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    Help for leaking spa?

    We have a 1997 Savannah Excaliber spa (that we recently bought from friends) in good condition but which had sat unused for at least 4 years. We've now got it cleaned out and running fine (and balanced -- thanks to your website!) but it continues to have a small, but annoying, leak. We've used the product FIX-A-LEAK aka STOP LEAK twice since startup and it has worked, but only for a couple of weeks and then the leak is back. We are NOT going to tear it all apart in order to find the source of the leak!!!!! We don't like to waste water, but spending $12 a bottle every couple of weeks for the foreseeable future doesn't make sense. We would appreciate any other suggestions...... Thanks, L & L
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    Re: Help for leaking spa?

    Without having to tear it apart, you can open the panel where the equipment is and take a look around the pump, heater, etc. and see if you notice any water in that area. If your filter is pressurized you should also check around the lid. Any water that escapes the filter housing will leak out of the tub. Do you see any moisture on the ground?

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    Re: Help for leaking spa?

    Thanks Spishex for offering suggestions to help with our leaks. We do have a pressurized filter system and we are aware that water can overflow there and will end up on the ground outside the tub. We've been checking that area since we got your reply and there has been no leakage there. We then inspected the pump and heater and DID find a very small leak through the side wall of the heater. The heater is new and has been in use only a couple of months, so it should NOT have a leak. It should be under warranty and we expect we'll be able to get a replacement from the pool service company where we bought it. Unfortunately the other leak(s) are coming from places we can't inspect. Any other suggestions for us?
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    Re: Help for leaking spa?

    If it leaks the same amount with the pump off as it does with the pump on, there's a chance that the leak is from a shell penetration (a cutout for a jet, light, etc.), in which case you could let it drain down as low as it will go, add about an inch of water, and then test with dye around the water line. But if it's worse with the pump on, or if the leak is in your suction side plumbing, the only way to find it will be to dig, starting wherever you see the water coming out from under the tub.

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