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 12W 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 a 48-Frame Side Dicharge spa motor with different horsepower options.
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 air-button controls (individual air buttons). 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 and configure, which can lead to extra hours of assembling and configurations of the parts.
Extra hours will lead to extra time and money.
If a "spa pack in a box" version is desired, choose the "FIELD ASSEMBLY KIT" option. This option will allow all parts to be shipped loose,
where field assembly and internal controller box wiring and configuration is required for the installer.
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. Shipping fee will apply for Alaska or Hawaii (and outside the USA).
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
220V require 4 wires (Line 1, Lin2, Neutral and Ground)
1.5/5.5KW, 110/220V 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
Underwater 12V 12W light (light housing not included)
Ozone ready (Electrically – Ozone 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. (If “FACTORY ASSEMBLY” is selected)
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 above ground portable 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. Unfortunately, since your spa pack is custom built to
your specifications, we cannot accept returns because you specified the wrong thing.
Verify 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. Otherwise select the voltage that you will be supplying to the spa.
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 standard size 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.
- Note that newer model spas may have 20 to 35 smaller size jets installed that still
uses a small pump horsepower. This is because those smaller size jets have smaller
orifice that allows less water flow (GPM). Nonetheless, you should select a similar
size motor and horsepower pump as the original that was previously installed to get
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 Spa Rated 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, NO Neutral), 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. You can also try to match the amps and voltage
ratings. 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! Jets may be popping
out! 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 larger and outputs more water flow, and 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". Motors that are labeled “56Z” are not 56-Frame motors. A 48-frame motor normally has a motor diameter of 5.5 inch. A 56-frame motor normally has a motor diameter of 6.5 inch.
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 approximately $35 versus buying them individually.
If the secondary pump needs to be a different horse power than the primary pump, select to “add 1 pump plus the secondary motor circuit”, and then order the secondary pump separately at regular price.
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 two-motor spa pack the first motor will be pre-plumbed, pre-wired, pre-mounted for the “FACTORY ASSEMBLY” option
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 (motor cord will be attached for “FACTORY ASSEMBLY” option) and will be plumbed by your installer to your second pump
drain and remaining jet lines. Both motors will be exactly the same size and horsepower if two motors are selected in the configuration.
Spa blowers are also known as air blowers, turbo charger or bubblers. A spa blower is connected to a single pipe line, or an air line, and it blows air through air jets located on the seats and foot wells inside the hot tub. When a spa blower is activated, it sounds like a vacuum cleaner, and it makes eruptions of air bubbles just like a pot of boiling water.
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, and includes a 4ft blower cord with J&J mini adapter cord.
If a higher voltage and/or horse power blower is needed, select the "NO Blower" option, and then add the desired blower separately at regular price (the blower circuit is standard on this spa pack, but does not include the blower cord for this option). Also don't forget to add the purple J&J mini adapter cord so that the blower plugs directly onto the CS Series Controller.
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 venturi line.
If you wish to use your old blower with your new spa pack, select the “NO Blower” option (the blower circuit is standard on this spa pack, but does not include the blower cord for this option). 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 $18.95). Make sure to contact us with the desired voltage for the blower circuit (default setting is 110V for “FACTORY ASSEMBLY”).
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 $84.95* plus $7.95* for the J&J mini adapter cord).
We strongly encourge you to replace your blower check
valve when installing your new spa pack. The check valve help 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.
The SpaGuts Pneumatic Pack comes standard with air button controls and air
tubing. Single-motor controllers comes with 3 air buttons (motor, blower, light) and 12ft 1/8-inch air tubing.
Dual-motor controllers comes with 4 air buttons (motor 1, motor 2, blower, light) and 16ft 1/8-inch air tubing.
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 air buttons. NOTE that the individual air buttons are not included if the optional Topside Command Center at discounted price is added to the order (air buttons will already be mounted on the Topside Command Center).
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.
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
NOTE: Keep in mind that there are a few spas that has the pump sucking/drawing 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.
Field Assembly Kit: All components will be shipped unassembled, including the plumbing configuration. Installer to set-up, mount
and wire all components, and gluing up the plumbing at the time of Field Installation. Installer to also set-up Internal component
circuits inside the controller box for the pump(s) voltage, ozone voltage (if applicable), blower voltage (if applicable) at the
time of Field Installation. Installation instructions and wiring diagram are included. Component circuits will be preset at the
default settings (which varies all the time).
Factory Assembled: For only $55. Factory performs set-up, mounting, wiring and bench testing of all pump(s) and blower (if applicable)
according to the configuration specifications you select during check-out. When you receive the spa pack, it will look just like the
photo shown on our website (based on configuration); pre-plumbed, pre-assembled on a skid base, pre-wired, pre-tested and ready to go.
Best value for most installers; saves time and prevents costly installation errors.
Our SpaGuts brand spa packs comes standard with a 2-year limited warranty. This 2-year limited warranty covers parts and labor at the
factory for the controller and topside control with heater, pump(s) and motor(s), and the blower. NOTE that the included warranty
only accounts for the blower and secondary pump that is added from the Spa Pack ordering page. (Items that not part of the Spa Pack have
their own warranty).
You may choose the extended 1-year limited warranty, making it a total of 3-year, only offered at this time, and at a discounted price
of $29.95. Best Value!
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.
Spa Frog Floating System
Put the AAAHH in Your Spa! Let the Spa Frog® Floater do the Job For You!
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