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  1. Hi All, Quick update. I got the old board that burned up repaired. I sent it to a place I found online. www.spacare.com. I would have liked to find someone local but I really couldn't find anyway interested in the repair. It cost me $205 including shipping and took about 2 weeks to turn around. They repaired the damage, replaced the heater and hi-limit relay, replaced the battery (it was leaking slightly, separate issue) and included a set of heater connection wires (which I didn't ask for but might be glad to have). Here are some pictures of the repair. Pictures of the da
  2. Awesome. Thanks for the reply. I will make those small process adjustments based on your recommendations and cruise along. -Rob
  3. Thanks @waterbear for the reply. I was aware that the article was quite old, but I haven't been able to find much further written about the organic/inorganic chloramines. Interesting timing, this has become more of a practical matter for me since posting this question. I'm now struggling with a CC near 1ppm, and possibly even a bit over depending upon how stringent I want to be about a color change between the 2nd and 3rd drop. I'm using the K-2006 kit. My spa is on an enclosed 3-season porch, so I am concerned a bit more than others on DBP. I do open all the windows when I run the
  4. On mine the screws that hold on the wider panels are beneath the 3 thin vertical rails on each side. However, on mine you can see the screw heads (with caps) on those rails. You might try sliding those rails up or down, or maybe they are flexible enough to (gently) pry off to reveal the main panel screws. -Rob
  5. Hi All, I'm interested what folks on this forum think of the findings of this article from Aqua magazine. It's general premise is that super-chlorinating to release chloramines only addresses inorganic chloramines and will leave behind any organic. Article on Break-point Chlorination If I read and understood correctly, even MPS will not address organic chloramines and the only way to get rid of them is by 'draining and dilution'. Although the article does also mention that MPS might have advantages over chlorine in releasing less 'disinfection byproducts' (DPB's). I've no
  6. Hi Cassie, I'm going to throw this out there just in case something in my situation provides a thread to follow for you. I also have an issue with a rash. It's not as disruptive as yours but it is bothersome and unsightly. When it's bad it keeps me up at night. It is definitely worse with use of my tub, and might possibly be induced by it. My rash is 100% localized to my stomach and lower back, and more prominent on my ribcage (i.e. not so much on the center of my stomach). Nothing on my legs, chest or 'where my swim trunks go'. One thing I can say for sure is that Winter time i
  7. Thanks @RDspaguy If I understand you correctly, you're saying that the picture in the manual is the same as the jet in the link at waterway parts; do I have that correct? and, the 'jet body' is what is shown in the actual photo of my spa. Also correct? I'm not sure how to get that jet body out. Is it screwed in? I'll need to get a closer look at it when the temperature goes above freezing. Thanks for the response, I'll probably take a run at it in the Summer time. Rob
  8. On my Balboa system, any given pump will turn off automatically 30 minutes after being turned on. Also, all pumps turn on for 1-2 minutes at the beginning of every filter cycle. The only other time I've experienced a pump shutting off automatically is when the thermal protection would kick in on the motor, which indicates an issue causing the pump to overheat. After 30 seconds or so, the pump cools enough to turn back on if you press the button again, but it would not turn on automatically again (at least not on my system). Again, this indicates some problem with the pump that should be
  9. Here are a couple of attempts at better pictures of the existing jet. It's tough to get a good angle as the tub is full.
  10. Hi All, On my 2009 Thermospas Manhattan, 2 of the seats have 'Shoulder Jets' on each side of the headrest. I think they might be missing a piece. Maybe some kind of insert that clips onto them. I've included a picture of the jets as they are now; as well as the page from the manual that shows what they should look like. Clearly different. The previous owner thinks they were like this all along, and given the fact that all 4 are the same, I doubt that anything just 'fell off'. When the jets are on, a steady stream of water come out of these jets, but not nearly strong enough to r
  11. 2009 Thermospas Manhattan - 24 HR Circ pump, 5 jet pumps, Wave lounge diverter valve

  12. @waterbearMy spa is indoors, so no sunlight. Since taking up the bleach/dichlor method, my numbers have all been good including CC, but I had an equipment failure soon after switching to this method, so I've only really had a few weeks of experience with it. I'll try and stick with bleach only (after 30ppm CYA) and see if CC ever becomes an issue. Thanks for the help! Rob
  13. @waterbearThank you for the response. I didn't realize how precise the process might be. I use the Taylor 2006 so I would be looking at the add-on. Based on your other response, I might just hold off on MPS unless a need arises. Rob
  14. 3/4 oz with a dropper and instructions is $30 Amazon Kit Just the R-0867 deox is $14 for 2 ounces Amazon Deox Reagent Seems like a big price difference for a dropper and instructions..
  15. Hi All, I have a question on using MPS with the bleach/dichlor method. I'd like to use some to assist the dichlor/bleach with oxidization. It sounds like a good idea to keep my chlorine demand low and there doesn't appear to be any significant downsides. My TA is low at 50ppm. My pH is good at 7.6 but I have seen it drift up at times with use so using MPS should also help me keep pH on the lower side if I understand correctly. I've also read that MPS can result in a false high combined chlorine reading. With my K-2006 test kit, I'd need to use the K-2041 to remove this interferenc
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