21.DANGER—If you will be using the hydrother-
apy spa outside, do not bury the power cord.
Keep the power cord away from lawn mow-
ers, hedge trimmers, and other similar equip-
22.WARNING—The power cord is equipped with
a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI),
located on the power cord. The GFCI must be
tested before each use. To test the GFCI,
press the “test” button while the hydrothera-
py spa is running. The spa should shut off.
Press the “reset” button. The spa should
resume normal operation. If the spa contin-
ues to run after the “test” button is pressed,
the GFCI is damaged. Do not use the spa
until the GFCI has been repaired or replaced
by a qualified electrician.
23.DANGER—Risk 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 the hydrotherapy spa to connect a
minimum No. 8 AWG (804 mm
) solid copper
conductor between the spa and any metal
equipment, electrical enclosure made of
metal, metal water pipes, or conduit within
five feet of the spa.
25.DANGER—Risk of electric shock: Do not set
the hydrotherapy spa within five feet of any
metal objects or surfaces. As an alternative,
you may use the spa within five feet of metal
objects if each metal object is permanently
connected to the wire connector on the pump
motor of the spa by a minimum No. 8 AWG
) solid copper conductor (see
26.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.
27.DANGER—Risk of drowning: Exercise
extreme caution to prevent unauthorized and
unsupervised use of the hydrotherapy spa by
children. Children must always be supervised.
28.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 spa is not in use.
29.WARNING—To 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 hydro-
therapy spa for more than 10 to 15 minutes, a
lower temperature is recommended. Lower
temperatures are also recommended for chil-
dren. Children should not be allowed to swim
under the surface of the water in the spa.
30.WARNING—To reduce the risk of injury:
Before entering the hydrotherapy spa, always
use an accurate thermometer to determine
the water temperature.
31.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; the
unborn child could be seriously harmed. This
is especially important during the first 90
days of the pregnancy.
32.DANGER—To reduce the risk of drowning:
Prolonged immersion in the hydrotherapy spa
may cause hyperthermia, a dangerous condi-
tion that occurs when the internal body tem-
perature rises several degrees above the nor-
mal body temperature of 98.6°F. The symp-
toms 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.
33.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 loss of consciousness.
34.WARNING—To 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 medica-
tions can effect blood pressure, heart rate,
35.Do not use the hydrotherapy spa immediately
after strenuous exercise.