It’s never fun to find strange substances like white water mold and pink slime floating around in your hot tub. Thankfully, as long as you follow a regular cleaning schedule, you shouldn’t run into this problem. Unfortunately, these floating objects are signs of a bigger problem: biofilm.
What is White Water Mold and Pink Slime?
Both white water mold and pink slime are very similar substances. White water mold is a non-pathogenic type of naturally-occurring fungus, while pink slime is a simple type of bacterial growth.Typically, the two begin appearing in hot tub water at about the same time since they are both an overgrowth of biofilm. If you notice either of the two in your hot tub water, it means biofilm is growing inside your hot tub and needs to be taken care of as soon as possible.
What Do White Water Mold and Pink Slime Look Like?
White water mold looks like white mucus or toilet paper. When you touch it, it usually feels thick and sticky. Pink slime has the same sort of texture and appearance as white water mold, but is pink in color. You don’t have to have a lot of these substances floating in your spa to know that you have a biofilm problem. Along with white water mold and pink slime, biofilm may cause strange odors, cloudy water, and possible skin irritations that occur days after you’ve used your hot tub.
How to Prevent Biofilm From Growing in Your Hot Tub
The best way to have a biofilm-free hot tub is to simply prevent it from growing at all, which is extremely easy to do. All you have to do is follow a regular cleaning schedule, like the one we put together here. You should be replacing your filters regularly, consistently using sanitizers, testing your chemical levels and correctly cleaning your spa and its parts. Taking care of your spa takes very little time and effort, and will save you a lot of hassle in the future.
How to Get Rid of Biofilm, White Water Mold and Pink Slime in Your Hot Tub
If you have white water mold or pink slime biofilm growing in your hot tub, it’s best to get rid of it as soon as possible before it grows anymore. Unfortunately, regular sanitizers cannot help you to remove biofilm from your hot tub, pipes and filter. Follow the simple steps in this article to treat your biofilm-contaminated hot tub.
As long as you properly take care of your hot tub with a simple cleaning routine, you shouldn’t have a biofilm problem. If you do, though, we hope this article helps you identify white water mold and pink slime quickly so that you can get rid of the biofilm in your hot tub as soon as possible. If you have any more questions about biofilm, feel free to contact us.