A hot bath in a jetted tub is a surefire way to relax after a hard day and rest from everyday problems. Nicely warm water with the scent of your favourite oils or fragrances and fluffy foam affects all the senses and relaxes. However, all cosmetics, such as bath lotions, leave marks on the jetted tub. Both bath and water jets need careful and regular cleaning. If you want to keep your bathroom spotlessly clean, read this guide. We will tell you how to clean your hot tub quickly, effectively, and thoroughly with baking soda, detergents, vinegar, and… a steam cleaner!

How to prepare a jetted tub for washing?

Each jetted tub may require a different approach, so you should read the instructions before you clean your bath. Thanks to this, you will avoid damage to jets that make it possible to have a massage. If you do not have access to the instructions and are afraid that you may damage the device, try to find information on the Internet. You will read a lot of advice on how to clean the bath you have in your bathroom.

Method 1. Cleaning the jetted tub with baking soda

What do you need to clean the jetted tub with this method effectively?

  • toothbrush / bottle brush
  • sponge
  • microfiber cloth
  • white vinegar
  • baking soda
  • dish soap / dishwasher tablet

Step-by-step instructions for washing the jetted tub with baking soda

  • Step 1. Cleaning the bath with a sponge or cloth

Clean the jetted tub of large debris, such as hair or dust, and wipe off dirt with a sponge.

  • Step 2. Filling the jetted tub with hot water

Pour hot water into the jetted tub up to the level of the water jets.

  • Step 3. Adding the cleaning agent

Pour dish soap (2 tablespoons) or the solution made from a dishwasher tablet with water into the jetted tub. Pour also white vinegar (2 glasses).

  • Step 4. Turning on the jets

The air induction valves should be closed if the instructions do not recommend leaving the air inlet valves open. Thanks to this, you will make that the water with homemade detergent will circulate only in the bath and through the internal plumbing of the tub. It will guarantee in-depth cleaning. Run the jets at full speed and leave them running for 15 minutes until the dirt starts to detach from the surface.

  • Step 5. Emptying the bath

After 15 minutes, turn off the jets and drain the water from the tub. Then use a soft microfiber cloth or sponge to wipe off the dirt that remained on the jetted tub after draining the water.

  • Step 6. Refilling the jetted tub with hot water

When you have wiped off all the debris, refill the jetted tub with hot water to the same level as before.

  • Step 7. Running the jet nozzles

Run the water jets, with the air induction valves open, to full power and wait 15 minutes, then drain the water from the tub.

  • Step 8. Cleaning the jets and the air intake cover

Pour baking soda into a bowl or cup. Then dip the brush into it and clean the water jets with baking soda. In the same way, clean the air inlet cover with the same brush. However, this time submerged in water too.

  • Step 9. Washing the jetted tub

Sprinkle baking soda over the entire surface of the jetted tub and scrub it with a sponge. This way, you will effectively remove such dirt as soap, other cosmetics remains, and greasy remains of bath lotions or oils.

  • Step 10. Rinsing the bath

After thoroughly cleaning the jetted tub and the jets, rinse the entire surface with cold water and wipe it with a microfiber cloth. Thanks to this, will be no stains or traces of limescale or sediment left. You are done! Your jetted tub is sparkling clean and ready for another relaxing, fragrant bath with your favourite lotions and oils!

Steam cleaner. An alternative way to clean a jetted tub

The method described above is very effective and gives spectacular results, but it requires preparation, time, and the collection of several items or cleaning products. There is a much faster but equally effective way to remove cosmetic residues, dirt, or sediment from the surface of the bath and water jets. This way is washing with a steam cleaner. And although this device is usually used in places such as car washes or medical facilities, it will work well at home. Thanks to the washer, you quickly and thoroughly clean and disinfect various surfaces, not only those in the bathroom.

Fortador Volt MINI steam cleaner. What is this?

The Fortador Volt MINI device is an excellent choice for home use. With its help, you can effectively clean and disinfect various surfaces in an apartment or house. The steam produced by the washer can remove more than 99 percent of bacteria, viruses, and other pathogens. That is why it works so well in the bathroom, for example, a place where high humidity can cause mold and dirt that is difficult to remove.

What distinguishes the Fortador Volt MINI?

  • It is a portable steam cleaner with low weight. It can be easily moved between rooms and used in different places.
  • The device heats up very quickly. After 5 minutes of turning it on it is ready to work at full power.
  • Working at high pressure and temperature (101.5 psi of steam and 338 degrees Fahrenheit) enables effective cleaning of even the dirtiest surfaces.
  • A large selection of accessories and additions and also a long cable allows you to reach every nook and cranny and clean various surfaces. In this way, you will remove any dirt, even from places that were previously beyond your reach. Different nozzles make the washer as thoroughly clean floors and tiles as carpets and upholstery. That is why the Volt MINI is suitable for washing baths.

Method 2. Cleaning the whirlpool with the Foratdor steam cleaner (regular cleaning)

What do you need to clean the jetted tub with a steam cleaner effectively?

  • steam cleaner
  • clean cloth
  • sponge
  • toothbrush / bottle brush
  • cold water

Step-by-step instructions for cleaning the whirlpool tub with a steam cleaner (regular cleaning)

  • Step 1. Cleaning the jetted tub with a sponge

Remove the dirt, such as hair and dust, from the bath. You can do this with a wet microfiber cloth or sponge.

  • Step 2. Cleaning the jetted tub and water nozzles with steam

Run the steam cleaner and wait 5 minutes until the appliance is ready to use. After attaching the nozzle cap to the gun, start cleaning the bath. Make smooth movements from top to bottom, when not spreading debris all over the surface. Then steam clean each nozzle in turn. Sticky dirt should come out of the jets when cleaning.

  • Step 3. Starting the water jets

Turn on the water jets and let the water push any remaining dirt out of them. Brush the nozzles with a toothbrush or bottle brush. You can help yourself with more pressurized steam if the dirt is stubborn.

  • Step 4. Rinsing the jetted tub

Steam the entire bath once more to be sure that all dirt has been removed, and then wipe dry with a microfiber cloth.

Method 3. Cleaning the whirlpool with the Fortador steam cleaner (deep cleaning)

What do you need to clean your bath with a steam cleaner thoroughly?

  • steam cleaner
  • clean cloth
  • sponge
  • toothbrush/bottle brush
  • dental floss
  • baking soda
  • cold water

Instructions for cleaning the jetted tub with a steam cleaner (deep cleaning)

  • Step 1. Cleaning the jetted tub surface with a sponge

As with previous cleaning options, remove hair and other large dirt from the jetted tub surface with a wet microfiber cloth or sponge.

  • Step 2. Cleaning the jetted tub and jets with steam

Start the machine, wait a few minutes, put the nozzle cap on the gun, and perform the steam cleaning. Just like during classic cleaning, make up and down movements. Then clean all the water jets one by one so that all the dirt comes out.

  • Step 3. Starting the water jets

Start the jets to make sure that the rest of the dirt comes out. Wait until everything has been removed. Then clean each nozzle thoroughly with a toothbrush or a bottle brush. You can help yourself with a steam cleaner. For even more thorough cleaning use floss to clean the air inlet cover.

  • Step 4. Rinsing the jetted tub

Use the steam cleaner again to remove all the dirt and disinfect the jetted tub dot. You can wipe it with a microfiber cloth.

How to keep a hot tub clean for as long as possible? Some simple advice

  • Avoid bath oils and bubble baths that are very foaming if you do not want the water jets to clog up quickly.
  • From time to time, you can use bleach to improve the appearance of the bath surface. However, before doing this, carefully read the manufacturer’s instructions and make sure that such a strong detergent does not damage the seals in the jet or other elements.
  • Avoid detergents with cleaning particles or other particles that can rub the bath. This way you can damage it and scratch it.
  • Carry out a deep cleaning of the hot tub at least once a month. Thanks to regularity, the effects will be much better.
  • Start its water jets only when they are covered with water completely. Otherwise, you may damage the device or splash the water.
  • Usually, baking soda combined with white vinegar is sufficient to clean the jetted tub effectively. It is an ecological and economical solution, thanks to which you do not have to buy expensive and often harmful detergents.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

How clean filters in a hot tub?

With the regularity of use of the hot tub, there is a risk of dirt or clogging of the filter, which also requires regular cleaning. If the water pressure is weaker than usual, it is a signal that it is worth removing the filter and washing it or replacing the dot, so you can leave it overnight in a cleaning solution, rinse it and reinstall it.

When to call a professional to clean a whirlpool tub?

If you do not have time or cannot cope with cleaning a dirty jetted tub, you can call specialists who will clean the device quickly and professionally using special means.

How durable are hot tubs?

If the hot tub is properly cared for, it can serve us for a long, long time: even from 20 to 50 years. Therefore, it is worth taking care of the proper maintenance of the jetted tub and regular removal of impurities from its surface and water nozzles. Thanks to this, it will be like new for years!