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    Suds in the hot tub

    Hello!

    I own a 2013 grandee from hot spring spas,
    It sat all last winter and this summer empty with rv anti freeze to prevent it from freezing up till we got our house built. It built up a gross alge that took forever to get washed out.

    Filled the hot tub after I got it cleaned out using just hot water .


    Water sample pH and alk. Are thru the roofs.... I have gone thru a whole container and a half of leisure time "spa down"

    Everyone I run the Jets this is what happens. .. pH anf alk are still high ....20151128_150037.jpg

    Should I just drain and refill?

    Or is there something else?

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    Re: Suds in the hot tub

    The pipes probably have nasty stuff in them still. Many recommend a product called Ahh-Some to clean it.
    Also, read the sticky "How do I use Bromine/Chlorine in my spa?". Muriatic acid or Borax is much cheaper than Spa Down and
    there is a formula/process for using them.
    Hot Springs Sovereign (1999?)

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    Re: Suds in the hot tub

    +1 to what Brian said.

    A spa left dormant like that needs more than water to clean out its plumbing. Ahh-Some is definitely the best product on the market for cleaning out your tub and its plumbing.

    How do you plan to sanitize your spa, chlorine or bromine? Either way there are plenty of stickies on how to keep your water beautiful.

    The basis of all of this will be owning a high quality test kit, either a TF-100 or a K-2006. Many spa dealers just hand you a bottle of strips and say that they are all you need but that's not right. Your trying to manage water for quality and cleanliness, therefore a good test kit is a must have. Strips are worthless. So go out and get one of the good test kits I mentioned and it will be the best investment you can make in the spa.

    Good luck and keep asking lots of questions,

    Matt


    Matt
    16k IG PebbleTec pool, 650gal spa, spillway and waterfall, 3HP IntelliFlo VS / 1.5HP WhisperFlo, Pentair QuadDE-100 filter, IC40 SWCG, MasterTemp 400k BTU/hr NG heater, KreepyKrauly suction-side cleaner Dolphin S300i robot, EasyTouch controls, city water, K-1001, K-2006 and K-1766 test kits, Mannitol test for borates

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    Re: Suds in the hot tub

    awesome! it has the "ACE salt water system in it, so they just gave me "Shock" that i do weekly..... right now I'm trying to get the saltwater to 1600ppm so its in "optimal range" ... i will look into that

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