Do you need stabilizer with bromine?

Another benefit of bromine is that its effectiveness isn’t significantly affected by pH changes in the range normally encountered in spa water. Unfortunately, there is no known stabilizer for bromine that even approaches the effectiveness of cyanuric acid on chlorine, so it is best used in covered and indoor spas.

Do you need stabilizer with bromine?

Another benefit of bromine is that its effectiveness isn’t significantly affected by pH changes in the range normally encountered in spa water. Unfortunately, there is no known stabilizer for bromine that even approaches the effectiveness of cyanuric acid on chlorine, so it is best used in covered and indoor spas.

Does cyanuric acid work with bromine?

Note: Since cyanuric acid stabilizer doesn’t work with bromine, there is no need for a CYA test in kits that only contain a bromine sanitizer test, such as Taylor’s Complete™ FAS-DPD kit (K-2106).

Can chlorine stabilizer be used with bromine?

Sunlight degrades both HOBr and HOCl. The stabilizer used for chlorine-treated pools (cyanuric acid) is not effective with bromine treated pools. Dimethylhydantoin (DMH), a chemical incorporated into bromine tablets provides some minor protection to HOBr against sunlight degradation.

When should I shock my bromine pool?

Shocking a Bromine Pool: Shocking for the removal of bromamines is not needed under most circumstances, however, all swimming pools should be shocked periodically for the removal of bacteria and break down of contaminants.

Does bromine affect pH?

Does Bromine affect pH level? Bromine has a low pH of around 4, and using bromine tablets will slowly lower pH and alkalinity over time, requiring additions of a base chemical to raise pH and alkalinity. The same can be said for chlorine tablets, which have a pH even lower, around 3.

How long does it take for bromine tablets to work?

It can take several weeks for enough bromine tablets to dissolve, to build an effective level of bromides in the spa – so that bromine can be created. Each time you drain the spa, the bromide level drops to zero. The best way to build a bromine bank is to add Sodium Bromide to your spa, each time you drain and refill.

Do you need cyanuric acid with bromine?

Bromine does break down in sunlight, just as chlorine does, but cyanuric acid does not prevent this from happening. So bromine is used primarily in indoor pools and spas.

Does bromine change pH?

What raises bromine in a pool?

Bromine is more stable at higher temperatures than chlorine. Bromamines retain killing power, chloramines do not. Bromamines do not gas off the water surface, as chloramines do. Bromine can be reactivated or re-used by adding granular oxidizer (shock).

Can you shock a pool with bromine?

Can You Shock a Bromine Pool? You can shock a bromine pool, with non-chlorine shock or with chlorine shock – but you won’t need to shock a bromine pool to remove bromamines, (combined bromine), which are still active sanitizers.