Hot Tub  Start-Up: Chlorinating Concentrate with Silver ION


A Quick Start Guide To Your Hot Tub Chlorine Concentrate With Silver Ion, the FreshWaterAg+ continuous silver ion purifier further reduces the need for chlorine by introducing silver ions into the spa water that inhibit bacterial growth. Insert the cartridge into the filter of your Hot Spring® spa and the silver ions are released automatically — there's no chance of under or over-dosing. Simply replace the cartridge every four months.

First Time Start-Up

  1. Fill your spa with water. If the make-up water is from a well or other non-municipal source, testing prior to refilling is recommended.
  2. Super-oxidize the spa with Teddy Bear Chlorinating Concentrate with the spa circulation system on. Run all pumps at least one cycle.
  3. Operate the spa circulation system for at least 2 hours.
  4. Drain, then rinse interior surfaces and refill. Follow draining instructions in the owner’s manual. The reason for doing this is because spas are tested with water and when they are shipped there is some water in the plumbing. By super-oxidizing with a sanitizer during a pre-fill.Refill Guide
  1. Adjust pH (7.2-7.6), total alkalinity (125-150 ppm), and calcium hardness (100-200 ppm).
  2. Apply Teddy Bear Chlorinating Concentrate following label directions. Establish proper chlorine residual of 3-5 ppm. Daily Care
  • When the tub is used add 1 Tbs. Teddy Bear Non-Chlorine Shock per adult 10-15 minutes prior to use.Weekly Care
  • Apply Teddy Bear Water Clarifier.
  • Test the pH. The acceptable range is 7.2-7.6. The ideal range is 7.4-7.6.
  • Test the total alkalinity of the water. The proper range is 80-120 ppm.
  • Shock your spa with SpaGuard Enhanced Shock or super chlorinate with Teddy Bear Chlorinating Concentrate. Monthly Care
  • Test your water – Bring a sample to Teddy Bear Pools & Spas for analysis.
  • Chemically clean your filter with Bear Strip Filter Cleaner. As Needed
  • Drain, clean, polish, and refill based on usage.
  • If foaming occurs use Teddy Bear Anti-Foam.

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