Master Spas Maintenance & Care Guide
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Six Steps to Starting Up Your Master Spa
Step 1Fill your spa with hard water.You never want to use more than 50% softened water when filling your spa.
Tip: You may want to use a pre-filter when filling your spa. It’ll make adjusting the water balance easier after a new fill!
Step 2Add a sequestering agent.During your initial fill, add a sequestering agent (e.g. 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 3Test 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).
Tip: Use SpaBoss Cal-Rise to increase the hardness level
Step 4Test for alkalinity.
Step 5Test 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.
Tip: 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 6Add SpaBoss Chlor-Aid to begin sanitizing the water.Lastly, add 2 tbsp. of concentrated SpaBoss Chlor-Aid per 500 gallons.
Tip: Do not add the SpaBoss Chlor-Aid until the alkalinity and the pH levels have been properly adjusted. Do not enter the spa when chlorine levels are above 5 PPM.