A swim spa can be an amazing addition to your home, as it provides the perfect space to workout, swim, relax and more. To keep it in top condition, you must take care of its running parts, one of which is the filter. Responsible for keeping the water clean† and clear, a filter is one of the most important aspects of a swim spa to keep it in good condition. Below, we’ll go over everything you need to know to make your swim spa filter last longer.
The Importance of Swim Spa Filter Maintenance
The first reason why taking care of a swim spa’s filter is so important has to do with the fact that, of course, it removes all of the dirt, debris, and other contaminants that can build up in the water. This means that you’ll have less work to do when it comes time to clean† the swim spa.
The second reason is that it helps to keep the water clear. If the water is murky or cloudy, it can mean that there’s some sort of imbalance that should be addressed. The third reason is that it helps to keep the water safe and at the ideal pH levels (between 7.4 -7.6). If there are contaminants in the water and if the chemical balance is off, it can potentially cause health problems.
Can You Extend the Lifespan of the Filter?
On average, a swim spa filter will last for about 6 to 12 months. The actual lifespan will vary depending on several factors, including how often the swim spa is used, the quality of the filter media, and of course, how well you take care of it. In the best-case scenario, your swim spa filter can last up to 18 months. After that, you need to replace the filter with a new one.
But how do you know when it’s time to change the filter sooner than what was mentioned above? There are a few signs that can indicate that the filter is no longer working properly and needs to be replaced. Some of these signs include:
- The water is murky or cloudy
- There is a noticeable decrease in the water’s clarity
- The presence of a bad odour
- There are particles floating in the water
The moment you notice any of these signs, it’s important to change the filter as soon as possible. For any additional questions you might have on how to maintain different parts of your spa, you can reach out to your local spa dealer for assistance.
Maintenance Tips to Extend the Lifespan of the Filter
Now that we’ve discussed the importance of taking care of your swim spa filter, let’s talk about some maintenance tips that can help extend its lifespan. Here are a few things you can do:
Have a consistent cleaning† schedule
Depending on how often you use the swim spa, you should clean† the filter every one to two weeks. This involves removing the filter from the swim spa and using a hose to remove any accumulated debris. You can also use a filter brush to scrub away any stubborn dirt. Get in touch with your local spa dealer for more swim spa cleaning† tips.
Inspect the filter regularly
You should also inspect the filter every few weeks to make sure that it’s in good condition. Look for any cracks or tears in the media, and make sure that there’s no damage to the O-ring.
Keep the swim spa covered when not in use
This is one of the best things you can do to extend the lifespan of the filter and the entire swim spa. When the swim spa is covered, it protects it from dirt, debris, and other contaminants. This means there’s less build-up on the filter, which lengthens its lifespan.
Have a filter rotation system
If you have multiple filters, it’s a good idea to have a filter rotation system. This means that you’ll only use one filter at a time, and you’ll rotate them out so that they can all last longer.
By following these maintenance tips, you can help to extend the lifespan of your swim spa filter. This, in turn, will save you money in the long run and ensure that you can enjoy your swim spa for years to come.
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