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  1. Like the Mr. Clean idea will try both and know it will come off, my LA Spa tech said it was calcium build up on the walls and to try the vinegar, thanks again
  2. Tub is empty right now so I will try it tomorrow, what causes this?
  3. I drained my LA spa in Dec 2011 in New York (cold winter) I am now doing my spring cleaning of the entire tub. I did leave the cover on all winter and there was about 4 inches of water on the bottom of the tub all winter. There is no mold on the cover but I have a white haze on some parts of the walls. I looked up biofilm but it does not fit since the tub is empty for 5 months. I tried a heavy duty steamer, various cleaning products but it just comes back. It is a very fine film, not gummy, just sort of like a haze. Any home products I can try to remove it?
  4. Just want to give you an update so it could help some one else. I tried to get the jets out with the hot tub filled but no luck. I ended up using a high powered steam machine, that I use around my house. It softened the jet up and then I was able to move it around better and finally pull it out. All jets are finally out and ready to be replaced.
  5. Ok I will give that a try, but in the past with the tub full it did not help, but I will put pump on and see if that helps, thanks
  6. I have a 6 year old LA Spa that uses Waterway jets. I have tried everything to remove the jets so I can replace them with new jets that spin again. Some come out without any effort and the rest are just impossible to remove. I have turned them left, pushed in and everything people suggest with no luck. Is there any tool that will help me. Someone suggested silicone but that concerns me. The tub is empty of water right now and I could try it. Help!!
  7. My plastic headrest has an outer coating is starting to disintegrate and I am finding little pieces of thin plastic in the water. What am I doing wrong with my chemicals that would cause this. My tub is only about 2 1/2 years old.
  8. You say the biggest flaw of your spa is the fabric filters, I feel this is one of the best features of my spa, I have the HEET for LA Spas. I wonder what are you using for sanitizer, I use Chlorine. Dan Hi Dan, How old is your LA spa? Maybe they have upgraded the filters. If you look at older posts many of us have had trouble with this fabric filter, falling apart. I have been a spa owner for over 20 years and I work very hard to keep my spa clean and sanatized. I liked the idea of the fabric filters and I sure hope LA has fixed a problem many of us have had. Even the pool company that sold me the spa told me there can be a problem with the filters and also the circulation pump advising me that their experience is that the circ pump seems to go out after 3 years. I over looked all of this because LA pricing was better than some of the other spas with the same features and power. I am sure you enjoy your therapy as much as I do. This is one strong spa for the price. I am jealous, I could not fit the HEET on my porch. Also when I looked into replacing the fabric filters I found the pleated ones to be around the same price. But I would look again at the fabric on my next filter change if LA has fixed the problem.
  9. Hi LA Spa owners. I read the posts about LA and I have had my spa for over 2 years an Oasis with 3 pumps. I love the tub and most of all the heavy duty therapy power I was looking for. My problem is that some of the jets are now sticking and do not rotate as well as they used to. I have talked with SpaDepot who I buy my chemicals from and they have explained about the chemistry, how it could have leached calcium levels out of the plastic causing the lack of full movement of the jet. I am dumping my water today and wondering if there is anything I can do. I use a product that Spa Depot sells called Flush that I leave in for about a day and that helps. I like to soak the jets in the Flush product but they are so hard to remove from the tub. Also another LA spa owner had a website for replacement filters at half price if someone can give me the website info. I replaced the filters with pleated filters about a year ago. This is the biggest flaw of LA Spas. the fabric filters. Does anyone else with an LA spa have experience with removing the filters. Some do come out easy but most are impossible.
  10. Hi LA Spa owners. I read the posts about LA and I have had my spa for over 2 years an Oasis with 3 pumps. I love the tub and most of all the heavy duty therapy power I was looking for. My problem is that some of the jets are now sticking and do not rotate as well as they used to. I have talked with SpaDepot who I buy my chemicals from and they have explained about the chemistry, how it could have leached calcium levels out of the plastic causing the lack of full movement of the jet. I am dumping my water today and wondering if there is anything I can do. I use a product that Spa Depot sells called Flush that I leave in for about a day and that helps. I like to soak the jets in the Flush product but they are so hard to remove from the tub. Also another LA spa owner had a website for replacement filters at half price if someone can give me the website info. I replaced the filters with pleated filters about a year ago. This is the biggest flaw of LA Spas. the fabric filters. Does anyone else with an LA spa have experience with removing the filters. Some do come out easy but most are impossible.
  11. thanks for this info. Do you always use metal gon. I know the product but I have not used it with this new 2 year old tub as it was not a suggestion from the dealer. I have not used the tub since I put in the new water a few days ago. All levels are good right now but I would like to add the metal gon if you think it would help. Many times here I read that Alkaline is the FIRST thing you worry about. So at start up i add the sodium bromide and metal gon and after that then test the alkaline as you have suggested? Anyway right now can I still add the metal gone and sodium bromide since the water is new and unused. I am just on a mission to have the cleanest water ever. I clean the filters often.
  12. I have had my new 475 gallon spa for 2 years. It has an ozonater. I have owned a spa for over 20 years. I use a brominating floater. So on first fill I clean the tub walls with some bleach and water. then rinse that all out. After fill I adjust alkaline with alkaline up. Then check ph and add a product called PH Proper that holds the PH for almost 2 months(or some times I skip this). Then I add the bromine floater. Here's my issues; Should I use Dichloro or bleach(which I am reading about on the forum)? I am nervous about using the dichloro after reading the lable. I have never used dichloro before. Do I still us non-clorine shock( which I do now)? Which product REALLY clarifies the spa? I have actually used and old one I had called In The Swim Pool clarifier. It works super fast to remove all soap and scum. I called IN THE SWIM and they said I could use it in a hot tub. The hot tub clearifiers just don't seem to work as well. I have hardwater up product that I have not used but I will on this new fill. Since my hardwater reading is low everytime. And lastly is there any thing I should use with the above products to soften the water(20 Mule?) I don't have a problem but my friends seem to when they are in the water they complain of a SLIGHT itchy feeling. I realize so many of these questions have been answered but each time people write in there is always a twist ie; a wood tub,have nature 2 filter, etc. So I am being selfish in asking for an answer to just MY situation and what products I like. Actually I would like to go to a new line of products that are considered environmentally friendly when my bromine tabs run out. So if anyone can steer me in that direction for the future let me know. Thanks!
  13. sorry you got hooked up with this lil gem. you can see in my past statements my thoughts on this system. it sucks. You are reduced to what three square feet of filtrationj surface? If you ever get the socks to stay put the pump is going to suck the bottom right out of them, if you use the spa and do not clean all 3 filterts every daqy, total joke get some leated filters to take thier place , ya right they made the threads too bid, you are stuch my friend Hi Eric, I must disagree with you about LA. I have had my tub for almost 2 years. The power behind this tub is hard core. I bought it for therapy and it delievers. I will not tell you what other tubs I looked into but it was over 15 top brands and it took me 6 months to make up my mind. I could not afford to make a mistake spending this much money. I made my decision after visiting the LA showroom in California for a wet test. How long ago were you a dealer? I am convinced that this company has a lower price from more advertised companies that were comparable. I have had tubs for over 20 years and I am very very happy with my LA spa. I was disappointed with the filters but I have resolved this problem and I do not clean them everyday. Who do you sell now?
  14. When I drain my hot tub it drains into the city sewer system. But our sewers are now taged with info on not letting chemicals such as car wash detergent go down these drains. I was recently sold Sodium dichloro in order to clear the water but I was told to use it only sparely. After reading the lable I don't think I want to use it at all. I have problems with sun tan creams making my water cloudy. As much as I ask people to shower before they tub it's still a problem. Oxy Shock works ok but not great that is why I was going to try the dichloro. But now I have second thoughts. I don't want to add this into a sewer when I drain the tub.
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