START UP DIRECTIONS – for spas & hot tubs
FEATURES & BENEFITS:
Spa Hot Tub Startup Procedure:
- No chemical odours (Chlorine/ Bromine Free)
- Pleasant spa environment
- Simple to convert
- Suitable for asthmatics & those with chlorine sensitivity
- Just follow three easy steps
Since dust, dirt and plastic residue can exist in your new spa following manufacture, we recommend you clean the spa prior to use. This can be done by filling the spa with water, removing the filter cartidges, adding 50ml of Poppit Spa Pipe Degreaser and circulating through the pipes (Turning the blowers on and off several times). After circulating for 30 – 60 minutes, dump spa water, wipe out inside with damp cloth and rinse off.
Step 1. Clear the water
Water as supplied by the water authorities has chlorine included and so this needs to be eliminated if we are to have a chlorine free spa. Simply use Quick Fix
at the rate of 60 grams per 1000 litres of spa water and filter for 4 hours. This will oxidise the chlorine and any other unwanted matter in the water.
Note: Rain water and bore water also needs to be treated.
Step 2. Balance the water
Using a water test kit or test strip, check the pH, alkalinity and
calcium hardness levels of the water. The pH should be around 7.4 – 7.6
to be comfortable for people with sensitive skin. Total alkalinity
should be between 80 – 120pp. If necessary, adjust these two levels
using Water Balance to increase the level or pH Decreaser
to reduce them. Calcium levels that are lower than 100ppm can be
damaging to equipment, as well as making it difficult to maintain pH
levels and ultimately cause the water to go cloudy. Rain water is
predictably low in calcium. Ideal levels for calcium hardness are
between 100 and 200 ppm. To increase calcium levels use Poppit Spa cal
hardener as per label directions.
Step 3. Sanitise the water
The water is now clear of contaminants and balanced and all that needs
to be done is to sanitise the water with Spa Poppit – Conditioner,
bactericide and clarifier at the rate of one litre per 1000 litres of
That’s All – It’s that simple!