Archive for February, 2009

Big selection of premium log cabins for your backyard or outdoor settings. Ukko Cabins is another great new product from Ukko Industries imported straight from Finland.

While outdoor living there essentially entails protection from the elements, Ukko Cabins are designed with your comfort in mind as well. All Ukko Cabins are built from sturdy Spruce logs ranging from 28mm thickness through to 45mm depending upon the product…

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spa, pool, hot tub pumps

Ukko Saunas & Tubs supplies the best available hot tub, spa and
pool pumps ranging from a single to optional two speed models offering lower
running costs during filtration cycles.


These pumps are suitable for a variety of hot tub, spa and pool
applications with the capacity to handle large numbers of spa jets.

Features & Benefits:

Powerful Pump Performance – Robust pump design combined with powerful motor options delivers high performance, for a satisfying spa experience.

Energy Efficient – Single and two speed models available to help conserve energy during filtration cycles.

Quiet – Large suction and discharge outlets allow
for higher performance but at lower noise levels, ensuring a powerful
yet relaxing spa experience.

Stainless Steel Pump Shaft – Corrosion resistant
316SS pump shaft to ensure years of trouble-free use, even in salt
water spa pool applications, for an extended pump life.

Flexible & Easy Installation – Pump housing can be turned 180° for easy installation of pipework, horizontal or vertical.

Enhanced Pump Design – Shielded yoke design helps
protect the motor from any adverse leaking from the wet end whilst
still meeting all industry safety standards.

Different Plug Options – AMP plugs and C38 plugs available as standard.

START UP DIRECTIONS – for spas & hot tubs


  • No chemical odours (Chlorine/ Bromine Free)
  • Pleasant spa environment
  • Simple to convert
  • Suitable for asthmatics & those with chlorine sensitivity
  • Just follow three easy steps

Spa Hot Tub Startup Procedure:

Since dust, dirt and plastic residue can exist in your new spa following manufacture, we recommend you clean the spa prior to use. This can be done by filling the spa with water, removing the filter cartidges, adding 50ml of Poppit Spa Pipe Degreaser and circulating through the pipes (Turning the blowers on and off several times). After circulating for 30 – 60 minutes, dump spa water, wipe out inside with damp cloth and rinse off.

Step 1. Clear the water

Quck FixWater as supplied by the water authorities has chlorine included and so this needs to be eliminated if we are to have a chlorine free spa. Simply use Quick Fix at the rate of 60 grams per 1000 litres of spa water and filter for 4 hours. This will oxidise the chlorine and any other unwanted matter in the water.

Note: Rain water and bore water also needs to be treated.

Step 2. Balance the water

Using a water test kit or test strip, check the pH, alkalinity and
calcium hardness levels of the water. The pH should be around 7.4 – 7.6
to be comfortable for people with sensitive skin. Total alkalinity
should be between 80 – 120pp. If necessary, adjust these two levels
using Water Balance to increase the level or pH Decreaser
to reduce them. Calcium levels that are lower than 100ppm can be
damaging to equipment, as well as making it difficult to maintain pH
levels and ultimately cause the water to go cloudy. Rain water is
predictably low in calcium. Ideal levels for calcium hardness are
between 100 and 200 ppm. To increase calcium levels use Poppit Spa cal
hardener as per label directions.

Step 3. Sanitise the water

The water is now clear of contaminants and balanced and all that needs
to be done is to sanitise the water with Spa Poppit – Conditioner,
bactericide and clarifier at the rate of one litre per 1000 litres of
spa water.

That’s All – It’s that simple!