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#1 robin4747

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 08:27 AM

my tub is currently empty and i would like to clean the walls and seats before i refill. i don't have any hot tub products in the house for this job. is there any household cleaner i can use to do this that will not harm interior lines, heater, etc of tub?

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 08:39 AM

Ive use spa mitts with good sucess so far but if theres something better I am open.

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 08:43 AM

do the spa mitts have a chemical in them or are they just like a sponge

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 08:48 AM

Yes they do. They are a spa guard product and come in a resealable pack and come 5 to a pack for under ten dollars.

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 07:43 PM

my tub is currently empty and i would like to clean the walls and seats before i refill. i don't have any hot tub products in the house for this job. is there any household cleaner i can use to do this that will not harm interior lines, heater, etc of tub?


Use rubbing alcohol or denatured alcohol on real acrylic.

Use some pH down on a terry clothe wet wrag to remove calcium deposits at the water line.
Rise well to get the acid reduced before you fill the tub.

Windex on the majority of the shell is great.

Then finish with Gel Gloss on any finish.
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Posted 11 November 2006 - 07:53 PM

I like the Magic Eraser. I works wonders and won't hurt your shell finish.

http://www.homemades...ean/index.shtml

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Posted 11 November 2006 - 07:54 PM

Use rubbing alcohol or denatured alcohol on real acrylic.

Use some pH down on a terry clothe wet wrag to remove calcium deposits at the water line.
Rise well to get the acid reduced before you fill the tub.

Windex on the majority of the shell is great.

Then finish with Gel Gloss on any finish.


Windex made my water foamy.

pH down is nothing more than Baking Soda, FYI!


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Posted 11 November 2006 - 08:26 PM

[quote name='kateyc61' date='Nov 11 2006, 07:54 PM' post='15999']

Windex made my water foamy.

pH down is sodium bisulfate, an acid, NOT baking soda. Baking soda is sodium bicarbonate, frequently used as spa up.
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Posted 11 November 2006 - 09:52 PM

Windex made my water foamy.

pH down is nothing more than Baking Soda, FYI!



pH Down is an acid. And I forgot to say that you sould wear rubber household gloves when you use it because it can burn skin.

Windex works great, you need to wipe it dry like on glass.


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Posted 12 November 2006 - 07:26 AM

pH Down is an acid. And I forgot to say that you sould wear rubber household gloves when you use it because it can burn skin.

Windex works great, you need to wipe it dry like on glass.

thanks for all the info. i will try the windex. but i also appreciate the info on baking soda. i used to use it in my old tub but did not want to make any mistakes in the new tub. so do you feel i can really substitute the baking soda for the ph up. or is it better to use the ph up that is sold for hot tubs?

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Posted 12 November 2006 - 02:09 PM

thanks for all the info. i will try the windex. but i also appreciate the info on baking soda. i used to use it in my old tub but did not want to make any mistakes in the new tub. so do you feel i can really substitute the baking soda for the ph up. or is it better to use the ph up that is sold for hot tubs?



Ooops! Sorry! Of course Sodium Bicarb is baking soda is Spa up!

I misread by a word.

Robin, the "Spa up" bottle I had said "100% sodium bicarbonate" and my Arm and Hammer says 100% sodium bicarbonate.

I've been using it for a month now, following the same directions as "spa up" with excelllent results.

SOooo much cheaper!!

I wish there was a grocery shelf alternanative to Spa down.

I heard Borax somewhere, but I couldn't get that confirmed here.

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Posted 07 December 2006 - 04:29 AM



I always use baking soda to increase PH.

Its cheap and it works.



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Posted 07 December 2006 - 03:54 PM

So windex cleans the shell, and as long as you wipe is real clean, no suds?

Should you also use a polish/wax after that? Do you do that on the entire tub, or just the top?

Thanks!

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Posted 08 December 2006 - 07:02 AM

my tub is currently empty and i would like to clean the walls and seats before i refill. i don't have any hot tub products in the house for this job. is there any household cleaner i can use to do this that will not harm interior lines, heater, etc of tub?

"Fantastic" works great. I would not use anything with detergent.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 04:55 PM

the few dealers i have come across suggest metho for the spa, and vinegar and lemon juice for the jets......




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