I noticed perpetual dampness around my hot tub foundation, opened the
panels, and see a drip where the tub water PVC connects to the pump. I
notice that the drip only occurs when the pump is off, but stops when the
pump is on, then starts again when the pump cuts off. There is a PVC flange
connecting the tub water PVC to the pump, and I can't get it to budge to
tighten it with my bare hands. The flange looks several inches in diameter,
so I don't have a tool/wrench that large, and am also wondering if I could
break something even if I did have a tightening tool.
Also, last month I had a service call to replace my heater element, and now
by coincidence (?) I have this leak. I didn't notice that this was a leak
last month as we have had snow and ice (in Maryland) the past month, and I
thought it might have been melting snow/ice I saw around the foundation.
Could the service call have led to this leak?
I have a LA Spa brand, Islander 2900 model.
Any suggestions on how to repair?