Your AquaCheck Pro 5 Way Test Strips test for 5 different items:
For our Bromine users you can draw a line through the purple row to remind you that it is not relevant for you.
|ITEM||IF LOW||IF HIGH|
|Total Chlorine||No adjustment required.||If total chlorine is high but free chlorine is low, it is an indication that the hot tub requires a shock treatment.|
This can be done by adding your weekly dose of CareFree or Mineraluxe Oxygen.
|Free Chlorine||Add 2 tsp CareFree Boost, Lithchlor, or Clean & Clear every 20 mins until desired result is achieved.||If a disc floater is in: remove it from the tub until levels come back into range.|
If a floater is not being used: open the cover and let the jets run for 20-40 mins.
If levels are extremely high you will see a brown ring around the Total Chlorine reading. In this case it is best to use Beachcomber’s Neutr-All to drop levels more quickly.
|pH||Always adjust alkalinity first.|
If pH is still low add 1 tbsp pH+ every 20 mins until desired result is achieved.
|Always adjust alkalinity first.|
If pH is still high add 1 tbsp pH- every 20 mins until desired result is achieved.
|Alkalinity||Add 1/4 cup of Resist. Check level after 20 mins, if still low add 2 tbsp every 20 mins until desired result is achieved.||Add 1 tbsp pH- every 20 mins until desired level is achieved.|
If extremely high due to using well or dugout water: bring in a sample to your water care specialist at the store and get a custom solution for dropping the levels faster using Acid Enhance.
*This is a rough guide based on averages.*
For most accurate measurements, bring in your sample to Backyard Leisure for a custom computer analysis and treatment guide.