Our CS Series Electronic Spa Pack features the SpaGuts CS
Series Electronic Spa Controller. This controller includes a digital topside control panel,
adjustable filtration cycles and temperature range with digital readout, 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.
View from the front showing the controller (front), pump/motor (behind, left), and blower (behind, right).
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View from above the pack showing the controller (front), pump/motor (left), and blower (right).
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View of Digital Topside Controller. Click image to enlarge.
You can choose either 110V or 220V current and 1.5" or 2" pipe fittings.
The pack includes a 48-Frame Side Discharge spa motor with different size 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 control panel.
Other competitors will send a "spa pack in a box" that is NOT pre-plumbed, pre-configured,
pre-wired 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 configration 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 configuration is required for the installer.
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).
*Contact us for special configuration like adding additional circuits, to request longer cords, or to
request low-flo heaters, etc (Additional fees will apply).
Our spa packs can be configured for any above ground 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.
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 are 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 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 now 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 3 and 4 HP pumps require
2.0 inch plumbing 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".
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 horsepower 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 two-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 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 attach) and will be plumbed by your installer to your secondary pump drain and remaining
jet lines. Both motors will be exactly the same size and horsepower if two motors are selected
in the configuration.
The SpaGuts Electronic Pack comes standard with a digital topside
control panel. Single-motor controllers have a 4-button Topside (pump, blower,
light, temp up/down) with dimensions of 5 inches x 2.5 inches. Dual-motor
controllers have a 6-button Topside (pump 1, pump 2, blower, light, temp up,
temp down) with dimensions of 7 inches x 3.25 inches. There is an LED
temperature readout (Red in color) so you can easily read the
temperature from either inside or outside the spa. If either Topsides
are too small for the existing hole cut-out, the optional Acrylic Placard
is recommended to cover up the larger hole.
There are two fitting sizes that you need to measure to match your spa's plumbing:
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.
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
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 come standard
with 2 inch fittings, so if your pump or pipe needs 1.5 inch fittings
we will add reducers (adapter) 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.
Here's an example of a spa pack configured with the intake on the left
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 store.
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 vacuum suction. If you are unsure, contact us.
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. 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). 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). Make sure to contact us with the desired voltage for the blower circuit (default
setting is 110V).
If you wire your old blower to your new spa pack using any thing 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.
If you are converting from a pneumatic spa pack, you will need to install a
thermowell. A thermowell is a small fitting that
goes through your spa shell to measure the
temperature of your water. Inserted in the thermowell is a temperature sensor probe that
connects to your Electronic Controller. Thermowells are a more precise way of measuring the
temperature of the water in the spa than measuring the water temperature flowing through the
heater on the spa controller, as is done with pneumatic spa controllers. Keep in mind that the
temperature sensor probe must not be in direct water contact. The thermowell keeps the temperature
sensor probe dry. A thermowell is included with the Electronic Spa Pack order. Cutting a hole for
the new topside panel may also be required. An adapter plate may be required if the existing
topside hole cutout is larger than the provided topside panel.
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.
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.
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 the 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 pack.
All electrical and plumbing parts we sell are intended for installation by a licensed electrician or licensed contractor.
Any sales or technical advise provided by this site or our staff may not be construed to authorize or suggest
anything but professional installation.