How to Care for a Proflo Jetted Tub

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ProFlo jetted tubs are a nice addition to any home and usually add resale value if properly cared for. All ProFlo whirlpool models are made from acrylic and therefore can scratch easily. In addition, owners must be mindful of keeping not just the tub basin clean, but also the jets. If not cleaned correctly, a bather may notice black grime floating around after turning them on. Although you should follow the manufacturer directions that came with your tub for proper care and cleaning, most ProFlo jetted tubs can be cared for in the following manner:

Things You'll Need

  • Cup
  • Soft rag or sponge
  • Non-abrasive cleaner
  • Denatured alcohol
  • Clorox Soft Scrub
  • Wooden stick
  • Acrylic bathtub cleaner
  • Dishwashing detergent
  • Fill up the tub about 3 inches below the overflow drain (which is above the jets), if you plan on using the jets. Also, do not turn the switch on and off. It will take a couple seconds to turn on.

  • Avoid using bubble bath if you plan on turning on the jets. According to ProFlo, you can use bath oils and the jets, but you will need to clean the jets more frequently.

  • Rinse a ProFlo Jetted tub after each use. Use a cup to help rinse away the sides of the tub. Wipe the sides with a soft rag or sponge where the top of the water was, in order to minimize a tub ring.

  • Clean your tub weekly if you use it every day. If you use it only every once in a while, a monthly cleaning will generally suffice. Use a rag or sponge, not an abrasive cleaning pad. Also, use a cleaner designed for acrylic bathtubs, not abrasive cleaner. According to ProFlo, use denatured alcohol or Clorox Soft Scrub for hard stains. Rinse thoroughly. Also, use a sharp wooden stick to remove plaster and other stuck-on debris.

  • Clean the jets about every month if used on a regular basis. Fill the tub with hot water. The water should be 2 to 3 inches above the jets. Then, add about 2 to 3 tsp. of dishwashing detergent (for the dishwasher). Turn on the jets and let run for 10 minutes. Drain and fill the tub back up with cold water. Run the jets again for another 15 minutes to rinse. During this process, the air controls should be off.

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