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Thread: Inground Spa Water Level Dropping

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    Inground Spa Water Level Dropping

    I just moved into a new home with an inground spa. It has been losing water when I fill it to full capacity. When I let it "leak" all the water it can, it usually stops around the upper part of a jet (see picture). This leads me to believe it is not the jets. I turned all the pumps off and it still loses water (~1"/day) to the point shown. This leads me to believe it's not the plumbing system, per say. I placed a bucket of water out there also (I live in FL) and the spa loses water quicker than the bucket of water evaporates. Can anyone please give me some advice?

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Inground Spa Water Level Dropping

    Welcome to TFP!

    Is this spa connected to a pool? If so, how does the level the spa drains down to relate to the water level in the pool?
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    Re: Inground Spa Water Level Dropping

    Thanks, the spa is independent and not connected to any pool.

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    Mount Airy, Maryland

    Re: Inground Spa Water Level Dropping

    I had the same issue when they had plastered my pool and the leaks were around the jets. They chipped out the plaster around the jets and re-plastered. Haven't had a leak since.
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