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Hot Tub Maintenance Using Brilliance for Spas

Brilliance for Spas Hot Tub Chemicals

Use these chemical instructions to help make maintaining your hot tub easy. Start off by adding Metal and Scale Control.Add 1/2 ounce per 150 gallons of spa water. Circulate on high speed for 30 minutes with blowers off. Do not inject air. Repeat weekly as a maintenance treatment.


Using test strips, measure the pH of the water to find out if you need to adjust the pH. It should be maintained at 7.2 to 7.8. Use either pH Increaser or pH Decreaser, which ever applies. There is a table on the side of the Brilliance containers to determine the correct amount to add.Add to the filter skimmer with the spa circulation system running. Leave running for 30 minutes and recheck the pH.Add additional pH increaser or decreaser, as necessary. PH levels should be checked and adjusted frequently. The first week or two, it is hard to stabilize but after that, it becomes much easier.


pH control is important and should be checked regularly for proper water balance. Local water conditions or heavy usage could cause pH to rise or fall.The unique buffering action in Brilliance for Spas pH True will allow the pH to lock in the proper range and minimize the need for additional pH adjustment from refill to refill.The ideal pH range for hot tub water is 7.2 - 7.8.pH True will keep the hot tub water within this ideal range. Use this product each time you refill your spa. Step 1: Use Brilliance for Spas Test Strips to test the waterʺs pH.Step 2: If the pH is between 7.0 and 8.0, go to step 3.If it is not within this range, adjust the spa and hot tub water with pH Increaser or pH Decreaser. Step 3:Add entire contents of the bottle for spas containing up to 500 gallons of water.


It is necessary to add a sanitizer. It a personal choice as to whether you use chlorine or bromine. Bromine is put into a floater. Chlorine is added after each use.


Bromine:After treating for metals and adjusting the pH, add Sanitizer or Bromo Tabs to a floater to maintain an active bromine concentration of 2 to 4 ppm in residential spas and 3 to 6 ppm in commercial spas.Brilliance for spas bromo tabs usage will typically vary from 0.015 to 0.1 pound for every 300 gallons of spa water to maintain the recommended bromine concentration range.
Chlorine:Be sure to use Dichlor chlorine, which has been formulated for spas.Swimming pool chlorine does not work well with the heat.Add Chlorinating Granules during evening hours while the filter is running.Scatter 0.4 to 0.6 ounces per 500 gallons of water over the surface of the water to attain 3-5 ppm available chlorine in 500 gallons of water.Use test strips to maintain proper levels.Test for available free chlorine and add additional product if necessary to attain 3-5 ppm.

Add Oxidizer (shock) once a week for best results.Add 2 oz per 250 gallons of spa water. Pour into the spa with the circulation system running. Oxidizer will remove organic contaminants resulting in fresh, odor free, clear water.


Filters should be cleaned once every week or two with water for best results. Filter Cleaner should be used at least once a month.There are two products available, the standard Filter Cleaner, as well as the Spray & Rinse Filter Cleaner.


After filters are cleaned, ScumShield can be used to restore water clarity by assisting the filter in removing tiny particles that can cause clouding.Spa should be filtering continuously throughout treatment. Add 1/2 oz. of Clarified per 150 gallons of spa water. Run filtration continuously until spa water clears.Repeat treatment if spa water does not clear within 24 hours.


ScumShield is uniquely formulated to clear cloudy water by eliminating oils, lotions and organics from the hot tub water. Unattractive scum lines are removed and filters are protected from oily build-up.Add 1 ounce of this product per 500 gallons of hot tub water for the initial start-up.If the hot tub has a scum line, add 1 ounce of this product per 500 gallons of the hot tub water daily until the scum line has gone.Then follow the weekly maintenance program of 1 ounce per 500 gallons.Another option is Spa Perfect and you can use it instead of the ScumShield if you wish. Spa Perfect is a superior product. It cuts cleaning and scrubbing considerably. The natural enzyme and botanical extract formula powerfully yet gently biodegrades body oils, cosmetics, suntan oils and other organics. Helps eliminate scum lines, clogged filters and cloudy smelly water.


If you have foam in your spa, you can use the Foam Disperser with vitamin E to eliminate the foam, condition the spa water and promote a skin-soothing spa experience. Add 1/4 ounce or less per 150 gallons of spa water. Be careful not to use too much, add it slowly, as needed.


It is a good idea to clean your cover at the same time you clean your filters. Keeping your cover clean will keep it from having an odor.Cover Cleaner is a citrus scented cleaner that removes dirt, dust and debris from both sides of the spa cover. Wearing rubber gloves, apply a thin film to the entire underside and topside of the cover with a clean sponge, cloth or soft bristle brush. Allow cleaner to stand on surface for a couple of minutes, then scrub. Wipe surface with a clean, damp cloth. No rinsing is necessary.


Depending on bather load, your spa should be drained every three to six months. While it is empty, use Surface Cleaner to remove metal stains, oils, scale and dirt that may be present above and below a spaˈs waterline.It is safe to use on all nonporous spa surfaces as well as painted and unpainted plaster, vinyl, fiberglass, ceramic, stainless steel and aluminum. Wear rubber gloves. Apply one inch ribbon to a wet, nonabrasive scrub pad. Apply to 2-3 foot section of area to be cleaned. Using gentle pressure, scrub area with treated pad. Thoroughly rinse treated area. This product can also remove stains below the water surface. See product instruction on the bottle for more information.


If you have any questions, contact one of our All About Spas and Leisure Living associates at 575-623-8888 or 888-915-9919.

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