The Apollo 11

The All-In-One Digital Spa / Hot Tub Controller

$299 For Standard Pack ~ $329 For The V & VC Packs

Easy To See Topside LCD

See the illuminated LCD display in direct sunlight or at night. 6.75 inches wide, 3 inches tall. Back cut out is 4 x 2 inches.

Self Configuring

The Apollo 11 controller configures and diagnoses itself as well as your other spa equipment (Pumps, blowers, etc.). 6 Inches tall, 12.25 inches long, & 2.5 inches wide.

Versatile

Connect a two speed pump 1, a one speed pump 2, a one speed pump 3, a blower, a standard 12 V light, a fiber optic light, an ozone generator, and/or a 24 Hour circulation pump!

Heater Included

In most cases, a standard 15" 5.5 KW heater is a direct replacement for what you already have. If not, call us ((844)-772-7220) and we can help with conversion.

One Speed Pump 2 Connection

Blower or Pump 3 Connection

Circulation Pump Connection

Ozone Generator Connection

Light Connection

Topside Connection

Two Speed Pump 1 Connection

Hole For Incoming Main Power

  • Easy To See Topside LCD

    See the illuminated LCD display in direct sunlight or at night. 6.75 inches wide, 3 inches tall. Back cut out is 4 x 2 inches.

  • Self Configuring

    The Apollo 11 controller configures and diagnoses itself as well as your other spa equipment (Pumps, blowers, etc.). 6 Inches tall, 12.25 inches long, & 2.5 inches wide.

  • Versatile

    Connect a two speed pump 1, a one speed pump 2, a one speed pump 3, a blower, a standard 12 V light, a fiber optic light, an ozone generator, and/or a 24 Hour circulation pump!
  • Heater Included

    In most cases, a standard 15" 5.5 KW heater is a direct replacement for what you already have. If not, call us ((844)-772-7220) and we can help with conversion.
  • One Speed Pump 2 Connection

  • Blower or Pump 3 Connection

  • Circulation Pump Connection

  • Ozone Generator Connection

  • Light Connection

  • Topside Connection

  • Two Speed Pump 1 Connection

  • Hole For Incoming Main Power

    The Apollo 11 Spa Controller is an economical, easy to install, and complete control system that can be used to upgrade or replace the original control system for most hot tubs and spas. This replacement control system includes a heater, top-side control, and sensors.

    Designed, assembled, & supported in the USA with global components.

    Dimensions: The circuit board box is 2.5 inches wide, 12.25 inches long, and 6 inches tall. The metal tube containing the heater is 15 inches wide.

    "I’ve owned this Apollo 11 digital box for 6 months now and THE thing is still working great. This is unbelievable for what I paid for it, OUTSTANDING customer service with very little problems hooking it up. I would highly recommend this product." - Dave C.
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    "This is a really great product with excellent customer support. The Apollo 11 is exactly as described on the site. Easy to install, operate and the menus provide ample options to modify. I was replacing a 20+ year-old unit and this new unit was perfectly designed to replace all original options and functions. Bravo! Great design, great product! Would highly recommend to others. Thanks especially Honre’ who was exceptionally knowledgeable and helpful on the phone for simple follow-up questions." - Frank Z.
    "This is a great product. Installation was very easy. Excellent customer service. The service tech was very helpful and knowledgeable. This is a mint replacement solution. My hot tub is over 20 years old. I have replaced the main control board 3 times over the years, this unit is all inclusive and a fraction of the price of the original replacement board. I was going to scrap the whole tub until I found this site. Now for $299 I have my hot tub back and my wife and I are loving it again. This is a great product supported by a great customer service force. I would highly recommend this to anyone. You will not regret it! 🙂" - Chris A.
    "It was a very easy installation. The original Coleman replacement parts would have cost over $1,200 so I saved big bucks on the repair." - Will S.
    "Best customer service ever. Mr. Darby is the man. Piece of cake to install. I would definitely recommend the system and customer service." - Val G.
    "I like that it is made in America!!" - Keith J.
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    What About The Apollo 11
    Would You Like To Learn?


    Diagram, Manual & Installation Instructions

    If you have any trouble installing or configuring the Apollo 11, please don't hesitate to give us a call at (844) 772-7220.

    Installation Guide

    Installation Guide

    We've put together a clear and concise installation guide to walk you through the process of installing the Apollo 11 in twenty-two steps.

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    Wire Diagram

    Wire Diagram

    This clear visual diagram will help specify the circuit board's anatomy and provide instruction on how to setup the device.

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    Instruction Manual

    Instruction Manual

    Directions on starting up, heat modes, jets, lights and more are included in this manual.

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    Apollo 11 Video Installation Guide

    If after watching the video instructions for installing the Apollo 11, you still have questions, concerns or need assistance give us a call ( [844]-772-7220).

    Proper GFCI Wiring Instructions

    If you need guidance installing GFCI wiring, we recommend you watch the following video tutorial.

    *** CAUTION ***
    High Voltages can cause serious injuries and death. This video is intended for electricians and not homeowners.

    Have Questions About The Apollo 11?

    Click here to explore our frequently asked questions about technical details of the spa pack, compatibility, what's included, & troubleshooting help.


    Which Version Should I Buy For My Hot Tub?

    If you have any trouble discovering the right version please give us a call at (844) 772-7220 and we'll be happy to help.

    Standard Pack - $299

    Standard Pack - $299

    Standard Pack Operates:
    • 2 speed Pump 1
    • 1 Speed Pump 2
    • Ozone Generator
    • Light
    • Blower/Pump 3
    • Circulation Pump
    Standard Pack Does NOT Allow:
    • 2 Speed Pump 2
    Do I Need The Standard Pack?

    If you don't have a 2 speed pump 2, then the standard pack is what you need.

    Click To Purchase the Standard Pack.

    V Pack - $329

    V Pack - $329

    V Pack Operates:
    • 2 speed Pump 1
    • 1 or 2 Speed Pump 2
    • Ozone Generator
    • Blower/Pump 3
    • Light
    V Pack Does NOT Allow:
    • Circulation Pump
    Do I Need The V Pack?

    If you have a 2 speed pump 2 and DO NOT have a circulation pump the Apollo 11 V Pack is the product you'll need.

    Click To Purchase the V Pack.

    VC Pack - $329

    VC Pack - $329

    VC Pack Operates:
    • 2 speed Pump 1
    • 1 or 2 Speed Pump 2
    • Ozone Generator
    • Circulation Pump
    • Light
    VC Pack Does NOT Allow:
    • Blower/Pump 3
    Do I Need The VC Pack?

    If you have a 2 speed pump 2 and DO NOT have a blower the Apollo 11 VC Pack is the product you'll need.

    Click To Purchase the VC Pack.

    "Circulation Pump" means a single speed continuous pump connected to the heater that runs 24/7.
    Hot Tubs that do not have a circulation pump use the low speed of pump 1 for filtering and heating.


    Installation & Replacement Parts

    Installation Parts

    Installation Parts

    While the Apollo 11 is packaged with the pieces you'll need to install it, sometimes extra installation parts are needed. Visit the installation parts section of our online store to find the parts you need.

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    Replacement Parts

    Replacement Parts

    With wear and tear, parts on the Apollo 11 can break down over extended periods of time. We've setup a section on our store so you can easily replace the pieces you need quickly and easily.

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    Tested For The Utmost Reliability.


    How Does The Apollo 11
    Compare To Other Options?

    Product Features
    Apollo 11 Controller
    Competitor Controller
    Replacing Circuit Board
    Replacing Heater
    Apollo 11
    Apollo 11
    Apollo 11
    Apollo 11
    Apollo 11
    East Of Replacement
    Medium
    Medium-Hard
    Hard
    Medium-Hard
    Includes Top Side Control
    Usually Not
    Includes Heater
    Technical Phone Support
    Operates 2 Speed Pump 1
    NA
    NA
    Operates Pump 2
    NA
    NA
    Operates Blower
    NA
    NA
    Operates Fiberoptic Light
    NA
    NA
    Operates Standard 12V Light
    NA
    NA
    Operates Ozone Generator
    NA
    NA
    Can Choose Between 2 Speed Pump 2 or Blower
    NA
    NA
    No Hastle Warranty
    Can Be Wire For 120V/240V 3 Wire Or 240V 4 Wire
    NA
    NA
    Self Diagnosing
    Diagnoses Problems With Equipment Connected To It
    Standard Heat Mode
    NA
    Economy Heat Mode
    Maybe
    Maybe
    NA
    Weekend Heat Mode
    NA
    NA
    Can Replace A Low Flow Heater
    NA
    Cost
    $299-$319
    $390 & Up
    $250 & Up
    $200 & Up
    We find the verdict to be clear. Buy The Apollo 11 now.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    Explore answers to numerous technical, product, compatibility, and troubleshooting questions below. If we don't answer your specific questions, give us a call and we'll be happy to help.

    Technical Details

    I want to add a blower on 2-speed primary and 1 speed secondary. Will this support a 220 or 110 volt blower? What blower would you recommend with this unit?

    The board is configurable by moving jumpers around. Any blower 120V or 240V will work. You do need to maintain the same horse power. Millennium blowers self adjust, so we would recommend them.

    How many amps does the spa pack draw at 120V voltage?

    Running on 120 volts, the heater will use 12 amps. Check the amperage on your pump for low speed. It should be 1-3 amps. The spa should be connected to a 20 amp dedicated line with a GFIC. You can open up the unit and set all the output and input amp draw voltages depending on how many things would be running

    Does the ozone only run with pump 1 or only in filtering mode?

    It runs with pump 1 low, whether or not you actually have a pump 1.

    How many KW is the heater?

    The heating element is 5.5 KW. It should consume about 22Amps at 240V.

    Can I run a 120V, 1000GPH pool pump from the 120v pump controller? What is the maximum current draw for a single speed pump port?

    The max is 240V. We recommend buying a 4-pin plug for the controller.

    Does the Apollo 11 spa pack included a motor. If so, what is the horsepower?

    This is the control and heat unit only. It runs motors, but does not include any motors or pumps.

    Are the white wires in the controller the hot wire or the neutral wire?

    The white wire from the breaker box goes to the neutral inside the controller.

    What are the dimensions of the top controller?

    The topside control panels is 7″ x 3″.

    What size plumbing does this have?

    The Apollo 11 spa pack fits directly to a 2″ PVC pipe. Adapters are also available from hardware stores.

    Does It Support Air Controls?

    Air buttons to turn on and of the pumps, blower and light will no longer be necessary as the Apollo 11 controller controls from the digital control pad.

    Can The Heater Be Placed On Top Or The Unit Inverted So Heater Is On Top?

    No, the heater cannot be removed. While the unit could be mounted upside down, with possible leaking, if you call us first, we’ll mount it upside down for you. Call us at 844 772 7220.

    After Two Years, How Does The Unit Hold Up?

    Read it straight from one of our customers. “I’ve had it 2 years now. I would say if I had to buy this controller again today I would. It’s been good to me.” – Andrew via Amazon

    Will the pumps & Lights Shut Off On Their Own?

    The pump cycles every hour, to heat the water and run it through the filter. When used, the pump shuts off automatically after about 15 minutes. The Apollo 11 runs 6 self-tests when power is first applied. This helps you diagnose a Lo pump problem (as well as others). The Apollo 11 also indicates when to replace the filter.

    Can A 2-Speed Pump Be Used For Heating The Spa?

    Yes! All three versions of the Apollo 11 Spa Pack work with a 2 speed Pup.

    Does the Apollo 11 Spa Pack Controller Have Freeze Protection?

    Yes. The pump and heater will run if the water gets below the set temperature.

    Does This Unit Include A Temperature Probe?

    The system comes with its own sensors and does not need any other temperature probes.

    I Have An Outdoor Self Made Hot Tub With 450 Gallon Capacity. Does This Have The Capacity To Handle The Volume Of Water?

    The Average Hot Tub is 500 Gallons, so the Apollo 11 Spa Pack will handle it well.

    How Hot Will This Heat The Water?

    For Safety Reasons, we cap the heat at 104 degrees.

    What Fitting Goes Inside The Feed Power?

    The hole on the side for the line wires is a standard 3/4″ connector. Please call us if you have ANY installation questions at 844-772-7220

    Will It Work With...?

    Will the Apollo 11 spa pack work with two single speed 240v pumps? What about just 1 two-speed pump?

    Yes, it will work with the two pumps and one.

    Will this controller operate 2 two-speed pumps and a blower, plus an ozonator and LED lights?

    No, the Apollo 11 will not operate 2 two-speed pumps. Only 1 2-speed pump plus a second single speed pump is possible. The Apollo 11 also connects with ozonators, blowers, and LED lights. For this full functionality, be sure to pick up the Apollo 11 V Pack.

    Will This Work On An Outdoor Spa With 2 Pumps (Waterfall & Circulation) & 2 Sets Of Blowers?

    Yes. Call if you need help installing.

    Will this work for a concrete hot tub?

    Yes, our unit will work with any spa that has the appropriate electrical and plumbing connections.

    Will This Work With Low Flow Spas?

    Yes, others have reported it working great. Call us if you have trouble.

    Will This Work With A Salt Water Hot Tub?

    Yes.

    My Hot Tub Has 1.5" Plumbing, Will The Apollo 11 Work With It?

    Yes.

    I have a Cal Spa (52934 1500-CCAJ), one motor with a two seep pump. One for circulation, and one for jets. The other for different jets. Will the Apollo 11 PAC work?

    Yes, it’s designed to work in this situation. It supports the 240v connection with or without the ground.

    I have a Hydro-Quip (9000E, HT-600T) with a 2 speed pump which runs on low speed to circulate when heating/filtering. There is no separate circulation pump, will the Apollo 11 work?

    Yes, it will. Simply plug that pump into the pump 1 receptacle. For old units, the Apollo 11 Top Side control will replace the buttons panel.

    Will this work on a Sundance 780 Series?

    Yes, it will work.

    Will the Apollo 11 spa pack work with a Polynesian Spa, and can I reuse old components?

    Yes! It will work on a Polynesian Spa, but you may need to change or adapt some of the cords. We can specifically help out by knowing more about your unit.

    I own an old Apollo spa with an M class control unit. Is this a direct replacement?

    The Apollo 11 spa pack is a matched set, replacing the controller and control panel entirely. It also includes the heating element assembly as a drop and go replacement unit. Install, reconnect the blower, pumps, and control panel. Our unit becomes the new brain for your hot tub. The control fit will fit above the heater.

    Will This Work As A Replacement For The Balboa 5005, 53307-03, 54380-02, M Series 22750, M7, VZ500 or EL2000 Mach 2?

    Yes. It’s a direct replacement to the Balboa Spa Pack. The Apollo 11 Spa Pack has standard (Molex) connectors for all the pumps, lights, ozone, etc.

    Will I Be Able To Use My Balboa Connectors?

    Most Balbo controls use 4 Pin “Amp” connectors which is the same as the Apollo Spa Pack with the exception of the light, if it was a 12V light Balboa uses a 2 pin amp cord in which case the pins will need to be removed from the connector and inserted into the middle two pins of a 4 pin Amp connector. if the light is a fiber optic light, no change should be necessary.

    Will This Easily Switch Out with A Spa Builders AP1400?

    Yes. You’ll likely need the cord adapter kit for the switch.

    Will It Work For A Whirlpool Spa?

    Yes, the Apollo 11 controller will work great for Whirlpool hot tubs.

    Will This Work With An Older Emerald Spa?

    Yes.

    Will This Work on A Vita Spa L500?

    Yes, but you may need our Vita Spa Adapter Kit. Call us with any questions.

    Will This Work With A Leisure Bay S-2 Spa With A Single Pump?

    Yes. For the topside control panel, you’ll need to contact us directly for a custom cover plate or fashion one yourself out of plastic.

    Will This Work With An '03 Artesian Spa With Low Flow Circulation Pump & 1" Plumbing 18GPM?

    Yes, but you’ll need the conversion kit on our online store. It’s not hard to do yourself from pieces readily available from home depot

    Our Church Baptistry Heater Went Out. Will This Work With It?

    We’ve actually built a Church Baptistry Heater using the Apollo 11 Spa Pack. Click here to learn more about this product.

    Will this work with a Catalina Neptune With Fiber Optic Color Wheel?

    Yes. However, we recommend calling us so we can verify you have fiber optic lights, otherwise, you can destroy the unit. Call us and we’ll walk you through the process.

    What's Included?

    Does this spa pack come with the pump and blower cords that plug into the side of the unit?

    We do offer them, but they are sold separately.

    Does this spa pack include the control panel?

    Yes, we package the Apollo 11 spa pack to make it as easy as possible to repair your hot tub.
     
    For my leisure garden spa uses a different plug type than the one in the photo. Are there converter cords available?
     
    Yes, we do sell a cord adapter kit. The system only comes with the adapter for the light.

    Does this spa pack include the cables for connecting the pack to the top side controller?

    Yes. We include a 5″ cord and new heater “O” rings/gasket.

    Does the Apollo 11 spa pack come with instructions & wiring diagrams?

    Yes, the pack comes with instructions and wire diagram. Our website here also provides videos, and downloads to make the installation as easily as possible.

    Does this spa pack come with a new pressure switch?

    No. Our spa pack does not use pressure switches so the Apollo 11 will make your old ones obsolete.
     
    Does the spa pack include wires that go to the electric panel, pumps, or blowers?
     
    No, you can get the electric panel wires and GFIC breaker from Home Depot or Lowes. Pump and blower cords can be found on our store or Amazon.

    Does this unit pump water into the spa as well as heat?

    It does not pump but connects to your spa pump. It does come with a heating element.
     
    What is the upper control unit plug that comes with the Apollo 11 spa pack?
     
    It is unique to the Apollo 11. It comes with the cable attached and plugs into the control box.

    Does This Unit Come With Cord Plugs?

    No, they’re not included, but you can buy complete cords or a cord adapter kit separately in our store.

    Does This Include The Electricity Cord?

    No, it doesn’t. If you’re using 120V, you can buy a GFIC cord. If you’re using 240, it will be hardwired. Give us a call if you need direction, assistance, or further clarity.

    Troubleshooting & How To

    How do I restart the unit after a power failure?

    Reset the breaker your hot tub is tapping into. If your power up is still not working, please give us a call.

    My spa is always at 108F despite the temperature setting at less than 100F. Why is this happening? My unit is reading 5-8 degrees higher than actual temperature. What is going on?

    The most likely scenario is pump 1 hi and low are reversed causing filtering on high instead of low. This will generate more heat. 
     
    The temperature reads closer to the heating element than the actual tub, the water flowing out of the jets.
     
    In some cases, mechanical elements are enclosed in a waterproof “dock box” above ground. When the sun warms the dock box, you may get false temperature readings.
     
    Please call and we can diagnose this further.

    After turning up the heat, the unit goes into default mode. What's going on?

    Check your relays. Your wiring could be wrongly installed. If you have trouble, please call us and we’ll be happy to walk you through the troubleshooting process.

    The unit shuts down at stage 1, but when pressing on the unit casing, the spa pack turns back on. What's going on?

    Make sure to give the unit plenty of time to cycle. You could also test your grounding wires and make sure they are tight at the motors and casing.

    During Tests, It Stops in Stage 2, With The Heater Sensors. What's Going On?

    Most likely there is air in the lines creating an error. While in filter mode bleed as much air from lines as possible and then turn off the breaker and let it cycle through system check again. Call us if you need assistance.

    After Installing, The Unit Stays In Filter Mode. What Do I Do?

    Something didn’t test right. Turn it off and let it reset. Usually, it means the pump for the heater is not working, or the filter basket isn’t secured correctly. If you continue to have problems call the service number at 610 694 8700 so we can talk you through it over the phone. 

    Will Using A Regular Breaker Cause This To Stay In Filter Only Mode?

    No, it will work just fine without a GFI. 

    The Spa Pack Fails On Sensor Test. Please Help!

    Check the fuses. Change it and it finished the diagnostic

    What Is FTR?

    FTR Stands for Filter.

    My Unit Has The Heater Behind It, With A Built In Motor. Will The Apollo 11 Hot Tub Pack Work?

    Yes. The Apollo 11 system will work, but you’ll l need to re-plumb. We will guide you, but you’ll need to be mechanically inclined to execute the task.