How Do I Clean My Hot Tub Filter(s)?

Hot tub filters are essential to maintaining clean water and ensuring proper performance of your hot tub. Dirty, clogged or worn-out filters will fail to trap contaminants and put a strain on your spa’s jet pumps.

Your genuine Watkins® filters are designed to last 2 to 3 years. Here’s how to take care of them.

Once a month, it’s a good idea to remove your hot tub filters and spray them with a garden hose to remove any debris that may have accumulated between the folds.

Whenever you change out the water in your hot tub, give your filters a full cleaning. Remove them from the spa and spray away any debris that has accumulated between the folds with a garden hose.

Soak the filters in a spa filter degreaser (see package instructions for the product you’re using). After soaking the filters, spray them clean and replace.

Do not use a pressure washer or dishwasher to clean your filters.

Tip: You can avoid any spa down time by owning two sets of filters. Simply switch the filters to be cleaned with your other set. Then clean and store the set you’ve removed.

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