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  1. I did a search with no hits on Cal Spa. Are they a real company or just a rebrander of someone else's products? jack vines BTW - I spoke with their local "dealer". This store has four different brands shown on their heading, but in the scrolling photos, none are identified by manufacturer. When asked why, the store person said, "Well, today, they're all the same underneath; same pump, same controls, same heater. The only difference is in the molding of the tub and the trim." jack vines
  2. Did craigslist with no takers. Won't ever do fakebook; rather throw it in the trash. jack vines
  3. Well, the tub is gone, but I've saved the hard parts for a couple of weeks more. I know how expensive these are new, so wanted them to go to a good home. jack vines
  4. The lower end of the hose disappears down into the foam insulation. The side is still next to the wall. When removal and demolition begins, I'll follow the tube to the source and take some photos. jack vines
  5. A leak deteriorated the frame, siding and the skirting, so we're going to buy a new one. If you're interested in any of these working parts as spares, make an offer, plus packing and shipping. Main pump and motor Heater pump and motor Two heaters; one new, one two years old Main electrical control panel jack vines
  6. We inherited a Caldera Paradise Kauai; a really perfectly-sized three-person spa. However, what we were not told was it came with a slow leak and had have to be topped up every two weeks or so. I asked here and at the dealer about finding and repairing the leak. The general consensus was "Very difficult to find and often difficult to fix; probably not worth it on a used spa. Well, turns out, it was none of the above. When the leak finally deteriorated the skirting to the point the cover lifter fell off, the source of the leak became obvious. On one side, I'm calling it the le
  7. So how do you advise customers as to when it's cost-effective? As to materials, a member here detailed replacing rotted wood braces with synthetic decking material. Is there anything other than pressure-treated wood which might be used? jack vines
  8. I'm handy, retired and have the tools. I'll drain it, jack up one end and get a look underneath. Doesn't look to be a fun project, but hauling it to the dump isn't fun either. jack vines
  9. Thanks for the prompt reply and the info. I'd been erroneously told nothing today could legally go above 104. Since you sell Caldera, but since none are available, is it practically possible to re-frame a Kauai? When last I was in the local store, they wanted $12,000 for today's equivalent, so fixing what we've got should be investigated. jack vines
  10. Our old Caldera Paradise Kauai has probably reached the point of no return. A small leak has rotted out the side of the skirt and major repairs would be necessary and might not even be possible. If there's rot in one area, it may be widespread. The only reason we've hung on to a leaking tub this long is it had the capability of regulating water temperature up to 106 degrees. What are the options for those who want a real hot tub? jack vines
  11. One more request for the logic/mechanical circuit which senses low temperature and calls for heat, but the heater is not switched on. 1. The condition is definitely affected by outside temperature. Above 40 degrees, the system will sometimes hold temperature. Below 40 degrees, it will never respond to the call for heat. 2. The heater and pressure switch are new. The pressure switch and heater makes heat the first time when the circuit is rebooted. 3. When the water temperature drops, the red heater indicator light comes on, but the heater does not. What's between the light a
  12. One more time, jumped the terminals of the pressure switch on the circuit board pins. It went up to temperature one time an then would not restart. Since the pressure switch signal is constant, there's something else keeping it from holding temperature. jack vines
  13. Weeere back! Same Caldera Kauai, same problem. The replacement heater and pressure switch fix lasted less than two years. The continuing mystery is the OEM heater and pressure switch removed the first go-round still test out and function. The unit is still in the shelf. Maybe it's going back in. jack vines
  14. It's still a mystery as to why ours was malfunctioning, but replacing the heater/pressure switch unit has been the answer thus far. Since you don't mention the heater as having been replaced, they're relatively inexpensive to try. jack vines
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