Our Gecko Ye-5-H5.5 Series Electronic Equipment Spa Pack features one of the Gecko Ye-5-H5.5 Spa Controllers depending upon configurations. The Gecko Ye-5-H5.5 Series Spa Controller is an Aeware brand, built as an Advanced Electronics, is Water Resistance, and capable of WIFI control from an iPhone. The Gecko Ye-5-H5.5 Controller includes a digital Topside Control Panel, Kinetic Heat Monitoring, Water Temperature Algorithm, Dry-Fire Protection, Watertight Protection, New Input Terminal Block, adjustable Filtration Cycles, Economy Modes*, Temperature Range with LCD digital readout, a 12V 12W light, and comes ozonator ready (electrically). The stainless steel high-flow heater has quick-disconnect PVC unions. Component cords plug directly into onboard amp receptacles.
* The wifi App allows you to set all your Economy and Filtration Cycles through your phone (iPod, iPad or computer), with precision that goes to the minutes!
View from the front showing the controller (front), pump/motor (behind, left), and
blower (behind, right).
View of Digital Topside Control Panel and Accessories for Gecko Ye-5 Series Electronic Equipment Spa
Pack with “1 Pump, No Blower” -OR- “1 Pump, Blower” -OR- “1 Pump, Blower Circuit Only”
View of Digital Topside Control Panel and Accessories for Gecko Ye-5 Series Electronic Equipment Spa
Pack with “2 Pumps, No Blower” -OR- “2 Pumps, Blower” -OR- “2 Pumps, Blower Circuit Only”.
You can choose either 110V or 220V current and 1.5" or 2" pipe fittings. The equipment spa pack
includes a 48-Frame Side Discharge spa motor
with different horsepower options. Add a spa blower for only $50 more. The equipment spa pack comes
custom built to your specifications with all the components assembled together on
a plastic skid board (pre-plumbed, pre-configured, pre-wired, pre-programmed and pre-mounted) when "FACTORY ASSEMBLY" is selected. In
most cases all your installer will need to do is bolt in your new equipment spa pack,
connect the wiring, connect the intake and discharge pipes, position the light,
and install the topside control panel. Other competitors will send an " equipment spa pack in a box"
that is NOT pre-plumbed, pre-configured, pre-programmed or pre-mounted. This means all parts are sent
loose for the installer to assemble, configure and program in the field, which can lead to extra hours of assembling and configurations of the parts. And the extra hours to program the spa controller. Extra hours will lead to extra time and money.
If an "equipment 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, configuration and programming are required for the installer.
Shipping is free in the Continental USA. Shipping fees will apply for Alaska or Hawaii
(and outside of 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 setting up the circulation pump circuit,
to request longer cords, etc (Additional fees will apply).
Advanced electronics! Water Resistance! (Upon proper installation, and a water-tight power supply clamp is used)
In.put - New Input Terminal Bloc - In.put was designed to ease wire insertion (up to # 4 AWG) and connections. Tighter input connection reduces heat generated for increased component lifetime.
In.seal - Watertight Protection - In.seal provides extra level of protection against water infiltration. Connectors and power box are designed to be watertight and no water can be in direct contact with electrical components.
In.kin - Kinetic Heat Monitoring - First ever UL approved kinetic heating protection manages water temp. increase generated by pump heat dissipation. Hardware protection shuts all accessories off if it senses water overheat.
In.flo - Dry-Fire Protection - A new heater safety system located in the in.therm power box - an all-electronic dry-fire protection.
In.t.cip - Water Temperature Algorithm - In.t.cip is an intelligent water temp. refresh algorithm that calculates optimal time to start pumps and get water temp. readings. In.t.cip continuously readjusts heater start time.
In.stik - Automated Software Upload - In.stik a pen drive with an in.link connector very similar to a USB memory stick. It connects to in.ye and contains data to program or configure its system. In.ye executes the data upload automatically.
Field-Serviceable Parts - The Y Series provides easy access to the controller board for all maintenance and replacement requirements. Each component circuit can also be field configured from 110V to 220V, or from 220V to 110V.
Add the optional IN.K120-3OP Auxiliary Topside Panel for additional control from the
other side of the spa! Controls up to 3 pumps, and a light. It comes with a 20ft cable,
and plugs into one of the CO ports on the main circuit board.
WIFI Optional (Sold Separately):
iPhone App! Control your spa from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod!
Add the optional IN.TOUCH 2 RF Interface Module, P/N 0608-521020, download one of the iPhone Apps, and use your iPhone, iPad, iPod or computer to control your Gecko IN.YE Controller remotely! Also works with Android! The Gecko IN.YE-H5.5 Controller we have in stock are pre-program with the software capable of WIFI control. Imagine the possibility of being able to monitor your spa and
control it remotely within your wifi network with the Home App, or do it all remotely from across country with the World App using the internet. The wifi App also allows you to set all your Economy and Filtration Cycles through your phone (iPod, iPad or computer), with precision that goes to the minutes! Basically Amazing!!!
(*iPhone, iPad, iPod and computer are not included)
Our equipment spa packs can be configured for any above ground portable spas ever built by any spa
manufacturer. The total dimensions of a single pump equipment spa pack are approximately 26" wide, 12" 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 equipment spa packs can also be mounted remotely from the spa and placed under a waterproof
cover, and MUST be mounted below the water level.
Before you place your order for your equipment spa pack, you will need to know how your equipment 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 and electrical 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 equipment 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 or other options.
If your existing equipment spa pack runs on 220 volt current, you should order a replacement
equipment 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 will run at 5.5 kw on 220 volts versus just 1.375 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 similar performance.
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
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
equipment spa pack. For 110V 60Hz equipment spa pack it requires Line 1, Neutral and Ground. For 220V 60Hz equipment spa pack it requires, Line 1, Line 2, Neutral and Ground. Neutral is required
for both 110V and 220V in order for the equipment spa pack to power up. Currently we don’t have an equipment spa pack for 220V with only 3-wire, No Neutral.
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
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
should 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 equipment 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 starts at $200 -
a savings of approximately $39.95 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 equipment 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 (a 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. And both motors will include a 2-speed 4ft cord.
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 equipment 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 equipment spa packs are standard 1.0HP 110V, and includes a 4ft blower cord with amp plug.
If a higher voltage and/or horse power blower is needed, select the blower circuit only option, and then add the desired blower separately at regular price.
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 equipment spa pack, you can select the blower
circuit voltage at 110V or 220V. A 4ft amp cord will be provided for this option.
If you wire your old blower to your new equipment spa pack using anything other than an amp
plug you could damage the spa controller. This damage would not be covered under
your warranty. If your 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 $86.95*).
We strongly encourage you to replace your blower check valve
when installing your new equipment 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 Gecko Ye-5-H5.5 Series Electronic Equipment Spa Pack comes standard with a digital topside control panel.
An IN.K200-2OP LED model Topside Panel (dimensions of approximately 4.75" L x 2.0" W) is provided for an equipment spa packs with “1 Pump, No Blower” -OR- “1 Pump, Blower” -OR- “1 Pump, Blower Circuit Only”. An IN.K450-3OP LCD model Topside Panel (dimensions of approximately 7.25" L x 3.0" W) is provided for an equipment spa packs with “2 Pumps, No Blower” -OR- “2 Pumps, Blower” -OR- “2 Pumps, Blower Circuit Only”. If either model topside panels are too small for the existing topside hole cut-out, use the adapter plate (8.5" x 3.5") that is included.
Having your equipment spa pack configured with the motor in the proper location will make installing
your equipment spa pack simpler. Ask your installer how your equipment spa pack should be configured or
identify the location yourself from inspecting your existing equipment 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 are examples of an equipment spa pack configuration:
Left-To-Right. View from the front showing the controller (front), pump/motor (behind,
left), and blower (behind, right).
Left-To-Right. View from above the pack showing the controller (front), pump/motor
(left), and blower (right).
Right-To-Left. View from the front showing the controller (front), pump/motor (behind,
right), and blower (behind, left).
Right-To-Left. View from above the pack showing the controller (front), pump/motor
(right), and blower (left).
If you make a mistake you will need to disassemble your equipment 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 or from SpaGuts.com.
NOTE: Keep in mind that there are a few spas that has the pump sucking/drawing water from the
heater. Since the Gecko Ye-5-H5.5 Series Electronic Equipment Spa Pack has In.t.cip technoloy, the heater
will work with either pressured or vacuum water flow. For a vacuum suction water
flow through the heater, contact us to have the plumbing configuration sent UNGLUED
(this configuration is not available online) for the “FACTORY ASSEMBLED” option. If you are unsure, contact us.
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
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 equipment spa 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 fitting) 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
, but getting it right will save you time in installing your
equipment spa pack.
Please note that our equipment spa pack pumps and heaters come STANDARD with 2 inch fittings, so if your
pump or pipe needs 1.5 inch fittings we will add reducers (adapter) to your equipment spa
pack to simplify installation for you. (Additional fees apply for reducers).
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 program and 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. These documents can also be downloaded from SpaGuts.com. 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, programming 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-programmed, pre-tested and ready to go.
Best value for most installers; saves time and prevents costly installation errors.
The Gecko Ye-5-H5.5 Equipment 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 Equipment Spa Pack have their own warranty. Like the Special add-on items that are in the same equipment spa pack page, or any items outside of the equipment spa pack page).
Converting from a pneumatic equipment spa pack to an electronic equipment spa pack is simple. In most
cases, you'll only need to replace the old air button controls with the new digital
topside control panel. Cutting a hole for the new topside control panel may be required. An adapter plate
may also be required if the existing hole cutout is larger than the provided topside control panel.
Along with your equipment spa pack purchase you will have the opportunity to buy discounted
accessories. These discounts are available only when ordered with your equipment spa pack.
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. We also offer Waterway brand filter systems
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 an equipment spa pack raises a number of questions.
Feel free to contact us. (Especially for Special Configurations)
Please note that we cannot configure an equipment spa pack based on the brand name and model
Number of a spa, as some spa manufacturers have used the same model number for multiple spa
Ready to Order?
Once you've determined how to configure your equipment spa pack, you're ready to order. Please double check everything. We are custom building this equipment 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 equipment spa pack so that it will fit your spa, which will
require buying plumbing adaptors and maybe even another pump.
Our online equipment 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 equipment 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.