I have a new 270g Dreamaker Spa on the way. My wife, not me, has wanted a spa for years, so I decided to get her one. So I've been reading up on chemicals and such and the more I read, the more of a nightmare this sounds like this is going to be. We have a 4 yr old daughter so I want to keep this thing safe. There are so many opinions as to which is the easiest way to keep a spa safe that my head is spinning.
I ordered an Ozonater with the spa, but now I don't know if that was the right thing to do.
One guy says to add dichlor after each use, and shock once a week, which I thought sounded like the easiest. Now I'm reading that this will cause CYA build up and, in turn may the Dichlor less effective each time.
The spa comes with the Cleanwater Blue system, which uses Copper. Now I'm reading that this system is total ****.
I truly do not know which chems I should use. I apparently did not know what I was getting into. I don't want to have to test the water everyday, but it seems there is not way around this.
What chems are the easiest to maintain? To me, at the moment, Bromine sounds the simplest, with the trade off that it is harder on the pump components. Chlorine seemed the easiest at first, but with the CYA build up, probably not. The spa will be in my basement, so I have to worry about smell on top of everything else.