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Thread: Bromine VS BBB

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    Bromine VS BBB

    Which is better for managing a spa?
    BBB or Bromine

    Since I have the BBB Chems for the Pool...
    Plus I would have to go buy Bromine...

    Opinions, please.
    Steve
    27,000 gal Vinyl Grecian L, Hayward 1 HP pump, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Rite Chlorinator,
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    Chlorine is tricker and less 'forgiving' in a spa than three step bromine. Most people do bromine worng but when it's done right it's actually very easy. Chlorine requires daiily atttention but is much less expensive.
    If you have a ozonator on the spa I would go with bromine. Ozone and chlorine don't play well together. Ozone and chlorine do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    Ozone and chlorine don't play well together. Ozone and bromine do.
    Could you elaborate on that?
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    Ozone destroys chlorine and vice versa. On the other hand ozone reactivates bromine by oxidizing bromide in the water into active bromine sanitizer. This is because of the differences in chlorine and bromine chemistry. Chlorine also reactivates bromine btw. This is why chorine can be used to 'shock' or oxidize a bromine spa.
    Shocking a bromine spa serves a different purpose than shocking a chlorine one--you want to oxidize your bromide reserve in the water back into active bromine sanitizer, not destrly the bromamines that are formed since they, unlike chloramines, are effective sanitizers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterbear
    Ozone destroys chlorine and vice versa.
    No fair you cheated and changed it.
    Wilbar 12 x 17 Buttress Free AG (~4400 Gal?)
    Hayward 225 sq ft cartridge filter
    1/2 HP Pentair Whisperflo
    Liquidator chlorine feeder
    Pool Rover Jr.
    BBB - it's the way to go

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