What's the Best Hot Tub

Table of Contents
Why should I buy a Hot Tub?
The Real cost of owning a Hot Tub
Types of Hot Tubs
Hot Tub Electric concerns - 220 vs. 110
Your options: Seats
Your options: Jets
Your options: Filtration and Purification
Your options: Surround
Your options: Cover
Shopping options: Local Dealer
Shopping options: Big Box Retailers
Shopping options: Online
Where to locate your new hot tub
Going to put it on a deck?
Hot tub foundations
What type of buyer are You?
"x" Person Hot Tub
How to shop for a spa
How to insulate a hot tub
How to drain a hot tub
How to clean a hot tub
How to buy a hot tub
How to build a concrete slab
How to treat hot tub rash
How to drain a hot tub with a hose
How to drain a hot tub for winter
How to level a hot tub
How to winterize a hot tub
How much chemical
How to make it work
Pea gravel base
Foam problems?
How to raise PH in your hot tub
How to lower PH in your hot tub
Save on hot tub electric bill
How to fix heavy hot tub cover
How to clean scale off of a hot tub
How high to fill a hot tub
How to fix hot tub HFL errors
How to remove mildew from hot tubs
Best hot tub chemicals?
How to kill staph in a hot tub
Remove jets
How to use the drain plug
Clean hot tub jets
Can I fill my hot tub with soft water?
Clean your filter with Muriatic acid
How to move a hot tub
Clean your filter in the dishwasher?
How to lower alkalinity levels
Reduce hardness of your water
You can repair freeze damage
How to stop hot tub overheating
Balance your chemicals
Support your hot tub on a deck
Can bleach be used in hot tubs?
How to eliminate bacteria
Repair your cracked hot tub
How to prime a hot tub pump
Organic alternatives
Hot tub age restrictions
Mice in your hot tub?
How to make your hot tub smell good
How does a hot tub pump work?
Hot tub health risks?
How to buy a cheap hot tub
Make your own spa defoamer
How to clean spa filter with vinegar
How to sanitize with lithium
Use vitamin C to neutralize chlorine
How to care for an inflatable hot tub
History of hot tub innovations
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Make your own spa defoamer

Foam is sometimes a problem in a hot tub. Foam can occur for a few reasons. It certainly doesn't make sitting in the tub the relaxing, enjoyable experience you want it to be. So you want to get rid of the foam. There are some easy ways to do this. Spa defoamers are available at your local spa dealer, the local home improvement store or online. A few drops of this usually gets rid of the foam immediately. What if you don't want to add any more chemicals into the tub and would like to make your own? Well, here's how to make spa defoamer.

Make sure your spa water has been shocked recently so that the defoamer can work well. Add vinegar at a 1:10 ratio to the water in the tub. This should work as a defoamer. Vinegar is a simple, easy and effective cleaner for many household chores.

Another way to use vinegar as a defoamer is to add vinegar and baking soda to the water. The ratio here is 2 parts vinegar, 1 part baking soda and 9 parts water. You might need a pencil and paper to figure out that math. The baking soda and vinegar will react and then attack the contaminants such as lotion, oil, or soap that are causing the foam.

Even though it's fairly easy to get rid of foam quickly from your hot tub, you should not ignore that foam is a symptom and not the problem itself. It is likely that your tub water may need to be changed or that your filters are not being cleaned regularly or well enough. Your water might not be balanced properly. Check the pH, the hardness, the sanitizer. Also be sure that you aren't introducing contaminants into the tub. Lotions, detergents, deodorants, oils can all cause foam build up. You may want to rinse in the shower before entering the tub and ask your guests to as well if you struggle with a foam problem. Your swimsuits should be rinsed with water after your soak, not alundered with soap as soap residue is a main culprit for foaming. Proper care of the hot tub and the water should result in a relaxing and healthy hot tub for you to soak.

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