My Hot Tub Smells Fine. Does That Mean The Pipes Are Clean?

Hot tubs are a great way to relax and unwind, but it’s important to keep them clean and well-maintained to ensure the water is safe for use. While most hot tubbers do well when it comes to maintaining the chemical balance and changing out the filters, one aspect of hot tub maintenance that many owners overlook is the cleaning of the pipes. 

It’s a common belief that if your hot tub smells fine, then all is well. However, even if your hot tub doesn’t omit an offensive odor, it does not necessarily mean the pipes are clean and free of harmful bacteria. Let’s go over why it’s important to clean your hot tub pipes and how you can do it effectively.

I Thought My Pipes Stayed Clean

Bacteria can grow in hot tub pipes, even if the water in the hot tub itself appears to be clean. Over time, dirt, oils, and other debris can accumulate in the pipes, providing a perfect environment for bacteria to grow. This bacteria can then enter the hot tub water and cause health problems for those using the hot tub. In addition, the buildup of debris in the pipes can restrict the flow of water, reducing the efficiency of your hot tub and potentially causing damage.

To prevent the growth of bacteria in hot tub pipes, it’s important to regularly clean the pipes using special cleaning products. 

How Can I Keep My Pipes Clean?

While there are a few options for cleaning a spa’s pipes, the most effective product by far is Ahh-some Hot Tub/Jetted Bath Plumbing & Jet Cleaner, a powerful cleaning solution that is specially formulated for hot tubs. To use Ahh-some, simply add the recommended amount to the hot tub, run the jets for 15-30 minutes, then drain the hot tub and refill it with fresh water.

It’s also a good idea to regularly clean the hot tub filters to remove any debris that may be clogging the pipes. This can help to keep the water in your hot tub clean and clear and prevent the buildup of bacteria.

What Happens if My Hot Tub Does Smell Bad? 

If your hot tub ever does start to smell bad, it’s important to address the issue immediately. The cause of the odor could be due to a variety of factors, including bacteria growth in the pipes, a dirty hot tub filter, or a buildup of debris in the hot tub itself. To determine the cause of the odor, it’s important to inspect the hot tub and its components carefully. If necessary, drain the hot tub and give it a thorough cleaning.

Even if your hot tub smells fine, it doesn’t necessarily mean the pipes are clean and free of bacteria. Regular cleaning of the hot tub pipes using special cleaning products like Ahh-some, as well as regular cleaning of the hot tub filters, can help prevent the growth of bacteria and keep your hot tub water safe for use. Check out Ahh-some’s other cleaning products that bring an unmatched clean to spas, swimming pools, dishwashers, and more, or find a dealer near you. 

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