Everything You Should Know About Hot Tub Filters

Other than adding chemicals to your water, filters are one of the most intimidating parts about hot tub ownership. Unless you have a fish tank, a pool, or some other body of water, filters just aren’t something we are familiar with. But, you don’t need to be afraid of your hot tub filter. Once you learn how to take care of it, it’ll be a breeze. So, without further ado, here’s everything you should know about hot tub filters.

What kind of filter do I need?

The first question that probably pops into your mind when it comes to hot tub filters is “What kind of filter do I need?” Here’s some good news for you: it’s not actually that complicated. Every hot tub manufacturer, like Jacuzzi®, recommends a specific filter for each of their hot tubs. This filter is guaranteed to fit in your hot tub and work well for it. So get off Google, and put away your research. It’s already done for you. Just use the filter that is recommended. And if you’re not sure which filter is recommended, our team at Texas Hot Tub Company is happy to help.

How often should I clean the filter?

Alright, alright, so we don’t need to worry about what filter to get anymore, but what about cleaning it? Unfortunately, that answer isn’t quite as straight forward. There isn’t a one-size-fits-all cleaning schedule for hot tub filters. It truly depends on how often you use the hot tub. The filter gets dirty when you use your hot tub, so the more you use it, the more you’ll have to clean it. 

Even though there is no set schedule for hot tub filter cleaning, there is a good rule of thumb:

  • Rinse the filter every week or two.
  • Clean the filter once a month.
  • Replace the filter every year.

By following this rule of thumb, you’ll keep your filter (and your water) as clean as possible. But again, your exact schedule may vary. You may decide to have two sets of filters when you clean. So, every month you alternate filters and give the other set time to dry out. You’ll still have to rinse and clean the filters just as often, but it may be two years before you need to replace the filter sets.

Or, you may start noticing cloudy hot tub water sooner than one year after changing the filter. If that’s the case, that’s okay! It just means you’ve been enjoying your hot tub often. But, you will need to change your filter sooner than planned.

Where can I get hot tub filters?

The last part of everything you should know about hot tub filters is knowing where to buy them. Whether you’re looking for a new hot tub or just a new filter, Texas Hot Tub Company has you covered. At Texas Hot Tub Company, we only sell the best brands, and our expert team will know the exact filter you need for your hot tub. Stop by one of our award winning showrooms today to get your new filter or learn more information on how to perfectly maintain your favorite space of relaxation.


The 2019 Limelight Collection Owner’s Manual will help you understand your spa’s features, and answer questions you might have regarding spa operation, water care, and maintenance. There is also a troubleshooting section included for your convenience.  

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