Hot Tub Start Up – How to Fill a Hot Tub

Hot Tub Start Up – How to Fill a Hot Tub


Hi, my name is Maddiy and welcome
to Master Spas TV your place to learn how-to practically everything related to
your Master Spas hot tub or swim spa. 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. Make sure to check back for more of
Master Spas TV. And if you have ideas for future topics, make sure to leave it in the comments below or email us at [email protected] Thanks for watching
and see you next time

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