Jacuzzi tubs aren't cheap, and neither is the maintenance. Any hints and tips that save money on the maintenance of hot tubs are important for Jacuzzi tub owners. While you can purchase substances to clean hot tubs, they can be expensive; why buy products when you probably have just what you need in your kitchen to make your jacuzzi tub clean and shiny? New jacuzzi owners might be skeptical that they can use other products to obtain the same results, but it is true.
Suitable Scrubbing Materials
Any soft, lint-free fabric does the trick, but a fabric baby diaper works the best for scrubbing. You may find an old toothbrush and a bit of baking soda will clean those creases and edges effectively.
While you may be able to use a new sponge, you should soak it in water for a while and check to make sure that it doesn't have any bubbles. Some sponges have a plastic scrubbing side that you can use, as long as they don't make bubbles and are new. A sponge that has been used for other cleaning projects could hold products that may interfere with the chemistry of the water in your jacuzzi and may require you to use chemicals to return the water to the proper state.
Cleaning Scum and Hard Water
Draw down the water level so that you can scrub the scum that forms at the normal water line. One of the things you don't want in your jacuzzi is suds, so you can't use anything that creates bubbles. An inexpensive product that takes away suds with very mild abrasion is baking soda.
Dampen the diaper, or other fabric, and dip it into powdered baking soda. Rub the baking soda in a circular motion to take away the brownish scum on the spa walls. Use the baking soda all over the surface of the tub. Wipe this away with a separate diaper or fabric that you have rinsed. Rinsing the baking soda is important or you will have white spots on the sides of your tub. The baking soda will work well on the jets that also tend to get a build-up in the edges.
If you have hard water, and hard water stains, you can use vinegar to get rid of the reddish stains.
Using baking soda to clean your jacuzzi tub is 100 percent natural, but it may slightly alter the pH of the water. After cleaning the jacuzzi with baking soda and refilling it to the normal water level, take a pH level reading and add the necessary chemicals to bring the normal pH back.
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