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Thread: Best method to plug an unused lighting conduit into spa?

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    Best method to plug an unused lighting conduit into spa?

    We have been abandoned by our pool builder.

    Several things are left unfinished. The most annoying is that there is a conduit (grey plastic) from the spa to the area where the automation was supposed to go. I never wanted the stupid lights anyway, and this leaks and prevents me being able to get the water level in the spa to the proper level.

    Can I just shove something into the conduit in the spa and then pack the hole with hydraulic cement? Can this be done with the water in or should I drain it to do this?

    Better option?


    Second annoying thing on the spa is that the blower to add bubbles is far too powerful. It causes massive loss of water out of the spa. Should I just drill a hole in the PVC near the blower to calm it down? I could adjust a piece of flashing over the hole with a ring-clamp to get the right amount.

    I expected to get an adjustment at the spa, but I see no way to make that happen.


    And I have to get the propane line hooked up to the heater, but I think I have the plumber and propane supplier just about in agreement about which of them does what to make that happen.


    Thanks for all replies!
    2015 7x12 exercise pool. 54" deep. Pebble coated. Adjacent spa is 8ft x 8ft triangle.
    Here's a pic...
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/5jw9weq80r..._2016.jpg?dl=1

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    Re: Best method to plug an unused lighting conduit into spa?

    Rather than permanently ending the possibility of a light in the spa why don't you install a plug.

    Expansion Plugs - Protect Pool Pipes From Freezing During Winter

    Then cover over the niche with a pool light lens. It might take some work to find the right lens.

    Just extend the conduit up so its 6 inches above water and cap it off.

    Problrm solved and you can decide to add alight later.
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    Re: Best method to plug an unused lighting conduit into spa?

    Great idea gwegan.

    I bought a 1" plug as the conduit ID is 1", alas, the actual hole in the spa is bigger, so I will have to find climb back in there with a rule and measure the hole.

    Still struggling to find a contractor to run the propane line to the heater.
    2015 7x12 exercise pool. 54" deep. Pebble coated. Adjacent spa is 8ft x 8ft triangle.
    Here's a pic...
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/5jw9weq80r..._2016.jpg?dl=1

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