So I am new to having a hottub, maybe 2 months. We had it running but I was fighting cloudiness and odors so I drained and refilled, I used the leisuretime Chemical system, thought I followed the directions now I have cloudy water and constantly am getting the filter blocked up with white chalky (calcium?) deposits. I have been battling this since Sunday, it's now Wednesday
Here is what I did:
Used the metal gon
Adjusted ph and alkalinity with spa up and alkalinity increaser
used the ph balance
Tried to adjust calcium with the calcium booster because I had no calcium reading
By the way I am using the leisure time test strips to check
I added renew to shock and the spa 56 chlorine
Still wasn't getting any calcium levels but didn't add more calcium booster because the water was cloudy and the filter wa blocking up with what appeared to be calcium
I've added defender to try and clear up the cloudiness and continue to have the filter blocking up, it appears that it may be getting better. But not quickly.
I'm thinking that the calcium booster was not the was to go as in reading the label further on the ph balance it mentions that you shouldn't add or even look at calcium levels with that added.
So what can I do to improve the situation? Any help is greatly appreciated, I spent quite a bit on the leisure time chemicals thinking they were the way to go, but having just found this forum and looking at the posts, I'm guessing that they are not.
Also should I continue with the test strips or go with a better water test kit?
Thanks for any help