Here are 3 easy steps to starting up a freshly filled hot tub.
1. After draining and cleaning, fill the hot tub with fresh water and balance Total Alkalinity, pH, and Hardness levels.
Here is a helpful infographic, on the steps to achieving proper water balance.
2. Shock the water with a chlorine shock to rid the water of contaminants and set an initial residual.
3. Then start with the sanitizer.
If using bromine, when you add it to the water it will convert the chlorine shock to bromine. Always maintain at least 2-4 ppm of chlorine or bromine. If using another sanitizing method, please consult with your dealer on any additional start-up tips.