Care & Cleaning

Care and cleaning

Learn the best way to care and clean for Hytec products

We trust you will have many years of satisfying use from your Hytec gelcoat or acrylic bathing product. The following care and maintenance tips are offered to assist you in keeping your bathtub or shower in �as new� condition.

Routine Cleaning

A quick sponge down with warm water and a non-abrasive cleanser will take care of most cleaning needs. In areas where the water is hard, more frequent cleaning will be necessary to avoid a build-up on the surface.

Eco-Cleaners

To remove mold, mildew and soap deposits: Make a paste of baking soda and cool water, and spread it over the entire surface of the unit. Allow the paste to sit for a few minutes, then rinse with clean, warm water. To remove deep, dark stains: Soak clean white cotton rags with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Apply the rags to the stain, and let sit overnight. Rinse thoroughly with cold water. To remove hard water scale deposits: Sponge with white vinegar until deposits disappear. Rinse with cold water.

Paint Splashes

A quick wipe with mineral spirits or polyclens and then a wash with water will remove paint. Do not use paint remover or stripper, as these contain solvents which could permanently damage the surface.

Things to Avoid

Do not sand or clean with any abrasive product.

Restoring Finish

To restore dull or scratched surfaces: Apply white automotive polishing compound with a clean rag. Rub scratches and dull areas vigorously. Wipe off residue. Follow with a coat of white automotive paste wax. Do not wax areas where you walk or stand.

Whirlpool Care

Flush your whirlpool system twice a month or more, depending upon usage. Follow these easy steps:

  1. Close air volume controls by turning the jet clockwise.
  2. Fill the bath with hot water to a level 2� above the highest jets.
  3. Add 2 teaspoons of a low-foaming dishwasher detergent or 4 ounces of household bleach to the water.
  4. Run the whirlpool for 5 to 10 minutes. Then shut off the whirlpool and drain the water.
  5. Fill the bath with cold water to a level 2� above the highest jets, and run the whirlpool for another 5 to 10 minutes. Drain the bath and wipe it dry with a soft cloth.

LIMITED 5-YEAR WARRANTY: All acrylic and gelcoat products manufactured by Hytec are covered by a limited 5-year warranty from the date of sale to the original owner. This warranty does not cover materials and component parts manufactured by others (such as pumps, jets, pipes and fittings), which are subject to warranties offered by their original manufacturers. Hytec warrants to the purchaser of each Hytec product that such product will at time of sale be free from defect in material and workmanship, and that Hytec will at its option repair the original unit or supply an equivalent unit in exchange, such exchange to be F.O.B. a Hytec warehouse. Hytec shall not be responsible for any expense of removal, transportation or installation of any original or exchange unit. Under no circumstances will Hytecassume liability for consequential damages or labour charges resulting therefrom. This warranty is non-transferable and shall be voided if the unit is removed from its place of initial installation, or is not installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Further, this warranty does not apply if the unit has been subjected to accident, abuse, misuse, damage caused by flood, fire or act of God, or if the unit or the plumbing fixtures used in connection with it are not installed in compliance with local codes and ordinances. Any modifications or alterations to a unit, without prior authorization from Hytec, will void all warranties. HYTEC'S LIMITED WARRANTY OBLIGATIONS ARE EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THOSE SET FORTH HEREIN, AND ARE IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED. THE LIABILITY OF HYTEC TO THE BUYER WITH RESPECT TO THE SALE OF A UNIT SHALL BE LIMITED TO REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN TO A MAXIMUM OF THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE RELEVANT UNIT AND DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY COST OF REMOVAL OR REINSTALLATION OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND. To obtain warranty service, contact by calling (800) 871-8311 or (250) 546-3067, or by e-mail atHytec.customer.service@kohler.com, or by writing Hytec, Attention: Customer Service. Address: 4150 Spallumcheen Dr., Armstrong, B.C. V0E 1B6. Please provide all pertinent information regarding your claim, including a complete description of the problem, the model and serial numbers of the product, and the purchase date. Also, include a copy of your original invoice.

Care and cleaning