This cycle not only helps you avoid hot tub problems, but also helps extend filter cartridge life. Avoiding trouble is better than fixing it!
4. Rinse off Before Taking a Soak
Take a quick shower before you use the hot tub. That helps prevent large amounts of products you may not even realize are on your skin or swimsuit from entering the water and disrupting the chemistry. Your favorite lotion, perfume, deodorant, sweat from the day, pollen, all kinds of “things” can be rinsed off with just plain water – no soap – and kept out of your hot tub water.
5. Have a Dedicated Swimsuit for Hot Tub Time
Bathing suits that have been washed with typical laundry are filled with detergent. Yes, even if you rinse them, soap residue remains. We recommend you choose a swimsuit that is not washed in a washing machine. Only rinse your selected suit with plain water and let it dry between uses.
Ultimately, foamy hot tub water can be a definite inconvenience for hot tub owners, but with the right knowledge and proper maintenance, you can easily manage and prevent it.
Now you know the various causes of foamy water, including the presence of oils, lotions, detergents, soap residues, and biofilm development. Most important, you know how to address that stubborn foamy water.
Implement preventive strategies and follow a consistent water care routine, then you can enjoy a crystal-clear and foam-free hot tub experience. Happy hot tubbing!