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  1. Save Time With These Hot Tub Filter Accessories

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    Filters are a hot tub user’s best friend. With the help of pumps, they work to keep your water pure and clean with very little maintenance necessary. There is some cleaning needed to keep your filter working as efficiently as possible, though. To make the process of cleaning your filters even easier than it already is, we offer some filter accessories that should make cleaning your filters a breeze.

    Spa Filter Clean

    ThermoSpas’ Spa Filter Clean is the staple of your filter-cleaning regime. Every hot tub owner should own a cleaner that is specifically designed for filters to ensure that their filters are being properly and efficiently cleaned. The better your filter is cleaned, the longer it will last. Our cleaner is specially formulated to eliminate suntan oil, grease, and scales and mineral deposits from spa filters of all kinds.

    Cleaning your filter with Spa Filter Clean is simple and should be done every two to three months. First, take out the filter and replace it with a spare one. Next, thoroughly rinse the filter with a garden hose to get rid of large debris. After that, soak it in a solution of Filter Clean and water for 12 hours. When time’s up, remove the filter from the solution and replace your spare filter cartridge with it. That’s all it takes to thoroughly clean your filter.

    Instant Cartridge Filter Cleaner

    This easy-to-use cleaner can be utilized in between thorough filter cleanings with Spa Filter Clean to help make your filters last even longer. In fact, you can double the lifespan of your filter when you properly clean it every few weeks with ThermoSpas’ Instant Cartridge Filter Cleaner. This cleaner breaks down invisible grime and oils that collect on your spa filter without affecting your water chemistry, allowing for improved water pressure on your jets.

    The Instant Cartridge Filter Cleaner is incredibly easy to use. First, thoroughly rinse your filter cartridge with hose water to remove any debris or loose matter. Then, while the cartridge is still wet, spray Instant Cartridge Filter Cleaner on the total surface area. Allow the filter to set for three to five minutes. After this short period of time, thoroughly rinse it with hose water again, and reinstall the filter cartridge.

    Water Wand Filter Cleaner

    If you want to make cleaning your filter even easier, consider purchasing ThermoSpas’ Water Wand Filter Cleaner. Unlike your hose, this magical device reaches between the pleats of your cartridge with eight pleat-separated fingers and a high-pressure nozzle, allowing for a more thorough clean. The Water Wand Filter Cleaner allows you to clean any hot tub or pool pleated cartridge in less times using less water.

    Filter Flosser

    ThermoSpas’ Filter Flosser is the ultimate filter-cleaning tool. This device is specifically designed to unleash a powerful spray that reaches between the pleats of your cartridge to blast away dirt deposits. Even better, Filter Flosser can be used on the entire hot tub area. It’s great for power washing your spa cabinets, steps and even walkways.

    You can find all of these accessories on the filter accessories page of our online store. These filter accessories can make your filters last much longer and reduce your cleaning time and effort. Don’t forget to keep an eye on our blog for more useful hot tub information.

  2. ThermoSpas Filtration System

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    The number one proponent to keeping your hot tub water as clean as possible is the hot tub filtration system. Without a powerful filtration system, your hot tub water can quickly become filthy and need serious cleaning. Luckily, Thermospas has created their own patented filtration system that outlasts the competition and makes it easy for you to keep a clean hot tub.

    Filtration systems have always acted as a big part of the hot tub cleaning process. The filtration process works, for the most part, the same in every system. Water is drawn from the hot tub and pushed through the filter. Debris along with tiny particles are collected within the spa filter. The filtered water is then sent back into the hot tub.

    Typically, a filter should be cleaned every 1 – 3 weeks to remove debris and other dirt. If cleaned properly, a filter can last up to 12 months before needing to be replaced.

    While some hot tub systems only function when the hot tub is running, our hot tubs run twenty-four hours a day to guarantee your hot tub water stays clean. With energy saving modes to combat high costs, you don’t have to sweat about keeping the filtration system running. This is due to our patented mechanism known as our Thermo Filtration System.

    Thermospas’ Thermo Filtration System goes above and beyond the competition by using a special process to filter your hot tub’s water. First, we start by using a larger pump to send water to the filtration system. While most of the competition uses a pump that sends 4 gallons of water per minute, our pumps push 40 gallons of water per minute. And because of the extra amount of fast pumping water, we also make sure to use bigger plumbing, 1 1/2 inch tubing compared to the 1/4 inch standard. As well, we use double filters in most of our hot tubs with a patented filter wheel. Open the top to your filter compartment and watch as both filter wheels spin in rotation. That allows you to know they’re working. If one, or both, stop, that means it’s time to clean the filters.

    All of these special features aim for one purpose: to keep your hot tub water cleaner than any other hot tub on the market. Our Thermo Filtration System filters 100% of your hot tub’s water 144 times a day. Other, smaller filtration systems can reach about 16 times per day. That’s a large difference in filtration, and an obvious reason as to why Thermospas is regarded as one of the cleanest hot tubs available.

    Along with our patented filtration system, we’ve added our ThermOzone Ozonator which, with the help of Thermo Filtration System, makes for some of the cleanest hot tub water on the market. Most bottled water is cleaned by using an ozonator similar to ThermOzone’s. That’s because ozonator uses a chemical-free, waste-free process to disinfect water and make it the cleanest possible. With the combination of our highly effective filter and our patented ThermOzone, you can feel safe knowing your hot tub water is as clean as possible.

    If you have more questions about Thermospas’ Thermo Filtration System, ThermOzone, or about Thermospas in general do not hesitate to call us, we’re happy to help.

  3. What is a Hot Tub Ozonator and ThermOzone?

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    One of Thermospas proudest achievements when it comes to sanitizing our hot tubs is our one-of-a-kind ThermOzone Hot Tub Ozonator. This is an effective way to keep bacterias and chemicals out of your hot tub while reducing the amount of sanitizing chemicals such as chlorine or bromine. And its all used through a process which leaves no harmful by-products. To understand how our ThermOzone works, you first must understand the function of an Ozonator, and more importantly, ozone.

    Ozone, first, is a natural way to purify water and air. Made up of three oxygen molecules, ozone has the capability neutralizing bacteria and allowing water and air to stay fresh. Almost 99% of all bottled water is filtered using ozone purifying methods. The best part of ozone purifying is that it leaves no harmful by-products which allows for a fully natural and safe way to clean air and water. When it comes to a hot tub, that’s quite helpful.

    An Ozonator adds ozone to your hot tub water to help disinfect and sanitize. When adding ozone to the hot tub’s water, the third oxygen of ozone detaches from the ozone molecule and re-attaches to molecules of other substances, which then alters their chemical composition, neutralizing them, and deeming them harmless. Most Ozonator methods add ozone directly to the hot tub. While this works, it is ineffective in the way it is able to reach and sanitize all water. Thermospas has changed that.

    ThermOzone is Thermospas patented Ozonator made specifically for Thermospas hot tubs to help sanitize your water. ThermOzone is an EPA approved over-sized ozonator that produces over 6000 mg of ozone per day and is safe for indoor use. Rather than pumping the ozone straight into the hot tub water which can potentially create an excess of “off-gas”, Thermospas employs a second vessel known as a Mixing Degas Vessel (MDV). The MDV helps safely mix ozone into the water. Ozone can only disinfect water that it comes in contact with, an MDV provides a concentrated area where the ozone can mix with water for a longer period of time. This allows for a more effective and efficient kind of sanitation. If any off-gas is produced, ThermOzone uses a third vessel known as a Charcoal Carbon Canister to filter the air and safely convert it back to oxygen.

    Immediately after installing and using your ThermOzone, you’ll notice a difference in your hot tub’s water. The water will feel fresher as you’ll need to add less sanitizing chemicals. Though it is recommended that, even with an ozone system, that a 1-3 ppm sanitizer level still be maintained.

    As well, your water will smell more pleasant. Ozone if often created during thunderstorms from the electrical discharge of lightning, so the scent is similar to that of a long rainfall. All of that will help your hot tub experience by helping you feel more calm and relaxed while resting under the soothing bubbles.

    If interested in your own Thermospas hot tub, or installing a ThermOzone into your current Thermospas, contact us today. We’d be happy to help set up a visit for a quote on a new Thermospas hot tub.

  4. How Often to Clean Your Hot Tub

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    Keeping your hot tub clean does not have to be a daunting task. If you are staying on top of your chemicals and have an efficient high-quality cover, cleaning your spa can be easier than cleaning your car!

    Below is a guideline on what needs to be cleaned and when, along with additional resources and how to’s on spa maintenance.


    Depending on how much you use your spa, filters should be cleaned in a filter cleaning solution every 1-3 weeks. You should never go more than one month without cleaning your filters.

    If you notice build-up and grime on your filters, and if the pleats look worn; it’s time to replace the them.

    A well maintained filter can last up to 18 months before needing to be replaced.

    Read: How to Clean Your Hot Tub Filters


    Give your shell a deep cleaning every time you drain your spa, which is about 3-4 times a year.

    In between cleanings, use an all purpose cleaner to wipe the shell surface just above the waterline. This will keep water lines away and make cleaning your shell easier. Be sure to use a hot tub cleaner that won’t interfere with your chemistry.

    Investing in a good cover and keeping your water clean are ways you can preserve your hot tub shell and make cleaning time a breeze.

    Read: How to Preserve the Beauty of Your Hot Tub Shell


    Your cover is one of the most important elements of your hot tub. Keeping it clean will prolong it’s life and prevent wear and tear that can cause heat loss.

    A good rule of thumb is to clean your cover each time you clean your filters, which works out to be about once a month.

    Using an enzyme, hot tub safe cleaner, remove debris and dirt from the underside of the cover as well as the vinyl exterior.

    Then apply a vinyl protectant to condition the cover and protect against UV rays and other outdoor elements.

    Read: Choosing and Caring For Your Hot Tub Cover


    ThermoSpas uses special ThermoBoard panelling that has the rich look of wood without all the work and maintenance.

    With ThermoBoard, there is no warping, fading, or sanding; and the panels are UV resistant.

    The only care that’s needed for your ThermoBoard panels is a quick hose off from time to time. They are virtually maintenance free!

    Read: Hot Tub Spa Cabinets – The Rich Look of Wood

    Have questions? Contact our customer care department at (800) 876-0158 Monday through Friday from 9am – 6pm and Saturday from 9am – 1pm for assistance with all your hot tub needs.

    If you’re local, swing by our store located at 155 East St. Wallingford CT 06492 for support or to buy chemicals and accessories.

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