FROG® Jump Start®

Single Dose Start-Up Shock for Hot Tubs

Average Rating: 4 12 Reviews

Our start-up hot tub shock comes in a single, easy-to-pour packet. No more measuring out capfuls per your gallon size. Once in the water, FROG Jump Start quickly dissolves before it hits the bottom of the hot tub so it won’t bleach surfaces.  You can see the bubbles as it goes to work providing an initial chlorine level for your freshly filled hot tub. Using FROG Jump Start ®takes the load off your FROG @ease® SmartChlor® Cartridge or FROG Serene® Bromine Cartridge so they last a bit longer.

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For Starting up a freshly filled hot tub

Fast and easy hot tub start-up for hot tubs up to 600 gallons

Removes organic contaminants and establishes a chlorine level.

Optimizes performance of FROG hot tub sanitizing systems

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Video Introduction to FROG Jump Start


Additional Information

FROG Jump Start provides a dichlor chlorine shock with a unique effervescence that is designed specifically for starting-up a freshly filled spa. It’s a one-dose-fits-all shock product that dissolves quickly. The bubbling action properly sets the initial chlorine level on spas up to 500 gallons and creates a start-up level of sanitizer that can be used to help find the right setting for the bromine cartridge (see manual for instructions).

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What makes FROG Jump Start different than other shock treatments?

It is a convenient, one-dose packet that will start-up any hot tub up to 600 gallons. No measuring needed – just cut and pour.  The effervescence helps the dichlor dissolve faster so there’s no concern about bleaching surfaces.

When do I use FROG Jump Start?

It is meant for starting up a freshly filled spa but you can also use it for occasional shocking.

How do I purchase FROG Jump Start?

One FROG Jump Start packet comes in every FROG @ease and FROG Serene System and is sold separately in most FROG dealerships.

Is FROG Jump Start compatible with other chemicals?

As a dichlor product it is compatible with all other hot tub chemicals except biguanide.

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See Our Customer Reviews

  1. Rocco Ameduri

    Rating: 5

    In the instructions it says to shock once per week. Is this what I use !500 gal. Hot tub. The floating system works great. We use ours every night. Need a shock treatment once a week. Thanks

  2. Nikki

    Do I wait until the water is 100’ to use Jump Start?

    • Tom Sager

      Hi Nikki,

      Please wait until your tub reaches a temperature of at least 95 degrees before applying Jump Start.

      Let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns. Additionally you can contact Dan on our customer service team directly at 800-222-0169.

      Thank you!

  3. Joe M Reid

    After using this to shock my hot tub how long should I wait to get in?

    • Tom Sager

      Hi Joe,

      Please wait until your chlorine level drops below 3ppm before using your tub.

      If you have any other questions feel free to reach out to Dan or Allyn on our customer service team at 800-222-0169.

      Thank you!

  4. James Shelnutt

    Rating: 5

    Love it! Love it! Love it!

    • Bryan Wall

      We are glad you are loving it!

      Frog Products

  5. Kristi

    Rating: 3

    I had the same thing happen to me using the shock for our 350 gal hot tub, when I tested the water, the chlorine level was at 5. So I’m running the jets and leaving the cover off, but do I insert my cartridges now, even though the chlorine is high, or wait for the chlorine to come down? Thank you.

    • Tom Sager

      Hi Kristi,

      Please wait 24 hours after adding Jump Start to re-test your water. You can insert the cartridges immediately after shocking. Please let us know if you have any additional questions.

      Thank you.

  6. Wendell

    Rating: 4

    Our dealer said to only shock when we refill every 4 months. You say you can monthly, if soWould it damage the south seas spa? Also my dealer sells the silver colored chorine but on the internat it’s yellow, what’s the difference? Thx

  7. Dave

    So if my spa is 225 gallons, I should only use half of the Spa Frog jump start?
    Thank you,

    • Tom Sager

      Hi Dave,

      We recommend that you use the entire packet of Jump Start for your spa, regardless of the size.

      Thank you.

      FROG Pool & Spa Products

  8. Elizabeth Tingler

    Rating: 5

    we used this product to start our hot tub for the season. we also uised the floating sanitizing system . It is great. our hot tub is 500 gal. everything is product i have found .

  9. Lauren

    After filling and using jump start, do you wait until the next day to add the bromine cartridge and mineral catridge?

    • Sarah Miller


      After you shock the spa with Jump Start, you can insert the cartridges immediately. Set and keep the Mineral Cartridge on 6; Bromine Cartridge set on 3 or 4 and then adjust to stay within 1-2ppm Bromine level.

      Please wait 24 hours after shocking to test the water. Also, please do not use the spa for 24 hours anytime you use Jump Start.



  10. Kelsey crisp

    Rating: 1

    Put packet in 200 gal spa. Chlorine way above 5+ now. To have a warning to not get in spa if above 3ppm. Now we have a brand new spa we can’t use for a undetermined period until levels decrease. To say this jumpstart packet works on any size spa is bizarre. To have a health warning against chlorine levels above 3 and then instruct to put A 500 gal dose in my 200gal spa, the result is chlorine at a dangerous level.

    • Bryan Wall

      We apologize for the inconvenience. We will take a look at our Jump Start instructions. But the good news is chlorine levels in hot tubs can dissipate fairly quickly. Keep the cover off and check levels in a day or so. Running the jets may speed things up. If you need to use the tub sooner, consider draining some of the water and adding fresh water. That will reduce the level right away.

      Please follow up with me and let me know if there is anything else we can try to help with.


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