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    Spa leak

    My attached spa has begun leaking down to pool level overnight when the pump is off. This happened some years ago my PB replaced what I think was a check valve. Is this what I'm needing?

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    Thanks in advance!
    32 x 15 15500 gal. IG gunite, 6 ft. round attached spa, diamond brite 2 plaster, flagstone coping w/concrete spray deck, IntelliChlor IC-40 SWG, 2 hp Max-E-Pro pump, 450 sq.ft. System 3 cartridge filter, 400k Max-E-Therm NG heater, automation is IntelliTouch i7+3, Polaris 280 pressure side cleaner,
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    Re: Spa leak

    That is similar to the check valve mine uses. Only way to know is to compare the pic to what you have @ your equipment pad. best to look for branding as well...so you know 100% they match.

    if you drain the spa into the pool, you can pull the valve guts and have a look-see at the seal.

    looking through the site-glass top can you tell that the valve is closed?
    IG gunite/plaster pool/spa Started 1/17/14, Plastered 5/16/14
    Size: 12'-21'x39' free form, depth ranging from 4' to 7, attached 6 person spa with spillover.
    Equipment: Whisperflo 2hp pump, Pentair 30" sand filter, Pentair Mastertemp 400k BTU heater, 1hp Whisperflo for waterfalls, and a blower for spa floor

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    Re: Spa leak

    Quote Originally Posted by mrcarcrazy View Post
    That is similar to the check valve mine uses. Only way to know is to compare the pic to what you have @ your equipment pad. best to look for branding as well...so you know 100% they match.

    if you drain the spa into the pool, you can pull the valve guts and have a look-see at the seal.

    looking through the site-glass top can you tell that the valve is closed?
    My valve is just above the ground and easy to get to. I shouldn't have to drain the spa to change the valve, huh? Or is there more to this than I see?
    Can't tell for sure that it is closed, but almost certain this was the culprit before.

    Thanks.
    32 x 15 15500 gal. IG gunite, 6 ft. round attached spa, diamond brite 2 plaster, flagstone coping w/concrete spray deck, IntelliChlor IC-40 SWG, 2 hp Max-E-Pro pump, 450 sq.ft. System 3 cartridge filter, 400k Max-E-Therm NG heater, automation is IntelliTouch i7+3, Polaris 280 pressure side cleaner,
    TS 100, Borax

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    Re: Spa leak

    I had the same problem and installed a spring check valve on the spa return line. Works great.

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