1. fill the spa and balance. If you have well water
or know your water has metals then add a metal sequestrant at this
Adjust TA to 80-100 and Ph to between 7.4 - 7.8. If Ph is good, but Alk is a little off, its ok. Alk is the Ph's buffer, I can explain
this to you if you request, as its a lot of information!
If your hardness is above 50 and
you do not have a plaster/gunite spa, do not add calcium. If it is
over 400 please give us a call.
Easy Start-Up Directions NOTE: Any time a chemical
is added, make sure that the water is at least 80 degrees, the
jets/pumps are on, and leave the lid in the open position for 30
minutes to an hour. Many chemicals use gallons as a dosage
guideline. Having a spa care chart is a great way to keep track of
how the usage affects the water quality and chemicals, and will
provide a guide to help establish a regime.
1) Test the water.
This provides an idea of the quality of water from the initial
2) Add calcium and alkalinity increaser if needed. If
calcium is at least 50ppm, its fine, unless you have a gunite/cement
spa. If Ph is fine at this point, do not adjust the ALK as it
affects the PH.
Note: Water from a well source may not need calcium
or alkalinity at first, but will need one bottle of metal out.
3) Wait 1-2 hours for the alkalinity to dissolve properly
(test again) then adjust ph up or down if needed.
4) Add Chlorine
(in accordance with the directions on the bottle) to establish and
maintain the recommended amount of chlorine. Chlorine is the
sanitizer. It will need to be added frequently and directly
relates to how much the spa is being used.
5) Shock (MPS chlorine
free shock) assists in keeping the water clear. Add shock at start
up and once or twice a week depending on usage. Continue to test
the water regularly (minimum of once a week). Maintain the correct
balance of alkalinity, PH and chlorine.
Keep the filters cleaned
regularly and in accordance with the usage.
Drain and refill every
2-3 months or when CYA reading becomes high.