Cleaning a Hot Tub Filter

How to Clean a Hot Tub Filter

Keeping you hot tub filter clean is an important aspect of owning your own jacuzzi hot tub. Although hot tubs can offer you many benefits and bring years of relaxing hydrotherapy to you and your family, they can only do so if you take good care of your spa, this includes cleaning the filters on a regular basis.

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Why You Need to Clean Your Hot Tub Filter

Cleaning you hot tub filter is much easier than you might think. However, although it is simple to clean your filters and we are going to give you some basic tips, you should always read your specific manufacturer’s instructions to learn the exact steps you need to take.

For example, many spas will require that you have the system shut down so that you don’t have any suction from the pump when removing the filter. Additionally, the steps you take to actually remove the filter will often differ as well.

Removing Hot Tub Filters

Wash Your Hot Tub Filter Thoroughly

Once you have your hot tub filter removed the first thing you need to do is wash down thoroughly with your garden hose. The point of doing this is to remove any of the larger debris that the filter has captured such as leaves, sticks, bugs, ect.

You want to make sure and use quite a bit of water pressure from the hose and makes sure to get down in between the pleats of the filter. To make things easier they actually make a hose attachment that is made specifically for cleaning hot tub filters.

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Tip: Make sure you rotate the filter while spraying it down to ensure you get all the debris off.

This is all you need to do in order to due a regular cleaning of your hot tub filter. These regular cleanings should be done once every two weeks or so depending on how often you use your spa and how exposed it is when it comes to leaves and other debris getting in the hot tub. In some cases you will be ok with just doing a good cleaning once a month.

Tip: Having a hot tub cover is a great way to help keep leaves, sticks, bugs and other debris from getting in your spa.

Doing this type of cleaning regularly is very important to keeping your hot tub running smoothly for years to come however you will on occasion need to do a more thorough cleaning.

This can be done by using one of the many different overnight filter cleaning solutions that you can get from your local pool and spa retailer. You won’t always need to use a solution but at times your filters may become clogged with things like suntan lotion and oils from skin cream or other similar products.

Tip: Doing a quick wash off before jumping in your hot tub can remove much of the oils on the skin

This is when these solutions really do the trick. You just soak your filter in the solution for 24 hours in most cases and this will dissolve the dirt and oils that have built up in the pleats of the hot tub filter.

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Replace Your Hot Tub Filter

Even with regular and maintenance you will need to replace your hot tub filters at least once every 18 months. Again this depends on the amount of use it gets, the hot tubs exposure to the outdoor elements and how often you routinely clean your filters.

Additionally, as already mentioned, always be sure to follow the manufacturers guidelines. Keeping your hot tub filters clean is going to help you get years and years of enjoyment out of your jacuzzi hot tub.




Indoor and Outdoor Inflatable Hot Tubs

Indoor and Outdoor Inflatable Hot Tubs

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What is Plug n Play

There are a large amount of plug and play spas being sold on the market today but which ones are the best?

We are going to first talk about what a plug n play spa is and why they seem to be so popular with those looking for a cheap solution to a hard shell hot tub.

As I am sure you can tell from the name of this type of hot tubs, An inflatable jacuzzi is a spa that is inflated when in use.

What makes this type of hot tub so popular is the portability,  the relatively inexpensive cost and the fact that they can be set up just about anywhere, including in your bedroom. If you have a small backyard or porch and want a jacuzzi then blowup hot tub might just be what you need.

Inflatable Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Are Portable

Additionally, because a plug and play jacuzzi hot tub can be easily set up and taken down these types of jacuzzi hot tubs are extremely portable. All you need to do is inflate the hot tub, fill it with water and plug the heater in to your nearest outlet and you are all set to enjoy your hot tub anywhere you go.


This can be very convenient if you like to take road trips in your RV or you like to do a lot of camping and you desire to always have the enjoyment that comes from sitting in a jacuzzi. Remember, if you take it camping you will need to take care that you are in a campground that has electricity to be able to utilize the heater.

Although, when at the camp site you may wish for a nice pool of cool, refreshing water to sit in and keep cool. Additionally, this is a great idea if you have kids and wish to keep them occupied while being able to watch over them.

Plug and Play Jacuzzi Hot Tubs Are Inexpensive

Another reason plug and play jacuzzi hot tubs are so popular is that they are relatively inexpensive, especially when compared to an in ground or permanent hot tub. Most styles of blowup hot tubs can seat 3-4 people and will set you back somewhere between $500 and $800, depending on the style and brand of jacuzzi you choose.

You can compare this to the price of a 3-4 person traditional style hot tub which is going to run between $3000 and $8000, of course depending on brand and model. Additionally, with a standard spa you will have to pay to have it installed.

When it comes to plug and play jacuzzi hot tubs you won’t have a lot of choices as far as looks. In general most plug n play style of hot tubs that you will find look alike. However, this does not mean they are all built with the same quality and design.


Most Popular Brands of Plug n Play Hot Tubs

Spa2Go Plug and Play Spa

The Spa2Go inflatable spa is a four person spa that inflates in minutes, uses a standard 110V outlet and heats the water to a very comfortable 104 degrees F. It is made from a material that is pull, tear and puncture-resistant and features 127 micro air jets that create a turbo-wave massage action.

The Spa2Go inflatable hot tub can be found online for just about 700 dollars.

Quick Spa Portable Hot Tub

The Quick Spa jacuzzi, also known as the Aero Spa, from Florida Pool Products Inc is a four person inflatable jacuzzi hot tub that uses a standard 110V outlet and a 900W heater to heat the water to comfortable 104 degrees F. The Aero Spa is constructed from strong 40 gauge PVC Vinyl as well as a 19 gauge durable cloth and features an Aeration Massaging bubble system which has 130 separate air jets.

The Aero Spa can be purchased at Amazon for just about $700.

Swim Time NP5868 Serenity Blowup Jacuzzi Hot Tub

This blow up hot tub is is made of durable 40 gauge PVC vinyl and 19 gauge cloth and plugs into your standard 110V outlet and 900W heater to heat the water to 104 degrees F. It can fit 4 people and comes with 130 air jets to provide lots of relaxing bubbles.

You can get the Serenity Plug and Play Jacuzzi Hot Tub online for about $550.

If you are looking for an inexpensive alternative to a hard shell style of spa or are searching for a jacuzzi that is portable then a plug n play jacuzzi hot tub may just be the answer you were looking for.