Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Quick hot tub question

  1. Back To Top    #1
    pitguy3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Birmingham, AL
    Posts
    156

    Quick hot tub question

    Hey Guys and Gals!! Long time no type!!

    I had, at one time, an above ground pool at our other house (See my pics) and now at the new house we have a Hot Tub (Leisure Bay Santo 1 man, 3 women tub) roughly 300 gallons... My questions are as follows:

    1. Can I use chemicals the same in this hot tub as I did in the pool, but using smaller amounts as instructed by the Pool Calculator (Meaning CYA and Clorox and such)

    2. Will the heat eat up the chlorine similar to what the sun does?

    I'm having issues now using Bromine and trying to keep the PH in check. It seems to run really high (My TA runs around 70-90)

    Any advise would be GREATLY appreciated!!
    Intex 20x52 above ground pool-
    8632 gallons
    1 man 4 woman Bullfrog Hot Tub
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pitguy3/se ... 763801706/
    ROLL TIDE!

  2. Back To Top    #2
    linen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Location
    Twin Cities, MN
    Posts
    8,649

    Re: Quick hot tub question

    Quote Originally Posted by pitguy3
    1. Can I use chemicals the same in this hot tub as I did in the pool, but using smaller amounts as instructed by the Pool Calculator (Meaning CYA and Clorox and such)
    You bet, or at least close! See the dichlor then bleach method here: http://www.troublefreepool.com/how-d...ol-t10095.html
    Quote Originally Posted by pitguy3
    2. Will the heat eat up the chlorine similar to what the sun does?
    Assuming the hot tub is covered so that the sun is not using up the chlorine, then a properly maintained tub with "new" water should use about 25% of its chlorine level per day.

    Quote Originally Posted by pitguy3
    I'm having issues now using Bromine and trying to keep the PH in check. It seems to run really high (My TA runs around 70-90)
    Since hot tubs have a lot of aeration/volume, they tend to rise in ph more than pools.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

  3. Back To Top    #3
    pitguy3's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Birmingham, AL
    Posts
    156

    Re: Quick hot tub question

    Thanks for the quick response!! I think the best thing for me to do is drain/fill and start over using this method...

    Thanks again!!
    Intex 20x52 above ground pool-
    8632 gallons
    1 man 4 woman Bullfrog Hot Tub
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pitguy3/se ... 763801706/
    ROLL TIDE!

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •