Spa Jet Problems after Refinish

RTS

New member
Apr 30, 2017
3
Orlando
#1
I had my pool resurfaced a few weeks ago, and recently noticed that I have a problem with the return jets in my spa.

To the best of my recollection, the six jets are plumbed in two (2) banks of (3)...in two 'loops', again, if I am remembering correctly...the pool is 19 years old.

The refinish company replaced all return fittings in the pool, which I was not expecting, but thought was nice. However, now the middle jet in each bank will not generate pressure. These would be jets 2 and 5 if looking at the six jets in order in the spa. They replaced the fittings with basic 1" Hayward eyeball type fittings. I thought replacing them all with 3/4" fittings would solve the problem, but it did not. I know when the pool was new, that the fittings were the ones with the blue rubber nozzles protruding from them. The rubber had long since disintegrated, and I didn't miss it, and that's why I didn't question the contractor when he just used regular inlet fitting.

I guess my question is if the fittings with rubber nozzles were 'special'? I can only seem to find the 1" variety on line. Would installing these get all six of my jets back again, or is it possible I have deeper issues?

Thanks!
 

kadavis

TFP Guide
In The Industry
Apr 5, 2015
1,439
tucson, arizona
#2
More than likely they might've gotten some plaster or other material in the jets. The nozzles did originally come with the SP 1430 jet but not entirely sure they enhance the performance
 

RTS

New member
Apr 30, 2017
3
Orlando
#3
Checked the inlets for debris and found none. I did notice they seemed to be careful about taping off/covering the returns when they were applying finish
 

RTS

New member
Apr 30, 2017
3
Orlando
#5
Yes...I have done that several times. Both when I noticed the problem than again when I drained the spa to replace fittings with the 3/4" ones versus the 1" ones the contractor installed. With spa empty and/or below jet level, water comes blasting out of jets 1,3,4, and 6...but little to nothing out of jets 2 and 5.