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are slow dissolving and are used in a floater or feeder to dispense a small constant supply. Bromine in the water is resistant to heat, so it is a good choice for spas that are used irregularly or by a fixed number of bathers on a regular routine. Because bromine is slow-dissolving it is used with a chlorinating product for shocking. Shocking is needed about once a week, after heavy usage and after rain. The amount of bromine tablets to use in the system should be determined based on the amount to keep daily readings in the range of 2 to 6 parts per million (ppm).
All-in-One Chlorinating Granules
are a fast dissolving, instant chlorine when dispensed either directly into the spa or pre-dissolved before application. Because of the lower cost of granules, it is the best method of treatment for frequently used spas or when a simple method of treatment is desired. This disinfection process is simple and reliable.
To shock your spa, use either All-in-One Chlorinating Granules
or Liquid Shock
at a dose strong enough to produce a 5-10 ppm reading. Shocking is needed with both bromine and chlorine water disinfection, and should be done when first filling the spa, then once a week (depending on amount of use).
The pH level of spa water should normally be in the range of 7.2 - 7.6. To lower high pH, add pH Minus.
To raise pH, add pH Plus.
Check your pH level at least twice a week and adjust as needed.
When problems are not corrected by chemical treatments, consider draining and refilling the spa. Start with fresh water and carefully follow the steps for water treatment. When in doubt about either tests or treatments, draw a bucket of spa water to test and adjust. If this doesn’t correct the problem, drain the spa and refill with fresh water.