I inherited a 2006 Cal Spa from a cousin and am in the process of getting the water going. I have never owned a pool before so this is all new to me (join the club eh). The tub is 84" x84" and 4400lbs wet. I don't know the exact gallons as I only have a model # and google didn't turn up anything when I searched. I plan on calling Cal Spa to see if they can get me the exact capacity. I would guess it is in the realm of 450 gallons if the tub is 500+/- lbs dry. I am going to be doing a Bromine sanitizer with the ColorChlor (SWG). I searched the forums here and didn't turn up too much on this. From what I gather I have to add the Sodium Bromide in and build a bank of around 30ppm. Right now I have filled the tub cleaned/disinfected, drained, filled again and added in Metal Gon (well water), I am currently trying to balance the PH/TA to acceptable levels.
From here is where I get confused. I know that WITHOUT a SWG you need to shock the Bromide to produce Bromine for sanitization. If I am using the ColorChlor does this replace the need to shock the water to activate the Bromine. The SWG should regenerate the bromine continually (just need to select the right level on the unit). It does have an option on it to boost the regeneration up after use (would this replace shocking after use?) If anyone has a good link to getting a SWG Bromine spa going I would really appreciate it or a link back to a previous post I haven't found or put your two cents here that would be great. Appreciate your help.
I will get the details of my unit into my signature as soon as I find them out.