We've just recently opened our pool/spa for our first season. The spa has a spillover which we can turn on/off. The spa has it's own filter and heating system. We have a salt system as well (Aquarite).
This time of year, it's still cool in the Northeast. I had been keeping the spa at 70 with the spillover turned off so that the colder pool water wasn't circulating through the spa. Our pool company suggested two alternatives for treating the spa. The first would be using the spillover to circulate the pool water. But if I want to use and heat the spa separately, I'd have to turn off the spillover and treat with chlorine using a floating dispenser. He recommended 3 in. tablets and an adjustable chlorine dispenser. He also advised against too much chlorine as it can damage the heating coils?
Anyone treating their spa separately from the pool? Any thoughts/advice on floaty/chlorine, quantity, etc? Other alternatives?