How To: Open Your Spa

Maybe your new hot tub has arrived, or you're opening it after having it closed for a period of time. Congrats! Although we wish it were as simple as filling it with water and slipping in, it does take a little work to get your spa set up and ready for relaxation. But don't worry, HTH® is here to help. Follow the tips below to get started!

 

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If you use Chlorine you should:

Balance:
Test and adjust the total alkalinity, calcium hardness and pH of the water. For recommended ranges, please refer to the Balanced Water Chart.

Sanitize:
Broadcast HTH spa™ Chlorinating Sanitizer over the surface of circulating water. Measure and adjust the free available chlorine (FAC). For startup, do not enter the spa until the FAC level is in the range of 4 - 5 ppm. FAC levels should be maintained in the range of 3 - 5 ppm.

If you use Bromine you should:

Balance:
Test and adjust the total alkalinity, calcium hardness and pH of the water. For recommended ranges, please refer to the Balanced Water Chart.

Sanitize:
Add HTH spa™ Brominating Tablets to the floater (fits all floaters). Test and adjust the bromine residual. Do not enter the spa until the bromine residual level is in the range of 2 – 4 ppm. Bromine levels should be maintained in the range of 2 – 4 ppm.

To convert your spa from bromine to chlorine or vice versa, simply drain your spa and refill it with fresh water.

As always, we’re here to help. If you have questions, contact our help line at 1-866-HTH-POOL or talk to our experts with our live chat!