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  1. Hi everyone, the radio on my 2010 Sundance Optima won't turn on. Any help or suggestions please. The manual says to check the fuses, but I don't know where/which panel to open to access the fuses. Thanks
  2. It's funny that you say that because when I asked the sales person about the tiny bubbles. They said, that is the ozonator working. It's amazing all the stuff they tell you. Anyway I did see on the manual that there is a symbol that looks like a sunshine that will display on the panel when the ozonator is working. Another thought I have that I can disconnect in the winter months as according to the manual the std. mode the ozonator is on most the time. They suggest in the winter months to use the standard mode because of the risk of freezing. But in the summer months on economy mode,the ozonator will be on less. Perhaps, I could use it in the summer. I would like to get some use out of it since I have it.
  3. So you are saying, the ozonator will help to reduce the amount of chlorine needed if we use the tub often (not sure what often means) otherwise it will change the chlorine into chloride. In which cause, it will need more chlorine. It seems like the ozonator is working all the time. I was reading in the manual in standard mode, it works with the circ pump and will turn off when the jets are on and for 5 mins. afterwards. When I look into the tub, I do see these tiny bubbles in the water all the time. There is another mode, economy mode which is used in warmer weather. I believe the filter/circ pump, heater and ozonator is only activated for four 30 min filter cycles. So it seems my options are to keep trying to stablize the water with the ozonator or turn it off completely. I am also curious how this changes in the summer months. Does the heat from the sun change the amount of chlorine required?
  4. Because it only kills what gets circulated through the circulation system so does not provide sanitation in the bulk water. It won't affect person-to-person transmission of disease nor will it affect any pathogens attached to spa surfaces. Ozone does not leave a significant residual in the water -- if it was at high enough output to do so, then it could outgas ozone and be a health hazard so they intentionally limit output to prevent this, including turning it off while you are in the spa. Did you ever decontaminate your spa and use something like Spa System Flush (I had mentioned that in an earlier post)? Maybe you've got significant biofilms somewhere on some surfaces (such as piping or filter) that developed when the spa was new and wet tested or at some later time if the sanitizer level got to zero for a few hours or longer. No we haven't refill the water yet. The temperature outside is so cold. We did take out half the water and put in fresh water as a temporary fix. But I will definitely get it done once the temperature outside is at least 0. Not only is it really cold but I am worried that the pipes will freeze. Other than Spa System Flush what other options are out there?
  5. Yes we did start with Dichlor and the CYA is about 35. I am puzzled by this high chlorine demand. This may be a dumb question, but if the ozonator kills bacteria and viruses then why do you need chlorine at all?
  6. Yes, I have been noticing the chlorine demand is still high. I need to put at least 6-8oz of bleach every day regardless if I use the tub or not just from keeping it from dropping to zero. I thought once I refil the tub, the chlorine demand won't be so high. Also, the CC is not coming down. I have been reading on this forum about the ozonator will consume the chlorine if there isn't any bacteria. I am still learning about this one. When I was buying the tub the sale person explained that the ozonator breaks down the bacteria into something that is more easily sanitized by the chlorine. Anyway, that is what I understood. Still learning every day and thanks for your help. I may come to the same conclusion and unplug that ozonator.
  7. Hello, I cleaned the filters with water only. I still need to buy something to clean the outter filter. I have the Sundance Optima 880 which has two microclean filters, one is pleated on the outside and the other fits inside it has a smooth surface. The manual says only to ligthly clean the inner one with water only. Right now, I am puzzled by the high chlorine demand. I am hoping once we completely drain and refill the tub this problem will go away. I believe I got all the other readings under control. Another thing I was going to do some reading on was in the SPA manual it says: never add chlorine tablets (trichlor) or acid to your hot tub for any reason. These chemicals may damage components within your hot tub, burn or irritate your skin, create a rash, and void the manufacturer warranty. where is Trichlor found? I am guessing with the acid it must be diluted first.
  8. Hello, I cleaned the filters with water only. I still need to buy something to clean the outter filter. I have the Sundance Optima 880 which has two microclean filters, one is pleated on the outside and the other fits inside it has a smooth surface. The manual says only to ligthly clean the inner one with water only. Right now, I am puzzled by the high chlorine demand. I am hoping once we completely drain and refill the tub this problem will go away. I believe I got all the other readings under control. Another thing I was going to do some reading on was in the SPA manual it says: never add chlorine tablets (trichlor) or acid to your hot tub for any reason. These chemicals may damage components within your hot tub, burn or irritate your skin, create a rash, and void the manufacturer warranty. where is Trichlor found? I am guessing with the acid it must be diluted first.
  9. Wow! thanks for all this information it was more than I could have ever expected. This forum and you guys are great. Thanks again for your help in my quest for a perfecting my hot tub water. Please have patience as I am sure I will have more questions.
  10. Thanks for your help. I am getting more information here than the place I bought the hot tub. Does anyone know where I can get the Spa System Flush in Canada? Also, the one month supply of chemicals from the place I got the hot tub was from www.shuswaphottubs.com/user/image/spaguide.pdf does anyone know anything about these products? Should I put the stain control in which it says it emilinates and controls iron, copper and managanese on the next hot tub fill?
  11. For all titration (drop counting) tests you want to keep adding drops until the addition of one more drop does not produce further color change and then you do not count that last drop. For exampe, with the TA test you add 5 drops and the color stays green, on drop 6 it gets sort of grey, stays grey on drop 7, turns pinkish on drop 8, gets brighter on drop 9 and produces no further color change on drop 10. Don't count that last drop. It took 9 drops to change from green to red and (with a 25 ml sample) this would be 90 ppm TA.
  12. I was hoping there was another solution. Before I begin the joyful experience of draining and refilling the tub in freezing weather, does anyone have any tips to make this process easier? So basically, this BOOM product brought the CYA up too high, I need to switch to bleach sooner. I am surprised how quickly it got up there. The tub was filled on Dec. 17th. I am guessing this is the reason the chlorine was dropping to zero quickly. I have a few more questions: Is there a difference between he bleach or regular bleach? When putting different chemicals in the tub is there any combination that shouldn't be put in together? What is okay to put in together? Also, when testing for T/A the kit says the colour will change from green to red. When I count the number of drops there is a point when the solution goes clear. Then the next drop will make the solution slightly pink and with each additional drop the solution will have a darker pink colour (not red). At which point do you stop counting? Is it the drop right after it went clear?
  13. The pH reading was at 8.2 so I decided to add 120ml of reducer and 60g BOOM then aerated 20 mins. I just wanted to get that chlorine in there since it was always reading zero. After 20 mins. the reading (10am) where FC=15,CC=2,pH=7.0,T/A= 200, CYA = 100 and CH= 180 To get T/A down, I tried to aerated for another 20 mins. Also, only one person had used the hot tub since adding chemical to the tub. Now the reading(11pm) are FC = 11, CC=1, pH=7.2, T/A=140 and CYA =100 The T/A is still high, is there anything else I can do besides aerating to lower T/A? I was thinking my next step is to keep aerating, add bleach after the next usage instead of BOOM so that CYA doesn't go higher. Does that sound okay? Also, why is that CYA so high? Is there any way to lower it beside a full water change?
  14. Thanks for your help, I'll get working on this right away. If I still have trouble, do you mind if I let you know what I did and give you the test results?