1. R

    Issues with back pressure in spa.

    Hey y’all!!!! Hope everyone is having an amazing weekend. So. Our new spa and pool has been completed for about 4 months. So far the pool company CAN NOT get the spa to have less back pressure. We have had them out 9 times to fix it. The have tried every Jet that they have and still shuts...
  2. D

    How to configure Pool Math

    When I use pool math for my spa do I label my spa as fiberglass or vinyl? Or does it even matter? My spa is on its own from my pool so it’s a stand-alone cal spa about 425 gallons.
  3. H

    New pool Build, Michigan

    First Timer here, They are about to break ground on the pool/spa portion of my project. Here is the breakdown, does this check out? Gunite pool 44X22 stretched and curved(perimeter roughly 158.5) see photo 3.6-7ft depth. with a 8x8 raised gunite spa. Back raised privacy wall with 3 water...
  4. R

    Please help: Building a Spa any suggestions for a better spa experience?

    Building a in ground pool with spa. Any suggestions on getting a better spa experience? Pump size? Types of jets? Placement of jets? Your suggestions?
  5. C

    Hot springs hot tub used and black flecks (tiny rocks?) immediately

    We just bought a used hot spring spa and there are sinking black flecks (seem like tiny rocks). They don’t disintegrate upon touching. Any insight? Happened before we even got in it but was clean when we loaded the water. They treated/flushed it before delivery. Thanks in advance!
  6. Chgorob1

    Intellicenter Spa setting

    I just replace my old Jandy with an intellicenter that has pool and combo set up. I really like the new system however I have one item unaddressed. In my current set up I have the spa setting to which I can turn it on and off and I can turn the heat to the desired temperature or off...
  7. Bigtymetexan

    Spa Leak *SUSPECTED*

    Hello pool friends! I have a question. I just had my pool/spa completed and noticed on the side far behind my pool that the ground was damp (more soggy the farther you went to the back near the fence). The pic shows where there is wet grass (spray painted). It gets MUCH worse about 35 feet to...
  8. S

    Spa plumbing help please

    Hi, We have done a big renovation, spa spills over into the main pool. The plumbers ran the pipes under a new section of the house and now we have the pipe work to reconnect to our new equipment. Pool has pump, sand filter, chlorinator. Spa has pump, cartridge, heat and chlorinator. As we...
  9. N

    Pool Math app recommendation values for spas/hot tubs?

    I'm a new spa owner following the How do I use Chlorine in my Spa (or pool)? approach to maintenance. I'm also using the Pool Math app to log my upkeep and calculate any chem additions. I recognize the app is mostly for pool use, but is it possible to change a setting somewhere so that the...
  10. T

    Losing Water and I don't know where

    I just bought a house and it came with a Clearwater Spa. We didn't buy the house because of the spa, but it's quickly become my favorite new toy. I drained it, scrubbed it, filled it, leveled the chemicals then a week into owning it, the circ pump died and I had to have it replaced. Now after...
  11. T

    Introduction: Greetings from East Texas

    Hello everyone, I live in Longview, Texas and was introduced to your page by a friend from work. He was right in that there is an amazing wealth of knowledge written in these forums and seemingly common sense approach to pool/spa maintenance. I purchased a project spa that I will have a...
  12. R

    In Dichlor-Bleach Hot Tub, are weekly chlorine shocks necessary?

    As part of weekly or monthly maintenance in a dichlor-then-bleach hot tub, are chlorine shocks necessary (12-13ppm FC, 30ppm CYA)? Or is it just in response to problems (cloudiness, odor, foaming, etc.)? Just getting over some hot tub rash, so I want to make sure I'm dotting every "i".
  13. E

    Pool leaking... had 'leaks' fixed in pool light and skimmers HOWEVER pool still leaking

    Hi all First time pool owner and someone struggling to fix an issue that seems to never end. Also worried I am being taken advantage of by contractors due to my lack of knowledge. A quick background 1) Have a large underground pool and attached spa. Saw that when pump was running the pool...
  14. G

    Hi. New User w Large Swim Spa

    A friend told me about TFP so I am trying it out. I have a divided Swim (2050 gal) / Hot Spa (275 gal) that both have Master Spa Ecopure Copper Filter, UV, and Ozone (mast3rpur). I want to better manage sanitizing using this app. One thing I do notice is there is no selection for using a...
  15. P

    New build - spa losing water

    We have just had our pool start up and we noticed that when the system (pump and filter) is on, water was weeping out of the raised spa through one of the small pipes on the side. The company speculated that the jet was clogged, so they sent a technician yesterday to remove and replace all of...
  16. J

    Spa draining into pool

    All, I seem to be having a fairly common issue of the above pool spa draining into the pool when the pump is off. Water does not go below the return jets. I’ve checked the check valve on the spa return and it looks fine. Spring still works, O-rings intact. I moved both return and drain on the...
  17. V

    New Spa build with Pentair Ultratemp 120

    Hello everyone, We are in the process of having a pool and spa built and have been offered a Pentair Ultratemp 120 for heating the spa (7'x7'). We live in San Antonio, TX- so winters aren't harsh and our lowest temps average 40F and only for a few days at a time. I have read a lot about using...
  18. S

    New to forum

    I am new to the forum, my pool and spa is about 6 years old. No significant issue to date, but have annoying issue with by Pentair Screenlogic app - The spa will turn via the app, but not turn off with the app. Any suggestions. Also what function does the eggtime serve on the app?
  19. S

    Question about stopping reverse water flow

    I have a typical Florida pool/spa setup. In the spa I used to have a water feature which I didn’t care for. It causes uneven flow back into the pool. It was screwed into the floor of the spa via PVC. I removed it and at night when the pump stops, the spa level drops by half. Is there a type of...
  20. U

    Hot tub controller? What is this?

    Hi, our in ground hot tub has this busted controller that is recessed into the ground. It’s never worked since we purchased the home. Most likely it’s 18-20 years old now. Is this a part that can be replaced? If so, where can I find it and what’s it called? Also, the inside of the pipe it sits...
  21. U

    Jet replacement in gunite spa

    Hello, I am trying to figure out how to replace a broken jet In our in-ground gunite spa. I found the part I think I need to replace here CMP 23315-030-000 1.5 in. MPT Gunite Spa Jet44 I have never replaced a spa jet so not sure if this is all I need to replace or how to go about replacing it...
  22. johig

    SWG Output for Attached Spa

    I have an attached (raised) spa with a spillover to the main pool. All equipment is shared between the pool and spa, with a single variable speed pump. When the pool was completed and set up, the SWG was set to run at 25% with the pump in "pool" mode but only 1% with the pump in "spa" mode. - Is...
  23. J

    Spa return jet question

    I think I have what should be a fairly easy question for the TFP forum. My spa has 5 returns. Appears the eyeball jets or whatever go there crumbled/deteriorated away over time with the previous owners. Question is; what are the appropriate / intended fittings to go here? I’ve found a couple...
  24. K

    Filter pressure in pool vs spa

    Hello, I have an inground pool with an associated spa. I am wondering if anyone has ever experienced the filter pressure tripling when the spa is isolated? This is a new issue so I thought I needed to backwash my system. After doing so, when I open all valves (pool and spa) or isolate the pool...
  25. SCope345

    Spa Size

    We just broke ground and are now under construction! We decided on a 10ft diameter spa.... it looks massive :oops:. Is this too big? What is the average size spa? How many people can we expect to fit in a 10ft round spa? TIA
  26. B

    Pool / spa tile repair in Philadelphia, PA suburbs

    Hi, I lost a bunch of tiles in our attached spa last year during the winter. I’d like to get the spa re-tiled. I’m having a hard time finding someone. Any recommendations on someone that can replace the tile on an attached pool spa in the Philly area ? Thanks!
  27. awpoll

    pool equipment list

    I have received my pool equipment list and I want feedback from you all. In reading on this forum it seems that a variable speed pump on the pool is the best pump. My PB called and told me that Jandy has been having issues with the VS Pumps which is why he recommended the Jandy FloPro 2.0...
  28. MarineroC

    Small Pool/Spa for vacationers & us

    Greetings from island Rab Croatia, Looking forward to find and share valuable information with those interested. Started a month and a half ago with digging on our pool/spa that is also for our guests as we also rent, currently completed with steel rebar and setting installations in place. Have...
  29. J

    Spa blower Help!!!

    I have a in ground spa, I want to add a blower too it, it didn’t have one to begin with. I thought I knew how to add one, I put a blower in line with the spa jets and add a check valve but no bubbles, what am I doing wrong?
  30. bxcrwlly

    Misplaced Spa Calculations For Reducing Chlorine Using Hydrogen Peroxide

    I seemed to have misplaced my once received from the forum, guidelines on how much Hydrogen Peroxide to use in my spa to reduce chlorine to a tolerable level around 3-5ppm. I did a bit of online research and found a few articles one of which talks about 2 ounces Hydrogen Peroxide for every 100...