Bacteria ring around spa?

Timbalaya

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Mar 7, 2021
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Sacramento, CA
Anyone get a brown/grey/blackish film ringing just above waterline in acrylic fiberglass spa? I spa flushed twice, cleaned interior, new filter, and water is perfectly balanced, yet I still get it within days of refill. Ideas? Might this be caused by my cover too tight and not letting air circulate through? Is the bacteria/film further embedded in the plumbing of the spa?
 

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YippeeSkippy

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Jan 17, 2012
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Evans, Georgia
Hey ya Tim :) Welcome to TFP.

That's a scum line- skin cells, oils, hair and body products, etc. Get a good plastic scrubby sponge and wash it down. Its pretty normal.

Try to shower ahead of soaking to limit body lotions and such.

Maddie :flower:
 
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