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HYDROPOOL
système de
brome
à l’eau salée
Guide du
propriétaire
Hydropool Industries :
Tél : 905.565.6810
Sans frais : 1.800.465.2933
Télécopieur : 905.565.6820
Courriel : info@hydropoolhottubs.com
www.hydropoolhottubs.com
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HYDROPOOL
salt water
bromine
system
Owner’s
Manual
Hydropool Industries:
Tel: 905.565.6810
Toll Free: 1.800.465.2933
Fax: 905.565.6820
Email: info@hydropoolhottubs.com
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This Owners Manual pertains to the
Hydropool Salt water Bromine system only
table of contents
Customer Assistance......................................................................1
The Affect of sodium bromide (liquid, 35%) on TDS levels...........4
Important User Safety Precautions................................................2
Start-up and Operating Instructions
How it Works (the technology explained).....................................3
Filling, Checking and Starting Your Spa............................ 5
Conditioning the Water...................................................... 5
Starting the System and Determining Output Setting..... 6
Maintaining Sodium bromide in your water.................... 6
Glossary of Common Water Maintenance Terms..........................4
What To Do If You Have Low or No Bromine Reading..............7
Technical Features.........................................................................3
Water Balance Troubleshooting chart.......................................8
IMPORTANT: Before adding water to your spa - please ensure that you have had
your source water supply (the water that will be used to fill your spa) tested by your
Hydropool dealer
CUSTOMER ASSISTANCE
For assistance with specific water quality issues: please contact your local Hydropool
RetailerFor technical information on the Hydropool Salt Water Bromine System: please contact
Hydropool Industries
All statements, technical information and recommendations
in this Owners Manual, and in any product guides, manuals
or related documents are believed to be reliable. However, the
accuracy and completeness therefore are not intended to be
nor should they be understood to be representations or warranties pertaining to the product(s) described.
The Hydropool Salt Water Bromine System has been
designed to be used exclusively on residential spas
in noncommercial applications. Hydropool Industries will not
be responsible for any liabilities, product warranties and/or
claims that may arise as a result of use of this system for
commercial applications.
IMPORTANT: Please consult municipality guidelines
for draining salt water hot tubs & pools.
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Important user safety Precautions
Read and follow all instructions contained in this manual and on the equipment labels
WARNINGS
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19 Do not allow Children to operate this device.
20 Risk of Electric Shock: Connect only to an electrical
circuit protected by a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI).
Replace damaged electrical cords or connections immediately.
No user serviceable parts! Should this device become
inoperative, turn the output-setting dial to the OFF
position and contact a qualified dealer service person
immediately.
1 Children should NOT use a spa
without alert adult supervision.
2 Children should not enter a spa where
water temperature exceeds body
temperature (37˚C / 98.6˚F).
Prolonged immersion in water temperatures in excess
of 38˚C (100˚F) may be injurious to your health. We
recommend establishing lower temperatures and
shorter use periods for young children and/or those
users potentially affected by hot temperatures. Always
confirm water temperature with an accurate
thermometer before entering your swim spa.
Do not allow children to submerge their head
under water.
Do not use a spa unless all suction guards are
installed to prevent body and hair entrapment. Do not
sit in front of, or on top of the suction fittings or
skimmer, as this will obstruct proper circulation and
may result in personal injury.
Never operate the spa pumps at high speed with
out having all suction and return lines open.
Always keep the hardcover installed and locked when
the spa is not in use.
People using medications and/or having any adverse
medical history should consult a physician before using
a spa.
People with infectious diseases should not use a spa.
Exercise caution when entering or exiting a spa.
Where practical, install a safety grab bar or handrail.
Turn off the jets before entering the spa to improve
visibility of the steps or flat entry area.
To avoid unconsciousness and possible drowning, do
not use drugs or alcohol before or during the use of a spa.
Pregnant woman should consult a physician before
using a spa.
Do not use a spa immediately following strenuous
exercise.
Do not permit or use electric appliances (such as a light,
telephone, radio or television) within 1.5 m (5 ft) of this
spa, unless such appliances are rated at 12VDC or less.
Test the GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) monthly.
Post emergency phone numbers for Police, Fire Dept.,
and Ambulance at the nearest phone.
Maintain water chemistry/balance in accordance with
manufacturer’s instruction
Electrical connections must be completed by a licensed
electrical professional.
HYPERTHERMIA
Since your spa can be set to reach temperatures of 40˚C
(104˚F), users should be aware that extended submersion in
water that exceeds normal body temperature can lead to
hyperthermia.
The causes, symptoms and effects of hyperthermia may be
described as follows:
Hyperthermia occurs when the internal temperature of the
body reaches several degrees above the normal
body temperature of 37˚C (98.6˚F). The symptoms of
hyperthermia include drowsiness, lethargy, and an increase
in the internal temperature of the body. The effects of
hyperthermia include:
• Unawareness of impending hazard
• Failure to perceive heat
• Failure to recognize the need to exit the spa
• Physical inability to exit the spa
• Fetal damage in pregnant woman
• Unconsciousness resulting in the danger of drowning
If you sense any of the symptoms of hyperthermia,
safely exit the spa immediately.
WARNING
THE USE OF ALCOHOL, DRUGS OR
MEDICATION CAN SIGNIFICANTLY
INCREASE THE RISK OF FATAL
HYPERTHERMIA.
WARNING
Operating the Hydropool Salt Water
Bromine System without water flow
through the electrode cell can cause a
build-up of flammable gases, which can
result in FIRE or EXPLOSION
Save the se instructions
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Technical Features
CONTROLLER
• Input: 240VAC – automatic voltage input selection
• Low 28 Watt power consumption; < 0.5 amp
• Nema Standard waterproof enclosure
• Up to 12 power level output settings to accommodate
swim spas up to 8300 litres ( ~ 2200 US gallons)
• one touch bromine ‘boost’ feature doubles bromine
production output (swim spas only)
ELECTRODES
• Maintenance free synthetic graphite electrodes
• Electrode automatic self-cleaning: polarity reversal
significantly extends electrode life
• automatic voltage input selection
HOW IT WORKS
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GLOSSARY OF COMMON WATER MAINTENANCE TERMS
1 CHLORINE – in granular, liquid or puck/tablet form, is an oxidant and biocidal agent. It is very effective and fast acting.
Recommended chlorine residual level is 3.0 to 5.0 ppm.
2 CHLORAMINES – a compound formed when chlorine combines with nitrogen or ammonia present in the water. When
allowed to go unchecked, it causes eye and skin irritation and is indicated by a strong chlorine odour.
3 ONE-PART BROMINE – also available in puck/tablet form, is another type of oxidant/biocidal agent, and is introduced
into the spa water via a brominator. Recommended bromine residual level is 3.0 to 5.0 ppm
4 TWO-PART BROMINE – composed of a liquid or powder component introduced manually into the water on a weekly
basis, and a granular component that is added daily or as the spa is used.
5 BROMAMINES – are formed when bromine destroys nitrogen-bearing organic matter. Unlike chloramines, bromamines
don’t cause eye irritation, however, when allowed to go unchecked, will cause an objectionable odour.
6 SHOCK – the practice of adding an oxidizing agent to water to destroy ammonia, nitrogenous and organic contaminants
(chloramines and bromamines)
7 pH – a logarithmic value expressing the relative acidity or basicity of a substance (such as water) as indicated by the
hydrogen ion concentration. pH is expressed as a number on a scale of 0 to 14, where 0 is most acidic, 1 to 7 being acidic,
7 considered neutral, 7 to 14 being basic, and 14 being most basic. The ideal range for spa water is 7.4 to 7.6 ppm
8 pH INCREASER – raises the pH level of the water.
9 pH DECREASER – lowers the pH level of the water.
10 TOTAL ALKALINITY (TA) – the amount of carbonate, bicarbonate and hydroxide compounds present in the water that
determines the ability or capacity of the water to resist change in pH. Also known as the ‘buffering’ capacity.
11 ALKALINITY BOOSTER – raises the alkalinity.
12 CALCIUM HARDNESS – the calcium portion of the total alkalinity which represents 70 to 75% of total hardness.
Calcium concentrations determine whether water is ‘soft’ - too little calcium, or ‘hard’ -too much calcium.
13 CALCIUM BOOSTER – increases the calcium level.
14 TOTAL DISSOLVED SOLIDS (TDS) – a measure of the total amount of dissolved matter in the water (calcium,
carbonates, bicarbonates, magnesium, metallic compounds, etc.)
15 SEQUESTERANTS (STAIN AND SCALE CONTROLLERS) – keeps dissolved metals and minerals in the water
from attacking the spa shell and support equipment components.
16 DEFOAMER – removes foam build-up from the water surface. At best, this is a temporary remedy, as excessive foam
is merely a symptom of improper water balance (typically high organic residue and/or high pH).
17 CARTRIDGE FILTER CLEANER – degreases and cleans cartridge filters.
18 OZONATOR – generates Ozone (a gaseous molecule composed of 3 atoms of oxygen) and is injected into the water for
the oxidation of contaminants.
19 TEST KIT – used to monitor specific chemical residual or demands in the water. May be in the form of litmus strips or liquid drops.
20 PPM – abbreviation for ‘parts per million’, the unit of measurement used in chemical testing which indicates the parts
by weight in relation to one million parts by weight of water. Essentially identical to the term mg/L - milligrams per liter.
THE Affect OF SODIUM BROMIDE ON TDS LEVELS
The addition of 35% concentrate liquid sodium bromide at
the recommended ratio of 1 liter per 250 liters (100 US gallons), will increase the TDS level by approximately 1700ppm,
± 200 ppm. Therefore, the final ‘normal’ TDS level will be:
(TDS reading from CONDITIONING THE WATER FOR THE
HYDROPOOL SALT WATER BROMINE SYSTEM -p.5) +
(approximately 1700) = ‘normal’ operating TDS level
Over time, the TDS level in the water will increase due to
such contributors as residuals from other chemicals, TDS
in ‘top-up’ water and other unfilterable material introduced in the course of normal spa use. Check the TDS level
monthly to ensure that it is within the recommended range.
Regardless of what your water testing facility suggests,
with a Hydropool Salt Water Bromine System, draining
your water is not required until the TDS level reaches
3500 ppm.
For example, if the initial TDS reading is 300 ppm,
after the addition of liquid sodium bromide at the
recommended ratio, the final TDS level will now be 2000
ppm ( 300 + 1700).
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START-UP AND OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Before proceeding, ensure that the INCREASE/DECREASE dial on the Hydropool Salt Water Bromine System controller is in the
OFF position. For filling and start-up details, refer to section FILLING, CHECKING AND STARTING YOUR Spa in the Hydropool
Owners Manual supplied with your spa.
IMPORTANT: Before adding water to your spa - please ensure that you have had your source
water supply (the water that will be used to fill your spa) tested by your Hydropool retailer,
and after filling and starting your spa, your water is balanced to within the recommended
parameters before starting the Hydropool Salt Water Bromine System. DO NOT FILL SPA WITH WATER
FROM A WATER SOFTENER AND ENSURE ALL OTHER CHEMICALS ARE PHOSPHATE FREE.
Follow each step in order - do not skip a step!
Wait 15 minutes between each step!
Always add chemicals to water - never add water to chemicals!
Conditioning the Water For the hydropool salt water bromine system
Step 1
pH:
TA (Total Alkalinity):
Calcium Hardness:
TDS:
Ensure that the source water supply has been tested
and balanced to within the following recommended
parameters:
7.4 – 7.6
80-120 ppm
100-200 ppm
500 ppm or less (50-300 ppm ideal)
Step 2 (see chart on page 6)
Add 35% concentrate liquid sodium bromide* to the water per the recommended amount to establish a level of 1700 +/- 200 ppm..
To ensure thorough mixing, pour contents of the bottle evenly over the surface of the water and operate pump 1 (P1) low speed
for a minimum of 1 hour. This Salt Water System will perform optimally with a sodium bromide level between 1700 and 2000
ppm. Use the special sodium bromide test strips provided to verify level.
*IMPORTANT: For spas equipped with a Salt Water bromine system, application instructions on container label do not
apply. Follow instructions in this manual only.
Step 3
This step is only required during the initial start-up. Depending on water volume, it may take up to 48 hours to establish
a bromine residual (see STEP 4). So that you can enjoy your spa sooner, add one Bromine tablet to the bromine dispencer
located in the filter housing and st dispencer dial to 6. Refer to your hydropool owner’s manual for dispencer instructions.
YOU MAY NOW USE YOUR Spa!
(But you still need to complete STEP 4)
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Starting the system and determining the output setting
Step 4
Turn the INCREASE/DECREASE dial on the Hydropool Salt
Water Bromine System controller until the LED display
shows ‘10’ or ‘12’. Set daily filtration cycles for a minimum
of 16 hours per day (ie. 2 x 8 hour filtration periods or
equivalent). Detailed instructions on setting filtration cycles
can be found in your Hydropool Owners Manual. The Hydropool
Salt Water Bromine System only generates active bromine while
pump 1 (P1) low-speed is operating. The display will indicate
a ‘+’ or ‘-‘ sign to the right of the output setting that will
alternate every 4 to 6 minutes. This is a normal function of the
electrodes maintenance process.
You will have determined your normal operating level when,
after a period of normal swim spa use, you no longer have
to adjust the filter cycles or the power setting on the controller
to maintain the active bromine level between 3 and 5 ppm.
Note that the appropriate output setting will depend on how
often you use your swim spa. For example, a swim spa with
a consistent higher-than-average user frequency or bather
load will require a higher output setting and/or an increased
filter cycle duration. This simply means that the Hydropool Salt
Water Bromine System needs to generate more active bromine
sanitizer to maintain the level between 3 and 5 ppm.
After 48 hours of normal operation, test the active bromine*
sanitizer level using a standard test strip (this is NOT the same
as the sodium bromide level). Keep the controller set to output
level 10/12 unless the active bromine level in the water rises
above 5 ppm. If the active bromine level exceeds 5 ppm, reduce
the filter cycles from 16 hours/day to 14 hours/day (ie. 2 x 7
hour filtration periods) OR turn the INCREASE/DECREASE dial
down one setting. Wait 24 hours and retest the active bromine
sanitizer level. Adjusting the power by more than one setting at
a time can result in a dramatic decrease in the active bromine
level. Depending on how frequently you use your spa, it may
take several days for the active bromine sanitizer level to
stabilize.
Swim Spas Only
For occasional higher-than-average user frequency and bather
load, some Hydropool Salt Water Bromine Systems are equipped
with a bromine BOOST feature. Pressing the BOOST button on the
controller increases the bromine production to twice the current
bromine production output setting for the next accumulated
8 hours of operation. If P1 low-speed cycles OFF before the 8
hours has elapsed, BOOST mode will continue for the remaining
duration of the 8 hours when P1 low-speed operation resumes.
While the system is in BOOST mode, ‘bSt’ is indicated on the
controller display. BOOST mode can be terminated at any time
by pressing and holding the BOOST button until the display no
longer indicates ‘bSt’.
* sodium bromide is an inert salt, whereas bromine is the active
sanitizer generated by the Salt Water system
MAINTAINING SODIUM BROMIDE IN YOUR WATER
It is important to maintain the appropriate level of sodium bromide in the water for proper and efficient active bromine
production. During normal spa use, the water level will decrease for a couple of reasons – evaporation and ‘water removal’
(ie. splash out, exiting bathers etc.). Water evaporation will not reduce the amount of sodium bromide present in the water;
however, water removal will result in the reduction of sodium bromide. Any time additional water must be added to your spa,
re-check the sodium bromide level using special sodium bromide test strips available at your Hydropool retailer.
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WHAT TO DO IF YOU HAVE LOW OR NO BROMINE READING
CHECK THE FOLLOWING:
* IMPORTANT NOTE ABOUT TDS
P1 low speed circulation
The Hydropool Salt Water Bromine System only generates active
bromine sanitizer while pump 1 (P1) low speed is operating. A spa
with higher-than-average user frequency and/or bather load will
require an increased filter cycle duration.
In order for the Hydropool Salt Water Bromine System to operate
efficiently and effectively, the TDS level in the fill water must be
in the range of 0-500 ppm. In most cases, the municipal water
supply will be within the recommended acceptable range. On the
other hand, a non-municipal water source such as a well will tend
to have a higher TDS level of 500 – 1200 ppm. If water from a high
TDS source must be used, a carbon block pre-filter attached to the
end of the garden hose during fill is highly recommended. A sequesterant (stain and scale remover) will also help to reduce TDS levels.
DO NOT FILL WITH WATER PROCESSED THROUGH A
WATER SOFTENER.
Power to the Salt Water System controller
Verify that the digital display lights-up when pump 1 (P1) low
speed is operating.
Salt Water System controller output setting
Review STEP 4: STARTING THE SYSTEM AND DETERMINING THE
OUTPUT SETTING -p.6
Phosphate Level
Phosphate is a water contaminant that promotes algae growth
and inhibits bromine production. Phosphates are introduced
into spa water through many possible common sources: the
domestic water supply; fertilizers; hygiene products such as
soaps, shampoos and detergents; some filter cartridge cleaners
and sequestering agents; to name a few. The maximum acceptable level is 100 ppb, and can be determined using test strips
specifically designed for testing phosphate levels. Treatment
with PHOSfree phosphate remover followed by thoroughly
cleaning the filter cartridge will typically remedy this problem.
The amount of Sodium Bromide in your spa water
Review MAINTAINING Sodium Bromide IN YOUR WATER -p.6
Proper water balance
Review Step 1: CONDITIONING THE WATER FOR THE
HYDROPOOL SALT WATER BROMINE SYSTEM -p.5 to
ensure that the water is within recommended water
balance parameters.
Clean Cartridge filter
Ensure that you clean your cartridge filter regularly.
Do not use a cartridge cleaner that contains
phosphates!
NOT USING YOUR spa FOR AN
EXTENDED PERIOD
If your spa will not be used for an extended period, it may
be necessary to lower the output level of the Hydropool Salt
Water Bromine System to ½ of the normal setting to avoid
an elevated bromine level in the water.
Oxidize your spa water
Add oxidizer (Potassium Monopersulphate) to the
water regularly to oxidize organic waste and reduce
bromine demand as a regular part of proper routine water
maintenance.
Refer to the WATER BALANCE TROUBLESHOOTING chart on p.8 for specific water quality issues
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Water Balance Troubleshooting
(issues NOT related to the HYDROPOOL SALT WATER BROMINE SYSTEM)
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
Cloudy water
microscopic particles too small to filter Test and adjust all water balance elements and add
flocculent* to cause the particles to combine together
out
so they can be filtered out
high Total Alkalinity
Test these water balance elements and adjust to specified
parameters as indicated on p.5
high pH levels
high Calcium Hardness
Scale
(white/grayish deposit)
high Calcium Hardness
Test calcium hardness level and treat with sequesting
agent* or perform partial drain/refill.
Skin/eye irritation
improper pH and/or Total Alkalinity levels
Test water balance and make the appropriate
adjustments.
Excessive foam
buildup of body oils or cosmetics
If no water line is present you can try using defoamer*
to break up the contaminants and then a clarifier*
to help filter them away. If a water line is present
the spa may need to be drained and cleaned. Either
way, the filter should be thoroughly cleaned by
soaking over night in bleach. An oil absorbing sponge
can help in preventing this in the future.
Laundry detergent residual in
swimwear
Prevent by running an extra rinse cycle on washing
machine or re-rinse well by hand.
excess organic contaminants
Some organic matter is prone to causing foamy water
as it breaks down in the filter (maple leaves especially).
Generally using defoamer* to break up the contaminants,
then a clarifier* to help filter them away followed by
thoroughly cleaning your filter will clear up the problem.
It may however be necessary to drain and refill your spa if
the foaming is quite excessive.
low Calcium Hardness
Test calcium hardness and if necessary increase with
calcium chloride*
Corrosion/etching
low Calcium Hardness and/or low Total Test calcium hardness and if necessary increase with
calcium Chloride*
Alkalinity
Discoloured water
(clear v. turbid water)
presence of metals in water
(iron, copper, etc)
Treat with chelating* or sequestering agent*
Flashing dots on
controller (hot tubs)
TDS levels becoming too high
Partially drain and refill tub.
Top up sodium bromide level
Solid dots on controller (hot
tubs)
TDS level is too high to
function properly
100 % drain and refill tub
“TDS” appears on controller (swim spas)
TDS level is too high
Partially drain and refill swim spa.
“OE” appears on controller
(swim spas)
Open element
Contact your retailer
“SE” appears on controller
(swim spa)
Shorted element
Contact your retailer
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Notes / Remarques :
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