I have a fantastic bathtub! It’s huge and deep and it also has those Jacuzzi jets on the sides. What can say, except: amazing! After a hard day at work I run the hot water, immerse my body into the tub, and with just one little punch of a button I have an incredible hot tub. I am very proud of my bathroom asset!
However, there is something I didn’t consider when I purchased this super jetted tub: it is more difficult to clean than a regular bathtub so, take that Maggie! Just imagine the process of cleaning those hard water deposits inside the jetted tubes, not to mention that sometimes they get moldy due to the damp environment – and no one likes to bath in mold spores. Hence, I decided to clean my super-jetted bathtub and remove those moldy hard water deposits. Since I’m not a fan of chemicals, I’ve done this super-heavy cleaning task (just kidding) using some household items.
- baking soda
- cleaning rag
- an old toothbrush
- You should begin cleaning the normal parts of your tub with baking soda. I love using baking soda as a cleaning powder, because it’s abrasive enough to take away mold and soap scum, but it doesn’t scratch the tub.
- Just sprinkle baking soda all over the tub and star scrubbing it with a rag or a sponge. Pay special attention to the waterline area, the faucet, and the area around the drain, and don’t hurry in rinsing the baking soda.
- The next move is cleaning the tub jets. You might not be able to see deeply into the tub jets, but with a toothbrush you can deep-clean around the outside of them. Most jacuzzi jets twist to change the water pressure, so it’s easy for them to collect mildew between the tub and the… twisty parts.
- Start loosen them up as much as you can so that you can scrub behind them with your toothbrush.
- Without rinsing away the baking soda, fill up your tub with water, enough for the jets to run.
- Add three cups of vinegar to the water, and turn on your jets. Let them run for at least three minutes, or longer if you’re seeing bits of build-up in the water.
If there was a lot of build-up in your pipes, you have to repeat the process again and again, until the pipes are truly clean.