This is an archive of the old Web site for New England Spas & Sunrooms.
Now known as New England Spas & Hot Tubs, they have been in business since 1978.
Demian programmed their Web site — editing text and retouching images — from 1997-2006.
Contact Demian at 206-935-1206 or demian@buddybuddy.com

Schedule Program
from New England Spas & Sunrooms

Bromine or Chlorine
The goal of this program is clean healthy water. The following instructions are based on average usage (1 -2 persons 3 times per week). An increase in bather load will dramatically affect water quality and require chemicals to be added more frequently.

Filling the Spa

  1. Circulate the spa water for at least 15 minutes before adding chemicals.
  2. Add one bottle of Metal Gon to the perimeter of the spa immediately after filling to neutralize iron, copper, and other minerals in the water.
  3. Test levels of total alkalinity and pH. Add Spa Up (to increase) or Spa Down (to decrease) to 80-120 total alkalinity and 7.2-7.6 pH as needed. Optional: add one bottle of pH Balance to help prevent pH drift.
  4. Add 1-½ oz. Chlorine, 2-4 Bromine Tablets and 2 oz. Sodium Bromide to a level of 3-5 PPM. (First time spa owners do not have bromine in the starter kits. It may be added later)
  5. Keep the spa cover ON and LOCKED and the air controls closed when not using the spa to keep it warm and ready.
Maintenance

      Weekly

  1. Test water levels of total alkalinity, pH, and bromine every few days and adjust as necessary to maintain a level of 7.2 - 7.6 pH and a level of 3-5 PPM bromine. Chlorine should be used in addition to bromine when the level on the test strips reads zero (or at times of heavy use).
  2. Add 2-4 oz. of Renew or 3-5 tablets of Oz oxidizing shock treatment at least once a week to reduce foam and odors.
  3. Add 2 oz. of Bright & Clear or 2 oz. of Scum Gon at least once every other week to keep the water clear. Alternate 2 oz. of Defender at least once every other week to keep scale and stain from building on the heater element and spa shell.
      Monthly

Clean the filter cartridge at least once a month by soaking in a solution of 16 oz. of Filter Clean and 4 gallons of water, then spray it with fresh water to rinse. Replace the filter cartridge every 18 months. Instant Cartridge Clean is used as a pretreatment before a soak, or if a full soak is not possible.

      Every Three Months

  1. Drain water and clean the spa shell every three months with Multi Purpose Cleaner, then rinse and polish the shell with Fast Gloss.
  2. Clean the spa cover and polish with 303 Protectant to preserve and protect the vinyl every three months.
      Yearly

Reseal redwood spa cabinets every year with wood preservative.

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BROMINE or CHLORINE PROGRAM
New England Spas & Sunrooms - 800-258-5300 (Mass. only) - relax@nespas.com - www.nespas.com
 Treatment     Frequency    Date Date Date Date Date Date Date Date Date Date Date Date
BromineTabs (2-4) or Chlorine (1-1/2 oz.) *As Needed                        
pH - Spa Up/Down 2 oz. *As Needed                        
Oz Tabs/Renew (Shock) 1-2 Weeks                        
Bright & Clear 2 oz. Week 1 & 3                        
Defender 2 oz. Week 2 & 4                        
Filter Rinsed (if necessary) 7-10 Days                        
Filter Soaked Overnite Monthly                        
Drain Socks Cleaned Monthly                        
Water Change (Metal Gon) 3-4 Months                        
Scum Bug 2-3 Months                        
Cover Clean & Condition 3 Months                        
Cabinet Stained/Sealed 1-2 years                        
  * Check and maintain Bromine or Chlorine and pH levels every couple days.

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New England Spas & Sunrooms — design and installation
800-258-5300 (Mass. only) —— relax@nespas.com
Auburn - 508-721-7728; fax 508-721-7877
4 Johnson Road, Auburn, MA 01501
Mass. Turnpike (I-90) exit 10 to Route 12 north
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Natick - 508-655-8266; fax 508-655-8224
35 Worcester Road, Natick, MA 01760
Rte 9 west at Wellesley line - 20 min west of Boston
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Norwell - 781-878-8383; fax 781-878-4176
45 Pond St. (Route 228), Norwell, MA 02061
Exit 14 off Route 3, head east ¼ mile on right.
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