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helpful hints guide

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Total Alkalinity.

Always adjust alkalinity before pH.

80 - 150ppm

To increase alkalinity use Alkalinity Plus (increaser). To reduce alkalinity use pH Minus (reducer)

Please refer to Total Alkalinity Sheet for amounts of chemical required to correct your Total Alkalinity.

p.H.

Always adjust p.H when the water is at temperature, as the heat of the water affects the pH reading.

7.4 - 7.6

Refer to Quantities of Chemicals Required sheet for amount required to adjust your spa by each 0.2 dose required as applicable. 

To increase pH - use pH Plus (increaser). To reduce pH - use pH Minus (reducer).

Stabilised Chlorine.

If your pH and alkalinity is not balanced correctly you will not get a correct chlorine reading.

Chlorine Levels should be about 2-3ppm (parts per million) before bathing. You can bath up to 5ppm but anymore than this would beuncomfortable and not recommended. Less than 1ppm will mean that you are more liable to bacteria and pollution issues in the water. 

Please refer to Quantities of Chemicals Required sheet for amount required to adjust your spa. 

If you are using Stabilised Chlorine as your main sanitiser, it is recommended that you shock your spa using None Chlorine Shock (MPS) once a week.

Scale Away.

(Stain and Scale Inhibitor)

HTA would highly recommend that you use this product on a weekly basis even if in a soft water area as this is not only used to help prevent scale build up but also helps to stop minerals from staining your spa.

General Tips.

  • Please make sure chemical levels are correct before using your spa as incorrect levels can cause spa water to become irritating to users, or sanitizers to be used up quicker.

  • Incorrect levels can cause cloudy water & sanitizers to stop working affectively. When adding chemicals add them in one at a time via the filter compartment DO NOT mix them. 

  • Run the jets each time you add a quantity of chemical so that you evenly distribute it around your spa. When adding large quantities of a chemical add a bit at a time and retest so as not to over do it. 

  • Drinking of alcohol in the spa can affect spa user more than usual so it is advised to exercise caution.

  • Products on your skin or soap in costumes can cause foam/scum to form, so we suggest that swim wear is well rinsed & spa users clean of tanners, sun protection, and beauty products. If having family or friends over we would suggest that you advise them of the above prior to them utilising the spa.

  • If you are pregnant or you are under instruction/supervision of your GP then you should consult your GP before using your hot tub. Hot temperatures are unsuitable for small children and should never be left unsupervised.

  • Water care and spa maintenance videos available at www.pintrest.com/hottubassist 


ALWAYS REFER TO YOUR OWNERS MANUAL FOR GUIDANCE AND HELP ON HOW TO PROVIDE GENERAL MAINTAINENANCE FOR YOUR SPA, AND YOU CAN USE THE TROUBLESHOOT GUIDE FOR GENERAL OPERATION SERVICE. 

IF YOU REQUIRE A SERVICE FOR YOUR SPA, OR FREE SERVICE ADVICE THEN PLEASE CONTACT HOT TUB ASSIST LTD. ON 0800 849 2468 or 01245 392630 or service@hottubassist.co.uk

Filling up your Spa or Pool.

When filling up your hot tub...

...for spas with an open top filter stem, we would recommend placing your hose loosely down the main filter stem to help fill the circulation lines up and prevent any air locks and priming issue's. With any other spa types, filling the spa via the filter compartment will normally suffice. 

Remember: your spa is in operation 24/7 and exposed to the elements as well as the hot water and chemicals. If you keep your water balance correct then not only will your spa be a comfortable and safe environment for you as a bather but also the spa and all materials it consists of will last as long as possible which in the long run will save you money.

Spa Cover & Pillows.

To prolong the life and help protect your spa cover in retaining its elasticity and we recommend that you clean and polish your spa cover with Spa Polish.

Do not sit or place any heavy objects on your spa cover and remove any heavy snow fall. 

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