Ask any old hand in the bathroom design industry if there is any special saying associated with the whirlpool tubs and their reply will be that those who install these bathroom pleasure gadgets use it only two times.
They use it the first time after installation and once more after a couple of years when they cannot figure out why they are not using it. Nowadays, quite a number of multiuse bathrooms boast of whirlpool bathtubs (that is called massasjebad badekar in the Norwegian language). Regardless of the fact that they are rugged, they have to be cared for properly and cleaned at regular intervals to ensure that they serve you efficiently over a long period of time.
The statement mentioned above regarding the usage of the whirlpool tubs is not a joke. In fact, it is a reality, though the time period has been extended a bit. Check out any such tubs which have been used just once, and you shall not feel like using it again.
The reason behind this is the build-up of dirt, bath oils, and soap within the tub. This can be avoided if one takes care of the tub and cleans it properly on a regular basis. Not only will it provide a better bathing experience, but it will also prolong its life.
However, there is one type that does not create problems like described above. First of all, you need to understand more about the functioning of this bathroom add on. Basically there are two different types of such tubs: the air & the jetted.
Such types of tubs have many small holes that either cover the bottom of the tub or surround the bottom edge. Heated air is forced out through these holes to provide the user with the experience of a massage bath.
After the bath is over and the water has been drained, the air still blows out of the holes, thereby removing out any water remaining in the holes. The hot air keeps on blowing for some more time to dry the interior of the tub, thereby preventing mold and mildew from forming. No additional maintenance is required to keep such tubs clean apart from cleaning its surface