Maintaining Your Spa with BROMINE or CHLORINE
Invest a few minutes each day to take care of your spa. The time will be well worth it. There's nothing like regular maintenance to help avoid any kind of problems.
1. Run spa pump and filter at least 4 hours per day to circulate water and help keep spa clean. (Modern day spa have a "filtration cycle" programmed into the controller. Check yours to be sure of adequate daily run time for filtration)
2. Test sanitizer level and maintain in proper range. Maintain bromine level of 3 - 6ppm or chlorine level of 3 - 5ppm. 3. Test pH and adjust if needed to maintain reading of 7.2 - 7.6.
1. Shock spa to remove organic compounds and keep water clear. Add 1 oz. of Spa Shock per 500 gallons every week. Or use Brominating or Chlorinating Concentrate per label directions to shock spa.
2. Add 2 tablespoons (4 capfuls) of Stain & Scale Control per 300 gallons to prevent stains and scaling on spa equipment.
3. Apply Surface Cleaner to a sponge or soft cloth and wipe along waterline and spa surfaces to remove oils, grease, and other debris.
4. Add 2 tablespoons (4 capfuls) of Enzyme Cleaner per 100 gallons to reduce waterline build-up and help keep filter clean and operating properly.
1. Drain and refill spa every 60 - 90 days for moderately used spas.
2. Clean spa surfaces thoroughly with Surface Cleaner while spa is drained. Rinse well before refilling.
3. Remove the spa filter and clean with Filter Cleaner every 4 - 6 weeks to remove grease and oil from filter.
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Tips for Safe, Healthy Spa Use
Your spa will give you years of enjoyment. Like any water recreation, there are certain precautions which must be followed to minimize the risk of injury.
•Proper Ventilation – If spas are inadequately ventilated, some users may experience light throat irritation
•Temperature – Keep your spa water temperature no higher than 104°F. A quality, shatter-proof thermometer should always be used.
•Medical Conditions – Persons with diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease or other cardiovascular conditions should consult their physician before using a spa.
•Shower First– To minimize health risks, always shower with soap and water prior to use.
•Infection Spreading –Hot water is an ideal environment for spreading infection, especially if sanitizer levels are not properly maintained.
•Soak Time – Limit spa use to no more than 15 minutes at a time.
•Restrict Alcohol Use and Medications – Never drink alcoholic beverages before or during spa use. Alcohol can make you drowsy and lead to drowning. Anyone taking medication should consult their physician before soaking in a spa.
•Child Safety – Children should not be permitted to use the spa without adult supervision.
•Pregnancy – Women who are pregnant should consult their physician before using a spa.
•Long Hair – Always tie long hair back to keep it away from the filter intake and drain.
•Slips and Spills – Handrails and non-slip surfaces will help to minimize the risk of slipping and falling.
•Electrical Appliances – Never use any electrical devices while using a spa.
•Severe Weather – Do not operate or soak in a spa during severe weather conditions Handling Chemicals. Spa chemicals are necessary to control bacteria and to maximize the life of your spa and its equipment. In concentrated form these chemicals, like other household chemicals, can be hazardous. Always handle and use them with care. Refer to the product's label for safety and handling information or see an Authorized Spa Dealer.
•Never mix chemicals together. The result could be fire, explosion, or release of dangerous gas.
Most spa chemicals are harmful if swallowed many can injure skin and eyes.
•Keep out of reach of children.
•Always store chemicals in a cool, dry, well-ventilated place.
•Chemicals must be kept in their original containers.
•They must never be stored next to a heat source or open flame.
•Always add the chemical to the water, never the water to the chemical.
•Keep containers closed to seal out water or contamination.
•Always use clean, dry equipment when handling, transferring or measuring chemicals.
•Always follow label instructions for any chemical spills.
•Know the first aid instructions for all the chemicals you use. Keep emergency medical and poison control numbers handy. In case of emergency, call the poison control center nearest you or call 1-800-654-6911.
•Don’t smoke and handle chemicals. Some of the fumes are explosive.
•Keep concentrated chemicals away from lawn and plantings.
•Always make sure containers are tightly resealed immediately after use.
•Always wear the proper protective equipment (rubber gloves, safety goggles, etc.) when handling chemicals.
•Fill spa with water and add 2 tablespoons (4 capfuls) of Spa Essentials Stain and Scale Control per 300 gallons during filling. This establishes initial protection against staining and scaling.
•Test spa water and balance as needed. Maintain proper water balance factors to help protect spa equipment and ensure comfortable water.
oWater Balance Factor Proper Range pH 7.2 - 7.6
oTotal Alkalinity 100 - 150ppm
oCalcium Hardness 150-300ppm
•To establish an initial sanitizer reading, add chlorine or bromine and maintain at recommended levels to kill bacteria and keep spa water clean.
If you prefer to use chlorine:
Add Spa Essentials Chlorinating Concentrate at a rate of 1/2 teaspoon per 100 gallons. Repeat additions every 15 -20 minutes until 3-5ppm chlorine residual is established. Use water test strips or test kit to check sanitizer level.
If you prefer to use bromine:
Add Spa Essentials Brominating Concentrate at a rate of 1 teaspoon per 200 gallons. Repeat additions every 15 - 20 minutes until 3-6ppm bromine residual is established. Or add Brominating Tablets to an automatic feeder or floater to establish bromine level. Use water test strips or test kit to check sanitizer level.
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