Spa Chemical Help


PLEASE READ THIS SECTION BEFORE DOING ANYTHING ELSE:


MIXING CHEMICALS:

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 turn press cleaning cycle and pour the dissolved chemical slowly over the water squirting out of the jet.

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

Always follow the directions on the chemical container. Any advise or dosing instructions mentioned here are only for reference and are superseded by the instructions supplied by the chemical manufacturer.


QUICK LINKS:

Quick Start up Procedure

Weekly Maintenance

Spa Dumping Procedure

Quick Troubleshooting Guide

Easy start up procedure

On Delivery of your Spa, fill your new spa up with tap water to the recommended level.

Fill by removing one of the filters and putting the hose in the filter pipe (to help eliminates air locks).

If you are using bore or tank water please call the 1800 648 959 before you go onto the Easy Start Up Procedure.

Once your spa is full, heat to desired temperature (26-38 degrees is recommended).


Step 1 TEST YOUR WATER


OK RANGE for pH is between: 7.2 - 7.8 OK RANGE for Total Alkalinity is between: 80 – 160. Use your Test Strips to test the pH and Total Alkalinity of your Spa water (read test strip instantly). Do not allow moisture in the strip container.

If the test reading is below the OK range for pH and Total Alkalinity add appropriate quantity of Spa World pH decrease and Alkalinity Increaser. 45 gms per 1000 litres of this product will increase total Alkalinity by 25ppm and will increase pH as well. Mix 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 don't 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. YOUR SPA IS NOW READY TO USE.SEE PAGE 2 FOR YOUR EASY WEEKLY MAINTENANCE PROGRAM

OTHER TIPS TO HELP YOU CARE FOR YOUR SPA


  • Spa chemicals are available to purchase online at spastore.com.au or in all Spa World stores.
  • Never leave a Spa unfilled in the sun.
  • Never leave a Spa empty for a long period of time.
  • Always fill Spa from the filter box.
  • 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.



    To find out how to maintain your spa and to get maintenance tip and tricks, visit the Spa Store blog where you can learn how to care for your spa filters, cover and everything else spa related.

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).

Step 1 RINSE YOUR FILTERS


Remove your pleated filters and rinse with a low pressure hose or make the job quicker and easier with a filter wand. This removes any large particles from the filters.

Step 2 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 organic residue from bathers from previous week. Let your spa run for 10 minutes.

Step 3 TEST THE WATER


Using your Test Strips test the pH and Total Alkalinity of your spa water and adjust to the OK range.

Step 4 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 follow the instructions below to dump the water.

Dumping your spa's water

Read completely through before emptying your spa.

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.

Step 1 TAKE OUT AND CLEAN YOUR FILTER


Rinse your filter with a low pressure hose or filter wand which will do a better, faster job.
Use a bucket and mix an approved filter cleaner solution. (Follow the instructions on the label).
Filter cleaners remove microscopic debris, oils and fats from the extremely small pores of the filter cartridge media.

DO NOT use a filter cleaning solution on Purezone micron filters. It will destroy them. Purezone filters are not cleanable, they must be replaced every 3-4 Months.

DO NOT use Nappy San or the like. It can damage the filter media.

Once your filter is clean, leave out to dry. This shrinks the microscopic holes in the filter media back to their normal size and they will filter more efficiently. Many people rotate two sets of filters which lengthens the life of the filter cartridge.

Step 2 USE PIPE DEGREASER


BEFORE YOU EMPTY YOUR WATER. 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 in sun 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 PUREZONE FILTER


Purezone filters cannot be cleaned and must be replaced every 3-4 months.

Step 5 YOUR SPA IS NOW READY TO PROCEED WITH EASY START UP PROCEDURE (see above)


Trouble shooting

Click here to download pdf file of Spa World chemical procedures

You may have a issues and questions about how to maintain your spa water. Below is a helpful spa water troubleshooting guide that should be able to help you.