Step 1: Clean the shell. The primary focus is to remove residue and contaminants from inside the tub. Clean the shell thoroughly using SeaKlear Thick Tile & Vinyl Cleaner according to label instructions.
Step 2: Clean the cover. Significant amounts of scum and chemical residue can accumulate on the spa cover. This can cause maintenance issues and lead to odor problems during use. To avoid this, when changing the water, the cover should be thoroughly cleaned using SeaKlear Thick Tile & Vinyl Cleaner.
Step 3: Clean the filter. To ensure peak filter performance, it is best to clean the filter weekly or after any heavy use. To clean, remove the filter cartridge and use SeaKlear Spa Filter Cleaner Spray according to label instructions. Every three months perform a deeper clean by soaking the cartridge in a solution of SeaKlear Spa Filter Cleaner & Degreaser overnight. Rinse thoroughly the next day and replace.
WATER BALANCE PROGRAM
After filling the spa with water, complete the following steps:
Step 1: Treat for metals and minerals. No matter what type of water being used, SeaKlear Spa Metal Control should always be added immediately upon filling to prevent metal stains from source water.
Step 2: Treat for hard or soft water issues.
SOFT WATER has very little mineral content, which means the water will be aggressive to the equipment. If the water is untreated, it can cause damage to the pump, filter or heater. To prevent damage, use SeaKlear Spa Calcium Increaser according to label instructions immediately upon filling the tub. Do not attempt to balance soft water until it has been treated and the calcium hardness tests between 150 to 300 ppm.
HARD WATER contains a lot of minerals such as calcium and magnesium. This type of water will require special attention when balancing to account for excess minerals. If hard wateris untreated it can lead to the formation of scale on the tub surfaces and damage to the equipment. In hard water areas, use SeaKlear Spa Stain & Scale Control at least once per week.
Step 3: Balance pH and Total Alkalinity. When dealing with spa water, there are two main adjustments to be made, pH and total alkalinity.
Total alkalinity creates a buffer in the water so it can resist any acids that may be added to the spa. This is one of the most important water balance adjustments to be made. The pH cannot be properly adjusted if the total alkalinity is out of the suggested range. The recommended total alkalinity range in spas is 80 to 140 ppm. If the total alkalinity reading is LOW, use SeaKlear Spa Alkalinity Up as follows:
1. Add 1 oz. (2 Tbsps) to spa water with circulation on.
2. Allow water to circulate for 30 minutes.
3. Retest water and repeat steps 1 & 2 until the desired level is reached. Note: For best results, dissolve granular products first by adding to a small plastic pail filled with water.