A hot tub filter cleaner is essential if you want to keep your water crystal clear and your system running smoothly efficiently. There's nothing worse than dirty water and a filter that is cleaned regularly will keep your hot tub looking crystal clear all year long. A quality cleaner will break down the accumulated oil, grease, dirt and just about anything else that can built up on your filter over time.
Whether you own a salt water hot tub or a regular hot tub it's inevitable that you will need to clean your filter regularly to keep everything running smoothly. The filter catches everything that runs through the system and over time as it collects dirt and grim it can lose its effectiveness.
A good hot tub filter cleaner designed for use with pool and hot tub filters contains a mild acid solution usually in the form of sulphuric acid. The acid will remove the caked on grime and leave your filter clean and ready to filter again like it was brand new. You might want to consider purchasing a spray cleaner comb tool that will make the job of regular filter cleaning a lot easier.
If you clean the filter regularly you will increase the lifespan and reduce your overall maintenance costs. It's nice to have the option of cleaning the filters every few months instead of replacing them as it can get costly to replace them a few times a year. We have a few tips that will be helpful when using a cleaner so be sure to continue reading below.
It can seem obvious for most hot tub owners but cleaner should never be added to the hot tub water. This mistake it made and can cause a lot of problems with your hot tub chemistry. Filter cleaners are designed to be mixed with water in a separate bucket and the filter needs to soak for at least a few hours to allow the acid to do its work.
We recommend letting the filter soak overnight and if possible you can take it out and give it a quick rinse and put it back in to soak. You will need to repeat this process if necessary and the outcome will be a filter that is clean and will filter as well as it did when it was brand new. After it has soaked and you've removed most or all of the built up deposits it's important to rinse it very thoroughly.
A good rinse is something that can't be skipped. If you don't removed all of the cleaning product you will cause problems with your hot tub chemistry resulting in foam or cloudiness that can last for weeks. It's a good idea to let the filter soak in a 5 gallon bucket of clean water in addition to giving it a very thorough 5-10 minute rinse. The acid will have penetrated the filter membrane so it will take some time to do this properly.
A good hot tub filter cleaner will return your filter to near new and rejuvenate it so it can clean your water for the months ahead. It's a good idea to inspect the filter for rips, tears or other signs of wear that can compromise its ability to filter properly. If you suspect the filter is damaged you should replace it with a new one.
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