I like fungus in the form of truffles, mushrooms and bleu cheese... NOT IN MY BATHTUB!
December 1, 2010 12:10 PM Subscribe
Do you have a whirlpool/jacuzzi type bathtub? How do you clean its guts?
posted by ChefJoAnna to home & garden (8 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I have a new (under 1 yr old) jet-tub that I my husband and I use daily to shower, but I use the whirlpool feature a lot less frequently, about once every 2-3 weeks. (however, we've been traveling a lot lately, so that's not accurate for recent history, and maybe that's the cause of my problem?)
Last night, I decided it would be nice to relax in a cloud of warm, flowing bubbles, so I drew a bath, got in, poured in some bubblebath, and MMMM nice. As I got up to drain the tub -- GAH! -- I was swimming in mold & mildew soup.
After a shower of Silkwood intensity, I did some research online. I've tried the bleach/dishwasher detergent stuff, and it didn't seem to do much. I need to try again, but I'm trying to avoiding wasting tubful-after-tubful of water.
Does anyone has any first-hand experience with any of these products? (and for the record, I'd use vinegar and Denture-Cleaning Tablets if they actually worked... do they?)
a) Sani Bath
b) Whirlout Pipe Cleaner
c) Ahh-Some Jetted Bath Bio & Pipe Gunk Cleaner
(for the record, "www.purgetech.com" does not exist any more.)
Most of the comments I see on review sites are so emphatically supportive they leave me skeptical. I mean, who writes a 500+ word review on how a bathtub cleaner changed their life? Reviews of Ahh-Some are so sycophantic it reeks of MLM, but I'd still use it if it worked as well as promised.
I am a firm believer in "better living through chemistry", but I'd rather not waste time, money or water if I can help it.