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    how to close 8 inch raised hottub??

    They did the pool good, drained it 2 inches below skimmer and screwed the plugs in the return jets, But i'm worried about the hottub.

    how to close 8 inch raised hottub??

    Bought my pool in the summer, this is how they closed the hottub, they left the water inside and covered it with a tarp, as you can see in the picture. I live in michigan, freezing cold. the pool closers said don't worry about??

    what is the proper way of closing a hottub as you see in the picture? should i drain it?


    help much appreciated. thanks
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    15,000 gallon inground fiberglass pool with spa. 350lb Sand filter, 1.5 hp pump, and heater

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    Re: how to close 8 inch raised hottub??

    Is the hottub fiberglass or granite?
    They should have at least drained below the jets.
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    Re: how to close 8 inch raised hottub??

    it is fiberglass, should it be drained? is there any chance it can pop out? worried about the jets and the return drain.
    15,000 gallon inground fiberglass pool with spa. 350lb Sand filter, 1.5 hp pump, and heater

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    Re: how to close 8 inch raised hottub??

    anyone else?
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    Re: how to close 8 inch raised hottub??

    I can't help you, but my gut feeling is that's a really lousy closing job. Looks like the cover doesn't fit correctly either. Hopefully someone who can help will comment.
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    Re: how to close 8 inch raised hottub??

    Welcome to TFP!!

    I've got lots of experience with the set-up you have and think I can offer some help.

    It's always hard to get a cover to fully seal around an above deck structure Your guys didn't even try to have a cover made that would do the spa and the pool (this is NOT a bad thing!) However, they also didn't include the spa when they ordered the cover, leaving you with a gap on either side of the spa . It's easy enough to go get a couple watertubes to fill the gaps

    It looks like they used an AG cover for the spa. Again, that's fine. As long as they blew and plugged the jets and fill line - you shouldn't have any trouble. Also, I've had a few spas, like yours, float on me - if they were drained and the 'ground water' got too high, so I think that they were being responsible in not lowering the water any further.

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