Product Spotlight: FROG® @ease® Floating Sanitizing System
Hot tub maintenance. It's a dreaded, yet necessary, chore that very few hot tub owners actually look forward to. Owning a hot tub is no small task! You're adding sanitizer granules daily, constantly testing and re-balancing the water, shocking the spa once (or more) each week and trying to keep everything clean. Some days, it never ends. Wouldn’t it be great if you could focus on enjoying your hot tub and not spend so much time maintaining it?
GREAT NEWS! We have a simple solution for your problem. It's called FROG® @ease®.
Introducing FROG @ease
The FROG @ease Floating System offers a unique, low-maintenance approach to hot tub sanitation. This is accomplished with Fresh Mineral Water®, the secret behind every FROG product. Instead of relying solely on chlorine to sanitize the water, FROG @ease kills bacteria in two ways. It does this by pairing a low level of chlorine with a special blend of EPA-registered minerals. A normal hot tub requires chlorine levels around 3-5 ppm to keep the water properly sanitized. But with the FROG @ease Floating System, you achieve the same effect with a much lower level of chlorine – only 0.5-1.0 ppm. The result is water that’s Cleaner, Clearer, Softer and Easier®.
- CLEANER: It kills bacteria in two ways, using minerals and a low level of chlorine.
- CLEARER: Minerals help keep pH balanced, leaving you with clear, sparkling water.
- SOFTER: Minerals condition the water, resulting in a softer feel against your skin.
- EASIER: Cartridges come pre-filled. No mess, no guess, and no stress!
How Does it Work?
Two cartridges make up the @ease Floating System. One is a mineral cartridge (blue), and the other is a SmartChlor® cartridge (silver). Minerals are an effective sanitizer on their own, but they require a low level of a standard sanitizer to create a complete water care system. This is where FROG’s patented SmartChlor technology kicks in.
SmartChlor is nothing like dichlor, which gets used up quickly and needs replenished often. Instead, the SmartChlor cartridge is self-regulating and only releases more chlorine when needed. This allows the @ease System to maintain a constant level of free chlorine in the hot tub. No more yo-yo effect with sanitizer levels. No more adding dichlor granules before/after using your hot tub. Best of all, there’s no more messy measuring of chemicals. SmartChlor does it all for you, while using up to 75% less chlorine than a standard dichlor system. Though 0.5-1 ppm may not sound like much sanitizer, this low chlorine level is actually better for you and your hot tub. It’s softer on skin, won’t fade swimsuits, produces less odor, and it won’t corrode spa surfaces like higher levels of chlorine can do.
No Mess, No Guess, No Stress
With FROG @ease, there’s no guesswork. Each SmartChlor cartridge lasts about 3-4 weeks. When empty, it flips upside down to signal that it’s time for a replacement (as shown at right). Replacement SmartChlor cartridges come pre-loaded, so it's easy to swap out the old cartridge with a new one. To boost sanitizing power, use a non-chlorine MPS shock once per month or when replacing the SmartChlor cartridge. It really is that easy!
The @ease mineral cartridge lasts about 4 months, and is available in the FROG @ease System kit. The kit includes a 4-month supply of FROG @ease Test Strips, which act as a SmartChor outage indicator and measure pH, total alkalinity and calcium hardness levels. The complete kit also includes a packet of FROG Jump Start® shock for starting up a freshly refilled hot tub.
To start, balance and shock the water. Next, connect the mineral and SmartChlor cartridges. Adjust the SmartChlor dial setting to match your hot tub size, and toss the @ease Floating System into the water. That’s all there is to it!
Will FROG @ease Work for Me?
FROG @ease is suitable for any hot tub up to 600 gallons. Even if you’re currently using another sanitizer, it doesn’t take much to switch over to @ease. It’s easiest with a chlorine hot tub - just place the system in the water, and you’re ready to go! If you’re currently using bromine as the primary sanitizer, you’ll need to start with a clean slate. Drain the water, purge the lines and refill the hot tub as you normally would after cleaning. Balance and shock the water before adding the @ease Floating System. Your hot tub has now been converted to @ease, and you can start enjoying the benefits of Fresh Mineral Water.
The FROG @ease system isn’t just Cleaner, Clearer, Softer and Easier. It’s also a SMARTER way to approach hot tub maintenance.
- Replace the SmartChlor cartridge every 3-4 weeks.
- Shock the water once per month with non-chlorine oxidizer or MPS.
- Start over with a fresh @ease kit every 4 months when you drain the hot tub.
- Test the water at least once per week, and re-balance as needed.
FROG @ease does cost slightly more than dichlor. Yet customers who have tried it insist that it’s worth the money due to better water quality and time saved on maintenance. But we haven't even mentioned the best part: there’s also a risk-free 90-day satisfaction guarantee. If you're not completely satisfied with your new FROG @ease floating system, you can request a refund or system replacement. So why not give it a try? FROG @ease will soon have you saying “No more!” to dichlor.