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I have an Aker whirlpool tub that I need a pressure switch for. The manual for a newer model has a button switch mounted on the tub with a plastic tube attached to it and it goes to a small module that looks like an extension cord end. It has both a male and a female end, and the tube goes in the side of it. I guess when one presses the button it exerts enough pressure to close (and open) the connection. You plug the tub pump into it and then into the GFI outlet.

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Contact the manufacturer for a replacement switch or go to a pool and spa store to match it up

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