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I would appreciate advice on getting started with a used hot tub. I've researched these pages and saved the processes from Nitro's chlorine method, Water Bear's 3-step bromine method and Hillbilly Hot Tub's decontamination method.

I owned a Sundance Optima back in the '90s and used Baqua Spa sanitizer but it looks like that method has never really taken hold but I liked it for its stability. I am buying a 2-1/2 year old Jacuzzi J-365 that the original owner contracted with a local company to maintain for him. It is using bromine.

I believe I want to continue with the bromine principally for less frequent maintenance / high temp stability since we're traveling a lot. I do plan to install new filters and get a Taylor test kit.

1. Would you recommend that I start with a decontamination even though the tub has been professionally maintained? 

2. I see that both chlorine and bromine are chosen by very knowledgeable people and there isn't a strong consensus for one over the other. True? I don't see much love for the Frog @Ease system on these pages? Is bromine the best choice assuming I want less frequent maintenance?

Thanks in advance!

Joe

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1 hour ago, Idaho Joe said:

1. Would you recommend that I start with a decontamination even though the tub has been professionally maintained? 

yes. use a pruduct such as Ahhsome.

1 hour ago, Idaho Joe said:

I see that both chlorine and bromine are chosen by very knowledgeable people and there isn't a strong consensus for one over the other. True?

true

1 hour ago, Idaho Joe said:

Is bromine the best choice assuming I want less frequent maintenance?

It won't require daily additions of sanitizer once you get everything set up and the floater adjusted but there is often a period of trial and error to get there.

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