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How do I clean my cartridge filter?

Weekly the filter should be rinsed with a garden hose and then put back into the hot tub. Monthly the filter needs a chemical cleaning. If this is done regularly your filter should last about 2 years.

Remove the cartridge;
Rinse with a garden hose to remove loose debris. A hose-end nozzle is best – a pressure washer has too much pressure. (Note: this will not eliminate the accumulated oils);
Every time you clean your filter, use SpaGuard Filter Brite according to label instructions; allow to soak in bucket for 8-12 hours.
Thoroughly rinse the cartridge again. (Ideally, the cartridge should be allowed to dry before being returned to service);
Return the cleaned cartridge to the filter housing;
Replace the filter element as often as the manufacturer or SpaGuard Dealer recommends;

Use SpaGuard Polysheen weekly.

 This is a great tool for cleaning your cartridge filter and getting in between all those pleats. Pick one up today.

Don't forget that Vantage Pools is just a phone call away... ask us about our filter cleaning services.

If you can't stand cleaning your hot tub filter every month get us to do it for you.

Sand Filters

Sand filters can also be cleaned using a larger bag of Filter Brite. Mix the contents in a pail of water and add through the pump or skimmer basket. When the solution enters the sand filter turn the pump off for 8 - 12 hours to allow the solution to soak in the sand. This will eat away at any greases, oils, chemical build up and help to rejuvenate the sand. After the 8 - 12 hour period start the pump with the filter on 'Backwash'. After a thorough backwash, do a breif rinse cycle and then put the sand filter back to filter mode. For further details see the directions on the Filter Brite label.

For more information on Vantage Pool and Spas chemicals and products click on the links below:

BioGuard Pool Products

SpaGuard Hot Tub Products

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