ACE Method: Start-Up

Filling your spa for the first time

1

Fill your spa using the Clean Screen Pre-Filter. Begin heating the water to at least 100 °F.

2

Test your water with a FreshWater Salt Test Strip and balance according to the spa water guidelines. Water outside the guidelines may cause improper ACE system function and/or damage to spa components.

Parameter Target Min Max
pH 7.4 7.2 7.6
Alkalinity 80ppm 40ppm 120ppm
Hardness 50ppm 25ppm 75ppm
Chlorine 3ppm 1ppm 5ppm
3

Add 50% of the recommended salt, per the ACE owner’s manual, as salt levels in tap water can vary.

4

Shock the water with bottled chlorine to 5 ppm.

5

Set Spa Size and Use Level, per the ACE owner’s manual.

WHEN STARTING UP FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME,
THE ACE CELL TAKES ABOUT 24 HOURS TO STABILIZE.

After 24 hours have passed:

6

Confirm the water is at least 100 °F (37.5 °C), then verify the ACE system status message.

  • “Water Care System Functioning” – go to step 7.
  • “Low Salt/Clean Cell” – add 1 cup of salt and run the jets for 5 minutes then retest. Repeat until salt is in the OK range.
7

Test the water with a FreshWater Salt Test Strip.

  • Add pH down and/or bottled chlorine as needed.
  • Use additional Vanishing Act Calcium Remover as needed
  • Adjust Use Level up if chlorine level is below 1 ppm, or down if chlorine level is above 5 ppm.

Re-filling your spa (every 6 months)

1

Fill your spa using the Clean Screen Pre-Filter. Begin heating the water to at least 100 °F.

2

Test your water with a FreshWater Salt Test Strip and balance according to the spa water guidelines. Water outside the guidelines may cause improper ACE system function and/or damage to spa components.

Parameter Target Min Max
pH 7.4 7.2 7.6
Alkalinity 80ppm 40ppm 120ppm
Hardness 50ppm 25ppm 75ppm
Chlorine 3ppm 1ppm 5ppm
3

Add 50% of the recommended salt, per the ACE owner’s manual, as salt levels in tap water can vary.

4

Shock the water with bottled chlorine to 5 ppm.

5

Set Spa Size and Use Level, per the ACE owner’s manual.