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Leak for Pool and Spa Leaks
Fix A Leak
Available in two sizes
32-ounce (954 ml.)
8-ounce (120 ml.)
The Fix A Leak
formulation is a patented, concentrated, blended
composition, that seals pool, spa, swim spa or hot
tub leaks, in materials of all types. Helps seal
leaks in the walls, floor, shell, return lines,
suction lines, skimmers, fittings and more. This
product helps make long-lasting seals, in holes or
defects, up to 1/8" in diameter (3 mm) in size. Pool
dosage is 1-quart (954 ml.) for up to 22,000 gallons
or 83,600 liters. Spa or Hot tub dosage is 4-ounces
(120 ml.) per 250 gallons or 950 liters. Larger
units should use proportionally greater quantities.
Leak detection services can be expensive and can
result costly repair efforts and damage to the
surrounding area. Using Fix A Leak is a non-invasive
way to help seal small leaks. As water containing,
Fix A Leak, seeps out of the leak, it starts to form
a crust, on the outside of the defective area. After
the crust forms, stopping the leak, it must
completely dry out, in order to harden and cure,
forming a long-lasting seal. The curing process
usually requires about 2-4 days. The cured crust
will be on the outside of the pipe, wall or fitting.
The product has been tested under different weather
conditions and has been proven to be an effective
leak sealer. It is not recommended for leaks that
lose over 2-inches of water daily. However, it
certainly makes worthwhile sense, to try Fix A Leak,
in situations where water losses are less than
2-inches (5-cm) per day, especially, considering the cost
and possible resulting damage of standard repair
methods. FIX A LEAK is the genuine article and has
been dedicated to pool and spa leak repair since
1980. Directions are spelled out step-by-step. Fix
a Leak is the original and best. Insist on the
Original and Genuine Product: Fix A Leak.
Fix A Leak has been used to seal pool
and spa leaks, for more than 35 years. In
this versatile product has been successfully used to
seal leaks in geothermal applications, fountains,
water features. stone roofs and more.
Available, by the
case, for professional use.
To read some actual Questions and Answers click below.
Pool Leak Problems
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Directions for using Fix-A-Leak Sealant
the directions, before attempting use.
Shake Well Before Using!!!
Leak is not always used, in the same manner.
Suction line leaks require different
instructions: scroll down to the next section.
Fix A Leak stops small leaks, by forming a crust, as
water containing the product seeps out of the leak.
Because Fix A Leak is heavy it will sink to the
bottom. To help keep the product in
suspension, so that it can get carried to the leak
site, you need to operate the pump and brush the
floor, for periods throughout the day. The
pump can be operated 24/7, as that can help deliver
the Fix A Leak, to where it is needed. Once
the leaking has stopped, this crust must dry and
cure, in order to form a long-lasting seal.
Mark the water level, before starting, so that y6ou
are able to monitor the progress. Once the
leaking has stopped, you can resume normal
filtering. For best results, use as directed
Bypass the filter, before adding the pool and spa leak
sealer to water. Sand filters: set filter valve to
recirculate. Other types: remove cartridges or DE
elements from filter tank and proceed to circulate
through the empty filter tank.
With the pump running, add the product slowly
through a skimmer or in front of any other suction
After adding FIX-A-LEAK, adjust suction to 100% main
drain. If this is not possible, a pool vacuum could be used alternatively, simply by placing the
vacuum in deepest part of pool and connecting, in
the usual manner. Set filter valve to normal vacuum
This leak sealer is very heavy and will sink to the
deepest point quite quickly. It must be stirred back
into suspension, either manually using a pool broom
or mechanically with an automated pool cleaner,
every 4-6 hours, while maintaining circulation of
water. Continue to recirculate water, until the leak
Mark level of water in pool and check for 2-3 days,
in order to determine, if the pool or spa leak has stopped.
After the leak has stopped and given the proper time
to cure (24-72 hours), you may return to normal
filtration. Proper curing requires that the Fix A
Leak be allowed to completely dry out, where it has
formed a crust at the leak site, as it seeped out.
This leak-sealing crust forms on the outside
of the pool, spa shell or pipes. Draining of
the pool or spa is not necessary. The excess
Fix A Leak will be removed, with the resumption of
normal filtration and the vacuuming and/or brushing
of the pool or spa floor. Sand Filters: set 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 product from
filter, as required.
Never let cartridges of DE elements be left to dry
before they are cleaned.
have an inline
Chlorinators for Pools or
ultraviolet sterilizer or
ionizer, the standard instructions should be
followed, without any modifications.
For best results, the
Pool or spa water temperature should be at least 70░F (21░C).
Bathing can resume,
after the excess Fix A Leak is removed, by filtering
and vacuuming and the water chemistry has been optimized.
can be repeated, if necessary.
leak in a suction line is usually characterized by
seeing considerable amounts of air bubbles, in the
return flow. A few bubbles may not indicate a leak
problems, as would water described as being aerated.
If a suction link leak is present, water will not
leak out while the pump is running, because air is
being sucked in. However, once the pump is switched
off, water can start to leak out. With air being
sucked in, there is no way that Fix A Leak will be
able to work. To perform properly, it must be
able to seep out and start crust formation. The
flow of water must be reversed. There is no
valve setting that can accomplish this. This is not
always simple. The filter must be bypassed, as in
the previous section. Once the flow has been
reversed, by physically switching the lines going in
and out of the pump, continue to circulate the water
at 5-10 PSI. Frequently brush the floor, for
the next 3-4 days. You can restore normal
filtration, only after the leak has been stopped for
at least 2-4 days or you are certain that the leak
area has completely dried out.
Once normal filtration has been resumed, you must
remove the excess Fix A Leak product, as outlined,
in the section above.
Miscellaneous Pool or Spa Leaks
If the pool or spa is suspected to be around a
fitting, such as return jets, lights, skimmers or
steps, shut down the pump. Leak detection dyes are
available, which can be used to help trace the way
to a leak. The concentrated dye is added,
using only a few drops, near the potential leak
site. The water must be still. Watch the
dye disperse and see, if it is drawn to a particular
spot or area. That most
likely is where the problem is located.
Shake the Fix A Leak well and pour some into a
dispensing bottle, such as used for mustard or
ketchup. Apply the Fix A Leak product, to the
suspected leak site, by slowly squeezing out small
amounts. If the leaking appears to stop, wait 2-3
days, before starting filtration, in order to
minimize potential vibration.
Leaks can be subject to expansion or heavy
vibration, such as cracks or loose fittings. Fix
A Leak may
not posilutely and absotively seal every type of
pool or spa leak. Any leak larger than 1/8" (3 mm.)
in diameter, may simple be too large to be sealed in
this manner. Daily water losses greater than 2"
cm.) per day may involve water flow, that is too great to
allow for proper crust formation and curing.
However, it certainly makes worthwhile sense, to try
Fix A Leak, where losses are less than 2-inches (5
cm.) per day, considering the expense and
restoration efforts, required with standard repair
Fix A Leak is the genuine article,
specializing in pool and spa leak repair since 1980.
Spa or Hot
Remove cartridge filter, which effectively bypasses
the filter. If you have a sand or D.E. filter,
refer to the General Directions section.
Dosage rate is 4-ounces (120 ml.) per 250 gallons
(950 ml.). Fix A Leak is quite heavy and will settle
to the spa floor very quickly. Shake well before
adding. Proper performance requires that the
product be kept in suspension. Use a broom or brush
to stir up the spa floor and recirculate the water,
for 30 minutes, every 3-5 hours or as convenient.
Look for and remove any wet insulation.
Continue, in this manner, until the leak appears to
have stopped. Once the leaking has stopped, allow
2-4 days for proper drying out and curing to take
Resume filtration and thoroughly stir the spa floor,
so that the excess product may be filtered count. Hose
clean the filter cartridge several times, over the
next few days. Do not allow the filter cartridge to
completely dry out, before a thorough rinse cleaning.
If the spa water is more that 3 months old, drain
the spa and thoroughly clean the inside, to remove
all vestiges of the Fix A Leak product.
the spa has foam insulation, open the cabinet and use
a fan to help dry the underside. Remove any
wet insulation. Allow 2-4 days, for
the curing process to proceed properly.
Treatment may be repeated, if required.
A Leak Or Evaporation? The Bucket Test.
all pool water loss from is due to a leak.
Evaporation is a major factor. Depending on
the water temperature, air temperature, relative
humidity pool surface area and wind speed, evaporation
can reach 1/4" (6
mm) to 1/2" (12 mm) per day. In the absence of
rain, that could amount to 2-4 inches per week,
depending on conditions, at a particular location.
So some of what you surmise, as being due to a leak,
could simply be due to evaporation. When you
see losses of more than 1/2" (12 mm) or you see
direct evidence, such as puddling, a leak becomes
much more likely. Expect higher evaporation
losses in the Arizona summer, as compared to a
summer in Maine. Covered spas do not tend to
lose a lot of water, due to evaporation.
Depending what type of spa you have, direct
evidence, such as puddling or wet insulation is the obvious
and confirming sign of a
order to determine if a pool's excessive water loss
is due to a leak, you can do the bucket test.
It is simple and cancels out the effects of
Bucket Test is a way to get a better estimate of
true pool water loss, due to a leak. Place a plastic
bucket, with water on the first or second step of
the pool. Adjust the water level, in the bucket. to
closely match that of the pool. Mark the height of
the water level, in the bucket and in the pool. Over
the next few days, monitor the water loss in the
pool and in the bucket. The loss in the bucket is
due solely to evaporation. If the pool lost more,
that extra amount is due to a pool leak.
it is determined there is a leak, you have several
options. Look for an obvious sign of water loss
accumulations. If none are found, most likely the
leak is underground or beneath the pool floor, in
the case of above ground pools. Consider using Fix A
Leak. It has been sealing leaks successfully for
over 30 years.
Feed back letters attest to its effectiveness.
If it is used and fails, then your choices become
more apparent. It may not work 100% of the time, but
it is the right place to start.
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