Refilling Your Spa

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Refilling your spa with fresh water

Your spa should be drained every four to six months and refilled with fresh tap water. After you have drained your spa, refill it in this manner. Click here to learn how to drain the spa.

Remove the cartridge from filter canister.

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Unscrew the cartridge and remove it

While the spa is filling up, this is a good time to prepare the filter.

If you need to clean the filter, it will need to soak for 24 hours in filter cleaning solution, so it’s a good idea to have a second filter on hand. Click here for more information on cleaning the filter.

If you need to replace the filter, soak it in a bucket of water for 30 minutes before it’s placed in the spa. A dry filter can allow air into the filtration system which can cause the pump to fail to prime.

Fill the spa.

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Place a garden hose in the filter canister and fill your spa with regular tap water about six inches from the top. If the water level is too low or too high, your spa will not operate properly.

warning.gifAlways fill the spa through the filter canister! Failure to do so may cause air to be trapped in the filtration system and prevent the pumps from operating properly.

warning.gifNever fill your spa with soft water.

Soft water makes it impossible to maintain the proper water chemistry and may cause the water to foam, which will ultimately harm the finish of the spa and void your warranty.

Turn on power to the spa.

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When the spa is filled to the correct level, turn on the power at the GFCI breaker. (Ensure that 120V spas are connected to the proper electrical outlet.)

Prime the pump

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Your spa will perform a self-diagnostic check and go into priming mode. When the control panel displays PR, do the following:

  1. Press the JETS button to turn on the pump and let it run for 10 seconds. The pump should be running in low speed.
  2. Press the JETS buttons again and let the pump run in high speed for 10 seconds.
  3. Press the JETS button again to turn off the pump. The pump should be left off for 10 to 15 seconds.
  4. Repeat steps a through c until water is flowing through all the jets and all air is removed from the plumbing.

If spa fails to prime, there could be an air pocket at the suction side of the pump. Click here for  priming instructions.

Install the filter into the filter cannister

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Make sure the filter has soaked at least 30 minutes before you install it.

Let the spa heat up

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When the spa has finished priming, the heater will activate. Put the cover on and let the spa run for two hours.

Adjust water chemistry

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After the spa has run for two hours, test and adjust the water chemistry. Click here for instructions on water chemistry.

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A Full Spectrum of Water Clarity for Your Cal Spas Hot Tub

Cal Spas is advanced when it comes to industry-leading water filtration and cleaning systems keep your tub immaculate across years of use. Bringing you everything you need, with the preference you want, to keep your spa water crystal clear. Here is a full spectrum of everything you need to know when it comes to deciding which methods to use when it comes to spa maintenance.

Bio-Clean™ Antimicrobial Filter with TeleWeir Gate: A special antibacterial agent within the fabric of each Cal Spas filter helps towards off growth of microbes and bacteria. A TeleWeir Gate prevents debris from re-entering the spa’s water system.

Synergy or Hybrid Clear Water System Pure Clean™: Cal Spas utilize a combination of both Ozone and UV water treatment technologies in order to keep the soothing waters of your tub properly cleansed at all times. Each Cal Spas treatment system combines water filtration with powerful purification technologies to make every soak immaculate.

Effective Water Management System: Filters are designed to be both easily accessible and to allow for balanced filtration. When you choose a Cal Spas tub, the days of fumbling for awkwardly placed filters and navigating complex chemical balances are over. In fact, managing the waters of your tub is almost as stress-free as easing into it.

Cal Pure™ Salt System: Cal Spa’s Cal Pure™ II Salt System is an environmentally friendly sanitation mechanism that instantly transforms salt into bromine, keeping the warm, bubbling waters of your spa clean and pristine around the clock. This perpetual sanitation cycle not only kills bacteria but also algae and other pathogenic organisms that can harm humans. A dedicated digital topside display monitors spa salt levels for proper water salinity.

• Reduced use of costly chemicals
• Automatic bromine generator
• No floaters or feeders
• Odorless, silky water
• No quarterly draining
• No scum lines
• ETL listed

PureSilk™ Ozonator: The Eco-friendly PureSilk Ozonator by Cal Spas features exclusive moisture-sensing technology that instantly eliminates bacteria through exposure to the Ozone while minimizing the use of costly chemicals required by other tub brands.

Tru Blue™ Vacuum Safety Break: Cal Spas engineers place the safety of bathers at the highest priority. Our lifesaving Tru Blue™ Vacuum Safety Break feature prevents entrapment by automatically reducing water flow in the event of an obstruction. It’s a unique safety feature that Cal Spas is proud to standard across our entire spa and tub product line.

Aquatic Power and Strength You Can Rely Upon: While some tubs come only with an on/off switch, Cal Spas offers a dynamic hydrotherapeutic experience in each design. Our tubs’ low-speed settings are ideal for filtration and long, relaxing soaks while our high-speed settings offer comforting, pressurized massage to overworked muscles and joints. Cal Spas hot tubs efficiently increase their luxurious temperatures with state-of-the-art 5.5 kW Titanium heaters that provide years of reliable heating performance.

Eliminator™ Power Frame Pump: This high-performance pump efficiently circulates and filters your spa’s relaxing waters on low speed while delivering unmatched performance and durability on high speed. It’s just one of the ways Cal Spas delivers both relaxing comfort and tough love to whatever ails you.

Quiet Clean™ 100% Filtration System: Available as an optional feature across our entire line of tubs, Quiet Clean™ 100% Filtration System is comprised of a 24-hour circulating pump that constantly and quietly heats the water, so your luxurious home spa is ready to comfort you whenever you need it. The Quiet Clean™ system can help reduce energy costs by minimizing pump operation when your tub isn’t being used.