Spa Start Up

Starting your Spa, Hot Tub or Swim Spa on PristineBlue® is simple!
Chlorine or Bromine System:

Spa, Hot Tub or Swim Spas—It’s easy and takes less than 48 hours! Simply follow the steps for Starting Your Spa, Hot Tub or Swim Spa” below.

Ionizer System:

Discontinue using your ionizer. Remove it or bypass it. Run a copper test. Use copper test results in place of PristineBlue test levels to determine dosage in step 3b.

Ozone or Ultraviolet System:

These systems are compatible with the PristineBlue line of products. Follow the instructions for “Starting Your Spa” below.

Baquacil* or Softswim** System:

Biguanide are not compatible with most other spa chemicals. Follow these steps to convert from Baquacil* or SoftSwim** to PristineBlue:

  1. Drain and rinse your spa, hot tub or swim spa.
  2. Replace your filters.
  3. Follow the instructions for “Starting Your Spa” below.

*Baquacil is a registered trademark of Lonza Group LTD. **Soft Swim is a registered trademark of Biolab, Inc.

STARTING YOUR SPA, HOT TUB OR SWIM SPA

Before using this guide, be sure you know the volume in gallons. Your dealer can help you calculate the volume and assist you with all aspects. They can analyze your water, recommend products, and help you with any questions you may have.

BEFORE YOU BEGIN: Clear debris. Replace or clean the filter thoroughly.

Step 1: Balance

FOR SPA, HOT TUB OR SWIM SPA

1a. Test water balance parameters to insure they are in recommended ranges.

1b. Add chemicals, if necessary, to balance water to appropriate ranges below (see the Conversions section for details)

  • Total Alkalinity: 50 to 90 ppm
  • pH: 7.2 to 7.6
  • Calcium Hardness: 100 to 400 ppm
Step 2: Prep

FOR SPA OR HOT TUB

2a. Add 10 milliliters of PristineCheck per 100 gallons of water. Circulate 2–4 hours.

2b. Shock with 5 milliliters of PristineExtra per 100 gallons of water. Circulate 2–4 hours.

FOR SWIM SPA

2a. Add 2 ounces of PristineCheck per 1,000 gallons of water. Filter for 6 hours.

2b. Shock with 2 ounces of PristineExtra per 1,000 gallons of water. Circulate 2–4 hours.

2c. Clean filter thoroughly.

Step 3: Add PristineBlue

FOR SPA OR HOT TUB

3a. Add 6 milliliters of PristineBlue per 100 gallons of water. Run the filter for 1 hour.

FOR SWIM SPA

3b. Add 1 ounce of PristineBlue per 500 gallons of water. Circulate 2–4 hours.

We recommend that you become proactive when it comes to you swim spa. If you notice the water becoming cloudy or hazy before your 2 week maintenance cycle, shock with PristineExtra or PristinePower at a rate of 2 ounces per 1,000 gallons of water. Circulate 2–4 hours. See product labels for complete instructions.

IMPORTANT:

After each use of spa or hot tub, shock with 5 milliliters of PristineExtra or PristinePower per 100 gallons of water, not to exceed once per day. In swim spas, add 2 ounces per 1,000 gallons. Circulate 2–4 hours.

See product labels for complete instructions.