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Thread: Chlorine is necessary or not

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    Largo, Florida, USA

    Chlorine is necessary or not

    Is it necessary to put chlorine in spa for purification of water if yes then how much? What are the main benefits of it?

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    Sebring, Florida

    Re: Chlorine is necessary or not

    read "The ABC's of Pool Water Chemistry" up in Pool School
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    Re: Chlorine is necessary or not

    I have been using the following process for over two years to maintain my hot tub and it works great.
    How do I use Chlorine in my Spa (or pool)?
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    Shallotte, NC

    Re: Chlorine is necessary or not

    Brenda, it is necessary to put a SANITIZER in your spa. While there are several options for a sanitizer, we tend to recommend chlorine. A sanitizer kills the cooties inevitably introduced with the use of a spa. We couldn't possibly recommend how much, until we know more about your spa. As Duraleigh notes, time spent in Pool School is time well spent....

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    Austin, TX

    Re: Chlorine is necessary or not

    Do you have a spa that's connected to the pool? If it's connected to the pool, use the same sanitation that you use in the pool.

    If it's a standalone spa, you have a few more options. I use bromine in mine. How do I use Bromine in my spa (or pool)?)

    Here's a discussion on chlorine vs bromine: New Hot Tub - Bromine or Chlorine

    Pool: 16,000 gallons, 16x31, 500SqFt gunite pool, White Pebbletec interior, built by Cody Pools. Pentair Intelliflo VS-3050 pump, Pentair Clean & Clear 420 Cartridge Filter, In-line chlor with Ultra UV, PV3 Infloor cleaning, Pentair Easytouch-P4 control. TF-100
    Spa: 525 Gallons, Coast fiberglass spa of unknown vintage and suspect previous care with a 2-speed main pump and a blower motor, both 4HP. 3-step bromine sanitized.

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    Re: Chlorine is necessary or not

    This thread is closed. They were a sneaky spammer!
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