Hot tub leak

Ok guys, I recently picked up this hot tub used and it needed a new circulation pump to work. I got the pump and installed it, while installing it, one of the plastic elbows broke coming off the heater do to it being old and a tight fit for everything. I replaced it and cleaned up the tubing and even added hose clamps instead of the little spring loaded ones it had on it. I got the tub about 1/4 way full and could not resist the erge to see if tub would power on for 2 seconds and then shut it off.....I countinued filling the tub and started to notice some water builing up. I then noticed a leak right where the breakoff valve ( I think that is what it is called) was in the tube going to the new circ pump. I am wondering if I could have built up some pressure in the line with turning it on the 2 seconds. I am not looking forward to tearing it back apart. Thanks for any input.
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The real risk in doing this is if the heater is on and doesn't have water flowing past it. Typically these heaters are about 6KW and just inside a 2" pipe housing. With no water and powered, it will burn out quickly. Even if it were completely dry, 2 secs wouldn't burn it out though.
.I countinued filling the tub and started to

I never heard of a breakoff valve. But whatever is leaking has nothing to do with you turning it on for a few seconds. The leak needs to be fixed.
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