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    Filter question

    So I am finally getting around to finishing decontaminating our hot tub ( been sitting empty) and I am getting ready to order new filters. What are the advantages to to antimicrobial filters? Do they really do much? Want to get the best option since I am trying to start fresh! Thanks
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    Re: Filter question

    The theoretical advantage to antimicrobial filters is that the prevent biofilm formation. In practice, this seems to be more of a problem with some sand filters, especially in commercial/public pools. It seems to be far less of an issue in residential situations and with other filter types so long as you consistently maintain proper sanitizer levels. It's probably not worth the extra price (assuming they are more expensive).
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    Re: Filter question

    Thanks chem geek! My gut feeling was they were not worth the extra dough. I certainly don't want to worry about any extra issues either since I am still "getting my feet wet" in the care of my hot tub and pool. Regular filters it will be. Thanks again!
    15,000 gallons, Cartridge Filters, IG,

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