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Old 11-16-2008, 06:46 PM   #1
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A client emailed me today requesting a few things to be repaired before her guest come for Thanksgiving. One of the items is "Black Crud" coming out of the jets in her whirlpool tub. I guess she has not used it for awhile. Any ideas on what to add to the water to circulate and clean the system????
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Old 11-16-2008, 06:50 PM   #2
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A client emailed me today requesting a few things to be repaired before her guest come for Thanksgiving. One of the items is "Black Crud" coming out of the jets in her whirlpool tub. I guess she has not used it for awhile. Any ideas on what to add to the water to circulate and clean the system????
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Liquid pool shock works, if that is unavailable you can use bleach, if you go with bleach you will need a couple gallons minimum depending on the size of the tub.

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I would use " Super System's Clean/Systems Clean Cleaning Kit "

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The plumbing system cleaning kit includes:

Super Systems Clean Plus :
- This cleaner is designed to be used in a single cleaning application (One ounce of the cleaner per gallon of water)
- Designed to eliminate the build-up of residuals, such as soap scum, bath and body oils and dirt from inside the whirlpool bath's pipes, fittings and circulation system.
Systems Clean :
- Designed to minimize the build-up of bath residue as noted above.
- Easy to use
- Five applications
- Pre-measured
- Fast-acting
- Use on any brand
This from: http://www.jacuzzi.com/resources/support_faq.php

Under the " WHIRLPOOL BATHS - Use & Care Questions/Answers " area.
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I would use " Super System's Clean/Systems Clean Cleaning Kit "

This from: http://www.jacuzzi.com/resources/support_faq.php

Under the " WHIRLPOOL BATHS - Use & Care Questions/Answers " area.
The black crap is bacteria, you need something that kills it, not a cleanser.
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The black crap is bacteria, you need something that kills it, not a cleanser.
Will bleach or pool shock void any warranties?
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We shock hot tub/spas all of the time.
Jacuzzi is just their little brother.
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Killer is right, whatever is in there
is/was alive.
It wants to be very dead before
I get in there.
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Will bleach or pool shock void any warranties?
No, some of the scented bath oils women use are much worse on the pumps than concentrated chlorine. Jason Hydrotherapy reccomends treating their whirlpools every two weeks to avoid this from happening in the first place.
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Now I know as well..thanks guys
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Thanks for the replies, I will get the supplies and go clean it up. If she was not in her 60's I would suggest a bath together after it's clean to make sure all is well
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