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    What is the right order?

    Hi,

    I have purchased a used hot tub recently and I am finalizing the install this weekend and getting ready for the fill. One of the members convinced me to run the Ahh-Some treatment. I have ordered it and waiting for it by mail. Also, I am suspecting a possible minor leak in the tub and I plan on giving Fix-A-Leak a shot since the cost is minimal and it is reported that it can help.

    Should I be running the Ahh-Some treatment first and then Fix-A-Leak or vice versa? Do you see any potential side effects of these products impacting the later one?

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    Re: What is the right order?

    I don't think they will interact, but in case Ahh-Some undoes what Fix-A-Leak can do, you can do the Ahh-Some first and then do the Fix-A-Leak. I presume that Fix-A-Leak "hardens" to the point where it will not be readily removed, but it's possible that the powerful surfactants in Ahh-Some could dislodge the Fix-A-Leak compound from the spa surfaces to which it has adhered.
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    Re: What is the right order?

    Quote Originally Posted by chem geek View Post
    I don't think they will interact, but in case Ahh-Some undoes what Fix-A-Leak can do, you can do the Ahh-Some first and then do the Fix-A-Leak. I presume that Fix-A-Leak "hardens" to the point where it will not be readily removed, but it's possible that the powerful surfactants in Ahh-Some could dislodge the Fix-A-Leak compound from the spa surfaces to which it has adhered.
    This is what I was thinking could potentially happen. Extended directions from Fix-A-Leak said to drain the tub and keep it empty for at least a week prior to doing the treatment for better results. I wanted to follow the directions exactly as it seems there is a lot of misuse of the product out there leading to poor results. But as you mentioned, performing the Ahh-Some treatment after Fix-A-Leak could prove more problematic.

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