Bitter taste, weird smell, cloudy water, weird brown foam goo ring with the consistency of rubber cement, etc.--and this is a brand-new spa!
Shouldn't have listened to the sales guy (he's an okay guy, been in business for decades, which is hard to do if you're evil), but he really loves Baqua himself. Can't imagine why.
It looks like we haven't killed the spa, but I need to convert it to chlorine, and the instructions here are all for pools.
What's the best way to recover from having contaminated a perfectly good brand-new spa with this junk?
To convert a spa, obviously I should drain it, but then what? Refill it and nuke it with chlorine, or refill it, circulate it, then drain it and replace the filter, and then nuke it? Some other sequence?
Also, the instructions are all in terms of fancy test kits, but spas are typically measured with simple test strips. Do I really need a test kit for a spa? If so, what would be the best thing to get for a spa conversion?