Hot tub Spa operation (Canadian Spa: Toronto model)


VL404 UK/Europe (3 & 4 Button)

START UP

When your spa is first actuated, it will go into Priming mode, indicated by “Pr.”The Priming mode will last for less than 5 minutes (press “Temp” to skip Priming Mode) and then the spa will begin to heat and maintain the water temperature in the Standard mode.

TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT

Temp/Set (80°F – 104°F / 26°C – 40°C)

The start-up temperature is set at 100F°/37°C. The last measured temperature is constantly displayed on the LCD.

Note that the last measured spa temperature displayed is current only when the pump has been running for at least 2 minutes.

To display the set temperature, press the “Temp” pad once. To change the set temperature, press the pad a second time before the LCD stops flashing. Each press of the “Temp” pad will continue to either raise or lower the set temperature. If the opposite direction is desired, release the pad and let the display revert to the current water temperature. Press the pad to display the set temperature, and again to make the temperature change in the desired direction. After three seconds, the LCD will stop flashing and display the current spa temperature.

Note: If there is not a blower on the system, an alternate panel with separate “Up” and “Down” buttons in place of a “Set” or “Temp” button may be used. Simply press “Up” or “Down” where a “Temp” or “Set” button press is indicated. (Ignore the “direction reversal paragraph.”)

Jets 1

Touch the “Jets” button once to activate the low speed of the pump and again for the high speed. Press the “Jets” button again to turn off the pump. If left running, the low speed of the pump will automatically turn off after 4 hours, and the high speed will automatically turn off after 15 minutes. It may also activate for at least 2 minutes every 30 minutes to detect the spa temperature and then to heat to the set temperature if needed, depending upon mode. When the low speed turns on automatically in its Filtration cycle, it cannot be deactivated from the panel; however, the high speed may be started.

Note: Filtration Cycles will activate every 12 hours from the time spa was first powered up.

Note: Circulation pumps may also be installed into some makes of spas, which will run the heater and filtration cycles. The circulation pump cannot be controlled on the topside panel and will run for duration of heating or Filtration cycles.

JETS 2 / BLOWER (4 Button pad)

Touch the “Blower” button once to activate blower on and off. If left on, the blower will automatically turn off after 15 minutes.

Note: The blower will turn on for 30 seconds at the beginning of every filter cycle.

LIGHT

Press the “Light” button to turn the light on and off. If left on, the light automatically turns off after 4 hours.

To change the light effect sequence: Press the light button on then off, then immediately press the button again (within 5 seconds) to allow you to select another lighting effect (i.e flashing, intermittent, fading) repeat sequence until desired lighting effect is achieved.

MODE

Mode is changed by pressing the “Temp” button, then pressing the “Light”button.

  • Standard Mode (“St”) is programmed to maintain the desired temperature. Note that the last measured spa temperature displayed is current only when the pump has been running for at least 2 minutes. “St” will be displayed momentarily when you switch into Standard Mode.
  • Economy Mode(“Ec”) heats the spa to the set temperature only during filter cycles. “Ec” will alternate with temperature when heater current, “Ec”will display solid when heater is not current.
  • Sleep Mode: (“SL” )heats the spa to within 20°F/10°C of the set temperature only during filter cycles. “SL” will alternate with temperature when heater current, “SL” will display solid when heater is not current.

PRESET FILTER CYCLES

The first filter cycle begins 6 minutes after the spa is powered up. The second filter cycle begins 12 hours later. Filter duration is programmable for 2, 4, 6, 8 hours or for continuous filtration (indicated by “FC”). The default filter time is 2 hours.

To program, press “Temp” then “Jets.” Press “Temp” to adjust. Press “Jets” to exit programming.

The blower purges for 30 seconds at the beginning of each filter cycle. The low speed of the pump runs during filtration and the ozone generator (if installed) will be enabled.

Note: Setting filtration cycles for long periods on high cycles will overheat pump, it is advisable to set on “F 2″ or “F 4.” Only use “F 8″ or “F C” to help clear cloudy water for a short period.

FREEZE PROTECTION (IC / ICE)

If the temperature sensors detect a drop to below 44°F/6.7°C within the heater, the pump will automatically activate to provide freeze protection. “ICE” will alternate with temperature display until temp reached. The equipment stays on until 4 minutes after the sensors detect that the spa temperature has risen to 45°F/7.2°C or higher. In colder climates, an optional additional freeze sensor may be added to protect against freeze conditions that may not be sensed by the standard sensors. Auxiliary freeze sensor protection acts similarly except with the temperature thresholds determined by the switch and without a 4-minute delay in turn off. See your dealer for details.