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|Pristine and Ozone
One of the most frequently asked questions
we hear from spa owners is, “Can
I use PristineBlue® if my spa has an ozonator?”
The answer is, “Absolutely!”
Ozone technology has expanded into the spa market and gained popularity
in recent years. Most new spas come equipped with an ozonator either
as an option or a standard feature. Ozonators instantly disinfect
the water as it passes through the ozonating device and generally
do a great job. Many spa owners find that using an ozonator helps
keep the water clear and fresh-smelling.
A weakness of ozonators, though, is that they don’t provide residual,
or on-going, protection against bacteria. They aren’t effective
when the water isn’t circulating through them, and the ozone has
very short term effects on the water it has disinfected.
PristineBlue® is the perfect complement to an ozonator. While the
ozone does a great job killing bacteria quickly, PristineBlue® makes
sure it stays away by providing long-lasting protection, even when
the spa isn’t circulating.
If you’re considering purchasing a spa, an ozonator is a terrific
feature to have. And if you already have a spa equipped with an
ozonator, don’t hesitate to give PristineBlue® a try!
|Clean Your Spa Filter
Filter, Filter and Filter Some More
Filtration is a vital part of keeping your spa water crystal clear.
Most spa manufacturers recommend that water be circulated through
the spa filter a minimum of 6 to 8 hours a day, but you can never
filter too much. Be certain that your filtering schedule is adequate
for your spa volume and usage. Keep your filter in top shape by
soaking it in filter cleaner regularly and replace it as needed.
|Pristine Blue Shelf Life
|What is PristineBlue®'s shelf
PristineBlue® stays active indefinitely
and can be used from season to season if stored in a closed container
at a temperature above 32 degrees Fahrenheit. If PristineBlue® freezes,
product separation will occur and it won't be effective against
algae and bacteria in your pool. PristineClean and PristineCheck
last indefinitely regardless of temperature conditions. Unopened
packages of PristinePower will be most effective if used within
a year after purchased; opened packages of PristinePower should
be stored in a tightly sealed container and used as quickly as possible.
Test Kit tablet reagents should be replaced if more than one year
|Know Your Spa Volume
|Size does matter!
One of the most important pieces of information you can have
for your spa is the water volume in gallons. Whether you’re
adjusting pH, shocking, or adding PristineBlue®, knowing the
accurate water volume is essential to make sure you’re adding
the right amount of product. Using too much or too little of
some products can actually cause a problem to develop or get
In a spa, with its irregularly shaped seats and wells, the easiest
way to determine volume is by fill time. Time how long it takes
you to fill the spa, then using the same hose and water pressure,
time how long it takes you to fill a one-gallon container. Divide
the number of minutes it took to fill the spa by the number
of minutes it took to fill the gallon, and you’ll get a fairly
accurate water volume in gallons. EXAMPLE: It took 30 minutes
to fill a spa. You filled a gallon in 6 seconds, or 0.1 minutes.
30 divided by 0.1 equals 300 gallons.
|Pristine Blue Spa
If you’re like most people, you bought
your spa or hot tub with one idea in mind…Relaxation.
With PristineBlue® in your spa, you can
relax with the knowledge that the water is being treated without
the irritating effects of chlorine or bromine.
Water treated with PristineBlue® feels softer and looks
inviting without a chemical taste or odor. It’s gentle to equipment,
won’t foam, won’t bleach your swimsuit and you won’t believe how
good your skin will feel after a relaxing soak.
You can relax knowing that you don’t have to constantly test your
water and adjust the chemical levels…Just once every two weeks
does the trick.
Be sure you know the volume of your spa in gallons. Your spa dealer
can help you calculate the volume and assist you with all aspects
of spa ownership. They can analyze your water and recommend products
and their phone number should be the first one you dial when you
have a question.
Pristine Blue Spa Startup
Start Up on PristineBlue®
1. Drain spa and refill. Replace or clean filter thoroughly.
2. Balance water:
- Total Alkalinity: 50-90 ppm
- pH: 7.2-7.6
- Calcium Hardness: 100-300 ppm
3. Add 10 milliliters of PristineCheck® per 100 gallons
of water. Circulate 2-4 hours.
4. Shock with 5 milliliters (or 1 teaspoon) of PristineExtra® per
100 gallons of water. Circulate 2-4 hours.
5. Clean the filter.
6. Add 5 milliliters of PristineBlue® per 100 gallons
After each use of the spa, shock with 5 milliliters (or 1 teaspoon)
of PristinePower® per 100 gallons of water. (Make sure
to have jets on, and run them about 10-15 minutes, so the PristinePower®
will not just drop to the bottom.)
Every Two Weeks
1. Balance the water.
2. Test PristineBlue® level and add according to the
Spa Dosage Chart.
3. Add 5 milliliters of PristineClean® per 100 gallons
4. Add 1 milliliter of PristineClear® per 100 gallons
5. Use PristineMisttm once every 4 to 6 weeks to prevent
odor and discoloration to the underside of the spa cover.
(Most spa professionals recommend
that you drain and refill your spa every 3 months.)
Hints and Tips
Use these helpful ideas to operate your spa safely, efficiently
- Always shower before using the spa. Lotions, body oil, sweat,
etc. may cloud the water.
- Dry the spa surface before replacing the cover. This will prevent
odor and lengthen the life of the cover.
- Do not use household cleaners on the spa.
- Do not use the spa under the influence of alcohol, narcotics
or other drugs that can cause drowsiness.
- If you are pregnant, consult your physician before using a spa.
- PristineBlue® cannot be stored below 32˚ Fahrenheit.
Your spa dealer and PristineBlue® technical support are always glad to answer your questions.
|Is PristineBlue® compatible with
One advantage of the PristineBlue® Water
Treatment System is its compatibility with a variety of surfaces,
filters and chemicals. It is important to realize, however, that
like all chemicals, PristineBlue® may react with certain products
and create problems in your pool and spa. Below is an outline of
the products which may be used with PristineBlue® and those to avoid.
- Acids, pH down products, alkalinity down products, filter aids.
- Metal out products, stain and scale products, algicides, alkalinity
up products, calcium and flocculates. Use of these products are
not needed and may cause PristineBlue® to be ineffective in controlling
algae and bacteria.
- Chlorine and bromine. Unlike most other alternative products,
a significant advantage of the PristineBlue® system is its compatibility
with primary disinfectants such as chlorine. When swimmer or user
load is particularly heavy, or when there are unusual risks of contamination,
PristineBlue® may be used in combination with at least a 0.3 ppm
chlorine residual to ensure immediate neutralization of bacteria.
To achieve this increased level of protection in a PristineBlue®
pool or spa, we recommend simply placing a chlorine tablet or stick
in the floater, feeder or skimmer and running the filter continuously
during this exceptional use period. After conditions return to normal
and you no longer need the type of protection in a residential pool
or spa that only the most harsh chemicals (such as chlorine) can
provide, you may discontinue its use and return again to the satisfaction
of chlorine-free PristineBlue® water. The nominal amount of chlorine
used on these rare occasions will dissipate and be gone forever
within a few hours.
NOT OK - PristineBlue® is not compatible
with any polymeric biguanide or hydrogen peroxide product and when
converting a pool from these chemicals to PristineBlue®, it is very
important to carefully follow the procedures outlined in the Pool
and Spa Care Guide.
- Vinyl, fiberglass, cured plaster, acrylic and painted pool surfaces.
- Newly constructed gunite, marcite, unpainted plaster and unpainted
concrete pools. PristineBlue® is compatible with all types of pool
surfaces and construction, but we discourage the use of the PristineBlue®
system during the first six months as there is slight risk that
the pool surface could be chemically stained before it has had time
to fully cure. Bleaching agents (chlorine or bromine) are more appropriate
during this period. PristineBlue® can be used in most situations
after the pool is approximately 6 months old.
- Diatomaceous Earth (D.E.) filters, low rate sand filters, high
rate sand filters and cartridge filters. Due to the ability of D.E.
filters and some cartridge filters to filter very fine particles
it may be necessary to shock these pools with PristinePower more
often than pools with sand filters to keep down back pressure.
NOT OK - Freezing temperatures.
Undiluted PristineBlue® products must be protected from freezing.
Once the products are added to your pool, freezing has little effect.
- Ozone. Ozone has a quick kill but has a very short residual allowing
bacteria and algae to re-grow. PristineBlue®'s extremely long residual
prevents algae and bacteria from coming back.
|Water Balance is the Key
An essential element in maintaining any body of water is what professionals
refer to as water balance. Water balance involves several parameters
that must be maintained within certain ranges to make the water
comfortable and clear and to optimize the effectiveness of the chemicals
being added to the water.
In using PristineBlue®,
the most important parameters are total alkalinity and pH.
• Total Alkalinity: 50-90 ppm
• pH: 7.2-7.6
There are a variety of test kits and products on the market to measure
and adjust these parameters. If you need help determining or adjusting
your water balance, take a water sample to your dealer for a thorough
Increasing total alkalinity or adding
calcium to a pool or spa already on the PristineBlue® Water Treatment
System may tie up the biological effectiveness of PristineBlue®
and cause green or cloudy water.
The chemicals used to balance water
are sold under many different brand names such as "Alkalinity Plus"
and "pH Down". Ask your retailer to help you select the correct
water balance chemicals for your pool or spa. If Calcium Hardness
is over 300 ppm, use 1 ounce of PristineCheck per 1,000 gallons
of water during routine two-week maintenance or dilute pool/spa
water with water low in calcium.
|Many Factors Can Contribute to
Dirt, dead algae or dead bacteria
Shock with 10 milliliters (or 2 teaspoons)
of PristineExtra® per 100 gallons of water, filter
2 hours then clean the filter.
Failure to shock after each use
Shock with 5 milliliters (or 1 teaspoon)
of PristinePower® per 100 gallons of water.
Cause- Water out of balance
Test pH and alkalinity and adjust as needed.
Cause- Insufficient filtration
Increase filtration cycles.
Cause- Failure to use PristineCheck®
in start up or PristineClear® in maintenance steps.
Follow directions in Start Up and Every
Two Weeks Maintenance sections.
|What causes "swimmer's
Swimmer's hair can be the result of such
factors as acidic water (low pH), iron or manganese in the water,
and electrolysis from water moving through recirculation pipes at
excessive velocities. It is seldom caused by the water treatment
chemicals in a properly maintained pool. It is always a good idea
to wet hair with tap water before entering any pool or spa to minimize
the absorption of chemicals by your hair. It is also important to
rinse hair after swimming. Health and beauty experts recommend using
a leave-in conditioner on chemically treated hair before entering
a pool or spa. The best preventative for swimmer's hair is keeping
the pH in the 7.2 - 7.6 range, avoiding over-treatment with PristineBlue®
and using PristineClean on a regular basis. Refer to the Pool &
Spa Care Guide for complete instructions. There are commercial products
available should hair discoloration occur. Below is a list of some
of these products. Discoloration can also be removed by washing
the hair in a mild vinegar solution followed with a mild baking
soda solution to neutralize the vinegar, or rinse hair with warm
water containing dissolved aspirin.
- Alared (manufactured by Redken)
- Baby shampoo
- Shampoo containing chelating agent EDTA (ethylenediamene
Non-Chlorine Water System
The PristineBlue® non-chlorine
water system consists of six products:
PristineBlue® is used to treat pools or spas, and is available in eight ounce,
quarts and half gallons.
the cornerstone of the system, is
an environmentally friendly algicide and bactericide.
a non-chlorine shock, dissolves quickly
and removes odors and organic materials, contaminants and body
oils that could build up and cause cloudy or dull water.
inhibits scale formation and metal
controls calcium and prepares pool
or spa water before start-up with PristineBlue®.
is a sodium di-chlor shock used in
clears cloudy water in pools and spas
bringing suspended particles together enabling the filtration
system to better remove them from the water.