New Hot Tub

kaquon13

New member
Apr 26, 2021
2
Texas
Just bought a new American Spas Model AM-756LS and I don't know anything about hot tubs. My wife told me to start with this forum first before we start buying all kinds of chemicals as we did without the pool that we have. Does anyone have any recommendations.
 

Mdragger88

Bronze Supporter
Jun 1, 2018
3,318
Hernando, Ms
Pool Size
26000
Surface
Vinyl
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Intex Krystal Clear
Hey Kaquon👋 Welcome!
Here’s a few links to get u on your way
ABCs of Pool Water Chemistry
A proper test kit is a must as strips are fairly useless when it comes to accuracy.
the Taylor k2006 or the tf100 are the ones we recommend
Test Kits Compared
Depending on your sanitizer choice
(These are also pinned @ the top of this forum) 👇


I prefer the ease of chlorine coupled with a salt water chlorine generator to do most of the heavy lifting.

Also a purge of the plumbing is always recommended as new spas are wet tested at the factory so biofilms grow while in transit. I recommend Ahhsome as it truly is Ahhsome 😊.
Ahh-Some Hot Tub/Jetted Bath Plumbing & Jet Cleaner (2 oz.) - Ahh-Some
It doesn’t take much so there are several uses in the container depending on the size of your spa. Many folks try to skip this step only to have a chlorine demand/cc problem or experience rashes - so learn from their mistakes 😊
Basically u need :
A test kit,
A purge product,
A sanitizer- ( dichlor & unscented non splashless bleach) or (bromide & bromine + oxidizer etc)
Muriatic acid - for lowering ph
Baking soda - incase ta gets too low
 
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