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Shock your spa on start-up


Whether you starting with a brand new spa or moving from a chlorine based spa. It is important to understand the need to have your spa’s water chemistry in balance prior to starting your new Mini.

Existing spas may have preexisting contaminants in the water. Even when starting fresh water there are contaminants in the water.

 I recommend shocking the water with some chlorine based shock with stabilizer when first starting your Mini. Shocking will give you two benefits to your start up, first, it will kill all the contaminates in the water allowing you to start building a free chlorine residual, second, it will leave a residual of chlorine free chlorine. There may also be some other problems with your water chemistry such as your pH or alkalinity may be out of balance causing your chlorine to oxidize off too quickly.

It is very important that when the Mini is first placed in the spa that the chemicals in the water are balanced. You want your free chlorine (residual) at 2-4 ppm. This ensures that the Mini is not trying to “repair” the water’s condition upon start-up.

Other times shock treatments would be beneficial:

o   After a party or other period of heavy use

o   When the spa has been neglected

o   When restarting a spa that has not been used for some time

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