What Do You Know About Spa Filtration?
Do you know how to properly filter your hot tub or swim spa? Learning about filtration is vital to keeping clean, healthy spa water.
Filtration is Important
Another Key Factor
Another key part of filtration is how long your spa's filtration is set for. Don't hesitate to give your pool/spa professional a call with questions regarding an adjustment to your spa's filtration or refer to your owners manual. When your spa is cloudy, we recommend that you ensure your spa filteration system is running at least six to eight hours a day. If your water isn't cloudy, again, filtration depends on usage.
- You should set your filtration for 8 hours/day for the first month when starting on our enzymes or any time the water is cloudy.
- After the first month on our enzymes, and the water is clear, you can slowly back your filtration hours down to no less than 4 hours/day, as long as your water remains clear. If it does not stay clear, bump the amount of filtration hours up a little more.
- Check your owner’s manual or the manufacturer's website for directions on adjusting your filtering times.
If your spa is only used about once a week, two hours is likely enough to keep your spa clear. If your spa is used more than that, you should run the spa's filtration system about four to eight hours a day.
Here's a Quick Checklist
- You should clean your hot tub filters 1x/week for the first 4-6 weeks with a garden hose and pressure nozzle.
- After that time, if your water is clear, clean your filters every 2 weeks with a garden hose. A special filter cleaner is not necessary. Using a commercial filter cleaner could cause foaming in your spa if there is any residual residue in the filter.
- If, after cleaning your filters, they do not come back to white or if they have any kind of odor, soak for 1 hour in 1 cup of bleach or vinegar, per filter, and enough water to cover the filter. Then rinse and replace.
Different factors will help make the determination regarding how long your hot tub should be running and what is right for you specifically. If you're having trouble, increase the amount of time your hot tub or swim spa is filtering and see if it makes a difference.
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