How to stop Hot Tub Foaming

Ever notice you’re sitting in your hot tub and it’s starting to resemble a bubble bath? While kids LOVE hot tub foaming, most people over the age of 10 do not!

Foam is USUALLY caused by the introduction of something “foreign” to the water. That can be many things:

  • Residue from shampoo or hair gel
  • Left-over body products and lotions on your skin
  • Foaming can even be caused from laundry detergent left in your bathing-suit or cotton T-shirt

Your hot tub owner’s manual will probably suggest you get a shower before getting IN your hot tub! No one actually thinks that’s practical so here are a few tips we’ve found that work:

Don’t wash your bathing suit (especially if it’s cotton!)

Or if you do, don’t wash it very often. Rinsing your suit after use should dilute the sanitizer that got on your suit while soaking (Or just hot tub in the nude, whatever works!)

Wear your hair up off your neck

If you have long hair, it’s best to keep it out of the water since your hair is probably full of product that can cause foaming!

Don’t put lotion on your skin right before hot-tubbing

If you put lotion on in the morning and hot-tub at night, most likely the lotion won’t effect the water. If you can, wait until after you use your spa before putting lotions or oil onto your skin!

If you’re pretty careful about what goes onto your body or bathing suit and STILL still have hot tub foaming, check to make sure your pH and calcium hardness are balanced. High pH can cause foaming as well as low calcium hardness! After you balance your water, you might not see a difference in your water for 24-48 hours.


Correcting a foamy hot tub

Products like Hot Tub Foam Disperser DO help eliminate some of the foam, but know that if you add too much, the problem will just worsen and you’re best to just dump your water and start fresh!

Happy Hot-Tubbing!

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