The FROG @ease Floating Sanitizing System uses SmartChlor Technology to make maintaining your hot tub a breeze. With the @ease System, your tub will require 75% less chlorine with no frustrating changes in levels because it kill bacteria two ways, with the minerals and chlorine. Shock is only needed once a month and its easier on your hot tub surfaces with less odors. The Mineral Cartridges help keep pH balanced for clearer and softer water. Using the FROG @ease Floating Sanitizing System will help you maintain your water chemistry with less constant upkeep.
To begin, water should be at least 85 degrees Fahrenheit. When adding chemicals into the tub, dilute them first in at least 1 gallon of water directly from the hot tub. When solution is fully diluted, pour into the hot tub with jets on high. Chemical granules that are allowed to settle at the bottom of the tub will damage and stain the acrylic.
1.) Fill your hot tub up with your garden hose. Remove the filters and place the hose directly in the filter housing. This will help prevent an airlocked pump. An air lock is the restriction or stoppage of water flow caused by air being trapped in the pipe system. An airlock will prevent the pump from operating.
a. Depending on the water quality in your area, you may need to use a pre-filter. Bring in a water sample to determine if a pre-filter is needed.
b. Well water mineral levels may vary. Bring in a water sample to determine what extra steps may be necessary to get started.
2.) Mix 1 bottle of the Amerse Metal & Stain Control into at least 1 gallon of hot tub water and dilute. With jets on high, pour this solution into the hot tub. This removes excess magnesium and iron that causes bodies of water to turn cloudy and green.
3.) Remove one test strip from the FROG @ease Test Strip container and dip into your hot tub water. Remove and read immediately, basing the color off the range provided on the side of the tube. Each test strip reading is valid for up to 30 seconds after dipping the strip in water.
4.) Your Calcium level should be between 150 to 200 ppm. While the jets are still on add ½ oz. of Amerse Calcium Increaser to increase the hardness level 7 ppm. Continue to add until you reach the optimum Calcium Hardness level.
5.) Test the pH and alkalinity range. Your pH should be between 7.2 and 7.8. Alkalinity should be between 80 to 120 ppm.
a. If the pH and Alkalinity level is too high, above 7.8 and above 120 ppm, add ¼ oz or 1 ½ teaspoons of Amerse pH & Alkalinity Down. Let jets run for 30 minutes and test with test strip again. Repeat the process if the pH and Alkalinity continues to be too high.
b. If the pH level is too low, below 7.2 and below 80 ppm, add 1 oz or 2 tablespoons of pH and Alkalinity Down. Let jets run for 2 hours and retest with test strip again. If the pH and Alkalinity level continues to test too low, repeat the process.
c. Note: If your pH level is within the optimum range and your Alkalinity level is still low, you can use a separate product that will raise the Alkalinity level alone.
6.) Add the FROG Jump Start packet. Use 1 packet for every 600 gallons. This will establish an initial residual chlorine level of 0.5 to 1.0 ppm.
7.) Connect the top half, Blue FROG @ease Mineral Cartridge, to the bottom, Silver FROG @ease SmartChlor Cartridge. Twist the dial on the SmartChlor Cartridge to change the setting number for your tub:
a. 200-299 Gallons | Setting #1
b. 300-450 Gallons | Setting #2
c. 451-559 Gallons | Setting #3
d. 551-600 Gallons | Setting #4
8.) You may choose to remove the Floating System while using the tub. Immediately return system back into tub after use.
9.) When the FROG @ease Floating System flips completely over, it is time to change the SmartChlor Cartridge.
a. Each SmartChlor Cartridge will last about 3 to 4 weeks in an average 400 gallon tub.
b. Each Mineral Cartridge will need to be replaced every 4 months or when draining and refilling the hot tub.