I finally received my Taylor 2106K testing kit, not easy to get a hold of.
Things have been going fine for my Bromine Spa since my refill about a month ago, but I was looking forward to getting real numbers for my spa, and managing it independent of my dealer.
My bromine has read around 3-6 any time I have checked it in teh alst few weeks. the water is clear, has no significant odor and my skin feels fine after I soak. So I was more than a little surpirsed to find a reading of 17.5 ppm!!! for total Bromine ( 35 drops at .5 ppm/drop), Horrified, I rechecked at the 1.25ppm/drop concentration and it was 13 drops, still over 16 ppm!!! I checked my test strip, yup, still reads about 5. So what gives?? If my spa was really at 17, wouldn't my skin notice this?? The test is for total, not free bromine, but as I understand from the taylor booklet, unlike chlorine almost all the bromine is in the active form in a spa. If this is not the case, what is the point of testing total, and not having a test for active in the 2106 Kit?? I used some "bromine starter" ina packet at fill, I have a brominator floating fairly wide open on the adjsutment, and occasioanlly have been putting in a couple tablespoons of Brominating concentrate in after a few days of use. Despite these readings I did use it with a good number of bathers for nearly an hour today, and when I tested again I got 5ppm for total bromine, tested twice, same result???? Please offer soem insight as to what is going on, this makes little sense to me.