Whirlpool Bath Maintenance
Take Care of Your Bathtub and It Will Take Care of You
A whirlpool bathtub is one of the most relaxing and luxurious amenities a you can have in your bathroom. But it also poses cleaning challenges that go beyond those of a regular bathtub. While it's generally safe to use ordinary bath and tile cleaning products for whirlpool bath maintenance, those solutions won't help you reach the complex air jets and plumbing that make these tubs so special.
Without proper care, residue can build up inside the pipes leading to the tub's air jets. If this buildup is heavy enough, it can start to come through into the bathwater, producing visible particles.
Most whirlpool tubs can be cleaned with a simple maintenance routine.
- Fill the tub with hot water so that the jets are covered with at least two inches of water.
- Shut off the air induction and add half a cup of bleach to the bath.
- Run the jets for 20 minutes.
- Drain the tub.
- To rinse away the remaining diluted bleach, fill the tub again with cold water, run the jets for another 20 minutes, then drain once more.
Repeating this process once a month will help keep the internal plumbing clean and free of soap scum and bacteria.
However, not all tubs are alike, so it's best to refer to the whirlpool safety guide that is specific to your model. That documentation may specify which certain bath products (such as bath oils) or cleaning products you should not use in your tub. It may also outline specific instructions for keeping the jets and internal plumbing clean.
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