Spa and hot tub filters should be changed regularly. While they look very mundane and unassuming, they can have a profound effect on your spa's health. If your spa is not as effective as it used to be, you might just need to change your filter. These are just a few of the symptoms you might experience that can sometimes seem fairly serious, but might have a simple remedy. When experiencing these problems, cleaning or replacing hot tub filters are often the first step in troubleshooting.

  • Poor water flow 
  • Spa filters collect debris. When they are full, water can't pass through. 
  • Murky or cloudy water -- After you check and change your filter, change your hot tub chemicals. Neglected hot tubs make the filters work harder and limit efficiency. 
  • Water isn't hot -- While hot tub heaters could be the issue, keep in mind that the water can't heat up when it's not flowing through the system. Check the filter before you assume the worst. 
  • Water temperature runs hot and cold -- When your filter is clogged or not seated properly, you may experience fluctuations. It could also be the thermostat or the spa pump.

Don't wait for problems to happen before you change your filters. How often you need to change them depends on the type of spa ro hot tub you have, what type of filters you use and whether you keep your tub running year round. Neglecting hot tub filters can lead to more permanent problems with more expensive fixes. Hot Tub Spa Supplies carries Hot Spring filters, as well as those for Solana, Tiger River and other manufacturers. If you're not sure which type to buy, check your owner's manual or ask our helpful staff.