Starting up your hot tub after a fresh water fill
Before starting up your filled Beachcomber Hot Tub, ensure that the knife valves within your Energy Management System are in the open position to allow water to flow. Also ensure that the bottom Drain and Fill Valve is closed. Open the topside Air Control valves. Turn on your breaker to the hot tub, and turn the FlexJets on at the Topside Controls. You may need to turn the pumps off and on several times to purge the air from the lines. Once your hot tub is running and circulating, it will begin to heat to 100F as a pre-set factory temperature.
To start your hot tub water for the first time, it’s convenient to start in the evening. This allows the Conditioning Products the time they need to do their job overnight. Here are the simple steps to follow:
Take a sample of the water, and test pH with your provided kit to ensure it is from 7.2 to 7.8. Adjust with pH Plus or pH Minus. You may need to add Resist to raise Total Alkalinity to prevent pH bounce.
In the evening:
To ensure that no metals or minerals can stain or scale, to prevent rust or corrosion, and to prevent calcium buildup, add one full bottle of Eliminate 1 to the circulating hot tub, and wait 15 minutes.
Add 2 oz. (60 mL) per 250 gallons (1000 liters) of Eliminate 2.
Add 3 1/3 oz. (100 mL) per 250 gallons (1000 liters) of Purezyme 3 to eliminate scum line, prevent odors and cloudy water, and enhance water sparkle.
In the morning:
At this point, you will be ready to shock the water. Refer to the sanitizer program that you are using for your hot tub, shock the water by distributing your sanitizer directly into the circulating, heated water, and wait 15 minutes.
Add 1 oz. (30 mL) per 250 gallons (1000 liters) of Pure Blue to agglomerate particles so that the Microfilter can catch them, to help water sparkle.
For further information on how to achieve that crystal clear water that makes a Beachcomber such a pleasure to use, see our Water Treatment page.