Your Spa Systems

Your spa is equipped with powerful systems to help keep the spa water clear and inviting. ​ Spas use a strong pump and motor to circulate the water and pass it through a filter. ​ The motor also runs the jets to help provide the relaxing, bubbling experience that spa owners love.

Circulation and Filtration

  • Every day, bacteria and other contaminants can find their way into your spa water. ​ Proper circulation will help prevent these contaminants from becoming problems. ​ As the water circulates it passes through the filter and the suspended particles are trapped there. ​ The circulation system also helps distribute the Spa Essentials® products that kill bacteria, prevent problems and keep the water sparkling clear.

What You Need To Do

  • Run your spa's circulation system every day. ​ Check your spa owner's manual to determine how long the circulation system should run or ask your Spa Essentials dealer for advice.
  • If your spa has a separate circulation pump that runs continuously, make sure your system is always in good working order.
  • Many spa problems are caused by poor filtration. ​ A spa filter that is working properly will help keep the water clear by capturing the hair, oils and cosmetics that wash off people when they use the spa. ​ If the spa filter is dirty or clogged, it cannot remove this debris and the material will remain in the water. ​ Most spas have a cartridge filter. ​ Check your owner's manual for information on how to remove the filter for cleaning. ​ Typically you should clean the filter every four to six weeks.

How to Clean Your Filter

  • Remove the cartridge filter.
  • Rinse the filter with a garden hose to remove loose debris. ​ A spray nozzle will work best. ​ Do not use a pressure washer as this may damage the filter elements.
  • Every time you clean your filter, use Spa Essentials Filter & Cartridge Cleaner to dissolve and loosen the built-up oil and dirt.
  • Thoroughly rinse the cartridge again. (Allow the filter to dry before replacing it in the spa. ​ Many spa owners prefer to have an extra filter to use while cleaning the dirty one.)
  • Return the cleaned cartridge to the filter housing.
  • Replace the filter element as often as the manufacturer or your Spa Essentials dealer recommends.

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