How to Maintain a Whirlpool Bathtub

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.

Regular cleaning of the whirlpool bath prevents greasy deposits and fouling of the hydro massage nozzles. This post gives you the necessary maintenance tips to properly maintain your bathtub and enjoy it all year round.

How Often Should I Clean My Whirlpool Bath?

For reasons of hygiene and operation, it is recommended to clean your whirlpool bath once or twice a month on average. The maintenance of the bathtub will also depend on the frequency of use and the hardness of the water.

All of the 5 applications – nozzles, injectors, pipes, and the walls and bottom of the bathtub must be disinfected with a specific detergent. A thorough and regular cleaning prevents greasy deposits and the development of bacteria responsible for bad odors.

If you live in an area where the water is hard, be aware that limestone is also an enemy for your whirlpool bath.

How to Clean the Nozzles of Your Whirlpool Bath?


Cleaning the hydromassage nozzles is essential for the proper functioning of a bathtub. Shampoos, shower gels, essential oils, lubricants, and other products should not be used in a whirlpool bathtub because they can clog the nozzles and the circuit. If your bathtub has not been used for weeks, it is also advisable to clean the nozzles before your next bath. In addition, as in the pool, a soapy shower should be taken before entering a whirlpool bath to avoid organic deposits.

If the nozzles of your whirlpool bath are removable, you can remove them and clean them with special products recommended by the manufacturers or white vinegar which is more ecological.

The Automatic Cleaning Option

Cleaning your whirlpool bath is essential to keep it in good working order for several years. For fixed nozzles, most whirlpool bath models are now equipped with an automatic nozzle cleaning system and an automatic drying function to prevent water stagnation after each 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. 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 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!

In case you have no time for the cleaning, you may call a professional plumber to get the job done for you. Remember, do not call for a handyman. A whirlpool bathtub has its own specification, which only a skilled plumber will know how to deal with. Some whirlpool baths are complex and expensive equipment for which you don’t want to take any risk.

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