Water purifier start-up
Before starting up a new Nature 2 cartridge
clean any debris and algae out of the pool equipment
Balance the pool water before installing the purifier cartridge
calcium hardness 200-300 ppm
total alkalinity 80-120ppm
Install the Nature 2 cartridge after the pool water chemistry is correctly balanced.
Superchlorinate the pool to burn off contaminates and to activate the cartridge Make sure you follow the instructions of the superchlorinator being used!
Run the circulating pump:
24 hours a day for 4 days OR 6 hours a day for 14 days
In both cases make sure you maintain 1-3 ppm free available chlorine
Once the Nature 2 start up period is completed you can let the free chlorine drop to but now below 0.6 ppm
You must replace your Nature 2 cartridge each season
Starting a phosfree program will also reduce your chances of getting algae. Algae loves to grow in an environment enriched with phosphates and, by using natural enzyme Phosfree, you eliminate the phosphates from your water!