5 Jacuzzi Tub Cleaning Tips
Jacuzzi tubs are a relaxing addiction to your home, but you would need to know these five Jacuzzi tub cleaning tips. Cleaning your Jacuzzi tub does not need to be expensive or difficult as long as you know what you are doing. These five Jacuzzi tub cleaning tips will help you keep your Jacuzzi trouble free for years to come.
- Know what the surface material of your Jacuzzi tub is made of. Many Jacuzzi tubs are made from acrylic, and acrylic can easily be scratched with abrasive cleaners. Not only can cleaners scratch your tub, but so can the clothes you use. Check all labels of cleaners to make sure they are acrylic safe before using, and use a soft cloth for cleaning.
- Clean the jets prior to using your Jacuzzi tub as the stagnant water can remain in the pipes. To properly clean your jets, fill your Jacuzzi tub until the jets are covered with water. Turn the jets on and let them run for about 10 minutes. Drain the Jacuzzi tub, wipe it down, and refill for normal use. The jets should be cleaned with a cotton ball dipped in bleach about once a week to remove any buildup.
- Making sure your chemicals are at their proper levels is vital to keeping your Jacuzzi tub clean. Chlorine keeps bacteria at bay; without chlorine or a chlorine alternative (ex. bromine), your Jacuzzi tub will become a breeding ground for bacteria. Bacteria in your Jacuzzi tub can lead to infections which can easily enter the body through open skin wounds or internally through ingestion.
- Keeping your filters clean. Keeping your filters clean is important as this helps filter out any impurities in the water. You should always have two filters on hand; this way you can have a clean one working in your Jacuzzi tub while you are cleaning the other one. Every 60 days, you should soak the filter in a solution of trisodium phosphate (TSP) and water. The solution should be a quarter cup of TSP to three gallons of water. Filters should soak in this solution for at least a 24-hour period.
- Changing the water. Water should be changed in your Jacuzzi tub every two to three months. The time frame will depend on how often your Jacuzzi tub is used. Water will become murky or foamy even with the use of chemicals after a while due to the chemicals people use on their bodies (ex. lotions, shampoos, conditioners, and even bodily oils).