Hot Spot Hot Tubs and Spas Owners Manual-2010

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Watkins Manufacturing Corporation congratulates you on your decision to enjoy the finest spa
available... Welcome to the growing family of Hot Spot Spa owners.



Owner's Manual
This Owner's Manual will acquaint you with your new spa's operation and general maintenance. We suggest that you take some time to carefully
review all nine sections. Please keep this manual available for reference.
If you have any questions about any aspect of your spa's set-up, operation or maintenance, contact your authorized Hot Spot Spa dealer. They are
trained professionals who are familiar with the product as well as new spa ownership concerns. Their expertise will facilitate the enjoyment of your
new Hot Spot Spa.
The Serial Number/Identification label is located within the equipment compartment of your Hot Spot Spa. The serial number should also be
documented on the delivery receipt from your dealer.
IMPORTANT: Watkins Manufacturing Corporation reserves the right to change specifications, colors, surface materials or design without
notification and without incurring any obligation.

    DATE PURCHASED: _____________________________________
    DATE INSTALLED:_______________________________________
    DEALER:_ _____________________________________________
    ADDRESS:_____________________________________________
    TELEPHONE:___________________________________________
    SPA MODEL/SERIAL NUMBER:____________________________
    COVER SERIAL NUMBER:________________________________
In most cities and counties, permits will be required for the installation of electrical circuits or the construction of exterior surfaces (decks and
gazebos). In addition, some communities have adopted residential barrier codes which may require fencing and/or self-closing gates on the
property to prevent unsupervised access to a pool (or spa) by children under 5 years of age. Your Hot Spot Spa is equipped with a locking
cover that meets the ASTM F1346-91 Standard for Safety Covers and as a result, is usually exempt from most barrier requirements. As a
general practice, your local Building Department will inform you of any applicable barrier requirements at the time a permit is obtained for the
installation of an electrical circuit. Your Hot Spot spa dealer can provide information on which permits may be required.
                    Table of Contents
SAFETY Information                                                                       Water Quality And Maintenance
  Important Safety Instructions............................................. 1             General Information......................................................... 22
  Important Spa Instructions................................................. 3            Methods for Testing the Spa Water................................. 22
Installation Instructions                                                                  Hot Spot Spa Water Maintenance Program................. 23
  Site Preparation................................................................. 3      Freshwater Ag+ Silver Ion System................................ 25
  Outdoor Installation and Patio Installation.
                                             ........................ 4                    EverFresh Water Care System..................................... 25
  Deck Installation................................................................. 4     Hot Spot Water Treatment Guide.................................... 26
  Indoor/Basement Installation............................................. 4              Ozone (Optional).............................................................. 28
  Spa Leveling Instructions.
                           .................................................. 4            Common Water Chemistry Questions............................ 29
  Spa Cover Installation........................................................ 5
                                                                                           Water Terminology........................................................... 30
Electrical installation
                                                                                         MAINTENANCE and spa carE
  Selecting the Voltage for your Spa.................................... 5
                                                                                           Filter Maintenance........................................................... 31
  115 Volt 30 Amp Conversion (Dash Model).................... 5
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                                                                                           Care of Spa Pillow........................................................... 32
  230 Volt Wiring Instructions (Sprint Model)..................... 6
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                                                                                           Care of the Exterior.......................................................... 32
  230 Volt Wiring Instructions (Tempo & Relay Models).
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                                                                                           Care of the Spa Cover..................................................... 32
spa specifications & illustration
                                                                                           Simulated Wood Spa Cabinet......................................... 33
  Tempo (Model TEM).......................................................... 8
                                                                                           Draining your Spa............................................................ 33
  Relay (Model REL).
                   ............................................................ 9
                                                                                           Non-Operation in ColdClimate....................................... 33
  Sprint (Model SPR).......................................................... 10
                                                                                           Winterizing your Spa........................................................ 33
  Dash (Model DAS)........................................................... 11
                                                                                         Service Information
Operating Instructions
                                                                                           General Information......................................................... 34
  Start-up and Refill Procedures........................................ 12
  Heating and Hydromassage Systems............................ 13                          GFCI and High Limit Thermostat.
                                                                                                                         .................................... 34

  Safety Equipment.
                  ............................................................ 14          Miscellaneous Service Information................................. 35

  Spa Control Panel (Tempo & Relay Models).................. 14                            Acts Invalidating Warranty............................................... 35

  Locking Features............................................................. 16         Disclaimers.......................................................................35

  Spa Control Panel (Sprint & Dash Models).................... 16                          Watkins Customer Service.............................................. 35

jet menus                                                                                  Troubleshooting (Tempo & Relay Models)...................... 36
  Tempo (Model TEM)........................................................ 18             Troubleshooting (Sprint & Dash Models)........................ 37
  Relay (Model REL).
                   .......................................................... 19           Priming the Pumps.
                                                                                                            .......................................................... 38
  Sprint (Model SPR).......................................................... 20
  Dash (Model DAS)........................................................... 21
SAFETY INFORMATION
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(Read and follow all instructions)
Avoiding The risk to children
  WARNING:
  RISK OF CHILD DROWNING.  Extreme caution must be exercised to prevent unauthorized access by children.  To avoid accidents,
   ensure that children cannot use a spa unless they are supervised at all times.
  To reduce the risk of injury, do not permit children to use this product unless they are closely supervised at all times.
  To reduce the risk of injury, lower water temperatures are recommended for young children. Children are especially sensitive to hot water.
DO:
  Make sure you always lock the child resistant locks after using the spa for your children's safety. Every Hot Spot is equipped with a
   locking cover that meets the ASTM F1346-91 Standard for Safety Covers.
  Test the water temperature with your hand before allowing your child to enter the spa to be sure that it's comfortable. Children are
   especially sensitive to hot water.
  Remind children that wet surfaces can be very slippery. Make sure that the children are careful when entering or exiting the spa.
DON'T:
  Allow children to climb onto the spa cover.
  Allow children to have unsupervised access to the spa.

Avoiding the risk of electrocution
Risk of electrocution
  Connect only to a grounded source.
  Do not bury the power cord. A buried power cord may result in death or serious personal injury due to electrocution if direct burial-type
   cable is not used, or if improper digging occurs.
  A ground terminal (pressure wire connector) is provided on the control box inside the unit to permit connection of a minimum No. 10 AWG
   (6mm) solid copper bonding conductor between this point and any metal equipment, metal water pipe, metal enclosures of electrical
   equipment, or conduit within five feet (1.5 m) of the unit as needed to comply with local requirements.

   WARNING:
  To reduce the risk of electrical shock, replace a damaged cord immediately. Failure to do so may result in death or serious personal injury
   due to electrocution.
  Your spa is provided with a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter for user and equipment protection. To ensure proper operation of this important
   safety device, test according to the following instructions per electrical configuration.
  Cord-Connected 115 volt 20 amp models: The GFCI is located at the end of the power cord. Before each use, with the unit operating,
   push the TEST button. The unit should stop operating and the GFCI power indicator will go out. Wait 30 seconds and then reset the GFCI
   by pushing the RESET button. The GFCI power indicator will turn on, restoring power to the spa. If the interrupter does not perform in this
   manner, there may be an electrical malfunction and with it, the possibility of an electric shock. Disconnect the power until the problem has
   been corrected.
  230 volt, permanently installed or converted models:
  A ground terminal is provided on the terminal block located inside the control box. To reduce the risk of electric shock, connect this terminal
   to the grounding terminal of your electrical service or supply panel with a continuous green, insulated copper wire. The wire must be
   equivalent in size to the circuit conductors supplying the equipment. In addition, a bonding terminal (pressure wire connector) is provided
   on the outside of the control box for bonding to local ground points. To reduce the risk of electric shock, this connector should be bonded
   with a No. 8 AWG (8.4 mm)solid copper wire to any metal ladders, water pipes, or other metal within 5 feet (1.5 m) of the spa to comply
   with local requirements. The means of disconnection must be readily accessible, but must be installed at least 5 feet (1.5 m) from the spa.
  Your spa is provided with a suitably rated circuit breaker to open all ungrounded supply conductors.
  Your spa uses ground fault circuit interrupters in the electrical subpanel. Before each use of the spa and with the unit operating, push the
   Test button on each breaker. The switch should click over to the "Trip" position. Wait 30 seconds and reset each GFCI breaker by switching
   it completely off and then completely on. The switch should then stay on. If either of the interrupters does not perform in this manner, it is
   an indication of an electrical malfunction and the possibility of an electric shock. Disconnect the power until the fault has been identified and
   corrected.

 Safety InformationPage 1
     DANGER: RISK OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK
    Install at least 5 feet (1.5 m) from all metal surfaces. A spa may be installed within 5 feet of a metal surface if each metal surface is
     permanently connected by a minimum No. 8AWG (8.4mm) solid copper conductor attached to the wire ground connector on the terminal
     box that is provided for this purpose if in accordance with National Electrical Code ANSI/NMFPA70-1993.
    Do not permit any electrical appliances, such as a light, telephone, radio, or television within 5 feet (1.5 m) of a spa. Failure to maintain a
     safe distance may result in death or serious personal injury due to electrocution if the appliance should fall into the spa.
DO:
    Be sure your spa is connected to the power supply correctly - use a licensed contractor.
    Disconnect the spa from the power supply before draining the spa or servicing the electrical components.
    Test the Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter(s) before each use.
Don't:
    Use the spa with the equipment compartment door removed.
    Place electrical appliances within 5 feet (1.5m) of the spa.
    Use an extension cord to connect the spa to its power source. The cord may not be properly grounded and the connection is a shock
     hazard. An extension cord may cause a voltage drop, which will cause overheating of the jet pump motor and motor damage.
    Attempt to open the electrical control box. There are no user serviceable parts inside.

Risks to avoid
  DANGER: RISK OF INJURY
    DO NOT sit in the filter compartment area. Sitting in this area can cause:      
     a) Restriction of Filter Pump suction/vacuum                b) Damage to components
    Both can result in bodily harm. Should damage occur to components in this area, replace immediately!
    To reduce the risk of injury to persons, DO NOT remove suction fittings (filter standpipes) located in the filter compartment.
    The suction fittings in the spa are sized to match the specific water flow created by the pump.  Should the need arise to replace the suction
     fittings, or the pump, be sure that the flow rates are compatible.
    There is a danger of slipping and falling. Remember that wet surfaces can be very slippery. Take care when entering or exiting the spa.
    People with infectious diseases should not use the spa.
    Keep any loose articles of clothing, long hair or hanging jewelry away from rotating jets or other moving components.
Increased side effects of medication
    The use of drugs, alcohol, or medication before or during spa use may lead to unconsciousness with the possibility of drowning.
    Persons using medications should consult a physician before using a spa; some medication may cause a user to become drowsy, while
     other medication may affect heart rate, blood pressure, and circulation.
    Persons taking medications that induce drowsiness, such as tranquilizers, antihistamines, or anticoagulants should not use the spa.
Health problems affected by spa use
    Pregnant women should consult a physician before using spa.
    Persons suffering from obesity or with a medical history of heart disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory system problems, or
     diabetes should consult a physician before using spa.
Unclean water
    Keep the water clean and sanitized with correct chemical care. The recommended levels for your Hot Spot Spa are:
            Free Available Chlorine (FAC): 3.0-5.0 ppm                               Total Alkalinity:    40-120 ppm
            Water pH:                             7.2-7.6                            Calcium Hardness: 50-150 ppm
    (Refer to Water Quality and Maintenance section for complete instructions.)
    Important: Turn on the jet pump for a least ten minutes after adding any spa water chemicals into the filter compartment.
    Clean the filter cartridge monthly to remove debris and mineral buildup which may affect the performance of the hydromassage jets, limit
     the flow, or trip the high limit thermostat which will turn off the entire spa.

Avoiding the risk of hyperthermia
Prolonged immersion in hot water can result in HYPERTHERMIA, a dangerous condition which occurs when the internal temperature of the body
reaches a level above normal (98.6F or 37C). The symptoms of hyperthermia include unawareness of impending hazard, failure to perceive heat,
failure to recognize the need to exit the spa, physical inability to exit the spa, fetal damage in pregnant women, and unconsciousness resulting in a
danger of drowning.

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