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Atera Swim Spa controller
jlwat121 posted a topic in Swim Spas & Exercise PoolsI bought an Atera Swim Spa in 2014. No issues. The company was a family owned business AZ. They sold in Dec 2018 to a company in TN. I am having outside control panel issues, I can't get the temp to lower. New company is ZERO responsive. Any info on how I can find a different controller? Will need to control jets, lights and temp. Thank you. Frustrated in AL. Jeanette
United Spa Manufacturers
cuzican59 posted a topic in Swim Spas & Exercise PoolsHello I live in Northern California and have been looking into swim spas for quite a while now, recently we came across a Spa and Swim Spa manufacture called United Swim Spas. They sell their last years models at wholesale, other than yelp reviews and BBB rating I have not found any other information on the quality of their spas. They are pretty basic, I don't need colored lights and sound deck but I also want to make sure I get a quality spa and they have good prices. Anyone have experience with United Spa Manufacturers? thanks!
Algae Attacks Newbie?
SwimminginCanada posted a topic in Swimming Pool Water ChemistryFirstly, thank you to everyone who shares their knowledge here. I have spent hours reading posts over the last few weeks and it's been a great education for me. I have a 17ft swim spa, so it's bigger than a hot tub but smaller than a pool. Volume is about 2000 gallons. Bromine system with a chlorine generator. Bought it last August. Lots of fun, no major issues. From my reading here I have learned a few things that demonstrate how bad the advice was from the pool store after installation..live and learn... - my FC levels have always been low (1 or lower). The advice of "check it once a week" with a test strip is clearly not enough for a bromine swim spa that is in the sun. Whatever FC is generated from adding oxidizer burns off that day. Weekly checks leave many days where FC was probably very low. - the generator is a nice idea but it really can't keep up with both bather load and sunlight combined. - I have since switched to using Clorox as my oxidizer , putting it in basically every night, using the pool calculator to target an FC level of 5. Hit it over the last couple of days so I am getting a feel for that. The water was slightly cloudy before I moved to Clorox, it's clearer now. The possible algae... - I started seeing what looked like small globs of dirt on the bottom of the spa last week, a week or so after a pool party the kids had (heavy bather load) - tried cleaning the filter etc but it persisted - created a basic siphon using tubing from the local hardware store..it tends to break up very quickly into a wispy sort of cloud but was able to get most of it out...but it returned overnight each time. - pool water is otherwise clear, easy to see the bottom, crystal clear when you go under water with googles on. So... - because I learned my lesson too late and low FC levels have occurred, plus 4 kids using it a number of times on top of regular bather load, I have to think Algae is a real possibility. - given I have a bromine spa I think I have two options 1- shock using instructions I have found in these forums. I would plan to add enough bleach to take FC over 10 and watch for overnight loss. I have a test kit on the way, they are not as easy to find in Canada. Question- given I have a bromine spa, any alterations to the usual a shock instructions I need to know? 2- I could dump the water. Since it's essentially a big spa and not a pool, a water change is an option. But...if it is algae a simple water dump won't solve the problem I would still need to shock I would think, so I am not sure this option gets me very far. I am open to other thoughts and input. I kick myself for not getting educated sooner but I believed the idea that I had a "self cleaning" spa and did not pay enough attention to water chemistry., plus the guidelines I were given really seem woefully inadequate given all that I have learned on these forums. I have found the learning here very beneficial, it's more than I have ever learned from the pool store folks, and I am moving towards using the simple products outlined in the BBB method to manage my water. Thanks all, advice appreciated
Bromine Hazards And Swim Spas
cindyatl posted a topic in Swim Spas & Exercise PoolsI have had a swim spa for 8 years now. It's enclosed in a room specifically built for the spa. I am a swim instructor, I keep it heated and I use it year round. I have used Bromine in it since day 1. A week ago, a friend sent me an article about bromine and the hazards it has on your thyroid and the cancers that it causes. I had thyroid issues a few years ago, had part of my thyroid removed. My doctor never suggested that could be a problem, he knew what I did for a living, I spend 4-5 hours a day in my pool! I'm curious if anyone else has experienced thyroid problems. Just Google it. I'd really like to switch to another product, I'm using Chlorine now in the pool but I'd prefer something more natural, does anyone have any suggestions.
New 19Ft Above Ground Swimming Spa
swimspasplus posted a topic in All Swimming Pools TypesWe are excited to be launching a brand new 19ft Swimming Spa http://swimspasplus.com/celestina-swimming-pool-spa/ check it out let us know what you think! And it is great to be on Pool/Spa Forum this is our first post!