Do not use the spa until the GFCI has been
repaired or replaced by a qualified electrician.
20 Keep all electrical appliances such as radios,
telephones, televisions, and lights at least
five feet (1.5 m) away from the water.
21. DANGER—Risk of electric shock: Do not set
up the hydrotherapy spa within five feet (1.5
m) of any metal objects or surfaces. As an
alternative, you may use the spa within five
feet (1.5 m) of metal objects if each metal
object is permanently connected to the bonding LVG on the controller of this unit by a
minimum No. 6 AWG (1.3 mm
) solid copper
conductor. At least two lugs marked “BONDING LUGS” are provided on the external surface or on the inside of the supply terminal
box or compartment. To reduce the risk of
electric shock, connect the local common
bonding grid in the area of the hot tub or spa
to these terminals with an insulated or bare
copper conductor not smaller than 6 AWG.
All field-installed metal components such as
rails, ladders, drains, or other similar hardware within 3 m of the spa or hot tub shall be
bonded to the equipment grounding bus with
copper conductors not smaller than 6 AWG.
22. Do not operate the pump motor when the
hydrotherapy spa is empty. The pump motor
may be seriously damaged if it is operated
without water circulating. The cut-off valves
must always be open when using the spa
(see step 2 on page 8).
23. DANGER—Risk of drowning: Exercise
extreme caution to prevent unauthorized and
unsupervised use of the hydrotherapy spa by
children. Children must always be supervised.
24. DANGER—To reduce the risk of drowning:
• Never use the hydrotherapy spa alone;
• Children should not use the spa unless
they are supervised by an adult;
• Keep pets away from the spa at all times;
• Always replace and lock the spa cover
when the hydrotherapy spa is not in use.
25. WARNING—To reduce the risk of injury: The
water temperature should never exceed
104°F (40°C). Water temperature in excess of
100°F (38°C) may be injurious to your health.
If you plan to remain in the hydrotherapy spa
for more than 10 to 15 minutes, lower the
temperature to 100°F (38°C) or below. Lower
temperatures are also recommended for children. Children should not be allowed to swim
under the surface of the water in the spa.
26. WARNING—To reduce the risk of injury:
Always use an accurate thermometer to
determine the water temperature before
using the hydrotherapy spa.
27. WARNING—To reduce the risk of injury:
Pregnant women should consult with their
physician before using the hydrotherapy spa.
Pregnant women should not use the spa if
the water temperature is above 100°F (38°C);
the unborn child could be seriously harmed.
This is especially important during the first
90 days of the pregnancy.
28. DANGER—To reduce the risk of drowning:
Prolonged immersion in the hydrotherapy
spa may cause hyperthermia, a dangerous
condition which occurs when the internal
body temperature rises several degrees
above the normal body temperature of 98.6°F
(37°C). The symptoms of hyperthermia are
nausea, dizziness, drowsiness, and fainting.
Effects include: a lack of awareness, inability
to perceive heat or danger, and a greater risk
of drowning due to a loss of consciousness.
Special note: Individuals suffering from
hyperthermia may be unable to realize that
they must exit the spa, and they also may be
physically unable to do so.
29. WARNING—To reduce the risk of drowning:
Do not use the hydrotherapy spa if you are
under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Heat
from the water, in conjunction with alcohol or
drugs, can cause unconsciousness.
30. WARNING—To reduce the risk of injury or
drowning: Consult your physician about possible side-effects of any medications you
may be taking before using the hydrotherapy
spa. Heat from the water, in conjunction with
some medications may cause drowsiness
and increase the risk of drowning. Others
can effect blood pressure, heart rate, and circulation.
31. Do not use the hydrotherapy spa immediately after strenuous exercise.
32. WARNING—To avoid injury, exercise care
when entering or exiting the spa.