Hi all! I am new here I am a hot tub addict and am not interested an anyones twelve step process, but thank you. Anywho, I recently rebuilt my hot tub (an old morgan spa) with all new jets and new plumbing, new digital control pack and heater. The only thing I kept was the filter housing and the pump. reason for rebuild was heater locked on one day, and none of the safety overides worked. I came home to a running pump with melted pvc and heater housing. Before rebuild I would use broming granules to start up my chemicals and then use tabs in a floater. Hot tub would get used at most three times a week by only two bathers. After I rebuild a did the same process, and as usual the test strips said all was OK. I know they are not super accurate, but I dump and refill once a month anyways. After rebuild I developed an extreme itch (think posion ivy) and slight rash on my groin area and my arm pits. Rash really only shows on arms pits and itch is mainly in groin. Thought about bacteria and ruled it out. Plenty of sanitizer in water and itch only takes three measly hours to develope. So I have a bromine allergy, not terrible as my skin is seneitive anyways. So I drained tub and scrubbed it clean and then converted to dichlor, got all readings into OK level and went for a dip. Same thing in like two hours after getting out. Hot tub not so fun...guys you can imagine, I was trying to scratch off things I would rather keep. I have had this issue four times now, and strips always say everything is good. I am the only one who has had any problems. I take three benadryl to knock out itch and and it goes away in about two days. The rash in arm pits takes about a week, and I always wait until I am fully healed before trying again. I just drained and filled again and did a fresh start with pristine blue, gonna do a guinea pig dip tomorrow before work. Wish me luck Any thoughts or advice would be welcome as me and my wife feel like the hot tub is a neccessity and not a luxury, its up there with and food.