You have installed a whirlpool bathtub in your home to enjoy the benefits of hydromassage at home. More complex than a traditional bathtub, the whirlpool bath requires special care. Cleaning the nozzles of your whirlpool bath is a simple but essential operation to keep it in good working order. In this post, CONTACT PLUMBING & GAS gives you the necessary maintenance tips.
How to Clean the Nozzles of Your Whirlpool Bath?
It is important to focus on nozzles that are sensitive to bacterial growth. Disinfect them once or twice a month, as well as the bathtub circuit. For this, you can use special products recommended by the manufacturers or white vinegar which is more ecological. But if you are using white vinegar, remember to wipe it off completely, else the remaining spots of vinegar can discolor your beautiful and expensive equipment.
If your nozzles are removable, maintenance is much easier. If your nozzles are fixed, it is necessary to carry out a complete cleaning of the circuit by filling your bathtub with special detergent and rotating it.
Remember that shower gels and other bath oils are not used in a whirlpool bathtub, it could clog the nozzles and the circuit. In addition, as in the pool, a soapy shower is taken before entering a whirlpool bath to avoid organic deposits.
The Automatic Cleaning Option
For those who do not want to use the maintenance ritual, there are whirlpool baths equipped with an automatic cleaning function. It removes any impurities and traces of soap from the bathtub. It is recommended to activate automatic cleaning after each use.
If your whirlpool bath has a drain system, it’s even better! Indeed, this function will allow reinforced maintenance of the circuit and the jets. The life span of your whirlpool bath will only be extended and the time spent manually cleaning your bath will be greatly reduced!
Cleaning the nozzles is an essential step in the maintenance of your balneotherapy bathtub, which should not be neglected under any circumstances, otherwise, your bathtub will no longer function properly. And, in such a case, you will have to call a professional plumber to get the things done for you. One advice here: do not call for a handyman. Your whirlpool bath is expensive and complex equipment, so you don’t want to take any risk for its repairs and maintenance.