How do I clean, replace and maintain a Vortex laminar jets?


Laminar Jet Versions

As of January, 2021, there have been three versions of Laminar jets.

  • Version 1: Pre 2016 manufacture
  • Version 2: Post 2016, pre 2018 manufacture
  • Version 3: Post 2018 manufacture

Each version requires a different cleaning procedure and each procedure is detailed below.


Why Laminar jets need to be cleaned.

Over time, organic and inorganic material can build-up and block the fine filters in the Laminar jets which can reduce or even stop the laminar jet flow.

It's a good idea to check your laminar jet filters as part of the regular maintenance of your spa. We have videos below that show you how to remove the jet from your spa and clean the filters inside. 


How to clean Version 3, post 2018 Laminar Jets

If your spa was manufactured post 2018 it will most likely use Vortex Laminar jet 200160.This laminar jet is the first that can be accessed from the front of the spa and it has three filter screens. 

Watch this video to find out how to clean this Laminar jet. If you have an older version, please continue down the page.




How to clean or replace Version 2, Vortex Spa Laminar jet screens

For Vortex Spas manufactured post 2016, pre 2018. Please follow the video below.




How to replace or clean the Version 1, Vortex Laminar Jet Foam.

For Vortex Spas manufactured pre 2016 that include foam inserts, please follow the video below.




If cleaning the filters doesn't help with the flow issue, you can also check the Ball Valve located behind your laminar jets. You will need to remove the panel directly behind the jets, locate the ball valve and adjust.
Here is a picture of a Ball Valve to help you locate it.

NOTE: If you wish to upgrade your laminar jets to our new style, Please click here Laminar Jet Upgrade.

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