Spa Start-up

Before you can start relaxing in your spa you need to get it ready by following these simple start up instructions and Brilliance® for spas product recommendations.

After the spa is filled, have the spa water tested by your Authorized Brilliance® for spas Dealer. Balance the water according to the recommendations in this guide. Remember to also chemically clean your filter using Brilliance Filter Cleaner.

  1. Add Brilliance® for spas Metal and Scale Control with Soy Protein (prior to adding Brilliance® for spas Start-Up, Brilliance® for spas Oxidizer with Mineral Salts or Brilliance® for spas Sanitizer).
    • CIRCULATE ON HIGH SPEED FOR 30 MINUTES, WITH BLOWERS OFF - DO NOT INJECT AIR.
  2. Add Brilliance® for spas Start-Up.
  3. Add Brilliance® for spas Oxidizer with Mineral Salts.
  4. Fill recommended floater with Brilliance® for spas Sanitizer. Adjust the flow of water into the floater according to the manufacturer’s directions to ensure that the Total Bromine level is in the ideal range of 2–4 ppm. You will need to circulate the spa water at least three hours every day. It is recommended to use a Brilliance® for spas floater or another floater.
  5. NOTE: Prior to using any floater, inspect openings to ensure an unrestricted flow of water.

    NOTE: Brilliance® for spas Sanitizer is produced in a smaller, unique size, unlike common bromine tablets. Brilliance® for spas Sanitizer will dissolve at a more even rate and will ensure more consistent bromine levels. Some floaters may not be compatible with Brilliance® for spas Sanitizer, as the product may fall through the floater opening. Compatible floaters require an opening small enough to contain the sanitizer within the floater, or a screen to prevent Brilliance® for spas Sanitizer from leaving the floater.

    NOTE: Brilliance® for spas Sanitizer should always be used with a floater and never added directly to the spa.

  6. Using a Brilliance® for spas 5-Way Test Strip, test the Total Bromine level (range: 2–4 ppm) and pH level (range: 7.2–7.8). If those levels are acceptable, and if the temperature is under 104°F, the spa is ready to use.

Brilliance® for spas Start-Up Dosage Chart
Spa Volume
(in gallons)
Brilliance® for spas
Start-Up
Brilliance for spas® 
Metal & Scale Control
Brilliance® for spas
Oxidizer

100
2
1/3
1/4

150
2
1/2
1/4

200
2
2/3
1/4

250
2
1
1/2

300
2
1
1/2

350
2
1 1/3
1/2

400
2
1 1/3
3/4

450
2
1 1/2
3/4

500
2
1 2/3
1

All measurements are in ounces.