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Cartridge Filter Care

Maintaining your cartridge filter correctly is crucial for both its longevity and effectiveness. The lifespan of a filter cartridge is directly influenced by how well you take care of it. Factors like soaps, chemicals, sweat, body fats, oils, and even tiny particles like dust and dirt can lead to filter clogging.

For spa owners, it's especially important to regularly clean the cartridge filter, as the hot water in spas can accelerate the clogging process compared to pools.

Tips for Extending Your Cartridge Filter's Life:

  • Always follow the manufacturer's cleaning guidelines for your specific cartridge.
  • Avoid using a stiff brush to clean the filter, as it can damage the material.
  • Consider having two cartridges and rotating them to extend their lifespan significantly.
  • Keep the water chemistry in your spa or pool well-balanced to minimize wear on the filter.

Step-by-Step Cleaning Guide:

  1. Remove the cartridge from its filter housing or skimmer box.
  2. Use a garden hose to wash the filter, starting from the top and working your way down.
  3. Soak the cartridge in a specialised cleaning solution, available at your local Spa & Pool store, for at least an hour—overnight soaking is even better. Alternatively, you can use 1 cup of household detergent mixed with 5 liters of water.
  4. Rinse the cartridge again with a hose to remove any lingering oils or cleaning solution residues.

When to Replace and How Often to Clean:

  • Your cartridge filter will eventually become blocked and will need replacement, typically within 1 to 2 years, depending on usage.
  • Aim to clean your cartridge filter at least every two months to ensure its optimal performance and longevity.

By adhering to these maintenance guidelines, you can maximize the life and efficiency of your cartridge filter.

Bonus Tip:

Check out our Waterwand Pro, a tool designed to save water while effectively cleaning your filter.

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