Spa Chemicals

What is floc, clarifier, stabilizer, cyanuric acid,
algaecide, brightener, dichlor, sodium hypo,
sodium bisulfate, ....??
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Spa Chemicals

Postby Spa » Tue 21 Jul, 2009 11:56

Hello,

I am aware that spas, compared to pools, typically use bromine as opposed to chlorine. As for other chemicals like pH balancers, clarifier, can you use the same ones for spas as you do for pools. If not how are they different.

Any info would help.

Thanks


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Postby chem geek » Tue 21 Jul, 2009 23:04

You can use chlorine in spas as well. It's a personal preference. Bromine can have slow-dissolving tablets in a feeder while chlorine needs to be added regularly, especially after each use in enough quantity to keep a residual before the next use.

Learn more about Using Bromine in a Spa and Using Chlorine in a Spa .
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Postby Spa » Wed 22 Jul, 2009 09:35

Thank you for the reply.

Aside from the bromine/chlorine products, can I use the same pH balancers and metal sequestering agents in my pool as in my spa?
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Postby chem geek » Wed 22 Jul, 2009 10:44

Yes you can. In practice because the quantities are so much smaller one usually uses dry acid instead of Muriatic Acid, but that's only for convenience.

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