COMMUNITY FORUM

rancar

12:07AM | 01/13/06
Member Since: 01/12/06
3 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
My house is 10 1/2 years old. When we built it, the plumbers told us to clean our whirlpool tub jets with Automatic Dishwasher Detergent. We don't use the tub much, but now I've been trying repeatedly to clean it, and keep getting mold flakes when I turn it on. I've tried Clorox, Sanibath, something the pool stores suggest for spas (Purge), and nothing is getting it done. It's turned into a real problem. It seems clean, but when I test it a few days later, I get the flakes. I tried calling Hydrabath, the company our Home Owner's Manual referred us to, and they say they only sell the pump and have nothing to do with the tub itself. They suggested the Clorox. The installing plumbers seem to no longer be in business. Any ideas?

Jim D

11:01PM | 01/16/06
Member Since: 01/06/01
345 lifetime posts
RANCAR - hi, the last house I rented had a whirlpool tub in it. We used the stuff you use in spas and it seemed to work well. The mold is probably forming in the tubing that circulates the water from the pump through the jets. Be sure to use hot water, fill the tub as if you were going to use it, then turn on the pump and slowly add the cleaning solution to the water. It's best if the solution is dissolved in the water. If it doesn't seem to dissolve in the tub water, you may want to dissolve it in an old stock pot on the stove first, then dump that into the tub's water as it circulates. Also, be sure to run the pump 15-20 minutes. You may need to repeat this sequence 2 or 3 times to get it cleaned out well. I found the problem with my tub was caused by the wife using those bath oil beads on occasion, so I made it a point to use the cleaning solution every 3 months and that worked well for the 4 years we lived in the house. I hope this helps you - good luck! Jim D/West Point, VA
Click_to_reply_button
Inspiration_banner

INSPIRATION GALLERY



Post a reply as Anonymous

Photo must be in JPG, GIF or PNG format and less than 5MB.

Reply_choose_button

captcha
type the code from the image

Anonymous

Post_new_button or Login_button
Register

Handscraped finishes join the rustic, old-world feel of antique flooring with the durability and simplified installation b... Reused steel windows create an eye-catching splashguard in this walk-in shower. The vintage factory windows bring an inter... A galvanized steel tub is a surprising but charming fixture in this bright and breezy screened patio. It's perfect for was... If you're not crazy about the idea of commingling plants and pool, this modern variation may be more to your liking. The s... Yes, a freestanding garage can become its own tiny house. Artist Michelle de la Vega has all the comforts of a modern resi... If you lack plumbing skills but have a good sturdy tree, here's the easiest outdoor shower solution of all: Simply attach... Pursue what's known as the stack effect. To achieve it, open the windows on both the upper and lower floors, and as warm a... How do you like this smart use for an old bottle? Clamp an empty wine bottle to a fence or wall near your outdoor deck or ... Simple and striking, a couple of pieces of "lovingly used" furniture creates a special kind of charm. A weathered chair fo... Twine lanterns add pops of crafty—but sophisticated—flair to any outdoor setting. Wrap glue-soaked twine around a balloon ... When securely fastened to a tree or the ceiling of a porch, a pallet and some cushioning make the ideal place to lounge. V... Incorporate nature into your lighting scheme by securing a dead tree in a concrete mold and draping your pendant lamp from... For the cost of a can of exterior paint , you can totally transform your porch. Paint the floor a hue that complements yo... Repurpose birthday hats to create a string of lanterns for your porch, patio, or garden. Cut the tip of the cone, punch h... This garden shed has been decked out to the nines. Designer Orla Kiely created the intimate home for a flower trade show, ...
Follow_banner_a
Newsletter_icon Google_plus Facebook Twitter Pinterest Youtube Rss_icon
 
webapp1