Refilling Your Spa

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Refilling your spa with fresh water

Your spa should be drained every four to six months and refilled with fresh tap water. After you have drained your spa, refill it in this manner. Click here to learn how to drain the spa.

Remove the cartridge from filter canister.

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Unscrew the cartridge and remove it

While the spa is filling up, this is a good time to prepare the filter.

If you need to clean the filter, it will need to soak for 24 hours in filter cleaning solution, so it’s a good idea to have a second filter on hand. Click here for more information on cleaning the filter.

If you need to replace the filter, soak it in a bucket of water for 30 minutes before it’s placed in the spa. A dry filter can allow air into the filtration system which can cause the pump to fail to prime.

Fill the spa.

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Place a garden hose in the filter canister and fill your spa with regular tap water about six inches from the top. If the water level is too low or too high, your spa will not operate properly.

warning.gifAlways fill the spa through the filter canister! Failure to do so may cause air to be trapped in the filtration system and prevent the pumps from operating properly.

warning.gifNever fill your spa with soft water.

Soft water makes it impossible to maintain the proper water chemistry and may cause the water to foam, which will ultimately harm the finish of the spa and void your warranty.

Turn on power to the spa.

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When the spa is filled to the correct level, turn on the power at the GFCI breaker. (Ensure that 120V spas are connected to the proper electrical outlet.)

Prime the pump

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Your spa will perform a self-diagnostic check and go into priming mode. When the control panel displays PR, do the following:

  1. Press the JETS button to turn on the pump and let it run for 10 seconds. The pump should be running in low speed.
  2. Press the JETS buttons again and let the pump run in high speed for 10 seconds.
  3. Press the JETS button again to turn off the pump. The pump should be left off for 10 to 15 seconds.
  4. Repeat steps a through c until water is flowing through all the jets and all air is removed from the plumbing.

If spa fails to prime, there could be an air pocket at the suction side of the pump. Click here for  priming instructions.

Install the filter into the filter cannister

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Make sure the filter has soaked at least 30 minutes before you install it.

Let the spa heat up

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When the spa has finished priming, the heater will activate. Put the cover on and let the spa run for two hours.

Adjust water chemistry

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After the spa has run for two hours, test and adjust the water chemistry. Click here for instructions on water chemistry.

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Own a Traditional Spa With Modern Technology | PZ-511R

The PZ-511R Patio Round Spa from Cal Spas is a 6-person Hot Tub with 11 Jets. The shape is traditional and the dimensions of the PZ-511R are 78inx36in which is big enough to move around comfortably and the perfect height to step right in. This model fits perfectly on any niche of the patio!

Modern Features Include:
• Plug N Play Cord
• Intuitive Oval Topside Control
• 5in LED Spa Light with various modes
• 5kW Titanium Heater

Originally Hot Tubs were built out of wood in the shape of a circle. Through time, the wood started creating issues and manufacturers started creating solutions. Cal Spas is an American Manufacturer that builds each spa with perfection in mind. The shell is made from high-quality Acrylic with the choice of High Gloss White or Sterling Silver. Equipped with 10 Stainless Steel Exclusive Candy Cane Jets and 1 Whirlpool Jet. The PZ-511R operates at the voltage of 110V, which means you don’t need an electrician and you can plug the spa in to begin the hydrotherapy session. Intuitively change the spa functions with the Whisper Power Unit Oval Topside Control. You are able to manage the spa’s jets and cleaning cycles with ease. Keep a clear conscience with the 50 sq. ft. Bio-Clean Teleweir Filter for 100% water clarity. Other options for water clarity are available such as Pure Silk Ozonator with Mazzie Injector and Mixing Chamber and the Hybrid Sanitizing System. The PZ-511R from Cal Spas is built for decades to come using Thermo-Shield Insulation and a Pressure Treated Cabinet Frame. The Cabinet Panels come with a Cal Spas Premium Badge and is available in the colors Mahogany, Smoke, and mist. Choose a Gray or Slate Spa cover to match.