Hot tubs are extremely popular things to have in a person’s home. They’re the perfect space for entertaining, relaxing, and helping your body recover if you’re feeling sore after an injury.
While soaking in hot tubs and spas is great, it’s important to make sure that the water you’re soaking in is clean and safe. Cleaning your hot tub properly is crucial before even thinking about hopping in. Here are some effortless ways to clean your hot tub or spa. Plus, you can clean the tub using regular household items!
One of the first household items you can use to clean your tub is olive oil or margarine. Imagine you had tree sap or pitch stuck to your cover or tub. Rubbing the area that was impacted can help to slowly remove the buildup. Once it has come loose, just wipe it away with a towel. You can then take warm water with a little bit of mild soap in it to cleanse the area after it’s been treated.
If you notice that you have chalky, white water in your hot tub service, you can easily treat it using another household item. White vinegar can be used to combat that. Mix 50% of the white vinegar and 50% of warm water and pour it into the tub to drain. This is a very inexpensive fix that will instantly remove that white chalky water you’re tired of seeing.
If you notice any stubborn scum lines in your hot tub service, you can remove them using baking soda and white vinegar. The combination of the two can really help to break down the marks and can be applied using a scrubbing sponge. If you don’t have any baking soda on hand and don’t want to run out to the store, you can always use alkalinity plus. This is a product that you should have anyway if you have a hot tub. It’ll act the same way as the baking soda, so you don’t need to spend the extra money.
Cleaning a tub might seem like an awkward thing to do. However, it is necessary. A well-constructed hot tub can last at least 20 years, so taking care of it properly can extend it’s lifetime. You can easily use household items to rid your tub of germs and scum, without having to break the bank.
Originally seen at Hot Tubs of Rockville