The hot tub’s control panel delivers your spa experience. It is responsible for informing what is going on in the water and gives you the control needed for customizing your soak based on your preferences.
Depending on your hot tub model, there are various kinds of hot tub topside control panels. Older spas may have only 1 button while some may have 8 or more.
Below you will find an overview of control panel options and how you can replace your spa keypad.
THINGS YOUR SPA KEYPAD TELLS YOU ABOUT YOUR SPA
Your hot tub keypad has many functions. Its main components are as follows:
The blower button controls the hot tub’s air influx from the blower. It introduces the air into the water with injectors. The blowers cause a gentle bubbling that enhances your spa experience when combined with other relaxing features.
The spa can have a variety of lighting options for setting the mood. The light button controls all underwater light functions such as change of colors or even a light show. The best way to move through the options is to press the button until you achieve a setting that works. Be familiar with your manual to understand all the lighting options.
This is more intense than your blower and it controls the water flow through the jets. Large tubs may have 3 buttons for different sections of jets in the spa. Some may also have various speeds that the pump can send water through. Pushing one button at a time will start the jets on low speed. If you push it a second time, it will bring about higher pressure.
This button turns your tub into a hot tub. Many spas feature a temperature control on the topside control panel that raises temperature and lowers it. Majority of hot tubs have pre-programmed temperatures to keep the spa between 101 to 104 degrees. You can also out the tub at temperatures more comfortable for you or to make it more energy efficient.
Spas with LCD displays provide users with an additional feature of getting specific error messages in case there are problems with the equipment. Messages are visible on the topside control panel when the unit wants to communicate something. It alerts you when you need a new filter, if there is a heater problem, or other maintenance issues.
This message means the hot tub could not trip the GFCI breaker and its continued operation is unsafe. This is a good time to request for technical service.
HH, HTR TEMP LMT, OH, or OHH
These messages indicate the spa has overheated. Do not go into the water as it may have reached unsafe levels. Open the cover and let the tub cool off. You can reset the system by pushing any button. Test if the sensors are working properly.
EASY WAYS TO TROUBLESHOOT THE SPA KEYPAD OR CONTROL PANEL
Below you will find common issues spa owners experience with their spa keypad or control panel. If you can’t troubleshoot on your own, it may be best to call in a professional.
THE UNIT DOES NOT LIGHT UP/ HAS NO MESSAGE
It could be your control panel is not plugged in. Check the connections.
It is possible you have selected the wrong panel. Ensure you purchase a replacement which is compatible with your spa equipment.
Another cause could be the wire connecting the panel. Check the length of the wire for damages. The topside panel can be rendered defective by dents made during installation or old wires that have been gnawed by rodents.
It is also possible that the unit is not receiving any power. Check incoming power. If you bought a replacement, plug it in and verify that the problem was resolved. If the new topside panel works, replace the old unit. If the problem continues, check the circuit board and transformer.
MISSING OR BLANK NUMBERS
Check that the connection is clean. Rust, moisture, and dirt cause issues with the panel’s readings. Remove the panel, carefully clean, then plug the panel back in.
PANEL CAN’T BE READ AT NIGHT
Check the backlights if burnt out and need replacement.
If the panel is flickering, check the voltage as it may be low. The unit might not have adequate voltage to support the topside panel.
TOUCH PAD NOT RESPONSIVE TO TOUCH
Check that the panel is not locked. Check that the temperature has not been locked. Press the buttons lightly. If you can’t figure out the problem yet, check that the topside is plugged into the circuit board correctly. Remove the decal and check the buttons. If the work, replace the decal. If the problem persists, request for a service technician.
HOW TO REPLACE THE TOPSIDE CONTROL PANEL OF YOUR SPA
Do you want to replace the control panel completely? There are a few things you must know.
It is important to purchase a new topside control panel that is compatible with your spa pack. You will find a part number on the top side panel when you remove it from the housing.
A sticker is usually on the side which indicates the manufacturer’s part number.
Use this information for placing your order at Spa911.
MAXIMUM SPA ENJOYMENT WITH SPA KEYPAD REPLACEMENT
At Spa911, you can find a wide variety of topside control panels to choose from. You can also enjoy affordable prices with tax included, free shipping, and fast delivery.
Topside controls are the interface for using the hot tub so you can set the water’s temperature, operate the jets, and do other functions provided for by your hot tub model.
You can find on our site hot tub control panels from Gecko, Balboa, and more.
Place your order online using the part number indicated in your existing spa control. We are ready to ship your spa part in 48 hours anywhere in Canada.
To replace the control panel is actually straight-forward and easy.
- Just turn the power of the unit off.
- Remove the spa access panel and take the cover off the control box. The wire from the topside panel to the circuit board needs to be removed.
- Remove the spa topside panel carefully.
- Place the new one in the same place as the previous one.
- Plug in the topside wire to the circuit board.
- Test the function of the new unit by turning the power back on.
By replacing your spa keypad, you can enjoy more comfort and be assured of maximum performance from your spa equipment.
We will be happy to answer questions about your order at 1-866-805-8004. We also offer easy return policy, with 100% satisfaction guaranteed.