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Hi All, I'm replacing a manifold on my Thermospa tub. When connection .75" ID (1" OD) hose to the manifold barbs or jet barbs, do you use PVC glue, or just use the clamps? Or something else? From what I can tell the manufacturer just used the clamps as I was able to remove the hoses with some heat and gentle twisting, but I'd like some input on the best way to put this back together. Thanks, Rob
I have developed a leak in my Hotspot TX triangle spa. I noticed the water levels dropping dramatically. So I went to investigate and found water dripping from the bottom of the spa skirting. So using that drip as a locator I removed the glued on skirting and the insulation inside to find wet insulation and staining from water. I removed all the insulation and noticed a fracture or crack and water stains in what looks to be a union or splice piece of PVC right before the tubing makes the turn to the foot massager jet. (Photos attached) I am looking for recommendations on a durable repair/replace method. I didn't know if you could just silicone the crack or maybe use some amalgamating wrap or waterproof tape or if it needs to be replaced completely? If replacement is necessary how would be the best way to go about that? Thanks for any help.
Just purchased a new spa controller that requires new plumbing attachments into the pump and out of the controller. The 2" flex pipe leading to both ends has hardened and shrunk to the point that installing the new controller with existing piping led to numerous leaking joints no matter how I tightened them. So at least some of this hardened flex PVC has to go. It's a 2003 Hawkeye spa. Just cut out a section with a hacksaw and the sawdust it produced has me wondering if this hard pipe is even serviceable. See attached image. It resembles some old pool table rails I replaced where the rubber had become hard and brittle over the years. The spiral reinforcement protrudes so that the outer surface is not smooth. Can this still be glued into Schedule 40 PVC fittings with these spiral ridges? Thanks in advance for any advice you can offer.
Hello Everyone. Reaching out here, in the hope of some of your wisdom and help pls. Guess what i did ? Yup. chlorine capsule escaped to the bottom of the above ground (bestway) pool. i didn't see it until the following morning. By then, the chlorine had burnt through (dissolved) top layer of the pvc liner. through to the mesh layer. i did panic, but actually it didn't see to be leaking much water since water pressure seemed to seal the other pvc layer, to the floor (ground). the affected area is about the size of my hand. i tried putting on those pvc repair patches. but they float off within an hour. water pressure when the pool is full seems to prevent much water leaking. but i really want to patch / cover up the area where the pvc top layer has dissolved. or to buy a large (1 foot square patch) and attach that. does anyone have any tips or suggestions ? ideally if i could just get a strong glue / adhesive to cover the abraissed area (when the pool is empty) then maybe ? i thought of even a strong silicon that you put around the bathrooms seals? but kids jump in the pool and so there feet i would assume would wear away the silicon. is there like a paint glue i cant jut put over the affected area, to give it a rubber seal ? (i'm intending on lifting up the pool, and putting another layer of plastic sheeting underneath so that water pressure again forces the pool liner into direct contact with a plastic flooring, prior to the ground. very much appreciate any thoughts. (i'm in south italy, and so dint have the abundance of DIY stores i'm sure you luck people have elsewhere) jez