Just set up our SoftTub Sunday and filled with our well water. Initial readings of the water had us add PH UP (our PH is chronically very low) and an initial dose of Chlorine per the specifications on the back of the bottle. Excited that the tub hit 100+ degrees, I lifted the lid today find apple-cider colored water, complete with a very light coating of scum on the sides.
Called the SoftTub customer service hotline, and he recommended lowering the PH (maybe we made it too high?) and giving it a dose of Soft GON ... which I didn't have (just had HTH Metal Control, which I added 2 oz per the back of the jar.) He also recommended loading Chlorine 2-3x since the initial Chlorine treatment isn't registering....
So... Has anyone gone through this? How soon will it take to clear up (if at all?)
Also... I'm concerned about permanently staining the vinyl liner. I've read somewhere about cleaning/agitating the sides during treatment to keep it from staining.