What is the ideal temperature for a spa/jacuzzi/hot tub to be left at when not in use? Also, my bromine is not registering on the test strip because the chlorine in the water is fighting it. What can I do to resolve this?
putting more bromine and clarifier in it, shocked it with shocker
Hello, how can I help you today? While there really is no "ideal" temperature during non use, many spas can only be turned down as low as 80 degrees on most digital models. If you can go down lower than that, you can set it down to 60 or 70. The biggest concern is that with it set that low, if the outside air temperatures are pretty warm and it's only coming on to heat, it may not get enough filter time each day. As long as you have some sort of timer set on it to circulate and filter at leas a couple of hours a day, you'll be fine. As far as the second part of your question. You should only need EITHER chlorine or bromine in the spa, not both. I'm just wondering why you have both of them in use in the spa at the same time? If you stop putting the chlorine in, it will dissipate out of the water within a week, and then you can use just bromine and your test strips will work fine then.
Thr chlorine is not "added" by us, it's city water that is already chlorinated. So we are just using bromine. But my husband had to drain it the other day because the water had like a brown scum and bubbles in that were coming up when the jets were turned on.
oh, okay, well the amount of chlorine in a city water supply should be so low it's almost non detectable with a test strip, but it still won't hurt anything if it's in there with the bromine, but if the spa is freshly filled, you can just wait a couple of days and the chlorine will be totally dissipated and you'll only be testing the bromine at that point.