Hot Tub Filter Cleaning: When to Replace the Filter

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Owning a hot tub can be a luxurious and relaxing experience, especially in the chilly climate of the United Kingdom. However, to ensure that your hot tub remains a haven of tranquility, it’s crucial to pay attention to its maintenance, with a particular focus on the filtration system.

A clean hot tub filter is essential for maintaining water quality, hygiene, and the spa’s overall longevity. The filter in your hot tub traps debris, contaminants and impurities from the water, such as body oils, lotions and other environmental debris. Over time, the filter deteriorates, compromising water quality and risking damaging your tub.

To maximize a filters life span, regular cleaning is crucial. Cleaning the filter every two to four weeks, depending on usage and water conditions, is recommended.

When should you replace your filter?

The lifespan of a filter varies based on usage, water quality, and maintenance. It’s generally recommended to replace the filter annually. Signs that your filter needs replacement include:

  1. Frequency of cleaning:

If you find you need to clean your hot tub filter more often than usual, it may be less effective.  As filters get clogged and lose their ability to trap debris, the water quality may suffer.

  1. Visible damage:

Regularly inspect the filter for cracks, tears, or fraying. Replace the filter if you notice any visible damage.

  1. Reduced water flow:

A significant decrease in water flow through the jets can be an indication of a clogged filter reaching the end of its life. If cleaning the filter does not improve water flow, consider replacing it.

  1. Foul odors of cloudy water:

If you notice persistent foul odors of if the water appears cloudy even after regular maintenance, it could indicate that the filter is no longer effectively removing contaminants.

  1. Bleached or discoloured filter:

Over time, the filter may become discoloured due to the accumulation of minerals, chemicals and impurities. If your filter looks significantly discoloured, it may not be as effective, and replacement is recommended.

  1. Inability to maintain water chemistry:

If you find it increasingly challenging to maintain water chemistry despite regular treatments, the filter may be struggling to keep up with the demands. A new filter can help restore the balance in water chemistry.

Regular maintenance, including cleaning and replacing your hot tub filter when necessary are fundamental aspects of ensuring clean water in your spa. Neglecting filter maintenance can lead to damage in other parts of the hot tub system. Regularly inspecting and replacing your hot tub filter will contribute to a cleaner, safter and more enjoyable spa experience.

If you are unsure whether your filter needs replacing, which filter you need, or would like to enquire about servicing and maintenance, contact us.

     

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