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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A Quick Start Guide To Your Hot Tub Chlorine Concentrate With Silver Ion, the Hot Spring Spas Freshwater AG+ Continuous Silver Ion Sanitizer cartridge will give you brilliantly clear, odor-free spa water by releasing a steady supply of silver ions that inhibits the growth of bacteria.

  • Reduces potential for unpleasant odor and scum lines
  • Enhanced bather comfort Installs in seconds - right into your spa filter
  • Relax while it consistently and conveniently sanitizes your water
  • Change every 4 months
  • Specifically designed to use with HotSpring Tiger River, Hot Spot, and Solana spas
  • Compatible with the Freshwater III ozone systems
  • Not for use with Bromine

Change your silver ion cartridges every four months.  

This silver ion cartridge will work in all properly equipped tubs for Hot Spring Spas, Tiger River Spas, Solana Spas, Hot Spot Spas, and Limelight Spas from Watkins.

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