Replacing Your Spa Pack
Time To Replace Your Spa Pack?
A spa pack contains most of the important working parts of your spa including the control (to monitor, coordinate and direct the functions of your spa), the main spa pump or pumps (to move all that water through your spa jets) the heater (to keep your water warm) and sometimes a blower (to generate the bubbles) and an ozonator (to help keep you water safe). Sometimes, when something stops working on your spa, you can replace just one part of the pack (like a heater or a pump). Other times, it makes sense to replace the entire pack. Here are some examples:
- Your spa gets a ton of use or it is more than 7 years old and you have to replace a major part (like a control or a pump). In this case, you can assume that other parts will be substantially worn and you might want to replace the whole deal while you're at it (your spa's shell and cabinet will last indefinitely so it's not unusual to replace the pack once or twice during a spa's life).
- Your spa has an old fashioned air (pneumatic) system with air button controls and you want to upgrade to a digital topside control. While we offer air-switched controls and equipment packs, they are offered only as a convenience to those who wish to keep their existing air button topside panel. The choice we recommend is a new electronic control pack because you gain the advantage of temperature display right where you can see it as well as many nice features that aren't available using air-switched controls.
- You're looking at replacing your heater assembly for the second or third time and maybe you have been popping the breaker here and there and have never really figured out why.
- Your system runs continuously with no filter cycles. This can cost a fortune in electricity bills (to run your pump and maintain your heat) not to mention the wear and tear on your main pump motor.
- You're tired of paying for for a service call every time something goes wrong with your current spa control.
- You just got a $450.00 repair estimate for a circuit board replacement, or worse yet a board repair. Don't bother!
Spa Pack Check List
Installing a new spa control pack from Hot Tub Works may be easier than you think. Here is our printable check list below for the information you'll need before ordering your new Spa Pack.
- Is the power to your spa pack currently 120 V or 240V?
- Is your pump motor 115 v or 230V? (click here to see where to find this). NOTE: many 240V spa systems use 115V motors. Please verify the voltage on each pump (if you have more than one).
- Is you main pump a one or two speed? (click here to see where to find this).
- Do you have 1.5" or 2" diameter pipe? (click here to see how to measure this)
- If you are ordering a spa equipment pack with a pump, we need to know if you prefer the inlet on the right with the outlet on the left or the opposite. PLEASE NOTE: If you are ordering a a pack with a new pump, it's VERY IMPORTANT to ID the in/out lines. The IN line is always the one that comes into the front center of the pump and the discharge line is the one that usually starts vertical and then has a 90 degree turn (alternately the discharge line may be parallel to the floor).
- If you are upgrading to a digital pack, do you have room to install the new controller on the bar top area? (you will need to remove the air buttons if equipped). Check under the bar top area for room to run the cord that connects to the new control box. Our standard topside control is 7-1/4" wide by 3-1/4" tall, so if you need a smaller one, please let us know, as we can offer you one that is 5-1/2" x 2-1/2".