Taking Care Of Eco Pur Spa Cartridge Filters

One of the key elements to your home spa is its filters. They play a vital role in keeping your water clean. A Master Spa Eco Pur filter does the job of removing debris such as hair, dirt, leaves and other impurities from the water in your hot tub. It’s important to run your hot tub at least once a day for about 15 to 20 minutes to circulate the water through your filters, so the Master Spa Eco Pur filter can do its job and keep your hot tub water sparkling clean. Taking care of the cartridge filter is essential to maintaining care of your hot tub and prolong the life of your home spa overall.  

Prolong The Life of Your Filters

Regular cleaning and rinsing of filters will help remove bigger debris from the cartridge. If you give your filters a good rinse on a regular basis, it’s recommended that you soak the filter in a cleaning solution about once every three to four months. Avoid using household chemicals, but instead use the ones specifically design for filter cleaning. Keeping the filters clean will help to remove calcium content in the water. A high calcium content and imbalanced pH levels lead to a increase calcium build up on the filter cartridge. Regular monitoring of pH levels help to maintain proper levels. Use a stain and scale controller to decrease calcium build up. When you lower the amount of mineral build up on your Eco Pur Filter, you will lower the impact on the filter paper, which causes corrosion by the minerals. Furthermore, it’s important to maintain the proper amount of sanitizer levels in your hot tub. If your water’s chlorine or bromine levels are too concentrated, the sanitizers can corrode filter paper, causing small holes and tears which would allow debris to bypass the filter.  Make sure to test your water’s chemistry regularly and maintain the parts per million concentration suggested in your hot tub’s owner’s manual. In case something does happen to your filter, it’s recommended that you keep some back-up Master Spa Eco Pur filters on hand, just in case. That way, if you need to replace a filter it won’t prolong the use of your hot tub. ----- Editor’s Note: This article was originally published on May 25, 2013 and has been updated in order to provide a more detailed description of filter maintenance practices.