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    New first time Spa owner hoping to gain some knowledge on water treatment and care.

    Hi TFP family,
    I'm new to the world of having my own watertainment device at home Bullfrog A8 I've been self educating my self on the web about spa water treatment and care, but have questions coming in the spa/hot tub section.

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    Re: New first time Spa owner hoping to gain some knowledge on water treatment and car

    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on the new tub! Hot tubs make winter a lot better.
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    Re: New first time Spa owner hoping to gain some knowledge on water treatment and car

    Congrats on the BullFrog!! We're here to help with any question you might have. TFP has lots of hot tub owners and the advice from them is top-notch!!

    Do yourself a favor and buy some Ahh-Some Jetted Hot Tub cleaner. Even though the spa stores will tell you your new spa is good to go, you should always do a good clean/flush on a new spa. Ahh-some is one of the best products out there on the market for spa cleaning and it comes highly recommended on this forum as well as on other spa forums.

    Welcome to TFP

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    Re: New first time Spa owner hoping to gain some knowledge on water treatment and car

    Quote Originally Posted by JoyfulNoise View Post
    Congrats on the BullFrog!! We're here to help with any question you might have. TFP has lots of hot tub owners and the advice from them is top-notch!!

    Do yourself a favor and buy some Ahh-Some Jetted Hot Tub cleaner. Even though the spa stores will tell you your new spa is good to go, you should always do a good clean/flush on a new spa. Ahh-some is one of the best products out there on the market for spa cleaning and it comes highly recommended on this forum as well as on other spa forums.

    Welcome to TFP

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    Matt My tub was a wet floor model and I plan on doing the Ahh-Some stuff come spring time. I haven't even filled/used the tub yet and all ready had to clean the scale/scum line off (delivered with a scum/scale on shell) with Spaguard Offthewall stuff. Electric gets hooked up Tuesday than its time to make some balanced water.
    Had 3 water test done. My well water is <10 CH and <20TA and 6.3-6.6 ph.
    2015 Bullfrog A8
    540 gallons

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    Re: New first time Spa owner hoping to gain some knowledge on water treatment and car

    Wow, that is some soft water. It will be easy to raise your TA to 50. Also, raise your CH to 100 or so to prevent foaming.

    More here on chemicals, what they do and how to use them, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    And print this and read it 20 or 30 times.
    How do I use Chlorine in my Spa (or pool)?
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    Re: New first time Spa owner hoping to gain some knowledge on water treatment and car

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    Wow, that is some soft water. It will be easy to raise your TA to 50. Also, raise your CH to 100 or so to prevent foaming.

    More here on chemicals, what they do and how to use them, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals

    And print this and read it 20 or 30 times.
    How do I use Chlorine in my Spa (or pool)?
    Pooldv these low TA levels that I read about on forums bothers me a little because all the spa manufactures and pool chemical company's say 125-150 TA and 100-200 CH for a spa. I'm sure I'll get it figured out overtime.


    This site has been very helpful with basic pool chemistry.
    2015 Bullfrog A8
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    Re: New first time Spa owner hoping to gain some knowledge on water treatment and car

    I understand your concern about the conflict between TFPC and pool store numbers. Pool stores are stuck in the stone age and their numbers are based on old and misunderstood science. TFPC recommendations are firmly based in science and results. The two styles cannot be mixed, it is either TFPC or pool store. Most pool stores will also tell you not to add bleach to your pool/tub even though it is chemically identical to the liquid chlorine that they sell, the only difference is bleach is 7-8% chlorine and the liquid chlorine is usually 10%.

    I was nervous too at first. But, 3-1/2 years with my pool and 2+ years with my hot tub have long ago proven that TFPC works great and is superior to pool stores in all ways.
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