|How to Convert
a Spa to Soft Soak«
or biguanide ...
Soft Soak« Conversion (first time or upon
If you are converting to
Soft Soak« from any other spa sanitizing system, it is always necessary
to start with fresh water.
- Prior to draining 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
biofilms can 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
- Clean the filter with SpaGuard
Filter Cleaner & Degreaser. Rinse the filter. Replace it if
necessary. This will aid in removing any of the "left over"
residue from the previous sanitizing system giving you a better start.
- 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
- Fill Spa with water.
- Once filled with
water, start equipment following the manufacturer's written
- Test water for pH,
Total Alkalinity & Calcium Hardness.
- Balance spa water
with SpaGuard« Total Alkalinity Increaser and Calcium Hardness
Increaser. Follow label instructions or the directions provided.
- Add the following
amounts of Soft Soak products per 150 gallons of spa water:
5 oz. Soft Soak«
Spa Conditioner (used at start-up only); allow to circulate for about
30 minutes WITHOUT the air blower.
- Add 1.0 oz. Soft
Stain & Scale Control
Add 3.0 oz. Soft Soak«
- All water to
circulate continuously for about 30 minutes with the air blowers (if
- Add 1.0 oz. of Soft
Sanitizer per 150 gallons of spa water & circulate continuously again
for about 30 minutes.
- Retest spa water
using Soft Soak«
Water Test Strips. Sanitizer level should be between 30 and 50 ppm
and the pH should be between 7.2 and 7.6.
** Special Note:
DO NOT USE SpaGuard«
Spa Sentry in Soft Soak«,
or other biguanide treated spas. Use . Use Soft Soak«,
or other biguanide products in NON-wood spas ONLY. DO NOT USE IN
WOODEN HOT TUBS.
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