When reading these instructions, the term 120V~ refers to the 110-120V~ range of voltage, while the 230V~ term refers to the 220-240 range of voltage.
Wiring Connection: Appliance must be permanently connected to fixed wiring (except for U.S./CAN 120V~/60Hz Cord-Connected units).
Electrical Service Wire Size and Type: The size of wire required to supply the spa with power is dependent upon the length of the electrical run and should only be determined by a licensed Electrician. Installation must be in accordance with all national and local wiring rules. All wiring must be copper to ensure adequate connections. Never use aluminum wire.
- Overhead Power Lines: Based upon the national and local wiring rules that apply to your area, you will need to install your spa at the required minimum horizontal and vertical distances from all power lines.
- Service Disconnect: Based upon your area, a disconnect device must be incorporated into the fixed wiring in accordance with national and local wiring rules. If the national and local wiring rules permit, a GFCI Sub-Panel may be used to substitute the service disconnect, providing that it is located within the same parameters.
- Electrical Outlets, Switches and Devices: Based upon the national and local wiring rules that apply to your area, you must install your spa at the required minimum distance from all electrical outlets, switches, and devices.
- Bonding: Based upon the national and local wiring rules that apply to your area, the Control System Box located inside the equipment compartment of your spa must be bonded to all metal equipment, handrails, fixtures, enclosures, pipe, or conduit that are located within the maximum specified distances. The bonding is to be connected to the ground lug connector on the exterior surface of the Control System Box and all metal items previously described.
- Equipment Compartment Access: Make sure the spa is positioned so that access to the equipment compartment will not be blocked.
Ground Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI): As per national and local wiring rules, all spas, hot tubs, and associated electrical components must be protected by a GFCI, either at the main breaker box or at the service disconnect.
WARNING: Removal or bypassing the GFCI will result in an unsafe spa and will void your spa’s warranty. When installing the GFCI, all conductors except the green ground must be routed through the GFCI, including the neutral. Never bypass the neutral line. If the neutral line is bypassed, then the current will be imbalanced and cause the GFCI to trip. See GFCI Wiring Diagrams or contact Bullfrog International, LC or your authorized Bullfrog Spa dealer. REQUIRED TEST PROCEDURE: After the spa is first filled and turned on, and prior to each use, the GFCI should be tested as follows:
Step 1: Press Test on the GFCI breaker. The spa should stop operating.
Step 2: After 30 seconds, press Reset and then verify that power has been restored to the spa.
If the GFCI fails to operate in this manner you may have an electrical malfunction and be at risk of electrical shock. Should this occur, turn off the GFCI breaker to the spa and do not use the spa until the malfunction has been repaired by a licensed Electrician or your authorized Bullfrog Spa dealer.
Dedicated Electrical Circuit Breaker: The electrical service to the spa must include a suitably rated switch or circuit breaker. Whether the spa is a 120V~/60Hz Cord-Connected spa or a 120V~/60Hz, 230V~/60Hz or 230V~/50Hz Permanently-Connected spa, it is required that the circuit breaker that supplies power to the spa is dedicated and does not supply power to any other electrical outlet, device or item.
Electrical Access Conduit: Each Bullfrog Spa is manufactured with an electrical access conduit which allows the electrical supply wires to be connected to the spa’s Control System Box. This access conduit is located in the front-left corner (when you are facing the spa’s control pad) of the spa.
12V Maximum on Live Parts: Live parts accessible to the user must not exceed 12V.
230V~/60Hz 30A Conversion Option: If there is not 50A of electrical service available, an authorized Bullfrog Spa dealer or Electrician can easily convert the spa to operate on 30A (conversion instructions are located inside the Control System Box). Please be aware, spas converted to 30A are only capable of heating the water when pump 1 is in low-speed, not high-speed. This heating limitation is acceptable in most climates as well as indoor installations.
230V~/50Hz Conversion Options: If there is not 32A of electrical service available, an authorized Bullfrog Spa dealer or an Electrician can easily convert the spa to operate on either a single or dual 16A x2 service. Conversion instructions for the following configurations are located inside the Control System Box of the spa.
230V~/50Hz 16A Single Service: Please be aware, spas converted to 16A are only capable of heating the water when the circulation pump is in low-speed, not high-speed. This heating limitation is acceptable in most climates as well as indoor installations.
230V~/50Hz 16A, 16A Dual Service: Operation of spa is identical to single 32A service except that service is divided into two separate 16A services.
400V~/50Hz 16A x 30, 3N Service: Operation of spa is identical to 32A service is divided into three separate 16A services with three separate neutrals.
New Installations and Re-Installations: These instructions apply to both new installations and re-installations which may occur when a spa is moved or relocated to a new location.