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Bromine and Chlorine
« on: December 14, 2006, 06:50:43 PM »
I am a first time spa owner and whats the difference between bromine and chlorine and which is better

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Bromine and Chlorine
« on: December 14, 2006, 06:50:43 PM »

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Re: Bromine and Chlorine
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2006, 07:05:59 PM »
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I am a first time spa owner and whats the difference between bromine and chlorine and which is better

For a spa, chlorine comes as a powder.  Bromine is delivered as a tablet, pillow or nugget, in a floating dispenser.

For bromine, you load your floater, add an activating product and adjust weekly.

With chlorine you add each time you use the spa.

There are advocates for each product.  Neither is better.  Different strokes for different folks.

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Re: Bromine and Chlorine
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2006, 07:08:03 PM »
Is it dangerous to put bromine in a chlorine spa?

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« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2006, 07:27:07 PM »
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Is it dangerous to put bromine in a chlorine spa?
Nope.  It is dangerous to mix bromine tabs and chlorine tabs in a floater.

If you add bromine to a tub on chlorine, it will become a brominated tub.

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Re: Bromine and Chlorine
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2006, 10:44:45 PM »
dont mix.  query these topics and you will find lots of reading.  

Best line was already stated, different strokes for different folks.

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Re: Bromine and Chlorine
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2006, 11:05:55 PM »
Everything you want to know about bromine;
http://www.rhtubs.com/BROMINE.htm

Everyhting about chlorine (too much);
http://www.rhtubs.com/chlorine.htm
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Re: Bromine and Chlorine
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2006, 11:52:00 PM »
What do you use at home doc?

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Everything you want to know about bromine;
http://www.rhtubs.com/BROMINE.htm

Everyhting about chlorine (too much);
http://www.rhtubs.com/chlorine.htm
« Last Edit: December 14, 2006, 11:52:22 PM by Gomboman »
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Re: Bromine and Chlorine
« Reply #7 on: December 15, 2006, 12:04:40 AM »
I learned from folks on this website to use diclor after each use.
It has worked like a charm!  However, when I left town for 2 weeks, I through in the spa frog filled with bromine and minerals.  When I got back, all my readings of the test strip were fine.  
So, now I have bromine and chlorine in my spa.  I don't think it's a problem, but maybe someone else should answer that.  All I know is, my test strip readings are all golden.

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Re: Bromine and Chlorine
« Reply #8 on: December 15, 2006, 12:12:58 AM »
You most likely have a bromine spa now bama. Any chlorine you add just reactivates the bromine.

Gomb, personally, I use a combination of a passive copper ion system with occasional chlorine. Typically I use the sauna first, then rinse off with a bucket of hot tub water. I kinda figure there isn't much "dirt: getting into the water.  
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Re: Bromine and Chlorine
« Reply #9 on: December 15, 2006, 12:33:57 AM »
Very interesting doc. Can you give us more information on the passive copper ion system? I'm not familiar with that system.

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You most likely have a bromine spa now bama. Any chlorine you add just reactivates the bromine.

Gomb, personally, I use a combination of a passive copper ion system with occasional chlorine. Typically I use the sauna first, then rinse off with a bucket of hot tub water. I kinda figure there isn't much "dirt: getting into the water.  
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Re: Bromine and Chlorine
« Reply #10 on: December 15, 2006, 12:53:31 AM »
Not without opening my self up to 6 figure fines from the EPA (yes, they've visited me and warned me). As it's not EPA approved, it's not something I can recommend  ;)

I can tell you though, that my hot tub is heated by a coil of copper pipe running around the inside the tub. Hot water from my water heater is thermostatically pumped through the pipe for heat.
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Re: Bromine and Chlorine
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2006, 04:22:25 AM »
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Not without opening my self up to 6 figure fines from the EPA (yes, they've visited me and warned me). As it's not EPA approved, it's not something I can recommend  ;)

I can tell you though, that my hot tub is heated by a coil of copper pipe running around the inside the tub. Hot water from my water heater is thermostatically pumped through the pipe for heat.

Yea...right, and then it goes through a condensor and the results drip out this little tube....sure thing doc.
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Re: Bromine and Chlorine
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2006, 09:00:01 AM »
????????? Huh? Is there something you're questioning?

But, now you got me thinking.............. Wonder if there's a way to use a hot tub as a still?  ;D
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Re: Bromine and Chlorine
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2006, 09:16:06 AM »
On that note has anyone tried a copper ion system? Like Clearwater Blue?
If so can you provide any feedback, both positive and/or negative?

Looking for first hand experience. thanks

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Re: Bromine and Chlorine
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2006, 03:49:02 PM »
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I am a first time spa owner and whats the difference between bromine and chlorine and which is better
 

hey, I know you. your supposed to be an expert on this stuff..... better keep studying. the Bioguard encyclopedia will answer these questions for you. show some initiative and study study study

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