The brain of an electronic spa controller is a circuit board.
The circuit board is the most expensive component in a spa controller. Replacement circuit boards
are typically priced at hundreds of dollars, and sometimes exceed the cost of replacing the entire
Unless your controller is under warranty or maybe just barely out of the warranty period,
it's not a good bet to replace a bad circuit board. Circuit boards
that have worked for a couple of years tend not to go bad just by themselves. Instead, something
has caused them to go bad. And whatever that is, it's not being fixed by replacing the circuit board.
Consequently, the life expectancy of a replaced circuit board is typically less than that of a new spa controller.
Spa circuit boards tend not to do well in environments of extreme changes in heat and humidity.
If you are having repeated circuit board problems,
consider switching to a pneumatic spa controller.
If you need to replace a circuit board, see our replacement
spa circuit boards.
Unless something simple on your controller has broken - such as a mechanical switch
or a timer - we recommend simply replacing the broken
controller. And if the rest of your equipment is more than 8 years old, we recommend
replacing the entire spa pack.
We carry both pneumatic (air-control)
and electronic (digital) spa controllers.
We carry our own Spa Guts brand of controllers, and several of the most common
controllers that came originally installed, for customers who want the simplicity of a direct swap out.
Most older and budget spas came originally equipped with pneumatic controllers.
If you're replacing the controller and having to get out of the tub and open up the
equipment access panel to adjust the spa's temperature really bothers you, now is the
time to switch to a more convenient electronic spa controller that comes with a digital topside panel.
Although electronic spa controllers are more convenient and they cost only slightly more
than our pneumatic spa controllers, for most people the pneumatic spa controller is the better choice.
Pneumatic spa controllers are simpler and less prone to problems. Internal parts within a Pneumatic spa
controller can be individually removed and replaced. Electronic spa controllers are run
by electronic circuit boards. The entire circuit board needs to be replaced if something fails. On the other
hand, electronic spa controllers provide more features and full control with the digital topside panel.
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