you should also keep the power cord away
from lawn mowers, hedge trimmers, and
other similar equipment.
22. WARNINGÑThe power cord is equipped with
a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI),
located at the end of the power cord. The
GFCI must be tested before each use. To test
the GFCI, press the ÒtestÓ button while the
spa is running. The spa should shut off.
Press the ÒresetÓ button. The spa should
resume normal operation. If the spa contin-
ues to run after the ÒtestÓ button is pressed,
then the GFCI is damaged. Do not use the
hydrotherapy spa until the GFCI has been
repaired or replaced by a qualified electri-
23. DANGERÑRisk of electric shock. Keep all
electrical appliances such as radios, tele-
phones, televisions and lights at least five
feet away from the water.
24. A wire connector is provided on the pump
motor of this unit to connect a minimum No.
8 AWG (804 mm
) solid copper conductor
between this unit and any metal equipment,
electrical enclosure made of metal, metal
water pipes, or conduit within five feet of the
25. DANGERÑRisk of electric shock: Do not set
up the hydrotherapy spa within five feet of
any metal objects or surfaces. As an alterna-
tive, you may use the hydrotherapy spa with-
in five feet of metal objects if each metal
object is permanently connected to the wire
connector on the pump motor of this unit by
a minimum No. 8 AWG (804 mm
) solid cop-
per conductor (see instruction 24).
26. Do not operate the pump motor when the spa
is empty. The pump motor may be seriously
damaged if it is operated without water circu-
27. DANGERÑRisk of drowning: Exercise
extreme caution to prevent unauthorized and
unsupervised use of the hydrotherapy spa by
children. Children must always be super-
28. DANGERÑTo reduce the risk of drowning:
¥ Never use the hydrotherapy spa alone.
¥ Children should not use the hydrotherapy
spa unless they are supervised by an
¥ Keep pets away from the hydrotherapy spa
at all times.
¥ Always replace and lock the spa cover
when the hydrotherapy spa is not in use.
29. WARNINGÑTo reduce the risk of injury: The
water temperature should never exceed
104¡F. Temperatures between 100¡F and
104¡F are considered to be safe for healthy
adults. However, if you plan to remain in the
hydrotherapy spa for more than 10 to 15 min-
utes, a lower temperature is recommended.
Lower temperatures are also recommended
for children. Children should not be allowed
to swim under the surface of the water in the
30. WARNINGÑTo reduce the risk of injury:
Always use an accurate thermometer to
determine the water temperature before
using the hydrotherapy spa.
31. WARNINGÑTo reduce the risk of injury:
Pregnant women should consult with their
physician before using the hydrotherapy spa.
Pregnant women should not use the
hydrotherapy spa if the water temperature is
above 100¡F; the unborn child could be seri-
ously harmed. This is especially important
during the first 90 days of the pregnancy.
32. DANGERÑTo 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.
The symptoms of hyperthermia are nausea,
dizziness, drowsiness and fainting. Effects
include: a lack of awareness, inability to per-
ceive 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 hydrotherapy spa, and
they also may be physically unable to do so.
33. WARNINGÑTo 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 loss of consciousness.
34. WARNINGÑTo reduce the risk of injury or
drowning: Consult your physician about pos-
sible 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. Other
medications can effect blood pressure, heart