Spa Chemical Information
On Delivery of your Spa, fill your new spa up with tap water to the recommended level. Fill by putting hose in filter pipe (to help eliminates air locks) and heat to desired temperature (26-38 degrees is recommended).
PLEASE READ THIS SECTION BEFORE STARTING EASY INITIAL START UP:
Water in your spa can only be treated for 3-4 months. After that the water needs to be dumped and refilled with new tap water and repeat initial start up procedure (see dumping procedure).
HOW TO MIX SPA CHEMICALS AND SPA CHEMICAL SAFETY:
Never add water to chemicals, always add chemical to water. The best way to add chemicals to your Spa is to get a clean bucket and fill it half way with SPA WATER, add chemicals and dissolve chemical with a stirrer. Once dissolved put the spa into the cleaning cycle and pour the dissolved chemical slowly over the water.
SPA CHEMICAL TERMINOLOGY:
Dosage directions are always per 1000 litres of water; 1 Teaspoon heaped = 6 gms approx; 1 Tablespoon heaped = 30 gms approx Cleaning Cycle: means water is coming out of the jets and water is passing through the filter Jets on: means pump is on and squirting out water from various points of the spa Circulate water: means water is coming out of the jets and water is passing through the filter Safe Chlorine range for swimming is between 1-3 ppm as seen on your test strips
Easy start up procedure
Step 1 TEST YOUR WATER
OK RANGE for pH is between: 7.2 - 7.8 OK RANGE for Total Alkalinity is between: 80 – 160Use your Test Strips to test the pH and Total Alkalinity of your Spa water (read test strip instantly). If the test reading is below the OK range for pH and Total Alkalinity add appropriate quantity of Spa World pH and Alkalinity Increaser. 45 gms per 1000 litres of this product will increase total Alkalinity by 25ppm and will increase pH as well. Mix spa chemical, put into Spa and press the cleaning cycle, circulate for 20 minutes before going on to step 2. If the pH and Total Alkalinity is above the OK Range, add Spa World Reducer to reach the OK range.
Step 2 SANITISE THE SPA
When using Spa World Lithium Sanitiser add 50gms per 1000 Litres and press the cleaning cycle and circulate for 20 minutes. Every day after that add 12 grams per 1000L per day as a daily dose even if you donʼt use the Spa. On the days you do use the spa add Lithium 20 minutes before you get into the spa. The free chlorine reading should be between 1-3 on your test strip, you are then safe to swim. Note: This is a guide only – you may have to use more or less. The daily dose above is based on 2 people using the spa 2-3 times per week. More usage requires more chemicals.
OTHER TIPS TO HELP YOU CARE FOR YOUR SPA
Only wear clothes in the Spa that have been rinsed in water NO WASHING POWDER. Ensure that you DO NOT enter the Spa with oils and body lotions on your body
Weekly maintenance program
One week after your initial Start Up procedure you will need to start your Weekly Spa Maintenance Program (pick a day which suits you e.g. every Saturday morning). Before you go onto step 1, hose out your filter.
Step 1 SHOCK YOUR SPA
- for water clarity, add 30 grams per 1000L of Spa World shock to your spa and press clean cycle on for 40 minutes (cover off). Spa Shock will help remove chloramines and bather wastes from previous week.
Step 2 TEST THE WATER
Using your Test Strips test the pH and Total Alkalinity of your spa water and adjust to the OK range.
Step 3 SANITISE THE WATER
Continue using your daily dose of Spa World Lithium- 2 Teaspoons per 1000L of water daily. Repeat the 3 steps above weekly until your water is 4 months old, then dump the water. Refill with new water, then proceed with the EASY START UP PROCEDURE
Dumping your spa's water
Step 1 TAKE YOUR FILTER OUT AND LEAVE IT OUT
Step 2 USE PIPE DEGREASER
Add Spa Pipe Degreaser, 50ml per 1000 Litres, and press clean cycle for 20 minutes. Leave off for 30 minutes then back on for a further 30 minutes, the process is now finished. You can now dump your water. When the spa is empty, hose out any residue and wipe the spa out with a little Spa Pipe Degreaser on a damp rag. You can also wipe the underneath of the spa cover. Rinse off and leave to dry.
Step 3 REFILL YOUR SPA WITH NEW WATER
Remember to place hose in filter pipe (to help eliminate air blocks)
Step 4 REPLACE YOUR FILTER WITH A NEW SPA WORLD PUREZONE FILTER
Step 5 YOUR SPA IS NOW READY TO PROCEED WITH EASY START UP PROCEDURE (see above)
Check pH and Total Alkalinity and adjust if necessary. Add 1 cap of Spa World Clarifier per 1000 Litres of water and circulate water for 30 minutes. Some water might need to be circulated more, so keep circulating until clear.
BAD ODOUR AND CLOUDY WATER:
Check pH and Total Alkalinity and adjust if necessary. Add 1 Tablespoon of Shock per 1000 Litres of water, circulate for 1 hour. Add 2 Teaspoons of Lithium per 1000 Litres of water and circulate for 1 hour - this should clear it up. If water is still not clear, keep circulating water until clear.
Use Spa World Anti Foam, using directions on container.
If you still have any questions please contact us : 0800-772786