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Safety Instructions when plugging a portable spa

October 04, 2010

Always follow basic safety precautions. Please READ AND FOLLOW ALL INSTRUCTIONS

A licensed electrician may be required to upgrade your standard receptacle and/or circuit breaker.

DANGER -- RISK OF ACCIDENTAL DROWNING: Do not allow children to be in or around a spa unless a responsible adult supervises them. Keep the spa cover on and locked when not in use. See instructions enclosed with your cover for locking procedures.

DANGER -- RISK OF INJURY: The suction fittings in this spa are sized to match the specific water flow created by the pump. Should the need arise to replace the suction fittings, or the pump, be sure the flow rates are compatible.

DANGER -- RISK OF INJURY: Never operate the spa if the suction fitting or filter baskets are broken or missing.

DANGER -- RISK OF INJURY: Never replace a suction fitting with one that is rated less than the flow rate marked on the original suction fitting.

DANGER -- RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK: Install the spa at least 1.5 meters from all metal surfaces. As an alternative, a spa may be installed within 1.5 meters of metal surfaces if each metal surface is permanently bonded by a minimum #8 AWG solid copper conductor to the outside of the spa’s control box.

DANGER -- RISK OF ELECTRIC SHOCK: Do not permit any external electrical appliances, such as lights, telephones, radios, televisions, and etc., within 1.5 meters of the spa. Never attempt to operate any electrical device from inside the spa. This does not apply to lights, stereos and televisions that are built in to the spa as factory options from Cal Spas™.

WARNING – RISK OF INJURY

The spa water should never exceed 40˚C. Water temperatures between 38˚C and 40˚C are considered safe for a healthy adult. Lower water temperatures are recommended for young children and when spa use exceeds 10 minutes.

High water temperatures have a high potential for causing fetal damage during pregnancy. Women who are pregnant, or who think they are pregnant, should always check with their physician prior to spa usage.

The use of alcohol, drugs or medication before or during spa use may lead to unconsciousness, with the possibility of drowning.

Persons suffering from obesity, a medical history of heart disease, low or high blood pressure, circulatory system problems or diabetes should consult a physician before using the spa.

Persons using medications should consult a physician before using the spa since some medications may induce drowsiness while others may affect heart rate, blood pressure and circulation.

Hyperthermia Danger

Prolonged exposure to hot air or water can induce hyperthermia. Hyperthermia occurs when the internal temperature of the body reaches a level 2˚C to 4˚C above the normal body temperature of 37˚C. While hyperthermia has many health benefits, it is important not to allow your body’s core temperature to rise above 39.5˚C. Symptoms of excessive hyperthermia include dizziness, lethargy, drowsiness and fainting. The effects of excessive hyperthermia may include:
Failure to perceive heat
Failure to recognize the need to exit spa or hot tub
Unawareness of impending hazard
Fetal damage in pregnant women
Physical inability to exit the spa•
Unconsciousness•

WARNING: The use of alcohol, drugs, or medication can greatly increase the risk of fatal hyperthermia.

Calspa.com 2009 Portable Spa Owner’s Manual Page 4