Backyard Blast by TheCoverGuy.com Making the most of your Backyard Heaven! 2016-11-18T15:04:34Z https://www.thecoverguy.com/backyard-blast/feed/atom/ WordPress https://www.thecoverguy.com/backyard-blast/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/cropped-CoverGuy-profile-1-150x150.jpg The Cover Guy http://thecoverguy.com <![CDATA[Hot Tub Cover Lifter Buying Guide]]> https://www.thecoverguy.com/backyard-blast/?p=3949 2016-08-26T15:35:04Z 2016-08-26T15:35:04Z In this Post we have put together a hot tub cover lifter buying guide for choosing the perfect hot tub cover lifter for your hot tub space. There are three things to consider when your making your purchase of a hot tub cover lifter.

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Hot Tub Cover Lifter Buying Guide!

The Backyard Blast hot tub cover lifter buying guide. Hot Tub Cover Lifters are so important for the life of your hot tub cover. You will find that your cover will last longer because it is not pulled and dragged around your hot tub space. The Best thing is you will enjoy your hot tub more with a lifter. Removing and replacing your cover will be easier and you will also use your tub more because of the lifter.

In this Post we have put together a hot tub cover lifter buying guide for choosing the perfect hot tub cover lifter for your hot tub space. There are three things to consider when your making your purchase of a hot tub cover lifter. The type of lifter you would like, the space you have around your hot tub, and your budget. All of these elements will play a role in the choice of hot tub cover lifter for your hot tub area. 

What Space do I Need for a Hot Tub Cover Lifter?

spa cover lifterThe first thing you need to look at when purchasing a hot tub cover lifter is the space you have around your hot tub. Looking from the front entry it is vital to know the dimensions on each side of your hot tub to the closest barrier whether it is a wall, fence or tree etc.

Next you will need to know the amount of space behind your hot tub from the tub to any barrier that could be present such as a wall or fence. The reason you need to know the spacing is that each cover lifter is a different size and requires that clearance to be able to work on your hot tub or spa.

The Cover Guy has a great hot tub cover lifter guide that lists exactly the dimensions needed on the side and back of the hot tub for each lifter in the market you can see the hot tub lifter guide by clicking here.

How is a Cover Lifter Attached to my Hot Tub?

stored_position_table_top stored_position_up hot tub cover lifter positionsHot tub cover lifts can be mounted on your hot tub in a number of ways. The lifts mounted on the side or back of your hot tub at the bottom are bottom mount lifters. Lifts can be mounted to the top on the sides of your hot tub known as a side mount. Some lifts are adjustable so they can be placed anywhere on your hot tub. Some lifters are placed behind your hot tub and need no space on the sides of your tub to work. And finally, there are even lifters that don’t even have to be attached to your hot tub they are under mount, or deck mount lifters. The Cover Guy hot tub cover lifter buying guide also shows what type of mount each lifter is.

What Types of Hot Tub Lifters are there?

There are 3 main types of hot tub cover lifts to choose from; Manual Pivot Hot Tub Cover Lifters, Hydraulic Hot Cover Lifters, and Shelf Hot Tub Cover Lifters. The difference between each type of lifter is clearance needed, ease of use, and cost.

hot tub cover lifterThe Manual pivot lifters come in many shapes so they can be bottom mount, side mount, or back mounted. The common thing with a manual pivot lifter is it is manual so you are still doing some heavy lifting. With a good manual pivot one person can remove the cover.

hydraulic hot tub cover lifterThe Hydraulic hot tub cover lifters are the best lifters available highlighted by the fact that they do all the work in removing a hot tub cover. The hydraulic arm of the lifter takes away your need for doing the heavy lifting. There are all types of different hydraulic lifters so you should be able to find one that suits your hot tub area and space. The Cover Guy Hydraulic hot tub cover Lifter is adjustable and can fit just about every application.

roller lifter2Lastly, the Shelf hot tub cover removal system. The Shelf is not a lifter, it’s a shelf that your cover is pushed on to while in your tub. This is a very popular easy to use storage system for your cover. The only drawback is that you need a lot of space behind your hot tub for it to work.

Hot Tub Cover Lifters

There is nothing better then relaxing in the hot tub after a long day. The soothing waters and the tranquil setting you have created for yourself takes all your cares away. The only issue you have is that this serenity comes with having to move that heavy awkward cover off first!

Hot Tub Cover Lifters are a vital addition making the spa the heavenly place it is intended to be. Hot tub cover lifters also protect your hot tub cover and your back muscles. We hope this hot tub cover lifter buying guide is helpful in your pursuit of a lifter for your tub. Keep on enjoying your hot tub with a lifter addition.

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The Cover Guy http://thecoverguy.com <![CDATA[The Cover Guy Third Annual Scholarship Winners]]> https://www.thecoverguy.com/backyard-blast/?p=3895 2016-07-14T11:53:51Z 2016-07-14T11:53:51Z The Cover Guy is very pleased to announce the recipients of The Cover Guy Third Annual Scholarship to Esther Watt and Sydney Morgan.

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The Cover Guy is very pleased to announce the recipients of The Cover Guy Third Annual Scholarship to Esther Watt and Sydney Morgan. This past year we had so many entries that were incredibly deserving. As in the past year we decided to award two scholarships for the 2016/2017 school year, with both recipients receiving a $500 award to go towards their academic studies.

Alana Babers, Alison Conrad, and Emily Rodford our alumni of The Cover Guy Scholarship have set the bar very high in our first years of the scholarship, and were involved and instrumental in choosing this years recipients. The Cover Guy staff along with alumni chose two very deserving students. Esther Watt & Sydney Morgan who shared the same high pursuit in both their academic and community involvement and we thought it only fitting that both would receive The Cover Guy Academic Scholarship for the 2016/2017 school year.

Esther Watt The Cover Guy Scholarship winnerWe are proud to be just a small part of Esther and Sydney’s education journey and wish them great success in their 2016/2017 studies and beyond.

The Cover Guy 2017/2018 4th Annual Scholarship is now officially open and we ask that all of our customers and friends inform your families, and your friends about the opportunity that The Cover Guy is presenting to the College or University students or future students of our communities. You can find out more information on how to apply for the scholarship on our web page by clicking here.

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The Cover Guy http://thecoverguy.com <![CDATA[Hot Tub Pump Motor Capacitor Repair]]> https://www.thecoverguy.com/backyard-blast/?p=3889 2016-07-12T12:56:46Z 2016-07-12T12:56:46Z There is nothing worse then going out to your hot tub to have a soothing soak in the warm waters only to find out that your hot tub or spa shutdown at some point and...

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There is nothing worse then going out to your hot tub to have a soothing soak in the warm waters only to find out that your hot tub or spa shutdown at some point and is no longer working. This can happen for a number of reasons and is sometimes a quick fix like a breaker or a dirty filter. And sometimes it can be something more severe like an issue with your pump motor. And one item to consider is the hot tub pump motor capacitor.

Hot Tub Pump Motor Capacitor

hot tub motor repairOne of the first signs you have a pump issue is the sound it makes when you turn the hot tub on. If you hear a humming noise coming from your pump motor it means it is not turning and your hot tub issue is at the pump. After checking for debris or a ceased impeller, most people and service technicians at this point just change out the pump for a new one but before you do you should also check the hot tub pump motor capacitor. Often the culprit to your hot tub motor not running is simply the capacitor, which is a very quick replacement and repair. A new hot tub pump motor capacitor can be replaced for a fraction of the price of a new hot tub pump and motor. Some hot tub or spa motors have two capacitors. There is a run capacitor and a start capacitor. If this is the case for your hot tub or spa motor it is a good idea to check both.

 

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The Cover Guy http://thecoverguy.com <![CDATA[Hot Tub Problems (The Top 10)]]> https://www.thecoverguy.com/backyard-blast/?p=3836 2016-07-13T10:41:56Z 2016-06-15T15:44:50Z Looking to make the best summer for your spa? Here are ten common hot tub problems you will want to check for before performing routine maintenance this season.

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Hot Tub Problems Solved! (Top 10)

hot tub problemsLooking to make the best summer for your spa? Here are ten common hot tub problems you will want to check for before performing routine maintenance this season. Proactive solutions can protect your spa from long term damage and save money on maintenance. From clogged filters to water balance problems, we cover the most frequent issues that prevent your hot tub from running smoothly and efficiently. Follow our guide and get the most out of your spa this summer!

Solution Index:
1. Water Chemistry Maintenance
2. Error Codes and Information
3. Tripped GFCI/RCD Breakers
4. Clogged Filter
5. Heater Failure
6. Leaky Seals
7. Malfunctioning Pump
8. Line Leaks, Weak Jets
9. Poor Water Circulation
10. Circuit Board Malfunction

Water Chemistry Maintenance

hot tub water testingWhen you talk about hot tub problems, water chemistry maintenance tops the list as the most frequent issue. This is the most common hot tub problem and arguably the easiest to fix!
When you open your hot tub cover the first check you want to make is the water cleanliness, checking for algae, mold, and bacteria. Maintaining a healthy water supply will prevent further damage to the hot tub cover and filters. If you have a dirty tub, don’t fret! In most cases it can be made clean again by applying sanitizer or draining the tub completely. It’s a great idea to test your hot tub water often, we find the 4 in 1 test strips to work the best. There is a 4 in 1 Bromine Test Strip and a 4 in 1 Chlorine Test Strip depending on the sanitizer of your choice.

If you think your water is compromised, make sure to follow our hot tub water maintenance checklist here.

Hot Tub Error Code Issues

Error codes can indicate hot tub problems but these codes can be confusing and seem like a lot of work. If your hot tub is speaking in another language, check out our comprehensive guide to cover all the error codes for the top brands. Just select the manufacturer link from the list below and search for your error code!

Error Codes & Information:

Clogged Filter

stuck hot tub filterProactive maintenance will prevent clogged filter issues such as grime, dirt and blockages. The key to a healthy spa after water maintenance is a clean filter. Body oils and residue can cause blockage and require a de-greasing agent. When this blockage occurs you will most likely receive a error code on your topside control like FLO. This means water cannot effectively flow through a dirty filter and often your hot tub will shut down. Also as a filter becomes dirty contaminants will not be removed, leading to other problems (such as water chemistry issues) that will damage the pump and hot tub cover. Setting a schedule to keep your filter clean is the best way to avoid issues. Replacement filters may be necessary to restore the health of your spa. For a comprehensive guide to knowing when to replace or when to clean a filter, check out our hot tub filter maintenance guide.

Tripped GFCI/RCD Breakers

The ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) or residual current device (RCD) protects your spa from the event of any electrical fault that could cause electrocution. The device shuts off when it detects electrical current flowing along an unsafe path. Often these devices are set to be incredibly sensitive to even the lowest of electrical currents for safety reasons. Unfortunately this can also result in the breaker tripping for even the smallest of issues, such as water in the ozonator

Heater Failure

If your spa is having issues getting warm, it could be a heater failure! Most failures are due to heating element corrosion. This can be caused by low ph in the water supply. Low PH (below 7.0) for an extended amount of time will cause damage to the heating element and trip the GFCI breaker. Most issues can be avoided with proper water chemistry maintenance. Troubleshooting for heater failure includes checking the filter and thermostat for damage.

Leaky Seals

If you are having water chemistry issues checking for leaky seals can save time and money. Replacing old o-rings, pump seals and ensuring that the filter is clean is the best way to avoid leaky sealing. Unchecked, you may find that water leakage and buildup is occurring around the spa equipment that can cause an electrical short. For more details and information on fixing a leaky hot tub, check out our leaky hot tub troubleshooting guide.

Malfunctioning Pump

Humming or hammering noises coming out of the hot tub are a good indicator of a malfunctioning pump. Worn out bearings, broken seals, or leaky water are all signs of caution. This is not the type of hot tub problems that you want. It is a good idea to try and stay ahead of these issues with monthly or yearly maintenance to these areas. For more information on troubleshooting your pump without breaking the bank, our pump replacement guide has you covered.

Hot Tub Line Leaks and Weak Jets

As mentioned previously, hot tubs are very sensitive to poor water chemistry. If the PH balance is not corrected it is likely that silicone corrosion will occur, causing weak jets and line leaks. The best way to avoid this is to winterize your spa correctly, cleaning each jet line and fully draining the hot tub before closing it for the season.

Poor Water Circulation

Poor water circulation can be caused by not running the pumps long enough. For optimum flow, you should run your pumps for one hour for every 10 degrees of temperature. Water chemistry problems (PH imbalance) causes corrosion on the pump seals and negatively affects circulation. The better that the water is circulating the cleaner the spa, so make sure to check filters and wipe the spa walls for grime to prevent biofilms from growing and clogging the lines.

Circuit Board Malfunction

A burnt-out circuit board can be a costly repair, and is the ultimate consequence of poor hot tub maintenance. Routine maintenance is the best way to avoid expensive issues such as circuit board malfunction. Loose heater terminal connection screws can vibrate over time and loosen the connection with the heater, resulting in damage to the circuit board. The board builds up heat and is overloaded, causing in irreparable damage and an expensive replacement. Components failure is marked by burn marks, cracks or melting. Most systems will generate an error code if the circuit board is having issues.

Future-Proof Your Spa

If there is one common denominator for all of these long term hot tub problems, it is that proper water maintenance is key if you want to save on costly repairs. The fact is, most if not all of these common problems can be avoided! If your hot tub is accessible to outdoor critters or rodents, make sure you check for frogs, bees, or mice who may want to take a plunge into your spa. Frogs are attracted to the heat of your spa and can get in if the spa is improperly covered. Sensitive wiring can be chewed out by mice if they decide to move in, start a family and call your hot tub their home. By maintaining a healthy PH balance and performing routine maintenance on your spa you can save money and time on repairs.

Routine Check-Ups!

Routine check-ups for breaches in the hot tub shells or nearby nests will ensure no long-term damage is done by the intruders. The best way to keep pests out is to maintain healthy water chemistry and keep your cover sealed tight!

For premium spa products and water cleaning supplies to avoid corrosion, circulation issues and bacteria growth check out our selection of hot tub chemicals. Keep your hot tub clean and happy!

Have an issue that isn’t on our list? Tell us about it in the comments section! Or share the article and start a discussion on social media!

 

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Holly Chavez https://www.thecoverguy.com <![CDATA[QCA Spas Error Codes and Information]]> https://www.thecoverguy.com/backyard-blast/?p=3592 2016-06-23T16:15:35Z 2016-02-03T20:21:09Z There are multiple customization options available for each QCA Spas product, including a sound system, LED lighting and a waterfall. The Soft Touch Control System makes it easy to change settings during the hot tub experience.

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QCA Spas Information

QCA Spas became operational in 1966. They put each of their spas through a 50 point inspection before releasing them to consumers, including a water test. Each hot tub from QCA is also UL rated. The company manufactures hot tubs that are designed to fit anywhere from two to eight people, and they offer optional salt and ozone systems for enhanced cleanliness.

There are multiple customization options available for each QCA Spas product, including a sound system, LED lighting and a waterfall. The Soft Touch Control System makes it easy to change settings during the hot tub experience. Hydrotherapy and relaxation are the main focal points for each hot tub design.

QCA has had many designs throughout the years, we have listed a few below from the different series that QCA has offered to its customers. The Cover Guy makes a replacement hot tub cover / spa cover for all QCA Spas models. We have all of the QCA Series and Models on file so if you need a replacement hot tub cover for a QCA Spa or hot tub you can just enter the Brand and Model and will not need to measure.

QCA Spa Series:

· Dream Series

· Jewel Series

· Performance Series

· Star Series

· Majestic Series

· Paradise Series

QCA Spas Hot Tub Models:

This is only a sample of the hot tubs available by QCA Spas, The Cover Guy produces replacement hot tub covers for all QCA Models.

QCA Spas Dream Weaver hot tub is a great family tub with one lounge and five seats. QCA Spa Dreamweaver hot tub
QCA Spas Aruba hot tub is a family friendly hot tub with many seat levels including deep sitting corners. For replacement spa covers you can order The Cover Guy deluxe hot tub cover. QCA Aruba Spa
QCA Spas Paradise Ultra hot tub is a hydrotherapy dream with a plenty of seating levels including a very nice lounge. Finished with lots and lots of jets. QCA Spas Paradise Ultra hot tub
QCA Orion Spa Dream Series Hot Tub is a basic entry level hot tub with many levels of seating and a lounge. Basic jetting makes this a perfect plug and play spa. QCA Orion Spa hot tub
QCA Riviera Spa Dream Series hot tub is a nice small corner spa for people with space constrictions. The Riviera gives you all the comforts and relief of a traditional hot tub in a smaller scale. QCA Spas Riviera hot tub
QCA Garnet Spa is a classic family hot tub with surround seating with no lounge. The surround seating of the Garnet model spa is similar to a camp fire seating arrangement which induces conversation. QCA Spas Garnet hot tub
QCA Mystic Spa is an older style hot tub with seating for four people with one bench and two individual seats. Mystic hot tub by QCA Spas
QCA Spas Stargazer hot tub in Dream Series is a one lounge hot tub with four additional seats that sit at different levels in the water, and is perfect for star gazing. Qca Spas Coral Plus 3 Jewel Series Hot TubStargazer hot tub by QCA Spas
Coral Plus 3 Hot Tub by QCA Spas is a beautiful design with one lounge and four other seats all giving you a different level of seating in the warm bubbling water. Coral Plus 3 Hot Tub by QCA Spas
QCA Spa Dream Master hot tub is a small hot tub with one lounge and two bench seats and could seat five comfortably. Dream Master hot tub by QCA Spas
QCA Spas St. Maarten hot tub is a perfect one lounger and five additional seat family spa. The QCA Spas St. Maarten hot tub  is a great hot tub for your backyard oasis. St. Maarten hot tub by QCA Spas
QCA Spas Venus hot tub is a one lounger and seats up to six people. Venus Hot Tub
QCA Spas GT 327 hot tub is a classic family hot tub with surround seating with a deep sitting lounge. The seating of the GT 327 model spa is differing in heights for every member of the family to enjoy. GT 327 hot tub by QCA Spas
QCA Spas Gibraltar Hot Tub is a perfect one lounge hot tub with multi level seating for the whole family. Gibraltar hot tub by QCA Spas
QCA Spas Dream Weaver NL Hot Tub is very similar to its sister tub the dream weaver only the NL has no lounge and only has seating. Dream Weaver NL from QCA Spas
QCA Spas Cozumel Ultra hot tub is loaded with features and jets. The lounge is a dream with tons of jets to ease your aches and pains. Different level seating finish this great QCA Spas model. Cozumel hot tub QCA Spas
QCA Spas Grand Cayman XL Hot Tub is a classic family hot tub with surround seating with no lounge. The surround seating of the QCA Spas Grand Cayman XL model spa is a nice seating arrangement for conversation. Grand Cayman hot tub by QCA Spas
QCA Spas Grand Bahama XL Hot Tub is the top of the line in the QCA Spas line with lots of jets and water therapy nothing is left out of this hot tub model. This QCA Spa has multiple levels for your hot tub enjoyment. Grand Bahamas hot tub by QCA Spas
QCA Spas Anguilla hot tub is a classic throwback to the round cedar tub of years ago. With different levels of bench seating around this spa offers a great conversation area while enjoying your hot tub with family and friends. ANGUILLA hot tub by QCA spas
QCA Spas Ruby hot tub is a classic family hot tub with surround seating with a single lounge. The surround seating of the Ruby is set to different heights for multiple levels of water submersion. Rudy hot tub by QCA Spas
QCA Spas St. Thomas Lounger hot tub is a well designed family hot tub with one deep sitting lounge and enough seating for the rest of the family. The multiple levels of seating are wonderful for different ages and family guests. St. Thomas hot tub by QCA Spas
QCA Spas Model Port Royal hot tub is the top entry in the QCA Spas line with multiple seating levels and a beautiful comfortable lounge. The jetting allows for maximum hydrotherapy. Port Royal hot tub by QCA Spas

These are the error codes and display messages that a QCA Spa may display, along with what they mean and any actions required:

QCA Owners Manual

Dream, Jewel and Jewel + Series Error Messages
Message Meaning Action Required
None Means there is no message to display. There is no power routing to the hot tub. The hot tub control panel is automatically disabled until return of power, but settings for the hot tub are preserved.
– – Temperature is not known. When the pump has been running for a total of 2 minutes, the temperature is displayed.
Pr Priming mode is initiated in System, and the water in spa must be filled to correct levels. Ensure water is at least at the halfway mark up the skimmer. Priming Mode will go on for up to 4 min. and afterwards the hot tub unit will begin to heat & maintain the water temps in Standard Mode.
HH Stands for “Overheat.” The spa shuts down because sensors detected high heat temperatures of 118°F (47.8°C) at location near the heater. DO NOT GET INTO THE WATER! Take off the heat shield cover to allow the water to cool down. You can reset by pushing any button once the heater cools down. If the hot tub won’t reset, cut off the spa power and call the dealer or service organization.
OH Stands for “Overheat,”and the tub shuts down. One of the temp sensors detected that the water in the hot tub is 110°F (43.3°C). DO NOT GET INTO THE WATER! Take off the heat shield cover to allow the water to cool down. The hot tub should automatically reset at 107°F (41.7°C). If the hot tub won’t reset, cut off the spa power and call the dealer or service organization.
IC Stands for “Ice.” The system has detected a potential condition for freeze. No action is needed. The blower and pumps activate automatically in spite of the status of the hot tub unit.
SA Sensor “A” is malfunctioning that is plugged into Sensor “A” jack, and the spa is shut down. Contact your dealer or service organization if problem persists. Keep in mind this error may display itself temporarily in situations of overheating. It should disappear when the heater cools off.
SB Sensor “B” is malfunctioning that is plugged into Sensor “B” jack, and the spa is shut down. Contact your dealer service organization if problem persists. Keep in mind this error may display itself temporarily in situations of overheating. It should disappear when the heater cools off.
SN Means that the sensors are not in balance. May just be a temporary condition if it is alternating with temperature. If this error code displays as periodical blinking, then it means that the hot tub unit has been shut down. Contact your dealer or service organization if the problem persists.
HL Means that a significant difference has been detected between the temperature sensors. This code could signify the unit has a flow problem. Check the level of the water in hot tub unit and refill levels if needed. If water levels are adequate, verify pump is primed. Contact your dealer or service organization if the problem persists.
LF Means low flow problems are persistent. This error code will display the fifth time that the “HFL” message occurs within 24 hours. With this error, the heater will shut down, but other functions of the hot tub will continue to function normally. Take same action steps needed for the “HFL” message. The Heating capacity of the hot tub unit won’t automatically reset, but you can press any of the buttons to reset manually.
DR Means that there may not be enough water, the spa has poor water flow or that air bubbles have been found in heater. Spa will shut down for 15 minutes. Check the hot tub’s water levels, and refill as needed. If checks indicate the water level is adequate, ensure the pumps are primed. You can press any of the buttons to reset manually, or the message automatically will reset itself before 15 minutes are up. If the problem continues, contact your dealer or service company.
DY There is insufficient amount of water detected in heater. Message displays after the third time that “DR” message comes up. The spa is shut down. Use the same action required for “DR” error code. The System will not automatically reset, but you can press any of the buttons to reset manually.

 

Jewel +3 Series (4-Button Control Unit) Series Error Messages
Message Meaning Action Required
None Means there is no message to display. There is no power routing to the hot tub. The hot tub control panel is automatically disabled until return of power, but settings for the hot tub are preserved.
– – Temperature is not known. When the pump has been running for a total of 2 minutes, the temperature is displayed.
Pr Priming mode is initiated in System, and the water in spa must be filled to correct levels. Ensure water is at least at the halfway mark up the skimmer. Priming Mode will go on for up to 4 min. and afterwards the hot tub unit will begin to heat & maintain the water temps in Standard Mode.
OHH Stands for “Overheat.” The spa shuts down because sensors detected high heat temperatures of 118°F (47.8°C) at location near the heater. Alarm may sound on some systems. DO NOT GET INTO THE WATER! Take off the heat shield cover to allow the water to cool down. You can reset by pushing any button once the heater cools down. If the hot tub won’t reset, cut off the spa power and call the dealer or service organization.
OHS Stands for “Overheat,”and the tub shuts down. One of the temp sensors detected that the water in the hot tub is 110°F (43.3°C). DO NOT GET INTO THE WATER! Take off the heat shield cover to allow the water to cool down. The hot tub should automatically reset at 107°F (41.7°C). If the hot tub won’t reset, cut off the spa power and call the dealer or service organization.
ICE Stands for “Ice.” The system has detected a potential condition for freeze. No action is needed. The blower and pumps activate automatically in spite of the status of the hot tub unit.
SnA Sensor “A” is malfunctioning that is plugged into Sensor “A” jack, and the spa is shut down. Contact your dealer or service organization if if problem persists. Keep in mind this error may display itself temporarily in situations of overheating. It should disappear when the heater cools off.
SnB Sensor “B” is malfunctioning that is plugged into Sensor “B” jack, and the spa is shut down. Contact your dealer service organization if problem persists. Keep in mind this error may display itself temporarily in situations of overheating. It should disappear when the heater cools off.
SnS Means that the sensors are not in balance. May just be a temporary condition if it is alternating with temperature. If this error code displays as periodical blinking, then it means that the hot tub unit has been shut down. Contact your dealer or service organization if the problem persists.
HFL Means that a significant difference has been detected between the temperature sensors. This code could signify the unit has a flow problem. Check the level of the water in hot tub unit and refill levels if needed. If water levels are adequate, verify pump is primed. Contact your dealer or service organization if the problem persists.
LF Means low flow problems are persistent. This error code will display the fifth time that the “HFL” message occurs within 24 hours. With this error, the heater will shut down, but other functions of the hot tub will continue to function normally. Take same action steps needed for the “HFL” message. The Heating capacity of the hot tub unit won’t automatically reset, but you can press any of the buttons to reset manually.
dr There is insufficient amount of water detected in heater. Check the hot tub’s water levels, and refill as needed. If checks indicate the water level is adequate, ensure the pumps are primed. You can press any of the buttons to reset manually.
drY There is insufficient amount of water detected in heater. Message displays after the third time of dr message comes up. The spa is shut down. Use the same action required for “DR” error code. The System will not automatically reset, but you can press any of the buttons to reset manually.
Std Means spa unit is currently operating in Standard Mode. After two minutes of the pump running this signifies that the temp display is current. You can switch modes by pressing “Temp” and then “Light.”
Ecn Means hot tub unit is functioning in Economy mode. “Ecn” message displays whenever the temp is not current.“Ecn” message will alternate with the temp when it is current. Switch modes by pressing “Temp” and then “Light.”
SE Means hot tub is functioning in Standard-in Economy mode. Functions the same as Standard mode, but then reverts to Economy mode after 1 hr. Press “Temp” and then “Light” to switch directly to Econ. mode.
SLP Means Sleep mode. This mode is actuated on the user panel by pressing a combination of buttons. “SLP” Message appears solid when temperature is not current. “SLP” message will alternate with the temp when it is current. Switch modes by pressing “Temp” and then “Light.”
SbY Means Standby mode. This mode is actuated on the user panel by pressing a combination of buttons. To return to normal operation from Standby mode, press any button.
PHL PH levels are low. Add some PH up to the water.
PHH PH levels are high. Add some PH down to the water.
SAL Sanitizer levels are low Add sanitizer to water according to manufacturer’s directions.
SAH Chlorine or Bromine is too high levels are high. Take off spa cover to let some sanitizer evaporate.

 

Jewel +3 Series (4-Button Control Unit) Series Reminder Messages
Message Frequency Action Required
rPH 7 days Test & adjust the levels of PH per manufacturer’s instr.
rSA 7 days Test & adjust the levels of sanitizer per manufacturer’s instr.
rCL 30 days Take out, clean hot tub filter per manufacturer’s instr.
Rt9 30 days Test & reset breaker for the GFCI per manufacturer’s instr.
rdr 90 days Drain & refill the spa per manufacturer’s instr.
rCO 180 days Clean & condition spa cover per manufacturer’s instr.
rtr 180 days Clean & condition outside surfaces per manufacturer’s instr.
rCH 365 days Install a brand new filter per manufacturer’s instr.

To clear a reminder, press the temp button.

Diagnostic Messages for:· Jewel +3 Series (8-Button Control Unit) Series

· Majestic Series (8-Button Control Unit) Series

Message Meaning Action Required
None Means there is no message to display. There is no power routing to the hot tub. The hot tub control panel is automatically disabled until return of power, but settings for the hot tub are preserved.
OHH Stands for “Overheat,” and the tub shuts down from detecting high heat. One of the sensors detected temperatures of 118°F (47.8°C) at the location of the heater. Alarm may sound on some systems. DO NOT GET INTO THE WATER! Take off the heat shield cover to allow the water to cool down. You can reset by pushing any button once the heater cools down. If the hot tub won’t reset, cut off the power to spa and call the dealer or service organization.
OHS Stands for “Overheat”- and the tub shuts down. One of the sensors detected that the water in the hot tub is 110°F (43.3°C). DO NOT GET INTO THE WATER! Take off the heat shield cover to allow the water to cool down. The hot tub should automatically reset for a temp of 107°F (41.7°C). If the hot tub won’t reset, cut off the power to spa and call the dealer or service organization.
ICE Stands for “Ice.” The system has detected a potential condition for freeze. No action is needed. The blower and pumps activate automatically in spite of the status of the hot tub unit.
SnA Sensor “A” is malfunctioning that is plugged into Sensor “A” jack, and the spa is shut down. Contact the dealer or service organization if you continue to see this problem. Keep in mind this error may display itself temporarily in situations of overheating. It should disappear when the heater cools off.
SnB Sensor “B” is malfunctioning that is plugged into Sensor “B” jack, and the spa is shut down. Contact the dealer or service organization if you continue to see this problem. Keep in mind this error may display itself temporarily in situations of overheating. It should disappear when the heater cools off.
SnS Means that the sensors are not in balance. May just be a temporary condition if it is displayed by itself. If accompanied by the message “SERVICE REQ’RD”, then it means that the hot tub unit has been shut down. Contact the dealer or service organization if the problem continues.
HFL Means that a significant difference has been detected between the temperature sensors. This code could signify the unit has a flow problem. Check the level of the water in hot tub unit and refill levels if needed. Verify the pump is primed if water levels are adequate. Contact the dealer or service organization if the problem continues.
LF Means low flow problems are persistent. This error code will display the fifth time that the “HFL” message occurs within 24 hours. With this error, the heater will shut down, but other functions of the hot tub will continue to function normally. Take same action steps needed for the “HFL” message. Cut off power to the hot tub and then back on to restore heating capabilities.
dr Means inadequate amount of water detected. Check the hot tub’s water levels, and refill as needed. If checks indicate the water level is adequate, verify the pumps are been primed and you can press any of the buttons to reset manually
dr4 There is insufficient amount of water detected in heater. Message displays after the third time you see message that heater may be dry followed by retest shortly message. The spa is shut down. Follow action for heater may be dry followed by retest shortly message. The spa won’t reset automatically, but you can press any of the buttons to reset manually.
PRIMING MODE This happens when the hot tub unit is actuated for the first time, eventually it goes into Priming mode. Priming mode will go on for up to 4 min. and afterwards the hot tub unit will begin to heat & maintain the water temps in Standard Mode.
— F or — C Temperature not known. The temperature will be displayed once the pump runs for 2 minutes.
Temperature isn’t current in Standby or Economy mode. The hot tub hasn’t ran long enough and is still in Sleep or Economy mode. In order to display the current temperature, let Jets 1 operate for 2 minutes or switch to Standard mode.
STANDARD MODE This mode is actuated on the user panel by pressing a combination of buttons. Exit Standby mode and return to normal operation by pressing any button.

 

Reminder Messages for:· Jewel +3 Series (8-Button Control Unit) Series

· Majestic Series (8-Button Control Unit) Series

Message Frequency Action Required
rCL 30 days Take out, clean and reload filter per manufacturer’s instr.
rt9 30 days Test & reset the GFCI per manufacturer’s instr.
rdr 90 days Drain & refill the spa per manufacturer’s instr.
rCO 180 days Clean & condition spa cover per manufacturer’s instr.
rtr 180 days Clean & condition outside surfaces per manufacturer’s instr.
rCH 364 days Install a brand new filter per manufacturer’s instr.

 

Diagnostic Messages for:· Majestic Series (10-Button Control Unit)

· Paradise Series

Message Meaning Action Required
No message displays on Spa unit Means no power is being supplied to spa unit. The control panel is disabled until the return of power. Spa settings aremaintained during power outage.
HTR TEMP LMT Overheating caused the spa to shut down because the sensor detected a temp of 118°F at heater device. Alarm may sound on some Systems. DO NOT GO IN THE WATER! Take off the spa cover and allow the water to cool down. You can reset the heater by pressing any button once the heater has cooled. Shut off power and call the dealer or a service technician if spa does not reset.
SPA TEMP LMT Overheating caused the spa to shut down because the sensor detected a water temperature of 110°F. DO NOT GO IN THE WATER! Take off the spa cover and allow the water to cool down. You can reset the heater by pressing any button once the heater has cooled. Shut off power and contact the dealer or a service technician if spa does not reset.
FREEZE COND Stands for “Ice”- The system has detected a potential condition for freeze. No action is required. Pump and blowers automatically start regardless of the programming or status of the spa unit.
SENSOR A SERVICE RQD Means the hot tub unit has been shut down. The sensor plugged into sensor “A” jack is malfunctioning. Contact the dealer or a service technician if you continue to see this problem. Keep in mind this error may display itself temporarily in situations of overheating. It should disappear when the heater cools off.
SENSOR BSERVICE RQD Means the hot tub unit has been shut down. The sensor plugged into sensor “B” jack is malfunctioning. Contact the dealer or a service technician if you continue to see this problem. Keep in mind this error may display itself temporarily in situations of overheating. It should disappear when the heater cools off.
SENSOR SYNC Sensors have gone out of balance—may only be a temporary condition if this is the only message and the messagealso displays “SERVICE REQ’D.” Spa shuts itself down. Contact the dealer or a service technician if you continue to see this problem.
HTR FLOW LOW System has identified a significant difference between temp sensors, indicating the possibility of aflow issue. Verify there is enough of a water level in the spa unit and add water if needed. If water level is adequate, ensure that the pumps are primed. If you continue to see the problem, contact the dealer or a service technician.
LOW FLOW Means low flow problems are persistent. This error code will display the fifth time that the “Heater flow low” message occurs within 24 hours. With this error, the heater will shut down, but other functions of the hot tub will continue to function normally. Follow same actions for “HTR FLOW LOW” error code as described above, depressing any button will reset. If you continue to see the problem, contact the dealer or a service technician.
HTR MAY BE DRY – WILL RETEST SHORTLY The system detects insufficient water levels in the heater. Verify water level is adequate in spa, and add water as needed. Check to see that the pump is primed if water levels are adequate. Depressing any button will reset system. If you continue to see the problem, contact the dealer or a service technician.
HTR DRY SERVICE RQD Once the message “HTR MAY BE DRY” followed by WILL RETEST SHORTLY” displays three times within a 24-hour period, the spa unit shuts itself down. Follow same action described above for “HTR MAY BE DRY” message. Depressing any button will reset system.
PRIMING MODE – TAKES 4 MIN This message displays the first time the spa is actuated. It indicates spa is in Priming mode. No action is needed. Priming mode runs for up to 4 min, then transitions into Standard mode.
–F or –C Unknown temperature. No action is needed, and is a normal operation of the spa. Once the pump runs for 2 minutes, the temp will be displayed.
—- Temperature isn’t current in Standby or Economy mode. The hot tub hasn’t ran long enough and is still in Sleep or Economy mode. In order to display the current temperature, let Jets 1 operate for 2 minutes or switch to Standard mode.
STANDARD MODE This mode is actuated on the user panel by pressing a combination of buttons. Exit Standby mode and return to normal operation by pressing any button.

 

Reminder Messages for· Majestic Series (10-Button Control Unit)

· Paradise Series

Message Frequency Action Required
CLEAN FILTER 30 Days Follow manufacturer’s instructions to clean filter-remove filter cartridge and clean and reinstall it at this time.
TEST GFCI 30 Days Follow manufacturer’s instructions to test & reset the GFCI device.
DRAIN WATER 90 Days Follow directions in the operator’s manual for draining and refilling the spa system.
CLEAN COVER 180 days Follow manufacturer’s instructions to clean and condition the hot tub cover of the spa.
TREAT WOOD 180 days Follow manufacturer’s instructions to clean and condition and apply finish to the wood on the cabinet.
NEW FILTER 364 days Filter needs replaced; install a new one.

 

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What destroys hot tub covers and what can I do? That is one question we receive everyday from our hot tub cover customers. Why don’t they last longer? There are many reasons for what destroys Hot tub covers. Hot tub covers take the full brunt of what mother nature throws at your hot tub, rain, sun, snow, wind, dirt etc. They also take a beating from us as well pulling, dragging, and pushing or even sitting on them.

Hot Tub Cover Longevity

hot tub cover brokenWe have been dealing with the issue of hot tub cover longevity for a long time at The Cover Guy. Originally the problem was that spa covers were only two inches thick. The spa covers that were made for tubs in the early days were made for the indoors, or for warmer climates with little insulation or load capacity. So our first solution to making covers last longer was to address the weight of snow, and the removal of rain from pooling on the covers. We made the lids thicker, and used denser foam to carry the weight and insulate better. The Cover Guy also tapered the covers to have the rain naturally roll off like the peak of your house. We are now developing hot tub covers to endure every type of climate and we are confident that they will hold up against all the elements.

What destroys Hot tub covers?

However, today hot tub covers are not lasting as long for a new reason. Often today the answer to what destroys Hot tub covers and has them breaking down early is chemical damage. Chemical damage is the number one cause of hot tub covers being destroyed today. And hearing that the hot tub owner immediately gets their backs up. To say that they do not keep their hot tub in pristine condition is an appalling charge, and they deny it to the end. Customers comment that they treat the care of their hot tub water with the diligence it deserves. And in most cases that is the truth. Most people take wonderful care of their hot tubs, and the chemical treatments they use for their hot tubs are excellent, and the customer applies them correctly. The answer still remains the hot tub cover has been destroyed by chemicals.

Hot Tub Cover Chemical Damage

broken spa coverNo matter how well you maintain your chemicals in your hot tub, a gas cloud forms under your hot tub cover. Between the top of the spa water and the underside of the hot tub cover there is a cloud present. Its the combination of condensation and chemical gas. This is what is destroying spa covers at an alarming rate. One of the many culprits in this chemical cloud is ozonators. They feed a continuous amount of gas into your tub that does not release until you lift your cover. The chemicals and moisture that seep into the covers is breaking down the materials of the cover. The hardest hit part of the cover, is the poly wrap that protects the foam inserts from the moisture. The poly becomes brittle and dissolves because of the chemicals. This leaves the foam with no protection from the moisture which soon saturates the foam. This makes the hot tub cover extremely heavy, and offers no insulation value. At this point the cover should be removed and replaced with a new hot tub cover.

How to Avoid Hot Tub Cover Damage

If you use your hot tub on a frequent schedule the cover being removed during this schedule may be enough time for your hot tub cover to breathe and to release this chemical gas cloud. However, if you do not use your hot tub for long periods of time and do not remove your hot tub cover giving it time to breathe you are certain to replace your hot tub cover more often then the active hot tubber. The use of a hot tub cover lifter will increase the chances that you will remove the cover more often, so a lifter is a great option to have on your hot tub. The spa cover lifter will also increase the longevity of the cover because your not dragging it or pulling it around the yard.

So what can we do to help save hot tub covers all over North America?

  • The best course of action is use your hot tub more regularly!
  • Remove your hot tub cover on a set schedule, even daily if you can. To release the chemical cloud under your hot tub cover.
  • Install a hot tub cover lifter so its easier to remove your hot tub cover.
  • If your going to be away for a long period of time or not use your hot tub you should drain the hot tub.
  • Cover your hot tub cover with a cover cap in the winter months.
  • Be diligent with your hot tub chemicals and make sure your spa chemicals are balanced correctly.
  • Investigate other forms of sanitizing your hot tub that are less corrosive like Frog or Spa Solution.

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The Cover Guy http://thecoverguy.com <![CDATA[Hot Tubbing in the Winter – How to Make it Better!]]> https://www.thecoverguy.com/backyard-blast/?p=3722 2016-06-24T01:42:30Z 2016-01-18T16:38:57Z To enjoy your hot tub or spa in the winter follow our Winter Hot Tubbing 101 planning and preparation tips.

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There is nothing more majestic then hot tubbing in the Winter! The cold crisp air in contrast to the hot bubbling water of the hot tub, and even a nice snow fall make sitting in your hot tub amazing in the winter months. To enjoy your hot tub or spa in the winter follow our Winter Hot Tubbing planning and preparation tips.hot tub in the winterThe most important tip for enjoying your hot tub or spa in the winter is keeping your hot tub free and clear of snow and ice. Use a soft bristle broom to remove all snow and ice off your hot tub cover and spa. If you don’t remove the snow and ice from your spa cover it could break due to the weight of the snow and ice. Removing the snow and ice from the top of your spa cover will also lower your cost for heating your tub in the winter months.

hot tubbingClearing a wide path to your hot tub, and around your tub will make for pleasurable winter hot tubbing as well. It is very important to keep up on the shovelling, or you may find that a build up of ice will occur around the tub which will be hard to remove at a later date. If you make a nice large path you will also be more likely to use your hot tub in the winter. Plan to shovel the hot tub path at the same time you shovel your driveway and front path so that it is clear when your ready to enjoy your hot tub.

Maintain your hot tub chemicals in the winter! It’s cold out there and you don’t want to go out there but you need to keep up on the hot tub water chemistry so that you can enjoy the hot tub on those winter evenings. One thing that can help reduce your need for additional chemicals is using the Spa Solution program.

hot tub path clearing Maintain your hot tub filters. To make sure your hot tub water makes it through the winter months without having to change it it is imperative that your hot tub filters are clean and working at the optimal level. You want to rinse and clean the hot tub filters at least once a month.

To enjoy winter hot tubbing you will need a bath robe and rubber flip flops for your trek out to your hot tub. Going outside to your hot tub can be a cold affair so its a great idea to have a nice warm plush bath robe that you can hang up near the tub.  A good pair of rubber flip flops will also make the journey to and from the hot tub more enjoyable to keep your toes out of the snow.

Make your winter hot tubbing the best it can be.

  • Make sure your hot tub cover is up to the task of insulating your hot tub. A hot tub cover should be replaced every 5 – 7 years.
  • A hot tub cover cap vip promo will help keep snow and ice off your hot tub cover and spa cover.
  • Using a floating thermal or bubble cover will help reduce your heating costs.
  • Install hooks near your hot tub for your towels and bath robes.
  • Have a soft bristle broom near your hot tub to clean the snow and ice.
  • Install a hot tub cover lifter for easy removing and replacing of your hot tub cover.

Hot tubbing in the winter is the best time to enjoy your hot tub, and with a little preparation your winter hot tub time will be even more enjoyable.

 

 

 

 

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The Cover Guy http://thecoverguy.com <![CDATA[The Cover Guy 2nd Annual Scholarship Awarded]]> https://www.thecoverguy.com/backyard-blast/?p=3706 2016-07-09T16:21:08Z 2015-11-16T17:13:01Z The Cover Guy is pleased to announce the recipients of the second annual The Cover Guy Scholarship to Emily Rodford and Alison Conrad. This past year we had numerous entries that were incredibly deserving so we decided...

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The Cover Guy is pleased to announce the recipients of the second annual The Cover Guy Scholarship to Emily Rodford and Alison Conrad. This past year we had numerous entries that were incredibly deserving so we decided to award two scholarships for the 2015/2016 school year, with both recipients receiving a $500 award to go towards their academic studies.

Alana Babers who was our first recipient of The Cover Guy Scholarship set the bar very high in our first year, and was involved and instrumental in choosing this years recipients. The Cover Guy staff along with Ms. Babers chose two very deserving students. Emily Rodford & Alison Conrad shared the same high pursuit in both their academic and community involvement and we thought it only fitting that both would receive The Cover Guy Academic Scholarship for the 2015/2016 school year.

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Alison Conrad 2015 Co-Recpient

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Emily Rodford 2015 Co-Recpient

We are proud to be just a small part of Alison and Emily’s education journey and wish them great success in their 2015/2016 studies and beyond.

The Cover Guy 2016/2017 3rd Annual Scholarship is now officially open and we ask that all of our customers and friends inform your families, and your friends about the opportunity that The Cover Guy is presenting to the College or University students of our communities. You can find out more information on how to apply for the scholarship on our web page by clicking here.

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Holly Chavez https://www.thecoverguy.com <![CDATA[MAAX Spas Industries Corp Error Codes & Information]]> https://www.thecoverguy.com/backyard-blast/?p=3557 2016-07-09T16:24:06Z 2015-10-28T19:48:29Z MAAX Spas Industries Corp MAAX Spas Industries Corp was founded in 1969, and their products are carried in showrooms across North America and Europe. In 2007, MAAX Spas was named one of the five biggest...

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MAAX Spas Industries Corp

MAAX Spas Industries Corp was founded in 1969, and their products are carried in showrooms across North America and Europe. In 2007, MAAX Spas was named one of the five biggest spa and hot tub firms in North America. One year later, they joined the Brookfield family, and this made them part of the world’s largest hot tub spa manufacturing companies.

Each MAAX Spas hot tub is made with three layers of insulation, a 56 frame pump and a steel sub structure to provide durability performance. Maax Spas is the creator of the Theramax jetting system that can be found in all of their hot tub models. As of December 2014, L.A. Spas has been owned by MAAX Spas. There are several other hot tub companies operating under the ownership of MAAX, including Vita Spas and Elite Spas. Having these brands all under one manufacturer makes their products more wide spread across differing distribution channels.

new hot tub cover by the cover guyThe Cover Guy supplies all Maax Spas Hot Tub models in replacement Hot Tub Covers and quality Spa Covers. The Cover Guy hot tub covers for Maax Spa models can be found here. No measuring is required for Maax Spa models as The Cover Guy has all Maax hot tub models on file. Just indicate your Maax Spa model when ordering and leave the dimensions field blank when placing your hot tub cover or spa cover order. One of our hot tub cover specialists will fill in the dimensions. The Cover Guy also has a complete line of spa cover lifters and hot tub cover lifters that will fit any Maxx Hot Tub Model and hot tub area.

 

Maax Spas Hot Tub Models:

581 – The Maax Spas 581 hot tub is a great family tub with one lounge and five seats. Maax Spas 581 hot tub
811 – The Maax Spas 811 hot tub is a family friendly hot tub with many seat levels including a deep sitting corner and a lounge. Maax Spas 811 Hot tub
781 – The Maax spas 781 hot tub is a hydrotherapy treat with a large capacity of seating levels including a lounge, coupled with a large amount of jets. Maax Spas 781 hot tub
780 – The Maax Spas 780 is a classic surround seating hot tub with no lounge and a nice size footwell. The 780 has a multiple of differing seating levels for your hot tub comfort. Maax Spas 780 hot tub
482 – The Maax Spas 482 hot tub has two lounge seats for the couple who both want to stretch out. This hot tub is best suited for taller customers who can sit in the loungers without floating out of the seat. Not the best hot tub for first time hot tub owners or larger families based on the seating arrangements. Maax Spas 482 hot tub
481 – The Maax Spas 481 hot tub is a classic family hot tub with surround seating with one lounge. The family can find multiple levels to sit at in this large hot tub. Maax Spas 481 hot tub
480 – The Maax Spas 480 hot tub is an older version of the 482 with surround seating and no lounge. Maax Spas 480 hot tub
472 – The Maax Spas 472 hot tub is a two lounge hot tub with three additional seats the sit at different levels in the water. MAaX SPAS 472 hot tub
471 – The Maax Spas 471 hot tub is a simple design with one lounge and five other seats all giving you a different seating level in the water. Maax Spas 471 Hot Tub
470 – The Maax spas 470 hot tub is a classic seater tub offering seven seats and a great footwell. The jetting is unique and ample giving you a perfect hydrotherapy session every time you dip into your hot tub. Maax Spas 470 hot tub
461 – The Maax Spas 461 hot tub is a basic one lounger five seat family spa. The Maax Spas 461 is a great starter hot tub. Maax Spas 461 hot tub
451 – The Maxx Spas 451 hot tub is one of the smaller units offered by Maxx Spas sitting three people. Maax Spas 451 hot tub

These are the error codes and display messages that a MAAX Spa may display, along with what they mean and any actions required:

Maax Spas Owners Manual

Safety Messages
Message Meaning Action Required
OHH Stands for “Overheat”- and the tub shuts down. One of the sensors detected temperatures of 118°F (47.8°C) at the location of the heater. Spa heater shuts down automatically until temp falls below 108°F (42°C).Could indicate a pump operating at low speed for an extended time, constant filtering due to a programming error or a faulty pump. DO NOT GET INTO THE WATER! Take off the heat shield cover to allow the water to cool down. Make sure that the slice valves are open and reprogram the spa to make sure there are no overlapping time cycles. Open all jets. Contact the dealer or service organization if the problem continues.
OHS Overheating condition where a water temperature sensor has detected water temperatures of 110°F (43.3°C). Spa functioning is then disabled. Once water temperature is below 108°F (42.2°C), system auto resets.Could indicate a pump operating at low speed for an extended time, constant filtering due to a programming error or a faulty pump. DO NOT GET INTO THE WATER! Take off the heat shield cover to allow the water to cool down. Make sure that the slice valves are open and reprogram the spa to make sure there are no overlapping time cycles. Open all jets. Contact the dealer or service organization if the problem continues.
HFL Heater flow problem possibly caused by low water or plugged up filters. The heater shuts down while other functions of spa continue to operate normally. You can add water, remove and clean filter if it’s dirty and open all jets to resume normal operation. If the problem persists, contact the dealer or service organization.
LF Means low flow problems are persistent. This error code will display the fifth time that the “HFL” message occurs within 24 hours.With this error, the heater will shut down, but other functions of the hot tub will continue to operate normally. Issue is possibly caused by low water or a plugged filter. You can add water, remove and clean the hot tub filter if it’s dirty and open all jets to resume normal operation. If the problem persists, contact the dealer or service organization.
dY Means that a condition of inadequate water has been detected at the heater. Heater will shut down, but other function of the spa will continue to operate normally.Issue is possibly caused by closed slice valve or blocked suction return/skimmer/filter. Remove the blockage, add water or open any closed jets and valves. If the problem persists, contact the dealer or service organization.
dr Means that a condition of inadequate water has been detected at the heater. Heater will shut down, but other functions of the spa will continue to operate normally.Issue is possibly caused by closed slice valve or blocked suction return/skimmer/filter. Remove the blockage, add water or open any closed jets and valves.
SnT Malfunctioning Heater Sensor A. Contact dealer to get identical replacement Sensor A.
SnH Malfunctioning Heater Sensor B. Contact dealer to get identical replacement Sensor B.
SnS Heater Sensors are not in balance. Contact dealer or service organization for repair.

 

Common LCD Messages
Message What it is Meaning
Pr -OR- RUN/ Priming modePMPS/PURG/AIR/– Mode for Priming Spa is functioning normally for Priming Mode.
SLP Mode for Sleep Spa is functioning normally in Sleep Mode.
ECN Mode for Economy Spa is functioning normally in Economy Mode.
ICE -OR- TOO COLD Condition for freeze Heater cuts on to maintain water temp above 45°F.
Temperature for spa water Current water temp unknown, not measured.
WATER TOO HOT Temperature for spa water Spa functions have been disabled because water temps are too hot.

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The Cover Guy http://thecoverguy.com <![CDATA[How to Remove a Stuck Hot Tub Filter]]> https://www.thecoverguy.com/backyard-blast/?p=3659 2015-09-11T00:28:06Z 2015-09-11T00:28:06Z The best ways to remove a stuck hot tub filter, and the best ways to avoid having your hot tub cartridge filter being stuck.

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How to remove a stuck hot tub filter is a question The Cover Guy staff receives all to often so we thought in this post we would let you know the best ways to remove a stuck hot tub filter, and the best ways to avoid having your hot tub cartridge filter being stuck.

strap wrench Hot tub filters especially the threaded versions do become stuck. They become stuck for a few reasons they are often installed to tightly, not changed enough and crust over with deposits. The first thing you must do is turn your power off, sometimes that is all it takes. the suction pulling the water through the filter would keep the strongest from removing a filter. Once you have turned the power off the best tool to help you turn the filter is a strap wrench it will allow you to have the best leverage to remove the hot tub filter. You may have to remove the water to give yourself better access into the hot tub filter area.

How to remove a stuck hot tub filter:

  1. Turn the hot tub power off
  2. Use a strap wrench for leverage to remove the stuck filter
  3. Remove the water from your hot tub

hot tub filter removalA lot of times a stuck hot tub filter is caused by the hot tub owner not installing the filter correctly or not using the hot tub filter properly. You should only hand tighten your hot tub filter never use a tool to tighten the filter. Using a tool may damage the housing or make it difficult to remove. Do not cross thread your spa filter, by cross threading you damage the filter receiving threads and the filter itself. Lastly, make sure you are removing your hot tub filter monthly to clean or replace your filter. By doing this your hot tub will run more efficiently.

 

How to make sure your hot tub filter does not become stuck:

  1. Hand tighten your filter only
  2. Do not cross thread your filter
  3. Clean your hot tub filter monthly
  4. replace your hot tub filter yearly

 

 

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