Bromine 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

Water care guides

Start-Up

Filling
Re-filling

Regular Maintenance

After each use
Weekly
Monthly
Quarterly

Trouble-shooting

Cloudy water
Eye/skin irritation
Scum lines & odors
Excessive foaming

Chemical & Mineral Levels

Bromine

Okay levels: 3 - 5ppm

Raise: Brom Tabs

Calcium Hardness

Okay levels: 150 - 400ppm

Raise: Calcium Booster

Lower: Defender

Alkalinity

Okay levels: 80 - 120ppm

Raise: Spa Up

Lower: Spa Down

pH

Okay levels: 7.2 - 7.8

Raise: Spa Up

Lower: Spa Down

Tips

KEEP YOU 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.

CAN I JUST DROP A BROMINE TAB IN MY SPA?

Bromine tablets are stored in floaters to protect you and your spa. The highly concentrated tablets can cause skin burns or rashes if touched, and they can damage your spa surface upon contact.

HOW DO I LOWER THE BROMINE LEVELS IN MY SPA?

If you’ve added too much bromine 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.

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.