09:18AM | 02/22/05
Member Since: 02/21/05
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My father has a jacuzzi in his vacation home in the mountains (cold during the winter but he keeps it filled and warm all year round). He only frequents the home 1-2x/month max therefore he's not always there to put in the chemicals as recommended by the manual.

How do you keep a jacuzzi clean when you are only around 1-2x/month? In other words, we don't want to keep emptying an refilling it and he's not there frequently enough to add chemicals every week.

Jim D

11:37PM | 02/22/05
Member Since: 01/06/01
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Tivoitall - hi, I had a Jacuzzi at my last house (rental home) that I fixed for my landlord. In troubleshooting it with the manufacturer, they recommended dumping the water about every 90 days or so, even if you do keep up with the chemicals.

If your father wants to use the Jacuzzi whenever he visits, he should talk to some pool & spa places about "shocking" the system. While it's normally done with swimming pools, it can be done to Jacuzzis. It basically entails giving the water a huge dose of certain chemicals when it hasn't been kept up. There's a certain period of time he'd have to wait before using the Jacuzzi - probably around 4 hours - so he'd want to do it upon arrival so he could enjoy the Jacuzzi later.

I left all my chemicals and instructions at the rental house when I moved out, so I don't have any other info of possible help. Good luck! Jim D/West Point, VA


07:13AM | 02/23/05
Member Since: 02/21/05
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I will check into that. Thank you so much for your help!!


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