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How To Clean The Jacuzzi Thingys That Shoot The Water Out


Name: Heidabelle, Chicago  City:

Question: Okay, so I am new to cleaning a jacuzzi tub. Those holes on the sides that blow the water have a gross brown film that comes off once the tub is filled past the blow holes. I think my husband has gotten in there with a brush, but my mother-in-law says to run bleach through it?? If anyone cares to post a tip for this, please do. Thanks alot!


Name: naomi | Date: January 28, 2005, 12:01
Answer: hi my name i Naomi what i use is orange clean i use it for every thing any thing with citrus or run the bleach that is all so good especially to disinfect


Name: aviva | Date: March 1, 2005, 12:00
Answer: when our tub was installed we were told to run it with liquid dish washer detergent (like cascade) b/c the dish washer detergent makes no bubbles and cleans well


Name: Ken | Date: April 10, 2005, 10:50
Answer: I have the same problem. I have tried dishwashing detergent several times in a row, but it didn't clean it all (and it made LOTS of bubbles). Black stuff still comes out. Anyone else have any suggestions? I wonder if I need a professional with some type of brush to clean out the pipes?


Name: Melissa | Date: October 11, 2005, 22:36
Answer: Has anyone actually tried bleach? I've been hesitant to try it as I'm afraid of causing any damage.


Name: Karen | Date: November 22, 2005, 19:51
Answer: Hi! I have the same problem..I've been using lime-away with a toothbrush...takes a lot of work!


Name: Charlie | Date: March 12, 2006, 7:38
Answer: After watching a TV specal about germs in foot baths they use when getting pedicures (dozens of women with horrible infections on their legs from dirty bath filters, one even died from a staph infection) I realized the same is true in Jacuzzi's. I removed the filter (UGH!) and scrubbed, bleached, and ran the pumps with diluted bleach and cold water over and over again until all the scum came out and the water was clear.


Name: Jerry | Date: March 13, 2006, 12:52
Answer: Recently a study was published documenting 90% of all jetted baths have bateria (or worse) growing in them. There is a product I found which is made to cure the issue, its called Jet Clean. Here is a link to a site which sells it: http://www.hottubworks.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=LT45450 Additionally, buy some chlorine granules made for hot tubs and use a 2 teaspoons once a month and let the tub run. The bateria and mold will be detered from ever returning.


Name: nicole | Date: May 9, 2006, 10:28
Answer: I tried bleach several times and it didn't work - black stuff still shoots out when you turn the jets on.


Name: Lisa | Date: May 15, 2006, 4:52
Answer: Yes, like your mother-in-law said, it is best to run bleach through at least once a month. We are in the middle of renovating our bathroom and were told that the bacteria that builds up in the jet lines is incredible. If you don't clean them once a month it is bad for you to keep getting into the tub and bath in it. I have heard from a friend who owns a jacuzzi tub that someone actually died from not cleaning out the bacteria with bleach. They were just sitting and soaking and enjoying the tub and one day the build up was so bad, they apparently died. SO, you are supposed to fill up your tub once a month, put in some bleach and put on your jets as though you were having an actual soak. Run it for about 5-10 minutes. This will clean out the bacteria in the pipes that we do not see. Hope that this helps!