Coleman Saluspa Filter Cleaning
The first step in Coleman Saluspa filter cleaning is to adjust the alkalinity of the water. This can be done with Spa Choice 472-3-5051 Alkalinity Up for Hot Tubs and Spas, 1 lb. To do this, simply add the chemicals to the water and wait 30 minutes. Then, turn the filter over and repeat the process if needed. If the process is too long, you can add more Saluspa chemicals.
The next step in removing the scale is to remove the filter’s core. The filter core is the rigid inner portion that fits over the water circulation standpipe. During periodic filter cleaning, you’ll want to clean the filter core. Depending on the model, you’ll also need to clean the end caps. These are made of plastic and can accumulate debris and harbor algae. To remove this buildup, use a high-pressure hose to wring out the excess water and rinse the unit.
For a more thorough cleaning, you can use muriatic acid or a TSP solution. Muriatic acid is much more effective than vinegar in removing scale. However, it can damage the filter’s internal components if used at full strength. To prevent any adverse effects, make sure you dilute the solution before using it. A ratio of 1:10 is recommended. This will kill any microbes and neutralize any acids that remain in the filter. Then, just rinse it with clean water and install it back.
After the TSP solution is applied, you can rinse the filter thoroughly using a garden hose. Be careful to remove all mineral deposits or other debris from the pleats. Then, you should mix the TSP solution with an acid solution (one cup of TSP per 5 gallons of cool water) and let it soak for a few hours before reinstalling it. Once it is dry, you should place the new filter back in the standpipe.
Aside from the TSP solution, the filter’s rims need to be cleaned regularly. A cup of TSP is recommended for every five gallons of water, while a cup of acid is needed for each quart of water. The rims of the water inlet ports should be clean, as they can harbor algae and debris. You should rinse the filter thoroughly with warm water after the TSP solution has completely removed the sediment.
The next step in filter cleaning is to remove any debris that has built up in the pleats. You can then add a solution of muriatic acid, which will break down the scale and algae. This solution should be diluted, so that the acid solution doesn’t damage the filter’s components. If the TSP solution is not effective, try a cup of vinegar. The acid solution will remove most of the debris and algae, but it will not work as well as TSP does.
Besides the filters, you can also clean the cartridges of these spas with Muriatic acid. While it’s not as effective as vinegar, muriatic acid will remove scale and algae faster. It’s important to dilute the muriatic acid with water before cleaning it with muriatic acids, though. The concentration should be diluted with water, and the cleaning solution should not be too hot.
You can use muriatic acid as an alternative to vinegar. The acid will dissolve the scale and other debris in the pleats. It should also be dilute with TSP to neutralize the acids and kill any microbes that are in the filter. Then, rinse the spa with the solution. If the water is too dirty, you can use the same solution to clean the other parts. This should not be hard or take more than 30 minutes.
To clean the filter, use a high-pressure hose nozzle to remove debris from the pleats. Then, use TSP or acid solution to neutralize acids and kill microbes. After cleaning, rinse the spa thoroughly and repeat the process if necessary. Do not forget to check the water quality and make sure it meets the specifications listed on the filter. In order to properly clean the unit, you must follow the instructions carefully.