How to Clean a Whirlpool Tub

Over time, the jets of whirlpool tubs accumulate grime and other gunk, due to loss of skin cells, dirt and other contaminates.
Keep your whirlpool tub's jets functioning properly to attain maximum enjoyment.Keep your whirlpool tub's jets functioning properly to attain maximum enjoyment.
As the jets become blocked, you will experience a loss of force as the water circulates in the tub. Rather than allowing your whirlpool tub experience to suffer, perform a basic cleaning routine to recover the jets' full function.

Step 1

Fill pot or bucket about three-quarters of the way full with hot water.

Step 2

Drop electric dishwasher tablets into hot water. Wait about 10 minutes for them to begin dissolving.

Step 3

Close the tub's drain and then empty the water with tablets into your tub.

Step 4

Fill the tub to just over the jets with warm water.

Step 5

Turn the jets on and allow them to run for 20 minutes.

Step 6

Turn off the jets and drain the tub completely, using a clean cloth or sponge to force dirt from jets down the drain.

Step 7

Refill the tub with clean, warm water, again filling above the jets. Turn on the jets for 10 minutes.

Step 8

Turn off the jets and drain tub again. This second filling is more for rinsing out the excess soap and any bits of dirt that weren't removed from jets the first time. Again, use a clean cloth or sponge to wash any stray bits of dirt down the drain.

Things You Will Need

  • Large canning pot or bucket
  • Hot water
  • 4 electric dishwasher tablets
  • 2 or 3 clean, dry cloths or sponges

Tip

  • How often you use your whirlpool or Jacuzzi tub depends on how often you will want to clean it. If you use you tub once a week or more, cleaning it twice a year should be sufficient. If you use the tub every now and then (less than once a month), an annual cleaning is all you need to keep the jets clean.

Warning

  • Do not use liquid dishwasher detergents since they tend to produce more suds than the tablets.

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