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  1. Has anyone seen this before!?! My hot tub is less than a year old it's a Dynasty Palm Island II everything works great it has lots of extras like the ozone thing a gecko motor blah blah blah... But after only about 2 months in these little flakes started to appear, I have been a stickler for checking the water chemistry at least 2 times weekly. At first I really thought it was like someone's dead skin that came off 🤢 but it gradually got worse even after shocking, lowering the PH, water changing. We stored it for the winter after about 3 water changes for cleaning and pulled it back out, they
  2. Hi ive had my hot tub for 8 months now and i have completely brought this issue upon myself. I havent used the hot tub for the last 2 months but left it running. So a week ago i decided it was time to get back in it. I noticed small yellow flakes at the bottom of the tub, nothing floating, no sort of mold or foam just the deposits on the bottom. Ive contacted a few places to see if they had any idea what it was and i was told biofilm. I am now £120 into cleaning products and 4 days in to scrubbing the hot tub everynight after work. The last product i used was ahh-some it foamed up
  3. 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
  4. Hi, i am having problems identifying what the white flakes, some upto 5mm, are that have started to appear in my hottub water. I have tried adding bleach to a sample and the flakes are still there then i tried adding vinegar and the flakes are still there. I believe if they are biofilm they would disapear when adding bleach, but would they disolve and disapear if adding vinegar ? Thanks for any advice.
  5. I’m looking for hope and guidance. We got a new spa, having never owned one before, and had trouble keeping the water clean from the start. Within two days of a fresh fill and one time sitting in it it started to get cloudy then smelled like a pond. Through out the next month we tried everything we learned about, but nothing helped for very long. Special shocks, different levels of sanitizer, mineral sticks, enzymes, clarifies, etc. So after three refills in a month we learned about biofilm, ahh-some and started purging the water. We have performed 8 full flushes, 3 including an ove
  6. Bought my Sundance Chelsee new 9 months ago, and have fought biofilm on and off since the beginning. I now suspect the biofilm was present at initial installation (from wet test), and the problem has worsened over the past few months. Drain/purge products have not been effective in eradicating the biofilm. I have read countless posts on this forum, and used Ahhsome for the first time this weekend. Yellow biofilm evident in purge and re-fill. After second Ahhsome application, upon taking the front panel off the hot tub, vast amounts of biofilm were clearly evident inside tubing upon visual ins
  7. Went outside today to treat my spa that I've had for 3 years and when I turned the jet air controls on I noticed lot of leafy greenish black material floating all over inside tub. There was a bad windstorm a few days ago so I figured a few leaves may have made there way under the lid as the back wasn't locked down. So I drained and cleaned the tub and as it fills up water is running out of the foot jets and side jets almost completely clean and clear. Once completely filled I fire up all of the jets including turning on the the air controls and more of the same material appears. See picture
  8. We bought an AquaTerra hot tub at Costco about two years ago. We keep it meticulously clean and maintained. A couple of months ago we noticed a sticky film on every underwater surface, and when we got out our skin was VERY sticky. We drained and cleaned it repeatedly with no improvement. Finally, we called the manufacturer who recommended running a dozen or so bottles of Hydrogen Peroxide through the water for a couple of days, followed by Ahh-some. We are now on our fourth treatment of Ahh-some, draining and scrubbing between each, and nasty, sticky gunk is still pouring into the tub.
  9. Just flushed and drain this weekend. What a pain but worth it. I had my new spa for 1 month now and my god the stuff that came out...oh mygod upchuk! <back now> Put Ahhsome as directed with 10PPM bleach to shock. Run jets for 30 min. Get a terrycloth (easier but can scratch)/microfiber (preferred) towel you will be throwing away and wipe the ring of caked on crisco looking grease. It will be green-brown. Green is probably machine oil/grease from factory (it smells like equipment). Now here is the key point: DO NOT ATTEMPT TO JUST WIPE IT. It will be super sticky and caked on like greas
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