SPABOSS SPA CARE GUIDE

Spa Boss offers chemical products and sanitizers that contain the highest levels of active ingredients for your spa. These products include Spa Boss Chlor-Aid and Spa Boss Spa Shock; chemicals that explicitly disinfect your spa and kill bacteria and algae.

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HOW TO USE YOUR SPABOSS PRODUCTS

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

TESTIDEAL RANGEASSOCIATED 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.

Step 6: Add sanitizer. Add 2 tbsp. of SpaBoss Chlor-Aid per 500 gallons. Do not add SpaBoss Chlor-Aid until alkalinity and pH levels have been properly adjusted.



 

SPA MAINTENANCE TIPS

DAILY

1. Operate filter for at least 2 hours to remove suspended particles. Proceed with your appropriate disinfectant system:

BROMINE

A. If you’re using Bromine Tablets, adjust so residual is 3-5ppm. Add 2 oz. of Spa Shock per 250 gallons.

B. If you’re using the liquid bromine system, add 2 oz ofEnergize per 250 gal. Test 15 min after application. Heavy duty use of spa may require additional Brom-Aid.

-OR-

CHLORINE-

A. If you are using Spa Tabs, adjust so residual is 3-5ppm. Add 2 oz. of Spa Shock per 250 gallons.

B. If you’re using Chlor-Aid granular chlorine, add 1/2 tsp. as neccessary to maintain 3-5ppm. Test 15 minutes after application. Heavy daily use may require Shock Treatment, 2 oz. of Spa Shock per 250 gal.

WEEKLY

1. Ad 1 oz. of Prevent II per 250 gal. to inhibit scaling and staining. Circulate water for 30 min.

 

2. Test for total alkalinity and pH. Maintain a range of 80-150ppm for alkalinity and 7.2-7.6 for pH.

3. Proceed with your appropriate disinfectant system:

BROMINE- If you’re using Bromine Tablets, test for bromine and adjust feeder to maintain residual of 3-5ppm.

-OR-

CHLORINE-

A. If you are using Spa Tabs, test for chlorine and adjust so residual is 3-5ppm.

B. If using granual chlorine, maintain a level of 3-5ppm.

With both systems, contaminants may build up during the week. Spa should be shocked with Spa Shock at a rate of 3 oz. per 250 gallons.

AS NEEDED

• Clean filter with Cartridge Cleaner and use Descummer to prolong life of the filter.

• Add Spa Clear per 250 gal. Circulate water for 30 min.

• Add Ultra Spa Water Conditioner to leave your skin softer and water smelling fragrant.

ProblemPossible CausesHow To Fix It
"I have cloudy water." Dirty filters or inadequate filtration Clean cartridge filters with Cartride Cleaner and adjust filtration.
Water chemistry imbalanced Adjust chemistry levels
Suspended particles Add Spa Clear
Old water Change Spa Water
"My water keeps foaming." High levels of body oils, lotions, soap Add small amount of Defoamer and check water chemistry
"The spa water smells bad!" pH out of range Adjust pH level if necessary
Bacteria/algea growth or low sanitizer Adjust sanitizer level with Chlor-Aid
"It smells like chlorine!" Excessive chlorine Shock water with Spa Shock shock treatment
Low pH Adjust pH if necessary
"The water is irritating my eyes and skin." Unsanitary water Shock spa with Spa Shock
Free chlorine level above 5 PPM Allow levels to drop below 5 PPM
Poor sanitizer/pH levels Adjust according to spa test strip results
"I have scum deposit at the waterline." High levels of body oils and dirt Use multi purpose cleaner to clean spa
surfaces and add Descummer to water
"My water has chalky, white scale deposits." Minerals in the water Add Prevent II to the water.
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