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Hi there - I have a SaluSpa Miami (inflatable) and just brought it out for the season. Once filled up I started heating it up and came back the next day and noticed the water level had gone down significantly. After some investigation and trial and error I determined that it was related to the drain plug (I don't want to call it a valve) that sits at the bottom of the tub. I had never experienced this issue before. The leak was substantial such that it would render it effectively useless unless remedied (i.e. the water level goes down too quickly) The drain plug can be opened to let water out. To close it (seal it) you simply close it and push it shut. See pictures attached. This is much like the plug and stopper you use on inflatable pool toys. However, mine is not sealing and clearly is causing a leak. After some messing around with it (with O-rings) I think I actually "stretched" the rim of the drain plug area and it won't even stay shut now (which isn't that big of a deal since it was a bad leak anyway when it would shut). Has anyone else experienced this and any suggestions? The reality is I don't even need to use that drain plug for its intended purposes. I sub-pump or siphon water hour anyways. I was thinking of just getting some heavy grade waterproof tape or something to just cover up the hole but not sure that will do the trick. Again, I don't need to use the valve so I would be better off to just permanently "seal" off the area. Bestway's website isn't very helpful and all the reviews I read saying trying to reach out to them for input would be futile. Thanks for any help / suggestions!
I bought a house in Walnut Creek, California with a 2006 Jacuzzi J-325 hot tub. I wanted to shut it down for the winter so I drained the tub. The instructions then say to pull the smaller drain plug off the pump to let an additional gallon of water out. Well, I finally found that drain plug but it is down under some larger pipes and there is no way to get a grip on it. It is not coming off. The larger (white) plumbing pipes are secured to the pump by round grey fittings but I couldn't make them budge either. First question is, do I really need to drain the water from the pump? The temp gets to 38 degrees regularly and maybe gets to 32 once or twice a winter. Second question, is there any way I can use my shop vac to suck the water out from one of the jets or something? Any help is appreciated!
I'm replacing my motor/wet end with an identical Waterway model. I have an existing tube coming out of the wet end, fed in with a threaded adapter. The attached tube goes...up into the spa somewhere, don't know where exactly. Is this a tube to protect against freezing water? Or does it have another purpose? I live in southern California where it will not freeze. Is it necessary to attach it on my replacement pump?