Nothing is more important for hot tub water quality
than your filtering system. A dirty and clogged or worn-out filter will fail its
job of trapping contaminants, and put strain on your spa's pump. Clean
your filters with every water change and replace them annually.
Rotate Your Spa Filters
||Use the filter rotation method-- while
cleaning your dirty filter, swap it with a clean dry spare.
With this system you'll never have to wait to use your spa, and
your filters will last longer. Allowing filters to dry
completely after cleaning will help destroy any resident
Spa filter cartridges should be rinsed
every two weeks (more often when the bather load is heavy). Use a
garden hose, and apply the water stream at a 45-degree angle,
making sure to dislodge all foreign matter by spraying between
At least every 3 to 4
months, and with EVERY water change, your cartridge should first
be pre-rinsed with the garden hose, then soaked overnight (or
according to package instructions) in a non-foaming filter cleaning
compound such as
Soak. Then rinsed again and allowed to dry out.
Automatic Filter Cartridge Cleaning
Removal of Scale Buildup
||If calcium scale buildup on filter
cartridges is an issue with your source water,
Magic is an excellent Muriatic acid replacement. It
is equally effective in removing calcium deposits, but much safer
to use than Muriatic and easier on filter media.
First clean filter as described above, rinse,
then soak the cartridge in a solution of one part Acid Magic to twenty
parts water until all bubbling stops. Presto! Scale is gone! Read and
observe all safety precautions and bottle instructions.
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.
When cleaning, always rotate out
your filters with a clean, dry spare.
We recommend that filters be
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
Find filters for your spa fast in
Replacement Guide and keep a spare on hand.
||Bleach is bad for
Although household bleach may seem to do an adequate job of
cleaning, it degrades and weakens the fibers in the filter media,
greatly decreasing spa filter life expectancy.
||Keep your spa's filter
cartridges clean longer by using the Earth-friendly
oil scum absorber. It wicks-up contaminants & works with your
filter to help provide crystal clear water.