I've just purchased a house with a Jacuzzi Tub. The house has been
unoccupied since May of 03. I've scrubbed out the tub and run it with a cup
of bleach in the water. A lot of crud spewed out of the jets and the jets
are yellowed with minerals. Should I replace the jets? Should I replace the
pipes that connect to the jets? I'm worried about bacteria.
I've searched the internet about Jacuzzi care and maintenance but haven't
Any advice is appreciated.
Jacuzzi sent out letters suggestion cleaning methods as a result of a law
suit. Have you checked their site for instructions or tried calling them.
They have a FAQ with the info you need. I copied some of it here:
"Is it necessary to clean the jetted system?
A To remove accumulations of bath residue from the jetted system, it is
recommended that a jetted bath be purged at least twice a month. For best
results, however, we recommend that you purge your jetted bath after each
using our exclusive two-part plumbing system cleaner made specifically for
baths. Systems CleanT is available through an authorized Jacuzzi Whirlpool
Bath Distributor or by calling us direct at 1-800-288-4002.
. Instructions for use: Immediately after bathing and exiting the jetted
leave the bath water in the tub and add hot water, if necessary, so the
is at least 2" above the highest jet.
. Turn on the unit without the aerator. Pour the contents of the Systems
Packet 1 (taking care not to get the material on yourself) into the bath
the intake for the circulation pump.
. Repeat same process with Systems Clean Packet 2. It is important to use
Packet 1 before Packet 2 to avoid a strong odor. Run the bath for 5 to 10
minutes. Drain completely and rinse any residue.
If you have followed the standard purging instructions above and still have
excess accumulation of bath residue:
. We recommend SUPER SYSTEMS CLEAN PLUS manufactured by Stearns
Packaging to rectify this condition. This may be obtained by contacting us
1-800-288-4002. It is recommended that you follow the instructions provided
by the manufacturer with the product. Repeated use may be necessary.
SUPER SYSTEMS CLEAN PLUS does not replace the necessity to
regularly purge your jetted system with Systems Clean as recommended.
(For additional information about water content, contact us for a copy of
Jacuzzi Water Quality Primer.)
Q Which cleaning product/s does Jacuzzi recommend that I use to clean the
acrylic surface of my bath?
A In most cases, your bath can be cleaned using liquid soap and a soft
cloth. If a
stronger cleanser is needed, check the label to ensure that it is safe for
Q What can be done about the minor scuffs and scratches that I noticed after
bath was installed?
A Your product is manufactured with a tough, durable acrylic surface. Minor
scratches can be removed by wet sanding the area with 600 grit sand paper.
Restore the gloss using a product called Meguires #10 Mirror Glaze or
automotive paste wax. You may refer the service to one of our Authorized
Contractors. A listing can be found on the repair services section of our
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