This is a request for Molson or another senior user to update the "How do I use Bromine in my spa?" thread.
Are the Dichlor/Bleach methods to balance the water applicable to bromine?
Will a TA between 50/60 ppm (minimum set by the APSP) & 80 ppm offset with Borates (boric acid or borax/MA or Gentle Spa) help reduce the pH rise in a spa sanitized with BCDMH pucks? Or is there some reaction between borates and cyanuric acid that affects pH? Or will shocking with dichlor (10 ppm) leave enough CYA residual to make my questions moot?
Perhaps you could update the thread or if there are no changes, add a note with date stating water balance targets are current.
FYI on Ozone: I emailed Del Ozone and asked if they recommended ozone for a spa sanitized with bromine. On their blog there is a chart that says "Not compatible with Bromine" and "Do not use with Ozone". The Del Ozone customer service representative emailed me back stating, "I believe that as a company we could no condone any procedure that may or may not cause harm to the end user. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bromate Please see, "Human health issues.
See section Ozone Interactions with Alternate Sanitizers.
Not a clear answer. And after everything I have read, I still do no not have a clear understanding. So after considerable thought and consideration, I decided to not replace our ozone generator. Right or wrong I will error on the side of caution until an ozone manufacturer publishes something definitive. Clearly, there are no issues with chlorine as evidenced by all the references to ozone and chlorine.