QCA Spas

QCA Spas

I’ll break this down point by point.

1. Shell is an ABS plastic with durabond, way cheaper to build than a good hand rolled self-supporting shell, these types of shells have a much higher failure rate. They were all the rage 20 years ago and most everyone has gone away from the tech, it was supposed to never delam and they did like crazy and they were never strong enough so they either have to use pedestals to prop it up or high-density foam to support it… This is a critical thing and one of the top 4 things I gauge spas on… they have to have a hand-rolled fiberglass self-supporting shell to reach my top rating.

2. They only glue the plumbing and they use the old internally glued fittings, You want external glued and clamped fittings, again a critical thing and one that costs a lot to do right.

3. Insulation is cheap and only about R-4 or 5 they literally use $50 worth of Styrofoam to insulate, instead of spending $500 on a good expanded foam system with R-20+ your tub will be bleeding heat and pumping up your power bills, especially if you are somewhere colder.

They do use Balboa controls which is a good thing!

Look I love to support local small business but the problem is on a complex product like this they simply don’t do enough volume to innovate or even to implement innovation when it comes down the pipe… this is cheap spa stay away…

These guys are lacking here, even their top end line mostly has the small inexpensive jets and very few of the high flow therapy massage jets, The paradise series is comparable with most upper end spas but not up to the standard of the really high end therapy massage spas.

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I bought a QCA Spas Model 0H SM Sirius 2 Person Oval Spa. So far it is just under two years old. It has spent more time not working then working. I have had to replace the topside panel twice and the pump once. At this point I wish I could go back in time and tell myself not to buy it. When it did work it was great! but as of today legged with error of LF for low flow. Replaced filter same error. Restarted hot tub. It ran for almost 24 hours on low even though it had… Read more »

Hi Leslie
The LF error is likely a pressure sensor that needs adjustment or replacement, as for the heater, yes they are bi-directional so can go either way around.

Thank you. I will see if I can get the spec for the board and follow the lead to the senor.

What is your take on Aqua Living spa with a brand called Power and Play?

We just drained our master spa, cleaned and refilled it. Threw the breaker back on, it started priming then all of the sudden it threw the breaker. We let it sit put the breaker back on, the spa panel lit up and started priming the it threw the breaker again. We haven’t had this problem before. Can you give us an idea of what we need to do? It’s suppose to go down to 32 tonight and we’re afraid our lines will freeze.

hey Sharon

1st off it could just be condensation… or it could be a failed heater.

open the side where the equipment is, put a small space heater safely in the area and put the side back on, this will keep you safe from freeze up, keep trying the breaker and get in touch with service…

download the spastar app run the troubleshooter…

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