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jord wrote at 2013-01-30 01:21:49
Hey there! I just thought I would add to this answer. I had the same problem with my brand new balboa vs500z spa pack. My set up runs a circ pump 24 hours a day through the heater, and it would work for 30 seconds then quite and get dr. Found out later that the plumbing for my circ was only 1" and some spots 3/4" and it was just restricting flow! I ripped out the small pluming where it came in from the tub to the pump and then from the pump to the heater, and I will be firing it up tomorrow!

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Chris Thornton


I can answer most any portable hot tub question. I specialize in electrical questions and I am most familiar with spas that were manufactured by NEMCO, Regency, Hydro Spa, Gulfcoast Spas, Leisure Bay, and Premium Leisure. I have been servicing spas for over 20 years and can answer technical questions for most major spa control systems such as Balboa, Hydro Quip and Gecko. If I am unavailable to answer your question here, you can check out my websites at if you need troubleshooting help or if you need spa parts go to either or


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