How to clean jetsi in my jaccuzi?


I have Brown stains in my jets of my Jacuzzi bath tub how can you clean these?

  12 answers
  • Kathy Gunter Law Kathy Gunter Law on Oct 04, 2020

    I take a small scrub brush, similar to a toothbrush, and use white cleaning vinegar. Also, the salesman told me it would be good to occasionally run diluted bleach through it. I don't recall how long I've had mine but it was installed sometime in the 1980's. I've had no issues with it.

  • Betsy Betsy on Oct 04, 2020

    Hi Michelle: Black flakes or brown scum in your jetted tub is the result of bacteria growing in your tub's jets that come from mold, mildew, flakes of human skin, and soap residue; it's known as "biofilm."

    Fill the tub until the jets are covered by 2-3 inches of hot water.

    Add 2 Tablespoons of a low-sudsing dishwashing liquid and 1/2 cup of bleach. ...

    Run the tub's jets for 15 minutes.

    Empty the tub, and refill it (cold water is fine this time)

    Drain the tub and rinse it well to get the gunk off.

    Check this site for help with the cleaning:

    Good luck

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Oct 04, 2020

    Is it a light discoloration or dark stain. I ask because the uv light sun exposure from a window above has discolored my outward jet plastic. It cannot be removed.

  • Cindy Cindy on Oct 04, 2020

    Hi Michelle. Fill the tub with hot water to at least three inches above the height of the jets. Add one tablespoon of powder dishwasher detergent (or another low-foaming disinfectant. For a deep clean, you can also add up to one-half cup of bleach. Run the jets for 15 minutes, and then turn them off and drain the bathtub. Good luck Michelle.

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Oct 04, 2020

    Hi Michelle, sorry you have stains in the jets of your jacuzzi.. Use bleach and borax (h/t Rachel Teodoro)

    To use their power to clean your tub jets, simply fill your tub until the warm water covers your jets. Add a cap of bleach and a generous sprinkle of borax. Turn on the jets for 10 minutes. Drain the tub, wipe out, and refill with warm water.Mar 4, 2018

    If you have bathtub jets, check out these 5 cleaning tips › 2018/03/04 › if-you-have-bathtub-jet...

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on Oct 05, 2020

    For ours the recipe for cleaning is cover the jets with cold water to the level you would have for cycling, Add 1 cup if bleach then cycle the tub. Drain it and then refill with just cold water, run the cycle and then drain.

    I would consult the manufacturer about your problem of brown stains to see what they would recommend before attempting any special procedure, it may void your warranty.

  • K. Rupp K. Rupp on Oct 05, 2020

    I like to use soft scrub for a deep clean around the jets using a toothbrush.

    There is a way to take off the jet caps so you can remove and soak them in a high concentrated cleaning solution to whiten them. Here is a video:

    As for the cleaning solution to soak them in, you could use a bleach solution or a borax solution or a hydrogen peroxide solution. Anything to whiten! (Dangerous to mix all chemicals together though....follow a soaking whitening recipe)

    One more method if you want to go all out to whiten the plastic jet rings:

    Good luck!

  • Look up the specific model you have online and read the manufacturers directions for cleaning. If you do it wrong you could damage the unit and void the warranty if there is one.

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Oct 05, 2020

    Fill the tub with hot water to at least three inches above the height of the jets. Add two to four teaspoons of powdered dishwasher detergent (or another low-foaming disinfectant). For a deep clean, you can also add up to one-half cup of bleach. Run the jets for 15 minutes, and then turn off and drain the bathtub.

  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 05, 2020

    What has happened is this is Scale. The calcium Chloride that we have to use to increase the hardness level unless your water already has it has reformed and is the color of brown from most likely Iron. Of course you most likely have other minerals in your water that can also make it this nice brown color. Now your Ph at some time has gotten high. Try and keep it on the lower range of 7.2-7.4 for a few months. If your using test strips to measure everything they can be very inaccurate. There's a big study going on right now about how bad all the testing out there is. The "titration" method of testing your tub is the best (using liquid drops) but you really need to take a sample to your hot tub store and test it n a monthly basis until you absolutely know your stuff. You need to use a bottle of "stain and scale" in your regular water treatment. Make use of your hot tub store for this. Looking at several stores computer testing stations I have been amazed at how they never clean nor re-calibrate their machines so they too can be off. Keep your strips away from heat/cold, keep them dry also and in a nice sealed place in a cabinet in your house, not outside. Do get a spa bug, or sponge to float and absorb the nasty stuff your filter doesn't pick up. A great product are spa wipes from spa essentials. I use on average 2 on each tub I visit to remove this nice brown line. If you didn't have so much minerals the color would be white. By the way a cheap way and great way to clean your spa is with distilled vinegar. Run it through your jets for 2 cycles then drain it immediately since it will not be good to let it sit in your tub for days. The low acid of it will clean off the calcium buildup.