When you purchase a jet tub (there are hot tubs sold by Arctic Spas & Billiards), you might be told by the manufacturer that you need to use a special cleaning solution. This cleaning solution might cost quite a bit of money and you might not be willing to pay that much. You also might be concerned that you won't be able to clean your jet tub properly without that expensive cleaning solution. Here is how to clean your jet tub without breaking the bank.
1. Fill the Tub
First, turn the water on in your tub and block the drain so that the tub is able to retain water. Try to make the water as hot as possible when it comes out of the tap because hot water is going to help loosen any of the dirt and other unwanted items that might be in your jets. Allow the water to run until all of the jets have been covered with at least 2 or 3 inches of water. This will allow you to make sure that every inch of the jets has been exposed to the dirt-loosening properties of the hot water.
2. Add Bleach and Dish Washing Liquid
Next, add a half of a cup of bleach to a whole cup of bleach, depending on if you have a medium or large bathtub. If you add too much bleach, it's not a big deal. Then, add one or two tablespoons of dish washing liquid to the tub. The dish washing liquid should be the type that produces a low amount of suds so that you can clean easily without constantly fighting off the bubbles. If you are uncomfortable putting bleach in your tub and want to be more environmentally conscious, a cup to two cups of vinegar will also work in place of bleach.
3. Run the Jets
Next, run the jets for fifteen to twenty minutes. This will allow the mixture to move through all of the jets and fully loosen any unwanted particles, as well as sanitize the jets. When you are done, completely empty the tub, being sure to grab any large dirt clumps or clumps of hair that you see so that they don't go down the drain.
4. Fill the Tub With Cold Water
Fill the tub to the same height as before, except this time use cold water. Run the jets for five to ten minutes on the cold water solution so that any lasting particles are cleared out. Finally, drain out the tub and wipe it down with a cleaning wipe to get rid of any dirt that might be sticking to the walls. Your jets should be clean by this point.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in jet tubs.