June 12, 2017

Starting Up Your Hot Tub

You’re about to take home a Beachcomber Hot or you’re thinking about adding one to your backyard, and you start wondering…how am I supposed to get it filled and keep the water healthy?

Below is a simple step-by-step guide on what to do, and the products you should look for in keeping your hot tub water crystal clear!

 

THE GET GO – Easy as 1, 2, 3

 

STEP 1: Fill & Condition

Before starting up, ensure the DRAIN & FILL valve is closed and the GUILLOTINE valves are open. Using the FRESH FILL™ pre-filter attached to your garden hose start filling up the hot tub. Once hot tub water is up past the skimmer, you are now safe to turn on the power at the GFCI. Turn on FLEXJET Pump and open air control dials to purge any air out of lines.

After the hot tub is circulating with all bubbles out of the lines, add ELIMINATE™ to protect your hot tub from corrosion and mineral build-up. Then add a weekly dose of ELIMINATE PLUS™ to sequester metals and prevent staining, PUREZYME™ to prevent scum build-up and PURE BLUE™ to prevent cloudy water and give water a sparkle; Or add a dose of CARE FREE which is Beachcomber’s weekly 4-in-1 conditioner.

 

Product Details

FRESH FILL™ hot tub pre-filter easily connects to your garden hose and works with all hot tubs. It utilises food grade activated carbon and proprietary filtration media for the removal of metals, volatile organic compounds and suspended solids before they reach your hot tub.  

ELIMINATE™ is a liquid concentrate formulated to prevent and inhibit corrosion on hot tub surfaces, fixtures, and equipment. Add an entire 500 mL bottle at every hot tub start-up.

ELIMINATE PLUS™ is formulated to prevent stains and calcium scale in hot tubs and improves water clarity in hot tub water by sequestering metals. To be used as part of a preventative weekly program.

PUREZYME™ is a natural microbial enzyme formulated to eliminate scum, reduce odours, and improve water clarity and sanitizer efficiency by disrupting biofilm formation and accumulation. To be used as part of a preventative weekly program.

PURE BLUE™ is a highly concentrated, liquid clarifier formulated to clear cloudy hot tub water and restore its sparkle. It is designed to coagulate suspended micro-particles to form masses large enough to be removed efficiently by the Microfilter™. To be used as part of a preventative weekly program.

CARE FREE is the industry’s gold standard in water care systems. CARE FREE is a 4-in-1 weekly water care system that replaces traditional water conditioners such as sequestering agents, oxidizers, biofilm disruptors and clarifiers. It is designed to use in conjunction with the CARE FREE BOOST™ sanitizer.

 

STEP 2: Heat & Accessorize

To start your hot tub water for the first time, it’s convenient to start in the evening to allow the conditioning products the time they need to do their job overnight. Once your hot tub is running and circulating it is the perfect time to add or replace your hot tub accessories such as FILTER SAVERS and HYDRO MOP and turn up the heat so you and your family can be soaking away blissfully in a few short hours. The hot tub will begin to heat to your pre-set temperature or 100F (38° C) as a factory pre-set temperature. For extra comfortable silky smooth water, add a dose of SOFT to your water, your friends and family will notice.

 

Product Details

HYDROMOP™ absorbs unwanted oils and residue from your hot tub water to ensure the optimal water clarity and keep water lines clean.

FILTER SAVERS  are made from a fine nylon material which traps leaves and debris which reduces maintenance and extends the life of your MICROFILTER™

SOFT is a universal water enhancer that creates soothing comfortable water, improves water quality, and helps stabilize pH levels.  Soft is blended from natural occurring borate salts and is an excellent skin moisturizer, especially for those who suffer from dry skin conditions. Add before each use or weekly as desired.

 

STEP 3: Balance & Sanitize

Nothing is more important that testing your hot tub water and ensuring everything is perfectly balanced for bather comfort, water care product efficiency and hot tub equipment longevity. Use your Beachcomber test strips to determine your water care balance requirements.

Add your Sanitizer/Oxidizer (Cl) or (Br) – 3 – 5 ppm – Use a Beachcomber BOOST or BLAST product. Refer to the sanitizer/oxidizer program that you are using for your hot tub, treat the water by distributing your oxidizer directly into the circulating heated water, and wait 15 minutes for the relaxation to commence.

 

Step 4: ENJOY! 

Make use of the following products to continue enjoying the best use out of your Beachcomber Hot Tub.

Product Details

TEST STRIPS  are the fastest and easiest way to test your hot tub. You should test at least 2 times per week and after each use.

RESIST™ helps water to resist changes in pH, and increases the total alkalinity of hot tub water to prevent pH fluctuations. Maintain a proper Total Alkalinity (TA) level of 100 – 120 ppm

PROTECT™ helps protect hot tub equipment and parts from etching by increasing the calcium level of hot tub water. Maintain a proper calcium hardness (CH) level of 150 – 200 ppm

pH PLUS effective for minor pH increases of hot tub water to prevent corrosion and eye/skin irritation and increase sanitizer efficiency. Before adjusting pH, ensure your Total Alkalinity is balanced. Maintain a proper (pH) level of 7.2 – 7.8

pH MINUS effective for minor pH decreases of hot tub water to prevent scaling, cloudy water and eye/skin irritation and increases sanitizer efficiency. Before adjusting pH, ensure your Total Alkalinity is balanced. Maintain a proper (pH) level of 7.2 – 7.8

 

For proper care and maintenance of your hot tub ask for ‘Beachcomber Guide to Water Care’ and visit your local Beachcomber professional with a water sample for a TETHYS™ water analysis, advice, recommended products, start-up directions, and instructions.

 

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2 thoughts on “Starting Up Your Hot Tub

  1. Linda Romano says:

    My new hot tub was delivered today. 2 things… I was told everything was set up and ready when the hot tub was delivered. Do I need to open the cover and check knife valves as stated in step 1? And I did not get any kit as stated in step 3. Should I have gotten such a thing?

    1. Hi Linda,

      It is important that you open the cover and check the knife valves to ensure the water will flow through.

      You can do without the kit stated in step 3, however it is important you check the pH of your water with a test strip.

      Thank you,

      The Beachcomber Team

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