One of the keys to keeping your spa in tip-top shape is routine hot tub filter maintenance. Your hot tub’s filter has an important job: keeping the water clean. To do that effectively, the filter must also be clean. With that in mind, let’s dive into our recommended routine for keeping your hot tub filter in tip-top shape.
Have an Extra Hot Tub Filter
It’s true, you only need one hot tub filter to clean your spa. But having an extra one kicking around will ensure that filter maintenance won’t interrupt your spa time. That way, when one is being cleaned or is drying, the spare can be in use.
Weekly Spa Filter Cleaning
Cleaning the filter each week is the best way to keep your spa’s water free of dirt. And it can be done in a matter of minutes.
Start by spraying water at an angle between each of the pleats. A hose works best but, if you don’t have one, you can use your kitchen or bathroom faucet. Once the filter is clean, allow it to air dry before putting it back to work.
To avoid destroying the filter’s delicate fibers, avoid using power washers, scrub brushes or a dishwasher to do the cleaning.
Monthly Cleaning Routine
A special cleaner should be used on your hot tub filter once each month. Available at most hot tub dealerships, spray the solution between the filter’s folds and allow it to sit for 15 minutes. Follow up the cleaning with a good rinse to rid the filter of residue. This will prevent your spa’s water from foaming.
Even though traditional household cleaners are cheaper than this special product, it’s worth paying the extra dollars for it. The cleaners in your house will cause hot tub foam and residue on the filter.
This step, done four times a year, is a deep cleaning for your spa’s filter. Using a chemical soak provided by your spa dealership, drop your filter into a bucket full of the solution. Mixing instructions will be available on the product to ensure you have it properly balanced. Allow the filter to soak for 24 hours and then rinse it thoroughly with water. Allow it to air dry before reinstalling or storing.
Done once every three months, it can be easy to forget this particular chore. But, if you make it part of your routine when changing your hot tub’s water — another chore that should be done quarterly — it won’t be so easy to forget it.
That’s it. By sticking to this cleaning agenda, you’ll be able to extend the life of your filter and keep your spa’s water sparkling clean.
If you’d rather not tackle hot tub maintenance, get in touch with us at Pool Tech. We have competent technicians to look after all of your needs from routine maintenance to hot tub repair. We’re also your one-stop shop for all of your hot tub needs from accessories to hot tub chemicals. Drop by our Salisbury showroom to pick up your supplies or send us a message to schedule a service.