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Rich Porter

Happened to us and a friend wrote a song about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MzKu0-X7a8o


One of the more impressive blogs I''ve seen. Thanks so much for keeping the internet classy for a change.


Thank you, I''ve been looking for info about this for a long time and yours is the best I have found so far.

John Purser

Earlier this year my girlfriend began to experience rashes that diminished when she avoided the hot tub. I contacted Spa Depot and they sent me their check list for decontaminating/sterilizing a tub. I followed the directions and in the months since there has been no recurrance of the rash. It cost some money for new filters, cleansers, and several purge/flush cycles of water but it was WELL worth it for us. I''m sure I could have avoided this whole episode if I''d stayed on top of the maintenance better but after a decade or so I had gotten careless.

Mark Walsh

Hi Norlaine, Following the directions of our decontamination process should flush your spa completely. The Dichlor Granular Chlorine and the Spa System Flush are perfectly compatible with your bromide system. You can order both products directly from The Spa Depot, as we do ship to Canada. Here is the link for the Spa System Flush: http://www.spadepot.com/shop/Spa-System-Flush-16-oz-P436C57.aspx Here is the link to the Dichlor Granular Chlorine: http://www.spadepot.com/shop/Dichlor-Sanitizing-Granules-1-lb-P618C43.aspx Thank you for checking with us, and please let me know if you have any additional questions! Thanks again, Mark The Spa Depot

Norlaine Thomas

Part of my question got dropped somehow. We have a bromide system so we are concerned about safety for our system as well as efficacy...

Norlaine Thomas

I read your directions at http://www.spadepot.com/spacyclopedia/spa-contamination.htm because we have slimy particulate that comes back even after draining and cleaning Without damaging anything? Where can we purchase the chemicals mentioned? We are in Canada and product availability is different from the US...

Mark Walsh

Hi Dennis, I''m sure the salt system will make your hot tubbing much more enjoyable! Thanks again, Mark The Spa Depot

Dennis Beauchamp

Yes I am also using bromine tablets to treat my 300 gallon tub. My wife has a lot of allergies so from what I''m reading sometimes rashes like she has gotten are common and a salt system might be a better choice all around.

Mark Walsh

Hi Dennis, The Saltron Salt System is really an outstanding sanitizing system. We have received lots of positive feedback from customers, and many people do switch to salt systems to prevent skin irritation. The Nature Chemistry oxidizing shock is one component of a sanitizing system. Are you also using Bromine tablets, or a mineral sanitizer as well? Thanks, Mark The Spa Depot

Dennis Beauchamp

Thanks, I was also reading about converting my spa to salt water using a chlorine generator you sell. My water seems to be in balance. I''m not sure if the sanitizer is the issue or not. I am using "Natural Chemistry" Oxidizing Shock after every use of the Spa. Are you familiar with this product? Thanks

Mark Walsh

Hi Dennis, There are a few possibilities that could lead to your wife getting a rash. Your sanitizer could have been too low, your water could have been a bit out of balance (pH and alkalinity too low), or she may be allergic to the sanitizer you''re using. If you had the proper amount of sanitizer in the water and the pH and alkalinity were in balance, you may want to consider trying a different sanitizer. We have some excellent choices available here: http://www.spadepot.com/shop/Alternative-Sanitizers-W17.aspx I Hope this helps! Thank you, Mark The Spa Depot

Dennis Beauchamp

we recently purchased a hot tub and we love it. After the 3rd use however my wife has developed a rash on the back of her legs. I check the water by using test strips and have been treating the water when needed. I am fine and have used it more than her. Any help would be appreciated.

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