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    scummy mark around parts of hot tub just above water line

    Hi all,

    About every 2 weeks I need to clean of a sort of oily scummy mark around parts of the hot tub above the water line (usually around the hidden filters) and a couple of other places....

    Is this normal - should I be doing something specific to stop this?

    Cheers

    Stuart
    First ever Hot Tub bought April 2015

    1700 ls or 450 US Gallons
    Temp 38.5c or 101f
    Bromine Generation using in.clear

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    Re: scummy mark around parts of hot tub just above water line

    Welcome!

    Is someone in it using body lotion or tanning oils? That is usually the cause of a heavy scummy line in the pool or spa. I've heard that scum balls catch all that filmy oil. Since it's a hot tub, I am unsure if you can just throw it in and it works. I know they go in the skimmers of pools... someone will have to jump in and clarify this to be sure.
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    Re: scummy mark around parts of hot tub just above water line

    That makes - sense! My daughter has excema so tends to get covered in moisturizer during a flair up - bet its that!

    Thanks for letting me know!

    Stuart
    First ever Hot Tub bought April 2015

    1700 ls or 450 US Gallons
    Temp 38.5c or 101f
    Bromine Generation using in.clear

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    Re: scummy mark around parts of hot tub just above water line

    Spa Perfect helps break that stuff down. They also have pool perfect for the same purpose.
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