Spa Bubbler Overheats

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Spa Bubbler Overheats

Postby stevetothink » Sat 21 Nov, 2020 14:18

Our pool installer can't seem to get this right. We have an in-ground spa connected to our pool about 30 feet from the bubbler for the spa. The installer finally realized we needed a hartford loop and a check valve on the bubbler. However, the bubbler still overheats after 3 or 4 minutes of use. I'm wondering if the check valve they used requires too much air to keep it open, resulting in overheating. I read somewhere that specific check valves should be used for bubblers otherwise they could overheat. Problem is that I don't know anything about check valve types. Here's a link to a photo of the check valve. Does anyone know if this is the wrong type for a bubbler? Also, if I have a hartford loop then do I even need a check valve?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1pxkbZJ ... sp=sharing

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Steve


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Re: Spa Bubbler Overheats

Postby Teapot » Sun 22 Nov, 2020 02:15

Completely wrong a sprung NR valve, the Hartford loop should be fine
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Re: Spa Bubbler Overheats

Postby stevetothink » Wed 25 Nov, 2020 08:54

Thanks for the reply. I'm gonna take that check valve out of the line and see if the overheat problem is resolved.
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Re: Spa Bubbler Overheats

Postby Teapot » Wed 25 Nov, 2020 14:38

All spa blowers get hot and usually cut out when to hot but how quickly that occurs is going to be of interest so waiting for your result.

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