Above Ground Spa Water Care Recommendations

At All Valley Backyard, we like simple.  We like the convenience of well thought out and engineered products, too.  So, we've now begun marketing the Spa Frog Easy system.  Quite literally, rather than pouring spa chlorine or bromine into your spa, and rather than dealing with the blue or yellow mineral stick, there is now a floating system that does all of this automatically without you having to administer the chemicals on your own.  Watch the video - a great, simple product to use and enjoy!!

Next, there is a new product out there called Silk Balance, and they have come up with a great water care system that actually goes hand-in-hand with the Frog Care system!!  So, rather than have all of the Leisure Time chemicals to administer with your Frog system, you can do it all with the Silk Balance system.  Check out the video below!  We're the exclusive dealer in the area!

Lastly, for those of you that want to treat your spa individually, for each different thing, then there are no better chemicals on this planet than the Leisure Time brand.  Effective, an absolute value, and they do what they say!  Please see below for our recommendations using Leisure Time and the other two systems for spa maintenance and spa care.

USING THE SPA FROG SYSTEM

  1. Make sure you have a new spa - if not, then get with your spa dealer and request a 'clean out' product that will need to be used prior to any new chemical system being used in your spa. The clean out will break down and get rid of old chemicals and 'stuff' in the water lines and hoses so that you can start new!
  2. Fill your spa up with water - we recommend a water filter be used when filling your spa. Also, when filled, you will power on your spa and then pour a bottle of Leisure Time "Metal Gon" into the water.
  3. Open the Frog Easy Care system (Blue and Grey box) and immediately dump the packet of chemicals in the water.
  4. Then, take the grey cartridge out and combine with the blue cartridge. Lock them together per the instructions.
  5. On the back of the grey cartridge, open the system to 2.5 (between 2 and 3 on the scale). Then, immerse the blue and grey cartridges into the water to get the air out.  Once done, let it float in your spa when you're not in it!
  6. In about a month, the grey cartridge will be toast - put a new one on the existing blue cartridge and again, set for 2.5 .
  7. When you've run through a total of four (4) grey cartridges, you will need a new system. Come in to All Valley to get! :)
  8. During this time, you will need the following Leisure Time chemicals to be administered from time to time: Renew, Spa Up, Spa Down, Foam Down, Spa Defender, Bright & Clear, etc. (However, if you're using the Silk Balance system with the Spa Frog system, then you will NOT need these products from Leisure Time.)
  9. ALWAYS clean your spa filter every two or three weeks - do NOT let it go for more than that!!
  10. You can go to the manufacturer's website here if you want more information:  Frog@easeSystem

USING THE SILK BALANCE SYSTEM

  1. Make sure you have a new spa - if not, then get with your spa dealer for the complete Silk Balance kit, which will include a product that will 'flush' your current spa and get it ready for the Silk Balance Water Care System.
  2. Fill your spa up with water - we recommend a water filter be used when filling your spa. Also, when filled, you will power on your spa and then pour a bottle of Leisure Time "Metal Gon" into the water.
  3. If you're using the Frog System with the Silk Balance, then see above first, then come back to this section...
  4. Pour the recommended amount of Silk Balance into the water - the cup (also the cap!) will have the gallon amounts listed, so simply pour the correct amount into the cap and then pour into your spa!  Do this ONCE A WEEK!!
  5. Next, when you get out of the spa after a 20-30 minute soak, throw a "Gem Packet" into the water and let the spa continue to run about 5 minutes.  This will take care of your immediate sanitation needs. (Note: A maximum of 3 Gems per week - so if you use your spa 5 times per week, then only put 3 Gems in for that week.)
  6. If you're not using the Frog system, then you'll need to use the Leisure Time chemicals called "Chlorine 56 Granulars" and the "Nature II Cartridge".
  7. ALWAYS clean your spa filter every two to three weeks - do NOT let it go for more than that!!
  8. You can go to the manufacturer's website here if you want more information:  SilkBalance

USING LEISURE TIME CHEMICALS

There are many Leisure Time chemicals to use, so here are a few of them, and what they do.. come in to All Valley to learn more about them and how they can be of benefit to you with your new existing spa.

  • Renew - used one time every two weeks to 'shock' the spa water
  • Bright & Clear - used as needed to make the water have more clarity
  • Spa Defender - used as needed to make the scum lines vanish
  • Metal Gon - used when filling your spa with all new water
  • Spa Up - used to increase the Ph on your spa
  • Spa Down - used to decrease the Ph on your spa
  • Spa 56 - used to put chlorine granules in your spa - for basic sanitation
  • Bromine - used instead of chlorine - for basic sanitation