How to Properly Deflate and Maintain Your Lay-Z-Spa (2023)

Introduction: At Lay-Z-Spa, we understand the importance of providing our customers with the best possible experience when it comes to maintaining and using their spas. In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the process of deflating your Lay-Z-Spa, the warranty details, the filtration system, the usage of the bubble and heat functions, proper inflation of the inflatable lid, determining the spa's proper inflation level, handling punctures, water and filter maintenance, leaving the spa on, temperature regulation, drainage, winter usage and storage, understanding the heating function, disabling the 72-hour 'End' function, massage seam functionality, using the cushion, protecting the pump from rain, and the duration of heating. Our goal is to equip you with all the information you need to enjoy your Lay-Z-Spa to the fullest.

Deflating Your Lay-Z-Spa: To deflate your Lay-Z-Spa, follow these simple steps:

  1. Drain the spa of any water.
  2. Fully unscrew the inflation valve and completely remove it.
  3. The spa will start to deflate.
  4. Carefully fold the spa to remove the final bits of air.

Warranty Details: All Lay-Z-Spas come with a standard warranty period to provide you with peace of mind. The warranty periods are as follows:

  • Pumps: 12 months from the date of purchase.
  • Liners and Lids: 6 months from the date of purchase.
  • Covers: 6 months from the date of purchase. Extended warranty options are also available for certain components, such as pumps, liners, lids, and covers.

Filtration System: The Lay-Z-Spa pump unit filters the water using a replaceable filter. When the heater is turned on, the filter will also be active. However, you can activate the filter without the heater. This ensures that your spa's water remains clean and safe for use.

Bubble and Heat Function: On the new 2017 and 2018 models, you can use the bubble function and heat function simultaneously. This allows you to enjoy the soothing bubbles while maintaining the desired water temperature.

Proper Inflation of the Inflatable Lid: To inflate the inflatable lid, follow these steps:

  1. Attach the inflation hose to the 'C' connection on the pump.
  2. Insert the hose into the inflation valve.
  3. Press the bubble function on the pump unit to inflate the lid.

Determining Proper Inflation Level: Different models require different inflation levels:

  • Monaco, Palm Springs, Siena, Hawaii AirJet, and HydroJet models: Inflated to between 7-10psi, as indicated by the pressure gauge.
  • Vegas, Miami, Paris, and other models: Inflated until touch soft.

Handling Punctures: To locate punctures, we recommend using diluted washing up liquid to wet the spa liner surface. Escaping air should produce visible bubbles, helping you identify the puncture. Repair patches are available for purchase at Ensure the surface is clean and dry before applying the patch, and allow at least 30 minutes for the adhesive to dry before re-inflating.

Water and Filter Maintenance: The frequency of water changes depends on the water's cleanliness and chemical maintenance. If you are unsure, it is safest to change the water. Filters should be cleaned after each use using water to remove debris. If filters become dirty or deteriorated, they should be replaced to maintain effective water maintenance.

Leaving the Spa On: The spa can be left on, and if the heater function is left on, the pump unit will maintain the water temperature for you. This is the most cost-effective way to maintain the desired water temperature. Please note that the heater will switch off after 72 hours of inactivity. The spa is not designed for use in temperatures below 4°C.

Winter Usage and Storage: The Lay-Z-Spa should not be set up or left out in temperatures lower than 4°C. Freezing temperatures can cause damage to the pump, liner, and covers. To store your Lay-Z-Spa during winter, follow these steps:

  1. Drain and deflate the spa.
  2. Clean thoroughly with a mild non-abrasive cleaner.
  3. Rinse thoroughly and dry.
  4. Place all components back into the box.
  5. Store the Lay-Z-Spa in a dry, moisture-free environment with an ambient temperature above 4°C.

Understanding the Heating Function: The spa pump will heat the water a few degrees higher than the set temperature, then stop the heating function until it drops a few degrees below the set temperature. This cycle ensures that the water remains at the desired temperature.

Disabling the 72-Hour 'End' Function: The 72-hour 'End' function is a safety feature and cannot be switched off. To reactivate the spa, unlock the control panel by holding the lock/unlock key and then pressing the heater function.

Massage Seam Functionality: The flap of material that inflates on the inside of the spa is the massage seam. It contains holes where air is pushed out from the pump to create bubbles, enhancing your spa experience.

Using the Cushion: Lay-Z-Spas do not come with a separate inflatable cushion. The circular inflatable part supplied is a lid to help insulate the spa and should be placed inside the top cover for added comfort.

Protecting the Pump from Rain: While the spa pumps are waterproof, it is advisable to detach the pump unit from the spa during heavy rain. The stopper caps allow for easy detachment without losing water. Bring the pump unit indoors during extended periods of heavy rain.

Duration of Heating: The time taken to heat the spa varies between different models and is influenced by the ambient air temperature. On average, the pump units heat the water by approximately 1ºC – 1.5ºC per hour. Heating the water from cold can take between 24 to 48 hours, depending on the model.

Conclusion: We hope this comprehensive guide has provided you with all the information you need to properly deflate, maintain, and enjoy your Lay-Z-Spa. By following these guidelines, you can ensure a long-lasting and enjoyable spa experience. Should you have any further questions or concerns, please reach out to us. At Lay-Z-Spa, we are committed to providing you with the highest quality products and exceptional customer service.

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