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Old 05-31-2004, 07:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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jetted tubs and bubble bath

We just bought a new house with a jetted tub in the ensuite bathroom.

Someone told me it was not safe to use bubble bath in this sort of tub, but it's too damn hard to resist. The agitation makes a ton of bubbles . I don't know the brand of tub but I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this.

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Old 06-01-2004, 06:46 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Not an expert, but from what I understand you don't want air in the jet system. If you run the tub with bubble bath, you're gonna get a lot of suds and air in the pump, and it'll "run dry." It's the same reason they tell ya that putting soap in a fountain will mess it up. Again....I dunno if all this is true, but that's how I understand it.

EDIT: Ok, I looked into it. It all depends on if it's a water jet or an air jet. Apparently the water jet system is the most common, and they advise NOT to use oils and soaps in a water jet system. However, it is ok to use in an air jet system.
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Besides the wider range in pulsations from the jets, the motor for an air-jetted tub is less noisy, and you can add bath oils, bubble bath, sea salt or therapeutic herbs with abandon. If you use any of these things in a conventional wet-jetted system, you can damage or clog the system. And since no water is recirculated thru the air jet system, hair or small objects cannot get caught or sucked up into any of the openings.

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Old 06-01-2004, 07:22 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah that's kinda what I found on google too. I now need to find out what system I have. My guess is that I will have to contact the company that built my house.

Damn, I hope can still use bubbles, the mountians of foam are awesome!
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Old 06-02-2004, 06:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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A few hotels I've been in over the years, have had jacuzzis in them, some of them had bubbles in the bathroom for use in the tub, Mr Bubble was the bubble of choice, it's got fewer chemicals or something in it that makes it less harmful to the workings.

Check wiht the manufacturer of the bath...
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Old 06-03-2004, 08:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I now need to find out what system I have.
I would think the easiest way would be to check if there is a water intake inside the tub, where the water is sucked through the pipes and out the jets. If it is an air jet, it should have no need for a water intake.

Of course, I'm just guessing...
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