To prepare for the delivery of your spa, make sure the delivery path is clear and no obstructions are present. Obstacles such as overhanging tree limbs, awnings, protruding gas meters, water meters, and A/C units can prevent easy access. It may be necessary to remove a gate, part of a fence, or other items in order to dolly the spa to the desired location.
Aries Spas highly suggests
contacting a qualified electrician to wire your spa before delivery. Our delivery
technician will be able to connect power to your spa at the time of delivery if the electrical connection is complete.
Your Aries Spa requires a GFCI (ground-fault current interrupter) for safe installation and operation.
All Aries Spas require a 220 volt supply circuit consisting of four wires. Use #6 AWG wire (copper conductors only). All metal components of the equipment assembly have bonding lugs. These lugs should be connected together with a minimum #6 AWG copper conductor.
All spa equipment packs require a dedicated breaker. The breaker should be 50 amp, (60 amp for double-jet pump system) single phase, 220 volt service, consisting of four wires; two hot wires, a neutral wire and a ground wire. Wire size is determined by length of run, but generally #8 wire for 0-50 feet and #6 wire for 51+ feet is recommended. This might vary, depending on length of run or other unforeseen factors.
Any variation from this service will void warranty
The equipment package should be installed such that the heater housing is in a level, horizontal position and the bottom of the equipment is approximately four inches above ground level and protected from water and other elements.
All Aries Spas are designed to be permanently connected units, consisting of pumps, heater, light fixture and Spa-Side Control.
It is the responsibility of the spa owner to insure that electrical connections are made by a qualified electrician in accordance with the National Electric Code and any local and State Electrical Codes in force at the time of installation. This equipment has been designed to operate on 60 Hz alternating current only and at 240 Volts. Make sure that power is not applied while performing any electrical installation. A copper bonding lug has been provided on the electrical equipment pack to allow connection to local grounded points. The ground wire must be at least 8 gauge solid copper and must be connected securely to a grounded metal structure.
Location, Location, Location
It is very important that your spa be located on a solid, level foundation
. A filled spa is very heavy (up to 5,000 lbs.), with most of the weight resting on the center portion. Without firm support for the bottom of the spa, settling can occur, causing the outside edge or “lip” of the spa to carry the weight-load, pulling the spa out of shape. Cement blocks are not acceptable, unless they are concreted into place.
A 4” thick concrete pad is the desired foundation. If a balcony or deck is used, it must support at least 75 pounds per square foot.
Aries Spas will not be responsible for damages incurred on spas placed on other than level, solid surfaces
If your spa is located near water sprinklers, adjust or relocate them so that water will not hit the siding of the spa. Gates giving access to the spa should be self-closing and self-locking for