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susanj



Joined: 23 Jun 2008
Posts: 161
Location: Estes Park, Colorado

PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 11:36 pm    Post subject: New hot tub-questions on maintenance Reply with quote

We have never had a hot tub and just installed one in our vacation rental. Our cleaner will maintain (but not repair) it.
I hope he knows what he's doing.
I tried to educate myself and there's SO much to know and very confusing!
I found a maintenance schedule online and when I showed it to him he said no one does it that way . Unless they are retired. It showed a certain order to test and add chemicals, and said to wait 30 minutes in-between each!

I went to Amazon and found about 10 products and am wondering if we need them all. Some we got in our starter kit and some we didn't. Some that we didn't get I think we do need. And some that we did get seem not that important.

This is the list:

Chlorine -necessary of course
Spa Frog-slow release chlorine--yes
Calcium booster--he says it's not needed
Defoamer-yes (but we didn't get in our kit so does manufacturer not think it's important?)
Spa Up and Spa Down-yes (not in our kit)
Natural Chemistry Spa Perfect/Spa enzyme (for water rings and odors)- in our kit , but is it necessary?
Clarifier- Leisure Time Spa Bright
Oxy Shock without Chlorine-yes
Leisure Time Spa Defender for stains, scale and rust-in our kit

The reason I am beginning to doubt our guy is because he told me clarifier and shocker are the same. Then why does Amazon have 2 separate products?

Any help will be much appreciated!
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bornintheuk



Joined: 12 Jun 2011
Posts: 449
Location: Southern Charente

PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are very many variables in both hot tub and pool water chemistry, but clarifier and choc are not the same thing.
Here is a link to a USA based website that you may find useful and someone may be local to you in Colorado.
http://www.troublefreepool.com/index.html
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susanj



Joined: 23 Jun 2008
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Location: Estes Park, Colorado

PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2016 2:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you!
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