hot tub repair


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Old 06-20-00, 09:26 AM
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we have a typical 6 seater outdoor hot tub that you purchase at a pool/spa store that has a hairline crack on the outside under the tub. I believe its acrylic or fiberglass and my husband wants to repair it with a resin kit thats used to repair surfboards. Any suggestions?
 
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Old 06-20-00, 09:56 PM
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Hi:seastones2

Your husband has the right idea but this solution to fix the crack may not work.

Your question poses other questions?

Is the crack leaking water?
<If so, filling the crack may stop the water leakage temporarily but not fix the real problem that caused the crack.>

What caused the crack?
<My guess would be a lack of proper support under that area of the spa.>

How large is this crack?
<Filling the visible crack will not correct the invisible hairline crack sure to be there extending further along in a straight line in either or both directions.>

However, two suggestions come to mind.
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If the crack is already leaking, try the resin fix. You have nothing to lose.

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Visit the retailer and ask for professional advice. There you may find alternate solutions and products designed to correct this type of problem.

Good Luck,
TomBartco
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"Without having experience and knowledge, hopefully, my common sense and wisdom will prevail."


 
 

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