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THE ALEXA
Portable Whirlpool Spa
Owner's Manual

Summary of Contents

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    THE ALEXA Portable Whirlpool Spa Owner's Manual...

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    IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION READ ALL INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath does not recommend spa water temperatures in excess of 104 F. Water temperatures in excess of 104 F and prolonged periods of use can raise the internal human body temperature excessively and impair the body’s ability to regulate its internal temperature.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    ™ The Alexa Portable Whirlpool Spa Owner's Manual Specifications & Installation Instructions Inspection and Shipping Claim Unpacking Positioning Your Spa Electrical Requirements Electrical Precautions Outdoor Installation Indoor Installations Drainage Equipment Set-Up Operating Instructions Basic Control Set-Up Controls Temperature Control Setting the Thermostat...

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    The Alexa The Alexa™, by Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath, is a portable whirlpool spa which comes with integrated electric heater, filter, skimmer and whirlpool system. The 60" X 72" spa includes a factory installed wood skirt and foam insulation around the spa shell to ensure better heat retention.

  • Page 5: Inspection And Shipping Claim, Unpacking

    Inspection and Shipping Claims Check for shipping damage upon receipt of the spa. Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath is not responsible for damage to the spa sustained during shipping. If damage is evident before unpacking, see instructions regarding shipping claims on the outside of the carton and immediately file a claim with the carrier.

  • Page 6: Positioning Your Spa, Electrical Requirements, Electrical Requirements, Electrical Precautions

    Electrical Requirements Your Alexa, as it comes from the factory, requires a 115 VAC 20 AMP electrical outlet and must be in a grounded separate circuit having no other appliance connected in that circuit. If you do not have a 115 VAC 20 AMP circuit, a qualified electrician should be called in to install the necessary wiring.

  • Page 7: Outdoor Installation, Indoor Installations, Drainage

    Several appropriate timers are available, including one made by Intermatic, Model #P171-32, which you can buy from your Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath Dealer (JWB PN 5400000). Follow the timer manufacturer's instructions for installation and operation.

  • Page 8: Equipment Set-up, Operating Instructions, Operating Instructions

    Test for water quality, then add treatment chemi- cals to ensure proper levels. All Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath spas are factory tested for proper op- eration and water tight connections prior to shipping. If leaks or other malfunctions are detected, immediately notify your Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath dealer or Authorized Service Agent, or call Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath, (510) 938-7411 for Warranty Service.

  • Page 9: Basic Control Set-up

    90 F. ALEXA (Shown with heater exposed.) HINDGED DOOR TEST BUTTON...

  • Page 10: Controls, Temperature Control, Setting The Thermostat, Note On Determining Water Temperature

    Function Selector Switch To ensure your safety and allow easy operation, your spa is equipped with an air-activated function selector switch located on the control panel at the rim, near the front corner of the spa. This push-button switch selects the following four functions in the continuous sequence indi- cated: 1.

  • Page 11: Normal Operation, Controls, Whirlpool System, Silent Air Induction, Filtration

    Normal Operation Whirlpool System You can enjoy your spa with or without activating the whirlpool. Either way, bathing in your spa can be pleasur- able, as well as therapeutic. For a more invigorating spa experience, you can take advantage of the built-in whirlpool system. To do this, select the WHIRLPOOL mode.

  • Page 12: Maintenance, Water Quality And Water Chemistry, Filtration, Water Chemistry

    Obtain a water quality test kit designed espe- cially for spas from your Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath dealer. The test kit must be of the type which allows you to test for the disinfectant (chlorine) level, pH, and total alkalinity.

  • Page 13: Water Chemistry, Balancing Ph, Balancing Total Alkalinity, Water Quality Definitions

    Water Chemistry (continued) Superchlorinate your spa every two weeks when heavily used. If using sodium dichlor, add one heaping tablespoon for each 150 gallons of spa water. Scrub the spa surfaces with this solution to remove any oily deposits. This will ensure that any bacteria or algae which are resistant to the normal disinfectant level are killed.

  • Page 14: Water Level/drain, Filter Maintenance

    (available from your Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath dealer or most pool supply stores). Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for use. Another method is to soak the filter cartridge in a plastic pail containing a mild solution of trisodium phos- phate (TSP) and water.

  • Page 15: Automatic Filtration/maintenance, Winterizing, Covering Your Spa

    Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath does not guarantee or warranty this cover. Refer to spa cover manufacturer's information with the cover.

  • Page 16: Cleaning Your Spa, Maintenance, Repairs To The Acrylic, Factory Installed Wood Skirt

    Factory Installed Redwood Skirt Your Alexa spa is supplied with a factory-installed redwood skirt which completely surrounds the spa. The door can be opened for routine maintenance, setting the timer, and for testing the GFCI before use. The skirt is made of kiln-dried redwood and can be left natural to weather, or you may choose to apply a stain or clear finish.

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    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE CAUTION: Do not break seal on the System Control Module door. Opening door voids warranty. This equipment requires qualified service personnel for proper repair. Contact your Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath dealer for service. PROBLEM Heater not functioning. Water not reaching set temperature.

  • Page 18: Troubleshooting Guide, Troubleshooting Guide

    Motor will not start. Motor will not start. * Note: The skills and tools necessary for the safe repair of this spa require the services of qualified service personnel. Contact your Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath dealer. PROBABLE CAUSE High temperature safety switch tripped.

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    ™ The Alexa Portable Whirlpool spa requires a separate 115VAC 20 AMP capacity electrical supply. If the wiring for the circuit in which your spa is connected is not sized properly for 20 AMPS, or if the outlet used is too distant for the main service panel, there may be a considerable voltage drop. Such a voltage drop would not only cause the unit to malfunction, but it may also cause permanent damage to the spa's electrical system.

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    USE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS SUPPLIED WITH PRODUCT. Jacuzzi Whirlpool Bath has obtained applicable code (standards) listings generally available on a national basis for products of this type. It is the responsibility of the installer/owner to determine specific local code compliance prior to installation of the product.

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