FROG Method – Leisure Time Inc

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Water Care Guide

FROG Start-Up Kit

Spa Care is easier when items are bundled. Everything you need in your spa start-up in ONE convenient kit! This kit specifically applies towards the FROG Water Care Method.

Important

  • Always read and refer to your owner’s manual
  • Test your water with a test strip after each use and weekly when not in use
  • Do NOT use your hot tub when the bromine level is above 5ppm

Start-Up

Filling Your Spa for the First Time
  1. Before filling your spa, use CitraBright to clean the shell of your hot tub. We recommend applying Fast Gloss to the shell to extend the life of your hot tub.
  2. Fill your hot tub, and install the filters. Run your hot tub on clean mode. If your hot tub does not have clean mode, run the jets for 30 minutes.
  3. Sanitize and balance your spa water by following the steps below:
Re-filling Your Spa
  1. Drain the water from your spa.
  2. While your hot tub is drained, use CitraBright to clean the shell of your hot tub. We recommend applying Fast Gloss to the shell to extend the life of your hot tub.
  3. Take your filters out and clean them. Use a 5 gallon bucket and fill it with Filter Clean and water. Let your filters soak for 3 to 12 hours. Rinse filters with water and re-install them.: For very dirty hot tubs, use a bottle of Breakaway Flush while the tub is still filled with water and the filters are removed. This will flush all of the lines and jets, before you drain your tub.
  4. Re-fill your spa. Run the hot tub on clean mode. If your hot tub does not have clean mode, run the jets for 30 minutes.
  5. Sanitize and balance your spa water by following the steps:

Regular Maintenance

After Each Use
  1. Run your hot tub on clean mode. If your hot tub does not have clean mode, run the jets for 30 minutes.
  2. Shock your spa water with 1 cap of Renew Granular.
Weekly Maintenance
  1. Run your hot tub on clean mode. If your hot tub does not have clean mode, run the jets for 30 minutes.
  2. Sanitize and balance your spa water by following the steps below:
Monthly Maintenance
  1. Take your filters out and clean them. Use a 5 gallon bucket and fill it with Filter Clean and water. Let your filters soak for 3 to 12 hours. Rinse filters with water and re-install them.
  2. NOTE: For very dirty hot tubs, use a bottle of Breakaway Flush while the filters are soaking. This will flush all of the lines and jets.
  3. Replace @ease SmartChlor Cartridge with a new cartridge.
Quarterly Maintenance
  1. Replace mineral cartridge (@ease Floating System) and add new @ease SmartChlor Cartridge.
  2. Clean spa cover with Cover Care & Conditioner.
  3. Drain and re-fill your spa every 3 to 6 months, depending on use and family size (see Start-Up: Re-filling Your Spa).

Chemical & Mineral Levels

Bromine

Chlorine

Alkalinity

pH

Water Care Tips

Test Your Spa Water Frequently

Test your water with a test strip once a week or after each use (if you use your spa more than once per week). Testing takes less than 1 minute!

Keep Your Hot Tub Covered

The bromine method has many advantages over an older method of using chlorine as the sanitizing agent, but one disadvantage of bromine is that it doesn’t have a strong stabilizer, so it loses its effectiveness when exposed to the elements. Spas that use the bromine sanitization method should have a quality spa cover for outside use.

Frequently Asked Questions

Should I wear goggles when handling chemicals?

Wearing goggles is recommended when handling liquid chemicals. Gloves should be worn no matter the chemical type.

What does shock do?

Shocking your spa water means that you are oxidizing the sanitizing chemical, in this case Bromine. This can be accomplished using a chlorine or non-chlorine shocking agent. An advantage of non-chlorine shock is that it allows you to enter the spa much sooner than chlorine. The disadvantage of non-chlorine compounds is that they will not eliminate combined chlorine such as breakpoint chlorination.

How do I lower the chlorine levels in my spa?

If you’ve added too much chlorine to your spa, the fastest method to bring your levels back to 3-5ppm is to drain water from your spa, replacing it with fresh water from a hose.

Multi-column

FROG Start-Up PDF

FROG Regular Maintenance PDF