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Jetted Tub: Methods to Keep the Sparkle Intact

Jetted Tub: Methods to Keep the Sparkle Intact

Most households in Western nations have become accustomed to having stress-free baths using jetted bathtubs. But what are they exactly? A jetted tub is a bathtub of a regular size with Jacuzzi jets. It’s a smaller version of an oversized Jacuzzi or whirlpool. For those who have a somewhat larger bathroom and can accommodate a classy up gradation within their budget, it is advisable to get these tubs in their house for winding down after a hard day at work. From offering a splendid massage to relaxing those tired muscles, the tubs ensure you have a great bath. But at the same time, ensure you acquire proper knowledge about jetted tubs and other considerations like cleaning, space, maintenance and so on.

The basic types

Ideally, there are two types of jetted bathtubs:

The first one shoots more water through the jets. The water jet tube creates greater waves in the water that provides a wholesome massage. On the other hand, the air jet bathtub systems cycle the bath water on continuous basis through the jets, resulting which the water stays longer. The best are those that come with a self-cleaning mechanism, so no harm choosing those.

The second type resorts to air jets for creating movement in the water. Think of bath salts, bubble bath, bath oils and you will know how these additives can rightly be used in these. Now, there are multiple small tubes known to deliver air inside the bath water, which produces a soothing motion. Comparatively, the massage from air jets is weaker than the water jet bathtubs. Besides, these tubs cool the water faster than conventional baths.

Cleaning the tubs

Continuous use and neglect towards cleanliness can put your jetted bathtub at a risky zone. There will be no fun the next time you feel like relaxing with music, filling the tub with lukewarm water, throwing in those petals or bath salts and essential oil, lighting scented candles, sipping the wine from the glass and it goes on. We hate to put it before you but these jets often becoming the breeding ground for mold, mildew and bacteria if not cleaned well. But the good thing is that it’s super easy to clean and maintain.

There are two methods that you can employ to clean the mess- one, via the household cleaners and the other, using special cleaners.

-Using household supplies

Start by filling up the tub with water; say about 4 inches above the highest jets. Now turn off the induction valve as that will ensure the water goes through the pipes and not get mixed with air. There’s no doubt that opening the air induction port proves effective, since the turbulence increases by several notches; but do read the cleaning instructions and guidelines beforehand.

Add a cleanser, preferably a low-foaming surfactant like powdered dishwasher detergent in the water. Most experts will advise on using something that speeds the enzymatic action and not the acidic one, as the latter strips the sealant on the brass and chances of tarnishing are considerable high. At the same time, bleach is a great disinfectant but few manufacturers are against its use as it can dry out internal gaskets. In emergency situations, it’s allowed though.

Now set the jets to the highest pressure and turn on. This usually takes about 10-15 minutes till all the residue is cleaned off. Fill up with cold water and rinse out the remaining dirt completely. Drain the tub and dry completely, before using again.

-Using bio film remover

Make it a point to read the manual instructions stated on the container and follow them properly sp that no damage is caused to the jetted tub. After you have filled the bathtub with warm water (high enough), at least till it covers the jets; turn on. For initial cleaning, run the tub for at least an hour. When it comes to maintenance cleaning, make a light concentration of bio film remover and add to the water. Now run for a smaller duration (10-15 minutes). Refill the tub till water covers the jets completely. Now drain off excess water after you have run the tub for some time. Use it again after it’s dried.

Jetted Tub: Methods to Keep the Sparkle Intact

Jetted Tub: Methods to Keep the Sparkle Intact