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Step 1: Fill
Fill your spa following user manual instructions. Always fill your spa by removing a filter and putting the hose in the intake hole.
Step 2: Heat
Heat your spa pool to the desired temperature.
Step 3: Water Treatment
- Ensure the cover is off and the pump running.
- Dose spa with BioGuard Armour. 6 grams per 1,000 litres.
- The literage of your spa is on the specification sheet.
- Press the clean cycle this will run for 20 minutes.
Step 4: Test Water the following day
- Use test strips. Follow the instructions on the container.
- Test trips should be used for pH, alkalinity and Total Hardness. Santiser level (Bromine or Chlorine) should be maintained using the dosing instructions on the container, not the test strips.
- Ensure you have sanitised with BioGuard Armour the previous day before testing or the reading will not show
Step 5: Water Balance
- If the pH is too LOW, add alkalinity increaser (alkalinity up).
- If the pH is too HIGH, add pH decreaser (pH down).
- If the Alkalinity is too LOW, add alkalinity increaser (alkalinity up).
- If the Alkalinity is too HIGH, add pH decreaser (pH down).
|Note: Unbalanced spa water can damage your spa pumps and heaters.|
Step 6: Water Hardness
This can be done a few days after start up and usually only affects those on bore or tank water supply.
- If total hardness reading is too LOW, add calcium increaser.
- If total hardness reading is too HIGH add water softener.
|Note: Low water hardness can damage your spa pumps and heater. High water hardness will create a build-up of scale.|
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