FreshWater Salt System – How To
The simpler, cleaner, fresher way to hot tub.
Step 1: Test Fill Water
Step 2: Fill Your Spa
Make sure your hot tub is turned off or unplugged. Check your Owner’s Manual for this information.
Insert your Salt System Water cartridge.
Fill your spa through the filter compartment with your garden hose until the water is 1 inch above the highest jet. Consult your Owner’s Manual to power on your hot tub.
Step 3: Balance Water
Use the 5-Way Test strips to test the pH, alkalinity, and calcium hardness levels. Refer to your hot tub Owner’s Manual for detailed instructions on how to balance the water.
Step 4: Add Salt
Check your Owner’s Manual for the water capacity and the salt bag to determine how much salt you need. Then, add the salt into the filter compartment with the jets running.
Use the FreshWater test strips in your start-up kit to measure the salt level. The Recommended salt level should be 1750 ppm. Add more salt as needed but do not exceed the 1750 ppm of salt.
Step 5: Sanitize Fill Water
Refer to the dosage instructions on the chlorine bottle and add chlorine to the filter compartment. Allow the chlorine to circulate through the jets for 5 minutes.
Measure your chlorine level with a new 5-Way Test Strip. Your chlorine target should be 5 ppm. If it is less, repeat the process.