Recent content by duganderson

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    Is it safe to add 1-2 oz of 12.5% bleach with people in tub in middle of tub and jets on full?

    That's great to know! Yes, that was the theory behind the question.
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    Is it safe to add 1-2 oz of 12.5% bleach with people in tub in middle of tub and jets on full?

    If there are 3-4 people in a 400 gallon hot tub for an extended amount of time, is it safe to add 1-2 oz of 12.5% bleach in the middle of the tub with jets on OR would you recommend people get out briefly? I"m in MN so getting out for a bit can be challenging for some when it's cold. I was...
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    Anyone want to sell an extra Taylor 2006C case? I'll pay shipping too

    I would like to get the larger Taylor 2006 C case that holds the larger regents. Anyone want to sell or give away an extra. I'll pay shipping of course. I can send check or use PayPal.
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    Is this chlorine use interpretation correct?

    That's a GREAT idea! Thanks, Doug
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    Is this chlorine use interpretation correct?

    Based on what I've read on this site, I wanted to see if this is correct........... Let's say 1 person gets in a hot tub with 2 PPM free chlorine. The person soaks for 1 hour and creates the average of approximately 7 PPM of free chlorine need. The person gets out and adds enough liquid...
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    Salt PPM at 1200 BEFOR adding salt? Should I drain and refill?

    I should have first looked in the TFP pool school Table of Contents - Trouble Free Pool I've read several of the articles in there and they are awesome. Anyone with a new pool or hot tub should probably start reading the entire TFP pool school first. For me, doing that would have...
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    Salt PPM at 1200 BEFOR adding salt? Should I drain and refill?

    That's what I thought I had heard. I'd like to read about the chemistry of a SWG and how the chlorine that is generated from splitting the salt (sodium and chloride) does NOT get used up like the Chlorine in liquid chlorine does. If anyone knows of a good article about this, I'd love to read it.
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    What max and min free chlorine would you set on SmarterSpa SWG on Hot Tub???? CYA too???

    I installed a SmarterSpa SWG on my 400 G. hot tub. The Smarter Spa lets you control the max free chorine by adjusting how long it runs AND the minimum free chlorine by adjusting the sensor for when it turns on. What max and min free chlorine would you shoot for as I adjust it? My tub is most...
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    Salt PPM at 1200 BEFOR adding salt? Should I drain and refill?

    Thanks for clarifying! Will salt likely get too high occasionally if I'm using liquid chlorine and Muriatic Acid occasionally? One thing I don't understand about SWG yet is.......Does salt PPM lower with use (if no other salts are added like liquid chlorine and Muriatic Acid) OR does salt...
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    Salt PPM at 1200 BEFOR adding salt? Should I drain and refill?

    I added a SmarterSpa SWG today. Before I added the salt, my Taylor Salt Test and test strip showed about 1200 PPM of salt. I added 2.5 cups of pool salt to my 400 g. tub and it brought it up to 1800 PPM. The Smarter spa indicates that salt is in the correct range which they say is 1500--2000...
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    Case that holds everything but not too big?

    I have a Taylor 2006 kit but have added a few things like some bigger regents, TFT CYA tube, MPS regent, and thinking about adding a speed stir and a few extra tubes to go along with this. Any suggestions on cases that are not too big but hold everything without tipping?
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    Do I really need to drain hot tub before adding SWG as directions say????

    I like being "ahead of the Jones's" AND attribute most of my understanding of accurate hot tub care to THIS SITE. Thank you!!!! Doug
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    Do I really need to drain hot tub before adding SWG as directions say????

    I have my CYA at 25 but am adding a SWG. I've seen posts here and other places that say SWG hot tubs should have a higher CYA but that does not seem correct. Mine is outside but it is covered most of the time except when it's being used or I'm trying to burn off extra FC or CC
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    Do I really need to drain hot tub before adding SWG as directions say????

    I just bought a SmarterSpa SWG and the directions say I should drain my tub and refill before adding. Do I really have to drain it? I can't figure out why this would be necessary. I have a 400 g. hot tub that was drained about a month ago with 2 Ahh-Some purges. I have used the...
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    Which salt water generator?

    Thank you for clarifying.