Hawkeye Spa Filters Canada
Get a replacement cartridge filter for your Hawkeye Spa in Canada. Popular models include:
- 25 sq. ft. filter M42513 compatible with PRB25-IN, C-4326 and FC-2375 measuring 13 15/16″ long x 5.0″ diameter with top and bottom holes measuring 2 1/8″ wide.
- 35 sq. ft. filter M40353 replaces PRB35‐IN, C‐4335, FC‐2385 measuring 9 1/4″ long x 5″ in diameter and center hole top and bottom measuring 2 1/8″ inner diameter.
- 40 sq. ft. filter M60401 replaces PWW50P3, 6CH-940, FC-0359 measuring 7 5/8″ long x 6.0″ diameter with a top handle and bottom 1 1/2″ SAE connector.
- 50 sq. ft. filter M40506 compatible with PRB50-IN, C-4950 and FC-2390 measuring 13 15/16″ long x 5.0″ diameter with top and bottom holes measuring 2 1/8″ wide.
Hawkeye Spas use both Balboa and Gecko spa equipment depending on spa model.
The filter assembly is also different across models, but in most of them there is a filter housing, a filter, basket and a telescoping skimmer, usually in the corner. Hawkeye Spas recommends filling the spa by putting your garden hose inside the filter housing. This is a good practice to avoid air locks when refilling the tub.
Some Hawkeye hot tub models use a dual-filter system that requires 2 cartridge filters. Note which type you have when ordering replacement cartridges. It is also a good idea to keep the same amount of spares so that you can rotate filters out when cleaning the ones in use. You can access the filter by removing the telescoping filter assembly with a counterclockwise turn. That gives you access to the “pre-filtration basket” and finally the actual filter cartridge. This is also the process used to be able to get the garden hose down in the filter housing to fill the spa when refilling. (Note the power is off during this procedure).
Hawkeye recommends filling the spa to about 1 inch above the highest jet (not counting any small neck and shoulder jets) and maintaining this water level as the spa may tend to lose about an inch of water per week.
The manufacturer recommends deep-cleaning the cartridge filter(s) at least monthly since not cleaning the filters can strain the circulation pump and leave you with cloudy water. To deep clean the filter, turn power to the spa off. Fill a bucket with water and add the correct dose of overnight filter cleaner, or use a spray on filter cleaner to clean the pleats. When the filter is clean, rinse off with a garden hose and replace. Never use a pressure water on paper filters.
Although many spa manufacturers recommend replacing spa filters annually, Hawkeye recommends replacing them every six months because otherwise the fibers in the filter loosen over time and allow more particulates to pass through and back into the spa.