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DISCOVER THE SAPPHIRE DIFFERENCE

WHY CHOOSE SAPPHIRE SPAS?

Sapphire Spas was established with the goal to create a point of difference in manufacturing a premium quality spa pool; competitive in price and built tough in Australia, to handle unique environmental conditions throughout the World.

 

As an all Australian, locally designed & manufactured spa brand, we offer you a trusted warranty backed by quality controlled manufacturing. Every spa is built to the highest Australian Standards and protected by our ‘lifecare commitment’

The Sapphire Spas name has become synonymous with design, quality, innovation and service for almost 20 years. With expertise spanning more than 25 years, we continue to strive to be at the forefront in spa design, product componentry and innovation.

We have the largest network of retail partners in Australia, New Zealand and worldwide, with specialty spa stores in most local areas. A selection of our most popular ranges is on a showroom floor near you and warehousing facilties support these retail showrooms with additional product. Custom build choices are also available from our Australian manufacturing plant.

As Sapphire Spas has grown, our export has also expanded throughout Europe, UK, Reunion Island, Mauritius and Thailand to a point of Sapphire Spas being the leading exporter of spas in Australia.

Our success and rapid growth has necessitated the construction of our state-of-the-art manufacturing plant and corporate headquarters in Victoria. This facility is smoothly run, with great attention to detail. Take a tour of our factory as we walk you through the creation of one of our 'built tough' spa pools.

We hope to see you soon, thank you from the team here at Sapphire Spas.

 

SMART TECHNOLOGY

POWERsmart, energy efficient, cutting-edge integrated heat pump interface : there is no doubt our SV series spa controls are the ultimate in controller technology. Every feature on our simple spaside touchpad control systems has been designed to maximise energy savings and deliver the lowest possible daily operating cost for your spa. Feature packed, simple to use and coupled with a host of desirable lifestyle options there is no better choice to power your spa 

Smart features to keep your spa low on running costs

We want you to spend your time in your spa and enjoying it, not worrying about how much it costs to run. So, you can sit back and relax knowing SpaNET controls have intelligent PowerSmart software and algorithms that are always hard at work monitoring your spa and how you use it to ensure it delivers the lowest possible daily operating cost. The SV Series PowerSmart technology also provides the flexibility to govern the power draw of the spa to a certain amperage in situations where the available power supply is limited.

Smart Variable Heater

Utilising the latest in smart technology every SV Series spa control features a true variable heater which automatically adjusts it output power level (kW) to utilise any residual power when accessory jet pumps are running. This eliminates the traditional need to loadshed and turn heater off when pumps engage, ensuring maximum heat input whilst spa is in use.

Heat Pump Interface

SpaNET is the first spa control manufacturer to offer a dedicated interface for seamless integration of a heat pump to a spa pool.  The SV Series interface provides automatic heat pump detection and disabling of electric element and offers plug-n-play direct cable connection with no need for additional power circuits.

Dynamic Thermal Tuning

SV Series spa controls feature a dynamic thermostat point which adapts and tunes heat cycles to match the thermal properties of your spa.  This eliminates unnecessary on/off cycling of the filtration pump and heater which results in significant power savings whilst still maintaining your desired water temperature.

Current Limit & Load Limit

Current Limit and Load Limit functions will govern the power the spa consumes to keep within certain limits if the available power at the property the spa is being installed is restricted. The current limit setting governs the capacity of the variable heater, whilst the load limit setting limits the number of loads (jet pumps and blower) that can run at the one time.

What is the Smart Variable Heater

Traditionally, manufacturers had to choose between using a large capacity heater for faster heat up times, yet have to force that heater to load shed and turn OFF when spa was used and jet pump(s) turned on OR use a small capacity heater that could remain on when spa was in use, however take a far greater time to reheat. This dilemma is completely overcome with the SV series smart variable heater.

A typical plug-in (10 or 15amp) spa heater may experience load shed shutdown however, once you turn on the jet pumps. Make sure the built in heater is a variable output heater; this will optimise performance to maximise heating output whilst the spa is in use. When you turn on the jet pump, a variable heater will assess how much power it can use to continue to heat your spa and avoid load shedding shutdown, so your spa stays warm while the jets are in use.

Sophisticated on board current sensing allows real time measurement of accessory (jet pumps/blower) currents, allowing the variable heater to automatically increase or decrease its heating power output (kW) to take advantage of any residual current for heating when accessory pumps are running. There is no longer any need to load shed the heater OFF when spa is in use, or to be restricted by small element sizes.

The SV smart variable heater technology allows us to take advantage of a large, high capacity element for fast heat recovery when spa is not in use, and have that heater automatically reduce in size when jet pump(s) are activated. This feature minimises heat loss whilst the spa is in use and delivers a longer, more enjoyable spa experience.

On average electric heating will warm water at a degree an hour and are designed to be kept warm once your water reaches the desired temperature to be most economical. Although your initial heat up will take some time, keeping the spa at ‘jump in temperature’ is the best and most economical way to utilise these heaters, instead of heating from cold each use. The benefit of this heating is that they are fuss free being contained underneath the spa cabinet, no additional connections or installation is required, and they do their job well. For most people, this is all that they need to use and enjoy their spa, but if you’re looking to reduce your running costs further, this is when external heaters will come into play.

Dynamic Thermal Tuning Explained

Every spa is manufactured differently and is installed in varying environments and locations. As a result, each spa has unique thermal and heat retention properties. SV Series spa controls will actively monitor your spa and learn how often, at what times, and by how much your spa loses temperature so that it can adapt and tune the heating cycles to match the thermal performance of you spa pool in its environment, day to day, season to season to eliminate unnecessary on/off cycling of the filtration pump and heater.

This feature results in substantial energy savings whilst maintaining the spa water to your desired set temperature.

Dynamic thermal tuning also reduces the unnecessary wear of filtration pumps and relays by minimising the number of times per day these devices are switched on and off to regulate the water temperature.

 The SMARTlink WiFi module and spaLINK app allow you to connect to and take control of your spa remotely from any location at any time. The SMARTlink module connects to any model SV controller and then uses your home WiFi network to facilitate communication between the app server and the spa. The spaLINK app becomes a mobile, wireless remote for your spa enabling complete control of all settings and accessories including pumps, blowers and LED lights

 

Your spa’s mobile remote control

Wouldn’t it be nice to control your spa from your couch, or as you head home from a stressful day at work, or as
you walk out of the gym, knowing your spa water is refreshed, at temperature and ready for you to just sink in. The
SmartLink module gives you that convenient, fingertip control to command your spa when you want and how you
want to suit your lifestyle.

Adjust your spa settings remotely

There is no point consuming energy heating or filtering for long periods on days or times where you will not be
using the spa. Significant power savings can be achieved by adjusting your spa’s settings to suit your usage
patterns. The SmartLink module unlocks these opportunities by giving you fast, simple and convenient access to
configure your spa from anywhere at any time.

 

Push Notifications

Keep informed about the health of your spa with status updates direct to your phone even if the SpaLink app is not open. Push notifications will alert you of any change to the health status of your spa, and the app will clearly describe what the issue is and provide simple steps and solutions to resolve.

 

 

 The innovative iTouch touch panel advances spa pool operation into the touch screen era. Stunning 4.3″ full colour display is crisp, clear and easy to read and resistive touch panel allows unhampered operation with wet fingers. The iTouch is very simple to use, replicating smart phone style icons and menu operation. Settings have never been easier to adjust and scrolling activity status advises the user what the spa is doing at all times.

 

Sapphire Spas heat&cool pump interface

- Automatically heats or cools to maintain your desired water temperature (10’C to 40’C)

- Rapid heat recovery mode: Heat Pump + SV electric element boost

- Sequenced start-up/shut down of heat pump components

- Plug-n-play direct cable connection

- No additional power circuit required

- Automatic heat pump detection and disabling of SV electric element

- Convenient heat pump & temperature control via spa-side keypad

 

Slash heating costs with our heat&cool pump

When compared to gas or electric heaters a heat pump uses a tiny portion of energy to generate the same amount of heat output. This means a SV Series heat pump will use up to 75% less energy than a standard electric spa heater and 55% less energy than natural gas.

A Sapphire Spas heat&cool pump very efficiently converts every 1.1kw of power into 5.5kw of heating energy, to lower your spa heating costs, using up to 75% less energy than a conventional electric heater and 50% less energy than natural gas. The spas that will benefit from this upgrade, have been manufactured ‘heat&cool pump ready’ to allow you to add-on this energy saving component in the future.

Ready to jump in 24/7 using up to 75% less energy than electric element.

Power saving comparison

For every 1 kilowatt of electricity a conventional electric heater consumes it only outputs 1 kilowatt of heat (Heating ratio = 1 : 1). In comparison for every 1 kilowatt of electricity our SV Series integrated heat pumps consume they can output up to 5.5 kilowatts of heat (Heating ratio = 1 : 5.5), thereby generating up to 4.5 kilowatts of heat for FREE!
This free energy is why a heat pump costs so little to run and makes them the most energy efficient, lowest cost form of heating available today.
The savings generated from the massive reduction in electricity to heat your spa will pay for your investment cost over a short period of time. If you don’t have a heat pump fitted to your spa you are paying your energy provider for the cost of a heat pump you’ll never get.

 

Sapphire Spas are committed to staying Clean & Green

Our innovative SMARTflo pump range is built by spanet from the highest quality components ensuring longevity and exceptional performance. These pumps have been specifically engineered to create optimal flow rates at the back pressures found on Sapphire’s premium jetted spa pools. The high efficiency SMARTflo wet end technology generates increased water flow without consuming additional power. Mechanical carbon/ceramic seals with viton elastimors that provide greater heat and chemical resistance and longer life span. These are the preferred pump choice for premium spa manufacturers.

The best way to reduce heat loss and keep running costs to a minimum. Our heatlock+ system allows Sapphire to create the most energy efficient spa in the World today.

Our heatlock+ layered insulation comprises of an insulated custom made cabinet, 2 layers of insulation on interior of cabinet walls and base, high density insulation on shell and a premium Australian made cover.

Super efficient cabinet insulation

Sapphire spas cabinets are custom made to each spa so there are no gaps for warm air to escape and no unsightly strip covers.

Our cabinets are made extra long so they sit right up high under acrylic shell so there is no heat loss from inside cabinet.

Our heatlock7 seven layer insulation comprises of an insulated custom made cabinet, 2 layers of insulation on interior of cabinet walls and base, high density insulation on shell and a premium Australian made cover. Sapphire Spas also offer the super efficient cedar wood cabinet with cedar being a very effective insulator in its own right.

Heatsaver hardcovers

We only use quality Australian made covers that use a high density foam inlay to stop heat loss in its tracks. Our covers are super strong using aluminium inserts for extra strength.

POWERsmart intelligent operating system

All Sapphire spas come with industry leading control systems that are heat pump and gas compatible saving you up to 75% on heating costs.

Sapphire Spas are smart meter compatible and can save you 30% using off peak power - ‘power save mode’ .

Our operating systems offer exclusive functions such as eco mode, sleep mode and away mode to save you money and reduce operating costs.

 

World’s first varidrive80 - this all-in-one filtration&boost pump replaces the traditional technology of a separate circ & boost pump system. Delivering a higher volume of water & greater jet pressure in both filtration and hydrojet boost pump modes, this revolutionary pump provides better filtration, whisper quiet operation and full 3Hp hydrojet output. Eliminating the need to run an additional circulation pump to ensure adequate filtration, the varidrive80 promises crystal clear filtration for as little as 10cents a day.

With consideration for the practices of physiotherapy and remedial massage, we have programmed three unique sequencing modes into the varidrive80.

Promising much more than a ‘basic’ wave pump, our V80 offers touchpad control of 80 personalised jet pressures, catering for all levels of massage requirements; relaxation / therapeutic / remedial / sports recovery / rehabilitation / body toning / circulation boost / exercise for the elderly or injured. Replacing, or at least supporting, the benefits of professional treatments, the V80 is your ‘on demand’ personal masseur.

Listening to our body, we are constantly learning & looking for ways to improve the benefits offered by our spas. Much like you update your smartphone, the V80 runs on smart software that can be updated as we learn, understand and grow inline with the health & body professionals who we trust to keep us well.

SIMPLE WATER CARE

'How hard is spa water to keep clean?' is one of the most common questions asked by our customers when they're considering purchasing a spa. For this reason, Sapphire Spas place high importance on providing spas with an easy water maintenance regime. Let us suggest a couple of the best methods for you to maintain crystal clear spa water.

Spa pools, due to their small body of water and hard cover, are much easier to maintain than a swimming pool. They don’t require much chemical and no need to spend hours brushing and vacuuming. Nevertheless, the small body of water, combined with the fact it is kept warm, means making sure the water is adequately treated is very critical. The small volume of water means the contaminates an average person brings into the spa is concentrated. It is therefore essential that every spa be fitted with an effective sanitising system to help ensure any bugs that enter the water are quickly neutralised.

Ozone is a good means of providing sanitisation to spas. Ozone is many times more powerful than chlorine alone, therefore very effective at destroying bugs it comes in contact with.

Some spa manufacturers elect to use salt chlorinators (like swimming pools) as a sanitising system. Whilst these units are designed to produce chlorine and put it into residual in the spa water, which can be relatively effective, it is many times less powerful than ozone. It can also risk corrosion of the spa equipment such as metal heaters and polished stainless-steel finishing on jets and top side controls.

Ozone is the preferred method of spa water sanitisation, however not all ozone systems are created equal. It is essential that the ozone system has adequate output and is set up to thoroughly mix and dissolve the ozone into the water. The secret is to ensure there is enough ozone being produced, and then maximise its contact time with the water as much as possible before it reverts to plain old oxygen. It is also equally important to ensure the ozone has predominantly reverted to oxygen by the time it escapes to the surface of the spa water. A high-performance Corona Discharge Ozone Unit, combined with an efficient Venturi Injector, are keys to this process. The plumbing method used to incorporate this into the spa is also critical.

Beware of cheap, low grade ozone generators with poor injection systems. They may cost less but may have little impact on helping keep the spa water fresh, clean and healthy.

Here at Sapphire Spas, we also offer an even more effective sanitisation product known as clearzone. This method of cleaning your spa water is a big step up from simple ozone. Read through the section on clearzone sanitisation below so you can decide on the best cleansing method for your spa and lifestyle.

Clearzone is the ultimate in sanitisation; it is the best way to keep your spa water clean. Clearzone uses ozone in combination with germicidal UV-C light. The combination of these two technologies creates an oxidising agent many, many times more powerful than ozone on its own. This results in much more effective destruction of nasties in the water. It also greatly reduces the chlorine by-products that cause skin, eye and respiratory irritation. It makes the water smell fresh. Very little, if any, chemical smell. The other benefit of clearzone is that this process also polishes the water to crystal clear clarity, providing the filter is kept clean and general water balance is maintained.

CLEARZONE IS THE ULTIMATE IN SPA SANITISATION AND DEFINITELY THE WAY TO GO IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR GREAT WATER QUALITY TO ENJOY WITH AND LOOK AFTER YOUR FAMILY!

Clearzone features AOP (Advance Oxidation Process) technology to help deliver incredibly crystal clear spa water with minimal chemical odours or associated eye, skin and respiratory irritation. 

Clearzone helps clarify your spa water by generating a powerful oxidiser that burns up dissolved solids in the water so the filter can catch them, it then quickly converts back to oxygen leaving no chemical residual or off gassing odours. This is further enhanced by Ozone AND UV-C sterilisation to kill 99.95% of all bacteria and virus material that pass through the clearzone Unit. Clearzone also breaks down and removes chloramines which are the by product of chlorine which causes the skin, eye and respiratory irritation typically associated with chlorine. This process makes the task of managing the quality of your spa water much easier. It leaves you with much clearer water, significantly reduced need for chemical sanitisers, and greatly reduced chemical odours. Clearzone also significantly increases the length of time between the need to change the spa water.

Of course if you still have more questions about servicing your spa, please contact your local Sapphire Spas retail store

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