While ecoONE® eases the oxidation demand on your sanitizer it is not a registered sanitizer. Maintain the minimum recommended amount of sanitizer in your spa. This may range between .05 ppm and 3 ppm depending on your local regulatory agency guidelines.
At minimum, we recommend ozone and shocking weekly with a sanitizing shock such as ONEShock or dichlor.
OZONE:(Highly Recommended) Ozone is the most powerful and, arguably the safest sanitizer available. However, ozone oxidizes very quickly and does not create a 'residual' in the water. A minimum residual of chlorine should be used with ozone systems.
Use with ecoONE®: Shock weekly with ONEShock or dichlor per label instructions to kill any residual or resistant bacteria. May also use non-chlorine shock.
DICHLOR / ONEShock: (highly recommended) Highly effective and 'self-shocking,' ONEShock / dichlor is a balanced form of chlorine that can be used both as a sanitizing shock and residual sanitizer. When used correctly with the ecoONE® system, you will not experience chlorine smell, itching or rashes.
BROMINE: (compatible) Establish initial bromine levels per package instructions. Set floater for minimum dispersal and adjust as needed. Shock weekly with either dichlor, ONEShock or non-chlorine shock.
TRICHLOR: DO NOT USE (white pucks, similar in appearance to bromine) Never use trichlor as a spa sanitizer. It may damage your spa, cause respiratory issues and WILL void most spa's warranty.
BACTERICIDES / ALTERNATIVES
BIGUANIDE: (not recommended) Not tested for compatibility.
COPPER / SILVER: (compatible) Copper & silver based products are somewhat effective bactericides for spas. However, in the warm water, 'bacteria-friendly' environment of a hot tub, they should still be used with a chlorine shock such as ONEShock.
“ACTIVE OXYGEN:” (compatible) This is essentially non-chlorine shock being sold as a sanitizer. It is NOT a sanitizer. Works well with ozone. We recommend less expensive, non-chlorine shock instead (monosodium percarbonate or MSP).
MINERAL CARTRIDGES: (compatible, not necessary)
MAGNETS & MISC. GADGETS: mostly harmless – not sanitizers. Scientifically dubious.
SPA CARE GUIDE ALWAYS / NEVER
Simple spa care tips to “simplify your spa... naturally”
SHOWER FIRST: Take a quick, soap-less shower before entering your spa. This will help reduce the workload on ecoONE® and your sanitizer.
AIR IS GOOD: The introduction of oxygen in to the system enhances the efficacy of the ecoONE® system. Leave your jets and air intakes set to the “on” position between spa uses.
CLEAN YOUR FILTER. The ecoONE® system relies heavily on filtration. Regular cleaning of your cartridge filter will keep contaminants from getting back into the spa. For heavy bather load, consider using ecoONE® Enzyme Active Filter Booster.
MAINTAIN SANITIZER LEVELS: Safety first – Bacteria love a warm water environment
MAINTAIN WATER LEVEL: Water should be at least 3 inches above filter intake. Low water levels will lead to cloudy water.
SPA NAKED! Clothing tends to hold residual detergent which may cause foaming. (That's our story and we're sticking to it.)
Never use household cleaning products to clean or maintain your spa. The one exception is baking soda which can be used to raise pH or scrub out stains.
TRICHLOR: NEVER use 'trichlor' as a sanitizer for your spa. Trichlor is intended for use in pools and can cause damage to your spa as well as cause potential respiratory issues. USE OF TRICHLOR WILL VOID MOST SPA WARRANTIES!
AVOID CHEMICAL SOUP: With proper water balance and sanitizer levels, ecoONE® will 'recover' your spa with time and good filtration. Don't overdose with additional products. 24 hours of high filtration with ecoONE® is often as effective as a heavy dose of shock.
AVOID ACCIDENTS: Make sure the little ones use the potty before getting in to the spa. Urine will irrevocably crash your spa water.
NEVER SPA ALONE: (see “Spa Naked”:) While relaxing in your spa is a relaxing and well-being-enhancing experience, it is also a potentially dangerous place. Always use common sense around spa chemicals and electrical appliances. Don't overheat your spa.
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