Remembering to change your pool or hot tub filter is not easy.. Each filter is unique to the system, which can make it difficult to determine when to change the filter. However, changing your filter can make a significant difference for the health of both your system and those enjoying the system.
When determining to change your filters the first step is to look at your owner’s manual. Some filters need to be thrown away after use while other filters are able to be reused.
If you don’t have the owner’s manual, check the filter you are currently using in your system. We recommend checking your filter every 2 weeks to ensure there is no damage to your system.
It is important to know when to change your filter and to make sure you do it regularly. If you are not able to keep up with filter changes, you could end up with muddy water and it could cause a system failure. The majority of pool and spa filters last about 3 months. Some may last longer, however, since every system is unique, you’ll want to check to see what your pool or spa requires.
A standard Cellulose filter can last up to 2 years, but require a significant amount of maintenance. This type of filter requires you clean it every two weeks. For optimal use, you will want to soak your filter every 2 months to kill any lingering bacteria.
Not cleaning your filter or changing it regularly can void the warranty on your system. How often you use your system, and the climate you live in, are both important factors in determining how often you should change your filter. Someone who uses their pool or spa daily will need to change their filter twice as much as someone who uses it every other day. This can be due to the warm water encouraging the growth of bacteria from body oils.
It may be a good idea to keep an extra filter on hand in the case you discover your filter needs an immediate change. Having a clean system can save you time and money. Here is a link to our pool and spa filters to make sure your system is clean and working correctly.