IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
When using this electrical
equipment, basic safety precautions should always be followed, including the
AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS
* A green colored terminal
or a terminal marked G, GR, Ground, Grounding, or the "G" symbol is located
inside the supply terminal box or compartment.
To reduce the risk of
electric shock, this terminal must be connected to the grounding means provided
in the electric supply service panel with a continuous copper wire equivalent in
size to the circuit conductors supplying this equipment.
* At Bus Bar
marked “BONDING LUGS” is provided on the external surface 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 No. 6 AWG.
field-installed metal components such as rails, ladders, drains or other similar
hardware within 3m of the spa or hot tub shall be bonded to the equipment
grounding bus with copper conductors not smaller than No. 6 AWG.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS!
POTENTIAL RISKS OF PERSONAL INJURY OR HEALTH HAZARDS MAY BE ASSOCIATED
WITH USE OF EQUIPMENT PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW ALL WARNINGS CAREFULLY !!
WARNING / ADVERTISSEMENT
Children should not use spas or hot tubs without
Ne pas laisser les enfants utiliser une cuve de
relaxation sans surveillance.
Do not use spas or hot tubs unless all suction
guards are installed to prevent body and hair entrapment.
Pour éviter que les cheveux ou une partie du
corps puissent être aspirés, ne pas utiliser une cuve de relaxation si les
grilles de prise d’aspiration ne sont pas toutes en place.
People using medications and/or having an
adverse medical history should consult a Physician before using a spa or hot
Les personnes qui prennent des médicaments ou
ont des problèmes de santé devraient consulter un médecin avant d’utiliser une
cuve de relaxation.
People with infectious diseases should not use a
spa or hot tub.
Les personnes atteintes de maladies
infectieuses ne devraient pas utiliser une cuve de relaxation.
To avoid injury exercise care when entering or
exiting the spa or hot tub.
Pour éviter des blessures, user de prudence en
entrant dans une cuve de relaxation et el sortant.
Do not use drugs or alcohol before or during the
use of a spa or hot tub to avoid unconsciousness and possible drowning.
Pour éniter l’évanouissement et la noyade
éventuelle, ne prendre ni drogue ni alcool avant d’utiliser une cuve de
relaxation ni quand on s’y trouve.
Pregnant or possibly pregnant women should
consult a physician before using a spa or hot tub.
Les femmes enceintes, que leur grossesse soit
confirmée ou non, devraient consulter un médicin avant d’utiliser une cuve de
Water temperature in excess of 38 degrees C may
be injurious to your health.
Il peut être dangereux pour la santé de se
plonger dans de l’eau à plus de 38 degrees C.
Before entering the spa or hot tub measure the
water temperature with an accurate thermometer.
Avant d’utiliser une cuve de relaxation mesurer
la températrue de l’eau à l’aide d’un thermométre précis.
Do not use a spa or hot tub immediately
following strenuous exercise.
Ne pas utiliser une cuve de relaxation
immédiatement après un exercise fatigant.
Prolonged immersion in a spa or hot tub may be
injurious to your health.
L’utilisation prolongé d’une cuve de relaxation
peut être dangereuse pour la santé.
Do not permit electric appliances (such as a
light, telephone, radio or television) within 1.5 M of this spa or hot tub.
Ne pas placer d’appareil
électrique (luminaire, téléphone, radio, téléviseur, etc.) à moins de 1.5 M de cette cuve de relaxation.
CAUTION: DO NOT OPERATE THE EQUIPMENT WHEN THERE IS
LITTLE OR NO WATER IN THE SPA OR HOT TUB.
PROLONGED IMMERSION IN HOT WATER MAY INDUCE HYPERTHERMIA
READ THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:
The causes, symptoms, and effects of hyperthermia may be described
as follows. Hyperthermia occurs when the internal temperature of the body
reaches a level several degrees above the normal body temperature of 37 degrees
The symptoms of
hyperthermia include drowsiness, lethargy, and an increase in the internal
temperature of the body.
The effects of hyperthermia include:
||unawareness of impending
||failure to perceive
||failure to recognize the
need to exit spa;
||physical inability to exit
||fetal damage in pregnant
||unconsciousness and danger
WARNING: THE USE OF ALCOHOL OR DRUGS CAN GREATLY
INCREASE THE RISK OF FATAL HYPERTHERMIA IN HOT TUBS AND SPAS
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The CTI Spa Pack that you have purchased is
one of the very best available and incorporates features designed to assure
long, reliable use if properly installed, operated and maintained.
This model is certified for your safety and
The Spa Pack must be
installed exactly in accordance to the instructions specified in this manual.
Check for shipping damage
before unpacking. CTI is not responsible for damage to the unit sustained during
shipping. If damage is evident before unpacking, contact the freight carrier
regarding shipping damage claims.
The heater assembly
described in this manual consists of one electric heating element mounted within
a stainless steel manifold or vessel whose ends are fitted with unions for
connection to the water input and output plumbing system.
In addition, there is a water pressure-switch
threaded into the body.
It is strongly suggested that you read
the entire manual first before any installation has begun so that you are
entirely familiar with the requirements that are absolutely necessary to
accomplish a safe and reliable installation.
GENERAL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
This spa pak manual shows all of the
options available, your particular model may not have all options shown.
DANGER - RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK
not permit any electric appliance such as a light, telephone, radio or
television, within five feet (1.5 meters) of the spa, hot tub or
any electrical appliances from inside the water or while wet.
supply to this product must include a suitably rated switch or circuit breaker
to open all un-grounded supply conductors to comply with Local Electric Codes.
The disconnecting means must be readily accessible to the tub or pool
occupant but installed at least five feet (1.5 meters) from the water.
connections should be made USING COPPER
It is necessary
to use ONLY A DEDICATED CIRCUIT to supply power.
A dedicated circuit is one
where no other electrical appliances are connected to the same circuit. If a
dedicated service is not available, or there is a question if the circuit serves
other electrical appliances, it is the responsibility and obligation of the
owner/user to have one installed by a qualified electrician.
earth grounding wire must be attached to the heater housing and to any other
piece of equipment in the system, such as the pump.
The grounding connector should be at least
the same size or larger than the wire size supplying the
READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS !!
START UP PRE-CAUTIONS
Before performing the operations of this section, make sure
you TURN OFF ALL ELECTRICAL POWER TO THE UNIT and that you have read and
understood the instructions and the uses for the heater as previously described
in the manual.
||Make sure the
spa is first filled with water. DO NOT OPERATE THIS SYSTEM WITH LITTLE OR NO WATER IN THE SPA.
||Plug in each
piece of peripheral equipment, (pump, blower, light, etc.) into the appropriate
All plug/receptacles are
uniquely polarized, therefore you can not insert a plug into the “wrong”
start up an operation section of this manual.
||Turn on the
power to the unit and test the ground fault circuit interrupter ( GFCI ).
||If a particular
function does not seem to be working properly, first go back and re-read the
DESCRIPTION AND USE OF CONTROLS section as well as START UP AND OPERATION
section. If further problems persist, refer to the troubleshooting section of
CORRECT-TECH Spa Pak that you have
purchased may not have all of the options shown within this manual.
Maintain adequate access
clearance for the servicing of this unit and related equipment. PVC or CPVC
schedule 40 pipe should be used. Water may flow in either direction through the
heater. Any obstruction of flow will
cause the heater to shut off ! Refer to the troubleshooting section if this
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MAINTENANCE AND CARE OF SPA/HOT TUB
maintenance and care of a spa is simple and easy to carry out and if performed regularly as scheduled,
problems will be minimal. It is important that the following procedures be read thoroughly
and carried out on a regular basis for best long-term overall performance of
your spa / hot tub.
filtering cycle of your spa should be operated AT LEAST four hours or more a
day whether or not the water is heated, to remove impurities from, and to
prevent deposition of contaminants in your spa.
The filtering system works automatically during the heating cycle of the
spa water and during the time the filtration timer is on (low speed pump on) or
when the high-speed pump is on.
the spa covered when not in use to reduce the loss of heat and to keep out
leaves, dirt and other foreign materials from settling in the water.
Maintaining the spa’s
proper water chemical balance is essential to the
comfort and safety of the user. Water mineral content varies constantly and is directly
affected by evaporation and the use of cleansing and maintenance chemicals which
will increase mineral content when added. If the mineral content deviates from
prescribed pH level (7.2 to 7.8), the condition and operation of your spa and
equipment may be adversely affected by deposits on spa walls, filter,
electric heating element (or gas heating internal manifold) and piping.
Since the water
capacity of your spa IS FAR LESS THAN THAT OF A SWIMMING POOL, THE CHEMICAL
REACTION CAUSED BY THE PRESENCE OF ONE OR MORE PERSONS IN THE SPA IS MORE RAPID
AND PRONOUNCED -- IN OTHER WORDS, IT IS MUCH MORE DIFFICULT TO MAINTAIN THE
PROPER PH BALANCE IN A SPA THAN A SWIMMING POOL.
For these reasons, it is important to check
FREQUENTLY the chlorine level, the pH level and total alkalinity of the water
then add the prescribed chemicals as necessary to maintain the proper chemical
FAILURE TO MAINTAIN A PROPER
BALANCE OF CHEMICALS IN YOUR SPA WILL RESULT IN AN EARLY, PREMATURE FAILURE OF
YOUR SPA PARTS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PIPING AND CERTAIN ELECTRICAL
COMPONENTS IN THE HEATER MODULE BOX.
ESSENTIAL CHEMICALS AND THEIR
The following information on
chemical use for spa maintenance is provided strictly as a guide for the spa
owner and may or may not be appropriate to maintain your spa correctly and may,
under certain conditions, be harmful to your spa and/or persons using the
spa. Always check with your spa dealer to determine which chemicals and/or
procedures he recommends to maintain your spa correctly.
CTI does hereby
claim no responsibility or liability for the use of and quantities of the
chemicals listed below:
GRANULES. The minimum chlorine level in the spa should be at least 2.0 PPM
(parts per million). Chlorine level should be tested frequently and the chemical
added to maintain a safe level in excess of 2.0 PPM. This type of chemical can
be added in quantity of 1/2 ounce per 500 gallons of spa water. Check the
chlorine level at least seven hours or more after adding to determine the full
effect of the added chemical. Liquid chlorine is not recommended.
ORGANIC POLYMERS are used in
various forms. These chemicals clear up cloudy or dirty water appearance and
prevent calcium deposits on the inside spa finish, plumbing and heating
equipment. Use as recommended by the manufacturer.
“METAL GON” or equivalent is
a chemical that will prevent iron in the spa water from staining the spa finish.
This chemical is added to the spa water when the spa is filled for the first
time or when re-filled. Use as directed.
EMULSION quickly and effectively disperses foam and is completely compatible
with the other chemicals listed. Use as required. If foaming persists, it may
indicate water should be changed.
SEALER AND OTHER POLISHES
are usually silicone compounds that provide effective protection and a glossy
finish to the inside surfaces of the spa. It should be applied after the
surfaces have been cleaned with a mild, non-abrasive cleaner. Rinse well with
clean water then apply polish using a soft cloth following directions. This
procedure should be done every time the spa water is changed.
Spa water should be changed
periodically depending upon the frequency of usage and other conditions that may
effect water usability. Typically 60 to 90 days is a satisfactory interval under
normal spa usage conditions. If a spa gets heavy use with a large number of
people, this interval between water changing times should, of course, be less.
This is the logical time to apply sealer and polish compound to protect and
beautify the spa surface. At this time the filter should be soaked in a mild
detergent or filter cleaner specifically made for this purpose to remove
accumulation of oils and other contaminants which will ensure good, sanitary
water and extend equipment life.
The spa filter
should be cleaned every 1 to 2 weeks depending upon frequency of use. Rinse the
filter with clear water and re-install cartridge in the filter housing.
chemicals to your spa water add to the center of the spa with the pump on high
speed. Never add chemicals directly into the skimmer and make sure the water is
heated. Never add chemicals to cold water as this will effect chemical
chemicals in a cool, dry place and in such a manner to prevent contact by
children and pets.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS AT ALL TIMES
DANGER - RISK
OF ELECTRICAL SHOCK. Install at least five feet from all metal surfaces. A spa may be installed within
five feet of a metal surface if, in accordance with the Local Electrical Codes,
each metal surface is permanently connected by a No. 8 AWG (8.4) solid copper
connector attached to the wire connector on the control box that is provided for
GROUND FAULT CIRCUIT INTERRUPTER INFORMATION AND TESTING
WHAT THE GFCI DOES FOR YOU:
The GFCI helps protect
you against hazardous electrical shock that may be caused if your body becomes a
path through which electricity travels to reach ground. This could happen when
you touch an appliance that is “live” through a faulty mechanism, damp or worn
insulation on the power cord, etc. You don’t even have to be on the ground
yourself. You could be touching plumbing or other material that leads to the
ground. When using a GFCI devise you may still feel a shock , but the GFCI is
designed to cut off power quickly enough so that a normal, healthy adult will
not experience serious electrical injury.
WARNING: GFCI’s will NOT protect against :
shocks (of the type received when touching metal inserted into the slots of a
overloads or line-to-neutral short circuit. THE FUSE OR CIRCUIT BREAKER AT THE
DISTRIBUTION BOX OR PANEL MUST PROVIDE SUCH OVER- CURRENT PROTECTION!
CAUTION: If the
GFCI trips on it’s own accord, this indicates a possible
ground fault condition, which is potentially hazardous. Carry out the test
procedure outlined below to ensure that your GFCI is operating properly. If the
GFCI does not reset, this indicates a ground fault still exists, and must be
corrected. Have a qualified electrician investigate the ground fault condition
and correct the defect at once. TEST THE GFCI UNIT BEFORE EACH USE! - AT LEAST
ONCE PER MONTH. DO NOT BYPASS THE GFCI TO USE POTENTIALLY FAULTY EQUIPMENT.
YOUR GFCI SHOULD BE CHECKED BEFORE EACH
||Turn your equipment ON to the
lowest setting . PUSH THE TEST BUTTON. This should result in the motor or lamp
going OFF. (NOTE: Be sure you are turning off all applicable motors. Some equipment, such as Spas, have blower
motors, jet motors, and heater motors.) CAUTION: If the motor keeps running or lamp remains
lit, DO NOT USE YOUR EQUIPMENT. UNPLUG EQUIPMENT OR TURN OFF POWER AT CIRCUIT
BREAKER OR FUSE. CONSULT A CERTIFIED ELECTRICIAN.
||If the GFCI
tests okay, restore power by pushing the RESET button and releasing it. The
motors or lamps should go ON again. If the GFCI fails to reset properly, DO NOT
USE YOUR EQUIPMENT. UNPLUG EQUIPMENT OR TURN OFF POWER AT CIRCUIT BREAKER OR
FUSE. CONSULT A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN.