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    Spa startup with BBB instead of BaquaSpa-Help?

    We have a softub. LOVE it... but hate BaquaSpa. We recently found out that the company decided you shouldnt use it indoors We have for years. Maybe it's why I now have Asthma??

    Hubby and DD BOTH came down with chickenpox/folliculitis looking rashes a couple of years ago when were tried chlorine before.

    I would like to try the BBB method in our spa. How do I get started?

    It is a 440 gal, 4 person Softub, vinyl liner, always been indoors and used indoors.

    Thanks for your help. We love it in the cold weather and would like to use it again. I miss our pool already
    **8 y/o 24'/52" AG Vinyl 25mil Printed Liner, 14,000 gallons
    1hp Pentair/Sta-Rite 150# Sand Filter hard plumbed w/timer, 31.5 GPM pump volume.
    'Lil Shark Automatic Vacuum. Addicted to our TF100 Kit :)
    **14 y/o 440 gallon Softub. Indoor use only. Previously used BaquaSpa. Would rather not use spa than ever go back to using BS :( Would like to convert to BBB. Guidance welcomed.

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    Re: Spa startup with BBB instead of BaquaSpa-Help?

    Quote Originally Posted by resch
    I would like to try the BBB method in our spa. How do I get started?
    Read the Introduction in this thread: How do I use Chlorine in my Spa (or pool)?

    There are instructions for converting a Baqua pool to chlorine in the Pool School, but with a hot tub you're much better off just starting with a complete change of water.
    14,555 gal in-ground 16'x29' white plaster Pool w/spa (2007); Goldline Aqua Logic AQL-PS-8 control w/Aqua Cell 15 Salt Water Chlorination (SWCG); Hayward TriStar 1HP (1.85 SF) main / 1.5HP (1.60 SF) spa pumps; Hayward Swimclear cart filter C4025, ColorLogic LED lights; Tankless SP-18-4 electric heater; Polaris 280 cleaner.
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    Re: Spa startup with BBB instead of BaquaSpa-Help?

    Can I use the TF-100 test kit we got (and love BTW) for our pool or do I need something else in order to test for the spa?

    It is stored right now so we would be starting out from scratch. I will read and post any other questions.

    Thanks so much!
    **8 y/o 24'/52" AG Vinyl 25mil Printed Liner, 14,000 gallons
    1hp Pentair/Sta-Rite 150# Sand Filter hard plumbed w/timer, 31.5 GPM pump volume.
    'Lil Shark Automatic Vacuum. Addicted to our TF100 Kit :)
    **14 y/o 440 gallon Softub. Indoor use only. Previously used BaquaSpa. Would rather not use spa than ever go back to using BS :( Would like to convert to BBB. Guidance welcomed.

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    Re: Spa startup with BBB instead of BaquaSpa-Help?

    Your TF100 will work equally well for the tub (mine does!). The target parameters might be a little different (typically want CH lower in a tub, ~100-150) but the testing mechanics are all the same.
    --paulr
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