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How to Clean a Jacuzzi Bathtub?

How to Clean a Jacuzzi Bathtub?

March 18, 2022

There are numerous advantages to using a jacuzzi bathtub (also known as jetted tub or massage bathtub). It can improve blood flow throughout the body, provide relief for painful muscles and joints, and serve as a relaxing stress reliever. It's crucial to remember that whether you're buying a new property with a jacuzzi bathtub or planning to install one in a new spa-like bathroom, the jets are a perfect habitat for soap scum buildup and bacteria. Even though the filth isn't visible, you should clean this area of your bathroom at least once a month.

Do Not Use Oils

Do Not Use Oils

Adding baby oil or bubble bath to your water might be a nice touch on occasion. Even a few drops of aromatherapy essential oils in the bath can be calming and relaxing. Oils and bubbles, on the other hand, can clog your jets.

Oils, salts, and bubbles are prohibited in Jacuzzi bathtubs with water jets as a general rule since they can harm the water pump. In fact, several manufacturers advise against using these items, so read your tub's handbook to see what it permits.

Although you may be able to utilize bubbles in a jacuzzi bathtub, the agitation of the water in a jacuzzi bathtub will produce more bubbles than a still-water bath, potentially causing a bathroom mess. Epsom salts, which can be used in some tubs instead of oils and bubble baths, are a soothing alternative to oils and bubble baths.

Remember that utilizing bath products, even if allowed by manufacturer guidelines, may necessitate additional cleaning. If you truly want to use some of these products, be ready to undertake a thorough cleaning afterward. It will be easier to get the muck out of your jets if you clean up the problem as soon as it is made.

Rinse With Fresh Water After Each Use

Rinse With Fresh Water After Each Use

By simply rinsing off the system after each usage, you can reduce filth buildup. You can reduce the appearance of flakes and dirt the next time you take a bath by following a few simple procedures.

Drain all of the water from the jacuzzi bathtub after you've soaked in it.

Fill it up with cold, clean water. Make sure there's two to three inches of water over the jets.

For 5 to 10 minutes, run the jets.

Drain the water at the end.

It's a good idea to do this every time you use the tub.

Do a Light Clean

For a quick clean of your jacuzzi bathtub, follow these steps:

  • Fill the tub halfway with boiling water. The water line should be at least two to three inches above the jets.
  • Add two tablespoons of a low-foaming disinfectant, such as dishwashing liquid or powder with little suds.
  • For at least 5 to 10 minutes, run the jets. This permits the cleaner to get down into the jets and clean them thoroughly.
  • Drain and replace the cleaning solution with cool, fresh water. Check that the water line is at least three inches above the jets once more.
  • To flush the cleaner out of the jacuzzi bathtub's tubing and jets, run the jets for another 10 minutes.

This easy, low-impact cleaning method should be used on a regular basis, but bear in mind that it consumes a lot of water and electricity. 

Add Bleach for a Deeper Clean

Add Bleach for a Deeper Clean

Have you neglected to do some little cleaning? Are you looking for a pre-owned jacuzzi bathtub to bathe in? There may be instances when a more thorough cleaning is required. In fact, depending on how often you use the jacuzzi bathtub, you should consider replacing your light cleaning with a deeper cleaning three or four times a year. This will help to eliminate any bacteria that is growing.

A deep clean is fairly similar to a light clean in terms of processes. The most significant difference is that two and a half cups of household bleach are added to the two teaspoons of low-foam detergent. Drain it after 5 to 10 minutes of running the jets. It's critical to use caution when dealing with bleach.

Some manufacturers advise against using bleach since it can dry up your tub's interior gaskets. In this scenario, you can either use a jacuzzi bathtub cleaner or follow the instructions in your user handbook. Bleach may still be required in some extreme circumstances. Just make sure you don't overdo it. Remember to rinse away the solution by filling your tub with lukewarm water and running the jets again, no matter what sort of deep cleaner you choose.

Use Environmentally Friendly Alternatives

Bleach isn't the most environmentally friendly cleaning agent. White vinegar can be used as a bleach alternative. It cleans similarly, but is a little gentler on the jet parts and healthier for the environment. Before using white vinegar, always double-check the instructions in your user handbook.

Use Your Hands

Running a cleaning solution through the tubes may not always be sufficient. Here are three hand-cleaning methods for jacuzzi bathtub jets:

  • After cleaning the jets, wipe them down with a soft, clean rag. This can aid in the removal of dirt and surplus cleaner from the jets.
  • Clean the jet mechanism with a bottle brush and a soft cloth. This allows you to go into the jets and clean out the gunk.
  • Dental floss should be used to clean behind the jet cover. Dirt and grime can accumulate under the cover, but thin dental floss helps you to reach areas where a rag might miss.

You might want to include these hand-cleaning techniques in your regular deep cleaning practice.

Hire a Professional 

A professional cleaning crew may be required at times. This is especially true if you purchase a house that already includes a jacuzzi bathtub. Bacteria and soap scum might have built up throughout the tube system if it wasn't properly maintained. A deep clean can be done by a professional jetted tub cleaning. You can start doing frequent light and deep cleans after the initial clean to keep your jacuzzi bathtub in good shape.

If you have access to one, read through the manufacturer's instructions before beginning to clean your bathtub jets. This can assist you in determining which cleaners are recommended for your specific model. It may also include some useful hints for keeping your fixture in good working order.

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