Cleaning Filter Spa

Ensuring the Quality of Your Hot Tub Filter

Cleaning your hot tub filter is one of the most important cleaning rituals involved in hot tub and spa maintenance. There are a number of procedures involved with cleaning your filters; however, they are not difficult and will not consume a great amount of your time. When attempting to clean your spa filters, keep the following points in mind:

  • Your hot tub filter will require cleaning approximately once every two weeks. This can be done using a garden hose at a 45 degree angle and will take only a few minutes to perform. You should do this every time you change your hot tub water.
  • Use a soaking or spray filter cleaner to remove algae, lotion residues and body oils from your filter which cannot be eliminated by rinsing alone. Soaking your cartridge is most effective, but a spray cleaner can be used for hot tub owners with less time.
  • Replacing your filters annually will have a great impact on your hot tub performance. Keeping a cartridge for too long will result in the cartridge becoming ineffective, which ultimately leads to unhealthy water for bathers.
  • Do not use any type of brush to clean your filter - brushes will potentially damage the filter. In addition, do not put cartridges in the dishwasher since the force of the dishwasher may damage the filter as well.
  • Do not use bleach to clean your filter since it has been proven to weaken and degrade the fibers in the filter media. This will greatly decrease the life expectancy of your spa filter.
  • Make sure you choose a high quality commercial filter cleaner that clearly states it will not harm your filter or cause spa foaming. This will ensure your filter is effective in filtering your water.

The filter is one of the most important components in your spa system. In order to keep your spa running effectively, your filter must be doing its job. In order to ensure it is doing its job, you must clean it on a regular basis. One small task – cleaning your hot tub filter regularly - can have a huge impact on the overall performance of your hot tub.

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