Our shells are crafted of the highest calibre materials that are virtually maintenance-free, and resist fading, chalking, crazing, wear and tear backed by one of the best warranties in the business!
All other spa shells are manufactured from either fibreglass backed acrylic, or thermal plastic such as A.B.S., Centrex or Endural. The problem with the first type of shell as we know from over twenty years of experience in the market is blistering. This has nothing to do with spa shells in particular. It is a common problem with all fibreglass products that operate in or on water such as boats. Blistering is a process whereby saline (salts) travels through the acrylic or in the case of boats, the gelcoat layer. As they move through this outer layer, they pull a small amount of water. Once this happens, the water and salts break down the surface and the fibreglass and cause delimitation, which is simply the separation of the surface and the fibreglass layers.
Subsequently, newer types of spa shells use newly developed thermal plastics such as, A.B.S., Centrex or Endural. Although these shells have virtually eliminated blistering and delimitation, they are not as rigid as fibreglass shells. Therefore, Canspa combines all three components to create a shell of unparalleled durability. Using an advanced manufacturing process, we vacuum form our shells from the best materials currently available on the market and stand behind our product with a full warranty on both the shell and the surface.
Components and Fittings
The digital control system is standard on all of our spas. Make sure that you are being upgraded to this option in the price that you are quoted.
Most spas use top of the line Waterways ball bearing jets. Many companies add an after market stainless steel cover that is glued on over the jet to make it look like a steel jet. Although this looks good empty and new, it in no way improves the spa and provides you with a part-time job re-glueing the chrome heads on in a couple of years. Besides, we believe that you have enough chrome to polish in your home.
All but the cheapest of spas use manifold pressure system. We use two 4.5 hp pumps for a total of 9 hp. For massage, the horsepower is imperative. It is nice to look at a bunch of shiny jets, but if they do not have enough pressure, they are useless.
We use a 1.5 hp Element heated air blower that can either be bubbled up through the seats or diverted to supercharge the massage jets mixing 9 hp of hot water with 1.5 hp of hot air for a total jet pressure of 10.5 hp. Most spas use a 1.5 hp cold air blower, which cannot be diverted into the water jets. We fill the entire cavity with foam and insulation. We seal the base of our spas with 1/2" PRESSURE TREATED PLYWOOD. Most spas don't seal the base of their tubs. This means every rodent in the area has just found a nice warm home with lots of good things to chew on, and no warranty covers rodent damage. Our spas use a support sub structure and non-load bearing cedar cabinets. As for size, our spas are the deepest on the market.
Our warranty is one of the best around, giving you the peace of mind in knowing that you will be able to enjoy your spa for many years to come.
Digital Control System
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
- continually indicates spa water temperature
- shows set temperature during temperature setting procedure
- displays error codes
Spa-side control totally encapsulated with a silicone compound to eliminate water intrusion
Filtration cycles - two equal filter cycles may be programmed in 2 hour increments up to 24 hours per day
Operates single or dual speed jet pumps
Operates single or dual speed air blowers
Economy or standard operating modes
Permanent memory - no batteries are required for memory storage during a power outage
Operates single or dual light systems
Circuit board conformal coated
Function indicator lights display the operational status of the spa
Digital temperature display - programmed at spa-side to indicate ºF or ºC
Heater high limit reset from spa-side
Automatic 120/240 V conversion
Automatic Mis-wire protection shuts down the system with no damage to the unit
Automatic freeze protection - operates the heater and pump(s) to avert freeze damage
Diagnostic lights on circuit board
Air channel purge feature operates daily to maximize water purification
30 minute jet pump(s) shut off timer
30 minute air blower shut off timer
4 hour light shut off timer
Tactile response tough buttons provide individual control of jets, air system, light(s), temperature, filtration and operating modes
Bright backlit LCD for the ultimate in night time spa pleasure
Illuminated keypad with illuminated touch buttons.
A list of questions to ask when buying your spa
Does your spa have an acrylic or quorite surface?
Does your spa have an A.B.S. or Endural plastic layer?
Does your spa have a Fiberglass structure layer?
What is the shell warranty?
What is the warranty on all equipment, jets, plumbing, and heaters?
Does your spa have a therapy system?
Does the air blower have a heater element in it?
What is the horsepower of your air blower?
Can your air blower be redirected to supercharge the water jets?
What is the total horsepower of the pump?
Does the water system use a manifold for equal pressure on all jets?
Is the water system pipe flexible to eliminate joint leaks?
Are all the holes in the shell properly fitted with a jet to prevent blistering?
Does your spa have a floor drain?
Is the floor drain properly fitted with a plastic fitting to prevent blistering?
Is the entire cavity beneath the shell filled with insulation?
Is the entire base of your spa sealed with marine grade plywood?
Is the cedar wood skirt made of solid cedar (not veneer)?
Is your spa deep enough for total submersion and comfortable seating?
37" - 41"
Does your spa come standard with an ozone system?
Does your spa have 100% filtration?
Can all of your Therapy seats work at the same time at high pressure?
Is control system fully electronic with auto purge and freeze protect?
Does the spa come complete with a hard top lock down cover?
If you have any further queries regarding our spas, please do not hesitate to ask us!