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Gas/Electric Power Pak Details

Our Power Pak™ systems are created for us by HydroQuip, a leading manufacturer of spa and hot tub equipment. We believe they are the finest available on the market. They incorporate Balboa electronics and controls and Waterway pumps to our specifications. Power Pak™ systems are designed for user convenience and the rugged conditions that our Snorkel Hot Tubs encounter outdoors. Our Power Pak™ systems may cost a little more than most standard hot tub equipment packages, but the quality of the components in the Power Pak™ is the reason why. Every Power Pak™ is:

  • Completely weather proof and does not require any kind of housing to protect it. Many other hot tub equipment packages that appear to be outdoor rated, are not. If it isn't clearly presented as weather proof, it probably isn't.
  • Pre-assembled, plumbed, wire and mounted on a skid. Some hot tub equipment packages are just a collection of components that need to be integrated, mounted on a skid, plumbed, and wired together.
  • UL listed as a system. That is, the entire assembled skid is UL listed as a system. No other equipment packages that we are aware of are UL listed as a system. This is important, not just for safety, but because many localities now require that pool and hot tub equipment skids be UL listed as a complete system before they will issue a permit.
  • Designed to be as far as 20' away from the tub and still provide the proper flow rate to the 4 hydrotherapy jets. More powerful pump upgrades are available as options if longer distances or more jets are desired.
  • Full Spectrum Ionizer - The ionizer creates copper, zinc and silver ions for sanitation, greatly reducing the need for chlorine. Many systems use copper (only) ionizers. Copper ionizers do have a biocidal effect, but silver is both more effective and broader spectrum. Copper and silver ions together have a synergistic effect that make them more effective than just the sum of their individual biocidal capabilities.
  • WiFi Ready. All that is needed to be able to control your Power Pak™ from anywhere is to purchase the optional WiFi receiver (see Optional Upgrade section below) and to download the Balboa WiFi app on to your smartphone and you can control your system from anywhere.


Standard Equipment with all Power Pak™ tubs includes:

  • Choice of Pentair MasterTemp 125,000 BTU Natural Gas or Liquid Propane heater or 5kW or 11kW Electric Heat.
  • Completely weatherproof, finest quality components, no extra protection needed.
  • 2 speed, Hi-Flow motor powers 4 hydrotherapy jets easily.
  • 50 sq. ft. cartridge filter.
  • Full spectrum, copper, silver and zinc ionizer reduces need for chlorine.
  • Power Pak™ components are pre-plumbed & mounted on a skid, ready to install, except for gas heaters as shown above right.
  • All Power Pak™ systems are UL-listed as an integrated system to meet expanding local code requirements.
  • All plumbing, 4 jets each with air controls, 2 suction fittings, valves, flex pipe, etc. for complete hydrotherapy system.
  • Standard controls jets, temperature, lights and additional functions. For lower operating cost it has an economy mode that lets you set a lower maintenance temperature, but within fast heat-up range to normal tubbing temperature.
  • Full luxury features including programmable electronic operation; integrated freeze protection; backlit LCD display for easy day/night viewing.
  • Full circle bench seating.
  • Tapered, R-21 4" insulating vinyl cover to reduce heat loss; lockable for safety. Your choice of colors.
  • Starter chemical kit with instructions and test kit.
  • Stainless steel bands and hardware.

And, our "world famous" bright yellow rubber ducky, without which
no tubbing experience is complete.

Gas Power Pak™
Gas Power Pak™
Electric Power Pak™
Electric Power Pak™
Ionizer Jet Fittings
Ionizer Jet Fittings
Balboa TP800
Balboa TP800
Vinyl Cover & Colors
Chemical Starter Kit Rubber Ducky
Chemical Starter Kit Rubber Ducky

Add Power Pak™ options to customize your hot tub — Optional Upgrades:

  • Wi-Fi module - allows you to control your system with your smart phone from anywhere.
  • Rim shelf provides convenient storage and place to mount spa side control for free-standing tubs with no adjacent deck.
  • Equipment enclosure - Even though the Power Pak™ is weatherproof, many customers opt for the enclosure for cosmetic purposes, especially if they are purchasing surround sections. The slanted top is hinged and has to supports to hold the top open while you are accessing the equipment. The enclosure shown is designed to abut our surrounds and is open on that side. A free standing enclosure with full four sides is also available.
  • Tub Surround - Our tub surround is a great way to dress up your tub and hide the plumbing and jets. The stepped style of surround also can be used for ingress and egress to the tub.
  • Add more hydrotherapy jets.
  • Add a larger pump or an additional pump for more jets or water feature.
  • Choose a more powerful gas heater from 200,000 to 400,000 BTUs. Heats tub faster and more efficiently.
WiFi adapter Tub Rim Shelf
WiFi Adapter Tub Rim Shelf
spa pak enclosure MasterTemp 400,000 BTU Heater
Equipment Enclosure Stepped Style Surround
MasterTemp 400,000 BTU Heater
MasterTemp 200-400,000 BTU Heater
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