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Cleaning a Hot Tub Filter

Owning a hot tub is a fantastic way to unwind and relax. The last thing you want to worry about when relaxing in your spa is how dirty the water is. The lotions, cosmetics, and hair products on a person’s body run off into the water every time they enter the hot tub. Showering before getting into the hot tub aids in the removal of harmful substances. Even so, hair, perspiration, and other human fluids find their way into the water, contaminating it. The hot tub filter absorbs most of the debris and should be cleaned regularly.

As a result, the filter is one of the most important components of a hot tub. Its job is to filter out any impurities in the water that could degrade the quality of the water. A dirty filter with a lot of buildup, on the other hand, will not be able to filter water adequately. This results in issues such as filthy or greasy water, as well as bacteria growth. If the water is overly unclean, it might cause the pump to overwork or block the pipes, resulting in a broken hot tub.

There are a variety of ways to clean hot tub filters, which is fortunate. Cleaning hot tub filters with vinegar, using a homemade filter cleaner, and cleaning hot tub filters in the dishwasher are some of the alternatives. By understanding how to clean a hot tub filter properly, you can keep your hot tub clean, sanitary, and in good working order.

Step by Step Guide to Cleaning Hot Tub Filters
Step by Step Guide to Cleaning Hot Tub Filters – Photo Credit: Easy Pool Cleaning

Step by Step Guide To Cleaning a Hot Tub Filter #

  1. Make sure you have your hot tub filter cleaning solution on hand so you can easily reinstall the filter after it’s been removed from the spa. Use a pail large enough to submerge the filter. Fill it with water and either a homemade hot tub filter cleaner or a commercial hot tub filter cleaner. Use the right water-to-jacuzzi-filter-cleaner ratio for best performance.
  2. Consult your owner’s handbook for more information. Refer to your spa’s instructions if this is your first time cleaning the filter or if you need a reminder. It will inform you where your filter is located as well as how to safely remove it.
  3. Turn off the water in your hot tub. If you use your hot tub without a filter, you risk blocked pump impellers and poor water quality.
  4. Remove the filter and examine it for any issues. Discard the filter if it is discolored or has evident damage, and replace it with a new one.
  5. Rinse and scrub away any visible accumulation. Rinse the filter and inspect between the pleats for any debris that may be removed by hand, such as hair, small sticks, or leaves, before submerging it.
  6. Soak the filter in the cleaning solution for hot tub filters. Allow the filter to soak overnight for the greatest results. (If you’re using bleach to clean your filter, only soak it for a few hours.)
  7. Rinse the filter once more. Spray the filter with adequate water pressure to remove any leftover residue.
  8. Replace the filter if necessary. Allow the filter to dry completely if it is clean. Then, to place the filter in the hot tub, follow the instructions in your owner’s manual.

Clean a Hot Tub Filter Weekly #

Consistency is the best approach to clean spa filters. Take the filter out once a week and rinse it with water to remove the buildup. You don’t need to use a jacuzzi filter cleaner because this is only a quick clean. Use water from a hose or a faucet instead, making sure to get between the pleats for a more efficient job. To get the residue off the filter, don’t use a high-pressure washer. To avoid ripping or destroying the filter, the water stream should be moderate. Then, before reinstalling the filter in the hot tub, allow it to thoroughly dry.

Deep Clean Hot Tub & Spa Filters on a Regular Basis #

You should do a more thorough clean every month or as needed in addition to the weekly rinse. The deep cleaning will entail removing the filter and washing it with a  filter cleaning solution to remove any built-up residue or impurities that aren’t easily removed with a rinse.

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