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    dissfigured's Avatar
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    Oct 2011
    Denton, TX

    probably did something dumb

    I got the kids in the hot tub and let that be their "bath" washed their hair and such.
    Shampoo of course made for a very elaborate bubble bath.

    We have probably done this 5-6 times this summer.

    last couple days, I notice a lot of "scum" for lack of a better word floating around the hot tub abd leaving greenish ring.
    So yesterday I drained the tub (into the pool) and washed it top to bottom with clorox bleach.

    Filled it back up with water and it was sparkling

    Today I go out there, and there is a thick tar-like substance caked all over the spillover ledge. It is green and really as sticky as tar.

    Surprisingly, I took my water to Leslie's and they said it was perfect, no chemicals needed.

    How badly have I screwed up?
    Suggestions on what I should do?
    In-ground, SWG, 20,000 Gallons, Attached spa w/ Spillover, Hayward system, Cartridge Filter.
    Dallas TX

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    Jun 2013
    SpringHill FL

    Re: probably did something dumb

    Wow um i would start by not using the hottub as a bathtub with soap and shampoo. Then i would get a good test kit and check all my numbers in the pool and hottub.( but thats just me)
    15x30 gunite 18k gallons Hayward star clear plus 120sqft cart

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    Mod Squad jblizzle's Avatar
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    May 2010
    Tucson, AZ

    Re: probably did something dumb

    Yeah. That is not a good idea to put soap in the spa/pool. Get a scum ball and elevate the FC some to break down the mess.
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