Step 1: Fill your spa with hard water. You never want to use more than 50% softened water when filling your spa.
Please Note: You may want to use a pre-filter when filling your spa. It’ll make adjusting the water balance easier after a new fill.
THE IDEAL WATER BALANCE
|TEST||IDEAL RANGE||ASSOCIATED PRODUCT|
|pH||7.2 - 8.2 PPM||SpaBoss pH Minus, SpaBoss pH Plus|
|Total Alkalinkity||80 - 150 PPM||SpaBoss pH Minus, SpaBoss Alka-Rise|
|Calcium Hardness||150 - 250 PPM||SpaBoss Cal-Rise|
|Chlorine||1.0 - 3.0 PPM||SpaBoss Chlor-Aid|
Step 2: Add a sequestering agent. During your initial fill, add a sequestering agent like SpaBoss Prevent II to control suspended minerals in the water. Allow the water to circulate and filter until the water temperature reaches 80 degrees before adding any other chemicals.
Step 3: Test your hardness levels. Test your water for hardness with the test strips provided in your start-up kit. Your calcium hardness levels should be maintained between 150-250 PPM (parts per million). Use SpaBoss Cal-Rise to increase the hardness level.
Step 4: Test for alkalinity. Test your water for alkalinity using the test strips provided in your start-up kit. The total alkalinity should be 80-150 PPM. If your alkalinity is higher than 150 PPM, use SpaBoss pH Minus to lower the level. If your alkalinity levels are low, use SpaBoss Alka-Rise.
Step 5: Test your pH levels. Test your water for pH using the test strips provided in your start-up kit. The pH should be 7.2-7.8 PPM. If pH is low, add SpaBoss pH Plus. If your pH is high, add the SpaBoss pH Minus. Keep in mind that SpaBoss pH Minus also lowers alkalinity, so you will want to re-check alkalinity levels after you use it.