Loading... Please wait...

Better Water Blog

"Yellow Goo" in your Spa Ozone Tubing? We can explain!

Posted by

"Yellow Goo" in your Spa Ozone Tubing is a collection of Nitric Acid.  Nitric Acid is formed when Nitrogen in the air mixes with moisture in the air.

Yellow Goo is not new!  But the one thing that did change for the better of the environment is the fact that a few years ago the tubing in the United States joined the European standard and so now tubing biodegrades!

This is great for environmentalists, but does require added awareness that hot tub owners (or their Qualified Technicians) replace Spa Ozone Tubing as frequently as they change their Spa Ozone Check Valve, which is once a year (18 at the latest).

We here at Love Your Hot Tub think it's best to remove the traditional Hartford Loop (looptie loop) in the Spa Ozone Tubing and simply make the line go up and back down to the point of injection.  This way, there is no place for the Yellow Goo to puddle up, causing blockage in the Tubing.  Once ozone is blocked from flowing forward, it flows backwards and eats itself alive!

So, again, replace your Tubing and Check Valves every year, up to every 18 months if your climate is mild and not humid (ie, Spa Ozone Generators live longer in places like California, Washington, Oregon, Utah, and they live shorter lives if you live in Texas, Louisiana or Florida).

On The Job Site With Jen #3: How to Polish Up An Old Hot Tub or Spa

It’s a sad sight to see an old hot tub or spa look aged enough so that it no longer invites people in.  With every passing day, the hot tub is less and less likely to be used again.When a local customer asked for help “flipping her hot tub,” I happily took on the challenge!  With just a [...]

Read More »


Autistic People Benefit from Ozonated Water

My customer, Bob, told me their pool builder recommended a DEL Ozone system for his 38-year old Autistic son, Ryon, who LOVES to swim and swim and swim! Swimming brings calmness and peace to Ryon, as well as his family.  Music and walking rank second to swimming in Ryon's ozonated pool.A DEL Ozone system [...]

Read More »


Ozone is a Drought-Tolerant Solution for Pools and Hot Tubs

Ozone has many benefits for pool and hot tub owners and users.  But one of the benefits people are not yet aware of is that ozone is a friend to those living in areas that are dealing with drought situations like we are in California.The primary reason ozone is helpful when it comes to saving [...]

Read More »


On The Job Site With Jen #2: How to Replace a Spa Ozone Generator Featuring DEL Ozone’s Spa Eclipse NEXT GENERATION

View and/or download these instructions WITH PICTURES at the end of this article.Time to replace your spa's Ozone Generator?  Most of the time, replacing a Spa Ozone Generator is easy.  Here we show you an installation we did on a California Cooperage Coleman Spa. STEP 1:  Get a buddy if you can.  It really helps to [...]

Read More »


Is it Possible to Have a Chlorine-Free Pool?

With a lot of money and determination, you can have a chlorine free pool.  But in this article you will learn why it's not the chlorine you want out of your pool water, but chlorine's by-product, the chloramine.  We will guide you how to go as chlorine-free as possible without risking swimmers' health.Chloramines are interesting.  They give swimmers the [...]

Read More »


GET TO KNOW YOUR FLOW! How to size the right Mazzei Injector for your hot tub or spa

Properly sizing a Mazzei Injector on your hot tub ensures you are maximizing ozone’s ability to properly dissolve in the water.  Once ozone goes from a gaseous to aqueous state, it kills 99.99% of ALL viruses and bacteria in your water.  It also breaks down all the body oils and natural organic material you so kindly left behind.  [...]

Read More »


SpaCap: Why is it superior compared to hard spa covers?

SpaCap: Simply better than hard hot tub and spa covers:SpaCap last years longer.  Compared to the hard cover's typical 2-3 year lifespan, expect at least 5 years out of a SpaCap. Many customers enjoy 8, 10, 14, some up to 20 years!  Weather, chemical misuse, SpaCap landing zone are all factors that [...]

Read More »


DEL Ozone Upgrades Eclipse and Total Eclipse Ozone Generators. What changed? What stayed the same?

2014 DEL Ozone made some BIG changes to the industry's #1 Pool Ozone Systems, the Eclipse and Total Eclipse.  Let us help you get the right parts the first time.  Here is what has changed, and what has not in both models.Eclipse Injector-Driven Pool Ozone Systems come in three sizes (small, medium and large based [...]

Read More »


Recipe for Perfect Hot Tub Water

In this article, we will provide you the recipe for perfect hot tub water."Perfect" means healthy and hassle-free.  There are two ways owning a hot tub is going to end up: you love it; or you hate it. www.LoveYourHotTub.com gives you ultimate ownership of your spa's water quality.  You are the boss.  Be aware.  More is not better.  Balance [...]

Read More »