Taking care of your hot tub may be tough work, but it’s important if you want to have a clean, fully functional spa. If you’ve noticed an excess of foam in your hot tub recently, here are some tips to help you get it under control.
What Is Hot Tub Foam?
There are a lot of things you might have read about before you purchased your hot tub, but chances are you weren’t planning on having an excess of foam building up. However, it’s a fairly common problem. The foam that builds up in your hot tub is fairly similar to the foam that builds up in the ocean, except it’s slightly different chemically.
Bubbles naturally collect on your hot tub’s surface because of something called surfactants. The air is separated from the water in a way that creates bubbles and eventually leads to what you see on the surface of your hot tub.
Getting Rid of Hot Tub Foam
It’s understandable if you want to get rid of the excess foam on the surface of your hot tub, and that process starts with doing what you can to reduce surfactants. It might not come as a huge surprise, but one of the best ways to make sure there aren’t surfactants building up in your hot tub is to keep up with regular maintenance. The chemicals you use to keep your hot tub sanitary, including calcium, help to keep surfactants from making too many bubbles in your hot tub.
You also have to think about what you’re putting in your hot tub if you want to minimize foam. The products you have on your skin and hair, such as shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, moisturizers, and other products can get into the water. You can also create excess foam by spilling beverages in your hot tub.
Hot Tub Professionals
If you’re having trouble getting rid of excess foam in your hot tub, a professional can help. Unique Pools, Spas, & Billiards have been helping people keep their pools and hot tubs clean and functional for more than 30 years, so we’re happy to share our experience. For a full line of products to help you maintain the quality of your hot tub, please give us a call at 407-296-6776 today.