Hello all, I didn't realize dichlor had cyanuric acid and was confused as to why my levels were so high in the spa (doh!). I have been reading a lot of blogs on this topic and getting confused. I want to try the method of starting out with dichlor and then switching to unstable chlorine once the levels of cyanuric acid are good. But getting confused.
The set up:
The set up:
- We have a 450 gallon spa with ozonator.
- I also use LEISURE TIME SGQ-02 Spas Hot Tub Enzyme once a week
- We have been putting in 1/2 oz of dichlor granules after every use, keeping the chlorine levels low (because of the ozonator and enzymes) between 1-3. In general I am in favor of anything that lets us keep the chlorine level low.
- I use it about 5 days a week, solo. Occasionally we might have as many have 5 or 6 kids and grownups in and out of it all day.
- The spa is my baby. While I don't want to overpay or spend a fortune I'm open to the best solution even if it's a bit costlier
- What is the best unstable chlorine to use once the cyanuric acid levels are right? Calcium Hypochlorite? Sodium Hypochlorite? Clorox bleach? [email protected]? Something else?
- Can I get a sleeve of pool shock and use that? (not the whole thing, obviously, but a little at a time)
- Can I literally buy a bottle of Clorox and use that? Or should I be getting a bottle of liquid pool chlorine? If so, do you pour it in or spray it over the top?
- What would be the right frequency and dosage?
- Do I need to keep an eye on anything else with the chemistry if I switch from dichlor?