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Then remove the four control box door screws and door (Figure B).

8.Select the power supply inlet you want to use (Figure A). Feed power cable to control box, then install it through the large opening provided in the bottom side of the box.

9.Connect wires, color to color, on terminal blocks TB1 and TB3 (Figure C, page 18). TIGHTEN SECURELY! All wires must be hooked up securely or damage could result.

10.Install control box door and screws and reinstall the cabinet side panels.

Figure-A

Equipment Area

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

1

8

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flow

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

6

 

3

 

2

5

Note: Pump Locations Vary by Model

5

2

 

1.

Control Box

6.

1-SpeedPump #2

2.

Power Supply Inlet(s)

7.

Optional CD Ozonator (Purchased Separately)

3.

2-SpeedPump #1

8.

Ozone Injector

4.

Heater

9.

Control Panel

5.

Pump Drain Plug

 

 

 

 

Figure-B-

 

2

 

 

 

TB1

 

 

1

1.

Terminal Block

 

2.

Bonding Lug

 

3.

Grounding Terminal

3

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Figure-C

 

TB1

WHT

WHT

 

 

 

RED

 

1

 

BLK

 

 

 

 

BLK

 

BLK

In

2

 

to Circuit

Power

 

 

3

 

Board

 

 

 

 

GRN

 

North American Convertible

Models: 120/240 VAC,3-Wire

Connection 60 Hz

Figure-D

TB1

WHT

 

WHT

RED

 

 

 

 

1

BLK

 

 

 

 

 

BLK

BLK

 

In

2

 

 

Power

3

 

 

 

RED

RED

 

 

 

to Circuit

Move Red

 

GRN

Board

Wire Here

 

 

 

North American Convertible

Models: 120/240 VAC,4-Wire

Connection 60 Hz

CAUTION (For4-wire240 VAC Heater Operation): Move the red wire on the main terminal strip (TB1) from position #1 to position #3. Make certain wires are connected exactly as shown inFigure-Dbefore applying power. Failure to do so will result in damage to the circuit board and/or related components and void the manufacturer’s warranty.

Figure-E

 

TB1

RED

Figure-F

TB1

BLUE

RED

RED

BLUE

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

BLK

 

1

BROWN

 

 

 

 

 

In

BLK

 

BLK

In

 

BROWN

2

 

to Circuit

2

to Circuit

Power

 

Power

 

 

 

Green

 

Board

Green

Board

 

 

 

 

 

 

TB3

 

 

TB3

North American 240V Models:

All Export Models: 230 VAC, 3-Wire

240 VAC, 3-WireConnection 60 Hz

Connection 50 Hz

 

 

Congratulations! You are now all set to get your new spa ready to use.

Simply follow the step-by-stepprocedure in Section 8.0, before long, you will be enjoying your first glorious experience in your JacuzziJ-200Series spa.

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8.0 Spa Fill Up Procedure

For best results, read each step in its entirety before proceeding with that step.

1.

Prepare The Spa For Filling

Clear all debris from the spa. (Although the spa shell has been

 

polished at the factory, you may want to treat it with a specially

 

formulated spa cleaner.) Consult your authorized Jacuzzi dealer for

 

additional information prior to filling spa.

Remove filter cover, then remove filter cartridge as outlined in section

 

12.1 (page 32).

2.

Fill Spa

Place the end of your garden hose into the empty filter bucket.

CAUTION: TO DECREASE BUILD UP ON COMPONENTS AND MINIMIZE ACRYLIC DAMAGE.

Never fill with water from a water softener. If your water is extremely “hard”, it is preferable to fill half-waywith hard water and the rest of the way with softened water. You may fill entirely with hard water if you use a special water additive available from your Jacuzzi dealer.

! WARNING: disease.

Fill hot tub with clean tap water from garden hose, to reduce risk of contracting a waterborne illness (e.g. an infection, bacteria or virus)

and/or respiratory ailments. Fill until water covers all jets but does not touch the bottom of the lowest headrest. (DO NOT OVERFILL!)

3. Turn On Power

Turn on power to spa at the home’s circuit breaker to start boot up sequence (sec. 10.0, page 25). The heater and filter pump will

automatically activate after several seconds. If the control panel LED flashes water temperature and “COL” or “ICE” this is normal, refer to page 39 for additional information.

4. Activate Jets Pumps

1

Turn on jets pump(s) to ensure proper mixing when

adding start-upchemicals in step 5.

2

5. AddStart-UpChemicals

Add the spa water chemicals as recommended by your authorized Jacuzzi dealer. See section 13.0 “Water Quality Maintenance” (page 37)

for general guidance.

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WARNING: Risk of poisoning or death.

!Never leave chemicals opened and accessible to anyone. Use chemicals according to the vendors instructions. Always store chemicals in a safe and/or locked location. Keep away from and out of reach of children.

6.Establish A Stable Sanitizer Reading

Establish a stable sanitizer reading between 3.0-4.0ppm chlorine or 2.0- 4.0 ppm bromine. To ensure healthy water conditions, always maintain a constant sanitizer reading within the levels recommended by the

Association of Pool And Spa Professionals/USA printed on the inside cover of this manual. If sanitizer levels cannot be stabilized, perform the decontamination procedure steps 9-16on page21-23.

Note: The “decontamination procedure” steps9-16should also be used after the spa has been “Winterized” (section 12.7 page 36) or has been

sitting without power for an extended period.

7. Set Spa To Heat

To warm spa water to a comfortable temperature,

follow these steps:

• The LED display on the control panel displays the actual temperature of the spa water. Press either

the COOLER () or WARMER () button once

to display the “set” temperature for 5 seconds. If you want the water to heat to a different temperature, simply press COOLER () or WARMER () within 5 seconds. The set temperature increases or

decreases by one degree each time one of these buttons is pressed.

• The heater will turn off when the temperature corresponding to the thermostat setting is achieved.

Important Heater Details:

The maximum water temperature setting for your spa is 104°F (40°C) and the minimum setting is 65°F (18°C).

For North America spas connected to a 40 amp service, jets pump #1 must be set to low speed and jets pump #2 must be turned off to operate the heater.

For Export spas connected to a 20 amp service, jets pump #1 must be set to low speed and jets pump #2 must be turned off to operate the heater.

Setting the thermostat at maximum will not accelerate the heating process. This will only result in a higher ultimate temperature.

The heater operates until the water reaches the programmed “set temperature”, then turns off. The heater will reactivate after the water cools to approximately 1.5° below the set temperature.

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8. Place Cover On Spa

Keeping the insulating cover in place anytime the spa is not in use will reduce the time required for heating, thereby minimizing operating costs.

The time required for initial heat-upwill vary depending on the starting water temperature.

DANGER: Risk of PERSONAL injury.

!Check water temperature carefully before entering hot tub!

Excessive water temperature can cause burns, welts and body temperature to rise, hyperthermia (over-heating).

Decontamination Procedure (Steps 9-16)

Steps 9-16below are only required when sanitizer levels are unstable after performing steps1-6above. Disregard steps9-16below if sanitizer levels remain stable at3.0-4.0ppm chlorine or2.0-4.0ppm bromine after performing steps1-6.

9.Add 2.5 ounces of sodium dichlor for every 100 gallons of water. Refer to the table below for approximate water fill volume by model.

CAUTION: Risk of PERSONAL injury OR SPA DAMAGE!

!Never add chlorine tablets (trichlor) or acid to your hot tub for any reason! These chemical may damage components within your hot tub, burn or irritate your skin, create a rash, and void the manufacturer warranty for your spa.

Water Fill Volume by Model

 

Spa Model

Approximate Fill Volume

Sodium Dichlor

J-280

539 US Gallons (2,041 Liters)

14.0 oz

J-270

530 US Gallons (2,006 Liters)

13.0 oz

J-230

430 US Gallons (1,628 Liters)

11.0 oz

J-210

298 US Gallons (1,128 Liters)

8.0 oz

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10. Leave spa cover open during this step to allow

Massage Selector

 

excessive chemical vapors to exit spa,

 

 

protecting pillows and plastic knobs from

 

 

chemical attack. If spa is indoors, open doors

 

 

and windows for proper ventilation. Turn on all

Figure A

jet pumps for one hour, then place the massage

A

selector knob in the center “combo” position

B

 

and open all air controls (Figure A is for all

 

 

models except the J-210).For theJ-210models

 

C

(Figure B) turn the Diverter Jet in the “combo”

Figure B

 

 

position.

 

 

Note: You will need to press the jets pump button(s)

Set all air controls to

every 20 minutes since these functions have an

their full open

counterclockwise position

automatic 20 minute time-outfunction that turns

 

 

them off.

 

 

WARNING: risk of PERSONAL INJURY!

!• To decrease the risk of injury, drowning or entrapment, never leave your hot tub unattended for any reason while the cover is open and accessible, especially to small children and animals!

Precautions should be taken to minimize your exposure to chemical vapors (that could cause lung, brain, or skin damage).

11.Turn off power to the spa at the circuit breaker, then drain spa as outlined in section 12.2 “Draining And Refilling” (page 35).

12.Fill spa until water covers all jets but does not touch the bottom of the lowest headrest. DO NOT OVERFILL.

CAUTION: TO DECREASE BUILD UP ON COMPONENTS AND

MINIMIZE ACRYLIC DAMAGE.

Never fill with water from a water softener. If your water is extremely “hard”, it is preferable to fill half-waywith hard water and the rest of the way with softened water. You may fill entirely with hard water if you use a special water additive available from your Jacuzzi dealer.

13.Consult your authorized Jacuzzi dealer for chemical recommendations, then add chemicals to spa water to achieve a constant sanitizer reading within the levels recommended by the

Association of Pool And Spa Professionals/USA printed on the inside cover of this manual.

14.Turn on all jet pumps when adding chemicals to ensure proper mixing and leave your spa cover open until the sanitizer level falls below 4.0 ppm to protect pillows and plastic knobs from chemical attack.

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WARNING: RISK OF PERSONAL INJURY.

!• To decrease the risk of injury, entrapment or drowning, never leave your hot tub unattended for any reason, especially if while the cover is open and accessible to small children and animals!

To decrease the risk of contracting a waterborne illness

(e.g. an infection, bacteria or virus) and/or respiratory ailments, maintain water chemistry within 6 step parameters. If you or other bathers experience such a condition, discontinue use and seek immediate medical attention

15.Establish a sanitizer reading between 3.0-4.0ppm chlorine or2.0-4.0ppm bromine, then allow the spa to set undisturbed for 8 hours. Retest water after 8 hours to determine if sanitizer levels are stable. If sanitizer levels are stable, your spa is ready for use. To ensure healthy water conditions, always maintain a constant sanitizer reading within the levels recommended by the Association of Pool And Spa Professionals/USA printed on the inside cover of this manual. If sanitizer levels are not stable at this time, it will be necessary to repeat this procedure in its entirety (steps1-15)until stable sanitizer readings are achieved.

16.After adequate sanitizer levels are achieved, close all spa air controls by rotating them clockwise to maximize heat retention when spa is not in use.

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9.0 ControlFunctions

9.1 Control Panel

A.LED Display: Can display current water temperature (default display), water temperature set point, selected filtration/ heating mode, and error messages.

C

D

1

2 E

A

B

G

F

B.Heat Indicator: Lit when heater is on.

C.Jets 1 Button: Turns jets pump #1 on and off. Press once for low speed; press a second time for high speed; press a third time to turn pump off.

D.Jets 2 Button: Turnshigh-speedjets pump #2 on and off. Press once to turn pump #2 on; press a second time to turn pump #2 off.

E.Light Button Options:

With standard incandescent light: Turns underwater light on and off.

With optional LED lighting system: Turns underwater light and top rim accent lights on in one of three random modes or one of seven solid colors. Refer to section 10.4 (page 27) for details.

F.Warmer () Button: Increases water temperature set point.

G.Cooler () Button: Decreases water temperature set point.

Operation Details

Temperature Adjustment: 65 to 104°F (18 to 40°C). Factory default setting is 100°F (38°C).

Standard light system: Incandescent light runs for 1 hour, then automatically shut off for increased bulb life.

Optional LED light system: All LED lights run for 1 hour, then automatically shuts off.

Jets 1/Jets 2 Button Operation: Jets run for 20 minutes when activated, then turn off automatically to conserve energy. Simply press either jets button to continue operation for an additional 20 minutes.

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9.2General Spa Features and Controls

 

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5

8

 

3

11

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

2

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

10

 

3

 

 

7

9

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6a

 

 

 

 

11

2

 

 

 

6b

2

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

3

4

 

 

J-280model illustrated -

Jet locations and features will vary by model.

1.Control Panel

2.Headrest Pillows (4 ea.)

3.Air Controls (4 ea.)

4.Cup Holders (4 ea.)

5.Massage Selector (1 ea.)

6.Lighting System Options:

Standard Underwater light system includes incandescent light (6a)

Optional LED lighting system includes LED footwell light (6a) and multiple LED accents lights (6b).

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7.Suction Fittings and Filters (Filters protect massage selectors from debris entrapment/damage. Filters require periodic cleaning.)

8.Waterfall with flow rate control lever.

9.Heater Return/Gravity Drain

10.Filter lid with one underlying filter cartridge.

11.Optional audio system speakers

(4 ea.)

12.Optional audio system AM/FM/CD stereo deck.

Specifications Subject to Change Without Notice.

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10.0 Operating Instructions

The spa control system has automatic functions that operate upon start-upand normal operation to protect the system. Upon power up, the readout displays the following information:

 

 

Spas with

 

Spas without

 

 

 

1.

Control panel displays current software

Circulation

 

Circulation

Pump Option

 

Pump Option

 

release (3.56 or 5.56 depending on spa

 

 

 

 

model) then;

1.

 

 

2.

Control panel displays “888” and all

 

 

 

 

 

 

indicator LEDs are lit, permitting visual

2.

 

 

 

inspection of all display segments and

 

 

 

indicator lights for proper operation.

 

 

 

3.

After the initial start-upsequence

3.

 

 

 

ends, the actual water temperature is

 

 

 

 

displayed. If water temperature at this

 

 

 

time is less then the factory default temperature setting of 100°F (38°C) and the spa is set to either standard filtration/heating mode (Sections 11.1-11.2,page 28), the heater will turn on and run until the water temperature rises to the factory setting, then turn off.

Note: It is common for the heater to turn on after the spa is first filled because tap water is often very cold.

10.1Setting Water Temperature

The spa’s thermostat provides optimum control of

water temperature. The temperature set point (set temperature) can be adjusted from 65-104°F(18-40°C).To raise the set temperature, press the WARMER ()

button. To lower the set temperature, press the COOLER () button.Note: The first press of either WARMER () or COOLER () button displays the set temperature.

10.2Activate Jet Pumps

The control panel JETS 1 button activates jets pump 1.

1

The first press activates low speed, the second press

2

activates high speed, and the third press shuts jets pump

 

1 off. The JETS 2 button activates jets pump 2. The

first press activates high speed, the second press turns jets pump 2 off. When manually activated, either pump will automatically turn off after 20 minutes.

10.3Standard Light Operation

The light button activates the foot well light in the spa when pressed. Pressing the button turns the foot well light off. When manually activated, the foot well light will automatically turn off after one hour.

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10.4Optional Multi-ColoredLED Light System Operation

The multi-coloredLED spa light offers seven constant color variations and three unique random modes for enhanced spa enjoyment. Press the Light button once to activate the first light mode Random Fade, then continue pressing the

button to either turn the light off or to select one of seven

constant colors, random solid color mode or strobe mode as illustrated below.

RANDOM

 

NEAR

 

LIGHT

 

 

 

DARK

FADE

OFF

WHITE

OFF

BLUE

OFF

VIOLET

OFF

BLUE

 

 

 

Spa Light Sequence

 

 

 

OFF STROBE

RANDOM

RED

OFF

DARK

OFF

LIME

OFF

 

 

SOLID

 

 

GREEN

 

GREEN

 

Light Operation Tips:

You must press the light button within 3 seconds of any “off” condition or the light sequence will revert back to “Random Fade” mode, when reactivated.

Anytime the spa light is manually activated, it will remain on for 1 hour then automatically shut off.

10.5Adjusting Individual Jet Flow

The water flow through individual jets in your spa can be adjusted or turned off by rotating the outside jet ring. Many jets also offer an adjustable center nozzle that allows

you to change the water discharge angle. Simply tilt the center nozzle in these jets to the desired angle to customize your personal massage. Note: Always keep at least 6 adjustable jets open at all times to ensure proper filtration characteristics within spa.

10.6Selecting Desired Massage Action

C

All models incorporate a massage selector (Diverter

 

 

 

Jet for J-210,Figure A) valve that allows you to

B

 

A

customize the massage and performance by

 

 

 

A

diverting water between various jet systems within

B

 

 

the spa. Simply turn valve to positions A, B or C to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

divert water pressure to various jet groups.

 

 

C

Note: The valve is intended to operate in positions

 

 

 

Figure A

A (Combo), B, or C for optimum performance. It is

 

 

 

 

considered normal for sound levels within the valve to increase between these positions due to the large amounts of water flowing through it. For optimum filtration benefits, always leave this valve in position A when the spa is covered and select positions B or C for maximum jet performance during spa use.

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10.7Air Controls

Certain jet systems have their own air control. Each control introduces air into the water lines that supply that specific jet group. Simply turn the air control of choice counterclockwise to open or clockwise to close. To

minimize heat loss, all air controls should be closed when the spa is not in use.

11.0 Automatic Filtration Cycles

The control system activates a programmable “standard” or “economy” filtration cycle to remove debris from your spa. These cycles use the low speed jets pump 1 and filter cartridge to quickly clear “skim” the water of debris and minimize their “bathtub ring” affect while the spa is in use or during a programmed filter cycle. Models equipped with the optional 24-hourcirculation pump offer the added benefit of24-hourfiltration for pennies a day!

Apart from their filtration benefit, each filtration mode also effects the operation of the spa heater. Refer to sections 11.1 and 11.2 for details.

11.1Standard Filtration/Heating Modes For Models Without Circulation Pump Option (All Models)

Standard filtration/heating modes (F1-F3)are typically selected by customers in cold climates where heat up times are extended due to lower ambient temperatures. In either of these modes, the water

temperature is regulated by the set temperature, low-speedjets pump 1 and heater which turns on as needed. After the programmed set temperature is reached, the heater and low speed pump turn off, only to turn back on during a heat call or during the next programmed filtration/ heating cycle.

11.2Standard Filtration/Heating Modes For Models With Circulation Pump Option(J-230,J-270andJ-280Only)

Standard filtration/heating modes (F0-F3)are typically selected by customers in cold climates where heat up times are extended due to lower ambient temperatures. In either of these modes, the water temperature is regulated by the set temperature,24-hourcirculation

pump and heater which turns on as needed. After the programmed set temperature is reached, the heater turns off and the circulation pump continues to operate 24-hoursto filter and clean your spa.

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11.3Economy Filtration/Heating Modes (All Models)

Economy filtration/heating modes (F4-F6)are typically selected by customers in warm climates where heat up times are minimized due to higher ambient temperatures. In either of these modes, the water temperature is regulated by the set temperature,low-speedpump or

optional circulation pump, and heater only while a programmed filtration/ heating cycle is running.

Note: These modes can be used to conserve energy while on vacation or out of town for several weeks since heater operation is minimized.

During such times, you can also minimize the spa set temperature to maximize energy savings!

11.4Lock Modes - L1-L2(All Models)

These modes are designed for use during spa service or to prevent unauthorized use.

11.5Selecting The Filtration/Heating Mode

Press and hold both control panel WARMER () and COOLER () buttons at the same time, then release. Then press either WARMER () or COOLER () button to select either filtration/heating mode or lock mode as outlined below.

11.6Filtration Modes for Spas Without Circulation Pump Option (All Models)

If your spa is equipped with the circulation pump option, disregard this section and refer to page30 for filter cycle programming details.

Standard Filtration/Heating Modes (F1-F3)

(Heater automatically turns on during any heat call while in any Standard mode).

F1 4 hours of filtration/heating per day (one2-hourcycle every 12 hours).F2 6 hours of filtration/heating per day (one2-hourcycle every 8 hours).

F3 8 hours of filtration/heating per day (one2-hourcycle every 6 hours)

Economy Filtration/Heating Modes (F4-F6)

(Heater can only turn on during an active filter cycle while in any economy mode).

F4 4 hours of filtration/heating per day (one2-hourcycle every 12 hours).

F5 6 hours of filtration/heating per day (one2-hourcycle every 8 hours).

F6 8 hours of filtration/heating per day (one2-hourcycle every 6 hours)

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Lock Modes (L1-L2)

L1 Lock Out (disables all spa functions to permit filter cleaning)

L2 Lock Mode (disables the jets and light buttons to

prevent unauthorized use of spa). Filtration/heating cycle will continue to operate as programmed in

this mode. The temperature display flashes when this function is enabled. Example: the “F3” filtration/heating cycle was enabled prior to choosing lock mode. The spa continues to perform the

“F3” cycle until lock mode is canceled, allowing another cycle to be selected.

To set a time for the first filtration/heating cycle, simply turn power on to the spa two minutes prior to the desired time. Example: If you desire your first filtration/heating cycle to begin at 10:00 AM turn off power to the spa and turn it back on again at 9:58 AM.

Note: Start time is approximate and may vary slightly from day to day.

11.7Filtration Modes for Spas With Circulation Pump Option

(J-230,J 270 andJ-280Only)

If your spa is not equipped with the circulation pump option, disregard this section and refer to page29 for filter cycle programming details.

Standard Filtration/Heating Modes (F0-F3)

(Heater automatically turns on during any heat call while in any Standard mode).

F0 5 minutes of filtration per day (one 5 minute“Blow-Out”cycle every 24 hours to purge all plumbing lines)

F1 1 hour of filtration per day (one30-minutecycle every

twelve hours); this is the factory default setting.

F2 1.5 hours of filtration per day (one30-minutecycle

every eight hours).

F3 2 hours of filtration per day (one30-minutecycle every six hours).

Economy Filtration/Heating Modes (F4-F6)

(Heater can only turn on during an active filter cycle while in any economy mode).

F4 1 hour of filtration/heating per day (one30-minutecycle every twelve hours).

F5 1.5 hours of filtration/heating per day (one30-minute

cycle every eight hours).

F6 2 hours of filtration/heating per day (one30-minutecycle every six hours).

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Lock Modes (L1-L2)

L1 Lock Out (disables all spa functions to permit filter cleaning).

L2 Lock Mode (disables the jets and light buttons to prevent unauthorized use of spa). Filtration/heating cycle will continue to operate as programmed in

this mode. The temperature display flashes when this function is enable. Example: the “F3” filtration/heating cycle was enabled prior to choosing lock mode. The spa continues to perform the “F3” cycle until lock mode is canceled, allowing another cycle to be selected.

Filter Cycle Setup Example

To set a time for the first filtration/heating cycle, simply turn power on to the spa two minutes prior to the desired time. Example: If you desire your first filtration/heating cycle to begin at 10:00 AM turn off power to the spa and turn it back on again at 9:58 AM.

Note: Start time is approximate and may vary slightly from day to day.

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12.0 Spa Maintenance

Proper and regular maintenance of your spa will help it retain its beauty and performance. Your authorized Jacuzzi dealer can supply you with all the information, supplies, and accessory products you will need to accomplish this.

!DANGER: Risk of Severe Injury or Drowning by entrapment!

Keep hair, loose articles of clothing or hanging jewelry away from suction fittings, rotating jets or other moving components to avoid entrapment that could lead to drowning or severe injury.

Never use the spa unless all suction guards, filter, filter lid, or skimmer assembly are installed to prevent body and/or hair entrapment.

Never operate or use the spa if the filter, filter lid, or skimmer assembly are broken or any part of the skimmer assembly is missing. Please contact your dealer or nearest service center for service.

The suction fittings and suction covers in this spa are sized to match the specific water flow created by the pump(s). If it is necessary to replace the suction fittings, suction covers or pump(s), be sure that the flow rates are compatible and are in compliance with the VGB Safety Act page 2.

Never replace a suction fitting or suction cover with one rated less than the flow rate marked on the original suction fitting. Using improper suction fittings or suction covers can create a body or hair suction entrapment hazard that may lead to drowning or severe injury.

Owners must alert all spa users to the potential risk of Hair, Limb, Body, Evisceration (disembowelment), and Mechanical Entrapment, page 6.

12.1Cleaning The Filters

TO DECREASE DROWNING OR ENTRAPMENT, ALWAYS TURN

POWER TO SPA OFF BEFORE CLEANING THE FILTER CARTRIDGE!

J-210Models:

These model spas are equipped with a skimmer basket and filter cartridge located in the skimmer/filter well. Filtering is accomplished when jets pump #1 turns on in low speed initiating water flow through the skimmer basket and polyester mesh filter cartridge. As this happens,

suspended particles become trapped on the filter’s surface.

To Clean Filter:

1.Turn off power to the spa at the home’s breaker panel or select the L1 “Lock Out” mode (page 29) to disable all spa functions.

2.Remove the filter strainer lid assembly.

3.Remove the filter cartridge by rotating it counterclockwise to unthread it from the filter wall fitting, then lift it straight up to remove from filter well.

4.Using a garden hose with a high-pressurenozzle, rinse debris from the filter pleats beginning at the top and working your way downward. Continue, one section at a time, until you have rinsed all of the filter’s pleats.

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To ensure optimum performance, clean and reuse the skimmer bag and filter cartridge once a month or as necessary, depending on use.

J-210models include filters on their footwell suction covers (shown right) that prevent debris from entering the pump and the massage selector(s), when operating. These filters must remain in place to protect these components from debris entrapment/damage. They should be cleaned every 2 months, or when weak pump performance is observed.

J-230,J-270andJ-280Models:

These model spas are equipped with a skimmer bag and one high performance pleated filter cartridge located under the filter cover as illustrated below. Debris are filtered by the optional circulation pump (when equipped) drawing water through the skimmer bag and filter cartridge 24-hoursa day, or by jets pump 1 when running a programmed filter cycle or when manually activated by spa use. Combined, both filters provide unsurpassed water quality by trapping surface oils and suspended particles. The filter cartridge should be cleared once a month, or as needed for optimum performance.

J-230,J-270andJ-280Models:

Refer to steps A-Jbelow for complete filter cleaning/replacement instructions.

A DANGER: TURN POWER TO SPA OFF! TO DECREASE

RISK OF DEATH, DROWNING, OR ENTRAPMENT,

NEVER OPERATE SPA WHEN FILTER IS NOT PROPERLY

INSTALLED OR IF SKIMMER ASSEMBLY IS DAMAGED OR ALTERED!

(Inside Spa

View)

BLift upward on filter skimmer cover handles to remove it from mating retainer clips.

(Filter Cover Back View)

CRemove skimmer bag from clips, then clean out debris.

(Inside Spa View)

DRotate filter cartridge handle counterclockwise to

unthread filter cartridge from mating wall fitting.

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ELift unthreaded filter cartridge from skimmer well.

FRinse debris from filter cartridge pleats using a garden hose and high-pressurenozzle. Start at the top and work downward to the handle. Repeat until all pleats are clean

Trapped

Air

Bubbles

Cartridge

GSubmerge filter cartridge in spa. Tilt threaded end upward to remove trapped air bubbles, then keep cartridge submerged to prevent air entrapment during

installation (step H).

(Inside Spa View)

 

 

(Filter Cover Back View)

H Install filter cartridge

I Install clean skimmer

back onto wall

bag back onto the filter

fitting by rotating

cover clips as shown.

the cartridge handle

 

clockwise. DO NOT

 

OVERTIGHTEN!

 

(Inside Spa View)

JInstall filter cover by sliding it down into position over mating spa retainer clips. Turn spa power back on after skimmer cover is installed.

Periodically, the filter cartridge will need a more thorough cleaning to remove imbedded oils and minerals. For this, we suggest cleaning as illustrated in step “F”, followed by soaking the filter overnight in a plastic container filled with a solution of water and specially formulated filter cleanser available from your authorized Jacuzzi dealer. The average life expectancy of each filter is approximately two years with proper care and water quality maintenance. Replacement cartridges may be purchased

from your authorized Jacuzzi dealer.

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12.2Draining and Refilling

About every 3 months, you will want to replace the spa’s water. The frequency depends on a number of variables including the amount of use, attention paid to water quality maintenance, etc. You will know it is time for a change when you cannot control sudsing and/or you can no longer get the normal feel or sparkle to the water even though the key water balance measurements are all within the proper parameters.

CAUTION! READ THIS BEFORE DRAINING: To prevent damage to the spa’s components, turn off power to the spa at the circuit breaker before draining it.Do not turn the power back on until

your spa has been refilled.

CAUTION: There are certain precautions to keep in mind when draining your spa. If it is extremely cold, and the spa is outdoors, freezing could occur in the lines or the equipment, see “WINTERIZING” (page 36). On the other hand, if it is hot outdoors, do not leave the spa’s surface exposed to direct sunlight.

To drain your spa, perform the following steps:

Turn off power to spa at breaker.

1.Locate and remove the synthetic cabinet door screws and door. The door is located directly below the control panel.

2.Cut Zip Tie(s) and pull drain hose from equipment area (Figure-A).

3.Hold drain hose above water line, then unthread drain cap (1) from hose using a counterclockwise rotation. Place drain hose on ground, turn valve (2) counterclockwise to start drain, making sure to direct water away from spa (Figure B).

4.After spa is drained, turn valve clockwise to close and reinstall drain cap on drain hose fitting until finger tight! DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN!

Figure - A

Figure - B

5.Coil drain hose up and place back inside the spa equipment bay (Fig.A).

6.Reinstall synthetic cabinet door and screws, then refer to the “Spa Fill Up Procedure” (page 19).

12.3Pillow Care

Remove and clean each headrest by gently grasping both ends in each hand and pulling upward to release each pillow “snap.” To reinstall, simply “snap” each pillow back into place. Clean as needed with soapy water using a cloth or soft-bristlebrush. To maintain water resistance and luster, apply a quality vinyl conditioner once a month. Always remove the pillows when adding chemical shock treatment to the spa water. The headrests can be returned to the spa when the sanitizer reading drops below 4 ppm.

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12.4Cleaning The Spa Interior

To preserve the sheen of your spa’s surface, it is crucial that you avoid using abrasive cleaners or cleaners which have adverse chemical effect on the surface. If you are not certain as to the suitability of a particular cleanser, consult your authorized Jacuzzi dealer. Regardless of the cleanser used, use extreme care to assure that no soap residue is left on the surface. This could cause severe sudsing when the spa is refilled.

12.5Maintaining the Cover

Using the Jacuzzi insulating spa cover anytime the spa is not in use will significantly reduce your operating costs, heat-uptime and maintenance requirements. To prolong the life of the cover, handle it with care and clean it regularly using mild soap and water. Periodic treatments with a special conditioner developed for Jacuzzi spa covers will help protect against deterioration caused by UV rays from the sun.

Never allow anyone to stand or sit on the cover, and avoid dragging it across rough surfaces.

12.6Maintaining The Synthetic Cabinet

Your new spa’s synthetic cabinet requires little or no maintenance of any kind. To clean, simply wipe cabinet with a clean towel and mild soap solution.

CAUTION: Never spray cabinet with a garden hose for any reason since this action may induce an electrical short in the spa’s electrical equipment.

12.7Winterizing

Your Jacuzzi spa is designed to automatically protect itself against freezing when operating properly. During periods of severe freezing temperatures, you should check periodically to be certain that the electrical supply to the spa has not been interrupted. In extreme, bitter cold weather less than -20°F(-29°C),choose the F3 “Standard” filtration/ heating mode to prevent freezing (pages29-30).If you do not intend to use your spa, or if there is a prolonged power outage during periods of severe freezing temperatures, it is important that all water be removed from the spa and equipment to protect against damage from freezing.

For expert winterization of your spa, contact your authorized

Jacuzzi dealer. In emergency situations, damage can be minimized by taking the following steps:

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