Maintaining The Genesis Device
It is important to always keep your spa or hot tub water in balance. Maintaining the pH and the Alkalinity is part of being a spa owner.
The Genesis Device requires you to determine your power setting based upon your circulation time and your spa usage. The Genesis Device requires a minimum of 8 hours of circulation per day. If the spa is not circulating your Genesis is not generating Bromine. If you find that you are having trouble maintaining the desired level make sure the spa is circulating the required amount.
A spa that is frequently used will require a higher power setting then a spa that is less frequently used. If you have a low Bromine reading simply turn up the decease / increase dial on the face of the Genesis Device. Likewise, if you find that the Bromine level is high, turn the dial down. The Bromine level will then gradually reduce to the production rate required to suit your needs. Depending on the amount usage, circulation time, and type of spa, each spa owner’s setting will be different.
The Genesis can go up to 12 months before a drain and fill is required, unlike non equipped spas that require it every three months. The reason is because Genesis does not add unwanted chemical Bi-products like traditional chemicals do.
It is important to note that Sodium Bromide is not the only contributor to the TDS count in your water. Over time, the TDS count in your water will rise (from such things as residuals from other chemicals and minerals, and un-filterer-able material). It is advisable for you to test the TDS every few months to make certain it stays within range.
It is recommended to shower prior to entering any hot tub or spa. This will help prevent phosphate contamination and reduce the demand on the bromine.
Shocking your tub is recommended after heavy bather load.