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I can not get my spa out of economy mode and the pump runs continuously. The heater works and the temp is at 104. Balboa Instruments control panel model #K211DK4.

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there are at least two separate circuit breakers feeding your spa and two reset buttons. the circuit breakers are located a few feet away from the spa in an electrical box.

the reset buttons are in the mechanical space of the spa where the pump and heater are located.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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Where are you from?

If you live in the UK give me a call/email as I have worked on lots of Catalina Spas over the years.
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Posted on Apr 01, 2010

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SOURCE: When I change the temp. setting it keeps heating at original temp

The keypad appears to working correctly.

When you alter the set temperature via the keypad the display will flash the temperature thats to be acheived, once it stops flashing the keypad will revert back to the current temperature of the water.

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Posted on Apr 01, 2010

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SOURCE: looking for manual tech info on balboa spa control

If you have a user manual check the filter duration isn't set to continuous.

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Posted on Apr 17, 2010

UglyPoolGuy
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SOURCE: have pentair easy touch controls just installed

If the Easy Touch is reading the correct temperature, but the heater is not - you need to double check the temperature of the pool water with a standard pool thermometer.
Other things to consider:
1) The water is traveling too slowly through the heater. If the water is heating too quickly, then it will shut it off. If it takes a while for this to occur, then this would not be the issue.
2) Thermostat/thermistor is incorrectly reading the temperature of the water prematurely shutting the system down.
Make sure you really are checking the temperature of the water and matching this temperature up with one of the two readings that you are getting. Don't just take the word of the displays on either unit.

Posted on Dec 10, 2010

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My Balboa 300F hot tub will not heat up. I am not able to get it out of economy mode. What can I do?


First, balboa does not manufacture hot tubs! They make control systems for hot tubs. If you are no longer able to switch between modes, then your topside control panel buttons are dead or falling. But... Even if you are still in economy mode, spa should still heat up. Once a demand for heat is recognized, you have a "Heat Call" and heater should come on. Is the "heat on" light, illuminated? If so, water should be heating, if not heater element may be bad? A multi meter would be good here: is there proper voltage at terminals on circuit board to heater? If so, bad element! If no voltage, then heater is not necessarily bad, probably just fine, I would then look at sensors? Good luck

Feb 23, 2015 | Pool & Spa

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How do i get my spa out of sleep mode


It would help to know what spa you have, but the most common controls out there are manufactured by Balboa Instruments. If your top-side controls only have four buttons try pressing "temp" or "set" button followed by "light" button. Once there, pressing the "light" button usually cycles through the programming. On some models the "temp" button must be pressed to confirm the selection.

http://www.balboawatergroup.com/Topside-Spa-Panels

Sep 14, 2014 | Pool & Spa

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My Spa has a Balboa 500z Top side and control panel. It was running at 104 degrees and then one day it just shut down. The Circ pump won't start up at all and when I first turn on the power, I hear the...


Turn breaker power off. Verify now power to unit with volt meter. Most systems have in line over temp over current to protect circuit board and motor. Also the water level switch must be made to complete interlock condition. Check the heater coil for continuityas it may have opened. Check heater for continuity to each coil set. There is an interlock that is for diagnostics on start up that will prevent unit from starting. Look for any melted wires or components too. Always know and verify breaker settings. Verify your meter with known voltage reading first. Be safe my friend.

Jun 04, 2017 | Balboa Instruments Pool & Spa

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The instrumentation panel says "SL" and the spa isn't heating.How do I get it to heat again?


You have it in "Sleep" mode. Spa will not heat normally in this mode...

If the SL Message is Alternating with the Water Temp in the Display Screen (we call this "Flashing Sleep"), the Spa is Operating in the Sleep Heating Mode.

If the SL Message is ON Solid (Not Flashing) in the Display window of the panel, the Spa is Operating in the Sleep Heating Mode, but there is No current water temperature because the Spa is between Filter Cycles.

Between Filter Cycles, while in the Economy or Sleep Heating Modes, the Pump has not turned ON and the Last Water Temperature is not Current. To read the Current Water Temperature, either Change to Standard Heating Mode or turn On the Heating Related Pump, and wait at least 2 Minutes.

SL or SLP is one of the Modes you can program your spa into:
EC - Economy
ST/Std - Standard
SL/SLP - Sleep

It is advised you keep your spa in Standard mode. Push the Jets button then immediately push the light button. Each press of the light button will scroll between these three modes.

Good Luck

Aug 27, 2013 | Balboa Instruments Duplex Digital Panel 2...

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On my hot tub control panel Balboa M1 is the code Ec?


Your spa is in Economy Mode:
Ecn or Ec MessageEcn or Ec Message

If the Ecn or Ec Message is Alternating with the Water Temperature on the Display, the Spa is Operating in the Economy Heating Mode.

If the Ecn or Ec Message is ON Solid (Not Flashing) on the Display, the Spa is Operating in the Economy Heating Mode, but there is No current water temperature because the Spa is between Filter Cycles.

Ecn or Ec is Alternating with Temp:
The Spa is Operating in the "Economy" (Ecn or Ec) Heating Mode.

The Water Temperature is Sampled Only during Programmed Filter Cycles. The Heater will Only operate and Heat up to Set Temperature during the Filter Cycles. The Water Temperature will probably drop Below Set Temperature between Filter Cycles. Other Heating Modes are Standard, Standard in Economy, and Sleep Modes.

Ecn or Ec is ON Solid (Not Flashing):
The Current Water Temperature is "Unknown" (- - - or - -) while in Economy or Sleep Mode.

Between Filter Cycles, while in the Economy or Sleep Heating Modes, the Pump has not turned ON and the Last Water Temperature is not Current. To read the Current Water Temperature, either Change to Standard Heating Mode or turn On the Heating Related Pump, and wait at least 2 Minutes.

Mar 13, 2013 | Balboa Instruments Pool & Spa

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Spa pumps are running but display is not lit and nothing I touch on the controls work


This means your top side control is dead, the spa will continue to operate itself in an economy/maintenance mode to prevent damage.

Nov 19, 2012 | Balboa Instruments Duplex Digital Panel 2...

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Hi have problem with canadian spa (balboa mrspa1) control panel digital reading when turned on goes to OH,circulation pump will not run


OHS, OH, or SPA TEMP LMT Message There is an "Over Heated Spa" (OHS or OH) Water Condition.

One of the Water Temp Sensors has detected 110°F (43.3°C) Incoming Water Temp and Spa Functions are Disabled. System will Auto Reset when Water Temp is below 108°F (42.2°C). Check for Extended Pump Operation or High Ambient Temp, or contact your Dealer or Service Organization.

Spa Water Cool Down
• In order for the Spa Water Overheat Error Message to Automatically Reset and Clear, the Spa Water Must Cool to below 108°F (42.2°C).
• Check the Topside Panel Display to see if the "OHS", "OH", or "SPA TEMP LMT" Spa Water Overheat Error Message has Cleared. If the Error Message has Not Cleared, the Spa Water is still too Hot to Continue Testing.
• Either Wait for the Spa Water to Cool Below 108°F (42.2°C), or Exit Now and Retest at a Later time.

You can find answers to COMMON SPA MESSAGES at the following website:

COMMON SPA PANEL MESSAGES



Hope this helps.

Mar 30, 2011 | Balboa Instruments Duplex Digital Panel 2...

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My balboa control is set at 104 degrees and continues to heat to 109 degrees and then shuts off. Is there a reset for the heater? Steve


YOU CAN RESET THE PANEL ON SOME HEATERS HOWEVER WHATS GOING ON IS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TWO POSSIBLITIES:
TEMP SENSOR IS DEFECTIVE (VERY COMMON)
OR
TEMP SENSOR IS TOO FAR FROM HEATER DEPENDING ON YOUR SET UP IT COULD NOT BE BE SENDING IN-ACCURATE READINGS TO HEATER BECAUSE IT IS FATHER AWAY, THE FATHER AWAY THE COOLER IT BECOMES, SO THE HEATER KEEPS RUNNING UNTIL IT THINKS ITS REACH 140 WHEN REALLY ITS 109
THE WAY TO TELL THE DIFF IS SIMPLE
IF THIS PROBLEM HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE INSTALL ITS OPTION 2
IF THIS THIS JUST STARTED ITS YOUR TEMP SENSOR THAT NEEDS REPLACEMENT

- HOPED THIS HELPS--CHARLIE -- POOL PROS

Aug 16, 2010 | Pool & Spa

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