Recent content by MikeDelta62

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    New here and looking for refill tablets for Frog @ Ease

    How do you maintain FC with Dicholr/Bleach system when you travel for a week?
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    Switching to bromine - start up questions

    After an Ahh-some treatment, drain, and refill my preferred order is: Add sodium bromide then bleach to get sanitation into the tub. Adjust TA first then pH. My tub is stable with TA = 50 and pH = 7.7 24 hours after adding the last baking soda the tub is at temperature and I will adjust CH...
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    New owner of Hot Tub and new to Bromine

    I started with the Frog system but that was quickly replaced with the three step Bromine process as described in this forum's sticky note. Disclaimer: I have no experience with pools or Ozonators. The short version of my drain/refill procedure is: 1. Bring tub up to shock level and complete...
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    Anyone using a bromine Frog System?

    You can try it but my opinion is, if using the SmartChlor, the chlorine free chlorine (FC) and combine chlorine (CC) results may not be accurate. I don't know about using the Bromine carts. You would have to compare results between the test kit and Frog strips. After I received my Taylor 2106...
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    Anyone using a bromine Frog System?

    My spa can with an inline Frog system and was used for several months. Question #1 - The product instructions only referred to the jump start packet and that's all I did. I recall the packet having dichlor shock but was mostly "Other ingredients". Sodium Bromide supplement was not needed...
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    Spa Water Care

    My experience has been pool stores and spa manufacturers will normally recommend a TA of 80-120 for both spas and pools. I don't think you will find those values recommended on TFP with respect to spas. I use bromine and don't worry much about CYA but I would suggest using Poolmath to...
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    Spa Water Care

    I used the Frog system with my new Relay until they were consumed. The system is convenient but relatively expensive. I had difficulty trusting the low value sanitation level. I could only find the Chlorine cartridges online. The Bromine cartridges were readily available locally. The sole...
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    New From North Georgia

    My wife and I had a spa at our previous home (2012-2017). We used a Bromine tablet floater for sanitation, tested with strips, and got all our spa education from the pool store or friends. If the strips indicated close we thought we were fine. I spent a lot of time, money, and chemicals...