As you use your hot tub/pool or as it auto-circulates the water when not in use, it goes through the filter to help keep contaminants out of your water. The contaminants and hard water elements can collect in your filter, making it difficult for water to pass through. When this happens, it affects the performance of the Spa or pool, sometimes causing it to shut down the filtration process and occasionally the function as well.
For this reason, you should check your filter often, clean them thoroughly according to the specific directions in your manual, and replace them with new ones regularly. This is usually the cause of most service phone calls. It’s always smart to have an extra set of filters on hand.
The Spa Gallery stocks a complete line of Hot Spring® Spa filters and other filters in our store. Hot Spring® suggests that water be replaced in freshwater spas every four to six months.
Just like your bathtub, your unit requires regular cleaning. That includes cleaning the filter per handbook guidelines, regularly checking the water level and adjusting as needed, wiping down the cover on both top and underside, and cleaning the outside of the Spa with an all-purpose cleaner or 1:10 diluted bleach solution. Following the recommended cleaning guidelines will keep your spa or pool looking great well into the future.