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Spa Controllers

A spa controller runs the spa's pump, blower, and heater. Most spa controllers have the heater built into them, so the spa controller is also the spa heater.

If your spa has heating problems, check your heater.

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 spa controller.

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.

Click here to view comparison chart between SpaGuts, Balboa and Gecko brand electronic spa controllers.

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Aeware, Gecko IN.YE-5 Controller Kit w/Topside K200 & Cords

Advanced electronics! Water Resistance! WIFI control from your iPhone! Aeware by Gecko IN.YE-5, aka Y-Series, Controller Kit with Topside Panel IN.K200-OP. Application is 110/220V 60Hz Power Supply  ... 
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Gecko $382.99 configure In Stock  
           
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SpaGuts brand VS500Z Single Pump Spa Controller Kit w/ Topside, 54803-01

SpaGuts brand Spa Controller VS500Z Kit, is powered by Balboa Water Group, but offers an upgraded 2 year warranty instead of the standard 1 year warranty provided on Balboa labeled components. It  ... 
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SpaGuts $394.95 configure In Stock  
           
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SpaGuts brand VS501Z Spa Controller Kit w/ Topside, 54801-01

SpaGuts brand Spa Controller VS501Z Kit, is powered by Balboa Water Group, but offers an upgraded 2 year warranty instead of the standard 1 year warranty provided on Balboa labeled components. It  ... 
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SpaGuts $405.95 configure In Stock  
           
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SpaGuts brand VS510SZ Dual Pump Spa Controller Kit w/ Topside, 54802

SpaGuts brand Spa Controller VS510SZ Kit, is powered by Balboa Water Group, but offers an upgraded 2 year warranty instead of the standard 1 year warranty provided on Balboa labeled components. It  ... 
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Spaguts $442.95 configure In Stock  
           
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SpaGuts CS Series Electronic Spa Controller Kit w/Topside

SpaGuts brand CS Series Electronic Spa Controller with a Flo-Thru 5.5KW Heater and Topside Panel. Select a Fixed Position heater or a Movable heater. This is a universal spa  ... 
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SpaGuts $399.95 configure In Stock  
           
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SpaGuts CS Series Pneumatic Spa Controller Kit w/Topside

Pneumatic controllers have been around since the first home spas and continue to remain popular due to their lower cost, simplicity, and reliability. This is a universal spa controller that can  ... 
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SpaGuts $335.95 configure In Stock  
           
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SpaGuts 220V 3-Wire CS Series Pneumatic Spa Controller (SP)

The SpaGuts 220V 3-Wire CS Series Pneumatic Spa Controller requires only Line 1, Line 2 and Ground for power connection. No Neutral required. Select a Single or Dual Pump  ... 
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SpaGuts $390.95
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SpaGuts CS Series Electronic Spa Controller with detached Low-Flo Tubular Heater

SpaGuts CS Series Electronic Spa Controller with detached Low-Flo Tubular Heater. If your spa is setup for a low-flo heater and a small circulation pump that connects to 3/4 inch hoses, this is the  ... 
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SpaGuts $554.95 configure In Stock  
           
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SpaGuts CS Series Electronic Spa Controller with detached Low-Flo Canister Heater

SpaGuts CS Series Electronic Spa Controller with detached Low-Flo Canister Heater. If your spa is setup for a low-flo heater and a small circulation pump that connects to 3/4 inch hoses, this is the  ... 
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SpaGuts $574.95 configure In Stock  
           
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SpaGuts CS M-Series Electronic Spa Controller with LCD Topside

SpaGuts Top of the Line CS M-Series Electronic Spa Controller with 10-button LCD Topside Panel. Available with a Fixed Position Heater or a Slider/Remote Heater. The heater manifold is made of  ... 
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SpaGuts $579.95 configure In Stock  
           
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SpaGuts CS M-Series Electronic Spa Controller with Topside and Canister Heater

SpaGuts Top of the Line CS M-Series Electronic Spa Controller with 10-button LCD Topside Panel and a Detached Low-Flo Canister Heater. This controller can operate up to 3 Pumps. Pump 1 and Pump  ... 
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SpaGuts $754.95 configure In Stock  
           
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Balboa VS500Z Single Pump Spa Controller Kit w/ Topside, 54219-Z

The Balboa Spa Controller VS500Z Kit is configurable. Internal component circuits are setup to work with your existing pump and ozone, so you don't have to do any internal wiring. OEM part number  ... 
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Balboa $369.89 configure In Stock  
           
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Balboa VS501Z Spa Controller Kit w/ Topside, 54220-Z

The Balboa Spa Controller VS501Z Kit is configurable. Internal component circuits are setup to work with your existing pump, blower and ozone, so you don't have to do any internal wiring. OEM part  ... 
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Balboa $389.89 configure In Stock  
           
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Balboa VS510SZ Dual Pump Spa Controller Kit w/ Topside, 54218-Z

The Balboa Spa Controller VS510SZ Kit is configurable. Internal component circuits are setup to work with your existing pumps, blower and ozone, so you don't have to do any internal wiring. OEM  ... 
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Balboa $429.89 OUT OF STOCK  
           
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Balboa VS520SZ Dual Pump Spa Controller Kit w/ Topside, 56007HC1-53189

The Balboa Spa Controller VS520SZ Kit is configuratble. Internal component circuits are setup to work with your existing pumps, blower and ozone, so you don't have to do any internal  ... 
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Balboa $548.89 OUT OF STOCK  
           
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Aeware, Gecko IN.XM Controller Kit w/Topsides K450-3OP and K100-3OP, Cords, IN.THERM Heater, BDLXMK450 (SP)

Advanced electronics! Water Resistance! WIFI control from your iPhone! Aeware by Gecko IN.XM Controller Kit with Main Topside Panel IN.K450-3OP, Auxiliary Topside Panel IN.K100-3OP, 4.0KW 220V  ... 
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Gecko $689.95
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Aeware, Gecko IN.XM Controller Kit w/Topside K600-5OP, Cords, IN.THERM Heater, BDLXMK6005OP (SP)

Advanced electronics! Water Resistance! WIFI control from your iPhone! Aeware by Gecko IN.XM Controller Kit with Main Topside Panel IN.K600-5OP, 4.0KW 220V IN.THERM Heater, and IN.LINK Cable Kit.  ... 
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Gecko $628.95
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HT Pneumatic Controller with ABS Heater, CS500T

SpaGuts HT style Pneumatic Controller with ABS Heater. Comes with a 2 YEAR LIMITED WARRANY compared to others only offering a 1 Year Warranty amd without or limited support and service. This is an  ... 
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SpaGuts $299.89 configure In Stock  
           
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Hydro Quip Pneumatic Controller with ABS Heater, 220V, 3-Wire, CS500T-C-3W

Hydro Quips HT style Pneumatic Controller with ABS Heater. Comes with a 2 YEAR LIMITED WARRANY compared to others only offering a 1 Year Warranty and without or limited support and service. This is  ... 
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Hydro Quip $304.89
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Hydro Quip Outdoor Series Electronic Spa Controller, Balboa, 11KW, CS8700-A (SP)

Hydro Quip's outdoor rated electronic spa controller with 11KW Heater, powered by Balboa, model CS8700-A. Equipped with M7 Technology. This controller will operate up to 3 pumps and a blower, and  ... 
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Hydro Quip $910.00
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Hydro Quip Electronic Spa Controller Kit with Rite Angle Heater, CS4509-US (SP)

Hydro Quip Electronic Spa Controller Kit with Detachable Rite Angle Heater, Model CS4509-US. Topside Panel and cords included. This controller will operate up to 2 circuits, programmable for 1  ... 
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Hydro Quip $499.95
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Hydro Quip Outdoor Series Electronic Spa Controller, Gecko, 11KW, CS8600-A (SP)

Hydro Quip's outdoor rated electronic spa controller with 11KW Heater, powered by Gecko. This controller will operate up to 3 pumps and a blower, and provides fast heat. This controller is designed  ... 
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Hydro Quip $910.00
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Dream Maker Spas Mach 7 Control Box, w/ 14ft GFCI & Sensors, 462005RS (SP)

Dream Maker Spas Mach 7 Control Box, model RS80 UL 60Hz, with 14ft GFCI and Sensors, 110V, 60Hz, part number 462005RS. This is a heat transfer unit that operates one pump and a light. SpaGuts  ... 
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Dream Maker Spas $419.95
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Balboa Spa Controller, LB500S, 53408

Replacement Balboa Spa Controller, LB500S, 53408. This item does not include cords or topside panel. This item comes with a 1 year limited warranty. This item is a special order and  ... 
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Balboa $655.00 OUT OF STOCK  
           
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Aeware, Gecko IN.XE Controller Kit w/Topside K200 & Cords, 110V P1-BL-OZ C8

Advanced electronics! Water Resistance! WIFI control from your iPhone! Aeware by Gecko IN.XE Controller Kit with Topside Panel IN.K200 and 110V 2-speed Pump IN.LINK Cord, 110V Blower IN.LINK Cord,  ... 
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Gecko $409.99 OUT OF STOCK  
           
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Aeware, Gecko IN.XE Controller Kit w/Topside K200 & Cords, 220V P1-BL-OZ C8

Advanced electronics! Water Resistance! WIFI control from your iPhone! Aeware by Gecko IN.XE Controller Kit with Topside Panel IN.K200 and 220V 2-speed Pump IN.LINK Cord, 110V Blower IN.LINK Cord,  ... 
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Gecko $409.99 OUT OF STOCK  
           
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Aeware, Gecko IN.XE Controller Kit w/Topside K450 & Cords, 220V C3

Advanced electronics! Water Resistance! WIFI control from your iPhone! Aeware by Gecko IN.XE Controller Kit with Topside Panel IN.K450 and 220V 2-speed Pump IN.LINK Cord, 220V 1-speed Pump IN.LINK  ... 
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Gecko $509.99 OUT OF STOCK  
           
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Keys Backyard Spa Controller, 53794 (OBSOLETE)

The Keys Backyard Spa Controller, OEM Part Number 53794, is an Obsolete spa controller manufactured by Balboa Instruments. This controller operates one 2 speed pump, a 12V light, and an ozone. It  ... 
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Keys Backyard N/A OBSOLETE  
           
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Aeware, Gecko IN.XE Controller Kit w/Topside K200 & Pump Cord, 110V P1 C9

Advanced electronics! Water Resistance! WIFI control from your iPhone! Aeware by Gecko IN.XE Controller Kit with Topside Panel IN.K200 and 110V 2-speed Pump IN.LINK Cord. Application is setup for  ... 
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Gecko $394.99 OUT OF STOCK  
           
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Aeware, Gecko IN.XE Controller Kit w/Topside K200 & Pump Cord, 220V P1 C9

Advanced electronics! Water Resistance! WIFI control from your iPhone! Aeware by Gecko IN.XE Controller Kit with Topside Panel IN.K200 and 220V 2-speed Pump IN.LINK Cord. Application is setup for  ... 
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Gecko $394.99 OUT OF STOCK