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Hotsprings instructs users to put all chemicals only into the filter compartment. We are using bromine granules, and coincidentally?? the only time my water remained clear is after I put the bromine in the main tub area rather than filer area. Is this a coincidence?


I have a new hotsprings Pulse spa and the water was cloudy after several days. I discovered the installer put the ozonator check valve in backwards. After many attempts with dealer to fix the chemistry, we finally drained and refilled tub,

Then followed all instructions and water became cloudy after a few days, I proceeded to put in bromine 2.5 tablespoons for 380 gal tub. After 16 hours no free bromine detected. Ph 7.2 and alkalinity 122 water still cloudy

Next I put in 4 tablespoons (super shock) but this time directly into tub not thru filter area (I also changed filter) Note "older" filter is only 1 month old and has been rinsed every week. Left cover off for 6 hours.

Now finally water is clear. What was the problem?? Filter, putting bromine into filter area, check valve? other??

Lastly Should I switch to tablets or chlorine

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Putting bromine in the filter compartment or the main body of water won't make a difference as to it's effectiveness. The reason they tell you to put it in the filter area is because that is where the water is moving and the granules won't settle on the bottom and possibly discolor or damage the shell.

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You can ask 10 different people that question, get ten different answers... and everyone is right.

I prefer granular chlorine, sodium dichlor as the main sanitizing agent, used with a silver ion cartridge, and non-chlorine shock. I find the granular chlorine does a superior job of keeping the water clean and clear, with virtually no chlorine odor, and much less PH drift than bromine.

Is that the only way to properly maintain the spa? NO!

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