Hi guys, I'm looking for some advice on what steps to take next to rid my hot tub of white flakes and finally get clear water. Clear water seems like a pipe dream right now! I flushed the tub and superchlorinated(wasn't sure if it was mold at first) a few weeks ago and I believe that helped, but the flakes are still coming out of the circulation drain everyday. It's beginning to feel like the movie Groundhog day! I wake up, net a bunch of flakes off the bottom of the tub, and then prepare myself to do the same thing the next day. Water is semi cloudy from what I believe to be the breaking down of these bigger flakes.
400 gallon hot springs tub. The PH was over 8.0 for quite a while(maybe a year +, I'm not exactly sure) until I started taking care of it. Hose water is ~8.4 and 150 TA and I know not much Spa down was used by previous caretaker.
Are these numbers fine in your opinion? I can see white deposits inside the clear plumbing when I take the front panel off. Should I drop the PH any further? My TA is very low and might be down around 25 if I try to add acid. I believe dichlor additions alone may get me to 7.0 in a week or less because it seems to be having quite the negative effect on PH at my current TA level, even after aeration is factored in. PH was 7.6 2 days ago.
I also have another bottle of enzyme that I could run through the system. Winter is fast approaching and I'm trying to get it in check before it's too late. From what I've read, this might not be a quick fix at all and maybe the best thing to do is let the low PH do its thing. Would love to hear from the experts. Thanks!