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    BBB in my Hottub

    I'd just like to take a minute to say that thanks too this forum my hottub(and pool) are troublefree!

    The pool is sparkly and the hottub is too. It's SOO simple to keep the tub looking great, even having 3-5 teens in it at least twice a week for anywhere from 30 min. to 3 hrs. Had 5 teens in for 3hrs total yesterday actually . I just use the simple OTO test for PH and Cl. I don't even test the PH often. I check chlorine daily when the tub isn't being used.

    When we have people over I check the Cl 10-20 min before we get in and usually add 1/8 cup to bring it to 4-5 ppm. Depending on how many people and how long we're in, I'll check the cl. multiple times. If it's low, I'll add another 1/8 cup to bring it back up. I just pour it in the skimmer and don't even bother with making everyone get out.

    PH makes its way to 7.8ish and stays there for as long as I keep the water in the tub. I drain into and refill from the pool whenever the water looses its sparkly clarity. I've done this twice so far.

    No complaints from any bathers, nobodies gotten sick, nobody comes out itchy. Nobody complains of a strong chlorine smell either, but EVERYBODY enjoys it.

    Just like to give a GREAT BIG THANKS to everyone and the Pool Calc. for helping me maintain a trouble free very fun hottub and pool!

    P.S. The solar heat works WONDERFULLY! On a sunny day I can go from 90 to 120 in 2-3 hrs.

    Adam
    18' x 42" Intex Easyset Pool, with 16' x 52" deep end in the middle. Approx. 5500 Gal.
    Hayward Power-Flo LX 1 HP, 100# Jacuzzi Brand Sand Filter(Piped underground so it looks nice) 8)
    3 - 2' x 20' Solar Pool Heater Panels(roof mounted)
    Goin' on 9 summers...NOBODY thought it would last this long.
    Buried Portable Spa sharing pumps and water with pool (Almost complete project)

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    Re: BBB in my Hottub

    Quote Originally Posted by launboy
    I drain into and refill from the pool whenever the water looses its sparkly clarity. I've done this twice so far.
    Hmmm. If the pool chemistry is similar enough to what you want for spa chemistry, that could work--pre-balanced fill water! In a covered spa you don't need as much CYA, but it's not harmful to have a little extra.

    For me it wouldn't work, the (plaster) pool CH is distinctly higher than I'd want in the spa, but with a vinyl pool it could work. Nice!
    --paulr
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    Re: BBB in my Hottub

    I guess I'm pretty lucky because even our fill water(municipal from Lake Michigan) is pretty much already in line with the numbers recommended here so all I ever do all summer is add chlorine(12.5% Liquid Shock from PS) and CYA in the spring.

    Adam
    18' x 42" Intex Easyset Pool, with 16' x 52" deep end in the middle. Approx. 5500 Gal.
    Hayward Power-Flo LX 1 HP, 100# Jacuzzi Brand Sand Filter(Piped underground so it looks nice) 8)
    3 - 2' x 20' Solar Pool Heater Panels(roof mounted)
    Goin' on 9 summers...NOBODY thought it would last this long.
    Buried Portable Spa sharing pumps and water with pool (Almost complete project)

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