Repairing Inground Pool Spa Jet Lines

What You'll Need
Flat Bladed Screwdriver
Cleaning Solution
Replacement Pipes
Replacement components (optional)

Inground pool spas are very common because they are great ways to relax. In a modern, stressful life these pools are becoming even more common. Any problems with the inground pool lines can be very difficult to troubleshoot and put right. This is because it's very difficult to access the pipes behind the covers.

By spending time figuring out how to repair your own pool spa jet lines you will be able to save yourself a small fortune in repair bills. You will also be able to get your spa pool up and running more quickly without needing to wait for a pool engineer to visit and fix your pool for you.

Step 1 - Reading the Manual

Although few people actually read the instruction manuals for anything anymore, you need to actually dig it out now. Every spa pool is different and will work in a different way. The access panels will be located in different places which means you should read the instruction manual to discover where these hatches are.

Step 2 - Looking for the Hatches

Once you've taken a look in the manual you should have a good idea of where the hatches are located. Now try to locate the hatches on the spa pool itself.

Step 3 - Opening the Access Panels

Once you have located the access panels on your inground spa pool you will now need to open them. To do this insert a small flat bladed screwdriver and pry them up. Be careful when opening these hatches otherwise you could end up causing damage to the small plastic clips. Any damage to these panels could make replacing the panels very difficult once you've finished.

Step 4 - Inspecting the Plumbing

At this stage you should already know about any problems with the plumbing. You should be aware of which jets are not working correctly and you should already know which pipes you are interested in troubleshooting.

Many of the pipes will be small plastic tubing which can become kinked and damaged very easily.

Step 5 - Unkinking Pipes

If any of the pipes are kinked, these simply need to be untwisted. This is fairly easy as long as you can reach the location of the kink with your hand. When unkinking the pipes, you need to be gentle to ensure you don't cause any damage to them.

Step 6 - Replacing Pipes

If any of the pipes are damaged or punctured in any way, these will need to be replaced. Replace the pipes with the same type and diameter of pipe to ensure everything fits together properly.

Step 7 - Diagnosing Leaks

If there are any leaks which aren't coming from the pipes themselves, these are likely to be from the joints. Try replacing the connectors and tightening all of the joints. If the leaks persist you will need to do more investigation or possibly even consider hiring a professional to help you, particularly if you suspect the problem is originating somewhere below ground.