Occasional foaming may be caused by
- detergents brought in on swimsuits
- body products such as skin creams, hair conditioners, and so on
- heavy bather loads
However, persistent foaming may be a sign of low sanitizer levels, so it is important that you check your water balance whenever foaming occurs.
If you are using regular pleated filters, a squirt of Arctic Pure Foam Dissolve will do the trick. Use this only when needed, as overuse of anti-foam products can cause cloudy water. Shake the bottle well, turn on the filter and blower (if you have one) to circulate the water, and squirt a small amount of Foam Dissolve onto the foamy area.
IF YOU ARE USING AN ARCTIC PURE DISPOSABLE FILTER or a similar product, do not use an anti-foam product. Be sure your sanitizer levels are balanced, shock with Arctic Pure™ Refresh, and allow the filter to remove the cause of the foam.
Tips for avoiding foam:
The following suggestions have been taken from internet forums and are not officially endorsed by Arctic Spas®.
- Follow a careful water maintenance program (okay, we’ll endorse that one!)
- If your location and sensitivities permit, go au naturel
- Offer to rinse and dry your guests’ swimsuits before they put them on to enter the spa.
- Encourage guests to shower, suit and all, before entering the spa.
- Buy a few extra swimsuits when they’re on sale in the fall, and keep them on hand for your guests. Rinse them twice in hot water after use (no detergent).