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Hot Tub Filter Cleaning Routine
- Weekly: Remove filters from the Hot Tub and spray with Filter Spray. Leave for 15 minutes then rinse with a hose pipe or under a tap and then leave to dry. Replace filters in the Hot Tub with last weeks dried filters.
- Quarterly: Every three months remove filters and soak overnight in Filter Cleaner then rinse and leave to dry.
Q1 When do I need to clean my cartridge filter?
Because a filter is designed to collect unwanted particles, debris, oils, soaps etc, it will need to be cleaned periodically. Basically the more you use your spa or pool, the more often you have to clean the cartridge filter. From very high usage (every 2-3 weeks) to low usage (every 2 months). A blocked cartridge can put undue pressure on your pump and motor and decrease the life of these parts.
Q2 When do I need to replace my cartridge filter?
Spa pool filters do not have a defined termination point, but over a period of time your cartridge will gradually block up and will need replacing. There are three factors in determining whether you cartridge needs replacing: 1. The cartridge gets blocked quickly, and you have to clean your cartridge more often. 2. Restricted water flow and high differential pressure (differential pressure is the difference between the pressure coming in and the pressure going out, caused by a blocked cartridge). 3. A cracked or damaged cartridge (this is very rare, and is caused by high differential pressure).
Q3 Why is the endcap cracked?
This is a sign that the cartridge filter is very old and dirty, it needs to be replaced. The pleats also appear to be rounded and puffy, rather than sharp.
Q4 Instructions for cleaning your filter cartridge
All cartridge filters should be cleaned at least every 2 months. If you follow these cleaning procedures you will ensure the maximum life of the cartridge: Remove the cartridge from the filter housing or skimmer box. Wash the filter using a garden hose working from the top down. Do not use a high pressure hose or a brush. Soak the cartridge for at least an hour (overnight is preferable) in an approved cartridge cleaning solution. Rinse the cartridge once more with a hose to remove any remaining oils or cleaning solution.
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