I have a 425 gallon Cal Spa GII 750B with the gecko in.clear system. I live in Vancouver, BC.
In.clear system questions:
My in.clear system almost always says 'hi'. I just drained, refilled and added the bromine yesterday, following the instructions precisely and inevitably it always says 'hi'. Why?
I don't understand the 'tds' test, as when I do that, I never get a number it just says '8H'.
The maintenance mode, it says to set it at a certain number, but it doesn't explain what that does or how increasing or decreasing it makes a difference. The 'help' video just says to increase or decrease if the tds is not correct. Ok, well, I don't know how to get my tds nor do I know if I should increase or decrease?
Test kit questions:
While my in.clear system always says 'hi', the bromine test is always at the bottom end of low. I don't understand how the test says one thing and the in.clear says the opposite. If it's low, do I add more bromine? Is 'bromine' different than the in.clear system bromine?
And the chlorine test and bromine test are exactly the same. Same, steps, same number of drops of solution. Why two tests? I don't get.
PH/Alkalinity/etc. I understand these tests, although when they are not in ideal ranges, how do you know how much of the appropriate solution to add?
The alkalinity--if it's low, it says add sodium bicarbonate. Does that really just mean baking soda? How much?
I've looked through the forum and everyone seems to have access to specific numbers and ppm, how do you get that? My test kit is just colours and it's frankly hard to determine if it's close much less have a specific number.
This is a lot of info, I'm happy to provide photos, more info anything you need to help resolve this. There seems to be very little on the in.clear system on the internet...