Owning a whirlpool is perhaps the closest you can get to luxury in your home. And although having a Jacuzzi in your bathroom or your backyard is the best of the high life, there is also no denying the fact that cleaning it and maintaining this fixture is a tough thing to handle.
Fortunately, maintaining your whirlpool bath is easy. Here are some tips that you can use the next time the situation calls for another whirlpool tub cleaning. Here are some of them:
Flush the jets once a year
Like any other furniture in the home, whirlpool baths are used regularly and can, over time, collect a fair amount of hair, oil, grime, and soap scum. To avoid this build-up which can ultimately lead to problematic damage in the pipes, make a habit of flushing the jets regularly.
Fill the tub with two to three inches of hot water, and mix in some bleach. Run the jets for ten to fifteen minutes. This process cleans not only the walls of the tub but also the jets themselves.
After cleaning with bleach, rinse the tub with warm water.
Use dishwashing detergent twice a month
Whirlpool baths create a lot of bubbles. If you do not want to use bleach as a cleaning agent, you may opt for the milder dish soap, which makes the surface clean, fragrant, and shiny, too. You can clean the tub following the same procedure above, but replace the bleach with dish soap. Rinse with warm water and drain. Alternatively, you may use special low-foaming dishwashing detergent as well.
Toss in a whirlpool sanitising tablet every time after use
There are certain manufacturers of cleaning agents that produce whirlpool sanitising tablets, which are like bath bombs for whirlpools. Tossing in a whirlpool sanitising tablet or two after using the whirlpool is easy, and you can even run the system and wait for the tablet to take effect while you get a fresh change of clothes.
Sanitising tablets clean the whirlpool bath almost as thoroughly as hard bleach and detergent, but many experts still recommend using a cloth or cotton swab to clean the walls and the jets.
When maintaining a whirlpool bath there are some things that you should keep in mind before, during, and after maintaining your tub.
- Before using any detergent or cleaning agent, refer to your whirlpool bath’s user manual. Some manufacturers recommend specific cleaners. If you have lost your copy, you may look it up online.
- Make sure that the surrounding area is free of children or pets when you run the jets with bleach, dish soap, or other harsh detergents.
- When using extra strong cleaning agents, make sure to open the bathroom windows and wear the proper protective gear to prevent the inhalation of excessive fumes.
When in doubt, ask for help
Cleaning a tub may be easy for some, but it certainly is not the case for everyone. Some brands of whirlpool baths may be more particular compared to others. If you are in doubt in any way, consulting a professional to do the job for you is still the best option.