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There appears to be a yellowish, almost grease looking, material around the jets. After draining the jacuzzi there is a yellow ring left around where the top of the water was when it was filled. The jacuzzi is now 9 years old and has been doing it since Day 1. Any help would be appreciated!

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  • savtaman Feb 04, 2009

    I'm not sure if that's what it is. It's been doing it from the start, and it's a consistent amount that's left on the tub. Wouldn't more come out the longer you'd use the jets?

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Maybe you are right. I guess you could have it analyzed . Or at least take some and put it in a glass of water to see if it floates to the top, thus confirming a hydrocarbon of some sort. Tghe other possibility is that the hozes are breaking wdown but I don't know why that woudl be from the start either? Interestign dilemma.Sorry I wasn't able to be of more assistance.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Pump bearing /seal leaking,leaving a residue of oil?

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    Marcel Lemieux Nov 05, 2017

    Make sure you have your water tested and that you add the proper chemicals to the water!!!! High PH can cause scaling leaving brown nasty ring in hot tub! Ask dealer about this and have water tested! Best move ever!!



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My girlfreinds Parents just baught a hot tub, before my g/f came down to use it, it never had the problem, and then when she did start using it, they started noticing a yellow slimmy ring around the top were the water line is and around the jets, they called and asked thinking it was the motors or somthing, They said does anyone where lotion? Sure enough my g/f cakes the stuff on. Now befor shes even aloud in the tub, shes gotta take a full shower with No lotion.. Check to see if anyone in your house hold is using lotion?? Because everytime she or they get in with the lotion on there skin, you or sombody will have to drain and fill up again, which with water and all the chemicals is like 37 dollars each time. We dotn know exactly why it does but my best guess is, It has some kind of chemical reaction, with the chemicals they use, and with it being a hot tub pores of the skin open up which prob, release the lotion. Iv try convincing them to use chlorine, instead of the other stuff they use but the girls complain it drys there skin, I Swear by Chlorine, everytime i use it, its always lefts the water sparkling clean, Hope this can help, but im sure somebody is using lotion. Have them tottaly rinse off befor getting in. Or dont get in

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    cathy miller Dec 04, 2013

    This happened to me when I used any type of bath salts, bubbles, or bath additive.


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Run fresh water around the jacuzzi it sounds like grease lodged around the pipes of the unit to motor , leave running for half a hour and drain again ???

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