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I just got my spa and was given what I think is poor advice and began using chlorine instead of bromine tablets- I think they accomplish similar things but the chlorine smell is much stronger. Is it ok to switch chemicals without changing the water?
If you are going to use chlorine as a spa sanitizer (http://www.hottubworks.com/HotTubChemicals/) then should should always use a granular chlorine not tablets. Tablets are much stronger and can cause ph problems. Granular is more neutral and suitable for spas. Bromine is also a good sanitizer and can be used in tablet form. It does have less order than chlorine. If you switch over draining is probably best. But you can add bromide salts to existing water to assure complete conversion if draining is not an option.