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Thread: New water startup

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    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Cypress tx

    New water startup

    Looked by didn't find anything on new water startup.
    Drained and refilled for the first time. Spa about 6 months old.
    Have a start up chem kit but i wasn't present when they filled.
    Any basic chemical add to start with?
    We are on well water.
    450gl spa.
    20000 gal
    in-ground plaster, replaced early 2015
    Cartridge filtration,
    single speed pump
    well water

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    Mod Squad JVTrain's Avatar
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    Feb 2014
    Central Minnesota

    Re: New water startup

    Are you going with a bromine or chlorine spa?

    Check out the two sticky threads:
    How do I use Bromine in my spa (or pool)?)
    How do I use Chlorine in my Spa (or pool)?)

    Also... if you've never done so, consider a deep cleaning of the spa plumbing using a spa flush product. Ahh-some jetted spa and hot tub cleaner is the best I've ever used.
    Joel - TFP Moderator - Minnesota - **Become a TFP Supporter!** Helpful Links: ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry - SLAM Procedure - Chlorine/CYA Chart
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    Isolated Spa - 345 Gallons

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    Nov 2015
    appleton wisconsin

    Re: New water startup

    I don't do anything special.

    1. start up with dichlor chlorine granules. put 3ppm fc to start, then 10 more after a good long soak.

    2. keep a good watch on ph. running the air jets makes it go up at first for me, so I wait for the water to breathe for a while before i correct. Also, keep in mind, dichlor is an acid that you'll be adding for a while.

    that's it
    340 gallon stand alone spa.

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