As our backyard project wraps up, my spa was installed Friday. It came at a great time since we laid 9 pallets of sod! The hot tube proved its weight in gold! At this time, we are following the spa installer chemical suggestions to include the Nature2. I was glad that they suggested that I still used granular chlorine for my sanitizer (shock). Our pool should be plastered mid week. The spa gave me a chance to use my various test kits.
After three nights of heavy use, I noticed foam starting to form. Is this normal? I am making each one of the family members to shower prior to use. We did have two guests over the weekend which didn’t. What is the best method (chemical/filtration) to use to control foaming and the other general ‘scum’? I am following the spa installer advice and shocking the spa when we spend a total of 4 hours or more in the water. Until I have a firm grasp, I am going to shock it after each use since the family (4 people) are averaging about an hour each in the tub.
I am happy to see that the tub holds its temperature very well! Friday we warmed up the tub to 98 degrees, it holds the temp very well with the cover on. The overnight temps are around the 40’s. We only turn the heater on just prior to entry and off again at exit.