United Spas do not manufacture heater elements. United Spas install spa controls made by Balboa Water Group or from Applied Computer Controls. The spa heater manifold and heater element are supplied as part of the Balboa electrical control box. The above shown heater elements for $19.95 are both direct replacements for all FLO Thru spa heater manifolds used on Balboa packs or ACC spa controls. All these heaters are part of Balboa controls, Smart Touch controls, Spa Builders Water Group, Spa components, ACC controls, United Spas controls, Gecko Spa controls.
These heater manifolds are known as FLO Thru heater manifolds. This type of tubular heater is usually made out of material known as 800 Incoloy and annealed at 1990 degrees Fahrenheit. The heating element inside the tube is electricaly insulated from the tube by Magnesium Oxide (MgO). The outside of the tube is than braised, welded or sealed by epoxy to the bulk heads. The heater is then tested and must pass a 5 mA current leakage test to the water surrounding the tube. The manufacturing process is the same for any tubular material including Titanium, only the annealing temperature may vary. The heater manufactures are: TrueHeat, Chromalox, Heat Tube, Kawai, and CSINC (CSINC are made in India), etc. These heater manufactures will only produce based on volume. The heater manufactures sell to Balboa, ACC Controls, Thermcore, Gecko Spa Controls, Gecko Alliance, Spa Builders Water Group, Spa Components, United Spas, Acura Spa Systems, and others. These type of manifolds are also assembled by Thermcore products in San Bernardino, California and CSINC in India. CSINC usually private labels to some of the major spa control manufacturers in the hot tub industry. Spa Components is another heater manifold assembler. However Spa Components out source all stamping and welding of the manifold. Spa Components purchase the complete heating elements from heater manufactures and assemble them inside the heater manifold. This type of spa heaters is the most common heater elements used on most hot tubs. This type of heater element is designed to meet the lowest price mandated and influenced by marketing people in the hot tub industry. Usually the bulk heads are secured and sealed on this type of heaters fail due to the corrosive environments that exist in hot tub water. We do not recommend the use of this type of heater in salt water regardless of what the sales people might tell you. Even if the heater element is made out of Titanium or coated, the bulk heads and epoxy are still prone to failure. We never designed this type of spa heater. We only purchase these spa heaters and sell them as replacement parts.
CosmoHeat: The Real Spa Heater with Real Warranty
The Acura Spa Systems CosmoHeat, is designed without the troublesome and failure prone bulk heads.
The CosmoHeat heater and manifold are engineered with a patented O ring seal system that is bulk head and epoxy free.
Additionally, when the CosmoHeat is purchased with a new Universal Spa Control (with the optional titanium heater with AAB valve),
it comes with an optional 5 year replacement warranty.
Acura Spa Systems is providing another choice www.acuraspa.com/cosmoheat.html. Not all heaters are created equal.
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All electrical work must be performed by a licensed electrician according to National Electrical Code and all local codes and regulations.
All plumbing work must meet I.A.P.M.O., UL 1563, and all local codes and regulations and must be performed by a licensed plumbing contractor.
All shipments are F.O.B. Riverside, California.
Direct manufacturer replacement for A.C.C. hot tub controls used on LifeSpas, Phoenix Spas, United Spas, Diamente Spas, and Spa Mechanics.
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**Beating competitor's price: We will meet or beat any competitor's written quotation for hardware of the same capability, such as: plumbing size, voltage, motor horsepower, motor 1 or 2-speed, heater length, safety test report, etc.
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