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Maintaining Crystal-Clear Waters: A Guide to Cleaning Hot Tub Filters


A soothing soak in a hot tub is a luxurious experience, but it comes with the responsibility of keeping the water clean and inviting. One crucial aspect of hot tub maintenance is the regular cleaning of filters. Clean water requires clean filters, and neglecting this essential task can have detrimental effects on both your hot tub and your overall spa experience.

Why Cleaning Hot Tub Filters is Important:

Using dirty and clogged filters in your hot tub can make it challenging to maintain pristine water. Filters act as the first line of defense against debris, oils, soaps, and lotions that accumulate during each use. When filters are clogged, water flow is reduced, and the strain placed on your hot tub pump increases. This not only compromises the efficiency of your system but also results in higher chemical bills as the water quality becomes harder to maintain.

When to Check Your Hot Tub Filters:

Regular inspection of hot tub filters is crucial for optimal performance. Filters should be checked weekly, even if they appear visually clean. Oils and residues may coat the filter, hindering its efficiency. If there is minimal visible debris, a quick rinse with a garden hose is usually sufficient. However, it's essential to let the filter completely dry before re-inserting it into the hot tub, as this helps eliminate any remaining microbes.

When to Deep Clean Your Hot Tub Filter:

While a weekly rinse is a good practice, a more thorough cleaning is necessary on a monthly basis. A pro tip is to have a spare filters and swap them out regularly. For a deep clean, use a professional hot tub filter cleaner, such as Marquis Rapid Action Filter Cleaner.

To deep clean:

Turn off your hot tub.
Remove the filter.
Rinse off loose debris with a hose.
Soak and clean the filter with Marquis filter cleaner as directed.
Allow the filter to completely dry.
Replace the filter and turn on your spa.

When to Replace Your Hot Tub Filter:

It's inevitable that filters will need replacement over time. We recommend replacing your filter annually and suggest purchasing two new filters for optimal water quality. Investing in your hot tub's upkeep ensures that you continue to enjoy a clean and rejuvenating spa experience. After all, you deserve the best for your well-being and relaxation.