How to Clean Your Jetted Tub

Let me start by saying this is a first world post answering the hard hitting needs of those of us struggling with how to clean our Jacuzzi tub, which is clearly a first world problem. I feel like there are indeed issues in this world that demand more attention than this, but alas, my home came with a jetted tub and this really is a struggle of mine and perhaps it's a struggle of yours as well.  I really thought I would love having a jetted tub and don't get me wrong it is nice to soak in. But if there is one thing I can say to people who are building trying to decide if they should splurge and get the Jacuzzi, it is don't do it! 

how to clean your jetted tub

I never in a million years would have thought it would be as difficult as it is to keep the tub clean. After five years in our home, I think I have finally found the best way to clean your jetted tub. So if you are like me and happen to have a jetted tub in your home, read on. This little homemade cleaning solution just might be the trick you need to help you clean your tub.

So, don't get too grossed out on me, but this is my tub after I run the jets. I actually clean the jetted tub every week, the problem is that the jets have pipes that suck and hold water in them. Those pipes grow mold and holds onto soap scum that blows out the next time you turn on the jets in your tub. Pretty nasty right? Not really what you were hoping for when you decided to soak in a relaxing bath with the intent of getting clean is it.

So how do you clean those jets out so that when you run them it doesn't spew out all that nastiness?

I've found that if I use a mix of bleach {about a cup full} and 20 Mule Team Borax {if you don't have a box of this in your laundry room you better stock up yesterday. It's the best laundry booster in all of the world.} in a full tub of warm water and run the jets for about 10 minutes, it works great at getting in those pipes and flushing out the yuck.

how to clean your jetted tub

I drain the tub and as the water is being let out of the tub I use a wash rag to clean the side and the bottom of the tub. It doesn't take long for that mold to get hard on the bottom, so make sure you are sweeping it with your rag down the drain with the water. After you clean out your tub of all the gross gunk and the water has drained, fill the tub again with warm water just above the jets.

Run the jets for about 10 more minutes. This time you will be amazed that all of that gunk is cleaned out of the pipes! This little cleaning hack will keep your jetted tub running clean for a few months.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!
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1 comment

Nan B said...

How much borax do you use?

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