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Dr. Spa

Member Since 21 Sep 2005
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In Topic: How Many Pumps...

26 April 2016 - 01:05 PM

Artesian Spas is one of the better manufacturers out there. They stand very solid behind their product.


As for the number of pumps. 1 is fine, if the spa feels good to you. 3 or 4 may feel better, or worse, will definitely cost you more initially to buy, and require 3 to 4 times the maintenance as compared to 1 pump, over the life of the spa..

In Topic: How Many Pumps...

26 April 2016 - 07:05 AM

Concerned about what?


FYI, the spa in your link is made by Artesian Spas, not Arctic.

In Topic: Dealer Not Taking Accountability For Bad Advice

24 April 2016 - 12:05 PM

A 3 week old spa? It's NOT biofilm. If you're getting foam, it's due to contaminants YOU'RE introducing into the water. Hair care products, personal hygiene products, sweat, whatever the kids are doing in there, etc.


The clairifier coagulated all of this, creating the "greasy gunk"

In Topic: How To Avoid Calcium Precipitation

24 April 2016 - 06:16 AM

Unless this is a spa/pool made of plaster/concrete/gunnite or has tile with grout, leave the CH where it is.

In Topic: When Would One Use "sleep Mode" (Balboa Control Panel)

23 April 2016 - 06:58 AM

" Also, I would think that if one used the sleep mode somewhat often, they would use more energy heating the spa back to the set temperature by 20 degrees, rather than maintaining the set temperature.  Am I missing something? "


Not at all true. The cooler the water is, the less heat (energy) will be lost to the atmosphere (Newtons Law of Cooling). The amount of energy needed to heat the spa back up will be less than the amount of energy lost.