New to us Hot Springs Prodigy with Ozinator (seems to be working correctly). Seller included new Nature2 cartridge and new Tri-x replacement filters.
Using PoolMath start-up was easy. Adjusted TA, Ph, CH and added borate and CYA per recommendations. Spa is EZ to maintain using 6% Bleach. Maintaining 95-100 degrees for summer in Florida. 2 adults using 3-5x per week with showers before use.
So my questions:
1. Shock: If residual FC is maintained is there any reason to shock? If so when? Is needed is bleach "shock" or MPS better or under what conditions?
2. Nature2: Since it new and in there is there any reason not to leave it there until its EOL in 4 months? Any other adjustments of chemistry to be considered while its in there?
3. Filters: Is a once weekly fresh water jet hose cleaning sufficient. Should chemical cleaners be used and, if so, how often?
4. "Vacuum": While water has been perfectly clear with no foaming, I have noticed small particles of dirt in the bottom that probably entered on our feet as we use an outside shower before entering the spa on our pool deck. Is there an easy way to "get" these small particles?
Thanks in advance.
Randy in Florida