Cleaning with…BLEACH

I guess there’s a series happening at the blog.  I much prefer my Cleaning with Vinegar post to this one but last week I had to clean with bleach.

I think I’ve mentioned before that the new house has a jacuzzi tub.  I have been VERY excited about this.  Last week we finally had a night cool enough that I could enjoy it.  I drew a bath, got in, and then stood up and turned on the jets.  Gobs and gobs of black stuff came SHOOTING out at me.  I screamed and jumped out (thank goodness I had the foresight to stand up!).  Shaun came running in to see the black algae swimming around in the tub and his wife freaking out.  We drained the tub, with a rag over the drain-to catch the algae.  Because of the rag, it drained REALLY slowly and I had to go to bed.  The next day I used Clorox wipes, Scrubbing Bubbles, and then I filled the tub up and poured about 2 cups of bleach in there and ran the jets.  It bubbled up!


It is now clean and I have since done some research.  This is actually quite common!  It is suggested that you add 1/4 cup powdered dishwasher detergent to a full tub and run it for about 10 minutes.  I will be doing that and SOON!

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