|How to Open or Start
a Soft Soak«
or biguanide treated Spa...
Before adding chemicals, check out these
Start Up basics
Soft Soak« Start-Up (first time or upon drain/refill)
If you are converting to Soft Soak from any other spa sanitizing system, it is always necessary to start with fresh water.
Click here for conversion information.
Fill Spa with water. If the
spa has been standing empty for any period of time without being
treated, it is recommended that prior to filling the spa for use, 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 - 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.
Once filled with water, start equipment following the manufacturer's written instructions.
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 Soak«
Stain & Scale Control
Add 3.0 oz. Soft Soak«
Allow water to circulate continuously for about 30 minutes with the air blowers (if equipped) OFF.
Add 1.0 oz. of Soft Soak«
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«, Baqua Spa«
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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