As with maintaining any home equipment, a whirlpool bath is one that needs constant maintenance as it is intimate equipment that touches the skin. And if it is not kept in good condition it can cause problems relating to health and safety. If a whirlpool bath is taken care of properly, it can last up to five decades. Investing in one is a good move considering how long its lifespan can be. You don’t have to replace it with a new one every few years. You only need to dedicate time and effort to cleaning and maintaining it.
Cleaning a whirlpool bath is much like how you would clean an ordinary bath or shower. But there is one component that needs to be addressed so that bacterial growth does not afflict you and your family – the circulation system.
Keeping the Circulation System Clean
Since a whirlpool bath uses several jets to produce water or air bubbles that in turn massage the body, its circulation system is made up of pipes and fittings where the water supply comes from. One effective preventive move is keeping the pipes and fittings clean. Mould from soap and bubble bath, mildew and other debris may accumulate in the pipes where bacteria can inhabit, and eventually contaminate the water in the bath. This can cause a host of illnesses for anyone who gets into the bath.
Check for Leaks
Over time, pipes may corrode and may cause leakage. As soon as any leakage is observed, a professional plumber should be called to fix it. The bath will have to be opened up to expose the fittings, so you need a professional to do the job.
Hygienic Systems for New Units
If you have a fairly new whirlpool bath at home, then doing the cleaning of the circulation system as mentioned may no longer be necessary. This is because new models of whirlpool baths are required to kill off bacteria without having to open the pipes and fittings. You can consult the unit’s manual and see if it has a dispenser where you can put cleaning solution so that you can flush the system by yourself.
Whirlpool baths are more beneficial compared to regular baths, as they provide more health benefits to users, especially those who are suffering from illnesses that can be somehow relieved by a relaxing soak in a hot bath, and the jets can also provide good massage therapy for the body. Soaking for several minutes each day can greatly improve circulation, lower blood pressure, and relieve stress, all of which can affect a person’s well-being.