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    Nov 2015
    Fallon, Nevada

    Unhappy New Hot Tub with brown water

    I'm new here, and just got a new hot tub too. After filling the tub with clear clean water, I added the chlorine and my water, filters and drain all turned brown. I read on another page how to remedy the brown and get back to clear, but now it shows too much chlorine. Our dealer is a rude old guy and he isn't any help.

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    Re: New Hot Tub with brown water

    Welcome to TFP and congrats on the new tub! Just in time for winter.

    The chlorine will dissipate fairly quickly. I have maintained my tub for two years using this process and it is great.
    How do I use Chlorine in my Spa (or pool)?
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    Re: New Hot Tub with brown water

    Welcome to the forum.

    I read on another page how to remedy the brown and get back to clear,
    What did you read?
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    Re: New Hot Tub with brown water

    Filled from a well? It sounds like the chlorine reacted with metals. Use some peroxide to lower the chlorine and see if you can get the metals back into suspension.

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    Grand Rapids, MI

    Re: New Hot Tub with brown water

    Welcome. If you're on a well, when you do a water change, this product will sequester the metals: : Metal Gon/Defender Two pack : Leisure Time Spa Metal Gon : Patio, Lawn Garden

    I also use this pre filter: : Pre Fresh Garden Hose End Water Filter all purpose, pool, spa, hot tub, pets, car wash : Garden Hose Parts : Patio, Lawn Garden

    Hope that helps you have an easier fill next time Enjoy your new hot tub!

    PS...pre filters seem to get some of the iron, but never expect them to get all of the iron...for me it reduces the iron enough to not get a tint when adding chlorine, but it really depends how much iron is in your source water.
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