Pneumatic Spa Packs
Our Pneumatic Spa Pack features the Spa Guts Pneumatic
Spa Controller. This controller includes pneumatic topside air-button
controls (individual air buttons), a 12V light, and comes ozonator ready (electrically). The stainless
steel high-flow heater has quick-disconnect PVC unions. Lighted Color-coded plugs and receptacles
(outlets) makes it simple to plug into the correct receptacles. Each lighted plug can be used as a
visual diagnostic tool to determine if power is being supplied through the cord.
You can choose either 110V or 220V current and 1.5 inch or 2 inch pipe fittings. The
pack includes any size 48-Frame Side Dicharge spa motor at no extra charge.
Add a spa blower for only $50 more. The pack comes
custom built to your specifications with all the components assembled together on
a plastic skid board (pre-plumbed, pre-configured, pre-wired and pre-mounted) when "Factory Assembly" is selected. In
most cases all your installer will need to do is bolt in your new spa pack,
connect the wiring, connect the intake and discharge pipes, position the light,
and install the Topside controls. Other competitors will send a "spa pack in a box"
that is not pre-plumbed, pre-configured, or pre-mounted. This means all parts are sent
loose for the installer to assemble which can lead to extra hours of assembling the parts together.
Extra hours will lead to extra time and money.
The SpaGuts Pneumatic Spa Pack has been certified by both Canadian and
United States UL Recognition (cURus)
Underwriters Laboratories and ETL (Edison
Testing Laboratories), as individual parts, for your safety. Many other brands of spa
controls have not been certified.
Shipping is free in the Continental US. Shippging fee will apply for Alaska or Hawaii.
Promptly ships in 1 or 2 business days. You can track
your shipment online. Contact us about
shipping charges to other locations. Our spa packs are compatible in any area
with electrical systems based on North American electrical standards (60 Hertz). This
includes much of Central and South America, and many islands. Unfortunately, it
does not include Europe (50 Hertz).
Your choice of 110 or 220 volt 60 hertz pneumatic spa
1.5/5.5KW, 120/240V flo-thru heater with Heater ON light and reversible water flow
Your choice of a 1, 1.5, 2, 3 or 4 HP two-speed 48-frame side discharge
spa motor and pump with 4ft cord
Optional second pump or circuit only with 4ft cord (If different HP is needed, contact us)
Underwater 12V light (light housing not included)
Ozone ready (Electrically - Cord Sold Separately)
Thermostat heat control
24-hour time clock adjustable in 15-minute increments
Safety features include Freeze Protection, High Limit Protection, Pressure Switch installed for Dry Heat Protection
Pneumatic air button topside controls (individaul air buttons) for motor, blower and light
Lighted Color-Coded cords can be used as a visual diagnostic tool
Mounted on skid plate and pre-plumbed with your choice of 1.5 or 2 inch
fittings for easy installation
Spa Guts' two-year limited warranty
*Contact us for special configuration like adding additional circuits, to request longer cords,
or to request low-flo heaters, etc (Addition fees will apply).
Our spa packs can be configured for any spa ever built by any spa
manufacturer. The total dimensions of a single pump spa pack are 26" wide, 13" tall and
16" deep mounted on a skid plate. In some cases our "Factory-Assembled"
configuration will not fit in the space in which your current spa pack fits. If
so, all you need to do is rearrange the individual components of the spa pack
(controller, pump, blower) so that they will fit. Make sure to verify the space
under the spa for fitment. Our spa packs can also be mounted remotely from the
spa and placed under a waterproof cover, and must be mounted below the water level.
Contact us for in-ground spa applications.
Configuring Your Spa Pack
Click here to configure and price your new SpaGuts
Pneumatic Spa Pack
Before you place your order for your spa pack, you will need to know how your
spa pack should be configured so that it's right for your spa. This is not
difficult, but it does require some checking of wiring and plumbing that you
may not be accustomed to. If you're really not handy with mechanical things,
you should have someone who is better qualified than you to do this, because it
needs to be done correctly. Verfiy to make sure your existing spa equipment is setup
like our spa pack with the high-flow heater mounted on the bottom of the controller. If
everything does look the same, proceed with the order. But if your existing spa
equipment is different with the heater mounted in a different location or there
is a different style heater being used (especially low-flow heaters), we recommend
that you contact us for possibility on a special configuration.
If your existing spa pack runs on 220 volt current, you should order a
replacement spa pack that runs on 220V too.
If your spa currently runs on 110 volt current, you should consider upgrading to
220 volts. This will, however, require you to change the wiring and circuit
breakers between your home's electrical control box and your spa. With the
upgrade you'll get the following benefits:
Your spa heater will be able to run while your spa pump is running on high
speed. With 110V when the pump is on high speed there's not enough power left
over to run the heater.
The heater will run at 5.5 kw on 220 volts versus just 1.5 kw on 110 volts, so
your spa will heat up more than three times faster.
If your spa has more than 7 jets, a 110V spa pump may be underpowered for the
size of your spa. 110V spa pumps cannot be bigger than 1.5 horsepower.
Generally a spa pump needs 1 horsepower for every 4-6 standard size jets.
The spa pack's price is the same for 220V or 110V. If you have a 110V system
you'll probably be very happy with the improved performance of your spa if you
upgrade to 220V.
An external GFCI is required. Your existing
spa's wiring probably already includes an external GFCI since it is required by
most local electrical codes, but if you do not have one, you must install one
with your new spa pack. For 110V 60Hz spa pack it requires Line 1, Neutral and
Ground. For 220V 60Hz spa pack it requires Line 1, Line 2, Neutral and Ground.
If different wiring configuration is needed (especially for 220V with only 3-wires), contact us.
Pump Motor Size
The horsepower of your existing spa pump motor is likely to be clearly marked on
the motor. We recommend you use a pump motor of the same horsepower as you have
now and what the spa's manufacturer intended. However, if you cannot determine
the size of the existing motor, the general rule is that you should have 1
horsepower for every 4-6 standard size jets. Some pumps may only have the amperage
and voltage written on the motor label. In most cases, we can help determine the horsepower
of the original pump motor.
More horsepower is not better. Overpowering your jets with too much horsepower
could cause damage to your plumbing, your equipment or even to you! It
is critical to select the right size motor for your application.
All motors are 48-frame size. Keep in mind that the 3HP and 4HP pumps require 2.0 inch
plumbings for sufficient water flow. If the original motors are rated 56-frame size, you might
want to consider going with the 56-frame size motor for more water flow. 56-frame size motors are
not offered as part of the spa pack. To determine if the spa motor is rated 48 or 56-frame, verify
off the motor label to see if it's labeled 48Y or 56Y under "frame" or "FR".
Many larger spas are equipped with 2 motors of the same size. If you have a
second motor in your spa, you will need a second circuit for it added to your
spa controller ($39.95 extra). We recommend replacing both motors when you put in
a new spa pack, but sometimes you may wish to replace only one. For example,
one motor had been previously replaced, or both motors are still working and
you plan to retain the other motor as a spare. The cost for both the 2nd pump
and the circuit is $250 - a savings of $35 versus buying them individually. If
the secondary pump needs to be a different horse power than the primary pump,
A small number of older spas have two different sized motors. Unlike modern spa
packs that run a single 2-speed motor, these old spas run a small motor for
low speed and a larger motor for high speed. Most of these older spas have already
had their spa packs replaced once, but there are a few still out there. If you
have one of these consider your option to re-plumb and use a single motor the size
of the larger of your two motors.
If you order a 2-motor spa pack the first motor will be pre-plumbed, pre-wired, pre-mounted
and will perform the filtering and heating functions on low speed, as well as a
user-selectable high speed for running some of the jets. The second motor will
be shipped separately and will be plumbed by your installer to your second pump
drain and remaining jet lines.
The SpaGuts Pneumatic Pack comes standard with air button controls and air
tubings. Single-motor controllers have 3 air buttons (motor, blower, light).
Dual-motor controllers have 4 air buttons (motor 1, motor 2, blower, light).
Each air button has a white bezel with dimensions of 2-1/2 inches long x 1-1/4
inches wide. If you need an acrylic air button plate
to mount the air buttons on, you can add-on as an option. You can also add an
optional Topside Command Center to replace the
There are two fitting sizes that you need to measure to match your spa's
Intake/Suction (pump union)
Return (heater union)
Intake/Suction - This is the plumbing from the spa drain fitting leading up to your pump center intake. Measure the
inside dimension of the plumbing not the union or fittings.
Return - This is the plumbing
returning from the heater to your jets. Measure the inside dimension of the
plumbing not the union or fittings. Some plumbing fittings or pvc pipes have markings that indicates
the plumbing size.
If your pack is still installed, you can either look on the plumbing for
markings that say 1.5 inch or 2.0 inch or slip a string around the pipe (not the fittings) to
measure the circumference of the pipe using the diagram above to identify as 1.5
or 2.0 inch.
If you make a mistake, it's not a big problem because you can
buy adapters, but getting it right will save you time in installing
your spa pack and give you slightly better performance.
Please note that our spa pack pumps and heater come standard with 2 inch fittings, so if
your pump or pipe needs 1.5 inch fittings we will add reducers (adapters) to your spa pack to simplify installation for
you. (Additional fees apply for reducers).
Having your pack configured with the motor in the proper location will make
installing your spa pack simpler. Ask your installer how your pack should be
configured or identify the location yourself from inspecting your existing spa
pack as follows.
The pump/motor will pull water from the spa drain fitting(s) and push the water through the
heater outlet back to the spa. A pump/motor on the left will have its center inlet fittings
facing left, with the heater/return on the right. Likewise, a pump/motor on the right
will have its center inlet fittings facing right with the heater/return on the left.
Left-To-Right. View from the front showing the controller (front), pump/motor
(behind, left), and blower (behind, right). Click image to enlarge.
Left-To-Right. View from above the pack showing the controller (front),
pump/motor (left), and blower (right). Click image to enlarge.
Right-To-Left. View from the front showing the controller (front), pump/motor
(behind, right), and blower (behind, left). Click image to enlarge.
Right-To-Left. View from above the pack showing the controller (front),
pump/motor (right), and blower (left). Click image to enlarge.
If you make a mistake you will need to disassemble your spa pack and rearrange
all the components to so that they will be in the correct sequence or run the
plumbing to the other side. This is not difficult, but it is time-consuming and
will require you to buy extra plumbing parts from your local plumbing supply
Keep in mind that there are a few spas that has the pump sucking water from the heater.
In this case, consider the water flow direction and have the spa pack configured with the
pump to first draw water from the drain and then pushing water through the heater and back to the jets.
Our heater has a pressure switch installed, therefore it needs pressure from the pump instead of a
vucuum suction. If you are unsure, contact us.
With our spa packs you have the option to add a spa
blower for only $50 more. It is recommended to replace an old blower
and save now. Provided blowers on 110V or 220V spa packs are standard 1.0HP 110V. If a
higher voltage and/or horse power blower is needed, contact us. Do not add a blower if your
spa does not have the plumbing for a blower. Do not install a blower to a water line or to an air
If you wish to use your old blower with your new spa pack you may find that you
need additional plugs, wires, or connections that may exceed the cost of the
discount for omitting the blower or it may be of the wrong voltage. (We sell
blower cords for $17.95).
If you wire your old blower to your new spa pack using anything other than a J&J
mini plug you could damage the spa controller. This damage would not be covered
under your warranty. Your old blower may also not be a compatible voltage, and
if you existing blower ever failed, purchasing a new blower later will cost far
more than you'll save with this $50 discount. (We sell new
spa blowers separately for $79.89*).
We strongly encourge you to replace your blower check
valve when installing your new spa pack. The check valve prevents water
from back-flowing from your spa into your blower. This can happen when your
blower is turned off causing it to literally siphon water from your spa into
the blower. This backflow is not only dangerous, but will likely damage your
blower and possibly the spa controller, too. Blower check valves should be
replaced every 5 years.
Along with your spa pack purchase you will have the opportunity to buy
discounted accessories. These discounts are available only when ordered with
your spa pack. These are:
EZ Install Kit
Everything you need to connect your new spa pack's plumbing to your spa.
Topside Command Center
Gives you the convenience of being able to control the temperature from a
topside control unit with the reliability of a pneumatic spa pack.
Spa Light Upgrade, the ColorGlo Sparkler™
An array of underwater microprocessor controlled lighting effects.
Blower Check Valve
Check valves should be replaced every 5 years. Now is the easiest time to do
Hayward Inline Filter System
If your old filter system is getting hard to use or to find replacement filters
for, now is the best time to replace it.
Gate Valves (Pair)
If your gate valves are getting hard to open and close, there's no easier time
to replace them. And if your spa doesn't have gate valves, get them now! They
make working on your spa much easier.
Spa Side Disconnect with GFCI
For your own safety, and to comply with most local electrical codes, you need a
GFCI disconnect. GFCI's are to be tested monthly.
Balboa Corona Discharge Ozonator Kit, 54449
Sanitizing with ozone make for a much nicer spa experience. And it pays for
itself with the savings on chlorine or bromine.
Reduce your use of spa chemical even more.
For many people the process of selecting a spa pack raises a number of
questions. Feel free to contact us. (Especially for Special Configurations)
Please note that we cannot configure a spa pack based on your spa
brand name and model number, as some spa manufacturers have used the
same model number for multiple spa configurations.
Ready to Order?
Once you've determined how to configure your spa pack, you're ready to order. Please
double check everything. We are custom building this spa pack for you
to your specifications based only on the setup we offer. If you make a mistake you'll need to reconfigure
your spa pack so that it will fit your spa, which will require buying plumbing
adaptors and maybe even another pump.
Our online spa pack ordering process will guide you through the process of
providing us with your specifications and ensure there is no error in
transmitting your specifications to our factory for building your custom spa
Click here to order your new
SpaGuts Pneumatic Spa Pack