Jacuzzi® Spa Pool Troubleshooting Guides (Overheating, Tripping, Not Heating & more)

Got an error code or issue with your Jacuzzi® Spa Pool? Read this helpful troubleshooting guide for overheating, lighting, touchpad, tripping, not heating, audio wifi issues and more.

Spas are known for their reliable performance, often functioning seamlessly for years. However, even the best quality spa pools have the occassional issue.

At Spa World, we’ve been in the industry over 35 years and there isn’t much we haven’t come across when it comes to spas.

In this article. We’ll help you understand the causes, problems, and solutions to your spa issue to so you can get your spa working again – and back to relaxing

Please note: This article is for Jacuzzi® Spa Pools. If you own a different brand of spa pool please contact the company you bought it off.

This article covers the troubleshooting guides for the following issues:

Important: A licensed electrician must carry out all electrical work on your spa. Any electrical information included here, whether it is troubleshooting or other instructions, are provided for use by a licensed electrician only. Local electrical codes supersede any information found here.

Jacuzzi® Spa Pool Heating Issues

Is your spa not heating? In this section, we will address common heating issues that may be affecting your Jacuzzi® spa pool.

Whether your spa is overheating, not reaching the desired temperature, or if the heating system is completely non-functional, reading further will provide you with valuable insights and troubleshooting tips.

What should I do to fix my Jacuzzi® Spa if it's overheating?

If your Jacuzzi® Spa is overheating,you may follow the steps below to address the issue.

How to perform a J-68 reset

To learn how to perform a J-68 reset, please follow the guide below.

J-68 reset

Click here to view the J-68 reset guide.

Why is my Jacuzzi® Spa Pool reading the wrong temperature?

Over time, the components of your spa pool, including the temperature sensor, may wear out or malfunction. If the sensor is old or damaged, it may not provide accurate temperature readings.

If you suspect this is the issue, you may need to replace the temperature sensor and perform Dipswitch 10 reset if necessary.

What is a Dipswitch 10 reset in Jacuzzi® Spas?

A Dipswitch 10 reset in a Jacuzzi Spa refers to resetting a specific configuration setting on the control board of the spa. Dipswitches are small switches that can be toggled on or off to change certain settings or modes.

In the case of Dipswitch 10 reset, it is a specific dipswitch that, when toggled, triggers a reset of the control board or certain functions of the spa. The exact functionality of the Dipswitch 10 reset can vary depending on the specific model and manufacturer of the Jacuzzi Spa.

If you have a specific issue or reason for wanting to perform a Dipswitch 10 reset, it is recommended to consult the user manual.

How to do dipswitch 10 reset

  • With the power off, put DIP switch 10 in the ON position.
  • Power on the spa and let the controller boot up.
  • Turn the power off and put DIP switch 10 back to the OFF position then power the spa back on.

How long does it take for my spa heater to start up?

The heater operates until the water reaches 0.5°C (1°F) above the programmed set temperature, then turns off. The heater will reactivate after the water cools to approximately 0.5°C (1°F) below the set temperature.

Jacuzzi® Spa Pool Power Tripping Issues

Power tripping can be a frustrating problem that prevents you from using your Jacuzzi® spa pool. If you're facing sudden power interruptions or circuit breakers frequently tripping, this section will be of great help.

How to resolve power tripping problem with a Jacuzzi® Spa

To resolve power tripping issues with your Jacuzzi® Spa, here are steps you can take to fix the problem.

Click here to learn how to perform Dipswitch 10 Reset.

How to resolve Jacuzzi® GFCI error

The GFCI trip in Jacuzzi® Spas is a safety feature that protects against the spa heating up if the pump relay gets stuck. It is an important precaution to prevent potential hazards.

If the pump relay gets stuck, it can cause the pump to keep running and heating the spa water, even if the OH or Emergency Shutdown states are activated. To prevent this, the algorithm in the controller software uses multiple conditions that must be met before triggering the GFCI trip error.

There are cases where a temperature sensor sets this algorithm to the imminent state and trip the GFCI; this happens because moisture may be varying the sensor’s resistance.

This error is not common, but if you encounter this problem, you may follow the troubleshooting steps below.

  • Check if the spa is operating normally, and that the controller can turn the pumps on and off as intended.
  • Check the temp sensor and replace if necessary; when installing a new temp sensor do not overtighten.
  • Perform Dip Switch 10 Reset
  • Check spa if error is resolved.

Jacuzzi® Spa Pool Touchpad/Controller Issues

The touchpad or controller of your Jacuzzi® spa pool is essential for managing various functions and settings. If you're encountering unresponsive touchpads, error messages, or other controller-related issues, this section will address those concerns.

Why "Change Water" or "Replace Filter" error message won't go away in my Jacuzzi® touchpad?

The Change Water or Replace Filter error message appears on the touchpad screen to serve as a timely reminder that the water or filters require attention. In the event that you have already addressed these reminders but the error message continues to persist, you can try resetting the reminders.

If it has, you may need to do a J-68 reset on the board to clear the error.

Jacuzzi® Spa Pool Lighting Issues

Proper lighting sets the mood and enhances the ambiance of your Jacuzzi® spa pool. If you're facing lighting problems, this section is dedicated to helping you overcome these issues.

How to fix the lights in my Jacuzzi® Spa

Depending on the number of lights that are not working in your Jacuzzi spa, there is a specific troubleshooting guide to follow.

Please refer to the guides below.

How to fix CLEARRAY®

If CLEARRAY® in your Jacuzzi® Spa isn't working as it should, you may try the following troubleshooting steps to fix it.

Why is my Jacuzzi® Spa Pool not draining?

If you're experiencing difficulty with the water not draining from your spa, there are a few possible reasons why this is happening.

  • Kinked hose. Check the drainage hose connected to your hot tub. If it is kinked or bent, it can restrict the flow of water and prevent proper drainage. Straighten out any kinks or bends in the hose to allow for unrestricted water flow.
  • Faulty drain valve. The drain valve in your hot tub may be faulty or not functioning properly. If the valve is stuck or not opening, it will prevent water from draining out. Inspect the drain valve for any signs of damage or blockage. Clean or repair the valve if possible, or consider replacing it if necessary.

Why are my Jacuzzi® spa jets or pump surging?

You may have a surging pump if the water is being pumped out of the jets inconsistently or with interruptions.

Pump surging may happen due to the following reasons:

  • Low water level. It is essential to check if the water level is adequately topped up. Insufficient water levels can cause irregular water flow, resulting in jets surging. If the water level is low, it is recommended to refill the pool or water source to the appropriate level.
  • Dirty filters. Dirty filters can potentially starve the pumps of water, leading to surging jets. Filters are designed to trap debris and impurities, but when they become clogged or dirty, water flow can be hindered. Thus, it is crucial to inspect and clean the filters regularly. In some cases, it may be necessary to remove the filters completely to assess if they are causing the issue.
  • Clogged debris in the pump or in the plumbing line. Debris in the pump or plumbing line can also cause surging jets. It is essential to carefully examine the pump and plumbing system for any obstructions or blockages. Debris such as leaves, twigs, or other foreign objects can disrupt the smooth water flow and result in irregular jet performance. If any debris is discovered, it should be removed promptly to restore proper water circulation.
  • Consult a spa technician. If none of the steps resolve the issue, please contact a spa technician.

Where can I find spa technicians in Australia and New Zealand?

You can find spa technicians in Australia and New Zealand, including Spa World stores, who can help you with spa repairs and maintenance.

Got questions?

Talk to us or email us your spa questions and we'll be happy to help!

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