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    Temperature Higher than settings.

    Your programmable filter cycles run the main pump, which will definitely overheat your spa if running continuously. Set your filter cycles for 2 hrs.
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    Spa Repair Thread - Pump bearing, leak, and new cover. With pics!

    Sorry, I somehow missed this. They are the small knobs on top that mix air with the jets. They extend down 2-3 inches below the shell. Some have pipes that feed them air, and some just draw from the undercabinet. These pipes can go back to the equipment bay or down to the bottom edge of the...
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    Does anyone know what filter a Coast Spa Manhattan uses?

    Do you know the year? Can you post a pic of the filter area and connection, and the diameter of the filter inlet and depth of the filter well. I should be able to figure it out, but I don't know off the top of my head.
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    Spa Repair Thread - Pump bearing, leak, and new cover. With pics!

    No paper towels needed. The dowel rods will show where it's wet without soaking it up so you can better locate the leak(s). You"ll want a handful of 1/4" up to 3/8". A hair dryer makes them re-useable. Depending on the valve design, that may be your leak, too.
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    Spa Repair Thread - Pump bearing, leak, and new cover. With pics!

    Before you go digging, are you familiar with the dowel rod trick? I notice in your pic that the water level is a bit high on the low side and could be flooding the air control, which has a cheesy flap valve that wrinkles up after a few years. Could it be that? Drains are another common leak...
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    Sundance 880 Alta mar help - FLO Error

    Flo means the switch reads open when it should read closed, flo2 is the opposite. Without being there, I would guess flow switch.
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    Can somebody pls help me understand how this circuit works and figure out a workaround?

    I would not recommend rerouting any circuits on the board as you may bypass safety features. Control voltage enters the relay board at the connection on the upper right of the relay board. Check that connection for corrosion or debris.
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    Red skin

    The only unstabilized granules that I know of is calcium hypochlorite, which I would not recommend in your spa. Or pretty much anywhere else either. Spa shock is dichlor, or non-chlorine mps.
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    In ground spa cover replacement

    Pretty much. And a heavy cover is the result of trapped chemical fumes breaking down the moisture barrier, not weather. Additional moisture barrier and denser foam options on your new cover is worth the extra cost. Vinyl should be treated with 303 aerospace protectant to prolong life.
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    Balboa board repair or replace?

    Good eye, @CuckooChris . I didn't even notice that. With the double fuse holder on the right, it might be factory. Those old 6-finger boards were used in alot of spas, and tweaked as needed for each manufacturer. For a good decade or more it was the only circuit board balboa made. It looks like...
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    Spa Newbie here: Refilled spa for spring and now pump/jets won't turn on

    A loud buzzing for a few seconds ending in a click is a bad capacitor or locked rotor. Given that it has been sitting, I would guess bearings. If you can turn the motor shaft by hand a bit it may start working. You can remove the rear motor cover to access the motor shaft, which should have a...
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    Hot tub heater question

    Post a pic of the heater. Did you get a complete assembly or the element only? Does the breaker trip immediately or run for a while first? What was the old heater doing that you determined it was bad? Do you have a multimeter?
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    Balboa board repair or replace?

    Exactly. You will still need to solder in the coil terminals, but that heater circuit is in-and-out on the power.
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    Balboa board repair or replace?

    That is the heater circuit, and it was likely a worn relay or loose screw terminal. With the foil burned I wouldn't bother trying a rebuild, nor would I replace just that old board even if I could find it. Balboa has come a long way since then, and a retrofit control system complete with new...
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    In ground spa cover replacement

    That depends on your budget. Your regular old spa cover is the best bang for your buck, but you can get covers that could double as dance floors if you want to spend a few $k.
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    My 120v Hot Tub started burning/melting the power cord last night.

    That's what breakers are for. Literally, the only thing they are for. The size of the breaker is determined by the size of the wire, and vice-versa. Wires melt and catch fire due to bad connections (like the plug) or wire that is too small to handle the current (like the extension cord) or...
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    My 120v Hot Tub started burning/melting the power cord last night.

    Yes, dedicated circuit. Even for a 15 amp unit you will still need a circuit ran. There are advantages to 230v operation, the main one being 4x the heat output. Code says the gfci disconnect (plug, in your case) must be at least 5ft, no more than 25ft, and in a direct line of sight, from the spa.
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    My 120v Hot Tub started burning/melting the power cord last night.

    That control is designed for 120v operation on a 20 amp circuit which requires #12 wire and can be plugged in to a DEDICATED circuit (which means nothing else on the breaker). The gfci protection can be on the cord or at the plug or breaker and must be at least 5ft from the spa. You cannot use...
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    My 120v Hot Tub started burning/melting the power cord last night.

    ??? Please post a pic of this. Also of the melting part, new pumps spec label, heater, circuit board, and wiring diagram from the inside of the control box cover.
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    Had a simple fix, now my bubbles are wrong.

    They have a point about the suction side leak. I hadn't considered that. As for "fizzing", I have seen it often and associate it with high sanitizer and/or mps. I have no basis for this other than my own experience in the field. Perhaps @JoyfulNoise has some insight?
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    Red skin

    Yep. What he said. 👍
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    Had a simple fix, now my bubbles are wrong.

    Does your tub have air control valves? Do the bubbles stop if you close them? Do you have full pressure out of the jets, or does it feel a little weak?
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    Had a simple fix, now my bubbles are wrong.

    Ok. I misunderstood. I thought we were talking about the ozone injection bubbles that go 24/7. Sorry about that. The main jet bubbles draw in air at each individual jet and will be affected by both flow rate and air control. Larger bubbles usually means lower water flow rate or increased air...
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    Had a simple fix, now my bubbles are wrong.

    Ok. Are you talking about the bubbles out of all the jets when the jet pumps are on, or the bubbles from the heater return that runs all the time?
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    Red skin

    No, just re-treat the same water until no more gunk accumulates. You will be wiping it up as it appears. Follow the instructions on the package.
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    Red skin

    You guess wrong, my friend. After your tub was built, it was filled (from a tank of re-used water) for testing. Then it was drained (not very thoroughly) and stuck in a warehouse or lot for who-knows-how-long before being shipped across country. Plenty of opportunity for all kinds of nasty to...
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    Had a simple fix, now my bubbles are wrong.

    Once filled incorrectly, an air bubble can be there a while even with partial flow and another refill if you have a 24/7 circulation pump. That would definitely affect flow. It would help if I could see what you have.
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    Red skin

    A spa has no need for clarifier. If your water won't clear from a shock it's time to drain and fill. Stain and scale is generally uneeded unless you allow your ph and alk to go too high. Some water with alot of metals needs it, but most municipal water system users do not if they keep it...
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    Had a simple fix, now my bubbles are wrong.

    You said you replaced the ozonator? The bubbles originate at the ozonator, so perhaps there is a connection. Did you also replace the mazzei injector and check valve? Did you replace it with the same ozonator?
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    Red skin

    Most pool and spa stores simply follow the recommendations of the chemical manufacturer they carry, and have little training in them. Most computer test your water and sell you whatever the chem manf computer system says you need. Chemical manufacturers recommendations are generally chemical...