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    still have the foam..

    I didn't want to hijack the other guy's thread about foam but ours we have been battling since we got the tub pretty much in 2014. We have used the ahh-some stuff, changed the filters, refill regularly.

    here's the interesting part - to me anyway. So the hub refills the tub, changes the filters, get chems right and no one uses it for like four days. Go to Use the tub and I notice there's scum all around the edge. What the heck? Also, the foam is back big time. It doesn't matter if our clothes are dirty or fresh. Tried it both ways.

    Any other thoughts? We keep having to use the defoam stuff.

    Our tub is 475 gallon Dynasty Symphany. Of course the spa company is useless and has been. The website even more so.
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    Re: still have the foam..

    What is your CH level? Raise to 150ppm if it is low. That will help with foaming. Also, if using bleach make sure not to use easy pour or splashless bleach, they cause foam also.

    More on how to increase CH here, Pool School - Recommended Pool Chemicals
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    Re: still have the foam..

    Quote Originally Posted by DMS2014 View Post
    I didn't want to hijack the other guy's thread about foam but ours we have been battling since we got the tub pretty much in 2014. We have used the ahh-some stuff, changed the filters, refill regularly.

    here's the interesting part - to me anyway. So the hub refills the tub, changes the filters, get chems right and no one uses it for like four days. Go to Use the tub and I notice there's scum all around the edge. What the heck? Also, the foam is back big time. It doesn't matter if our clothes are dirty or fresh. Tried it both ways.

    Any other thoughts? We keep having to use the defoam stuff.

    Our tub is 475 gallon Dynasty Symphany. Of course the spa company is useless and has been. The website even more so.
    Not sure if u were taking about my foam thread or not. But I solved by shocking daily until the chlorine lasted. Now it's completely gone.

    My tub tends to get scum around the edge when the ph is high, the FC seems to get consumed instantly. Drop your TA to 50-60 and adjust ph to 7.5-7.8. Then shock.
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    Re: still have the foam..

    Yes and Yes. We use bromine. I forgot to mention that. I will try these suggestions. or better yet, I will have the hubby look at this. I do the pool, he can do the tub!
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    Re: still have the foam..

    do you mean 15 PPM? 150 seems like a lot!
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    Re: still have the foam..

    Just a thought...he's not using "splash-less" bleach, is he?
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    Re: still have the foam..

    Quote Originally Posted by DMS2014 View Post
    do you mean 15 PPM? 150 seems like a lot!
    Yes, CH should be 130-150ppm. More here, How do I use Chlorine in my Spa (or pool)?
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