View Full Version : i have to clean my filter every few days Why?
04-13-2009, 06:27 AM
My spa filter gets dirty every few days and i have to clean it. This seems excessive to me- i never had to clean them this much before.
Well i have to ask ...before what ? You say that you never had to clean them so often before. Before what ? What are you doing different now?
What chems are you using -and how often are you using the spa? also who else uses the spa?
04-13-2009, 05:23 PM
Well i use chlorine and brite and clear. I have a new ozone unit. My daughter has moved back in so we do have one more user.
I see a couple of potential issues.
One is the Bright and Clear, use it sparingly - you have an ozonator -let it do the work. If you use to much B&C it can gum up your filter also if you have more users than usual and if they have make-up , or sun tan lotions, or get their hair wet by dunking their head in the spa water. These oily products wind up in your water -and if your using Bright and Clear daily -this will coagulate the small particles in the filter before the ozone has a chance to oxidize it out.
Second issue is the added bather -- yes we use that term for a reason. Just one new person can totally change your spas water make up, and if that one person has a friend over it gets even worse.
You should lay down some rules -- 1 - quick rinse before you get into the spa-- its not a bath tub so dont use it like it is.
2-- No lotions or make up in the spa --PERIOD--
3--after each use -have the daughter toss in a table spoon of chlorine powder. Since you dont know how often she is really using the spa -put that responsibility on her--that way you can maintain based on your use.
try this out and see if it gets better.
04-13-2009, 05:38 PM
Wow , i had no idea. Thanks for the info . I will give it a try .
Thanks again Allyson
05-19-2011, 09:49 AM
If none of that works just get a new filter.
08-20-2011, 01:03 PM
Hello: I am new. I was given a used Vita Spa (L700C). In the process of cleaning. Don't laugh but I don't know where the filter is. Read manual it only told how to clean it. Help anyone on possible location of the filter?
08-22-2011, 09:02 AM
There usually will be a filter lid on top of spa that you remove to access the filter (http://www.hottubworks.com/HotTubSpaFilters/Filter_Search.php). Some filters thread into a fitting while other fit over a pipe. Somtimes the cover over the filter skimmer area is the made out of the same acrylic finish as the inside the spa.
08-23-2011, 08:45 AM
We also have this information that may be very helpful under our Tool Box section on our home page. You can also email me a picture of your spa and I can help you locate it. My email is email@example.com. Here is the information from our Tool Box on locating your filter and maintaining it.