Great Barrier Microban Filter 8553 For July, 2009 Softubs And Newer (For 5 1/2" Drain Caps)
Great Barrier Microban Pleats: High temperatures and the wet environment make an unprotected filter surface a target for the growth of bacteria. Great Barrier Pleats are made with genuine Reemay Advantage with Microban. Microban antimicrobial protection inhibits the growth of bacteria that can cause staining odors and degradation of the filter. The unique continuous antimicrobial cleaning action of Microban makes the spa filter easier to clean, keeps it fresher between cleanings and ensures filter life.
The Great Barrier Antimicrobial (Microban) filter is for Softubs manufactured in July, 2009 or later. It is a deluxe version of the paper-pleated Softub filter model 5020.
Check To Purchase The Right Filter!
To make sure you order the right filter, remove the filter you have now. On the bottom end of the filter you will see the Softub logo image, and then the part number. If your pleats are white, this will be PN# 2003905 or Sku Number 5020. If your pleats are blue, it will be PN# 2003905 or Sku Number 8553.
This filter will fit only Softub Spas made June, 2009 and later. Measure the flange that attaches the filter to your Softub’s drain cap (suction cover). The drain cap will measure roughly 5 1/2″ and the filter’s opening will also measure approximately 5 1/2″. This filter will not fit a Softub made before June, 2009, with the 4″ drain cap. Earlier models will require a smaller offset filter flange.
This filter fits all Softub sizes – T-140, T-220, T-300 – of 2009 and newer Softubs.
Another way to know if this is the right filter for your Softub, is that your drain cap (suction cover) will have 2 screws on the outer rim to hold the cap in place.
Avoid a restocking and reshipping charge by making sure that the filter you order is the one that will fit your Softub.
Directions For Use
Removing The Filter: The filter has a hard rubber neck that must be warmed to become soft and flexible before attempting to remove it from the drain cap. Not warming the filter could result in damage to your drain cap. If the tub water is cold or the tub is dry, pour some hot tap water over the filter flange to soften it before gently loosening the filter.
Installing The Filter: The filter has a hard rubber neck that must be warmed to become soft and flexible enuogh to push it onto the drain cap. Soak the filter flange in hot water in your tub or run it under hot water from your sink. Only then make the attempt to push the filter into place.
Break Your Drain Cap? If for some reason your old drain cap/suction cover breaks or cracks, you will need to replace it with a Drain Cap/Suction Cover