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Thread: Water drains from in ground spa

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    Water drains from in ground spa

    Hi-
    My spa kicked on for cleaning a while ago and began making an awful racket. The water had drained below the jets. I understand from some friends that I need to replace a seal on my pool pump. Is that correct? Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Water drains from in ground spa

    Did you look?

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    Re: Water drains from in ground spa

    I'm not sure where I would look. I have a North Star pool motor. Do I have to disassemble it to replace the seal? I talked with someone at the local pool supply store, and he suggested that it might be the check valve. I'm not sure where to start, so any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

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    Re: Water drains from in ground spa

    I would suspect the check valve if you are not visual seeing any water leaking by the pump. Does the water line drop everyday?

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    Re: Water drains from in ground spa

    Welcome to TFP!!

    I believe Sal is on the right track and that the water is equalizing with the pool.

    If you want to tell if the seal on the pump is bad, look for a drip at the motor/ pump housing when the pump has been running for ~ 10 minutes. If the seal is bad, I can talk you through the replacement
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    Re: Water drains from in ground spa

    I thought he had a portable tub. Missed the North-Star mention.

    Merf1972, please give use more information. Right now, it's like me telling a doctor via email that my arm hurts and asking him what's wrong.

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