Have used this site with great success as far as the pool is concerned. Just replaced my 1998 Hot Springs Classic with a new Hot Springs Vanguard.i have read the stickies and have a few questions.
First: We use the spa often, usually every night. New spa has ozonator, Hot Springs spas have a circulation pump that runs 24 hours a day so that means ozonator is also constantly running. If I understand everything I've read, I need to add enough chlorine at night after our soak so that when we get in the next night there is around a 2ppm FC, correct?
Second: If I do leave town, I can put it into summer mode which will decrease the 24 hour circulation down to 8, I believe. This will decrease the ozonator run time and help preserve my FC. The other step is to just add a bunch of chlorine? I guess I will have to experiment to see what my daily FC loss is in summer mode to know how high I need to get the FC before I leave? What about reducing the temp as well?
I was thinking about bromine but since we do use the tub frequently and I have everything needed for chlorine I am wanting to make it work but I am worried about when I am gone for several days or a week.