Cal Clarity II Bromine GeneratorThis is for spa owners with the Cal Clarity II bromine generator.
The Cal Clarity II bromine generator automatically generates and releases free bromine into the spa water. You will still need to test for bromine and occasionally adjust it to return the bromine level to the baseline.
Do NOT add chlorine when you use a bromine generator!
This page explains the following topics:
Starting the spa with fresh water
Testing the water for bromine
Setting the Cal Clarity II for automatic operation (modes and settings)
Starting the Spa with Fresh WaterPrior to filling a spa for the first time, or after a routine draining, you will want to follow this start-up plan to extend water life and performance. Refer to the figure at right.
Use 1.2 lbs. per 100 gallons, or .5 kg per 378 liters.
Testing the Water for Bromime
In addition to testing the water for levels of calcium, alkalinity, and
pH, you also need to test for bromine and total dissolved solids (TDS).
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more on chemical balance.
Cal Clarity II SettingsBefore entering the spa, the bromine level should be tested. The bromine generator can only produce bromine when:
- the spa is running,
- Bromicharge™ has been added, and
- the bromine generator is in the proper mode.
ON / Maintenance Mode
Press the Boost button briefly while the jets are running. The system will activate in Maintenance Mode and the word ON will appear on the display.
Adjusting the Maintenance Mode
To adjust the Maintenance Mode bromine level, press and hold the Prog button for two seconds. A number will flash showing the Maintenance Mode bromine level. Press the UP or DOWN buttons to raise or lower it. After seven seconds, the number will stop flashing, meaning the bromine level is active. Press the Boost button to return Maintenance Mode.
The Boost Mode is used each time you use the spa. Press the Boost button once to activate the Boost Mode. A number with a dash before and after it will flash for about five seconds showing the boost level. This number corresponds to the number of bathers. While the number is flashing, press the UP or DOWN buttons to raise or lower it. When the number stops flashing, the system will remain in Boost Mode.
Using the Diagnostic Mode
Press and hold the Prog button for two seconds. When the flashing number appears, press the Prog button a second time. An animation will appear, and within 10 seconds the TDS level will be shown.
Press and hold the Boost button for two seconds. The system will shut off and the word OFF will appear on the display.
Operating ModesMaintenance Mode
Maintenance Mode is the “everyday” mode and is automatically on when the system is activated. Its primary function is to keep the bromine level at a stable and acceptable range when the spa is not being used.
Use the Boost Mode each time you use the spa. Boost Mode increases the bromine generation rate to attack pollutants in the water. Activating the Boost Mode when you enter the spa will prevent inadequate bromine levels and will regenerate your bromine to the proper residual level.
The Diagnostic Mode indicates the Bromicharge™ salt level of your spa. This is a useful tool when adding BromiCharge™ to the water. Keep the TDS level indicators in the green zone and value between 11 and 14 for optimal performance.