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Cleaning your hot tub filter is a vital part of hot tub maintenance and plays a key role in keeping your tub's water safe and clean. While cleaning your hot tub filter may seem complex and cumbersome, it can actually be quite simple—particularly if you have a good set of instructions at your disposal. This article will walk you through the most common ways to keep your tub's filter spotless.

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Tip 1: Annual Replacement

Regardless of how clean you keep your tub's filter, it is imperative that you replace it at least once a year. In addition to putting a severe strain on your tub's pump, worn-out tub filters are unable to properly trap contaminants. Nothing lasts forever—, especially tub filters.

Tip 2: Basic Rinsing

Your tub's filter should be given a thorough rinsing once every 2 weeks. If you make frequent use of your tub, however, you may want to utilize this method of filter-cleaning on a somewhat more frequent basis. This method is very simple and can often be accomplished with nothing more than a garden hose. Taking care to remove every speck of dirt, use the hose to give your filter a vigorous soaking. If the filter is particularly dirty, all-natural cleaning products can be used in conjunction with this method. It is also important to rinse your filter off in this fashion whenever you change the water in your tub, regardless of how recently its last cleaning took place.

Tip 3: Filter-Cleaning Cartridges

If you want to keep your tub's filter clean but aren't a big fan of elbow grease, filter-cleaning cartridges may be right up your alley. Simply attach these cartridges to your garden hose, then attach your filter to the cartridge and spray. As you spray the hose, the cartridge will gently rotate, meticulously cleaning every inch of the filter. Within minutes, your filter should be as good as new.

Tip 4: Cleaning Products

If your tub's filter is exceptionally dirty—or plagued with an all-too-common buildup of calcium scales—you may want to consider incorporating the aid of cleaning products. Acid Magic is particularly well-respected among filter cleaners, as it has proven extremely effective in laying waste to caked-on dirt and calcium. Should you decide to use cleaning products for filter cleaning, it is strongly advised that you chose something all-natural and make sure that the product is intended for cleaning filters. Chemicals and detergents found in many household products can cause foaming problems with the water in your hot tub, so when scrubbing that filter, Mother Nature is a responsible hot tub owner's best friend.

Tip 5: Mistakes to Avoid

When cleaning your hot tub filter, there are several things you should avoid. First off, do not attempt to clean your hot tub filter in a washing machine or dishwasher, as the immense water pressure can damage the filter irreparably. Secondly, do not try to clean your filter with bleach or laundry detergents, as they will cause severe foaming problems with your hot tub's water, much like other commercial cleaning products.

We supply a number of chemicals, filters and other accessories such as steps and cover lifters. These can either be purchased by calling in to the showroom, visiting the website or over the phone.

If we don’t have a particular item in stock that you have ordered, we will do our best to find out when the earliest possible date would be for us to receive it and get back to you as quickly as possible.

If you order your accessories via the website or over the phone, we will aim to send them out the same day via Parcel Force on an Express 24 delivery, so you receive them as soon as possible. when we have obtained the tracking number, we will contact you to let you know what the number is so you can also keep track of your delivery.

Frequently Asked Questions

At Hot Tub Liverpool we have a range of hot tubs to suit every budget, but it depends on what you are looking for in a hot tub. We have 13amp plug and play hot tubs that are perfect for socialising with friends and family, or we have the more powerful 32amp tubs which offer a hydrotherapy massage. Our 13amp tubs start from £3,495.00 and the 32amp tubs start from £5,995.00.

There are several health & wellness benefits to owning a hot tub. They help you to relax and relieve stress due to the warm water. They can help to improve your skin and circulation as when you sweat it will remove toxins, creating a detox. Also, the massage jets can help if you have muscle pain from a sports injury or just general aching muscles from everyday life, the massage jets are also great for relieving back and joint pain.

There are many different factors as to how much a hot tub will cost to run. It depends on the tub you choose, If you choose a higher range model of tub we would estimate that your costs would roughly be £1.20-£1.50 per day, this, however, may be different for different tubs etc. this is because of the quality of the insulation used, helping to retain as much heat as possible. The lower range, we estimate would cost roughly £3.00 per day. These, however, are just estimates. There are many things you can do to keep your hot tub running costs as low as possible. For example, make sure that your hot tub has a cover that fits perfectly, this will help to keep the heat in. If you are going away on holiday or not planning to use the tub for a period of time, we would advise turning the temperature down, this is also a good way for reducing costs. Also, your tub will probably be set at a lower temperature during the summer months than in the winter so your costs may change seasonally.

13amp hot tubs are not as powerful as 32amp tubs, meaning that the massage benefits are not as good, having said that a 13amp tub still provides the relaxation benefits due to the warm water. A 13amp hot tub will plug into a regular household socket, which is why they are often referred to as ‘plug and play’ hot tubs.  A 32amp hot tub will provide a more powerful hydrotherapy massage experience. 32amp tubs need to have a dedicated electrical supply, which means you need to contact a qualified Electrician to come and do this for you.

Most hot tub deliveries are straightforward and can be manoeuvred on a sleigh, sometimes it may be necessary to remove a fence panel between gardens and get it in through a neighbour's garden, and in cases where access is minimal, a crane will be required. We work with a local crane company that will get your hot tub in as safely and efficiently as possible. 

This depends on how powerful your hot tub heating element is, it also depends on the temperature you want it to be set at, the lower the temperature the less time it will take. Also, if the hot tub is covered with a good fitting heat retaining cover it will take less time to heat up. We would say that it would take anywhere between 8 to 12 hours to heat your hot tub, depending on the ambient temperature also.

Keeping your hot tub clean is essential to prolonging the life of your tub. There are different chemicals that you need to do different things. Chlorine or Bromine are both effective at killing bacteria that may occur in the water, Bromine is often used by people who suffer from sensitive skin as it doesn’t cause irritation. We sell a variety of hot tub chemicals and filters in our showroom.

Yes you will! When our Engineers deliver your hot tub, they will provide a full installation and tuition service, they will go through the chemicals with you and show you how much to use and when to use them, they will also show you how to test the water to see if it needs more or less of a chemical.

When deciding where to place your hot tub there are a number of factors to consider. Like the weight of it, the weight of the tub with water and people in it and the structural foundation of the base you are sitting it on.  Ideally, a completely flat and level concrete base would be perfect for positioning your hot tub, but you can also place your tub on decking if you have additional reinforcements in place to support the weight.

We would only recommend switching your hot tub off if you are not going to be using it for a long period of time. Turning it on and off all the time is not energy efficient and will cost you more in running costs in the long run. If you are going on holiday for a week or so we would, however, recommend turning the temperature down a few degrees, this will help to keep the tub running efficiently and help to keep your running costs down.