Any hot tub owner can tell you that keeping the water clear and clean doesn't come with some work. At some point, the water is going to change consistencies. The more you use it, the more often you will have to clean it. Things like dirt and skin cells will get into the water and make it unappealing. In an effort to keep your hot water tub clean and the water clear, you are going to have to be proactive when you see the water changing in appearance. Here are some ways to help you combat water issues in your hot tub.   

Foamy Water

While it is not uncommon to see some bubbles in your hot tub water, you do not want to see a layer of foam lying on the surface. One of the best ways to combat this issue is to understand what the cause of it is. Detergents, body oils, and makeup can all cause the foam you are seeing in the hot tub. In an effort to avoid these from getting in there in the first place, you want to make sure everyone rinses off before stepping into the tub. Since detergents can cause this foam as well, you should rinse your bathing suits and hang to dry to help get rid of any excess detergent off of them. If you want a quick solution, you can try using a no foam product made specifically for hot tubs. These will help temporarily, but it will not prevent it from happening again. 

Milky Water

When you get into your hot tub, you expect to be able to see the bottom of it. If you notice that the water has a white tint to it, then there is a problem. This can be caused by numerous things, including dirty filters, debris, and bad water chemistry. In order to help resolve the issue of milky water, you should check your water chemistry to see if it is at the right balance. Ideally, you want the water chemistry to be in between 7.2 and 7.6. The pH level can be tested using test strips purchased at your local hot tub dealer. Depending on what the test result is, you should add pH or acid to help get the level balanced. You should also check your filters to make sure they don't need to be replaced. If the filters are dirty, it can cause the water to become milky. 

Cloudy Water

From time to time, you may notice that your water is starting to become cloudy. When this happens, it is normally due to a collection of small particles forming on the surface. There are several ways to help remedy the issue. You can replace your filters, shock your water with a non-chlorine shock product, or you can use a clarifier that will help clump the particles together so they can be filtered easier. 

For further assistance, contact a local outlet, such as Anchor Pools & Spas.

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