How to Troubleshoot Coleman Spas

Coleman is a household name for its camping products, but the company also has a line of spas in its business model. Coleman spas offer green options for these luxury tubs, using technology that reduces energy use and insulation to maintain water warmth. As with most products, Coleman spas most likely need troubleshooting at some point during their lifetime. Spa owners can follow a few steps provided by Coleman to diagnose problems and select corrective measures to return a spa to normal working order.

Power Problems

Step 1

Reset power to the spa. Do this by pressing the reset button on the GFCI (ground-fault circuit interrupter) or turning off power to the spa at the breaker.

Step 2

Check temperature and filter modes. These affect how often the spa operates. If the spa runs continuously, make sure the settings are correct for these modes.

Step 3

Review connections to the spa. Wet or weak connections can result in power problems. You may need to contact an electrician to help you correct these issues.

Step 4

Increase water temperature. On the control panel, press the button that increases the water temperature.

Step 5

Add water to the spa. If the water level falls below the filter, it can result in low or no heat.

Step 6

Open gate valves. These valves move water through the spa. Remove the access panel to ensure these are fully open.

Heat Problems

Step 1

Increase filtration time. This cycles water through the spa, which helps to heat the water.

Step 2

Clean or replace the filter.

Step 3

Unclog or clean wall suction units or the skimmer.

Water/Water Pressure Problems

Step 1

Open all jets and valves in the spa.

Step 2

Clean or replace the filter.

Step 3

Prime the airlock on the spa. Remove the access panel and open the bleeder valve. Close the valve when all air leaves the system.

Step 4

Open gate valves. These valves move water through the spa. Remove the access panel to ensure these are fully open.