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mcvane 03-31-2008 05:00 PM

Jacuzzi cleaning/maintenance?
 
Hi All.

I hope you can help me. We have bought a house that the prior owners said came with the Jacuzzi. It hasn't been used since 1995, so as we took posession we tried it out and it seemed to work, but there was a lot of black gunk/dirt in the jets.

I am wondering how we can clean/disinfect the tub/jacuzzi on a regular basis? Can anyone provide suggestions?

Thanks so much.

Marlin 03-31-2008 06:04 PM

Is this a regular jacuzzi or a jacuzzi tub? If it's a regular jacuzzi I'd go to a store that sells jacuzzis and jacuzzi supplies. They should be able to tell you the correct process for cleaning it out and maintaining it as well as sell you the correct chemicals.

mcvane 03-31-2008 07:14 PM

Hi There.

Thanks for your reply.

It is a jacuzzi/bathtub, so it's a combination you could say. It's the only bath-tub in the house, so we have no other alternatives (except for a shower stall).

Thanks

LawnGuyLandSparky 04-01-2008 08:46 AM

I'd fill it and run it with bleach. The black gunk is mouldy stagnant water that was left in the plumbing each time the tub was filled and the jets not used.

If this is the kind of "garden tub" builders put into homes to "upscale" them, with the jets in the sidewalls of the tub and not the bottom, you're going to find these are just expensive gimmicks that have no thereputic value whatsoever.

Marlin 04-01-2008 04:00 PM

I'd do a Google search, or better yet if their is a company name on the tub contact them. Bleach may harm the tub (or it may not) I'm sure their is a prescribed way to do this.

Lindadelle 09-01-2008 02:55 PM

I have a jacuzzi tub and fill it full of hot water and 1/2 cup of Cascade run 10 min
 
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Originally Posted by mcvane (Post 112621)
Hi All.

I hope you can help me. We have bought a house that the prior owners said came with the Jacuzzi. It hasn't been used since 1995, so as we took posession we tried it out and it seemed to work, but there was a lot of black gunk/dirt in the jets.

I am wondering how we can clean/disinfect the tub/jacuzzi on a regular basis? Can anyone provide suggestions?

Thanks so much.



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