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Hot Tubs Manilva

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2007-11-28 06:44:57     
Article by John E Lewis

At Estepona in Spain recently we were exhibiting at a show where we wanted to show two outstanding American made Hot Tubs but we had some real fun connecting the electricity supply to our display models as the supply from the venue was to say the least somewhat dangerous.

In a nut shell our display Hot Tub just refused to start up. Or to put it quite simply the breaker just kept blowing.

Very unusual and some thing that we have never encountered before on the installation of an American Hot Tub in Spain

But, then of course, this is Spain where many things are unusual

So this venue is one of the main meeting places for the public in Estepona. Thus is the very same hall where the local people and political parties meet. Well, of course, you know that this building will be ok as it's the flag ship of the local community. You can see I am already having some serious doubts.

Anyway having run a few quick routine tests on the Hot Tub we now have to begin to consider that perhaps it's the venue as the American Hot Tub checked out perfectly

An immediate clue was that the spa would run perfectly un earthed but not earthed, well know it seems like the earth might be live. Obviously we can not run the Spa with out a proper earth and all this means is that we have not found the fault we have just merely cheated by unhooking the earth. The problem here though is that this problem seemed to apply to every socket in the venue.

Oh no - not again - as we find this in private houses in spain but not usually in local government buildings.

Well a volt tester on the Neutral and the Live gave a reading of 220 Volts a very good voltage but completely in the wrong place as the earth result should show nil. A further test on the Neutral and the Earth wires showed a healthy, in terms of voltage only, but in terms of health and safety a lethal and absolutely staggering 400 Volts. Oh dear now its beginning to look as if perhaps they have got a three phase supply leaking into the 220 Volt system as I said before this is Spain.

When this all started the first electrician from the venue who arrived when I started complaining, initially, stated its all fine and you have got no problems

That was when we were getting suspicious but had not yet tumbled on to either the exact fault or indeed how dangerous it was.

A few telephone calls in Spain and across the Atlantic convinced me that I better up the ante and get the organizers of the show forcefully informed that they are sitting on a time bomb which could prove lethal

The calls are made and next morning ,hey presto, a team of Spanish electricians have to turn half the lights off in the hall as they realize that they have some of the main lighting cross linked into the exhibitors stands which should not be connected to the lighting circuit.

The conclusion is simply that when it comes to Electricity one should only use experts and even more so when it comes to Hot Tubs only use first class American or European Hot Tubs and avoid cheap imports that have uncertain controls and non western electrical standards.

The author Jacuzzi John markets luxury Hot Tubs on the Costa Del Sol In Spain and his web site is at Hot Tub in Spain and for designer Hot Tubs in Spain please goto Hot Tubs Fuengirola

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