How do I control my spa remotely? (Everything to know about spa wifi units and mobile apps)


If you're like most people, you probably use your smartphone or other mobile devices throughout the day. Why not use them to control your spa pool? With the right mobile app and spa wireless setup, you can easily manage your spa pool from anywhere in the world!




In this article, we will discuss some of the things you need to know about controlling your spa pool remotely.


What are the benefits of controlling my spa remotely?

One of the great things about accessing your spa pool remotely is that you can easily monitor and adjust the temperature of your spa pool. This can be especially useful if you live in a colder climate and want to make sure that your spa pool is always comfortable. With the right mobile app, you can set up alerts so that you'll always know when the temperature of your spa pool changes.

Another great tip for using your spa pool wifi remotely is to take advantage of the mobile app's scheduling features. With most apps, you can easily set up a schedule for when you want your spa pool to turn on or off. This can be a great way to save energy and make sure that your spa pool is only running when you need it.

If you have your spa located at a holiday home, you can keep an eye on it to make sure everything is working correctly while you're away. You can even set the spa to start heating up for you a couple of days before you arrive!



Can any spa pool be operated using wifi?

No, not every spa can be operated using wifi. However, many newer models include this feature as standard. If your spa does not have wifi built-in, there are still some ways that you can operate it remotely. One option is to purchase a separate wireless unit and connect it to your spa if it is supported. This will allow you to control the spa using your mobile phone or tablet.

Another option is to use a home automation system that connects to your spa pool controller. This will give you the ability to operate your spa remotely, as well as control other aspects of your home.

Read on for an overview of some of the options available for remotely controlling your spa.


What does the SpaNet® SmartLink WiFi module do?

The SmartLink WiFi module from SpaNet® allows you to connect to and take control of your spa from any location if you have a SpaNet® SV series spa controller installed.

The module connects to the internet via your home wifi network, and then you can connect to your spa from the SpaLink app on your mobile device to monitor and control your spa remotely!



You can add the SpaLink app to additional mobile devices so that everyone in your family can take control of the spa!

With the SmartLink WiFi module, you can easily monitor and adjust the temperature of your spa, set up a schedule, and even get alerts if there are any problems.

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Does my Jacuzzi® spa have wifi?

Some Jacuzzi® spa models have a wifi controller, but If you have a newer model Jacuzzi® spa pool, chances are it comes with the SmartTub® system which uses cellular data instead of wifi to connect to your Jacuzzi® remotely.

If your Jacuzzi spa doesn't come with the SmartTub system, You can also upgrade existing 2016+ J-400™ and 2016+ J-300™ spas with the aftermarket wifi kit which enables you to monitor and control your spa with the ProLink™ App.

The ProLink™ App allows you to control your spa pool remotely. With this app, you can set the water temperature, turn jets on or off, and schedule maintenance operations. You can also adjust your spa’s lights and review your owner’s manual. Plus, the app will alert both you and your local dealership of any service needs.



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How does Jacuzzi® SmartTub® work?

The Jacuzzi® SmartTub® uses a GSM module that is built into the controller of your spa to connect to your nearest cellular tower. This allows you to connect to your spa using your mobile device and the Jacuzzi® SmartTub® app, even when you’re not on the same WiFi network.

Some benefits of using Jacuzzi® SmartTub® include being able to remotely start your spa, set temperature and filtration settings, check the status of your spa, and receive alerts if there is a problem with your spa. 

The Jacuzzi® SmartTub® system requires a yearly subscription to be paid for access to the network connection.

Watch the video to learn more about Jacuzzi® SmartTub® 



How can I solve Jacuzzi® SmartTub® connection problems?

If you’re having trouble connecting to your Jacuzzi® SmartTub®, the first thing you should do is check the GSM module. The GSM module is located behind the control panel of your spa. To access it, remove the screws that hold the control panel in place and lift it up. Once you have access to the GSM module, you can try resetting it by pressing and holding the reset button for five seconds.



If you find that you are not getting a good connection to your Jacuzzi® you can use a SmartTub® booster antenna to improve the signal strength.


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For more detailed instructions and troubleshooting, read this knowledge base article


How do I connect my spa to my mobile app?


1. Connect your spa to the internet

Install the appropriate module for your spa if it's not already installed, then connect to the internet. This can be done either via a Wifi connection or via the cell network if using Jacuzzi® SmartTub™.


2. Install the appropriate mobile app for your spa

Once your spa is connected to the internet, you can then download the appropriate mobile app for your device. If you have a Jacuzzi®, search for "smarttub" or “jacuzzi remote” in the App Store.

If you have a Vortex® spa, you can search for "Vortex App™" which is free and can be downloaded from the App Store® for Apple® devices and Google Play® for Android™ devices.

If you have a SpaNet controller with the SmartLink™ or SmartStream™ system installed, you can also use the SpaNet® SpaLink™ app on your device. Search for "spalink" in the app store on your device.


3. Open your mobile app and connect to your spa

Once you have the mobile app installed, open it and follow the instructions for connecting to your spa. This will usually involve entering your spa's unique ID number and password.

Once you are connected, you will be able to control most aspects of your spa remotely. This includes turning the jets on and off, changing the water temperature, and more.



How do I monitor and adjust my spa temperature remotely?

You'll need a wifi module or GSM module installed into your spa to connect it to the internet. Install the appropriate mobile app for your spa model then open up your spa mobile app and view the current temperature. You'll be able to adjust the temperature up and down to suit your preference.

Once you have this setup, you can set the spa on the way home from work to make sure the temperature is just right before you get in! Or turn the temperature down remotely if you accidentally leave it on.


In Summary

The use of wifi and mobile apps to control your spa pool remotely is a great way to keep tabs on your spa without having to be there in person. This technology can help you save energy, money, and time while still enjoying all the benefits of owning a spa pool.


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