Did you just add water to your Master Spas swim spa? Whether it’s your first time filing it with water or part of seasonal maintenance, you will want to make sure that you properly treat it before hopping in.
This step-by-step guide helps owners during the set-up of their swim spa. From using a sequestering agent to filter cycles, swim spa specialists Ben Gilliam and Mari Cuticelli offer their best tips for spa start-up and chemicals.
The basics of filling a swim spa include turning the spa off at the breaker, filling it with water, turning on the spa, and balancing the chemicals.
During the video, Ben and Mari share some of their best start-up tips. Ben emphasizes that new spa owners should not begin the filling process until a licensed electrician has properly hooked up the spa.
If you have hard water or use well water, add a sequestering agent during the filling process. This swim spa chemical removes any heavy metals that might be in your source water. Ben and Mari suggest rinsing the filters daily or every other day if you add a sequestering agent. Rinsing the filters will remove the metals and other contaminants from the water so it can remain clean and clear.
Once your water is up to temperature, you can begin to balance the chemicals. Check the alkalinity and pH first before adding chlorine. When you first fill the water, you will want to bring the levels between 5 ppm and 8 ppm.
Safety note: Do not enter the water until the chlorine level is below 5 ppm.
For information about starting up a swim spa, you can also watch this video: