I'm trying to understand the use of MPS in my bromine spa versus using bleach. I am hoping that by using MPS instead of bleach it will eliminate some of the smell.
From the research, I can't tell if it's advisable and/or suitable to use MPS instead of bleach for daily maintenance. I only see statements about shocking with MPS.
From some of the posts, it seems like some people use MPS maybe once a week to shock their spa, but I'm not sure if they are using MPS after each soak.
The Pool Math Calculator doesn't show MPS in the FC calculation so I can't figure out how much MPS to use to get the Br- target I want.
Can I use MPS instead of bleach after each soak?
So far, this is what I've found regarding MPS:
1. It is not a sanitizer.
2. It adds sulfates.
3. It does not have any CYA.
4. It is net acidic.
5. It will lower pH and TA.
6. 7 teaspoons MPS per person/hour of soaking.
7. It activates bromine.
8. It reactivates used-up bromine.
I've read that by using MPS it allows you to use the spa sooner than if you use bleach to activate the bromine. I don't understand why.
Can somebody tell me the MPS story?
As always, thanks for all your help.
Happy 4th of July, too!