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So I used Ahhsome for the first time on newer spa (December 2020, first drain). Basically I left it open too long one day during high pollen season and the sun melted the chlorine and got the algae going, I was gone the entire next day and opened the tub up around noon the following day to find it very cloudy with a nice set of algae growing. I shocked it for a few days and then just ran ahhsome today for 30 minutes, but I only ran it at 2ppm chlorine because I was planning drain it into the yard since I can't drain to the street or house drain. It cleaned it well, I wish I read this forum first...of course I was busy working and left it drain unattended, now I'm left with the equivalent of a full hotel of teenage kids wiping their boogers on it all night. Using 5% vinegar and a rag is going to be way too much elbow grease and dawn dish soap in warm water is barely better. Should I just refill the tub and run it with a half dose of ahhsome with ~5ppm chlorine, then wipe it down as I drain it or is there a better solution, I did one corner at the top and have no intention of scrubbing the entire tub like that. Thanks, T
I picked up a 2002 Hot Springs Prodigy as a flip tub. It had been frozen, and has multiple leaks as a result. Hot Springs are the WORST tubs to do plumbing repairs on, due to the piece-built tongue and groove sides and extremely hard foam that channels water, making it a true joy to locate the leaks. But I digress... I am (obviously) cutting out some damaged pvc, and I noticed that there is a biofilm buildup inside the pipes. This is nothing new to me, having been repairing spas for 25 years, but I thought some of my new friends here on PoolSpaForum might not have ever seen it. Except @CanadianSpaTech, who has undoubtedly seen more than he wants to of it. 😉 I even hear that some doubt it's existence, and think that Ahhsome puts stuff in to cause the gunk that comes out. 🙄 So here it is: Here you can see where I wiped some off. That is a different pipe than the first pic, btw, so you see it is in every pipe in the tub. That's alot of square footage of surface area. And alot of nasty gunk. A little history... I have never been a fan of purge products. I have tried a few over the years and had poor results, so I stopped using or recommending them. Once I started on PSF and another forum I frequent (about a year ago), I started hearing about Ahhsome. I read threads, watched videos, chatted with @dllenoand @Ahhsomeguy, and was convinced. But I had never used it myself... So I reached out to Ahhsomeguy and made him a little challenge. I proposed to run his product in this tub (after I complete repairs) then cut open a pipe and look. Forget scientific test numbers, I am from Missouri, the Show-Me state. So show me. I had ahhsome delivered at my house 2 days later. He must have shipped it priority, or something. 👍 I will keep you posted on the repair status and test results with pics. I am kinda excited, but the tub has ALOT of leaks, so it may be a bit...