How to Clean a Jacuzzi's Intake Valves

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  • 1 hours
  • Beginner
  • 0-50
What You'll Need
Garden hose

The air intake valves of your Jacuzzi are usually located at the bottom of the tub. The intake valves are usually protected with a fine mesh screen to keep debris and foreign particles out of the valve. Although the intake valve is usually efficient at purging foreign particles and debris, there are times when the valves get clogged. When the air intake valves are clogged, water from your Jacuzzi system may leak out and cause damage to your home. You need to clear the intake valves regularly to prevent this scenario.

Step 1 - Clean the Protective Screen

Loosen up the screws holding the fine mesh screen covering the intake valve and remove the screen completely. Wash and brush the screen to remove all foreign particles and debris that are stuck on it.

Step 2 - Clean the Plastic Pipes Attached to the Intake Valve

Soap residue and hair may make it through the fine mesh net covering the intake valve and get lodged on the small plastic pipes connected to the valve. To clean the pipes, you need to remove them completely and then flush them out using your garden hose.

Step 3 - Replace the Pipes and the Screen

Replace the pipes and the screen after cleaning. Start your Jacuzzi and ensure it is working properly.