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    Spa was drained this morning

    Crazy thing. I woke this morning to find that my spa had drained more than half way. The pool over flow was functioning as well. The pad showed no evidence of leak.

    We run the hayward automated system and at night, it switches to spa and shuts off.

    My mechanics in pool mode drain from the pool and skimmers and return to the elevated spa that spills over to the pool in addition to the standard pool returns and the fountain.

    Of not the spa is higher than the pool and the pool higher than the equipment. Also first cold night last night to a temp of 37 degrees.

    I started to fill the spa, but instead ran the pool and watched as the spa filled and started to spill over.

    I called my builder. This pool is 6 mos old and haven't got a response yet.

    The other terrible aspect is that I was on the way to the airport this morning, and now can only tend to this through my house sitter for the next 2 days.

    What is going on with the plumbing of my pool? My suspicion given that the pool was a bit overfilled is that somehow my spa drained into the pool.

    Do y'all have any insight...I have no doubt, you always do.

    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    Built 2012: 14x28' free formed IG gunite with 4 person spa. 11,000gal, Hayward 2 speed Tristar pump, Hayward 420sq ft cartridge filter , auto tablet chlorinator (I use BBB), 250BTU Hayward heater, quartz pebble finish, LED lighting

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    Re: Spa was drained this morning

    You most likely had a check valve between the equipment and spa stick open causing the spa to drain backward into the pool. At 6 months old the builder should take care of it.
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    Re: Spa was drained this morning

    There is a check valve. It's a little thing with a window on it, right? The builder was there today, but being out of town we haven't touch base yet.

    When I turned the pool on yesterday the spa filled right back up, and continues now.

    Thank you
    Built 2012: 14x28' free formed IG gunite with 4 person spa. 11,000gal, Hayward 2 speed Tristar pump, Hayward 420sq ft cartridge filter , auto tablet chlorinator (I use BBB), 250BTU Hayward heater, quartz pebble finish, LED lighting

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    Re: Spa was drained this morning

    Yes, it should be a straight through device and the good ones have a top that's transparent. If you have one of those it's easy to repair or clean out.
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