Cleaning a hot tub or spa will help you enjoy it for years to come. It’s not as much work as you think and it will keep your hot tub in great condition.

Cleaning a Hot Tub FilterCleaning a hot tub or spa

Most companies recommend that you clean your hot tub’s filters about once each month (See filter rotation). It’s not necessary to replace your filter every time it gets dirty. In fact cleaning your filter on a regular basis will lengthen the life of the filter. With each filter there will be specific care instructions provided by the manufacturer. Take care to follow these instructions exactly. Filter cleaning a hot tub filter is important because dirt and debris trapped in your hot tub’s filter can slow the flow of water and affect the performance of the spa.

Most standard filters can be removed and sprayed with a garden hose or filter wand attachment. Spray into the filter pleats and remove any trapped dirt and particles. Many standard filters can also be soaked in filter cleaner. The process is simple: place the filter inside a bucket with a solution of Bear Strip & water and allow the dirt and particles to float into the water. After soaking, the filter should be sprayed thoroughly again to remove any remaining dirt and cleaner.

You may want to buy an additional filter to keep on hand. This way, you can allow one filter to soak, put the replacement filter in, and use your hot tub right away. Inserting a dry filter each time may have the added benefit of keeping your spa’s lines clean. Allowing filters to dry completely after cleaning will help destroy any resident microorganisms.

Clean you hot tub’s filter every month with a hose and, if needed, in Bear Strip filter cleaning solution.

Your Acrylic Shell

It’s a good idea to drain and clean your hot tub or spa every three months. If you have an acrylic hot tub shell, it’s simple to clean, and you can be assured that the non-porous surface won’t allow dirt, soapy film, or germs to penetrate. Simply use a mild cleaner like Wipe Out, and wipe your acrylic shell with a damp sponge, cloth or spa cleaning mitts. Do Not use an abrasive cleaner or applicator, or a product that contains bleach.

If you want to clean the acrylic above the water line while the water is still in the hot tub, be sure to use a natural enzyme product recommended by the hot tub manufacturer. Be wary of household soaps and cleaners because they may change the water chemistry.

Drain and clean your hot tub every three months. Be sure you are using the right kind of cleaner. Ask our Teddy Bear Lab Tec’s about System Flush to flush all the hot tub lines.

Your Vinyl CoverBear Spa Cover Rejuvenator

Because your hot tub cover is exposed to the elements, We recommend using Bear Spa Cover Rejuvenator to extend its life and look of your vinyl cover. Clean your cover and apply protector each time you clean your spa’s filter. Remember to use the cleaner only on the top of the cover; you don’t want to interfere with your water chemistry. To clean the under side spray with a garden hose and air-dry the cover.


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