Fix-a-leak is designed to fix pressure side leaks or leak that are after the pump where running the pump causes the leak to occur or accelerate. It does not fix non-pressurized leaks which are leaks that lose water at the same rate regardless of whether the pumping system/hot tub is on or not. See Tips below for more info on how to determine what kind of leak you have.
- Is a blend of concentrated materials designed to seal leaks in virtually any material
- can be effective for leaks in hot tub plumbing
- will seal holes up to 1/8″ in diameter
- will form a seal when the product is squeezed through a leaking pipe and is exposed to air
- use the entire 8oz bottle for a hot tub up to 2000 liters, usually only 1 application does the trick however sometimes a 2nd application is needed. See Fix-A-Leak 32oz for pools or larger bodies of water
How to Use Fix-a-leak:
- Remove all cartridge filter(s) from skimmer, ensure water is 90 degrees or more and jets are all open.
- With all pump(s) running on high speed, add fix-a-leak slowly through skimmer or in front of any other suction intake in the footwell. If your hot tub has more than 1 pump, best results are achieved by adding fix-a-leak into the skimmer/suction connected to the pump that pushing water to the leaking area so the fix-a-leak solution is pushed through the pipe that passes over the leak in high concentration increasing the chances of it correcting the problem.
- Keep pump(s) running on high speed for 2-3 hours. Pumps typically turn off automatically after 15 mins on high speed therefore you will have to reengage them when they turn off to achieve a 2-3 hour run time.
- Keep fix-a-leak in suspension as best as possible by running pump(s). It is heavy and will sink to the lowest part of the tub quickly. Stir it back up into suspension after 1 hour if this occurs.
- If the product is successful at fixing the leak, the results will take effect in 24-48 hours. Vacuum up the remaining product in the tub and/or add the cartridge filter(s), runs pump(s) for a few hours and clean fix-a-leak off filter(s) immediately. Repeat if necessary.
Tips for Using Fix-a-leak
How to determine if I have a pressure side leak or not?
- Fill hot tub to correct operating level, get temp up to 90 degrees or more.
- Place a small piece of vinyl or electrical tape at the waterline inside the hot tub to mark starting water level (mark 1).
- Run hot tub as you normally would for 48 hours. Turn on the pump(s) at least a few times during this period. Do not leave the cover off or use the hot tub during the testing period as that will introduce water loss that will make our determination more difficult.
- After 48 hours, place another small piece of vinyl or electrical tape at the new waterline (mark 2) that should be lower than Mark 1.
- Fill hot tub back up to Mark 1 and power off the hot tub for 48 hours (note this cannot be done in extremely cold temperatures due to the risk of freezing)
- After 48 hours, place a 3rd piece of tape at the new waterline (mark 3).
- Results – if Mark 2 is lower than Mark 3, you have a pressure leak and there is a good chance Fix-A-Leak will work for you. If Mark 2 and Mark 3 are at the same level (or Mark 3 is lower than Mark 2), you have a non-pressurized leak and Fix-A-Leak is not likely to solve the issue, however you could still try it knowing the results could be limited.