Water Care Quick-Start Guide

Water Care Quick-Start Guide

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STEP 1 – TEST

  • Use the AquaChek® Spa test strips to verify that the water is in balance.
  • The test strips provide six readings. Covered here is alkalinity, pH, and sanitizers levels.
  • Test on a weekly basis or as needed to maintain balanced and healthy water.
  • The balancing process of the alkalinity and pH can take up to 7 days.
  • The hot tub can be used with unbalanced water if a total chlorine sanitizer level of 1.0 to 3.0 ppm is achieved.

STEP 2 – BALANCE ALKALINITY

  • If balanced, go to step 3.
  • If unbalanced, use Alkalinity UP and/or Down to adjust to the required level between 80-120 ppm (parts per million).
  • Make adjustments in small amounts (1-3 tbs.). Skip step 3 and move forward to steps 4 and 5. Alkalinity needs to be balanced before balancing pH.
  • After 24-hours, return to this step and retest. If balanced, move to step 3 only.

STEP 3 – BALANCE pH

  • If balanced, go to step 4.
  • If unbalanced, use pH UP and/or Down to adjust the pH between 7.2 to 7.8.
  • Make adjustments in small amounts (1-3 tbs.) and move forward to steps 4 and 5.
  • After 24-hours, return to this step, retest and adjust if necessary.

STEP 4 – ADD CLARIFIERS

  • Clarifiers help the smaller particulates and organics get trapped in the filter.
  • Use the Natural & Clear to help remove organics. Use Stain & Scale to remove metallic impurities.
  • Add 1-2 ounces of Natural & Clear and Stain & Scale on a weekly basis.

STEP 5 – ADD SANITIZERS

  • Use the Chlorinating Granules to adjust the chlorine level. There are alternative sanitizers.
  • Make adjustments in 1-3 tbs. amounts.
  • Maintain a total chlorine level between 1.0 to 3.0 ppm.
  • This level is greatly affected by frequency of use.