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Bathroom Basics: How to Clean a Whirlpool Bath


Let’s face it: not many of us really enjoy cleaning the bathroom. Unfortunately, it’s just the price we pay to keep our homes looking their best. But it’s not all doom and gloom – there are a few ways that you can make cleaning a little easier. In the first part of our Bathroom Basics blog post series, we’ll be looking at how you can clean your whirlpool bath in a way that's quick, effective, and not too much hassle.

Clean the whirlpool bath jet system regularly

The biggest aspect of keeping your whirlpool bath clean is ensuring that you keep the whirlpool jet system in good working order. To do so, we recommend that you clean the jet system at least once every 6 weeks. The process is easier than you might think, and can be taken care of in just a few steps:

  • First, fill your whirlpool bath with cold water.
  • Next, add 100ml of whirlpool bath cleaning fluid to the cold water.
  • Ensure that your air valve is switched off (to minimise bubbles), then turn the whirlpool jet system on. It’s also a good idea to be certain the room is well-ventilated during the cleaning process.
  • Leave the bath running for approximately 10 minutes to allow the cleaning fluid to get to work.
  • Depending on the age of your whirlpool bath, you should see some dirt and grime residue in the water from the pipework – this is a good sign! Empty the whirlpool bath, then fill it up again with cold water and rinse until it’s clean.

Use whirlpool bath sanitising tablets

In addition to the regular cleaning detailed above, it’s also a good idea to use whirlpool bath sanitising tablets. These couldn’t be easier to use; you simply drop one in the water after you’ve enjoyed a bath, run the system for a couple of minutes, then drain as normal. Doing this regularly will prevent the build-up of grease, bacteria, and other nasties in your whirlpool bath’s pipework. On top of that, the use of sanitising tablets can extend the useful life of your bath’s pump too – so there are plenty of reasons to pop one in your tub!

Top tips for a clean whirlpool bath

Before we finish up today’s Bathroom Basics guide, here are a couple of top tips to help you keep your whirlpool bath looking and running its best for years to come.

  • Once you’re finished in your whirlpool bath, wipe down the walls of the whirlpool bathtub with a cloth and some warm soapy water. Doing so will prevent the build-up of limescale over time.
  • You should never use a regular bubble bath in your whirlpool bath, because the excess foam can cause not only a huge foamy mess, but may also damage the system. Instead, we recommend using a low-foaming bath oil.
  • If you have an acrylic bath shell or chrome fittings, do not use abrasive chemical cleaners, because this can tarnish or degrade the surfaces. Instead, use eco-friendly gentle cleaning products, or even home-made solutions like vinegar and baking soda.

We hope today’s Bathroom Basics blog post has given you a few handy tips to make cleaning your whirlpool bath less of a headache. Don’t forget that you can find many helpful bathroom accessories in our online shop

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