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    Spa Blower Operation Question

    We have a spa blower that works wonderfuly when we operate the Spa.

    The other day our kids pushed the blower botton however when the main pumps/valves where operating the pool. The spa jets went ballistic - too the great fun of the kids, but I am concerned about burning out equipment.

    Any pros/cons on this ?
    Build Mar '11: 12400 Gal, Gunite/White Plaster, Chlorine Pool with Spa and 3 Waterfalls over natural (sealed) rock. All Pentair Equipment: chlorine feeder, pumps and cartridge filter.
    Gets nearly 100% sun, no leaves, LOTS of wind, and plenty of sand from ongoing development around us.

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    Re: Spa Blower Operation Question

    Running the blower alone does not pose any risk for the blower its self. The only negative is that it can raise the PH in the spa. If you do that too much, without any water exchange with the pool, you run some risk of calcium scaling in the spa. That isn't much of a problem for say half an hour of blower use, but leaving the blower on all day could start to pose a problem.
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    Re: Spa Blower Operation Question

    That's excellent news. So a few minutes for kids fun can provide great fun.
    Thank you - I like this forum
    Build Mar '11: 12400 Gal, Gunite/White Plaster, Chlorine Pool with Spa and 3 Waterfalls over natural (sealed) rock. All Pentair Equipment: chlorine feeder, pumps and cartridge filter.
    Gets nearly 100% sun, no leaves, LOTS of wind, and plenty of sand from ongoing development around us.

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