Everything You Should Know About Hot Tub Filters

Your hot tub filter is at Texas Hot Tub Company.

Whether you recently purchased a hot tub or have owned one for years, understanding the importance of your hot tub filter is key to maintaining clean and healthy water.

Hot tub filters serve as the first line of defense in keeping your spa clean and your water clear. But managing your hot tub’s filter system doesn’t have to be a daunting task. In fact, with a little knowledge and the right approach, it can be a simple and rewarding part of hot tub ownership.

Filters are essential for keeping your hot tub healthy, but there’s no need to be overwhelmed. Let’s look into the ins and outs of hot tub filters and how you can effortlessly maintain them.

Understanding Hot Tub Filters

The first step in demystifying hot tub filters is knowing what type you need. Fortunately, this is less complicated than it sounds. Each hot tub manufacturer, including renowned brands like Jacuzzi® hot tubs, Hot Spring® Spas, Freeflow Spas®, Artesian SpasTM, Tropic Seas Spas, and more, specifies the ideal filter for each model. These recommended filters are designed to fit perfectly and function optimally in your hot tub.

Skip the extensive online research and stick with your manufacturer’s recommendation. If you’re unsure which filter is right for your model, the experts at Texas Hot Tub Company are always ready to assist you. Plus, we have filters in stock to get your spa back in business quickly.

Regular Maintenance is Key

Now that you’ve got the perfect filter, maintaining it is your next step. The maintenance frequency largely depends on how often you enjoy your hot tub. Naturally, more usage means more frequent cleaning due to the accumulation of dirt and debris. However, a simple guideline can help keep your filter in top condition:

  • Weekly to Bi-Weekly: Give your filter a quick rinse to wash away any loose debris. Simply disconnect your filter from its dock and spray with a garden hose.
  • Monthly: Perform a more thorough cleaning of the filter to eliminate oils and greases that can build up over time. A quality filter cleaning product allows you to spray or soak your filter to loosen impurities. Then, spray with a garden hose to rinse clean per cleaner instructions.
  • Annually: Consider replacing your filter to ensure your hot tub’s cleanliness and efficiency.

Adopting a rotating filter system might be a convenient strategy for some. By alternating between two sets of filters, you can clean one while the other is in use, potentially extending the time between replacements. Remember, the clarity of your hot tub water is a good indicator of when it’s time to clean or replace your filter. If you notice the water becoming cloudy sooner than expected, it simply means your hot tub is well-loved and might need a filter change a bit earlier. This is especially true if you often have parties or higher-than-usual bather loads.

Embracing Hot Tub Maintenance

Maintaining your hot tub’s filter might initially seem like a chore, but it’s actually a straightforward process that ensures your hot tub is always ready for you to enjoy. By choosing the right filter, adhering to a regular cleaning schedule, and knowing where to find replacements, you’ll extend the life of your hot tub and enhance your soaking experience. Embrace the simplicity of filter maintenance as part of the joy of hot tub ownership, and you’ll find it’s not just about keeping the water clean — it’s about ensuring every dip is as delightful as the first.

Where to Find Hot Tub Filters & Hot Tub Supplies

When it’s time to buy a new filter or if you’re just starting out with a new spa, knowing where to purchase filters and hot tub supplies can help put your mind at ease. Texas Hot Tub Company stands out as a reliable source for top-quality filters suited to your specific model. Not only do we stock the best brands, but our knowledgeable staff can guide you to the exact filter you need. Visiting one of our award-winning showrooms in Dallas, Fort Worth, Lewisville, or Austin, offers a chance to explore a wide selection of filters and gain valuable insights into maintaining your slice of relaxation heaven. Come see us today!


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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