This man also acted like he has never had one! As for the cleaning, all you have to do is run it with a little bleach in it every so often once you get out of it. I also bring it with when I travel. I can strech out and soak up to my neck. My son has been disabled from arthritis since childhood, and deep, soaking tubs are very therapeutic for him. I have one other reason to ask. As far as cleaning, after each bath I refill the tub about an hour or two later and flush it with a quart of Clorox bleach with the jets running for 10-20 minutes.
However, the problem I had with the deep tub was that it was a pain to have to clean it! I was also given a 7 ft whirlpool tub from my brother in law who bought a cabin out out town and converted the main floor bathroom to a huge shower that will fit at least 4 people with show jets everywhere. I never even thought about these problems. As with normal bathroom tubs, the surfaces of an Aker whirlpool tub will accumulate soap scum, hair, skin, dirt and other debris and can become a habitat for mold and other microorganism growth. If I were in the market to buy another home it would be at the top of my list. Nothing infuriated me more than filling that thing with gallons of hot water only to turn on the jets to find thick black mold floating everywhere rendering bathtime impossible. Bottom line, this Jacuzzi tub looks great in our updated master bathroom, as long as no one tries to use it.
If so, you can do the same but without turning on the jets. Then fill with hot water, hope not to run out. My only grievance is that black crud keeps coming out of the jets even though I have done atleast 20 cycles of cleaning with spa-giene by now. I have back problems and nothing helps like those jets! The air switch is what the air hose connects to on the back of the motor or on the box on top of the motor. Well, unless your tub has a built-in heater. Do not use attachments not recommended by the man- ufacturer.
Lots of truth in what you say, although the one I have is a newer air model that self purges so no algae problem, and has a good heater to take care of maintaining the temperature. A picture of the wet end and post it, will greatly assist as well. All that said, I love mine for its therapeutic value, but the power bills are killing us, so installing a whirlpool would be a less expensive option at least for us. Much more practical and takes up less space. And if you have to ask why, go back to the top of this list and try reading a little slower. It is a lot less expensive than an outdoor jacuzzi. Get a bigger water heater, and the heater pump to keep the water warm, and make sure you have easy access to the heater, just in case it stops working.
And too much water, see point 1. Nice to see you all venting about jetted tubs and corner lots. These tubs can be as safe and clean as a well run swimming pool if cleaned properly. Connect, tighten, straighten, clean, or replace air actuator tubing. That was my place to get away. I shower in the summer. As far as cleaning, if one attends to it every month, you will not have an issue with bio-growth.
Who wants to sit in a tub full of algae- and bacteria-filled water? We have a tankless water heater. This is a latching air switch and when you push the air button it latches to send power to the motor. I hate water in my face so have always taken baths and this one is a pleasure. The younger grandkids always enjoy the bubble bath action and look forward to using the tub when they visit, so again, a nice addition in our case, albeit a luxury. The tubs have about 15-20 feet of plumbing lines that are full of warm stagnant water that develops crud, what ever you want to call it. Now at 47 I am paying for it all.
Operate whirlpool for 20 minutes. I was just watching a home show where people were wondering if they should get rid of their whirlpool tub. I have only had to replace one air switch and all else has been problem free. My current house has only a soaker tub. No power to pump motor. Wait 10 to 20 minutes, then empty the tub, rinse all surfaces thoroughly with hot water and wipe the surfaces dry.
I would fill it with cold water and bleach, run for 10 minutes then drain. So, not using soap is not an option. Some systems even have piped in music. And I must chime in and say my house on the corner lot, just sold in 25 days. When we built our house 4 years ago, I had them install a Jacuzzi tub in the master as well as a shower. The real water wasters are pools and sprinkler systems. You can also put a few drops of essential oil in the receptacle- like lavender or bergamot.
I have to say it was my favorite place in the house! I use a cleaner that the lodging industry uses called Oh Yuk Jetted Tub Cleaner. There are now these steel plates on either side that would probably pull out the plaster if removed. I adjust the air intake to moderate foaming. So much so that: 7. However, that does give you some good background noise.
I use bath salts and a small amount of herbal bath like Kneipp , making it a cinch to wipe out the tub. We have now relocated into an older home with no room for one and I have to say I miss it terribly! The drain plug has an adjustable screw and locking nut to vary the overall length of the plug. Hot tubs are vital for people with muscle and bone issues that requires soothing heat and massage and are fantastic for people who are active. What did Whirpool tubs ever do to you Len. My body has been in 13 auto accidents, 8 years of gymnastics abuse, 3 years of cheerleading, a dozen years of running…a couple slip and falls and a few horse riding accidents. When I use spa-giene, I get a lot of crud. I agree totally with your points above.