Recommendations to save money on maintenance –
Further explanation in the Saltwater Spa Scriptures PDF download with purchase or can be ordered at no charge in store on this site.
ACE® Salt – Substitute with iodized table salt, canning and pickling salt or solar salt.
Concentrated Chlorinating Granules – DO NOT USE Replace with household bleach
MPS Oxidizer – Can use or substitute with 2 cups of household bleach monthly. Ozone eliminates need for this.
pH Up – Use small amounts of baking soda
pH Down – Use white vinegar
Defoamer – Use phosphate remover to keep foam down and reduce sanitizing load, enabling lower power setting
Stain & Scale Defense – Unnecessary in most cases
5-Way Test Strips
Clean Screen™ Pre-Filter – Only needed for well water, many hose filter substitutes available
Vanishing Act Calcium Removers – Do not use, will actually make water corrosive.
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