How to Care for the Shell and Cabinet of a Hot Tub

How to Care for the Shell and Cabinet of a Hot Tub

With regular use and exposure to the elements, your hot tub can get dirty and will need to be cleaned. Sweat, oils, and grime build up on the interior shell of your hot tub, while debris, pollen, and other outdoor elements can dirty the exterior cabinet of your hot tub. When grime, gunk, and dirt are found on the interior or exterior of your hot tub, you need to carefully clean and remove this debris. Here is how to care for the shell and cabinet of a hot tub.

Consistent Spa Maintenance 

One of the best ways to keep the shell of your hot tub clean is with consistent and thorough hot tub maintenance. Regular spa maintenance keeps the interior of your spa clear of any bacteria growth or residue build-up.  Keep your Jacuzzi® Spa clean and safe to use with water care products such as Silk Balance®, SoftSoak Trio®, and SpaGuard®. At Texas Hot Tub Company, our team of spa experts can help you find the ideal water care routine for your Jacuzzi Hot Tub. 

Keep Your Spa Covered When Not in Use 

An uncovered hot tub is exposed to leaves, dirt, bugs, and other debris that can find their way into your hot tub. When these foreign objects fall into your hot tub, the water and the shell are affected. By covering your hot tub when not in use, you protect the shell and keep the interior clean. If your cover is cracked, waterlogged, or otherwise in need of replacing, our team at Texas Hot Tub Company can help find a proper replacement

Cleaning Products That Can Help Clean the Shell and Cabinet of your Jacuzzi Spa

When cleaning the shell or cabinet of your Jacuzzi Spa, be very careful to select products that are suitable for cleaning a spa. You want to select cleaning products that are non-abrasive and safe for a Jacuzzi’s acrylic interior. Many household cleaners are not safe to use for this purpose. Instead, use a spa specific cleaner, or make your own spa safe cleaner using equal parts distilled white vinegar and water. Wipe the shell and cabinet of your spa using a gentle rag to avoid scratching the surface.

Jacuzzi’s Easy Care Spa Cabinet

While wooden spa cabinets were once the standard, Jacuzzi Spas are now outfitted with ProEndure™ Hot Tub Cabinets.  ProEndure hot tub cabinets still have the classy look of wood while being extremely durable, UV-resistant, and low maintenance. To clean the cabinet of your Jacuzzi Spa, use a similar process as that of the shell. Simply wipe down with a soft cloth and use a non-abrasive, oil-free, and spa safe cleaner. 

Thanks to Jacuzzi’s innovations and intelligent designs over the years, their hot tubs are simple to maintain and clean. With proper care for the shell and cabinet, you will have years of use and enjoyment. To learn more about caring for your hot tub, contact us at Texas Hot Tub Company or stop by our Lewisville location today!


The 2019 Limelight Collection Owner’s Manual will help you understand your spa’s features, and answer questions you might have regarding spa operation, water care, and maintenance. There is also a troubleshooting section included for your convenience.  

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