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    Leak found Now what?

    I have a Hot Springs Spa, Grendee model that developed a leak. The compartment with the motor in here was completely dry so I took off one of the side panels. I found a water stain about halfway up the wall and wetness at the very bottom. On the inside of the hot tub at this location there are three jets which I'm assuming are the source of the leak.

    What should I do now? Call in a pro or start digging through the phone to try to find the leak?

    It's a pretty slow leak, maybe an inch or two a week, But the concrete pad under the tub is constantly wet and I'm a little worried about ice permanently forming there over the winter

    Thanks!
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    Re: Leak found Now what?

    Here's water stained foam

    Or not......for some reason I can't attach another photo from my phone
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    Re: Leak found Now what?

    Hopefully this one comes through
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    Re: Leak found Now what?

    Anyone? Bueller? Anyone?

    Is this type of leak repair something normal people do, or is a job for the pros? I have no idea, but I'm a little worried about ripping the foam out to fix the leak and on the other hand I'd rather not pay many hundreds of dollars.
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    Re: Leak found Now what?

    In that case, I'm wondering if stop leak is the best compromise for you. It does look like you are otherwise in for the ripping out of foam.
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    Re: Leak found Now what?

    Thanks SW!

    I may just try the "no drain method". I think you did that a couple weeks ago, how did it work?
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    Re: Leak found Now what?

    It only worked for the first 24 hours but I think part of the problem was I'd put te filter back in after the first 24 and ran the pump a lot to filter out the excess before a party. So it just didn't have ANY cure time for the bond to build up. I'd naively thought that since the leak stopped there might ave been enough of a substance build up to hold.

    Maybe in your case you can get yours to hold if you leave the filter out for 72 hours and let your circulation cycle handle the distribution instead of running full jets after the first day, or using a broom to mix it up. Its worth a shot compared to the alternative.
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    Re: Leak found Now what?

    Thanks!

    When you say "using a broom to mix it up" what do you mean? Does it settle on the bottom of the tub and need to get kicked back up into the filter?
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    Re: Leak found Now what?

    The instruction rcommend mixing it every few hours because the substance is heavier than water.
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