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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-inch or 2-inch pipe fittings. The equipment spa pack includes a 48-Frame Side Discharge spa pump and motor with different horsepower options. Add a spa blower for only $69.95 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.
The Gecko Ye-5-H5.5 Series Electronic Equipment Spa Pack has been certified by both 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 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).
*NOTE: This Spa Pack DOES NOT support a Small Circulation Pump. It requires a Dual Speed Jet Pump to be plumbed to the heater, just like the picture shown.
*Contact us for special configuration like to request longer cords, etc (Additional fees will apply).
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.
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!!!
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 inches wide, 12 inches tall and 16 inches 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.
*Contact us for in-ground spa applications*
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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:
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 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.
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 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 $69.95 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 $114.95*).
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 inches L x 3.0 inches 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 inches x 3.5 inches) 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 - 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 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 buy adapters, 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 $69.00. 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).
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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. These are:
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 configurations.
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.