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Afterfive

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New bullfrog A8
« on: March 31, 2018, 11:26:05 am »
any one have problems with circulator pump not keeping up with filtering. Water always seems not as clear when just using that pump.set at factory settings basically runs 5 hours a day.i use wifi to turn the other 2 pumps on for additional 10 mins a day.tub tub sets empty for about a week in between use.

Also does not seem that i get a lot of flow comming from circular jet.is thst adjustable you cant even see water movement with just that pump running.

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New bullfrog A8
« on: March 31, 2018, 11:26:05 am »

Beck0101

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Re: New bullfrog A8
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2018, 02:11:52 pm »
You cannot see the water moving from the circ pump.  If you're in the tub and the heat is on  you can feel the current from the gray vents in the footwell but that's about as strong as it needs to be.

I've had zero problems with filters running 4 hours per day.  If your water isn't staying clear I'd bet it's a chemistry issue, not a filtering issue.  Your circ program at 5 hours should be more than enough.

FWIW I have an A8 and I struggled with keeping the water crystal clear without mid-week maintenance until I switched to bromine with a floater.  Now I can maintain the water on weekends, zero mid-week checks, without a single issue.  I've been on bromine for about 9 months now and will never go back.

Afterfive

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Re: New bullfrog A8
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2018, 02:57:48 pm »
That's about right I do feel it coming out very little by the small jet where you get in.I saw one in a store that had way more move movement  though.maybe I should give up frog floater system?.I don't think I get enough out of it.I always used the bromine system before.but this came with it

Beck0101

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Re: New bullfrog A8
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2018, 08:40:43 am »
That's about right I do feel it coming out very little by the small jet where you get in.I saw one in a store that had way more move movement  though.maybe I should give up frog floater system?.I don't think I get enough out of it.I always used the bromine system before.but this came with it

I thought the frog was bromine?  Perhaps you just need to dial it up a bit.  I have a neighbor with the frog and it works fine, similar schedule to what I have.

Afterfive

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Re: New bullfrog A8
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2018, 01:34:20 pm »
It is but i think i dont get enough water movement to make it come out.i have it at 6 already.thats why i would think i could get water out of cir pump.

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Re: New bullfrog A8
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2018, 01:47:46 pm »
It is but i think i dont get enough water movement to make it come out.i have it at 6 already.thats why i would think i could get water out of cir pump.

You donít nessecarily need water movement to get the bromine out of the frog. Just by it being in the water it will do itís job. What you need is sodium bromide. If you just start by putting a frog w/bromine in your tub it could take a week or 2 to get levels needed to show up on a test strip.

Afterfive

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Re: New bullfrog A8
« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2018, 06:14:06 pm »
Its been up since oct 2017.and i did put frog startup in .unfortunately sometimes it goes 10 days before i get back and seems cloudy. But if i run pumps on low once and awhile water is clearer.also put oxy powder in when i leave.i just thought cir pump had more adjustment

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Re: New bullfrog A8
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2018, 09:02:31 am »
Consider buying another floater to supplement your frog.  Cheap, easy...

The Wizard of Spas

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Re: New bullfrog A8
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2018, 01:11:18 pm »
Its been up since oct 2017.and i did put frog startup in .unfortunately sometimes it goes 10 days before i get back and seems cloudy. But if i run pumps on low once and awhile water is clearer.also put oxy powder in when i leave.i just thought cir pump had more adjustment

Its hard for anything to sit for 10 days w/o any water chemistry maintenance and be crystal clear.  Something has to give:  Up your circulation, up your times checking the chemistry, Add more shock/sodium bromide to help your floating system out, switch to @ease by Frog (King Technology) or something else that is better fit for long absences between checking your spa, etc etc.

In all fairness, I'd start with cutting down your 10 day periods between checking your tub if that is a possibility. 

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