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    Spa Chemicals

    I just tested the water in my spa and if I read correctly all you test is the CH-PH-TA. (not sure if I read right)
    Anyway here are my readings
    Ch 10 should be 100
    PH 7.6 anywhere between 7.4/7.6
    Ta 40 should be 50
    I did try to check the FC but I get nothing, the water is clear, does not turn color at all. What am I doing wrong. We have Sanitized the Pool and thought I was doing good.
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    Re: Spa Chemicals

    What are you testing with?
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    Re: Spa Chemicals

    Taylor K-2006 test kit
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    Re: Spa Chemicals

    What is your CYA?
    How are you chlorinating?

    The low CH could result in some foaming in the water (you must have very soft water)
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    Re: Spa Chemicals

    I will check again now and repost the results.
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    Re: Spa Chemicals

    ok had to put some chlorine in the spa, i turn the jets on the pour in some chlorine.
    So do I check everything just like I would for the pool.
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    Re: Spa Chemicals

    Just a side note. Water in your spa won't turn green because no light enters the spa.
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    Re: Spa Chemicals

    just checked the spa here is what I came up with, not really sure if I test it just like a pool or not
    FC 4.0
    PH 7.0
    TA 40
    CH 10
    CC 0.6
    CYA BLACK DOT NEVER GOES AWAY ON BOTTOM OF TESTER
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    Re: Spa Chemicals

    Yes, you can test it with your pool test stuff. Maintenance is a little different. Here is a link to how I have maintained my hot tub for the 18 months that I have had it. I am very happy with this method. I don't actually do the dichlor part, I just add CYA and go straight to bleach because I have CYA and I don't have any pucks. You need to add CYA and get a borate test so you can test and add borates.

    How do I use Chlorine in my Spa (or pool)?
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    Re: Spa Chemicals

    wow I am just not sure that I can do this. Its hard enough with the pool now trying to figure out the spa too, just don't know. If I am reading right I am just to check the CH-PH AND TA in the spa but I don't understand the CYA. Getting to old to figure this out, sorry to be so much trouble to you all. MY brain has just about given up on me.
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    Re: Spa Chemicals

    The CYA target for the spa is around 30-40 ppm. You can either add that with pure CYA after a refill of spa water or you can start out using Dichlor until you build up to that CYA level (after cumulatively adding around 33-44 ppm FC) and then switch to using bleach.

    The spa is more work initially to set up after a refill, but after that it's pretty simple just adding chlorine after each soak and if you don't soak every day or two then in between soaks as well.
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