Fix a leak is a blended concentrated material designed to seal leaks in virtually any material. It works extremely well on all types of plastics, from spas to plumbing. Fix a leak forms a permanent seal on holes up to 1/8" in diameter. This is the finest product we recommend to people that have a leak from an unknown or undetectable origin. A single quart will treat up to 20,000 gallons. Please note, while this product claims to work well in wooden hot tub leaks, it has been our personal experience otherwise.
~ Shake Well Before Using ~
- Bypass FILTER MEDIA before adding FIX-A-LEAK to water.
Sand Filters: Set filter valve to recirculate.
Other Filters: Remove cartridges or DE elements from filter tank. Then proceed to circulate through empty tank.
- With pump running add FIX-A-LEAK slowly through skimmer or in front of any other suction intake.
- After adding FIX-A-LEAK adjust suction to main drain (plug any skimmer opening).
- FIX-A-LEAK is very heavy and will sink to the lowest point rather quickly. It must be stirred back into suspension, either manually, or by keeping the pump running.
- Continue to recirculate water until the leak has stopped (minimum of 8 hours)..
- Mark level of water in spa and check for 2-3 days to determine if the leak has stopped.
- After the leak has stopped and given the proper time to cure. (24-48hrs) You may return to normal filtration.
Sand Filters: Set filter valve to filter and resume normal operation. Backwash out unused FIX-A-LEAK as required.
Other Types: Reinstall filter into tank and resume operation. Rinse out unused FIX-A-LEAK from filter as required.
Never let cartridges or DE elements be left to dry before they are cleaned.
Treatment can be repeated if necessary.
* USE NOTES *
SUCTION LINE LEAKS:
Suction Leaks are usually known by air mixed with the water at the return fittings (jets). In most cases suction lines only leak water when the pump is shut off. Normal Circulation will simply draw FIX-A-LEAK away from the leak and if the pump is shut off the material will simply not get to the leak. You must reverse the flow of water, to force the material through the leak under pressure. Preferably 5-10 psi. until the leak has stopped. When this has been achieved, gradually increase pressure to 15-25 psi. to insure a proper seal.
After sealing a suction line leak you must leave the suction off the repaired line for no less than 48 hours. FIX-A-LEAK requires time to cure and harden.
If you suspect a leak around fittings inside the spa (such as jets, lights or skimmer etc), shut down pump. Apply FIX-A-LEAK directly to the leak using a squeeze bottle, similar to a ketchup bottle. Allow a minimum of 48 hours to cure before starting up circulation.
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