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We have two aquadoulas that we rent locally.  We have been using a dilute bleach solution to wipe everything down between clients, but my dh wants me to see if we can find something else that will be gentle on the tub and accessories and not toxic.

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envirocide maybe? I use that assisting, also cavicide.

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Cavicide!  Get the spray and wipe it with a paper towel.  The spray covers the surface area very nicely. 

I assume you're talking about the teal permanent liner?  I wonder what the AquaDoula people recommend?  This has to come up a lot. 


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Not sure if this would work, but what about chlorhexadine solution?  We use that to disinfect everything in the vet hospital I work in.  You can buy a container of Hibiclens or the more concentrated version and dilute it...


 


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Cavicide!  Get the spray and wipe it with a paper towel.  The spray covers the surface area very nicely. 

I assume you're talking about the teal permanent liner?  I wonder what the AquaDoula people recommend?  This has to come up a lot. 



Just ordered Maxima 128 per the suggestion of the folks at aquadoula.  Ordered it at amway.com $25 shipped for a gallon of concentrate! Thanks


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What about the use of a liner? Makes clean-up a lot easier no?

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You still nbed to clean the tub even after you chuck the liner.
Microbes and viruses are nothing to mess with.

Also, the liners leak on occasion. It needs to be quite clean under there.

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