How to Keep an Acrylic Jacuzzi Tub from Turning Yellow

A Jacuzzi tub is the ultimate symbol of luxury in a bathroom. There is no greater pleasure than relaxing in a Jacuzzi after a day’s work. It not only pleases the sense organs, but also makes a style and status statement to outside visitors. However, a Jacuzzi tub can be a source of great disgrace to the owner if it develops yellow stain marks. Yellow stain marks not only make the Jacuzzi tub look dirty, but also makes it unfit for use.

It is important to know the main reason behind Jacuzzi tub developing yellow stains. If the water used in the tub is hard water, then the tub can easily develop yellow stains. Secondly, if dirt and soap residue accumulates on the surface of the tub over a long period of time, it can lead to discoloration.

Tools and Materials

  • Clean water
  • Bleach or bromide
  • pH strip
  • Sponge
  • Scrub pad
  • Sanitizers for light shock treatment

Step Number 1: Use Clean Water and Maintain pH Balance

In order to keep your Jacuzzi tub clean, it’s important to use clean water and maintain its pH balance. Use bleach or bromide to sanitize the water. In order to check the pH balance of the water, use a pH strip. Care should be taken to ensure that the pH balance of the water never goes above the 7.6 mark, which can lead to skin problem and discoloration of the Jacuzzi tub.

Step Number 2: Prevent Formation of Rings

The best way to maintain the color of your Jacuzzi is to prevent the formation of any yellow or brown rings. Whenever rings are formed, use a sponge to rub it off.  A scrub pad can be used, if you fail to remove it with a sponge. Too much rubbing can create scratch marks, so for safety purposes, use hot water for the cleaning purpose. In order to prevent the formation of dirt or bacteria on the bottom of your Jacuzzi tub, use a natural enzyme tablet. They can not only keep your tub clean, but also protect it from the harmful effects of waterborne bacteria. Vinegar can clean the tub, without corroding the joints and fixtures of the tub.

Step Number 3: Use a Jacuzzi Hot Tub Treatment 

A Jacuzzi hot tub treatment, in simple words, means adding an extra dose of sanitizers in the water while using it. Even if your tub has a natural purifier, using a light shock treatment can give better results. Along with this treatment, keep the pumps of the Jacuzzi tub running. Water stagnation can not only cause discoloration, but also be a breeding ground for harmful bacteria and viruses.

Acrylic can be very sensitive to harmful chemicals, so always use natural, homemade stuff to clean your tub. A mixture of baking soda and water can help you to keep the tub clean in a natural way. In order to enhance the look and color of the Jacuzzi tub, you can use a the extract from grape fruit seed, which has almost the same effect of a bleach, sans the harmful chemicals