How to Clean a Hot Tub Filter

Cleaning your hot tub filters & replacing them periodically is important to keep your hot tub working properly. Dirty filters can cause restricted flow through the pumps (the jets won’t be as strong) and even casue your hot tub to shut down. (Here’s a post on how to test if your broken hot tub is caused by dirty filter: The Hot Tub Filter test)

Different hot tub brands use different types of filters so be sure to consult your owner’s manual for your specific brand, but here are some general rules to follow:

Cleaning a Standard Hot Tub Filter

paper hot tub filter

Your hot tub filter might look like this

The most common hot tub filter is made from a light polyester fabric. The pleats run vertical between a plastic top & bottom. With proper care and cleaning, your filter(s) should last anywhere from 1-2 years.

Chlorine/Bromine based water care system

ACE Salt Water System

BaquaSpa water care System

Cleaning a Hot Spring Tri-X Filter

If cared for properly, a Hot Spring Tri-x Filter can last up to  5 years.

Chlorine/Bromine based water care system
  • Hose your filter(s) off monthly OR put them in the dishwasher with no soap, no rise aid and the air dry cycle only.
  • Soak your filter(s) in a filter cleaning solution every time you drain your hot tub.

ACE Salt Water System

  • Hose your filter(s) off monthly OR put them in the dishwasher with no soap, no rise aid and the air dry cycle only.
  • Soak your filter(s) overnight in a filter cleaning solution every 4-6 months

BaquaSpa water care System

Common Sundance Spa Filters

Common Sundance Spa Filters

Other Hot Tub Filters

Other common hot tub filters include the Micro Clean II filter from Sundance Spas. This filter is disposable and should be replaced every 6-9 months. Do not clean this filter in a filter cleaning solutions.

Sundance Spas also used the Micro Clean system with a standard filter plus a small disposable white Micro Clean filter. This disposable filter should be replaced every 3-4 months. The standard filter can be cleaned as referenced above.

Many common Hot Tub Filters are available through our online store: Purchase a Hot Tub Filter today!

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Comments

  1. spa filter says:

    Cleaning hot tub filter can always be a daunting task. Thanks to this post for bringing in more useful tips. I would definitely try them out next time i clean my hot tub. Keep up the good work.

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