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  1. can anyone comment on using the Spa Frog @ ease chloring treatment during the extended periods when I'm away (2-3 weeks)?
  2. What about using this product for 2-3 week trips while still using the Dichlor/Bleach system when I'm home? It says it maintains a low CL amount between .5 to 1ppm and seems easy enough to use? https://www.spadepot.com/Spa-Frog-ease-Floating-Sanitizer-System-P2793
  3. Have been using the tried and true Dichlor then bleach method to dose my tub on daily basis. This has worked great but now I have a new dilemma. I have to leave the spa to travel out of state for 2-3 week intervals for the next 6 months. Other than draining the spa and leaving it dry/dormant, is there a way that I can safely balance the water and keep the chlorine levels within check when I'm away during the 2-3 week time period?
  4. just realized that I probably should have placed this in the Water Chemistry forum. Moderator delete thread as I'll post over there....
  5. Have been using the tried and true Dichlor then bleach method to dose my tub on daily basis. This has worked great but now I have a new dilemma. I have to leave the spa to travel out of state for 2-3 week intervals for the next 6 months. Other than draining the spa and leaving it dry/dormant, is there a way that I can safely balance the water and keep the chlorine levels within check when I'm away during the 2-3 week time period?
  6. anyone else can chime in regarding the $1500 quote from IL to FL please?
  7. Thanks Tubber. I did receive one quote for $1500. I'm thinking that is quite reasonable considering the distance, don't you?
  8. Need some advice/suggestions please. Our family has endured a tragedy the past few weeks and we now have to move a hot tub from Illinois to Florida. Has anyone paid a service to move their hot tub across state lines and provide advice/suggestions on the most reasonable way to do this? Spa is Hot Springs Gleam dimensions 7'7" x 9'2"
  9. OK. So I've been dosing Dichlor at the rate of .5oz each day per the Pool Calculator for 550 gallons. I just tested my chlorine levels yesterday and it's at 16ppm!!! What the heck. Chlorine is high once again! I'm confused. Pumps were just replaced and they replaced my ozonator as well so with the ozonator my chlorine demand should be higher. I just tested chlorine levels 24 hours later and it's now at 14ppm. Using the formula from this website my chlorine demand is 13% right (14/16= .87 , 1-.87=.13 or 13%) Isn't this extremely low chlorine demand supposedly with a brand new corona discharge (freshwater III) ozonator? There are bubbles coming out from the circ pump so I know the line is not obstructed from the venturi and the check valve was also replaced. I'm at a loss to figure out how the chlorine levels got that high again? Anyone have any suggestions and how can I reduce my chlorine levels at this point?
  10. TA is at 80ppm and PH 7.1 I was going to aerate tub to bring PH up and then add enough acid to bring TA down to 50ppm. Does this sound right? Or should I add borates to 50ppm and then test and proceed? Just wondering if I really need to add the borate?
  11. I had been using powder to bring the borates to 50 ppm but decided not to use it and just try it without this time. My spa has an ozonator. Now that I think of it, the ozonator did stop working which resulted in my CL levels rising over the period of a week with daily addition of the bleach. I think it was about 22ppm or so. When I tested and saw the high CL I stopped dosing bleach and checked ozonator, It was dead. They sent out another one and I had it replaced. This happened about 2 months ago. Didn't associate the high CL with the pumps leaking but that might be the culprit?
  12. I've been using this site for the valuable information and the Dichlor then Bleach method for about 2 years with success. I recently bought a new Hot Springs hot tub (replaced my old trusted and tried Sundance Optima) a little over a year ago. I noticed 2 wets spots by the front of the cabinet just past the 1st year. I thought it was because of the recent rain but when I saw the telltale white residue I knew that my tub was leaking. Pulled the front panel off and sure enough, 2 of the main pumps (equipped with 3 pumps and 1 circ pump) were leaking at the bushings. I cannot believe that not only 1 but 2 pumps would be leaking this early into the tub ownership. Placed call into Spa Repair. They came out and asked about my water chemistry. I told them look at the water, it's crystal clear and my TA is always balanced to about 50PPM while my PH remains fairly constant at around 7.5. He tells me that the TA is low and water was acidic and probably lead to the pumps premature failure? I've been given advice to keep my TA around 50ppm so the PH won't stray and rise too much over time. Was that bad info??? Anyway, drained tub and refilled. My TA is at 70ppm and PH at 7.1. If the previous advice I was given is OK I'm assuming I should aerate tub to bring PH up and then use Muriatic to bring TA back down to 50ppm area right?
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