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How to change your hot tub filter
A hot tub is an excellent investment for your home, giving you the opportunity to relax and enjoy the therapeutic benefits in the comfort of your own space. However, to ensure proper operation and prolong the life of your hot tub, regular and accurate maintenance is essential. One of the most important aspects of this maintenance is changing the filter.
Steps to follow for hot tub maintenance and filter replacement
The following are the steps you must follow to perform this task correctly and safely:
- Disconnect Power: Before beginning any maintenance work, be sure to disconnect power to the hot tub. This is essential to avoid possible electrical accidents during the process.
- Locate the filter cover: The filter cover is usually located on the outside of the hot tub near the pump. Once located, carefully remove it. This may involve removing a few screws or simply turning the cover counterclockwise.
- Remove the filter float: The filter float is located inside the unit and must be removed to allow proper removal of the filter cartridge. Follow the specific instructions for your hot tub model to safely remove the float.
- Unscrew the cartridge filter: Once the float has been removed, unscrew the cartridge filter from the filter body. This step may vary depending on your hot tub model, but generally involves turning counterclockwise to unscrew the filter.
- Install the new filter cartridge: Take the new filter cartridge and place it into the filter body. Make sure it is correctly aligned and then carefully thread it clockwise until it is tight.
- Replace the float and filter cap: Once the new filter cartridge is in place, replace the float and make sure it is correctly adjusted. Then put the filter cap back in its original position and tighten it securely.
- Turn the power back on: Once you have completed all of the above steps, turn the power back on to the hot tub. This will allow you to verify that everything is working properly. Be sure to check your hot tub manual for specific instructions on how to turn the power back on.
It is essential to follow these steps carefully and attentively to avoid damage to the filter and hot tub. In addition, it is recommended that the filter be changed on a regular basis, according to the manufacturer’s instructions or as recommended by a hot tub maintenance professional. This will ensure optimum hot tub performance and prolong the life of your hot tub.
Additional accessories for the maintenance of your spa
In addition to regular filter changes, there are other accessories that can make it easier to maintain and clean your hot tub. Here are two products specially designed to help you with these tasks:
- Filter Cleaner Kit: Cleaning hot tub cartridge filters is usually done with pressure hoses. However, the Filter Cleaner Kit is an innovative product that makes this process easier, cleaner and more effective. This kit adapts to all Aquavia Spa filters. All you have to do is connect a hose to the kit and place the filter in the correct position in order to automatically clean the filter and leave it looking as good as new. No electrical connection is required, making it easy, practical and clean.
- Pool Cleaner Kit: Hot tubs installed outside your home often get dirty with leaves, dust and other elements that settle on the bottom. Cleaning this dirt is not possible without the Cleaner Kit. This accessory allows you to clean the bottom of the hot tub mechanically. In as little as 5 minutes, you will leave the bottom of your hot tub clean of any debris. This kit also includes a corner vacuum attachment, a handy brush to clean the hot tub’s surface, and a leaf catcher to remove the dirt from the surface.
Remember that proper maintenance of your hot tub not only contributes to its optimum performance, but will also allow you to enjoy the benefits of relaxation and self-care in your home for a long time to come. Always consult your hot tub manual for specific instructions, and if you have any questions or difficulties, do not hesitate to seek the assistance of a qualified hot tub service technician. With proper care, your hot tub will become a haven of relaxation and wellness in your home.