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Old 01-12-2015, 04:30 PM  
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Default Need serious help identifying these items on VitaSpa (around2002 model)

Ok got this spa for $50, couldn't pass it up. I have never had one before, never worked on one before but I felt I could fix her up and make a nice present for my wife. I think its a 2002 model, the panel says LC500 series. I have rebuilt all 3 pump motors and tested them and they run smooth and clean so they are good to go. Now that I have the spa in place, I need to find out what those 2 things at the bottom are and if they are supposed to be draining like they are now. When I try to fill it (or it rains like it did today) the water travels through these 2 things with the black covers at the bottom of the spa. I removed the black covers and its a pretty large pipe. I see no way to close them so it can be filled. I see water pouring out the bottom of the spa in what looks like where those 2 pipes would lead. So what are they and what are they supposed to do? Thanks so much for the help!!

Also, in the last pic Im trying to figure out what the thing circled in red is. I think its a power diverter?? But its broken.


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A pitre dish for six.
This might help for a few questions
http://thespaworks.com/sites/thespaw...ner_manual.pdf


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A pitre dish for six.
This might help for a few questions
http://thespaworks.com/sites/thespaw...ner_manual.pdf
I have looked over that manual 5 times and unless I'm missing it, it doesn't say anything about those 2 at the bottom. It does mention the power diverter.
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Just a guess, one might be just a drain and the other might feed the pump. There was a recall some years ago on drains so you may want to check into that.
http://www.zonvita.com/vita_spa_cust...rtsCatalog.pdf
They do have a bunch of drain covers disconinued but the do have a help desk
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Just a guess, one might be just a drain and the other might feed the pump. There was a recall some years ago on drains so you may want to check into that.
http://www.zonvita.com/vita_spa_cust...rtsCatalog.pdf
They do have a bunch of drain covers disconinued but the do have a help desk
Unless someone chimes in who knows what they are for, I think Im going to have to jack this thing up and crawl under, dig through the insulation and see whats up. I bet some PVC hoses/plumbing got broken off. Its been sitting for years at the previous owners house who bought it from someone else with intentions of fixing it.
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Unless someone chimes in who knows what they are for, I think Im going to have to jack this thing up and crawl under, dig through the insulation and see whats up. I bet some PVC hoses/plumbing got broken off. Its been sitting for years at the previous owners house who bought it from someone else with intentions of fixing it.
Is there a part number on either the cover or the pat that is still attached.
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Is there a part number on either the cover or the pat that is still attached.
I didnt see one and I did look for one. I didnt see anything in that parts manual you linked to either. I dont know what they are called.
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I didnt see one and I did look for one. I didnt see anything in that parts manual you linked to either. I dont know what they are called.
I spent some time there too. The best I found was the disconinued drains with out a picture but perhaps that isn't the brand, if the name is just on a part that might have been changed out?
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Interesting maybe.
Hit the start button on the pump
http://www.spadepot.com/spacyclopedi...ng-diagram.htm
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Interesting maybe.
Hit the start button on the pump
http://www.spadepot.com/spacyclopedi...ng-diagram.htm
I figured out where they go. I tore back a little insulation and yes one of the pipes that goes to those 2 is completely broken. Its the one that goes to (or from more likely) the main filter. The other one goes to one of the jet pumps. Looks like I should be able to get a union/PVC splice and glue it in. Ill have to jack this thing up though.


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