Hot Tub Circuit Boards
Hot Tub Circuit Boards control the function and programming for spa or hot tub pumps, ozone, lights, blower and heater. Hot Tub Works offers circuit boards by ACC, Balboa, Jacuzzi, Gecko, Len Gordon, Sundance and Sweetwater, and other spa control manufacturers. See page bottom for information on troubleshooting and selecting hot tub circuit boards.
Hot Tub Controls Circuit Boards
Is It Time For A New Spa Circuit Board?
Eventually the soldered contacts or relays or transistors will fail. Often, you can spot a visual defect, cracking or melting, or smell a burnt electrical smell, but often it looks fine, but has lost control to one or more vital spa functions. Error codes on the topside panel may or may not alert you to a circuit board issue.
Rule Out Issues With Other Components First
Sometimes a topside control problem is the issue, or your real issue is a filter, heater, pump or blower motor problem. Circuit boards can be tested with a multi-meter, carefully. Use the topside control to turn on the load (pump, heater, ozone, blower, lights), and test that the board relay is switching power to the load. There are also fuses attached to your circuit board, which can be tested with a multi-meter for continuity.
Circuit Board, Spa Control Or Spa Pack?
If your spa controller is more than 5 years old, and your circuit board has failed from moisture, voltage irregularity, insect damage or some other calamity, you may consider replacing your entire spa control, which includes a new topside control and heater assembly. And if your spa control is nearly ten years old, you should consider replacing the entire spa pack (spa control, with pump and blower). Hot tub circuit boards cost a fair amount of money, b
Identifying Your Spa Circuit Board
Most modern spas made in the last 20 years use Balboa circuit boards, or Hydroquip circuit boards and Gecko Aeware circuit boards are also popular. But different spas use different spa packs, which use different boards. Many hot tub circuit boards look alike, and it's easy to order the wrong board. Since circuit boards that have been opened from their sealed packages are non-returnable, the safest way to identify is with either Serial Number and/or Chip Number. With the power off to the spa, you can safely open up your spa control box and look for a name on the board.
How To Test Spa Electrical Component Testing
If something goes haywire with your spa equipment, know what to look for and test items to trace where the problem most likely originates with our spa electrical component testing blog.
How To Troubleshoot Spa Circuit Boards
Circuit boards control your spa components (pumps, heater, blower, light, ozone) and apply the chip programming which controls safety circuits, user interface and operation modes for the spa. Hot tub circuit boards handle all of the spa program modes, monitors the operation of spa equipment, and most importantly, keeps the spa hot and ready to use. When these components go bad and fail, most likely other important pieces of equipment like a pump or topside control panel will stop working. This circuit board troubleshooting blog will help you learn how to find out where the problem originates.