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Spa Cartridge Filter Care

Maintaining your spa filter is one of the most important things to ensure safe and clean water.

Below we will discuss points such as: how to properly care for your filter to prolong its life, how to clean the filter, and when it is time to replace it.



  1. How to properly care for your filter to prolong its life


When you own a spa, there is some general maintenance that comes with it. One of those things is weekly filter care. We recommend that you clean your filter once a week if you have a heavy bather load. If you do not use your hot tub that often, then you will be fine to clean the filter once every two weeks to once a month. If a filter is maintained properly, it can last for up to two years!


2. How to clean the filter


There are a couple of different methods you can use when it comes to cleaning your hot tub filter. The first would be Leisure Time Instant Cartridge Clean. This is a chemical that comes in a spray bottle. It is used by first rinsing off your filter with a garden hose. Next, you will spray this product all over your filter. Then, you will let it sit for 5 minutes. Finally, spray it all off with a hose again.


The other method of cleaning would be cartridge cleaning tablets. With these tables, you dissolve one tab in a bucket (5 gallon bucket for example.) Then, you will soak your filter in the bucket with a dissolved tablet. Once it has sat for a few hours, you can then take your filter out and rinse it off with a hose. Additionally, we always recommend making sure your filters are completely dry before they are added back into your hot tub. Allowing them to dry fully will make them last longer and work more effectively.




3. When is it time to replace your filter?

If you have been properly caring for your hot tub filters, and cleaning them with either of the chemicals discussed above, a hot tub filter can last for up to two years. If you are not maintaining the filters, they can go bad quickly, this can cause your water to become cloudy and your chemicals to not work as effectively.

You can tell a filter is bad if there is a lot of wear and tear, you can not remove the excess debris, or if any part of the filter is torn or ripped.





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