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Hot tubs are such a nice way to relax, and you deserve the time to soak and release all that nasty tension from a hard day. What you definitely do not deserve is a collection of filth and broken parts because of a faulty hot tub filter. They need to be changed regularly, because they clean out bacteria, algae, and other debris. It also protects other parts in your hot tub from getting clogged up with all that debris. So why don’t we take a look under the hood, and see if you need to replace yours?
A general rule of thumb is to replace your filter every year, to make sure everything stays good and clean. But it never hurts to check your filter first, especially if you think you’re having a problem with clean water that needs to be fixed. If you need help finding it, check around the main water path. Sometimes it will have a canister or covering around it to protect it. You’ll know it by its cylindrical shape and fibrous white stuff. If you still need help finding it, you can look at your manual, or contacting the manufacturer. Make sure you turn off your hot tub before you go any further, to prevent accidents.
Once you’ve found your spa filter, take a look at it. Those fibers are supposed to be white. If they aren’t, that’s a good first clue that your filter needs to be changed. You can remove it to get a better look, and the best way to do this is to follow your manual, as each filter can be a little different. Sometimes you can unscrew them, if one end is threaded, but always check your manual or with the manufacturer first if you’re not sure.
Once you’ve got it in your hands, take a good look at it, turn it around in your hands. Are the fibers loose? Over time they can degrade and even detach, which means that your filter is waiting for retirement. Check for cracks and breaks too, because those can quickly become huge problems. Last, give that thing a rinse, and see if you can clean some of the amassed junk out of there. If you can’t, then you should probably start looking for a new filter. For more information about how to keep up on maintenance of your filter, and the right products to use on it, visit the Hottubthings learning center filter care section.
You’ll have to replace your filter eventually, and the sooner you do it the better. Thankfully, Hot Tub Things knows how to help you out. Finding the right filter is really easy on our website, and you can either go by part number or dimensions. It’s all very user-friendly, because we want you to get back to soaking as soon as possible! If you still have questions or want some more guidance on taking care of your filter, contact us, we’d be more than happy to help.