Keeping your hot tub working well isn’t hard, but it does take commitment to a regular cleaning schedule. One of the most important things on your list is the hot tub filter. The filter is one of the hardest working parts of your spa, removing debris and sediments from the water. And it’s because of this function that cleaning it regularly is so important.
Let’s look at the steps you need to take to keep your filter running as it should.
1. Have a Spare
It’s never a bad idea to have two hot tub filters. Not only does that ensure you’ll always have one that is working well, but it means you can remove one filter for cleaning and promptly pop the other one in place. While this certainly isn’t essential, it is convenient and can make your life a bit easier.
2. Rinse Weekly
You filter has a dirty job, so cleaning it on a regular basis is essential. Your filter can be rinsed with a garden hose or in a sink under the faucet. Make sure the water gets in between each of the filter’s pleats to rid it completely of debris. Allow the filter to dry well before it’s used again.
3. Monthly Chemical Rinse
Using hot tub filter cleaner, spray the filter and allow the solution to stay on it for roughly 15 minutes. Rinse them clean and be sure to get between the folds. If any residue is left behind, that can cause foam to form in your spa.
4. Chemical Soak
When you change your hot tub’s water, usually every three to four months, this is the ideal time to do a chemical soak. Using a cleaning chemical specifically made for hot tub filters, mix it with the required amount of water to submerge the filter. To make sure you mix the solution properly, follow the directions on the bottle of the product you’re using.
Allow the filter to soak for 24 hours and then rinse it well with clean water to remove all of the solution.
Two Important Tips to Remember
1. Make sure when you’re cleaning your filter that you only rinse it with either a hose or under a faucet. Don’t use a power washer, scrub brushes or the dishwasher. If you do rinse your filter in the sink, be sure to keep the water temperature moderate.
2. When it comes to cleaners, do not use bleach or household cleansers. Bleach can cause major damage to the filter’s fibers, diminishing its effectiveness. While most filters are good for a year of continuous use with proper care, if its fibers are degraded you’ll get far less time out of it.
Household cleaners, meanwhile, can lead to soap build up on your filter resulting in foamy water.
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