Jetted Tub Cleaning - I'm at my end point!
I know this subject has been posted before, but I'm really have problems with our Kohler jetted tub.
Backstory: We bought a semi-new home. The previous owners built it in 2006. We bought it in early 2011. I don't know how much they used the tub in the 5 years they were here, but when our home inspector showed me all the black crud coming out of the tub, I knew I had to clean it!
Ahh-some cleaner, which I found on several forums around the internet - a lot of people SWEAR by it. I've filled up the tub, used it as directed, and drained probably 10+ times by now.
I've tried bleach.
I even had professional whirlpool cleaners come in.
I had my doubts when the whirlpool cleaners came in - I thought they were going to physically use snakes/pipe cleaners to manually scrub out the jet pipes. Well, they did several rounds of some chemicals. But I had my doubts.
This was about 6 months ago. I never bothered to use the tub because I knew it wouldn't be clean. Low and behold last night when I tried, it still wasn't clean. I'd say I've got about 65-75% of the gunk out from when I first started, but even when I run the tub with no cleaners at all in it I can still see all the crap swirling in the water. Disgusting.
I've reached a breaking point where I'm about to give up that I'll ever be able to use the tub. I am at the point where I doubt any chemical cleaner is going to do it, whether it is bleach, Ahh-some, vinegar, Cascade, etc. etc.
I guess my question is - has anyone ever "snaked" their jet pipes? Like physically put something into the jet pipes to scrub it out? Is this possible?
I'd appreciate any suggestions, or if anyone has been to the point where I'm at where I've probably wasted a thousand gallons of water trying to clean this stupid thing out.