- Have you ever noticed black or white greasy flakes coming out of the jets or brown scum appearing at the water line after turning on the tubs pumps?
- Do you notice dark colored contaminants forming in air bath injectors or wall jets?
- Does the tub smell musty or are bugs attracted to the tub?
- Have you discontinued usage of your tub for any of the above reasons?
Your whirlpool or air bathtub, also known as a Jacuzzi® tub, is a haven for bacteria and mold. These uninvited additions to your bath grow in warm or cold water residing in the pipes, pumps and jets and can make you sick or disgusted.
A jetted bath tub is different from a spa or hot tub. It is installed in a
bathroom and filled every time you want to use it. A spa or hot tub is typically
filled once and kept hot till next use. The water in a spa/hot tub has to
be treated regularly with chemicals to keep it clean and bacteria free.
Because jetted bathtubs don't have chemicals to kill bacteria, they have to
be cleaned. It's important to clean the jets, pumps and pipe works regularly to keep your tub enjoyable. Below is an easy, inexpensive way to do it.
If your tub is still spewing debris after this method, there is considerable build up, increase the amount of running time(s), the soak time can be left over night or longer.
The surface of the tub can be waxed with an automotive type car wax to prevent water spots and mineral build up when completed. NOTE: DO NOT WAX THE BOTTOM IT WILL BE SLIPPERY.