Hot Tub/ Spa Set Up
A) Drain spa water every 2 - 3 months, depending on use.
B) Clean spa shell with an acrylic spa cleaner like. For example, Spray Away
or Novus. Do not use a soap based cleaner !!
C) Wax spa shell with Highlight aerosol acrylic spa wax. Do not use car
wax on an acrylic spa !!
D) Soak filter cartridge overnight in Filter Cleaner solution and rinse off
thoroughly with water. If it does not come clean, replace the Filter.
E) Squeeze out any surface oil removers such as Scumballs or Scumbugs and
rinse them off with fresh water. Replace if damaged or used up.
F) Refill spa with fresh water to recommended level.
Water Chemical Set Up
A) If using Perfect pH, add the entire bottle to the spa
water. Run the spa on high speed for 15 minutes. If you
are not using
Perfect pH, go to Step # 2.
B) Add 2 bottle caps of concentrated Demineralizer or Metal Out to the
water. Some brands require adding an entire bottle. Read the
your bottle to be sure.
C) Add 2 bottle caps of Spa Shock or Spa Chlor to the water. Do not use
Non-Chlorine Spa Shock the first time when refilling tub with fresh water.
D) Add 2 bottle caps of Water Clarifier to the water.
E) Add 2 ounces of Scumdigester or an enzyme based oil-eating product
to the water.
F) Test and adjust the pH of the water to 7.6 - 8.2 by adding either
pH Plus or pH Minus (Don’t do this if using Perfect pH !! )
G) Test and adjust the Alkalinity of the water to between 100 - 120 by
adding Alkalinity Plus (Don’t do this if using Perfect pH !! )
H) Add 4 - 6 Bromine Tablets to the Bromine Floater and put in
the spa water.
I) Run spa on low speed (heat) for at least 6 hours to heat up. Properly
mix all the chemicals and completely filter the water.
A) Test water for Bromine, pH and Alkalinity.
B) Add 4 - 6 new Bromine Tablets to the Floater if necessary. Try
to maintain an average Bromine level of between 1.0 - 1.5.
C) Adjust the Alkalinity to between 100 - 120 and the pH to 7.6 -
manually adjust the pH or Alkalinity if using Perfect pH !! )
D) Rinse off the cartridge filter with fresh water.
E) Squeeze out Scumballs or Scumbugs and rinse them off with fresh
F) Add 2 bottle caps of Water Clarifier.
G) Add 2 bottle caps of Spa Shock, Spa Chlor or Non-Chlorine Spa
H) Add 2 ounces of Scumdigester or an enzyme based oil-eating
product to the water.
I) Clean water line and lip of spa with Spray Away or Novus acrylic
spa cleaner (do not use a soap based cleaner !!)
A) Spa water should filter on low speed for at least 3 hours
B) Bromine Floater should have Bromine Tablets in it, and should
remain in the spa at all times, except when using it.
C) Scumballs or Scumbugs should remain in spa at all times,
except when using it. They absorb surface oils and
around the spa” at
the water line.
D) Ozonator (if equipped) should operate on low speed at least
3 hours for every 12 hours. If using an Ozonator, you should
also use at least 2 - 3 Bromine Tablets
in a Bromine Floater as well.