Fix-A-Leak is a blended concentrated material designed to seal leaks in spas, hot tubs and pools in an easy and inexpensive way. This is a solution worth trying before removing a patio or calling in a professional to test your spa system for leaks.
Fix-A-Leak Required Amounts:
Use one 8oz bottle per 4,500 litres (1,000 gallons) for leaks in spas.
Use four 8oz bottle for pools up to 100,000 litres (22,000 gallons).
Fix-A-Leak will seek out and fill voids up in 1/8" in diameter. Minor drips or leaks usually require less product. Use two treatments for larger leaks. Depending on the severity of the leak, multiple 8oz bottles may be required.
- Determine water loss in a 24 hour period by measuring the water level drop in that period and select the amount of Fix-A-Leak required.
- Fill your spa to the original level and mark the water line.
- Remove filter cartridge or other filtering devices. For sand filters, place the filter valve on Recirculate.
- Ensure you shake the bottle well. Placing the bottle into a container of hot water prior to shaking will ensure product is properly mixed.
- >With pump(s) running, slowly add the Fix-A-Leak through the skimmer or in front of any suction intake.
- Recirculate continuously for 6-8 hours then shut the system off.
- Check water level the following day.
If the level remains the same, the leak has stopped.
- Allow 48 hours before resuming operation
We recommend NOT using the spa until the leak is fixed and the remainder of Fix-A-Leak is either filtered or drained from the spa.
If the leak has slowed but not completely stopped, you may add more Fix-A-Leak to increase the strength of solution already in the spa. You can then repeat steps 5-8 to further seal.
IMPORTANT: Before doing so, stir the Fix-A-Leak in the spa with a soft broom to get the existing solution back into suspension.
Fixing Leaks in Cold Weather:
We do not recommend draining the spa with prolonged freezing weather. If not drained properly, in all probability, you will end up with a cracked pipe causing a bigger problem.
We would suggest filtering out the product with your cartridge filter. Run the spa for a few hours then remove the cartridge filter and immediately rinse with warm or hot water to remove any Fix-A-Leak residue. Repeat this procedure a few times to ensure the product is removed from the spa.
This should get you through the winter with a 4-6 month seal. The treatment may have to be repeated in warmer weather when the spa can be safely drained.
Fix-A-Leak is able to seal holes as large as 1/8" in diameter.
The product requires pressure to ensure it is impacted into the area of the leak.
Leaks created by a crack in the pipe, in all probability, will be sealed. However, the leak may re-occur due to vibration, which in turn, will migrate in size re-creating the leak. Expansion and contraction of the pipe over time may also break the seal. In either case, a manual repair may be required.
Most spas are foam insulated and, when saturated with water, will greatly delay the cure time of Fix-A-Leak. It would be best to drain the spa and immediately wipe down the shell surface with a damp cloth to remove any residual Fix-A-Leak. Allow 3-5 days before refilling. In most cases, this will allow the product to cure.
Even if the foam insulation looks dry on the outside, the interior of the foam will remain wet or damp for many months.
In most cases, Fix-A-Leak should be effective in sealing your leak for 1-2 years.