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PristineBlue spa start up & maintenance
Converting your Spa or Hot tub from Chlorine to Bromine 
Pristine Blue Spa & Hot tub Start up Kit, PristineBlue, Pristine Power, Pristine Check, Pristine Clean, Pristine Extra, Pristine ClearStarting or Converting a Spa or Hot tub to Pristine Blue®

Drain & Start with fresh water

Special note:  If your spa has been operational or NOT operational for any period of time, we strongly recommend treating the spa FIRST with a spa plumbing cleaner such as Spa System Flush, Spa Purge, Swirl Away or AquaFinesse SpaCleaner

Cleaning the plumbing lines gets rid of stuff hiding in those concealed places where bacteria & problems hide & breed.  For more information about bio-films, please read this information.



  • Start with a clean spa.
  • For improved results, use the Pristine Fill pre-filter to remove mineral & other contaminants before they get in your spa.
  • KNOW THE SPA’S VOLUME.  Almost all “problems” arise from the fact that spa owners don’t know the proper gallonage of their ho tub. 
  • Make sure the water is in balance.  Water balance in a Pristine Blue® spa is a little different than in most spas.  Maintain these Pristine Blue® levels for the best in product effectiveness and efficiency.  The levels you need to attain are:
    pH - 7.2 to 7.6
    Total Alkalinity – 50 to 90 ppm (this is the most important difference)
    Calcium Hardness – 175 to 275 ppm
    SpaBoss® Water Balancers and SpaBoss® Cleaners such as pH Increaser, Decreaser, Total Alkalinity Increaser, Calcium Hardness Increaser are 100% compatible with Pristine Blue®.  All cleaners & accessory chemicals such as SpaBoss Ultra Conditioner, are also 100% compatible.
  • Add 10 milliliters of Pristine Check® per 100 gallons of water. Circulate 2 to 4 hours.

  • Shock with 5 milliliters of Pristine Extra® per 100 gallons. Circulate 2 to 4 hours.

  • Clean the Filter thoroughly.

  • Add 5 milliliters of Pristine Blue® per 100 gallons of water. Run filter one hour.

After each use of the spa, shock with (2 oz) of Pristine Power per 500 gallons.

When Converting a Biguanide (BaquaSpa® or Soft Soak®) Spa to Pristine Blue®, DRAIN THE WATER, do not attempt to convert.

Important Note:  DO NOT ADD ANY PRISTINE BLUE FOR THE NEXT 2 (TWO) WEEKS.  MAINTAIN pH 7.2 TO 7.6.  After 2 weeks, check Pristine Blue® level and top-up as needed.

Continue with regular Pristine Blue® Maintenance.

Every two weeks:

  • Balance the water.
       Total Alkalinity 30-90 ppm (DO NOT allow the Total Alkalinity to go over this level)
        pH 7.2-7.6

  • Test PristineBlue® (copper) level and add PristineBlue® according to the chart below.

  • Add 5 milliliters of Pristine Clean® per 100 gallons of spa water. (2 oz. per 500 gallons)

  • Add 5 milliliters of Pristine Clear® per 100 gallons of spa water. (2 oz. per 500 gallons)

Every Month:

  • Shock with 5 milliliters of Pristine Extra® per 100 gallons.

  • Spray the underside of your spa or hot tub cover with Pristine Mist to prevent odor & discoloration

                                      Gallons of Spa Water

PB Level 150 200 300 400 500 700
0.1 ppm 10 10 15 18 24 36
0.2 6 10 12 18 21 30
0.3 6 10 12 15 18 27
0.4 6 6 10 12 15 21
0.5 3 6 6 10 12 15
0.6 3 3 6 6 10 12
0.7 3 3 3 3 6 10
0.8 0 0 3 3 3 3
0.9 0 0 0 0 0 0

                                                Milliliters of PristineBlue® to add

PLEASE NOTE:  All Pristine Blue® Spa treatment additions are in MILLILITERS not ounces.  Use the measuring cup that came with your start up kit.

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