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    Unhappy Spa Questions and advice

    So our pool will start in just over a week and I'm going through everything in my mind just making sure I know what questions I have before everything starts.

    As part of our build we're installing a 7' x 7' spa.

    Now, the list I have says this has:

    (6) waterway rotating jets
    1.5HP Blower
    Fountain (center of spa)
    and LED Light


    Here's my questions:

    1. would you all recommend more than the 6 jets?
    2. Do you know anything about Waterway rotating Jets? I'm guessing it's these: Waterway Rotating Therapy Massage Jet 212-9170 , they are cheap! Might as well pay for better jets if anyone has ideas?
    3. would you add foot jets or anything else?

    Also, it doesn't list a second pump in my build.
    the only pump I see is Pentair Intelliflo 3HP VS Pump and a Whisperflo Booster for water features.

    do I need an additional pump do you believe?

    A lot of questions
    Brian (Frisco, TX)
    2016 18,250 Gallon IG, Spa, Pentair Intelliflo VS, Pentair Master Temp 400k, , EastyTouch 8/ScreenLogic Surface: Pebblesheen Blue Surf with Abalone, Travertine Coping and Pavers. 3 LED in Pool 1 in Spa. New Frisco, TX Pool Build

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    Re: Spa Questions and advice

    We have 8 rotating jets on our 9' octagon spa, not sure of the vendor of the jets. The spa has a separate 2hp pump for the spa jets. We have a blower that is used to pump water up from the floor. It is too crazy for me but the kids love it.
    Inground 22k gallon gunite 15x31 main pool, 15x7 wading pool/sunning deck, hot tub/with overflow (9' octagon with limestone top) & slide NSWG, Aqua Blue Pebble Sheen
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    Heater Raypak 2100 400k btu cupro-nickel exchanger
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    Re: Spa Questions and advice

    My raised spa is 6 X 8 and will have nine jets. I'm not sure even that is enough, but we'll see soon enough.

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    Re: Spa Questions and advice

    So perhaps I do need a second pump and may ask that we go to 8 jets, perhaps even with some foot jets.

    Looks like i'll need to sit down and talk to the builder this week.
    Brian (Frisco, TX)
    2016 18,250 Gallon IG, Spa, Pentair Intelliflo VS, Pentair Master Temp 400k, , EastyTouch 8/ScreenLogic Surface: Pebblesheen Blue Surf with Abalone, Travertine Coping and Pavers. 3 LED in Pool 1 in Spa. New Frisco, TX Pool Build

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    Re: Spa Questions and advice

    We have a pretty good sized spa- holds 10 people easily. We have 6 waterway jets running on a 2hp pump as well as a blower tied into the jets to provide areation. IMO the waterways are OK at best, specifically the oscillating ones that dont spin very well. I'd likely buy some better quality jets.

    As to number of outlets, 6 seems like plenty to me as they get the water roiling in ours.
    18,000 gunite pool/spa combo. Pebble tec, iaqualink rs8, cl580 filter, aquapure 1400, 400k btu lx heater, 10 solar panels, jandy 1hp, 1 1/2hp, and 2hp stealth pumps for circ, spa, waterfall

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    Re: Spa Questions and advice

    That's a nice spa Rossterman! Interesting shape but very functional seating-wise!

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    Re: Spa Questions and advice

    We are going with Poly Storm jets. 11 total plus 4 foot jets (non-poly storm, just pipe) on 2 separate zones/pumps. So 7 total outlets on one zone and 8 on the other. Our builder recommends 6 per pump to have really good pressure, but we just couldn't trim down.




    If you go to my build thread (link in my signature) you can see some of the things we took into consideration. It's kind of spread out but pages 14 - 16 touch a bit on stuff we did. Can't tell you it all worked out yet though. We're still about 30 days out from completion.


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    Modern Geometric-ish Social Pool (4'-5'-4') ~13' x 47'. Sun shelf. Perimeter overflow spa. RiverFlow Swimjet. Dog ramp. "Bubble Lounge"
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    Re: Spa Questions and advice

    Yeah, typical california suburb yard without alot of room. We pretty much filled that corner of it and worked around an existing gazebo:
    18,000 gunite pool/spa combo. Pebble tec, iaqualink rs8, cl580 filter, aquapure 1400, 400k btu lx heater, 10 solar panels, jandy 1hp, 1 1/2hp, and 2hp stealth pumps for circ, spa, waterfall

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