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    Planning ahead??

    Hey guys, I know it has been a while since I've been around asking silly questions, but I'm back.....hehe

    No really, we are still waiting on our pb to get around to us and get the pool done, but I have a question in order to maybe "plan ahead"....

    We want to do a hot tub/spa along with our pool, but we will probably have one of the stand alone models over on our patio area next to the pool area due to the cost issue right now. We thought about connecting one to the pool, but as I said, the cost thing kinda hits on the heavy side for us. We also kinda like the idea of have all the different jets for massaging and whatever.

    As of right now we are going with a SWG (Polaris model) on our IG Vinyl that is coming. My question is how can we take care of a hot tub when we get it? Can we use salt water in it also, or do we use chlorine or something else like BBB? I mean if we have to go buy the chemicals and other stuff anyway, would it make sense to go with that on the pool and the hot tub? I know it won't be nearly as much, but how will it be going from the salt water to the other water to the salt to the other water,,,,etc?

    Any opinions and info welcomed and thanks in advance!!!!

    DMAN
    17,500g ; 16X32 Inground Vinyl
    Hayward 1hp ; SWG
    3/4hp booster on Polaris 280
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    Re: Planning ahead??

    Dman,

    I just finished exactly what your are talking about. I have a pool that I will be adding salt to as soon as my 30 days are up as well as a stand alone spa. I chose a stand alone spa because the comfort and operational cost benefit over a built in.

    There is a section here at TFP about spas and I recommend you read it. The is information about using BBB as well as Bromine in spas.

    I still have a lot of spa chemistry questions but haven't had time to ask them. In the mean time, I have found the pool chemistry much easier to deal with than the spa. I suspect it's just like fish tanks...larger ones are actually easier because the fish loading is smaller and a larger body of water is more stable.

    Good Luck
    11000 Gals, Intelliflo, Sta-Rite Cartridge, Polaris 360

    Pool I built in my old house: my-new-pool-build-t4534.html

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    Re: Planning ahead??

    Thanks Cobra, I'll check out that section on spas and go from there I guess.

    Thanks Again,

    DMAN
    17,500g ; 16X32 Inground Vinyl
    Hayward 1hp ; SWG
    3/4hp booster on Polaris 280
    WHO DAT!
    GEAUX TIGERS!!

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