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Old 07-24-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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An alternative for bleach is to use vinegar. It's an organic material, disinfects, gets rid of bad smells, even breaks down limescale. I'm not sure about jacuzzi tubs, but I always clean my sinks and faucets with it because it gets off the lime deposits so easily.
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Old 11-06-2009, 07:34 PM
 
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I am a frequent user of my spa tub. Maybe once every two weeks I take a bath with some bubbles. I am recovering from a very severe, itchy rash (pseudomonas folliculitis) all over because I failed to sanitize mine. After I figured out the problem, I used bleach and all kinds of black flakes came out in the water. My recommendation is be sure to pour bleach in after each bath and run jets for 5 minutes. Then drain and rinse. Then before entering the next time, run the jets and make sure nothing is being expelled. Also use minimal soap as buildup can occur. Good luck.
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:03 PM
 
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American Standard has instruction on their website:
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I did that once a month. But after doing it once, there could still be some black stuff coming out. If you want to be sure then do it 2 or 3 times.
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