Hot Tub Start Up - How to Fill a Hot Tub

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In this episode, we're gonna learn how to fill up our Master Spas hot tub.

Here are the things you'll want to have handy to make this go as smooth as possible

phillips-head screwdriver, a garden hose with pre-filter, and a sequestering agent

to help with initial water treatment.

If you're a new owner, filling up your hot tub for the first time,

there's a few things you want to make sure are done before adding water.

Make sure your hot tub is in its final resting area it's

nearly impossible to move once there's water in it. Next, we need to remove the

front cabinet section this is the side where the control panel is. Make sure the

pump connections are tightened and secure these can come loose during

transportation or by the electrician trying to make their connection in the

spa pack. We even suggest keeping the front cabinet section off until your hot

tub is filled up and running, as long as that's the same day. Removing this

cabinet section is easy. Once that prep work is done you're ready to fill up your Master Spa.

First grab your garden hose and pre-filter. A pre-filter is really handy as it removes

suspended solids as well as heavy metals found in your source water.

Contact your local Master Spas dealer if you need one.

We strongly suggest using this as it helps treat your spa water properly and faster.

Next, go ahead and remove the filter closest to the control panel. You want to

have water flowing directly through this fitting. This will force air out of the

pump and plumbing line which includes the heater and it will help avoid an

airlock situation when you start up your hot tub. Just keep an eye out to make

sure no other items like leaves make their way down this fitting as they

could get stuck in the plumbing pump or even the heater.

If you have a filter area that looks like this just go ahead and do what's shown.

Now we're ready to turn the water on. Get back to the hot tub and make sure the hose has stayed in place.

Once the water level has filled the footwell you should add the sequestering

agent to further combat suspended minerals in the water. Just check out the

back of the bottle to see how much you need to add. It's best to give this about

30 minutes to filter through your spa once it's running before adding any

other chemicals. So now it's the waiting game. How fast your hot tub fills up

depends on the size of your Master Spa and the water pressure at your house.

If you do walk away from the hot tub while it's filling it's a good idea to set a

timer as you may forget about it otherwise. You'll want to add enough

water to get it to the minimum safe water level. This is really the ideal

level as the water level will rise once people start getting in the hot tub. It

can be slightly higher than this but should never be lower. Once you're there go

ahead and turn off the garden hose, remove it and replace your filter.

If the licensed electrician has already connected your hot tub, turn the breaker on.

Once power is initiated to your hot tub it will go through a priming mode.

The purpose of the priming mode is to manually activate each spa pump prior to the

automatic heat cycle being started. Typically cycling each pump a few times

will prime or purge any air from that pumps plumbing. The automatic heat cycle

will begin four to five minutes after the priming mode starts. Once this is

done we need to check to make sure the pump connections are tight. You'll know

they're tight if no water is dripping from them. We can now put the cabinet

panel back on. That's it, your hot tub is now full and ready for the next steps.

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