Maintaining a clean filter is crucial for several reasons:
Water Clarity: The primary function of a hot tub filter is to remove debris, dirt, oils, and other contaminants from the water. A clean filter ensures efficient filtration, leading to clearer and cleaner water for a more enjoyable and hygienic hot tub experience.
Water Balance: A clogged or dirty filter can hinder water circulation and disrupt the hot tub's water balance. This can result in improper distribution of chemicals and hinder the effectiveness of sanitizers, leading to water that is potentially unsafe for use.
Sanitation: Clean filters play a critical role in maintaining proper sanitation in the hot tub. They help remove bacteria, algae, and other microorganisms that can thrive in warm water. By keeping the filter clean, you reduce the risk of waterborne illnesses and ensure a safer environment for bathers.
Equipment Longevity: A well-maintained filter helps protect the hot tub's pump and other components. When the filter is dirty or clogged, the pump has to work harder to push water through, leading to increased wear and tear on the system. Regularly cleaning the filter can extend the life of your hot tub equipment.
Energy Efficiency: A clean filter allows for better water flow and circulation, which can contribute to improved energy efficiency. An inefficiently operating filter system may consume more energy, leading to higher utility costs.
Reduced Chemical Usage: With a clean filter, the hot tub's chemical treatments can work more effectively. This means you may need to use fewer chemicals to maintain proper water balance, which is not only cost-effective but also better for the environment.
Prevention of Scale and Stains: A dirty filter can contribute to the buildup of scale and stains in the hot tub, which can be challenging to remove and may damage the tub's surfaces over time. Clean filters help prevent these issues.
We recommend cleaning your filter every 1-2 weeks depending on usage and water quality. Filters are recommended to be replaced once a year as the filter medium can break down and be damaged over time. Below is a quick video showing how to access and clean/replace your filter. This video was made for jetted models, but soaking tubs are nearly identical besides the need to close both valves between the tub and the stair unit. This video does not apply to older soaking tubs using the vertical filter housing although the steps are nearly the same.