As my name implies I am a noob with a new tub. The wife and I recently purchased our first tub and it will be getting delivered and set up in the next few weeks. It's a Caldera Vanto and is 375gal. I've been doing a TON of research on sanitizer systems and feel like I've gotten a somewhat ok understanding of how this will work. I've spent a lot of time reading through the forum here and all the various threads and feel like this place is a wealth of info.
So, I've decided to start with a bromine sanitizing system. The dealer I've bought my tub from is also including 4 months worth of cartridges for the spa frog system. I've seen some mixed reviews but I'm thinking I'll give it a try since they are throwing it in the deal. I want to get some input on my start up sequence and see if there is anything I might be missing. Feel free to give me feedback and let me know if I'm missing something. BTW I already ordered and received at Taylor k-2106 test kit to use.
1. Fill the tub and bring water up to temp
2. Balance Total Alk.
3. Balance Calcium Hardness
4. Balance ph level
5. Add a 2 oz pack of Brom-start
6. Complete Start up Shock using bleach ( How much bleach should I use?)
7. Add spa frog mineral and bromine cartridge into their holder
Anything I'm missing? I would like to just use bleach for all my oxidizing and shocking purposes since its relatively inexpensive. How much should I add after daily usage? How much for a weekly shock?
Thanks in advance for the help guys