Steps & Items Needed To Get Rid Of White Film From Hot Tub Walls
The hot tubs are for relaxing, but to keep them running accordingly you need to clean them frequently, every 3-4 months, according to manufacturers. If you have the hard water & deposits of calcium in the form of a light white film or an actual hard scale, which is famous as limescale, it can develop on your hot tub shell. The acid cleaners can easily remove white film and limescale, one of the least extravagant & natural products you can also use to remove the calcium deposits is white vinegar and a mild acid. If you want to perform this task by yourself then you just need to gather the given items and follow the steps. Here is the list of required items and steps for this process, also read tips and warnings for this process:
Things You Will Need
- Hose (optional)
- Sponge Or Towel
- 1-Gallon White Vinegar
- 1 Gallon Distilled Water
- Spray Bottle
- Nylon Brush
- Soft Cloth
- Baking Soda
Steps For This Process
- First of all, you need to empty your hot tub of water. Most of the hot tubs have a spigot attached to the pipes which are located underneath your tub. Turn the nozzle to the left & the drain will open noq.
- If there is no nozzle, you can use your hose to empty the water. Connect your hose to a tap and then you need to put the other end of the hose in your hot tub and then fill the hose with water. Then turn off the water and then disconnect the hose from your tap. Cover the end of the hose tightly with your hand instantly after removing it from the nozzle & keep your hand there until your hose is stretched out down the incline.
- The majority of your hose that's out of the water should be at a lower altitude than the end that's immerse in your tub. After the hose is laid out, now you need to remove your hand, as the water runs down the hose, it will also siphon the water up & out of your hot tub.
- Wipe out the leftover water & any loose residue on your shell with your sponge or towel. Let the hot tub completely air dry.
- You need to mix equal parts of vinegar & distilled water and then simply put your solution in the spray bottle. Generously spray the hot tub shell with your mixture. Let the mixture sit for at least 5 minutes because this will give the mixture enough time to loosen any limescale.
- Scrub the shell with the help of a nylon brush. Spray on more your vinegar mixture for stubborn deposits. Scrub around your hot tub jets, as well. For any tough stains, you need to make a paste of the baking soda & a small amount of distilled water. You just need to directly apply to the affected area and then scrub with your brush. You just need to use a soft & wet cloth to remove all the residue. Then rinse your applied baking soda.
- Finally, you need to refill your tub, chlorinate the water and then you need to check the PH balance of the water before you use it again.
Tips & Warnings
- You need to add a water softener to the water in your hot bathtub to cut down any calcium deposits.
- Never try to use abrasive cleaners because they will scratch the shell surface.
- Do not use any window cleaner for the spot cleaning. It contains ammonia, which can affect the PH balance of your water.
- When siphoning water out of your tub with the help of a hose, any air pockets in your hose (or if the bathtub end comes out of the water for any amount of time) will easily break the siphon, and you will have to start over.