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  1. Aubade

    Very high bromine (22 ppm) after refill?

    Hi All. I refilled my hot tub this weekend and followed a combo of the instructions here and the manual from my tub/chemicals. The main difference is my hot tub manual recommends a much higher TA - 125 - 150. My TA and pH were high so this is what I did and ended up with ~22ppm bromine in the...
  2. Aubade

    Leisure Time Sodium Bromide and Renew

    Hi all. Sorry for this basic question, but I read the bromine sticky and searched but I'm still confused. Basically my husband has been taking care of the hot tub with a pretty lax method, and after the recent news about people dying at the state fair I'm a little nervous it's not good enough...
  3. Aubade

    SWG and Heater Issues?

    My pool is acting crazy this year. We opened it and set the heater at 84 and put the solar cover on, but within 2 cloudy/cool days it was up to 87! It was a bit green when we opened so I added liquid chlorine up to shock level, but couldn't SLAM since my old test kits expired and I was waiting...
  4. Aubade

    Expired Test Kit- What Happens?

    Hi TFP. I have the Taylor K-2006 and Sodium Chloride K-1766 test kits, but the bottles have expiration dates ranging through 2017-2018. I’ve already put in an order for new kits but they won’t come until next week. I just opened my pool 2 days ago and it was a little green, so I’ve been adding...
  5. Aubade

    Happy but Dumb Question: How is it clear when opened??

    I have a heated fiberglass pool with swg, 2 years old now. We still get the guys who built it to open and close it, then in between I take care of it using advice from this site. I am happy to say that it was opened yesterday and was totally clear by the time I got home from work! I'm so...
  6. Aubade

    Chlorine went down to 0 - must I shock?

    Hi All. I'm a new inground fiberglass salt water pool owner - just got it last summer. So far using advice from this site has been working great! But last week I went on vacation, and there must have been a power outage in a storm that popped the breaker panel outside and caused everything to...