I’m trying to adjust my barefoot spa chemical levels and I need help. It has a UV ozonator and generator. That much I know, but I don’t know what Im doing, and this is my first hot tub. It’s the barefoot 88LP.
When I bought it, they told me I wouldn’t have to put chemicals in the water, or barely any because of the ozonator is so powerful. I still put some chlorine shock in there for safe keeping. Since I filled it up a few weeks ago, the water PH was low, but it got quickly adjusted to acceptable levels after about 24 hours. Since then, the PH and alkalinity have been consistent without any sort of PH up or down or anything like that. So did the ozonator do that?
I also read the ozonator is on all the time. Does this mean I don’t have to do anything? Is there some sort of required maintenance with that? I hope my wife is right, and Im just over thinking this, but I want to be sure because again, this is our first hot tub, and I never even heard of ozone water purification until I bought this spa.
I just don’t understand how much chlorine or bromide I’m supposed to put in. When I look online, everything says it depends on what kind of hot tub you have, how much you use it, etc. When I looked up the UV ozonator, some resources say you only have to shock it once a week, some say not at all, and this other one said it doesn’t matter if you have ozone, you still need to use full chlorine! I’m confused. What should I do? Any friendly advice would be much appreciated. Thank you.
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