SPA FIRST AID KIT
1. Fill your spa with water that has NOT gone through a water softener. If you have very hard water, lots of rust, or are using well water use a pre-filter on the end of your hose (not included). Remove the Hot tub filter, and place the end of the hose in the filter compartment. While filling add Spa Bright per the directions on bottle. When full: replace the filter, turn on the jets, close the cover, and let it heat.
2. After at least an hour, add a cap full of Spa Shock directly into the center of the spa. Turn the jets back on, close the cover, and let it heat again.
3. When the spa reaches at least 90 degrees, turn the jets on again, close the cover, and let it heat.
4. When the spa reaches the right temperature, it is ready to use. Use a Test Strip from the bottle. Use according to the directions on the bottle. The Chlorine may read low; this is normal.
5. Both the Alkalinity and the PH are adjusted together. Always adjust the Alkalinity first, then the PH. Read the Alkalinity on the test strip. If it is too high, add PH Down (a cap full) every 4 to 6 hours until it reads in the “Okay” range. If the Alkalinity is too low, add Alkalinity Up (a cap full) every 4 to 6 hours until it reads in the “Okay” range.
6. Once the Alkalinity has been in the “Okay” range for 48 hours, then read the PH. If the PH is too high, add PH Down at the rate of 1 teaspoon every 4 to 6 hours until it is in the “Okay” range. If the PH is too low, add PH Up at the rate of 1 teaspoon every 4 to 6 hours until it is in the “Okay” range.
7. Once a week, re-test the PH and Alkalinity and adjust if necessary.
8. Every other week add Spa Bright per directions on the bottle, and add water to the proper level. On opposing weeks, add a cap full of Spa Shock and 2 ounces of Clear Spa. Wait at least 6 hours, but not more than 24 hours, and then remove and rinse your filter. You must turn off the hot tub at the breaker before removing the filter.
9. If your water gets cloudy, or has a smell add a cap full of Spa Shock. Then wait at least 6 hours, but not more than 24 hours, and then remove and rinse your filter. You must turn off the hot tub at the breaker before removing the filter.
10. Last and very important! Be patient and go slow. Your Ozone system will do most of the work if you give it time. You should only drain and refill your spa once a year!
Note: The initial time period immediately after a fresh water fill is the most important, and unpredictable time of this process. Don’t be discouraged if your water gets worse before it gets better. The worst thing you can do is add too much of anything. The second worst thing is getting frustrated or impatient, and then starting over.