Wet End Removal – Hot Tub Pumps

hot tub spa pumpsReplacing a pump seal requires removing the plug that covers the motor shaft.  Use a hook tool to hook the impeller to avoid it turning. When holding the impeller, turn the motor shaft screw counterclockwise and loosen the impeller.  Remove the 4 through bolts that hold the motor to the wet end. These are usually 5/16″ heads that run all the way through the motor to the wet end. Once removed, the wet end falls off revealing the impeller inside and providing access to the pump seal.

Be sure to have ordered the right pump seal kit ahead of time for replacement once pump is taken apart.  Insert the pump seal kit per directions that come with the kit and then replace the impeller and wet end, tighten through bolts and reinstall the pump.

spa pumpsThe problem with pump seals is that they are susceptible to chemical damage by out of balance water. That is why it is imperative that the pH in a hot tub is kept between the desired range of 7.2-7.6 which is slightly basic.  This keeps it out of the acid range and hence avoids eating at pump seals which in turn can cause a leak at the pump.

Regular inspection of spa pumps can provide early warning of a leaky pump seal and if the seal is replaced in a timely manner, pump replacement can be avoided.

Need a replacement wet end, you can get those too at Hot Tub Outpost USA.

HL700 QCA Spas Hot Tub

HL700 hot tub spaThe HL700 has a comfortable lounger, but it is not a standard lounger. This wrap-around lounger allows for use as a lounger and seating because it wraps around the corner. In most lounger spas, only 1 person can use the entire area of the spa taken up by the lounger, however in a wrap-around lounger as featured in the QCA Spas HL700 hot tub, you can also use the lounger for upright seating because it is a flat level surface that extends around the corner.

The HL700 lounger is also found in the QCA Spas Dream Waver 7 person hot tub with 53 jets.

Another HL700 style spa is the Day Dreamer with 40 jets.

HL700 hot tubThese 7 Person lounger spas have dimensions of 82″ L x 82″ W x 36″ D and a water capacity of 425 gallons.  When comparing dimensions among hot tubs, it is important to also compare water volumes as this is a good indicator of how much seating room is in the spa. The higher the gallons, the more space there is inside the spa for moving about.

The HL700 family of spas operates at 230 volts and features a wide variety of massage jets including a 14 Jet Turbo Massage spa jet and lower & mid-back adjustable/directional/mini massage jets.

There are also adjustable back jets configured to mini massage and directional style as well as large adjustable vortex and adjustable rotational jets.

Powered by a 4.2 MBHP horsepower Hi-Flow Pump, this quiet operating spa features a low cost circulation speed and a high performance second pump speed.

The spa shell is made of Lucite-Xtra ABS-backed acrylic with the Dura-Bond™ four layer strengthening process.

The spa cabinet is called Weather Guard™ Maintenance-Free Cabinet and features reversible panels for easy access and maintenance.

A hard cover that is lockable and weather resistant is included.

The HL700 includes a Heat Recovery System and exceeds California Energy Compliance Mandate for energy savings.

HL700 spaHigh quality brand name spa controls are made by the industry leader, Balboa. The built-in filter system keeps the water clean and the replaceable cartridge filter is also included.

The HL700 is unique in that it offers the wrap around lounger along with Zone Control™, a dedicated Air Flow Control System (not a blower), and is delivered ozone-ready.

Standard outfitting also includes the 12 Volt Standard Light. Add the factory installed ozonator or LED light bulb as an options.

The HL700 spa is ETL & CE listed and like all QCA Spas, this hot tub is made in the U.S.A.

Enjoy easy operation with the 4 button Balboa digital topside control panel. Select massage, temperature, and lighting and enjoy life in your luxurious and flexible wrap-around lounger!