For those of you that don't know,
"Scumballs" are a miracle product for use in spas and hot
tubs. They come in a pack of 2 balls and float on the surface of
your spa water. They are also available as "Scumbugs", the
same basic concept, except in "bug" shape. Scumballs are
made of a unique patented material that can absorb up to 32 times
their weight in oil !
Scumballs are constantly at work in your hot
tub to remove any oils that accumulate on the surface of the water.
They greatly reduce the "ring around the spa" that occurs
at the water line and also save your filter from becoming coated
with these oils...greatly expanding the filter's effective life
Scumballs have always been one of the best
selling hot tub aftermarket products in the country. Recently, it
has been brought to our attention that many customers have lost a
Scumball ! Did someone steal it? Did it just get up and walk away ?
Where in the heck did he go ?
The little guy may still be in your spa, but
not quite where you want him to be ! Whenever you remove a top
loading spa filter cartridge, you are supposed to turn the spa pump
OFF. However, many people don't do this...they leave the spa running
without the filter in place. The poor little Scumball can actually
get sucked into the hole under the filter ! It usually gets wedged
somewhere in the spa plumbing and causes either a drastic decrease
in the jet pressure or can actually clog your entire system !
What's the solution to "The Missing
Scumball" ? Make sure that you remove them from the spa water
and turn off your spa pump before removing your filter for cleaning.
Following this simple rule will stop unnecessary Scumball deaths and
save you from paying for a repair service call !