So I am using BBB for my pool with great success. I am also using it with our new-to-us hot tub. However, I am finding the 385 gallon spa to be more work than my 36,000 gallon pool. I understand that this is likely largely due to the fact that the significant volume difference of a pool precludes large swings in chemistry, all things considered. Since the spa doesn't have any chlorine feeder, I of course have to add it all the time manually. We do use the spa pretty frequently, so we are there to do it. Still, I would like to get away from having to constantly add bleach if I can get away with it. It just seems like I am using a lot of bleach or at least frequently adding (comparatively speaking).
Here's my normal routine:
1) Check FC level when I get home around 6PM. Since FC is usually 0-1, add 4-5 ounces of 6% bleach to bring FC up.
2) Use hot tub, usually 2 of us for 30 mins to 1 hour (maybe not every day, but close to it).
3) Add another 4-5 oz. of bleach post-soak.
Is this how it usually goes for most folks too?
BTW, when we first got the spa, I didn't do a full decontamination, but have since done so using Swirl Away and the whole shmoo.
So as my thread title states, which method is easier to go? My spa has a bromine tablet holder in the filter door, but I've never used it since I use straight bleach. What are the pros/cons of using Bromine? Thanks much!