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Symptom: Breaker keeps shutting off

Priming the Pump

Note: This information can also be found in your owner’s manual.

New spa owners often have difficulty the first time they start their spa and the pump fails to prime. This can be frustrating, but these simple instructions can help you.

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Sometimes air can become trapped in the pump while filling the spa. You will know this has happened when after you have filled and started the spa, the pump does not seem to function. You will hear the pump operating, but no water will be moving.

Note: The priming procedure described here applies to Cal Spas built in 2013 and earlier. Beginning with the 2014 product line, Cal Spas pumps have a different method of priming. See the 2014 owner’s manual for a full description.

There are two methods of priming the pump.

Using the control panel:

  1. Turn the spa on and wait for PR (Priming Mode) to appear on the topside display.
  2. Press the JETS button to turn on the pump and let it run for 10 seconds. The pump should be running in low speed.
  3. Press the JETS buttons again and let the pump run in high speed for 10 seconds.
  4. Press the JETS button again to turn off the pump. The pump should be left in the off position for 10 to 15 seconds.

Repeat steps 1 through 4 until water is flowing through all the jets and all air is removed from the plumbing.

Note: If you press the Temp button any time during Priming Mode, it will exit that mode and begin Standard Mode.

Using the bleeder valve:

  1. Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the front panel from the spa and locate the pump.
  2. Shut off the power to the spa.
  3. Close the gate valve on the discharge side of the pump.
  4. Turn the bleeder valve counter clockwise with a small pair of pliers or a flat head screwdriver until the air has been released from the pump.
  5. If this is unsuccessful, loosen the white union nut on side of the pump with channel locks.  When air is bled out, tighten the nut.
  6. Turn on power to the spa and press the JETS button. If there is still air trapped in the pump, repeat steps 2 through 5 until the pump primes.

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Exercise In Your Cal Spas Fitness Swim Spa | A Healthy Habit

Learn what is included in the Cal Spas Exercise Kit and proper ways to connect the kit to your Cal Spas Swim Spa. Learn as much information as you can to make you comfortable and at ease when exercising in your swim spa.

The information below will be helpful when it comes to understanding the Fitness Equipment in a Cal Spas Swim Spa… Check it out!

For 12ft to 14ft spas The exercise kit contains:
• Two hand grips
• Two ankle braces
• Two 6in elastic bands
• Two 18in elastic bands
• Two 25in elastic bands
• Two rowing bars

For 16ft and 17ft spas. The exercise kit contains:
• Two hand grips
• Two ankle braces
• Two 18in elastic bands
• Two 25in elastic bands
• Two 56in elastic bands
• Two rowing bars

Connecting the Exercise Equipment:
The drawings below show different ways the exercise kit can be connected depending on the exercises you wish to do.

Swim Tether:
The swim tether pole has three pieces and assembles easily. Slide the ends of the top and middle sections into the middle and bottom sections. Insert the tether in the anchor hole when you are ready to use it. Buckle the strap around your waist. It is easily adjustable and can accommodate most sizes.

Tru Blue™ Vacuum Safety Break: Cal Spas engineers place the safety of bathers at the highest priority. Our lifesaving Tru Blue™ Vacuum Safety Break feature prevents entrapment by automatically reducing water flow in the event of an obstruction. It’s a unique safety feature that Cal Spas is proud to standard across our entire spa and tub product line.

Air Injection System:
Air venturis are the 1in knobs located around the top of your spa. Each one will let you add a mixture of air with the jet pressure. This is accomplished by rotating the air venturi knob to the left (counterclockwise) to increase the amount of airflow through the jets. To decrease the amount of airflow through the jets, rotate the handle to the right (clockwise). Use the control panel to start and stop the Air Injection System. The JET 1 and JET 2 buttons control the top and bottom jets. Use the air venturi valves to inject air in the water streams for even more power.

Eliminator™ Power Frame Pump: This high-performance pump efficiently circulates and filters your spa’s relaxing waters on low speed while delivering unmatched performance and durability on high speed. It’s just one of the ways Cal Spas delivers both relaxing comfort and tough love to whatever ails you.

Cal Spas Fitness Swim Spas give you the ability to exercise in your own private, welcoming aquatic space. Build muscle, lose weight and be more fit the way passionate swimmers do. Drop excess weight and transform your body into the best shape of your life. Experience post-fitness aquatic recovery that helps your muscles recover faster. Exercise with proper joint support thanks to water buoyancy and enjoy the convenience to work out whenever you want from your patio or backyard. Gain complete freedom from noisy, unsanitary, and crowded gyms. Giving you limitless options to get fit in an entertaining and fun way.