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I bought a home that has a portable Apollo Explorer Hot tub/Spa (2010/2011?). I was trying to program the filtration cycle and when I push the Program button it gives me the Sett display, but the next display says Fd 1, and then FF 4. What are these numbers and how can I program filtration duration and times of day? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
I own an Artesian Kona Elite hot tub. It has two 5HP pumps and the following filters: • Pleatco PAS50SV-F2M (large) • Artesian Spas 06-0052-12 (small) The situation I am contending with is balancing the filtration times, foaming and the water temperature. With long filtration cycle times I have no foam but the hot tub water becomes excessively hot (set at 104°F but 107°F actual temperature). With short filtration cycles I have steady temperatures...but the foam quickly returns. Example: Filtering essentially 24 hours/day results in no foam, but the water temperature stabilizes 3-4°F above the set point. Filtering 3 hours AM and 3 hours PM keeps the water temperature steady as set but...voila! Revenge of the Foam. I keep the water chemistry balanced, check and rinse the filters at least weekly, and occasionally use enzyme and Bright & Clear. Every 3-4 months I drain, clean and refill the hot tub with an inline filter to reduce minerals. When I change the water I swap filters with an identical set cleaned with Spa Depot Power Soak filter cleaner and thoroughly rinsed. We're experienced spa bathers, so hot tub-safe cleaners are used and suits are re-rinsed after washing. We live in central Oklahoma and the hot tub is outdoors. We live near a storm water mitigation reservoir which is typically dry and filled with tall grasses and vegetation. Knowing that dust, pollen and other airborne contaminants are literally everywhere, we keep the cover on and secured when the tub is not in use. Some questions I have been unable to get satisfactory answers for: (1) The tub has two different size filters. The guys that delivered the spa installed the large filter nearest the control panel and pack side of the hot tub. Since there have been numerous issues with the delivery and installation process (still being worked out 10 months later) I'm wondering whether these were installed in the correct position? Based on the absence of any guidance on the topic, I'm assuming the positions are interchangeable but I don't like to assume facts not in evidence. (2) Is it possible to use different filters to increase the efficiency of the filtration process? The local spa company says no, that the filter sizes are sacrosanct for the make and model of hot tub. (3) The local spa company advised to use anti-foam agent. When I argued that should not be necessary on a regular basis they did change their tune, but as yet haven't offered up any advise on mitigating the foam without turning the hot tub into a lobster pot. Does anyone have any advice? Thank you for any advice! Matt
I bought a used Gatsby tub a little while ago. It seems that the filter cycle is always on, as there's always a pump running (not a big jet pump, it's the same one that runs water through the heater). I found a users manual online http://jacuzzichino.com/manuals/Gatsby.pdf and it appears that you should be able to change the filtration cycle by pressing the light button for 5 sec and then scrolling through options that appear on the lcd screen. This doesn't work on my tub, pressing any button for 5 seconds or more has the same effect as a momentary push.
Hi all, New to this forum and would like to ask for some help if possible. I just purchased a new home and it already had an inground concrete pool. I have had pools before and I can not seem to determine the correct valve placement on this setup. I need to figure out what is the bottom drain valve and top skimmer valve so when I vacume I can close the bottom drain. I already know how to bipass the heater. My configuration is shown below. Hard to get a clear picture but for some reason they have a shutoff valve going into the pump as well. And they have one valve marked as bipass which I thought would have been one of the drains but now I am not sure. Any help would be great as I have already left messages for the pool company to call me