How to Use the Nature 2 for Spa Start-Up

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Use this guide for Nature 2 spa start-up.

This step-by-step guide will help you start up your spa using Nature 2 spa sanitizer and the correct spa products from PoolGear Plus.  Before starting up a new Nature 2 spa, clean all debris and algae out of the spa and spa equipment.  Do not install the Nature 2 spa sanitizer until the spa water is clean and chemically balanced. 

Step One: Balance spa water, using these guidelines:

  • pH: 7.2 – 7.6
  • Calcium Hardness: 200 – 400 ppm
  • Total Alkalinity: 80 – 120 ppm

Step Two: Insert the Nature 2 spa sanitizer into the top loading cartridge rilter.  See the Nature 2 Spa Assembly and Installation Diagrams for complete installation instructions. 

Step Three: Follow label directions to add the proper dosage of Spa Choice Chlorine Sanitizer.  Do not enter the spa if the free available chlorine residual is over 3 ppm. 

Step Four: Run spa equipment as recommended by the manufacturer.

Step Five: Before each use, test spa water with an Aquachek 3-Way Monopersulfate strip.  If the MPS level is low, add one capful of Spa Choice Re-Energize non-chlorine oxidizing shock per 375 gallons of spa water.  Use the Aquachek test strip to test the spa water after each application of non-chlorine oxidizing shock.  If the test strip indicates levels below the proper range, add one capful of Spa Choice Re-Energize per 375 gallons and retest.  Enter the spa only after the test strip indicates a sufficient level of MPS. 

Step Six: After each spa use, add one capful of Spa Choice Re-Energize per 375 gallons of spa water. 

Step Seven: Adjust the pH, calcium hardness, and total alkalinity once per week as needed. 

Step Eight: Add the proper dose of Spa Choice Chlorine Sanitizer to remedy problems such as:

  • when bathing loads are high
  • when successive MPS test strips indicate high demand
  • when spa water appears hazy or dull
  • when unpleasant odors or eye irritation occur
  • after heavy wind or rainstorms
  • when foam develops

After adding spa chlorine, adjust pH, total alkalinity, and calcium hardness as needed. 

Step Nine: After four months, drain and refill your spa, replace the Nature 2 spa sanitizer, and repeat this spa start-up procedure.

Posted: Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011 @ 6:07 pm
Categories: How Tos, Spas / Hot Tubs.
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