From time to time, as part of maintenance, we need to spend a little time cleaning equipment.
Things get dirty. Things start to clog up. Things need to be cleaned out to make sure everything is running tip top.
So, you want to set some schedule to clean out all parts of your inflatable hot tub.
So, let's begin this reasoning with what the definition of the word filter is. The Oxford online dictionary has the following definition for the word filter:
A porous device for removing impurities or solid particles from a liquid or gas passed through it.
A porous device for removing impurities or solid particles from a liquid, in this case, water. The filter is removing anything from the water to make it an enjoyable experience for you.
This is something you want to happen - so you can imagine now how important it is to clean, or replace any filters.
The suggested time is between every use of your portable lazy spa. Take from the Lay-Z-Spa site (the brand Lay-Z-Spa, which is different to when I refer to lazy spa - where I am referring not to a brand but all inflatable hot tubs, or spa's).
After every use, you should remove the filters and give them a wash to clean this dirt off the filter. They also suggest that you change your filters every few weeks depending on your hot tub usage.
Doing this should keep those filters clean and, even more importantly keep your water clean for an enjoyable hot tub experience.
One other tip is to show before you use your spa. That way you're clearing away any dirt (and dead skin) that would otherwise be transferred into your spa.
So, you're probably wondering what would happen if you left your filter a little longer, maybe not replace it for a longer period.
If you choose not to wash out your filters. This can result in them becoming soiled and clogged which will ultimately constrict water flow. This would then put extra strain on the pump motor and potentially cause a mechanical breakdown.
Poor filter care and maintenance is the number one cause of pump/heater failure. So ensuring they are clean or replacing when required is going to improve the longevity of your portable hot tub, as well as making it more enjoyable for you.
Remember, looking after your items means you will get longer and more enjoyment out of it. Look after your spa and it will look after you.