Can You Use Windex to Clean a Hot Tub?

By Calvin | Last Updated: May 29, 2021 | Maintenance / Cleaning

If there is one thing we can all agree on, it is the fact that hot tubs need to be cleaned regularly. But what do we clean the hot tub with? Well, that’s where the difference lies. If you have ever wondered if can you use Windex to clean a hot tub, then here is the answer:

Yes, you can clean your hot tub with Windex. Windex is an effective cleaning agent and it works well for getting rid of stains on hot tubs but there is a slight twist. While Windex can be used to clean hot tubs, too much of it can also cause problems.

So, here is the new question, how much Windex is too much? And what are the benefits of using Windex to clean your hot tub? Let’s find out.

If you have ever wondered-- can you use Windex to clean your hot tub, then here's the answer. You can use Windex to clean the shell of your hot tub. But, don't use too much.

Can Windex Clean Hot Tubs?

Sure, Windex can clean hot tubs. Windex is an active cleaning agent that can get rid of stains on the hot tub shell, oily grime below the waterline, and it can remove dirt and debris on the shell of the hot tub.

If all you want to do is a quick clean on the hot tub shell, then you can use Windex. Just spray a bit on the shell and wipe it down with a rag to get rid of the stain.

However, if what you are dealing with is a nasty case of biofilm or a stubborn stain, you might want to go with something stronger like diluted bleach or hot tub cleaner.

While Windex will remove stains and grime from your hot tub, it can’t cope with extreme cases of biofilm and scum in the hot tub. For that, you need a cleaner with a more acidic content to break down the scum.

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Is It Safe to Clean a Hot Tub With Windex?

It is safe to clean a hot tub with Windex. Windex is made from a combination of different products including detergent, solvents, abrasives, and ammonia.

While these products can harm some other surfaces, they wouldn’t do any damage to your hot tub or its accessories.

However, you should still exercise caution while using Windex on the hot tub. Though it is safe to use Windex to clean hot tubs, some problems may arise from using the product carelessly.

Dangers of Cleaning a Hot Tub With Windex

Windex like any other cleaning agent has instructions guiding its use. You need to follow these instructions and exercise caution while using the product. If you use too much Windex on the hot tub, ensure it is well rinsed off with enough water.

Windex reside in or on your hot tub shell would react harshly with the sanitizers added to the water in the hot tub and this can leave a nasty build-up of biofilm on the shell of your hot tub.

Also, while Windex is safe to use on the hot tub, it’s not exactly safe to get the product on you. Due to the components of Windex like ammonia, you should protect yourself while cleaning with the product. Though the product has a low hazard rating, it has been reported to cause heavy headaches and migraines if inhaled.

Windex can also cause skin irritation, swelling, itching, and eye irritation too. So wear long clothing and face shields while using Windex and in case of an accidental spill on your skin or in your eyes, make sure to rinse it off with plenty of water immediately.

As an expert tip: never use too much Windex. Though there isn’t any yardstick for measuring how much Windex is too much, I’m guessing you will know when you have used too much. Windex usually comes in a spray bottle so leave it like that.

Do not take off the lid or try to pour it on a surface. That will be too much Windex and it can lead to all sorts of health concerns including breathing difficulties. So while Windex is spa-friendly, it is not exactly user-friendly.

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Benefits of Cleaning a Hot Tub With Windex

Why should you clean your hot tub with Windex? Let’s check out the benefits.

It Makes the Hot Tub Shell Glossy

Windex is originally used to clean windows and glass to make the light shine through easily. Windex would do the same thing to your hot tub shell. It would make the shell have a glossy and shiny appearance.

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It Cleans the Hot Tub

Windex can get rid of stains on the shell of the hot tub in seconds. Even oily stains don’t stand a chance against Windex.

Windex Gets Rid of Bugs and Insects

If you use your hot tub at night, then you already know how difficult it can be to get rid of bugs and insects. These bugs are attracted to the light of the hot tub that is switched on at night.

You can spray a bit of Windex on the outer shell of the hot tub. The smell from the Windex will ward away flies, bugs, and other insects that want to share your hot tub with you.

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Windex Is Easy to Use

Windex is very easy to use. As long as you have your protective gear on, you are good to go. All you need is the Windex in a spray bottle and a rag. Just spray, wipe, and clean. It’s as easy as that.

Hi, I'm Calvin Hall, the owner of Hot Tub Wiki. I worked at a local Spa Service for a few years before creating this website. I have owned several hot tubs and fixed a thousand of them. So, I know a thing or two about hot tubs.