Crystal clear, clean water is important in your hot tub. Whether you are a first time spa owner or you are refilling your spa after a drain and refill, water purity is key. You might experience water issues right from the start when filling your hot tub water directly from your garden hose. A pre-filter is a wonderful way to reduce contaminants in your water, so you are getting the freshest, cleanest fill water for your pool or spa. Below, we display a pre-filter comparison chart to help you decide which one is best for you.
Pre-Filter Benefits – Removal of Impurities
Water from your backyard hose can contain many impurities. Some impurities could be: treatment chemicals, dissolved solids, bacteria algae, mold spores, toxic organic compounds, chlorine by-products, and volatile organic compounds. These can all be eliminated or lessened by the use of a pre-filter.
Pre-Filter Benefits – Metal Removal
Our pre-fiters are specifically designed to remove damaging metals from any water supply. Protect any pool or spa from the unsightly brown, green, and gray stains caused by metals like iron and copper. Trap metals before they reach the pool or spa.
Using a pre-filter can help you ensure that you are filling your pool or spa with the cleanest possible water, potentially reducing the amount of start-up chemicals needed to have balanced water conditions. In areas of high metal concentration, total metal removal is not guaranteed, though it is usually drastically reduced with the use of a pre-filter.
Pre-Filters – How They Work
Pre-filters connect through a male end garden hose connector and are easy to use. Simply connect the filter to your backyard hose, flush until water runs clean (about 25 seconds) and then fill your hot tub or pool. After use, detach and allow to drain. Replace the caps on the filter until next use.
The key to using any pre-filter is to fill slowly. The slower the fill, the more effective the process. They are designed to be reusable, perfect for spas or pools, and filter up to 10,000 gallons or 37,854 liters before needing to be replaced. High sediment water can shorten the filter life. If water flow becomes restricted, replace the filter. Once activated, your pre-filter will be fully effective for up to 2 years.
The key to using either of these two filters is to fill slowly. The slower the fill, the more effective the process.
|Turbo Ion Exchange Pre-Filter||Max FE Ultra C-6 Pre-Filter|
|Capacity 8,000 |
– Specifically designed to soften
water. Pulls out hardness. Pulls out metals. Traps calcium.
– Source water high in chlorine or
chloramines will shorten its life.
– Removes: Scale, calcium, magnesium, iron, lead, copper, and other
heavy metals including:
chloramines, hydrogen sulfide, and many other harmful contaminants.
– Additionally, the Ultra C6-55
pre-filter can be attached to the
Turbo Ion Exchange pre-filter
for the ultimate pure water fill,
since each one does something
different. High sediment will
shorten the filter life.
|Capacity 10,000 |
– Best at removing chlorine &
– GAC – Activated Carbon Filter
– Reacts with calcium to reduce
– Great for camping water if the
water is biologically safe.
– Effectively reduces:
Aluminum, arsenic, bacteria,
barium, cadmium, calcium,
chromium III, chromium VI,
endrin, hydrogen sulfide, iron,
lead, lindane, mercury, methoxy-
chlor, odor, radon, selenium,
sil vex 2, 4, 5-TP, toxaphene,
2, 4-D pesticide, THM’s, and VOC’s.
Whether you are using city water or well water, having a pre-filter can help you fill your hot tub or pool with the cleanest, purest water. This allows you to balance your water easier and get you back into your warm relaxing oasis as soon as possible.