Great Barrier Microban Filter 8555 For June, 2009 Softubs And Older (For 4" 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 June, 2009 or earlier. It is a deluxe version of the white paper-pleated Softub filter model 5015
Check To Purchase The Right Filter!
To make sure you order the right filter, remove the filter you have now (if your water is cold or the tub dry, pour hot tap water on the filter flange to soften it before removing). On the bottom end of the filter you may see the Softub logo image, and then the part number. If your pleats are white, this will be PN# 2005400 or Sku Number 5015. If your pleats are blue, it will be PN# 2005400 or Sku Number 8555.
Check For The Part Number:
This filter will fit only Softub Spas made June, 2009 and earlier. Measure the flange that attaches the filter to your Softub’s drain cap (suction cover). The drain cap will measure 4″ and the filter’s opening will measure 3 3/4″. This filter will not fit a Softub made after June, 2009. Your filter has a smaller offset filter flange.
This filter fits all Softub sizes – T-140, T-220, T-300 – of June, 2009 and earlier Softubs.
Another way to know if this is the right filter for your Softub, is that your drain cap (suction cover) will only have 1 screw securing it to the drain wall flange.
4″ Drain Cap With 1 Screw:
Avoid a restocking and reshipping charge by making sure 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 Replacement Kit, which replaces your old 4″ drain cap with a 5 1/2″ cap. This new drain cap requires the newer 5020 Softub Filter with a larger flange.