What is bromine levels in a pool?
To maintain a safe and healthy swimming pool, you need to keep your pool chemicals at the following levels: Calcium Hardness: 175 to 225 ppm and 225 to 275 ppm for plaster pools. For Chlorine or Salt Water Pools: 1 to 3 ppm (I recommend you keep it at 3 ppm) For Bromine Pools: 3 to 5 ppm.
There is nothing wrong with using bromine and chlorine together in the same spa, but they are NOT the same chemical. Bromine tablets actually contain both chlorine and bromide. Bromine tablets are acidic and will cause the pH to drop, unless soda ash is added.
- Although bromine can be used in swimming pools, it's typically more commonly found in spas. The chemical doesn't break down easily in hot water, so it's favored over chlorine. But because it's more stable in water than chlorine, it's also not as easy to wash off.
- For residential pools add 17 tablets per 10,000 gallons every 5-7 days or as needed to maintain a bromine residual of 2-3 ppm at all times. For spas introduce 3 tablets per 300 gallons of spa water with the use of a floating tablet feeder or automatic brominator installed on the spa equipment.
- Method 1 Testing and Applying Chemicals to Your Spa
- Use test strips to check the chemical and mineral levels in your spa.
- Add one chemical to your spa at a time.
- Check total alkalinity first.
- Use chlorine or bromine to sanitize your hot tub.
- Check for calcium hardness.
- Check the pH levels last.
- Shock your spa.
Updated: 2nd October 2019