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Hi,

I've had my spa since the summer, about 7 months now, and we've found those sponge things seem to work at keeping the foam from building up. They last about a month or so. The problem is they're expensive and look very suspiciously like a cheap sponge covered in some type of mesh. Anyone know how to make one of these, or something similar, for less than $15 a pop?

Thanks, and I apologize if this was covered before, but this board is not very conducive to doing searches (20 sec wait between searches - flood control.)

-J

EDIT: I just took another look (and feel) at it and it's clearly not a cheap sponge inside a mesh, but maybe someone knows what type of material it actually is in there, or whether there's something else that can do the same job of absorbing oils and gunk from my spa water.

Thanks

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Hi,

I've had my spa since the summer, about 7 months now, and we've found those sponge things seem to work at keeping the foam from building up. They last about a month or so. The problem is they're expensive and look very suspiciously like a cheap sponge covered in some type of mesh. Anyone know how to make one of these, or something similar, for less than $15 a pop?

Thanks, and I apologize if this was covered before, but this board is not very conducive to doing searches (20 sec wait between searches - flood control.)

-J

EDIT: I just took another look (and feel) at it and it's clearly not a cheap sponge inside a mesh, but maybe someone knows what type of material it actually is in there, or whether there's something else that can do the same job of absorbing oils and gunk from my spa water.

Thanks

It's not an ordinary sponge but a special 'oil loving' polyurethane foam that can bond to the scum that floats in your tub (no, I don't mean the neighbors!biggrin.gif) and capture it. There are other brands also such as scumbug, sunsorb, and scumball (not joking on this last one!) They usually sell for less than $10 and should last abut a year so they are a better deal! They just need to be rinsed out every few weeks under the faucet. I keep one in my tub and one in my pool all the time!

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Mine lasts about a month and it says do not squeeze or ring out. It does not mention anything about rinsing, but then it wouldn't since they want you to keep buying new ones. When my new one stops working I'll try rinsing it.

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They just need to be rinsed out every few weeks under the faucet. I keep one in my tub and one in my pool all the time!

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Mine lasts about a month and it says do not squeeze or ring out. It does not mention anything about rinsing, but then it wouldn't since they want you to keep buying new ones. When my new one stops working I'll try rinsing it.

Thanks

I was referring to the other brands i listed, not the Zorbie. See if you can find a Scumbug or Sunsorb anywhere. Even though they only say they last about three months they really do last longer. Like I said, I get a year out of them but if your tub gets VERY heavy use YMMV.

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