bromine

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    Confusion testing a Chlorine/Bromine pool

    I have an 8000gal plaster spa. It is a Chlorine spa, but because I had to add Chlorine ever few days, a couple of months ago I added 1in Bromine tablets to a floater to maintain the pool while we were on vacation (only thing I could find in 1in size), not realizing this would convert the spa to...
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    Water test shows bromine for my Clorine salt water (SWG) pool

    Been having some issues trying to get my pool open. Had been using an old pack of test strips and realised they were very out of date resulting in I think me adding too much stabiliser to the pool, so ordered some more tests (different brand), replaced half the water and this test contains a...
  3. bredwrd

    Sodium bromide is NOT "banned" in Canada

    It's commonly repeated that sodium bromide has been banned in Canada, that Health Canada considers bromine to be unsafe for hot tubs, and other such things. While it is true that certain sodium bromide products have been found to have health risks, and banned for sale by regulations from Health...
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    Is Bromine safe long-term in Intex Hot Tubs?

    Hello All, I have recently bought an Intex Greywood inflatable hot tub and have been very thankful for this forum. Here there is consistent information with actual logical science behind the recommendations that is so difficult to find elsewhere. I decided to use Bromine for sanitizer since it...
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    UV Sanitation + Bromine Questions in above ground 11x22 therapy pool (indoor)

    Hello. We are installing a Really EZ insulated Thermapool in our garage (insulated and heated)--We have had their pools before and LOVE THEM!) The pool temp will be routinely kept around 90 degrees F. We have purchased a UV filter to reduce the amount of chemicals in the water, and have opted...
  6. Skibabette

    Why does Hot Spring say not to use compressed Bromine?

    I'm a first-time spa owner - it was set in place on March 5th, and hooked up by my electrician on March 14th. I purchased bromine tablets (bromo-chloro-dimethlyhydantoin) and a floater for my spa (a Hot Spring Limelight Flair), then I read the manual which states "DO NOT use tri-chlor chlorine...
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    PPM Bromine Decay Daily?

    I have a new 450 gallon hot tub and have been measuring how much Bromine levels drop when not being influenced through the additions of tabs or concentrate. It looks like my hot tub loses about 10 or more ppm per day without anyone swimming in the tub. My typical use is to keep the tub at...
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    How to Measure Sodium Bromide?

    How does one measure the amount of Sodium Bromide (Bromide Reserve) in a hot tub? I see all the usual drop and strip tests for Bromine, but nothing yet for reserve Sodium Bromide. What I do see is when my Bromine levels are testing low and then I oxidize with MPS, the bromine measure increases...
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    OTO Test started at 4, then turned dark orange. High CCs?

    I've looked around this forum for a while, but this is my first post. The pool runs on bromine. The sun breaks down the bromine rapidly, so this morning I put 2 trichlor tablets in the chlorinator to try to use less chlorine bleach. My understanding is the chlorine activates the bromide. This...