If you are in need of spa maintenance because you want it to be safe and workable while you use it, maybe this will help you.
To assure you good water quality, you should: test the pH, sanitizer, and alkalinity using Qwik Dip test strips. If the alkalinity is not within the 100-150 ppm range, it should be adjusted using 1 ounce of pH/alkalinity Up or Down at a time.
The next thing you should do is retest the pH if you adjusted the alkalinity. If the pH is not in the 7.2-7.8 range, you should add pH/Alkalinity Up or Down 1/2 ounce at a time to bring the pH to the desired range. Then you need to adjust the sanitizer level by adding some additional sanitizer (bromine or chlorine). Then, add 2 ounces of water clarifier and then allow your spa to circulate for 30 minutes after you add the chemicals. Repeat these steps on the third and fifth day from the day you started.
It is important that you test your spa’s water at least three times a week. The Qwik Dip test strips is the easiest method to use and is very accurate. The pH level and the sanitization level needs to be monitored closely. If the pH level is too low it can damage the pipes and pumps and if it is too high, it can encourage bacteria and algae. Also. you need the right amount of sanitization to destroy organisms that are harmful to humans.
So if you need to do maintenance on your spa, you can find ways to do it yourself by simply going on the internet and looking for instructions to help you.