What's the Best Hot Tub

Table of Contents
Why should I buy a Hot Tub?
The Real cost of owning a Hot Tub
Types of Hot Tubs
Hot Tub Electric concerns - 220 vs. 110
Your options: Seats
Your options: Jets
Your options: Filtration and Purification
Your options: Surround
Your options: Cover
Shopping options: Local Dealer
Shopping options: Big Box Retailers
Shopping options: Online
Where to locate your new hot tub
Going to put it on a deck?
Hot tub foundations
What type of buyer are You?
"x" Person Hot Tub
How to shop for a spa
How to insulate a hot tub
How to drain a hot tub
How to clean a hot tub
How to buy a hot tub
How to build a concrete slab
How to treat hot tub rash
How to drain a hot tub with a hose
How to drain a hot tub for winter
How to level a hot tub
How to winterize a hot tub
How much chemical
How to make it work
Pea gravel base
Foam problems?
How to raise PH in your hot tub
How to lower PH in your hot tub
Save on hot tub electric bill
How to fix heavy hot tub cover
How to clean scale off of a hot tub
How high to fill a hot tub
How to fix hot tub HFL errors
How to remove mildew from hot tubs
Best hot tub chemicals?
How to kill staph in a hot tub
Remove jets
How to use the drain plug
Clean hot tub jets
Can I fill my hot tub with soft water?
Clean your filter with Muriatic acid
How to move a hot tub
Clean your filter in the dishwasher?
How to lower alkalinity levels
Reduce hardness of your water
You can repair freeze damage
How to stop hot tub overheating
Balance your chemicals
Support your hot tub on a deck
Can bleach be used in hot tubs?
How to eliminate bacteria
Repair your cracked hot tub
How to prime a hot tub pump
Organic alternatives
Hot tub age restrictions
Mice in your hot tub?
How to make your hot tub smell good
How does a hot tub pump work?
Hot tub health risks?
How to buy a cheap hot tub
Make your own spa defoamer
How to clean spa filter with vinegar
How to sanitize with lithium
Use vitamin C to neutralize chlorine
How to care for an inflatable hot tub
History of hot tub innovations
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Hot Tub Buying Guide

Clean your filter in the dishwasher?

You know that you need to clean your filters once a month. Did you know that some people have two filters that they rotate so they are never without a clean filter? This will help ensure that nothing can get in the way of a much-needed soak in the hot tub. You purchased your hot tub to use. . . so don't let filter cleaning prevent you from soaking.

So, about once a month, give your filters a good cleaning. And be sure to clean it whenever you drain and refill the tub. No sense refilling the tub with clean water to have it run through a dirty filter.

You have heard that some people clean their hot tub filters in the dishwasher. Maybe you think this is crazy. Maybe you are one who does it. It can be done. But please, use come common sense. Wash the filters alone in the dishwasher. Be sure to remove all plates, utensils, glasses, bowls and anything else that you run through the dishwasher. Be sure to rinse the filter with a garden hose before. You want to get all the loose debris out before placing the filter in the dishwasher. Also, no need to use detergent. The water and pressure should be enough to loosen the remaining debris. Transport the filter to and from the hot tub in a bucket to avoid leaving a trail of water throughout the house. Do this even in the dishwasher is close to a door. There is no need to drip water in the house. We all know the lady of the house might not be too keen on a filter in the dishwasher in the first place, so let's keep a mess out of the situation.

Once the dishwasher cycle is complete and the filter has been transported back outside, give it a final rinse with the house before replacing it back into the hot tub. You want to be sure to get all the debris out of the filter. It wouldn't hurt to take a look in the back of the dishwasher to see if any debris is on the screen there in the back - unless you have a newer dishwasher that automatically rids itself of those small scraps. Lucky you.

Usually a rinse with the hose, a soak in a bucket and another rinse is good enough to dislodge debris in a hot tub filter. But if you feel the need, go ahead and run that filter through a dishwasher cycle and get that tub back up and running.

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