I was surprised to read (and experience!) how much chlorine our 7x7 spa (attached to the pool) can consume, especially with lots of toddlers in it! So, I'm going to try to keep the chlorine level a fair bit higher than the rest of the pool when we're going to be using it a lot.
How do you guys add chlorine every hour, especially when people are using it all day? Scenarios:
1) People are around it, and freak out when they see you do anything with the pool
- I don't really care too much about this, but I've tried to be sneakier about testing and especially adjusting levels.
2) Adding chlorine while using the hot tub
- Right now, I just say "everyone out for 30 seconds", turn the jets on, and pour in a good dash of 10% chlorine. I wish I could just throw a floating tab dispenser in there, but I really like my pool CYA low (it's around 15 now) since I have a pool cover, and the kids would bat it around a bunch.
Spilling Over (pumping cold but chlorinated pool water into the hot tub) would maybe work too, but the spa temperature would drop.
What do you guys do?