Welcome to Waters Choice. Thank you for choosing our water treatment system. You will now be enjoying your spa in a healthy, clean environment without all the hassle! These instructions are written to address the day to day use of Waters Choice enzymes and the potential challenges.
When starting Waters Choice Spa Treatment 2 oz. enzyme concentrate, purge and drain your existing water if it is more than 60 days old or cloudy. Otherwise, you can use your existing water regardless of the chemical system it was on previously. If your spa is running on a Salt Generator, you can turn your generator to the lowest setting.
For the first 6 weeks – CLEAN YOUR FILTERS WEEKLY with a pressure nozzle on your garden hose.
Test your pH and Alkalinity using a standard test strip, balance as needed. Also, make sure your Calcium Hardness is at your spa manufacturers recommended level, (we prefer the calcium level lower than normal). Now add one 12 oz. bottle of Waters Choice PURE ENZYMES for Spas. After the first month, add one capful of Waters Choice Spa Treatment 2oz Enzyme Concentrate, (the little blue bottle), every other week, (yes, we know it appears to be a tiny amount). You will NOT need to use the 12-oz. bottle again, even when you drain your spa. Along with the enzymes follow recommended label rates of Waters Choice Sanitizer.
Frequently Asked Questions:
My spa went cloudy after we started on Waters Choice.
It’s common for spas to go cloudy when starting with Waters Choice. This is normal and can be caused by several issues but most commonly it is from organics in the spa plumbing being loosened up into your water. We recommend adding one scoop of Sanitizer 2-3 times per week, depending on use, when this condition occurs to ensure there are no harmful bacteria present during the startup process. It will typically clear up in 3-4 weeks when the Waters Choice system is set up in your spa.
My Water has an odor.
As the enzymes break down organics carbon dioxide is created and gets trapped between the cover and water which can give your spa a musty smell. Most of the time this will go away after the cover has been opened for a minute or two. If the smell sticks around longer than that, check the filter by giving it a sniff. If you smell the odor in the filter soak in a solution of bleach water, (about 1 cup of bleach per filter in the water it takes to cover the filter), then rinse. Also, check that you don’t have the smell in the pillows and cover. If you do, rinse with the same bleach and water solution.
I have a green tint in my water.
Most of the time water that is clear with a tint of green is from algae. There are a couple of ways to take care of this. 1. Check your water for phosphates, they are a food source for algae and could be the cause of the problem. 2. Increase the amount of chlorine you are adding.
I have small particles floating in my water.
This is also common. As the Waters Choice is working in your spa it will begin to break down residues that are in your pipes. This typically only lasts a few days. Clean the filters if you see this take place. Also, make sure all the jets are open to insure water flow during filter cycles.
My cover is slimy.
Enzymes are breaking down organics that are on the surface. When this happens wipe your cover down with a mild water and bleach solution.