Spa Start-Up for Bromine Spas

woman in spaTemperatures are cooling…..ready to sink into a toasty-warm, relaxing spa? Here’s a proven method for starting up your bromine-sanitized spa with the Spa Choice® family of spa products.

Step 1: Fill your spa with water.

Step 2: Keep the circulation pump running and add one pint (16 oz) of Spa Choice® Metal Free around the spa water line per 625 gallons of spa water. This keeps iron and other metals in the fill water from oxidizing, which can cause staining to the spa’s finish.

Step 3: Allow spa water to circulate for 30 minutes.

Step 4: Add 1/2 ounce of Spa Choice® Bromine Booster per 100 gallons of spa water to establish a 30 ppm (parts per million) bromide reserve. Note: Bromine Booster is not a disinfectant; it is used to establish a reserve of bromide in spa water during spa start-up. Using a sanitizer is necessary to disinfect spa water.

Step 5: Introduce three (3) tablets of Spa Choice® Brominating Tabs per 300 gallons of spa water with the use of a floating bromine tablet feeder or automatic brominator. Adjust the bromine tablet feeder or brominator to obtain an active bromine residual of two to four (2-4) ppm at all times. Spa Choice Brominating Tabs are a safe and effective slow-dissolving bactericide, algaecide and disinfectant.

Step 6: Add one capful of Spa Choice® Re-Energize Non-Chlorine Spa Shock per 375 gallons of spa water. This non-chlorine spa shock is an oxidizer that reduces odor-causing ammonia and eliminates organic contaminants.

Step 7: Continue running spa equipment for at least one hour.

Step 8: Test and balance spa pH, Total Alkalinity, and Calcium Hardness.

Step 9: Maintain your spa by adding three (3) brominating tabs per 300 gallons every five to seven days or as needed to maintain a two to four (2-4) ppm bromine residual. For a beautiful, sparkling spa, add one capful of non-chlorine oxidizing spa shock per 375 gallons of spa water once per week and after each spa use. Make sure to run your spa equipment for at least one hour after adding spa shock.

Please read all spa chemical labels and observe all warnings and printed precautions. Questions about your spa? Call 888-718-7946 and a Spa Care Expert will be happy to assist you!

Posted: Tuesday, September 6th, 2011 @ 5:22 pm
Categories: How Tos, Spas / Hot Tubs.
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