According to a recent study that has been performed, the average lifespan of a whirlpool bath is about 20 to 50 years – however, it should be mentioned that this lifespan concerns the bath itself, not necessarily the internal mechanism, the plumbing, and the circulation system. A whirlpool bath needs upkeep and requires regular care. Luckily, the maintenance of your favorite bath is not hard – all you need is a few simple tools and a little bit of regular time to dedicate to the upkeep to ensure that your whirlpool bath will last much longer than that. Honestly, it’s easy. Here are the top tips for the easy maintenance of your whirlpool bath.
It’s important to do preventive maintenance – this will assure you that the problem gets solved before it has a chance to begin.Whirlpool baths are sensitive to internal problems; the dirt and debris can get collected in the internal mechanism, where it remains unseen until the symptoms show. Preventive maintenance should happen regularly, but is usually very easy – in fact, the manufacturer will probably have a system built in to make regular, preventive maintenance automated.
Use the manufacturer’s instructions. This usually involves activating the system and:
- Avoiding harsh cleaning materials such as oil-based soaps or high-mineral content products
- Running the system for some time on a regular basis
Tips on circulation
Each whirlpool bath is different, so make sure to consult the manufacturer’s manual and always follows their instructions. However, there are some general tips that apply to all whirlpool baths: here are the top ones:
- Fill the bath with hot water (to about 5cm above the highest jet)
- Add a little low-foaming dishwater detergent to the water
- Run all the jets for about 20 minutes
- Drain the tub
- Refill the bath with hot water and add some bleach
- Run the jets for a little while
- Drain and rinse well
Modern whirlpool baths have hygienic systems that make it much easier for the user – this new system may not require the aforementioned regular maintenance and cleaning actions. Often the manufacturer will include instructions and recommend specialised cleaning agents.
The whirlpool bath is a bath like no other – it provides pleasure that can’t be derived from other kinds of tubs. It does, however, require general and specialised upkeep on a regular basis to ensure that you can enjoy the luxury it provides for many years to come. It’s a matter of keeping your whirlpool bath in a healthy state, strong and robust, bacteria-free, and spic and span. It’s about caring for yourself, after all, and for those you love.