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Check your filtration cycles....make sure its not set to constant. circuit board relay may also be stuck closed

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WHAT IS THE USE OF ROTARY PUMP ,DIFFUSION PUMP AND AIR ADMIT? HOW DO THY WORK ?


im gonna assume your referring to the parts that make a spa work ,
1st theres the main pump most times there centrifugal pumps with mechanical shaft seals , this pump moves water in thru the filters and out the nozzles around pool ,most spa's have a two or more speed motor that runs this pump
2nd some spa's (not all) have a second pump usually smaller these are for the heating circuits , they are also centrifugal and use mechanical or magnetic seals these pumps also intake thru the filters and push water thru the heating elements and also the water conditioner (UV) and on some spa's its also a means to add water treatment chemicals as well
3rd and last but not least theres the blower now not all spa's have one of these , but most do , this blower blows air into the main nozzles exit ports and make the wonderfull bubbles in the spa , now some spa's don't have a blower and use a process called venturi to draw air into a nozzle as water is forced out of it , but this type of system is a bit temperamental and is difficult to keep working well ,
blower motors also have adjustable speeds to adjust the amount of bubbles in spa

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Why wont pump keep running after running dry


you overheated the seals in the pump need new seals

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Motor is wire to be on full cylce rather than circulate.


The wiring is not what makes a pump full cycle or circulate. If the spa motor is always on it is either because the pump relay is stuck closed, or the heater isnt keeping temerature therefor requiring the pump to be constantly running. There are also setting on newer style computer boards which determine a pump to be either "jet" or "circulation" pumps.

Also, a spa pump will run fulltime if the water is below 50 degrees F.

If you need further help, contact me @ adamh@newconceptchem.com

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I have a elevated spa the overflows in to the pool when the pump is running but when i turn the pump off the water in the spa drops to pool level exposing the top stair in the spa. if i turn the nob on ...


Based on your description I'd suggest an electronic valve controller and panel to set the valve to the desired flow based on pump usage. If you do not have a control system with electronic valves you are likely in for some sticker shock but it would be the only way to automate what you are describing.

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I have an XP2 in my 6 year old above ground spa. Recently the breaker keeps flipping after about 15 minutes of use and the pump motor is very warm. Is the pump done??


You have a gage on your filter? Anywhere on your system? I would suspect yout system should run at about 18 to 28 lbs PSIG when clean and go up about 10 lbs PSIG when it needs to be back washed.

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QCA Dream Series, Mystic SPA. Drained, cleaned and re-filled. Following power restore (and 5 min or so prime cycle), the the pump runs continuously at low speed - it NEVER stops. Everything else works fine...


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How do you get the pump to circulate less. It seems like its running all the time to keep the temp up? I have a ozone system also could that be affecting it?


Your pump should be two speed if it is wired right there will be an overide in the way of a timer switch and or a therapy button ether one of these will keep the pump running at full speed the low speed should only run off the thermostat otherwise the water runs to fast to be heated properly. And no your ozone should have no effect on this. So check your timer and your therapy spa side.

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