It is only set at 101°. But very prevalent there when just climbing in. As long as it’s not dangerous, it does fade. Just wanted to check here, in case it was something to worry about.It is probably simply a whiff of the sanitizer. Does it get more pungent when the water is at 104 degrees?
That might be it. I’m in Georgia, but it has been chilly at night and I have been closing it up a little faster this past week. Maybe running 5-10 minutes after adding bleach and then closing up. Thanks for the replies.Just let it “air out” a minute before getting in. Same goes for after you get out & replenish fc - give those cc’s that are produced from the fc oxidizing the bather waste time to escape before closing the cover. I notice it more in the winter usually because I tend to close the tub up sooner after using it cuz I’m cold 🥶.
I think that is the issue. If someone would create an unstabilized chlorine dispenser floating system with a 1-10 dial for dispersement, it would make it super easy to just adjust to dial based on prior chlorine levels and bather load, throw it in and let it sit until the next use .Be sure to check the dates on the liquid chlorine/bleach- it degrades over time & depending upon how it was stored (outside in the hot sun etc.)
Fresh stuff should yield roughly the results of PoolMath based on it’s percentage.
FC/CYA Chartstill apply. You could make use of your current chlorine cartridge if you wish whilst having some cya in the water the higher fc it was giving you shouldn’t be irritating.
The method’s name should really be changed to the “reach 30ppm cya then use some form unstabilized chlorine method”.
I think that is the issue. If someone would create an unstabilized chlorine dispenser floating system with a 1-10 dial for dispersement, it would make it super easy to just adjust to dial based on prior chlorine levels and bather load, throw it in and let it sit until the next use .
I’m doing OK with the Dichlor and bleach method used here, but, it seems to be all over the place. I have tried a couple of different bottles of bleach and a bottle of chlorinating liquid at 10%, and using the pool math effects of adding tool, none of them seem to be the strength that they stated on the bottle. It seems to be all over the place. I know that bleach weakens over time, and there’s no way to stop that, but I am consistently chasing chlorine on a daily basis. I add to where I think it should be 7ppm and when I check it the following morning it is 2.5 ppm. Other days, I think it should be 6 ppm, and it reads 10 ppm. I know it’s never going to be absolutely on the dot, but I would expect to be a little closer than that with consistent usage.
I thought you were using the Aqua Clarity product in your hot tub. If you are, just elevate the sanitizer level to around 6-10 ppm chlorine 4 hours after you add the required Aqua Clarity. Thats all you will need. When you return, please post what you find. I leave my 720 gallon tub for a week at a time on many occasions. I just dose it up with bleach after adding the Aqua Clarity. Always perfect when I return. Of course the hot tub is covered.