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    Cloudy spa high bromine level

    I shock with chlorine and sometimes I put too much in. A few days ago I added some chlorine reducer to burn up some of the bromine I had in the spa cause it was close to 20ppm. Anyways, I did not pay attention and the bromine went to 0. So when I did notice it was too late, the spa was cloudy. So I shocked it and the as of yesterday (three days later) the water was still cloudy even though the bromine level was around 16ppm. The water is about 3 months old and I need to change it, but was wondering why the water is not clearing up. Is it because the filter is not getting the finer particles? Do I need to wait longer for the filter to get it out?
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    Re: Cloudy spa high bromine level

    Could you post a full set of water test results?
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    Re: Cloudy spa high bromine level

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    Could you post a full set of water test results?
    I should know that by now...

    Bromine 16
    TA 70
    CH 250
    pH 7.6
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    Spa: 350 gallon; Bromine
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    Re: Cloudy spa high bromine level

    Carlos
    Pool: 28,000 gallons IG; IC 40 SWG; Pentair 120 gpm cartridge filter; Marble finish; Pentair Wisperflow 1.5 hp; Polaris 360
    Spa: 350 gallon; Bromine
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    Re: Cloudy spa high bromine level

    There might be something wrong with your filter. The cloudiness might be particles that are so small they pass right through the filter. It is worth checking the filter, but unless there is something obvious wrong it is difficult to be sure either way.

    One of the advantages of a spa is that you can dump the water and start over.
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    Re: Cloudy spa high bromine level

    250 is a bit high for calcium in a hot tub. So, that could be an issue. On refill, I recommend that you get it below 150, if possible.

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    Re: Cloudy spa high bromine level

    When was the last time you cleaned the filter?
    With bromine, 3 months seems to be about what you can expect before needing to change the water.
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    Re: Cloudy spa high bromine level

    I went ahead and changed the water. The filter was pretty clean but is not a very good one. I may go ahead and change the filter to a better one also. I will check the CH as well.
    Carlos
    Pool: 28,000 gallons IG; IC 40 SWG; Pentair 120 gpm cartridge filter; Marble finish; Pentair Wisperflow 1.5 hp; Polaris 360
    Spa: 350 gallon; Bromine
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