Suds. Bubbles. Foam. Annoying, gross and disgusting, foam is quite common in hot tubs and spas. Foam can be the ire of spa and hot tub owners, turning hot and soothing water into a churning mass of disgusting suds and bubbles that resemble the primordial soup that sprang life on Earth. And many owners have no idea how to stop it.
What is the most common reason for foam in hot tubs and spas? Typically, it's the oils and lotions from your guests and frequent bathers, along with dyes and other particles from their swimsuits. Over time these small quantities build to produce foam in the water. While not generally harmful, foamy water is unappealing and will scare away friends and family like a hot tub full of molten lava.
There are two products that will help with foam in your hot tub or spa, one for treatment and one for prevention. Family Leisure Hot Tub experts recommend Foam Down and Spa Perfect to help with foam in your water. Foam Down (pictured above right) will help treat that initial explosion of foam, if you find yourself firing up the hot tub for the first time this season, or if a flotilla of foam has suddenly appeared in your hot tub. Spa Perfect will help prevent foam along with a whole host of other issues. Let's review both.
If you unexpectedly find a hot tub full of foam, Foam Down from Leisure Time will help you solve the problem; view Foam Down from Leisure Time here. Foam Down is basically 16 ounces of band aids for your foamy hot tub water. It's a concentrated foam suppressant, designed to work instantly.
It's specially designed and engineered for the hot water found in home spas and hot tubs. While it will prevent foam from reoccurring, it should be used a suppressant to kill foam when it appears. It's easy to use, and is compatible with any spa or hot tub chemical.
Foam Down only requires a small amount (half of an ounce, in most cases) applied directly to the foam. Some hot tub owners have found it's most effective if sprayed directly onto the foam from a spray bottle. With 16 ounces in one bottle of Foam Down, you have between 30 and 32 treatments available.
If you find yourself repeatedly treating your hot tub or spa for foam, your hot tub water may offer an improper chemical balance. If you suspect this could be an issue, or you just have an excess amount of lotions or other oils, contact Family Leisure or local spa dealer to help diagnose the problem. Chances are you will have to start using a product like Spa Perfect by Natural Chemistry to treat the water.
Spa Perfect from Natural Chemistry (pictured left) is an all-natural water clarifier that is designed to address a whole range of negative issues associated with hot tubs and spas, including foam. If Foam Down is like a bunch of band aids for your foamy spa water, Spa Perfect is like the antibacterial ointments and treatments used to ensure a speedy recovery; view Spa Perfect by Natural Chemistry here.
Natural Chemistry is known for producing "green" products that are friendly to the skin and eyes, and Spa Perfect is no exception. It utilizes an all-natural enzyme that breaks down oil from lotions and swimmers, as well as organic dirt and debris.
Safe for people and just as powerful as a synthetic chemical, Spa Perfect will prevent foam, reduce spa maintenance (no more clogged filters, jets and pipes) while preventing the buildup of scum, stains and water rings. Being an all-natural enzyme, Spa Perfect produces no chemical odors, thus eliminating the skin and eye irritations that come with synthetic chemical clarifiers.
To use Spa Perfect the water must be at a temperature of more than 95 degrees Fahrenheit. Apply one ounce of Spa Perfect per each 100 gallons of spa water that needs to be treated (each one liter bottle holds close to 34 fluid ounces). Being a natural enzyme, there is no waiting with Spa Perfect; simply apply and your hot tub is ready to provide soothing hydrotherapy massages.
Quick Note with Spa Perfect: if your chlorine or sanitizers are above 6ppm (parts per million), these chemicals may deactivate Spa Perfect.
Family Leisure has everything you need to maintain and clean your hot tubs or spa; view All Family Leisure Spa Supplies here. Family Leisure also has Spa Clarifiers such as Foam Down, Spa Perfect and more for sale, with free nationwide shipping and at the very best prices; view All Family Leisure Spa Clarifiers here.