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Everything posted by cranbiz

  1. Happy Birthday my friend. Hope you had a good day.
  2. Could be a lot of things. It could be the pump seal. Won't matter if the pump is off or on. You do really need to know where it's leaking from and if that means drain, move and refill, that's what you got to do. You could try a stop leak product but those are only temporary and they also can do more harm than good.
  3. Sounds like a bad relay or something related to it on the main board. Post up pictures of the board, the wiring diagram usually found on the inside cover and of the equipment area.
  4. PLEASE start a new thread instead of bumping a several year old thread that is not related to YOUR spa. In that thread, include the info you provided here AND include pictures of the spa pack, the wiring diagram on the inside cover and of your equipment area.
  5. Sounds like the heater might be bad, of course it could be a bad relay. However, we don't have enough information. Please start your own thread. Post up pictures of the inside of your control box, the wiring diagram on the inside of the cover, the equipment area and a somewhat better explanation of exactly what happens. Do you have a multimeter and do you know how to use one? What's the RCD? Is it some internal protection or is it the GFCI circuit breaker>
  6. Post up the wiring diagram that should be on the inside of the cover. For some reason, I don't think it's wired right, but I'm not sure. Unplug the heater and the pumps, see if it still trips the breakers. If not, then start plugging things back in one at a time until you find out which one is tripping the breakers. The fact that it's tripping both to me indicated a possible wiring problem as for a Watkins tub, the 30A breaker is for the heater and the 20A is for everything else.
  7. Manuals are more general users manuals than anything else. finding the manual usually won't help you fix the tub. Post up a description of your issues and pictures of the spa pack internals, the wiring diagram usually found on the inside cover and of the equipment in the tub and we should be able to help you.
  8. Calling the resident guru @CanadianSpaTech
  9. Can't answer your question but on the ozonator, if you have not replaced it, it's not doing anything. They have a finite life, usually 3 years so while it might make bubbles, you are not treating the water.
  10. What @castletoniasaid. I also prefer Bullfrog to Master Spa for a manufacturer. However, dealer support is as important as picking the right spa. What are the reviews on the Master Spa dealer like? Do they support the dealers claim that they take care of their customers? The shell of the Master is heavier than the Bullfrog and that is usually a plus. Bullfrog has interchangeable Jet Packs, which many Bullfrog owners love. Pick the tub that fit you best, including comfortable seating, features you want and has the best after purchase support.
  11. Drain valves leak. Some additional details or a picture or 2 so we can see what yours is doing would be a welcome sight.
  12. Please start a new thread. This one is 11 years old. Post up a picture of what you are looking for and also the spa pack for us to assist you,
  13. That's what I gave the OP, an A.O. Smith motor that really came very close to the specs on the original pump motor.
  14. Please start a new thread, post up pictures of your spa pack, the wiring diagram and pictures of the equipment area. Also, ant error codes or lights that you have.
  15. 110v or 220V? Just because the relays click doesn't mean the relays are good. Test the hearer with a multimeter with the power wires off of it. Use the ohm's scale and see if the resistance is around 10-14 ohms. If it's not, the heater is bad. If the heater is good, test for voltage at the heater. When the tub is calling for heat, you should have 110V or 220V (depending on the input voltage) at the heater. If no voltage, the relays are bad.
  16. You need a 2 speed 230V pump. It should be close to the amp draw of your existing pump. This one should work. https://lesliespool.com/century-flex-48-48y-thru-bolt-2-or-0.25-hp-dual-speed-above-ground-pool/367389.html
  17. Could be the centrifugal switch. That is in the motor and it is a common problem. What do you think @RDspaguy, @CanadianSpaTech?
  18. Not uncommon for circulation pumps to go bad or even be bad out of the box. With the circulation pump disconnected, can you run the main pump/pumps?
  19. They most likely haven't changed but post up pictures of your electrical wiring diagram on the inside cover to be sure.
  20. Hmm, interesting issue. Either options 1 or 2 are probably the best in the aesthetics. All those options work and as far as pavers settling, under the tub shouldn't be an issue, they should settle equally. Crushed gravel will also work as long as you prepare a minimum of a 4" base. It just won't match the existing hardscape. In my experience, cutting the existing pavers is not a big deal. The border could be more of an issue but if it's concrete, it should be easy enough to remake with a simple form and some bags of cement. If it was me, I wouldn't be pouring a pad for exactly the reasons you mentioned. I might first try pressure washing the existing pavers to see how close the new ones will match. I suspect once they are clean, they might be a close enough match as to not be all that noticeable.
  21. You asked for our opinions. We gave them to you. I'm happy that it worked out for you. Now go enjoy it. I will ask, how much did you spend to get this in working condition? Not to find out if it really was worth it but to give others an idea on what one may need to spend to refurbish a used hot tub.
  22. Extended soaks at high temperatures IS dangerous (and apparently reading comprehension isn't your forte as I said above that 106 degrees for any significant time is not safe). A temperature 106 degrees or higher can cause Heat Stroke (in addition to other issues) as it will raise your internal body temperature and if one soaks long enough (yes, that extended time thing again) you will raise your body temperature to 106 or higher. Sorry, Heat Stroke IS DANGEROUS. I don't care what soaking tubs in Japan can get to. US tubs have a maximum set temp for a reason and you telling people that higher temps isn't dangerous is plain wrong.
  23. Need a bit more info. Who's tub? Does it have a valve on the factory drain? Can you post up pictures of the equipment area including the drain assembly? In all honesty, you are much better off with a pump than using the factory drain. The pump will empty the tub much faster and eventually, when using the factory drain, it will leak. A sump pump works well or you can get a pool siphon and use that.
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