So, new to spa ownership, can't say I am loving it at this point.
Had it going for the first month then the dealer told me I was using to much of the chemicals and such and gave me his way of doing it. Within 2 weeks my wife and I had red spots and bumps on her chest. So, I drained it at the advice of the a new guy at a different shop that seems to know what he is talking about.
I refilled the spa last week with well water this time and the water had a greenish/yellowish tint, the tub is a medium grey so it was tough to tell but in the test vial it looks yellow. Sure enough it tested at 1.75 for iron and 285 for Alkaline.
I ended up putting about 16 ounces of PH reducer to get the alkalinity down over the course of 2-3 days. The PH has been bouncing around 7.2 to 7.8 this past week. I used the brilliance brand of products to get the alky down and get the PH settled. It had some soy stuff in it to soften the water it said also.
I also ended up dumping about 10-12 ounces of Brilliance metal control to try to get the iron under control.
I am using the Bromine frog as of 3 days ago and used 4 ounces of oxidizer to get it jump started. This was recommended by the spa store.
As of right now everything tests out pretty good but I am getting a lot of yellow build up in the filters and the water looks a little cloudy and still is yellow. I am going to get the water tested tomorrow to see where it is officially at.
Any ideas? Did I use to much of the chemicals to get this thing in line? I have been rinsing the filters three times a days for the past two days. We are all afraid to go in it because no one can tell us if this **** thing is safe.
Thanks for any help.