- If the spa has been standing empty for
any period of time without being treated, it is recommended that prior
to filling the spa, add a spa plumbing line cleaner (such as Spa
System Flush, Swirl Away, Spa Purge or AquaFinesse Spa Cleaner) to
clean the spa's plumbing lines. Follow the label directions.
This will help provide a more successful experience -
build-up even when not being in use (Did you ever leave a thermos or
cooler with a little bit of liquid in closed up for a period of time?
Same problem). A fill,
treat, drain & refill is worth the extra
time & effort.
- Thoroughly clean all of the spa's
surfaces. Include the well where the drop in filter cartridge
fits & around each jet. These are the crevices where there is
poor water circulation & therefore where any water problems will start
- Fill the spa or hot tub with fresh water.
Do not use water from ponds, lakes or streams as they may contain
minerals which could cause staining.
- If the fill water contains grit or silt
or heavy metals such as iron, copper or manganese, you may want to
consider using a
pre-filter that attaches to your garden hose. Sand & grit
can mar or scratch spa surfaces while metals could cause surface
- Rinse the filter. Replace it if
necessary - especially if older than 2 years.
- Check all plumbing connections. Add
a small amount of "o" ring lubricant to extend their life.
- When tightening unions & fittings, HAND
TIGHTEN ONLY. Over-tightening may cause cracking of the spa
Chlorine or Bromine Start Up
or biguanide Start Up
or Spa Frog«
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