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Thread: Pool seems to be losing water through water jets in overflow spa

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    Pool seems to be losing water through water jets in overflow spa

    Hello all! Our pool is losing a lot more water than it should be through normal evaporation. A bucket test confirms this. I've isolated it down to my overflow spa with the primary suspicion being the water jets.

    • When I set directional valve to not put water into the spa (just thru the regular pool jets) no water seems to be lost in main pool.
    • When not adding water to spa, the water level seems to settle at the spa jets.
    • What's strange is that the water doesn't settle to any of the jet nozzles. It seems to be settling just above all the jet fixtures.
    • Also the spa water appears to be settling to the water level of the pool (although I'm not 100% certain since its hard to gauge with the waterfall rocks in the way). Someone thought that perhaps the water was just settling back into the pool. Seems like a good theory except if this were true then I shouldn't be losing water overall!


    I've attached some pictures. Please help! Would love some advice... Water bills are starting to get expensive. Thanks!!!

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    Re: Pool seems to be losing water through water jets in overflow spa

    That sounds like a leak between the jet body and the spa wall. I would fill the spa up, let it settle down, and then try doing a dye test around each of the jets.
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    Re: Pool seems to be losing water through water jets in overflow spa

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion View Post
    That sounds like a leak between the jet body and the spa wall. I would fill the spa up, let it settle down, and then try doing a dye test around each of the jets.
    Thanks Jason, I'll give this a try. Do you know if these jets are typically removable and replaceable? Sorry I'm still sort of a pool newbie. Thanks.

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    Re: Pool seems to be losing water through water jets in overflow spa

    Did you ever solve your spa losing water problem? I may have the same issue.

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