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    Hot Springs > switch from Frog @ease to Nature 2/dichlor bleach method

    Appreciate everyone's follow-ups for this noobie. Signature added :) To clarify yes, I've added just over 6tbsp dichlor over the past month which should be around the 3oz mark. I'll go ahead and do the CYA test again to see if it registers now. It took a while to reach that because I only had...
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    Hot Springs > switch from Frog @ease to Nature 2/dichlor bleach method

    Thanks for the replies, looks like the bleach will be going back. Hopefully this stuff is correct it's all I could find locally? Walmart had this. I'm almost to the 34ppm dichlor after a months usage. Seems like that took a while to reach but we're almost there.
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    Hot Springs > switch from Frog @ease to Nature 2/dichlor bleach method

    Still seems to be going well. So far I'm at +22ppm dichlor. Each time I use the tub I add in 1tsp of dichlor. It's maintaining around 4ppm FC, all other chem balances normal. I picked up bleach today hoping someone can confirm I got the right stuff (pic attached). I didn't see anything about...
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    Hot Springs > switch from Frog @ease to Nature 2/dichlor bleach method

    It's been over a week now and so far I've only had to add in a total of 14ppm dichlor including the initial shock. It hardly seems to be losing any FC. Granted we don't use the tub a ton but does that seem normal? My tub does have ozone and I read that can eat FC (I can't turn it on or off it...
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    Hot Springs > switch from Frog @ease to Nature 2/dichlor bleach method

    They do offer the freshwater system in some of their spas yeah. I wet tested one when we bought our current tub. Here is the snip from my owners manual which leads me to believe adding the saltron would void the warranty. I'll probably go that route once the warranty is over but for now I'd...
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    Hot Springs > switch from Frog @ease to Nature 2/dichlor bleach method

    Well here are the numbers today after balancing last night and putting in 5ppm chlorine to start instead of 10ppm. TA 60ish ppm pH 7.5 CH 150ppm FC 1 TC 2 CC 1 I have no way to test the borates but I put in what the calculator said to so I'm assuming that is fairly close. I assume the TA...
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    Hot Springs > switch from Frog @ease to Nature 2/dichlor bleach method

    I went ahead with the aahsome purge and drain/refill and my numbers pre-adding anything are as follows: TA 50ppm pH 6.5 CH 50ppm CYA 0 FC 0 TC 0 CC 0 TA looks to be spot on pH - it says in the guide to raise by aeration, I'm not seeing a huge change with that... is it okay to use pH...
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    Hot Springs > switch from Frog @ease to Nature 2/dichlor bleach method

    The reason I was thinking drain was the high TC and CC numbers. If I'm understanding correctly they should be under 1ppm on the dichlor/bleach method and I'm testing higher than the Taylor kit can read. I'm assuming I'm upwards of 10ppm on those values. Also TA is 80 instead of the recommended...
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    Hot Springs > switch from Frog @ease to Nature 2/dichlor bleach method

    I called King Technologies to inquire about the TC and CC levels and they did confirm those will show extremely high on a standard drop test kit as that's the "reserve" amount of chlorine necessary to keep the FC range at a constant .5-1ppm using the Frog system. So even though my water is...
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    Hot Springs > switch from Frog @ease to Nature 2/dichlor bleach method

    So I guess at this point I can drain and refill using the diclor bleach method with the addition of the n2 mineral stick and see how that goes. First is use aahsome to purge. I can take the advice of chemical balances: CH to ~150ppm Set TA level to ~50ppm Set pH ~7.2-7.8 Add ~50ppm borates...
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    Hot Springs > switch from Frog @ease to Nature 2/dichlor bleach method

    Some additional reading appears you may be right with this. The Frog system has a very low FC value while maintaining a high CC value, so what I came out with on the Taylor test appears to be normal. Also MPS will affect that test (which I use albeit not a ton). I didn't realize that beforehand.
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    Hot Springs > switch from Frog @ease to Nature 2/dichlor bleach method

    I ran a full test with my Taylor K-2006, here's the results TA 80ppm pH 7.5 CH 80ppm CYA less than 30ppm FC .5-1ppm TC 7ppm CC 6ppm This is still running the inline Frog system. As I said the only time the chlorine smell is noticable is on your skin post soak and even then it's not too bad...