on May 21, 2013 in Care & Maintenance
Owning a hot tub is an exciting and rewarding experience for the whole family. However, to get the most out of your hot tub experience, it is important that you perform routine maintenance to keep your spa running in top shape. The filtering system of your hot tub is one of the most important components of your spa, because it keeps your water clean, safe and clear.
Follow these simple guidelines to proper filter maintenance:
How often to clean the filter
Every one to three weeks, depending on the frequency of use. Never go for more than one month without cleaning your filters.
How do I know when a filter needs to be replaced?
After cleaning your filter, examine the pleats. Is there built up dirt and grime? If so, you need to replace your filter. You can order a new ThermoSpas filter online.
Why do I need an extra set of filters?
It can take up to two days to properly clean and dry your filters. That is two days without being able to use your spa! By having a second set of filters, you can continue to enjoy your ThermoSpas while the dirty filters are being cleaned. By allowing the filter to soak thoroughly, and letting it dry out completely; you can double its lifespan – saving you money down the road.
What’s the best way to clean my filters?
1 Place the filter in a bucket filled with water and 8 oz. of ThermoSpas Filter Clean. If your filter is extra dirty, you may need to double the amount of cleaner.
2 Move the filter up and down several times in the bucket of cleaning solution. This will mix the solution with the water and also aide in the cleaning process.
3 Allow the filters to soak for 12-24 hours.
4 After soaking, rinse away any remaining debris with a hose, pressure sprayer, or dishwasher (do not use the heat/air dry cycle).
5 Let your filter air dry naturally.
For additional questions or to order new filters, visit our online store or call us at (800) 876-0158 (Option 2 and then Option 2).