Set the mood of your spa by ensuring your have the right lighting, water temperature, and your massage pumps running just like you like, all from the convenience of your iPhone® or iPad®. Remotely control the operations of your portable hot tub via a local WiFi connection prior to you entering your spa.
Spa Hardware Requirements
Balboa BP Series Spa Control Pack
bwa™ Wi-Fi module (Part Number: 50350)
Enhancements and bug fixes
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Worst waste of money ever
I replaced my entire spa pack just for this functionality. Never works correctly and I am a network professional. I have a $7000 ruckus wireless network that it refuses to work on. Also refuses to work on any of the cheap routers I have tried just in case my network was "too good" for it. I've sent it back to Balboa (I paid shipping). They told me it was fine and shipped it back (after I paid the shipping AGAIN). Then I fought with the vendor I purchased it from and they sent me a brand new one and this one doesn't work either. Everyone tries to make me feel like I'm an idiot and making a mistake. The only mistake is buying this hunk of junk. Anyone who wrote a good review is either a shill for the company or just hasn't had it installed long enough and by now is regretting their review. This thing is garbage and I have spent over a year trying to get it correct. Multiple calls and emails to balboa and my vendor. This is a piece of junk and you will never be happy with it, I will NEVER recommend Balboa anything ever again. This experience has soured my opinion of them in every way. They took me for about $1000 on my spa pak and this and that is the last $1000 of mine they will ever see.
Ok.. I have owned this spa since June of 2016 and experienced almost off the issues reported in the bad reviews here.
June 2016 - January 2017. After going through the setup where I connected like calls, Provided my wifi name PW according to setup, it would only connect for a very short period of time and rarely via the cloud. I would have to cut power to the tub to "reboot" it and that lasted only about 24 hours.
I was ready to declare the app was useless and the hardware a waste of money.
I was coming to the AppStore to write a scathing 1 star review when I read another about how a customer experienced a similar problem and corrected it by changing his setting to connect using WPS as opposed to providing the wifi name and password.
It has been 2 weeks of solid connectivity now. Both local network and cloud have worked quickly and flawlessly.
If you are experiencing some or all of the problems seen in these reviews, I strongly recommend you Change your setup.
After "rebooting" the tub so I could connect vial the app, I simply went into "settings";"advanced";"wifi settings" and selected "WPS". With my phone in hand and app open on the wifi setting screen, I went to my wifi router, hit the WPS button on the router. I immediately hit "save" on the balboa settings screen where I selected WPS.
I can now control and check on my tubs temp from the road or at home via The app. Nice when the forecast calls for sub freezing temps.
As unfriendly as the control unit on spa
I had the wifi module installed after I bought the spa not for controlling my spa from afar but because the Balboa 600 control panel on my Clearwater Spa has such an archaic menu system that it might as well been the control panel for Chernobyl. I figured an iPhone app had to be pretty intuitive. Boy, was I wrong... Note, I haven't even tried to connect to my home network. Someday I might, but given the "direct" connect results thus far, probably not. So, wifi module boots up, I load Balboa app, I connect iPhone wifi directly to module - no problem thus far. I tap on "Controls" and nothing. No icons for pumps or lights, just a blank screen. I tap on Settings and it's all there. I try to tap control from high heat to Rest / low heat and the icon won't switch. It moves but then bounces back to high heat. I go and set filter times and save. I go back into filter settings and no settings are saved. If the app doesn't work in direct connect mode, I suspect it doesn't work over the internet let all be struggling to connect to home network as many have complained about here. Worst app on the App Store. Please pay a competent third party to rewrite and test the app.
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- Balboa Water Group
- 71.5 MB
- Health & Fitness
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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