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  1. Thank you for your Reply. A MasterSpa H2X is 8'x12', 1300 gallon. I will try to see what I can behind the panels. Unfortunately 2 sides are tight against walls, and everything behind the panels is sprayed with foam. But the leak MAY be obvious if I look for it on the 2 available sides. Anyone have maintenance folk deal with these issues?
  2. We have a 2008 H2X SwimSpa we have much enjoyed but it is now leaking. Any suggestions to find leaks, fix, or get help?
  3. After fixing my problem with broken suction covers, I now have many jets not working in my 2008 H2X swim spa. Leaf debris, I suspect. Any tips on how to fix this?
  4. For years Ive been trying to find replacement suction covers for the broken ones on our 2008 H2X Masterspa. I ordered the ones described as pre 2009. but they are too small. After failing to find ones that fit and being told it might be replumbed to take another fitting, I decided to try my own Fix. By cutting about 1/8 inch off of three of the four splines that the cover attaches to, the smaller suction covers fit well. The part number for the new (smaller) suction cover is 30231U-LG. It is VGB compliant. You will need to use the original screws or find the replacement, the one coming with the new cover is too small and too short. I used a fine tooth Japanese saw to trim about ⅛ inch from three splines. A notch in the new cover will fit over the fourth spline without trimming. I hope this is useful to those who need replacements for the original suction covers. Added: I suggest you not attempt this fix under water.
  5. WHAT? No One can recommend a supplier for a new tub cover? MERCY!
  6. For a round 77 inch hot tub we need a new cover in Berkeley, CA. Recommendations please.
  7. I think I got just what you recommend. Cost $1,100. Our old cover, 2008, was well worn out. Another post here told of my efforts to save it 3 yrs ago. Now the vinyl was shot, plus one quarter was water laden and very heavy. The new design is much superior. Though it doesn't have a nylon mesh underside. I think that was a drawback on the original.
  8. Our daughters have recent got a large 110 hot tub and installed solar at their house in Berkeley, CA. What sort of timer do they need to take optimum advantage of the PGE time of use billing?
  9. Any recommendations for where to find a replacement cover for our MasterSpa H2X (8 x 12 ft)?
  10. Just a few months later. It still looks great. Gorilla brand is a super heavy duct tape. It comes in two widths, wide and wider. In black only I think and costs much more than the cheap stuff. Because the seams are on the edges covered by the vinyl, and very tight, I really do expect the seal to last as long as the original did. Concern for the vacuum seal may be overstated. Any vacuum was broken with the first tiny hole that came years ago. My guess is that the mechanical seal can be better than tape but largely dictated on manufacturing efficiency. Commercial mailers seal their plastic packages with heat rather than tape. Quicker, and cheaper for large production. Tyvek tape? That may be smart. Haven't used it. Glad to hear from others.
  11. Below I show Before and After photos of my DIY to replace the plastic surround of the insulation in the cover of our MasterSpa 2X Crosstrainer (12x8') . The black plastic was showing cracks long ago and I should have got to it at once, especially because the side I couldn't see, the top side, was much worse that what I could see on the bottom. I bought a roll of 10x25 ft 6mil black plastic at Lowes's ($25), and a roll of 3 " Gorilla duct tape ($14). I have more photos and will try later to post a How To here. I have lots of tips to make this easier. As my father enjoyed saying, Don't do anything the first time. Check with me before you begin this, The replacement costs for the covers are $1200. I spent $40 and a weekend. This will probably last for for the remaining life of the cover.
  12. After 6 years the black plastic surrounding the styrofoam insulation in our Master Spa cover is disintegrating. Taking it apart I see that each piece of syrofoam is contained in a black plastic bag of sorts. Does anyong know how to get replacements for these bags? Alternately I can just put plastic sheeting around it but the bag would work better. Any help? Thanks.
  13. clyde, I would guess you've already done something about this. And I would guess that Brian above is a spammer. You may have nearby electrical motor rebuilders that can help with problems like this. It may need just new brushes or brushes and minor dressing of the armature. This may be a lot less than $900 for a new/rebuilt motor.
  14. One week and no reply? Have our pros never seen this before? I might add the water was clear (1300 gals), the pH was very low.
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