Hot Tub Buying Guide
Can bleach be used in hot tubs?
It is essential to the function of your hot tub to keep the water clean and healthy. It is essential to your health that the hot tub water be clean and healthy. It is likely essential to your mental state that you are able to use your hot tub regulary. To keep the tub healthy, running and clean you need to sanitize the water. No one wants to soak in gross contanimated water. So can you use bleach to sanitize? Bleach should not be used as your regular sanitizing agent. Liquid bleach will not dissipate into the water properly to fight the microorganisms, bacteria and other gunk that are trying to live there. You need to have another regular sanitizer such as chlorine or bromine.
Now, can you use bleach to help with a good cleaning? Check your manufacturer's instruction manual. Some manufacturers will warn against the use of bleach. It may even void your warranty. There are other ways to clean your tub that won't void your warranty. Do what your manual instructs.
If you want to use bleach to give the tub and pipes a good cleaning. Do so. Be careful as you do so as bleach can be harsh to the skin and the odor can be caustic as well. Add the bleach to the tub, run the tub allowing the bleach to go through the tub's plumbing to remove any buildup. You will then need to drain the tub. You can use diluted bleach and a soft towel to wipe down the interior of the tub. Be sure to rinse well and drain so that the surface is clean and free of bleach. Refill your tub and adjust your chemicals accordingly.