Hi All -
We just moved into a house that has a hot tub on the deck. As part of our agreement, we asked that they have the tub serviced, clean, and ready to go. The tub has(we were told has, at least) freshly filled water. But it looks a bit cloudy, and foams a lot when we run it. We have well water. They used bromine. I got a test kit, and here are the readings:
TC/TB - 0
pH - 8.6
TA - 1200
TH - 1600
I've read about the relationship between TA and pH, but with the TA being so high, will the overall chemistry work out ok if I keep adding acid, and running it until it goes down? And what do I add/do about the TH? Will adding bleach to reactivate the bromine matter or interact with all my #s being so high? Is is ok to use it with these #s and not get some disease?
I used info from this forum when I had one of the blow up donut pools, and you all are so helpful. I appreciate it so much!!!!