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    Feels like a dumb spa question (noob)

    The heater for the pool/spa is broken. It appears to have been broken for some time. The spa is in the corner, and overflows into the pool, which I'm sure looks very nice when it's all up and going.

    Questions are - is it pointless to even run water to the spa, if the heater doesn't work? If there was water in it, it would just be the same temp as the rest of the pool water, right? Would BadThings™ happen if we didn't put any water in the spa, and left it empty?
    27,000 gal. plaster IG with round spa built in 2007. TFT-100 test kit XL w/ Speedstir
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    Aqualink RS One Touch controls. Paramount PC2000 In-floor cleaning system (1.0 hp pump?). Jandy LX pool heater, apparently broken.
    Missing so much gear due to previous foreclosure, it's sad.

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    Re: Feels like a dumb spa question (noob)

    the spa is also plaster so yes, you really need to have water going to it. just because it is the same temp will not matter
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    Re: Feels like a dumb spa question (noob)

    So if we have the spa going, even though it's not heated, do we need to test and manage that water separately?
    27,000 gal. plaster IG with round spa built in 2007. TFT-100 test kit XL w/ Speedstir
    Jandy CL580 cartridge filter. Jandy 1.0 hp filter pump, 1.5 hp booster/spa? pump.
    Aqualink RS One Touch controls. Paramount PC2000 In-floor cleaning system (1.0 hp pump?). Jandy LX pool heater, apparently broken.
    Missing so much gear due to previous foreclosure, it's sad.

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    Re: Feels like a dumb spa question (noob)

    Since the spa overflows into the pool, I assume the water in the spa comes from the pool so it's all the same water. no need to test separately, so long as it runs occasionally to refresh the water.
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