Opening my spill over spa ahead of my pool. How do I sanitize?

coilerman

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Sep 29, 2008
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I have a spillover spa attached to my pool and while it’s a little early to open the pool, I thought I would open the spa now. It’s the first time I’ve done this in stages so I hope my newbie question is okay.

I have a salt water chlorinator but since the water temp (when the spa is not heating) is too low, how else should I sanitize the pool?

I’ve seen those floating bromine dispensers in friend’s spas. Is that the easiest way to go?
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Do not add bromine to a chlorine pool, ever. It will make it into a bromine pool.

Use liquid chlorine to chlorinate until your SWG comes online.

I think you should open the pool and the spa. I don't know what will be "closed" in your pool when you open your spa.
 

coilerman

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Sep 29, 2008
167
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
I can shut off two valves to close off the intake and outflow pipes to the pool.

I don’t want to take the cover off the pool because we have massive maple trees in the backyard that drop millions of keys in the late spring. I usually wait until this is over before opening the pool. I burned out a pump one year because the keys clogged up the skimmer and blocked the water.
 

ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
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Northern NJ
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Chlorine
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SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
How will you keep water from going over the spa spillover onto the cover and the closed pool?
 
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