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This is an overflow level issue. There is an overflow outlet in the air blower manifold which appears to be draining too much water out of my spa. This problem is new this year. The spa has been in operation for several years already without issue. I need to know what causes this problem and how I can fix it.

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  • egraeber Mar 19, 2011

    I don't have make or model info for the spa, however the air blower seems like a pretty standard setup per other documentation I have seen. There must be someone out there who has encountered this problem before. Please advise.

  • egraeber Mar 19, 2011

    The check valve is on the air side of the loop. The overflow is at the top of the air blower manifold pipe. It is about 6 inches higher than the level it drains to. I can't figure out how that happens, but I can't see how the check valve would be involved. Please explain.

  • egraeber Mar 20, 2011

    Actually, a friend and I were looking at it yesterday and we concluded that the water level was at exactly the same level as the lowest open nipple on the blower manifold. There are 4 open nipples--i.e. nothing connected to them--at the top of the manifold on one side of it. From the look of it, about the bottom 3 of them shouldn't be open for the water level to be correct. There aren't any pipes hanging around in there that look like they came loose from the nipples, though, so I don't quite see how it used to work at all unless there was some kind of plug for the bottom 3 holes. I sure can't find anything in there that looks like it might have come off of them...

  • egraeber Mar 20, 2011

    Have you ever seen this particular issue before? I have had this spa for probably 20+ years and it only just started having this issue. I can't find any material laying under or around the area that looks like it used to block off those holes...

  • egraeber Mar 20, 2011

    That will be my next step. Actually, everything on the spa is working quite well except for this one issue. Thanks for the feedback, though.

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Hi,
There is a one way check valve in there... that goes bad and allows the water out....you will need to replace the check valve...finding the correct valve could be a problem if you have no make and model numbers to go off of...
The best thing would be to get it out and compare it with others at a store somewhere... hopefully you can match it up with something... it will mean draining the Spa down to get it out...

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    D. Floyd Kolb Mar 20, 2011

    My thought was that if the water somehow reaches that level that it could then siphon the water....

    But other then that it would have me baffled also...

    Is there anyway that you can tell what pipe the water is running out of??? and then trace it back....

    I assume that there is no possibility of the drain or anything else leaking...

  • D. Floyd Kolb
    D. Floyd Kolb Mar 20, 2011

    Is it possible that the holes were plugged with the foam insulation or had some type of other plug on the back of them???
    At any rate it seems as though you will need to get them plugged off, so that you can keep the Spa full of water...

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    D. Floyd Kolb Mar 20, 2011

    Actually no... that's why it seems as though something just disintegrated after being twenty years old...that was my thinking with the foam....there are not many spas that even last twenty years...
    would be very interesting if I could look at it though... that's one thing I hate about troubleshooting in this way...
    I assume that the blower is still blowing air out??? there are no hoses that could have disintegrated??? if so where would they have went???
    This is really a weird one....but strange things do happen...I would try to find a cap or plug to block them off with...

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    D. Floyd Kolb Mar 20, 2011

    That really should not be too hard to fix....thanks for the 4T rating and glad I could help you work through it!!

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Sorry we can not help you fix the problem with out the make and model #. I suggest that you call the manufacture to help you with the problem. They have a 800 # google it

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