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  1. I don't have one. But someone on here recommended using Aah Some to clean out the pipes when changing the water.
  2. It's off-season for our vacation rental and this is the first winter we've had it so we are trying to work out how to manage things. It is is being checked weekly and the bromine has been too high. We kept turning the floater opening down lower and lower but even at the lowest setting it's too high. So we think maybe we should leave the floater empty and weekly put in some MPS? The only other thing I can think of is to just put maybe fewer tabs in the floater, like 2 or 3. We'd been filling it (8 tablets?) and when checked a week later it'd be empty or near empty
  3. Has anyone used these and do you know how they differ? The 2nd is made by Blue Wave- NO MORE RING AROUND THE SPA! This powerful formula uses natural enzymes to break down oil and scum in the water and on filter elements.
  4. I don't want to leave bleach for guests to use. On a related note-cloudy water. How do you know whether to bring the bromine to shock level or to use a clarifier? Or to change the water but I suppose that depends on the TDS and if the other measures aren't able to clear up the water. I am trying to educate myself in case I have to do this. And because I am not so sure the service people I've spoken to in our small town (there aren't an abundance to choose from) are as knowledgeable as I'd prefer.
  5. Thank you . It's a 375 gallon tub. You are correct-the problem is, this is a vacation rental and could have 6 people in it daily and I don't want or expect them to check. I am thinking of leaving instructions to add 2 oz after each use. Our maintenance guy will come in-between guests. I could leave test strips for them I suppose and instructions. Or maybe , even though it's a bromine spa, leave dichlor with instructions. Is that any easier to use?
  6. From what I understand, in a bromine hot tub, MPS is used like Dichlor is used in a chlorine spa. My directions say to add 6 Tbsp as a shock but not how often. It can't be weekly if 4 or 5 people are using it daily-it'd get awful gross. So is that daily?
  7. Thank you . That makes it all sound pretty simple. When would you use the Renew?
  8. I realize even a bromine spa has some chlorine in it (due to the bromine tabs). Is there a preference for using dichor as an activator/shock over MPS? If it was a home spa I might use bleach but this is at a vacation rental. I'd like to leave some product for the guests to put in after each use, with instructions. So is one more simple for them to use , or not as critical if they were to mess up and put too much in? Does one affect the pH or alkalinity more than the other?
  9. I don't believe so. The 2 oz sodium bromide packet to build a reserve is 99% Sodium Bromide. This is what's in the granules- 82.5% Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione, 14.7% Sodium bromide. In the tablets- The active ingredients are: 1-Bromo-3-Chloro-5, 5-Dimethlhydantoin 60%1,3-Dichloro-5, 5-Dimethlydantoin 27.4%1,3 Dichloro-5-Ethyl-5-Methylhydantoin 10.6%Other Ingredients: 2%
  10. I recently learned you can buy bromine granules. When/why would I use these instead of or in addition to the bromine tabs I've been using in a floater?
  11. The sweet spot is hard to find when there isn't consistent use. We figured when it gets alot of use in summer with many reservations we should keep it open almost all the way and open very little in the off-season. We have been adding MPS after guests leave, but maybe we need to leave some with them with daily instructions. That's what I was calling "shocking", but is that not the correct terminology?
  12. Having an ozonator means you can get by with less sanitizer " It was from
  13. "You should add bleach/chlorine or MPS after each bathing to account for the increased demand for sanitizer. If you don't, there's a good chance that the sanitizer level will drop to a point that will allow things to start growing. " Maybe I am using the term 'shock" incorrectly. We have been using MPS and I thought that was a shock product. Is it not?
  14. So by additional sanitizer , do you mean add more bromine tabs? They don't get depleted that fast , do they? You mentioned chlorine. In a bromine-sanitized spa? (Sorry if I'm being dense!)