Over the past couple of weeks my spa water seemed to become tinted with a brownish color.
I use the BBB Method.
My water chemistry was fine:
FC = 4
PH = 7.6
TA = 80
CA = 160
CYA = 30
Bor = 50
Temp = 102.
I shocked the spa multiple times up to FC = 35 and cleaned my filter twice..... still had the brownish color.
My last water change was mid August. I noticed some brown build up (ring) around the top of my spa.
So last week I drained the spa, cleaned and waxed every part of the spa..... the brown ring was difficult to remove, but it did come off. I re-filled the spa, put a new filter in, and brought my water chemistry back to where it was before the drain/refill. The water is crystal clear....... BUT I have been skimming off a brownish film off the top of the water and have been wiping off a brownish ring from around the top of the spa. I have also cleaned my new spa filter three times due to a brownish color which collected in the filter. Does anyone have any ideas on what the heck is causing this within my spa?
My two daughters have used the spa frequently in the past....... and they do wear makeup into the spa.
One even had one of those spray-on tans applied to herself for a wedding....... not sure if I am now seeing the makeup and spray-on tan in my spa, or just what is going on.
No one has been in the spa since the new drain and refill.....
Also, about a month ago I did purchase the wrong Clorox bleach (it was NOT bleach but detergent) and unfortunately put about 8 ounces of this concentrated detergent into my spa..... fought the suds and foam from this for about three weeks but it did resolve itself.
I hate "Ring-Around-My-Spa"....... can someone please help me resolve this !