How do you seal a hot tub pump?

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Quote from Youtube video: I like to use these flat gaskets that have a molded o ring in them. There's just a little bit more of a barrier there to prevent it from leaking and breaking down they tend to last longer.

How much does it cost to replace shaft seal on pool pump?

Shaft seals can cause unintended damage to a pump, by corroding bolts that become frozen in the threads of the seal plate. What would normally be a $15.00 fix by replacing a shaft seal, can cost well over $100 if the seal plate must be replaced.

How do I fix the seal on my pool pump?

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Quote from Youtube video: Stand the motor up on one end and gently remove the white ceramic seal inside the seal plate. You may have to use a small screwdriver to gently pry out the seal.

How do you replace the shaft seal on a Jacuzzi pool pump?

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Quote from Youtube video: If you can't get it off by hand you can use a strap wrench like this. And you just wrap the rubber around there and then you're able to turn it to get more tension on it.

Why is my hot tub pump leaking?

If your spa pump is leaking water, it’s either a bad shaft seal, bad union or bad wet end.

What causes pool pump seal failures?

Dry running is caused when a pump operates without fluid. If internal parts within the pump, which rely on pumped liquid for cooling and lubrication, are exposed to increased friction without enough lubrication, the resultant heat will lead to seal failure.

Do hot tub leak sealers work?

Leak Seal works great for dripping glue joints, seeping gaskets, weeping o-rings and oozing wooden hot tubs. Leak Seal will also seal up cracks in filter housings or pinhole leaks in flex pipe and spa hoses – but it’s no miracle worker!

Why is my tub leaking from the bottom?

Leaking drains are a likely cause of water that seeps from underneath your bathtub. This could be a leak coming from under the drain, which would require the help of a plumber to set right. However, a leaking tub drain could also be caused by a failing seal in the vicinity of the drain assembly.

What is the life expectancy of a hot tub?

5-20 years

Essentially, a spa’s life span is based on a combination of two factors – spa quality and spa care. A hot tub can last anywhere from 5-20 years or more. Cheaper hot tubs made with lower quality materials won’t last long. If those hot tubs are not well maintained, they may not last more than 5 years.

How much does it cost to replace a spa pump?

$200 to $1,200

How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Hot Tub Pump? Hot tub pump and motor replacement cost ranges from $200 to $1,200, depending on the type. Circulation models run $200 to $500, not including installation. The cost to replace hot tub pump with two speeds is $750 to $1,200.

Why is my lazy spa pump leaking underneath?

Leaking from the bottom of the unit. This can be caused by a perished washer, cracked pipe or other issue inside the pump. Check that the couplings are fully secured and not cross threaded or cracked. Washers may be misaligned.

When should you replace your hot tub?

A well made hot tub should last around 10-15 years. If your hot tub is only 5 or 6 years old, it almost always makes sense to repair it as you should have at least another 5 years life out of it. On the other hand if your hot tub 15 or more years old it is likely living on borrowed time and should probably be replaced.

Is it OK to hot tub everyday?

However, it’s completely OK to use a hot tub every day. In fact, many of the benefits of a hot tub only become apparent when it’s used on a regular basis. To make sure you get the most use out of your hot tub we’ve come up with a post on what you can do to ensure your hot tub use remains consistent.

Are old hot tubs worth anything?

Average trade in value for a 10 year old spa is $1000, and maybe only $500. Sometimes it’s just Free removal, with no trade-in value, so be sure to check for all the details.