Good Morning, everyone. I am perplexed. I have followed everything to the T. I decontaminated the new Bullfrog after bringing it to proper heat, balancing and bromine levels. All went well.
I filled it up again, heated, balanced and added bromide and bleach last night. This morning, after the filter cycle, the temp was perfect, PH at 8, CH 140, TA 100 but the bromine was unmeasurable. I could not get the sample to turn pink at all. I pulled out old bromine test strips and it said very high bromine. How can I get the bromine down to a measurable level? Brandy new tub and I wanna get in!!! Thank you very much.
I should mention that the amount of Bromide I added was 3/4 ounce plus 1/8 ounce. Bleach of 5.3% was 4 ounces. The only other chemicals in there is Metal Gon and Defender.
Ok. I have done some perusing and have decided to drain some water out and add fresh back in. Do you think by doing this I have compromised the viability of the protective additives such as the Metal Gon and Defender to a unsavory degree? I would also like to look in the crystal ball to see where I went wrong here. I do now realize I violated the rule of "add less, you can always add more". And the filtration (pump) time was very minimal. After heating, I only have it filtering for 15 minutes at 11PM and 15 minutes at 7AM. Could the water not be mixed adequately yet? Oooh, maybe I should aerate for a while before changing the water???? ..any additional advice is appreciated!