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Spa Start-Up: Soft Soak®
Spa Care

Spa Start-Up: Soft Soak®

 

First Time Start-Up

  1. Fill your spa with water. If the make-up water is from a well or other nonmunicipal source, testing prior to filling is recommended.
  2. Super-oxidize the spa with Soft Soak® Shock with spa circulation system turned on. Run all pumps at least one cycle.
  3. Operate the spa circulation system for at least 2 hours.
  4. Drain, then rinse interior surfaces and refill. Follow draining instructions in owner's manual. The reason for doing this is because spas are tested with water and when they are shipped there is some water in the plumbing. By super-oxidizing with a sanitizer during a pre-fill, you lessen the opportunity to contaminate the water with bacteria.


Refill Guide

  1. Once spa is filled, start equipment following the manufacturer's directions.
  2. Balance total alkalinity, pH and calcium hardness, following label directions or recommendations from your SpaGuard computerized water analysis.
  3. Add the following amounts of Soft Soak® products per 150 gallons of spa water:  NOTE: Wait at least 15 minutes between additions.
    • Add 5 ounces of Soft Soak Spa Conditioner
    • Add 1 ounce of Soft Soak Stain & Scale Control
    • Add 3 ounces of Soft Soak Shock
    • Circulate your water continuously for approximately 30 minutes with the blowers off.
  4. Add 1 ounce of Soft Soak Sanitizer per 150 gallons of spa water and circulate continuously again for approximately 30 minutes.
  5. Using Soft Soak Spa Water Test Strips, check your Soft Soak Sanitizer level and pH. The sanitizer level should be between 30-50 ppm and the pH range should be 7.2-7.6.

 Quick Start-Up Chart

 Spa Volume
(In Gallons)

 Soft Soak
Spa Conditioner

 Soft Soak Stain
& Scale Control

 Soft Soak
Shock

 Soft Soak
Sanitizer

 100  3 1/3 oz.  2/3 oz  2 oz.  2/3 oz.
 150  5 oz.  1 oz.  3 oz.  1 oz.
 200  6 2/3 oz.  1 1/3 oz.  4 oz.  1 1/3 oz.
 250  8 1/3 oz.  1 2/3 oz.  5 oz.  1 2/3 oz.
 300  10 oz.  2 oz.  6 oz.  2 oz.
 350  11 2/3 oz.  2 1/3 oz  7 oz.  2 1/3 oz.
 400  13 1/3 oz.  2 2/3 oz.  8 oz.  2 2/3 oz.
 450  15 oz.  3 oz.  9 oz.  3 oz.
 500  16 2/3 oz.  3 1/3 oz.  10 oz.  3 1/3 oz.


Weekly Care

  1. Using Soft Soak Spa Water Test Strips, test the pH, total alkalinity, calcium hardness and sanitizer levels of your spa. Write down the results.
  2. Add the following amounts of Soft Soak products per 150 gallons of spa water:
    • Add 1/4 ounce of Soft Soak Stain & Scale Control.
    • Add between 1 1/2 to 3 ounces of Soft Soak Shock according to spa use rate. If your spa is used three or more times per week, add 3 ounces per 150 gallons of spa water. If sanitizer level is above 30 ppm, do not add sanitizer.
  3. The sanitizer levels should be 30-50 ppm. If sanitizer level is 15-30 ppm, add 1/2 ounce of Soft Soak Sanitizer per 150 gallons of spa water. If sanitizer level is 0-15 ppm, add 1 ounce of Soft Soak Sanitizer per 150 gallons of spa water.
  4. If pH is outside 7.4, adjust as needed with SpaGuard® pH Increaser or pH Decreaser.

Quick Maintenance Chart (dosages in ounces)

 Spa
Volume

 Soft Soak
Stain & Scale
Control

 Soft Soak
Shock

 Soft Soak Shock
(For High Use Spas)

 Soft Soak Sanitizer
(If level is 15-30 ppm)

 Soft Soak Sanitizer
(If level is 0-15 ppm)

 100 1/4 oz. 1 oz. 2 oz. 1/3 oz. 2/3 oz.
 150 1/4 oz. 1 1/2 oz. 3 oz. 1/2 oz. 1 oz.
 200 1/3 oz. 2 oz. 4 oz. 2/3 oz. 1 1/3 oz.
 250 1/3 oz. 2 1/2 oz. 5 oz. 1 oz. 1 2/3 oz.
 300  1/2 oz.  3 oz. 6 oz. 1 oz. 2 oz.
 350  1/2 oz.  3 1/2 oz. 7 oz. 1 1/2 oz.  2 1/3 oz.
 400 3/4 oz.  4 oz. 8 oz. 1 1/2 oz. 2 2/3 oz.
 450 3/4 oz.  4 1/2 oz. 9 oz. 1 2/3 oz. 3 oz.
 500  3/4 oz.  5 oz. 10 oz. 1 2/3 oz. 3 1/3 oz.


Monthly Care

  • Have your water tested by your BioGuard dealer.
  • Chemically clean your filter with Soft Soak Filter Cleaner.


As Needed

  • Drain, clean, polish and refill your spa.


NOTE: Spa Sentry is not compatible with the Soft Soak program.

CAUTION: Water containing Soft Soak Filter Cleaner is acidic. Be careful not to get it in eyes or on skin. If eye or skin contact occurs, flush area with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.