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  1. Good morning, Yesterday I purchased a Hot Springs hot tub which should be delivered in the next couple weeks. I have existing wiring for the old hot tub I had removed, but the wire gauge is only 10, and my new tubs manual suggests 8ga, but I also need 4 conductors, where the old only had 3. So my question is this. My new spa requires 50a to run, so I'll be buying new breakers for that. The manual also suggests 8ga wire for 2 hots and a neutral and 10ga for ground, but I had thought 8ga copper was only rated to 40 amps. A lot of wire suppliers say that even 6ga wire is only rated to 45 am
  2. Hi All, We've had this issue for awhile now with several repair shops coming out to try and figure out the issue, all without resolve. See the GIF here to see the outcome of (what I think) the electrical short. The tub was at 56 degrees yesterday at 9AM and was heating mostly all day until it reached 102 degrees around 7PM. I thought it was a heater issue or maybe the pump, but now I'm not so sure. The breaker connected to the hot tub does NOT trip when this happens, and I'm unable to turn on the jets or lights. Around 11PM, the hot tub started to cycle by turning the pumps on t
  3. Hi there, I have aquired a Chinese unbranded hot tub that is approx 8 years old. It had been standing drained and unused, for approx 6 months before we got it but was assured it worked before being drained. After making all the electrical connections it was tripping the RCD. I have disconnected all the pumps and heater from the relay board and the control panel now powers up fine. I have however tested the relays with a multimeter and it appears that they are stuck on closed (powered). I have concerns that the pumps ( Whirlpool LP200) are also faulty as they appear to have continuity on the c
  4. We recently bought a Masterspa LSX from about 2004. The circulation pump had been completely rusted and seized, so after replacing it and fixing a few leaks, it seems to run good as new. I noticed on the control board dip switches there is a setting for the circ pump to only run when the temperature falls below 3 degrees of the setpoint. The manufactures default setting is to run 24 hours. I changed the switches according to the setting for the 3 hour temp threshold, reset the breaker, and waited, but it still runs constantly despite the temperature. Am I missing a step here? Thank you for you
  5. I have a pool light (no others) which will not turn on. The GFCI would trip immediately after I flip the switch on. My setup is this: I have a timer box with circuit breakers and one GFCI receptacle. The light and pool pump are not tied to the timer, only my chlorine generator is. The pump is not connected to the GFCI, only the light is. I turned off the circuit breaker that is dedicated to the light. I was going to plug a hair dryer into the circuit breaker and leave the light switch off to see if something other than the light would trip the GFCI. However, after turning the circui
  6. My tub was running fine. I shut it down for a good spring cleaning purging it with ahhsome. I cleaned the tub and filled it, now when I try to turn the GFCI on it trips after about one second. Does anyone have an idea why it would be fine yesterday and today not reset on startup.
  7. I am expecting delivery of Beachcomber "Copper Cove" soon. It is rated at 55 amps and calls for #6/3 and no longer a length of wire than 70'. Well, That aint happening because the shortest distance that I can possibly run service from the main breaker box to a cut-off to the tub is about 140'. So, my plan (indeed I have implemented most already...I guess I'm just looking for reassurance or a wave-off if I am asking for trouble) is to run #6 wire (red, white, black, and green) all in individual insulation within a 1" PVC conduit from the GFCI breaker cut-off to the tub itself. That distance is
  8. Ok to begin this post I need to apologize for the sad story and the length of my post….I honestly don’t want yall to think I am shoveling a sob story…Now that’s out of the way let me tell you what is going on. I am a mother of four kids. I have a son who has neurofibromatosis type 1 and Noonan’s syndrome and is disabled. He is a thriving college student that works around all of his challenges including tumors on his arm, brain and spine. He has pain every day. They thought he had cerebral palsy when he was a baby and after many years of physical therapy he was a cross country runner in high sc
  9. My hot tub is 3 years old and has a ClearRay UV sanitizer system installed. I have changed the UV bulb once, about 8 months ago. When the filtration pump is running then the ClearRay system signals that is working by illuminating two indicator lights. Both of the lights are out and I am wondering how I should start troubleshooting the system. Thanks in advance.
  10. Hello, I have a 1999 Sundance optima Spa. i recently bought a SpaCuzn Core insert from the manufacturer. Long story short, it was the incorrect size, and got sucked in the intake. The pump shut down. I shut the breaker off immediately. We drained the tub and retrieved the filter inset and put the tub back together. At the time of the incident, the pump was only 7 months old. Afterwards, the pump felt like it had diminished flow, but was working on both a low and a high speed. About a month later, the pump stopped working all together. We drained the tub once again, and after taking pump a
  11. Good afternoon ... I had to pull my spa pack to replace the pressure switch and decided to do the heater at the same time. While I was pulling things apart I noticed that the phone cord type connector to the top site control panel had some rodent damage that appeared to be old. I put the spa back together and now all the lights on the control are lit up and is is displaying "88888" as well as some other things. Up until this point I thought the controller was working properly. The buttons control the proper function and everything else on the spa seems to be working properly. Would it
  12. To save power and as a fun project I'd like to make a remote interface for my 2005 Hot Spring Sovereign so I can adjust the temperature from my phone. It has an IQ2020 controller which has an i2c interface. Do you know how I can get a manual documenting this interface? Or is there someone in the SF Bay Area with a Navigator RF Remote which I can watch operate using a Saleae logic analyzer? Can you help in any other way? So far I've been decoding the messages on the bus using a python script, but it will take a while to work out enough of the bits to have confidence to start sending messages b
  13. We are having a Softub 300 delivered this week. I have a question about the electrical part of this. I know we can plug this into a regular outlet, we have one that is on the wall outside the house. The receptacle on the house has a metal cover, but is not weatherproof while in use. So I know we'll need to replace that, but I was looking at the softub cords have the thick GCFI circuit box on the end, how on earth do you protect that box from the weather?? Or do I not need to??
  14. Had some work done to the spa lately and not sure if I really trust the guy that worked on it 100%. At least his memory is bad. I have two panels in my garage...one for regular house...one for the 220 stuff including SPA, and the circuit breaker has a GFCI as part of it. THEN, I have another 'panel' thing near the hot tub with breakers for the hot tub, and another GFCI thing. How many of those do I need? Spa guy says the one in the spa panel needs replacing...says it may have been causing an issue with my spa's heater basically never turning off. First time he was here he looked at
  15. Hey all, I'm hoping you guys might be able to help out as my limited knowledge has run out of troubleshooting ideas: I have a 2005 Cal Spa that recently stopped working. No power running to it at all as if the breaker was off (which it isn't). Here's what I've noticed: About a week before it broke, I went out to use it a noticed it was off totally. Checked breakers and everything was fine. I suspected the outdoor breaker so went back and forth switching both outdoor and indoor breakers on and off in different orders, and finally it kicked on and worked great that night. I didn't think much
  16. My old Hayward Super II has been leaking for a long time and I decided to do something about it. I watched some videos on You Tube and opened up the pump. I replaced the gaskets and shaft seal and applauded myself when it didn’t leak anymore. Until the next morning when it started up again and there was an even bigger leak. I took it apart and put it back together multiple times, never getting rid of the leak. On my attempt yesterday, it worked for a couple of minutes and then the pump clicked off. I took the pump to a local shop. When they hooked it up to power, it sparked. It turned
  17. Hi everyone, first post here and looking for some help. I just bought a used spa that the previous owner had wired for 120v. It looks like going to 240v is a simple matter of using 240v supply. The cover for the electrical connections has 2 boxes printed on the outside: one says 240v-4 wires (N, L1, L2, G); second one says 120v-3 wires (N/L1,G). I have taken the cover of the controls off and see nothing that leads me to believe more needs to be done. Is it possible to be wired internally that just adding the second live wire will work? I have pictures, but am not sure if they can be psoted he
  18. VS501Z Balboa electrical Our Balboa system did not seem to filter long enough to clear the water after chemical addition, staining the seats, floor, walls. so we decided to put a switch to activate the pump while the spaguts was off. Something went wrong with the installation and on the first activation the main fuse (30A) blew. (fuse was replaced, and all other fuses checked ok) So now upon activation the Balboa displays its ID and gets to the "PR" mode and the jets light on the panel goes on. To prime, pressing the jets button activates the relays, but not the motor. So I checked the
  19. I have three problems that all happened together concerning my spa equipment. 1) The blower will not start. I suspect it is an electrical problem, as when I turn the switch absolutely nothing happens. I have reset the breaker in the panel board and checked the wiring inside the blower. What seemed odd is that the switch only had a red wire hooked up to it (as well as the green ground). The black was not connected to anything. See picture below. Did something happen internally? 2) My spa pump is will not start. For the past two days, it had been working but at an extremely loud noise, which I
  20. Hi all, I'm looking for some advice. I just purchased as set a used Tiger River Bengel sap, 115v 20amp. Everything works but the circulating pump doesn't seem to be doing it's job. I've got jets, light, controls, filled it via the filter, when the jets are runnung the water started heating up. But without the jets there is no cirulation. What have I missed? Might I have a bad pump? Oh the red and green lights are both on when I open the control box. It's a 2007 model with two circuit boards. Thanks for any advice Jim
  21. We are new to hot tub ownership. Bought a used 2002 Hot Springs Vanguard. It took a couple weeks for the electrician to get to us and wire in the 20 and 30 amp box for power. We have noticed the tub is not heating, seems like it did early on, but it could have been the honeymoon stage we were in. We did the restart where you shut both amps off, the 20 first then the 30, let it sit for about 25 min and then turned on the 30, the jets would not work unless the 20 was on also. So now we are thinking the electrician maybe wired it wrong? Our outside temps have been 100 or higher, right now t
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