What do HotSpring Spas do better than anyone else? Filtration

A well maintained hot tub filtration system is a crucial aspect of getting the most out of your investment. Working silently in the background, trapping particles and contaminants, a filtration system keeps your spa water sparkling clean and prolongs the life of your hot tub.

What Is a Hot Tub Filtration System?

The filtration system is in place to do one thing: it is there to catch unwanted debris and contaminants that find their way into your hot tub’s water. In doing so, it helps to protect you and your family from bacteria and contaminants as well as protect the hot tub itself by preventing mineral build-up or objects from being pulled into the pumping system. Operating a hot tub without a filter can cause damage and will shorten the life of the spa.
Take Away: Filtration is critical to the function and enjoyment of your hot tub.

Maintaining Your Hot Tub Filters

As you operate your spa, water will be continuously pumped through the filtration system, trapping debris and contaminants. Most hot tub filters are produced as cartridges that allow for easy installation, removal, and cleaning. Cartridge filters typically consist of a cylindrical core structure and are wrapped with a pleated material (polyester or other materials). This pleated material creates many surface folds that increase the surface area and allows for greater water filtration. Newer ceramic fiber technology has been utilized in cartridge filter construction, as in the TRI-X filter specifically and lasts 2 to 4 years longer and offer double the surface area of other polyester based counterparts. That’s twice the cleaning power of other filters this size. The debris and contaminants trapped within the filter will remain in place until they are cleaned out. Regular filter cleaning will keep them effective and prolong their use. Ignoring filter cleaning will put unnecessary stress on your hot tub pumps and heating system.
Take Away: A quality filter along with regular inspection and cleaning will prolong the life of both the filters and the spa.

How To Clean Hot Tub Filters

It is important to keep filters clean and to replace them when necessary. Fortunately, modern filter cartridges are straightforward and easy to clean. Often requiring little more than a thorough rinse with a garden hose.

Filter Type: Polyester Filter Cartridge

Monthly Cleaning: Rinse with a garden hose every month and inspect the filter for signs of wear and tear. Using an instant filter cleaner spray can also help to break up oils and other stubborn particles. Deep Cleaning: Every time you drain your hot tub, soak the filters in the cleaning solution your dealer recommends. Replacement: Replace every 2-3 years, depending on usage and visible wear.

Filter Type: Ceramic Fiber Filter Cartridge

Monthly Cleaning: Rinse with a garden hose every month and inspect the filter for signs of wear and tear. Using an instant filter cleaner spray can also help to break up oils and other stubborn particles. Deep Cleaning: Every time you drain your hot tub, soak the filters in the cleaning solution your dealer recommends. Replacement: Replace every 4-6 years, depending on usage and visible wear. How often you will need to clean and replace your filters will depend on how often your hot tub is used and the number of people who use it. More use and more people will result in more contaminants being introduced into your spa system. Regular monthly filter inspection and cleaning will keep your spa water clean and will allow you to catch failing or damaged filters early. Owning two sets of filters is worth it. This will allow you swap in a fresh clean filter while you thoroughly clean and inspect the soiled filter without having any downtime for your spa.

Superior Filters Matter

Just like most products, taking a chance on generic brand filters will leave you less satisfied and cost you more money. You’ll likely be replacing them multiple times a year because they simply capture fewer contaminants and wear out faster.
Take Away: Exceptionally clean spa water requires exceptional filters.
With a quality HotSpring filter, you may enjoy: • Clearer, cleaner water • Increased jet power • Easier maintenance • Improved circulation and heating • More efficient energy use • Spa water is constantly moving, therefore spa filters are constantly cleaning.

Creative Energy & Hot Spring Spas Know Filtration

Creative Energy is proud to be the Bay Area’s exclusive Hot Spring Spas dealer. Hot Spring is America’s #1 selling hot tub brand and has been on the forefront of spa technology for over 40 years. Hot Spring’s hot tub filtration system will ensure your water stays crystal clear and you get the most out of your investment. For a limited time, take advantage of our Clean & Clear Water Event to receive FREE filters for LIFE. Call or stop by one of our award-winning showrooms today to learn more!