Yes, it has a dedicated 20A circuit with the single outlet weather cover box for the GFCI plug. New 20A GFCI plug will be here tomorrow... this one is toast.Make sure it is 20 amp, not 15, and on a 20 amp breaker with #12 awg wire. It should be a dedicated circuit. Many think a plug in means no electrical, but that tub is pushing the limits of it's circuit, and if you have something else plugged in that comes on when it's heating, you trip the breaker. And most home wall outlets are on 15 amp, #14 awg wire.
Nice. I'm debating between that or the Saltron Mini.Glad to hear your getting the tub going? YES YES YES on Aww-Some purges until clean.
For a SWCG, I love my SmarterSpa. It costs more ($380-$420 depending on deals) but I love how you can set the low free chlorine level and the high clorine level ranges instead of just running so much every day. I find that I never really need to test my free chlorine level because it's always in the range I set regardless of it being used frequently or when I'm on vacation. See additional details in this writeup......
I had asked the TFP forum some questions about SWGs and the SmarterSpa. A few folks said to post about my experience with the SmarterSpa so here it is..... I'm very happy with the SmarterSpa. It keeps my free chlorine in the range I want from 1.5 FC to 3.2 with basically no effort. Also, if...www.troublefreepool.com
Seems like it would need at least a 12 ga cord with 20 amps..Question regarding operation of the heater. Being this tub is on a 120V 20A circuit and has a 14ga cord, and looking at the amp ratings of the heater and pumps, am I safe to assume that the heater kicks off when the jet pump is turned on and vice versa?
When it comes to electricity and hot tubs I am anal. Really about electricity in general. I almost had a house burn down due to an outdoor GFCI that failed and started a fire. Luckily someone was there to kill power and put it out.So if I buy a "hot tub" GFCI plug, it's over $100. If I buy the Leviton GFCI plug, it's $28. Am I missing something?
The same goes for the Pentair GFCI breaker for the VS pumps. Pentair doesn’t make it, Siemens does. And Siemens has their own ‘version’ without the Pentiar stamp. It’s about 25% cheaper when there is no pandemic going on.And I would think the Leviton would work fine... the price difference is the Caldera name stamp on the other one
Somebody bought a Pentair cartridge filter at the start of this season and it came with Pleatcos inside. This tells us one of 2 things :I found Pleatco filters for cheap and it seems to be a popular brand on TFP. Probably just grab 2 of those as the original filter looks questionable