Imagine this: you're headed out for a relaxing evening in the hot tub, ready to relieve some stress after a long day. Everything's perfect--or so you think. When you look down, you realize the water is contaminated by some kind of nasty foam-like film, turning your perfect evening into a nightmare. What is that stuff, how did it get there, and how can you get rid of it?
All About Biofilm
When it comes to hot tub cleaning and maintenance, you want to know every little detail--and who can blame you? After all, soaking in that water can only be stress-free and comfortable if it's safe.
Here's everything you need to know about one spa cleaning debacle--the subtle troublemaker, biofilm--and how to take care of it.
What is Biofilm?
Biofilm is a buildup of bacteria from mold, fungus, and other contaminants, all gathering together in your hot tub's plumbing. When the bacteria are attacked by sanitizers and cleaning chemicals, a slimy layer forms, creating that unpleasant foam that can ruin your evening in the spa.
Why Does Biofilm Happen?
The good news is that biofilm growth isn't necessarily a sign of bad hot tub maintenance on your part. Remember, the bacteria become resistant to cleaners over time--which means that you could be doing everything right and still end up with filmy, frothy water.
What Are the Risks of Biofilm?
Biofilm breaks down chlorine and bromine, increasing the acidity of your hot tub water. This can lead to a nasty rash--or, if accidentally ingested, it can seriously harm the immune system. On top of that, biofilm can impact your spa's longevity over time, weakening the pipes and plumbing.
Getting Rid of Biofilm
Luckily, biofilm isn't the end of the line. To eliminate it, you'll first need to decontaminate your hot tub--and then you'll want to make Spa Marvel Cleanser a regular part of your maintenance routine. This unique approach takes 24 hours to perform a "deep clean" of your spa, sanitizing the hard-to-reach areas of the pipes, plumbing, and drainage system. After the 24-hour period, you'll super-chlorinate the hot tub to finish off that biofilm once and for all.
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