Ever open up your spa cover to unsuspectingly find your hot tub full of foam? This is a very common hot tub occurrence that leaves many people wondering, what could have caused this?
There are three fundamental causes for hot tub foam:
Low Calcium Hardness
Low calcium levels (aside from being damaging to equipment) can also decrease the surface tension in the water and allow for excessive sudsing.
To prevent this issue, use hardness test strips once a week to check and maintain the calcium hardness level in your hot tub.
High or Low pH
Imbalanced water can cause all sorts of issues, from green, to stinky, to even foamy hot tub water.
Prevent foam due to high pH by using pH Decreaser. Test your water once per week to maintain a healthy hot tub.
Believe it or not, foamy water can be caused by soap residue in your swim suit, as well as fabric softener, body lotion, hair products, skin oil and makeup.
Using a scum digester will remedy foamy water caused by soap residues and beauty products. You can also help prevent hot tub foam by using your oxidizing shock after each use and a floating oil absorber.
Based on the cause of your hot tub foam, here are some helpful products to prevent any build up of hot tub foam:
· Oxidizing Shock
· Easy pH
· pH Decreaser
· Scum Buster
· Zorbo Oil Absorber
· Test Strips
To find out more on hot tub preventative maintenance, speak with one of the professionals at The Hot Tub Factory today!