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    Can you help me figure out what to put over the Spa's air intake line?

    My mom just moved into a house and I'm trying to help her out. In ground gunite pool/spa. There's a 2" pipe stubbed up above the waterline. It's got a cap on it, and a slit. I'm assuming this is the suction for the spa. Do they make a cap or guard to put over the top? Any suggestions? There's gotta be something better than what they've got rigged up?

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    Re: Can you help me figure out what to put over the Spa's air intake line?

    I called SCP to see if they had a fitting for this, and they said they didn't that most people just leave the end cut. I guess it's fine to just leave it exposed huh?

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    Re: Can you help me figure out what to put over the Spa's air intake line?

    Maybe a photo of what you're talking about would help in finding a solution.
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    Re: Can you help me figure out what to put over the Spa's air intake line?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kiss4aFrog View Post
    Maybe a photo of what you're talking about would help in finding a solution.
    I'm not at my Mom's right now, but it's over next to the light junction box, just imagine a piece of open 2" pvc sticking up out of the ground the same height as the jbox.

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    Re: Can you help me figure out what to put over the Spa's air intake line?

    Quote Originally Posted by Corleone View Post
    I'm not at my Mom's right now, but it's over next to the light junction box, just imagine a piece of open 2" pvc sticking up out of the ground the same height as the jbox.
    My air intake has a 90 elbow on it probably to keep stuff from falling down inside. I cap it with an old spray paint can top to minimize the aeration.
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    Re: Can you help me figure out what to put over the Spa's air intake line?

    There are plenty of pre made products to protect it from rocks, critters, bugs ... https://www.google.com/search?q=2%22...%22+pvc+screen
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    Re: Can you help me figure out what to put over the Spa's air intake line?

    Quote Originally Posted by Richard320 View Post
    My air intake has a 90 elbow on it probably to keep stuff from falling down inside. I cap it with an old spray paint can top to minimize the aeration.
    I see, but your plumbers left it open as well. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiss4aFrog View Post
    There are plenty of pre made products to protect it from rocks, critters, bugs ... https://www.google.com/search?q=2%22...%22+pvc+screen
    Perfect, thanks!

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