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    Weird foaming!!!

    I'm trying to keep my 2012 Hot Spot Relay in good condition and so far it has looked and ran great, but in the last week it has started to foam horribly but ONLY when i allow air flow into my jets. When they have no air flow through them the tub looks amazing. Any ideas? I thought maybe it could be a problem with having to much antifoam in the tub and maybe it just started collecting a film on top but their is no sign of any film on top. I know most people would say drain with a spa problem like that but draining is a huge hassle in my location. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.
    Home and Roam 48" waterline 27' Round Above Ground Pool (acquired when we bought our house - pool is in the middle of a large deck
    Gallons approx. 15,054
    Hayward 100lb sand filter - sand replaced end of last season (2011)
    Hayward pump
    All seals and gaskets for pump and filter replaced this year

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    Re: Weird foaming!!!

    What's your water's hardness level? Water hardness will reduce foaming. We usually recommend 120-150 ppm Calcium Hardness, but with regard to just reducing foaming, magnesium hardness works as well so this is one case where Total Hardness would be relevant. On the other hand, if you are using anti-foaming or other products, who knows what could happen.
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    Re: Weird foaming!!!

    How long has it been since you changed your water?
    24' round above ground, 13500 gallons, vinyl liner, 18" Sand Filter

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    Re: Weird foaming!!!

    Could be coming from your swim suits being washed too much with the normal amount of detergent. Try not washing them, hang them up outside or in the bathroom to air dry. Or use half the amount of detergent to wash ONLY the suits by themselves.

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    Re: Weird foaming!!!

    ^or better yet, don't wear swimsuits
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    Re: Weird foaming!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Swampwoman
    ^or better yet, don't wear swimsuits
    LOL do your children know this about you?

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    Re: Weird foaming!!!

    ^Advantages of the empty nest...but yes, he knows to knock first before coming outside
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