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Baqua Spa Waterline Control: Getting rid of Sticky Waterline Deposits

If you’re getting a sticky waterline build-up that sticks to the edge of your spa and is tough to remove, this post is for you! Here are the reasons that a sticky waterline deposit can occur when you are using the BaquaSpa product line:

  • You are not using (or not using enough) BaquaSpa Waterline control Step #1
  • Your water is not in balance
  • There is an excess of body oils in your spa (or you haven’t drained your spa in over 3 months)

I’m still having a problem! If your water is in balance, your hot tub has been drained in the past 3 months and you use step #1 religiously and you still have the sticky waterline problem, try the following:

  • Try a maintenance “mid-week” dose of Waterline Control. If you do your chemicals every Saturday, throw 1/2 of your normal dose in every Wednesday until you see the problem corrected.
  • Clean off the scumline with BaquaSpa Surface cleaner (this product contains hydrochloric acid and definitely does the trick!)

What does Waterline Control (#1) do? Good question! Step #1 reduces the bubbles that burst above the waterline (which can be really irritating to your throat). It coats the sanitzer product (step #3) and the bacteria in the water and won’t allow it to attach to the shell wall. Sanitizer + bacteria= a sticky mess. Step #1 works to prevent that sticky mess from touching your hot tub walls (or waterline!)

Helpful Tip

Be sure to have your JET PUMP on when you’re adding waterline control- not your blower. The air from the blower will have an adverse effect on the waterline control product! (This is a good rule to follow for ALL your chemicals- always the jet pump, never the blower!)

BaquaSpa users sound off: did you try the suggestions above and did they work? Or has something else worked for you in the past? Fill us in and/or ask us more questions!

3 thoughts on “Baqua Spa Waterline Control: Getting rid of Sticky Waterline Deposits”

  1. We have used BaquaSpa for over 10 years with no problems. 4 months ago we started to get a gooey waterline deposit that comes back in 2-3 days every time. Surface cleaner removes it, but it comes back. Same city water, same two people using the spa in exactly the same way, no changes in showering, etc. Water is balanced. NO new variables! I am beginning to think the chemicals themselves may be different. After all, they did change the test strips and they are now much harder to read.

  2. I have had spas in the past— always used standard chemicals–
    Just bought a brand new spa-
    Baqua products were recommended- Followed all the Baqua instructions- balanced the water
    Sticky gross slime line appeared almost immediately.
    I had to remove the head rests and the decorative cover over the strainer – so tough to clean.

    I will give 14 more days… then dumping the water and switching brands-

    So far..Baqua sucks— makes me not want to get into my brand new spa-:(

    Please reply and help-

  3. Darlene Formanek

    I use baquasil for years in my pool and this experince in the spa has my discussed. this stick stuff is gross and has to be a reassults of the spa cleaner

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