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  1. Interesting. Good thing I can differentiate shades of red and when I test PH, CH, TA etc. I make sure my sanitizer levels are not high. ive not had any issues yet
  2. Incidentally, reading your post and your say NOT to use the K2005. Why is that? I just got it and love it. It’s easy to use and seems more accurate than the test strips
  3. Thank you! I just got it drained and refilled yesterday. This time I got the proper ranges from the start hopefully. adjusted TA up from 50 to 90 - to account for bromine floater lower PH fall adjusted CH up to 120 PH was good.
  4. Ok so in my case the cover is a 4 inch taper to 2 inch. There’s about 1/2 inch overlap around the perimeter and there is a “foam and vinyl covered flap) that is at the hinge and wedges between. im okay with water loss. Provided it’s not a leak. I’ve noticed on my tub even with the cover on 💯 of the time over a month I might see 1/16 loss. I think you’ve answered my question. It’s unlikely a spa cover will 💯 seal in all evaporation even without being opened. So some very minimal water loss could be expected even without use. Especially as the water temp greatly exce
  5. Yeah but you had a leak 🤣. I’m talking if there was a zero leak Covered tub that was set at 104 and never used would it be reasonable to say see a 1/16 or so inch water loss drop?
  6. True but the water loss (per another post) is minimal and I can’t tell if it’s from a leak or normal loss from evaporation and carry out. I wrote a whole other post about that.
  7. Thank you. Yeah I did finish it thanks for asking. I painted the frame black and filled with a small crushed granite between the stringers. Added mulch around the outside edge and some planters and electronic tiki torches for ambiance. only thing I would have done different is lay plastic under the whole thing to make it a little easier to catch leaks (vs. emptying to the ground and extremely hard to tell)
  8. So been wondering about this. If you had a normal fitting new cover and a temp set at say 104 but never really opened and never used the tub (just an experiment - no obvious questions like like why have a tub then :)) would you still see any water loss over a month? im thinking no, but then again these covers aren’t 💯 hermetically sealed…
  9. Also for a single bather and lightly used tub will I be in trouble if I Skip one 4-month drain cycle purge in order to allow the product seal not to be ruined
  10. Thanks. How about at my next 4-month drain and fill interval? Do you think it will mess with the seal at that point assuming it’s cured
  11. That’s what I’m worried about - his fear of it ruining/dissolving the seal. I wonder the accuracy of this statement. Anyone have experience with this here? I’m curious if anyone on here has used a purge product after a seal procedure and still has the seal hold If there is a genuine concern about the purge products ruining the leak seal that’s a real problem for those wanting to use it!
  12. It just keeps getting better. so I was hoping I could use my Ah sum AFTER the fix a leak procedure/cure period, but the marlig guy says I should have done it before adding fix a leak. can I get by with a drain/refill without a purge one time and just purge at next drain fill? Will this purge ruin the seal for the leak stop? am I screwed? @Ahhsomeguy
  13. Thanks again. Last question promise. do you think it will ruin/disrupt the seal if after haven’t followed the leak instructions I add ahhsum before draining?
  14. So attempting this now and crossing my fingers. Still unclear on a few things: 1) added 4oz of product to 215 gallon tub as I think I may have an Uber small leak. 2) going out every 15 minutes for next 4-6 hours to keep jets on high 3) after that I’ll keep it on low circulation overnight QUESTION TIME do I just immeadiately drain and wait 3-5 days? Or turn off power for 48 hours then drain and wait 3-5?
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