration, hospital settings, masters degree: I am the President and CEO of a community hospital. Educational requirements for the position is a Masters Degree; I have a Masters in Healthcare Administration, undergraduate degree in business and accounting, and have completed post graduate work in health...

Hospital Administration: interviews, masters degree, interviewers
masters degree, interviewers, assistant director: You can make you degree more attractive by your ability to demonstate how the degree had value in whatever position for which you might be interviewing. How have you used thses skills and how they may affect the goals of the organization. Explain what the...

Hospital Administration: Key points for good Hospital Administration, healthcare administrator, hospital administration
healthcare administrator, hospital administration, healthcare team: I may need some more information on this question. Are you speaking of skills and competencies? General business and administrative skills are essential with competency in communications, strategic thinking, and leadership. It is also important for...

Hospital Administration: Lawyers in Health Care, american health lawyers, health lawyers association
american health lawyers, health lawyers association, american health lawyers association: There are many attorneys in healthcare leadership positions. Many are with the investor owned for Profit companies, but there are also many with traditional community hospitals and health systems. Your background in commercial and corporate law is a needed...

Hospital Administration: lines of communication, academic medical centers, community hospitals
academic medical centers, community hospitals, informal communications: There is not simple answer for this question. Each medical center in organizaed somewhat differently; certainly there is great differences between academic medical centers and community hospitals. Cultures vary greatly too. I would first start by an assessment...

Hospital Administration: A little confused, medical school admission, health service administration
medical school admission, health service administration, health care administration: Any of the majors you listed will likely meet the prerequisites for medical school, the focus needs to be on basic sciences, chemistry, and biology. Most department heads in hospital come through the ranks so to speak, that is manager of the laboratory is...

Hospital Administration: Masters in Health Admin., dental internship, mha degree
dental internship, mha degree, health experience: I typically recommend going direct to the masters degree, select programs that have opportunities to do projects outside the classroom in real healthcare settings, that will add to you knowledge of the settings, help you gain experience, and start building...

Hospital Administration: Masters in Healthcare Administration, relocating to canada, education option
relocating to canada, education option, head of operations: On line programs are acceptable in some areas but are not as well recognized as traditional programs (www.aupha.org). You do have experience but the experience is not in the US where healthcare delivery is very different that most of the world. Accordingly,...

Hospital Administration: Masters of Public Health, masters degree in public health, american college of healthcare executives
masters degree in public health, american college of healthcare executives, masters of public health: Your background in food tech will not hold you back, assuming you get a good exposure to economics, finance, and management courses in your program at Benedictine. Your challenge will be to begin you networking now and make a lot of contacts during the program....

Hospital Administration: Masters vs Training at work, organizational security management, american health care
organizational security management, american health care, certified nursing assistant: Seems as if you already have degrees needed to get into one of the AIT roles with long term care industry. Unless you have some very specific needs regarding a MHA, I would hold off. Further, unless you would be attending one of the schools accredited by...

Hospital Administration: MBA Helathcare mangement, mba in healthcare, aupha
mba in healthcare, aupha, general medicine: There are many options for you to take courses towards an MBA or Masters in Healthcare Administration. Some can be accessed directly by the internet. The more traditional approach will be to seek acceptance with one of the schools fully accreditied by...

Hospital Administration: How MBA(Hosp. Management) will be usefull ..............., hospital management, health facilities
hospital management, health facilities, health management: Coursework in healthcare or hospital management is useful to those who wish to pursue career in health management. It may provide you with skills to manage organizations or health facilities as well as some careers in consulting and government. I cannot...

Hospital Administration: MBA health management, health care management, mba in europe
health care management, mba in europe, bucharest romania: I can only address programs in the United States. I would only recommend prograns accredited by thte Association of University Programs in Health Administration, www.aupha.org. Some programs to have distance learning opportunities but you will need to review...

Hospital Administration: MBA hospital administration, didactic training, traditional schooling
didactic training, traditional schooling, healthcare administration: You would be best to aquire the Masters in Healthcare Administration from a country you are most likely to seek employment. Much of what is taught as well as projects and assignments, are based on the healthcare environment in each country. This is because...

Hospital Administration: MBA in hospital management / administration, aupha, practice medicine
aupha, practice medicine, hospital management: Not sure what program type you may be seeking. Traditional programs in the United States are listed at www.aupha.org. You might also spend some time reflecting what you hope to accomplish with the additional degree and be clear as to why you wish to no...

Hospital Administration: Medical Billing, coding & transcribing, medical information services, patient financial services
medical information services, patient financial services, accounting courses: Much of the answer is in where you might want to end up in a career. Medical coding is one of those roles that are in great demand in both hospitals and other medical settings. they review medical records and ensure proper codes are noted and backed up by...

Hospital Administration: Medical Bills in Collections, patient financial services, school insurance
patient financial services, school insurance, emergency visit: I suggest you deal directly with the hospital and other providers. Most hospitals have a policy to write off all or some portion of bills for those who cannot afford care. When you contact the hospital ask for Patient financial services and ask how you apply...

Hospital Administration: Medical Job Opportunities, occupational therapy aide, rn programs
occupational therapy aide, rn programs, practical nurses: First of all do not worry about you age, it is finding a job that you will enjoy is the most important factor. You did mention something that pays really well, not sure what you mean there. Licensed Vocational/Practical Nurses make $18-22 an hour to start...

Hospital Administration: Mental Hospital Procedures, personal hygiene, therapeutic reasons
personal hygiene, therapeutic reasons, psychiatric unit: Given the nature of the request, I will assume the patient was in a lock down psychiatric unit in a county hospital (it would help to know the diagnosis) but without other information, the patient would likely have have a few photos, personal hygiene items,...

Hospital Administration: MHA after MBBS, employer sponsorship, aupha
employer sponsorship, aupha, salary ranges: Thank you for the question. Your instincts are correct regarding having some difficulty finding a senior position in healthcare without the right degree and experience. First of all, if you attend a program accredited by the Association of University Programs...

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...