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There is nothing more Important than a Pool and Hot Tub filter
Nothing More important Than Cleaning Your Hot Tub or Pool Filter SystemNo matter what chemical combination you use, it will not help if your tub has a dirty, clogged, or worn-out filter. It will fail in its job of trapping contaminants, and put strain on your spa's pump. Clean your filters with every water change and replace them with a brand new one annually.
Rotate Your Spa Filters
Use the filter rotation method. While your dirty filter is being cleaned, swap it with a clean, dry spare. With this system you'll never have to wait to use your spa. Your filters will last longer, and work more effectively. Allowing filters to dry completely after cleaning will help destroy any resident microorganisms.
Hot tub filter cartridges should be rinsed every two weeks and more often if the hot tub is used heavily. Use a garden hose with a nozzle at a 45 degree angle making sure to dislodge all foreign matter, especially between the pleats. Always install a fully cleaned and dried filter with every water change. A water change is commonly done every 3-4 months. This schedule is suited to regular use of the tub by the same people. When a variety of different people are using the tub, it is advisable to check water chemistry more often.
Spray, soak, spray, dry.
When you soak your filter (overnight is adequate) adding a small amount of cartridge cleaner is suggested. Avoid laundry detergents and household cleaners; you may have a major foaming problem with your hot tub if you use them.
Use a product designed for cleaning pleated filter cartridges. Household bleach will work as a cartridge cleaner, but it will shorten the filter’s life span.
When cleaning, always rotate out your filters with a clean, dry spare.
We recommend that filters be completely replaced annually.
Never use a power-washer or dishwasher to clean filter cartridges. The high water pressure will damage the media. Be gentle if you use a brush.
Always follow your equipment manufacturer's instructions for removing and reinstalling filter cartridges.
Mark filter and water changing day on your calendar so you can keep track easily.
Ask your local hot tub store to keep your specific filter on hand. There are hundreds of different filters available, and most stores will only stock the most common unless asked. It’s comforting to know you can get yours quickly if need be.
Water chemistry is much easier to keep balanced if your filter is clean.
Your circulation pump doesn`t have to work as hard if the filter is clean.
If you have extra people in your tub at random times give your filter a spray afterwards, or exchange it with your spare as soon as possible. Adding shock at this time is helpful as well, regardless of what you use for sanitation.
When buying a tub, a refresh button is a handy option to look for. It allows you to run your circulation pump at any time mid cycle. A refresh button filters your water for 10 minutes. If you use it prior to your soak your water will be revitalized giving you a more refreshing experience
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