Seal-A-Leak Heavy Duty Leak Sealer HOW IT WORKS

Seal-A-Leak Heavy Duty Leak Sealer  HOW IT WORKS
Seal-A-Leak
Heavy Duty Leak Sealer
HOW IT WORKS
PROCEDURE FOR A POOL OR SPA
Seal-A-Leak is revolutionary product which will permanently seal leaking in
ground water lines, drains, suction lines, vinyl liners and concrete walls of pools
and spas.
The following instructions must be strictly followed to obtain the maximum
effect from Seal-A-Leak.
Water leaking through a crack will wash away the backfill (soil or sand) behind
it, leaving a cavity. If the leak continues the cavity will continue to grow in size
until structural failure occurs.
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Seal-A-Leak will find the leak and fill the cavity, permanently sealing the leak.
The time taken to seal the leak will depend on the size of the cavity behind the
crack.
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USAGE RATES
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Swimming Pools
50,000 litres or more – use at least three (3) 1kg jars of Seal-A-Leak.
Spas
6.
2,700 litres or less – use one or two (1-2) 1kg jars of Seal-A-Leak depending on
water loss.
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Hot Tubs
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2,700 litres or less – use two (2) 1kg jars of Seal-A-Leak.
It is extremely important to disconnect heaters and filters or put
them on to by-pass.
Determine the volume of the pool or spa and from this
measurement decide how much Seal-A-Leak is required.
In a bucket or similar large container, make a paste of medium
consistency (free of lumps) using 100 grams of table salt for
every 1 kg of Seal-A-Leak and water. By adding more Seal-Aleak or water to the mixture, aim for a consistency similar to
that of wallpaper paste.
The mixture is added directly to the pool or spa.
For peak performance it is critical that Seal-A-Leak remains
suspended in the water. This can be done by circulating the
water with the pump and manual stirring with a paddle, leaf
scoop or similar instrument.
Seal-A-Leak will turn the pool or spa a milky white. While
Seal-A-Leak is in suspension it will find the leak and seal the
cavity behind.
Immediately after adding Seal-A-Leak to the pool or spa, check
and mark the water level as this will be your monitor as to when
the leak is sealed.
When you are satisfied that the leak has been sealed and the
water level is stable for 24 hours, follow the instructions
“Removal of Seal-A-Leak from a Pool or Spa”.
Skimmers
HOT TUB APPLICATION
Important: It is essential you by-pass the heater, filter and chlorinator. This
may necessitate creating a temporary “loop” in the pipe work until the
treatment is complete. If there is a cartridge filter installed, removal of the
cartridge element will be sufficient, however, the heater and chlorinator
should still be by-passed.
LEAKS IN SKIMMERS
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REMOVAL OF SEAL-A-LEAK FROM A POOL OR SPA
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One (1) only 1kg jar of Seal-A-Leak.
SEALING TIME
Remember, Seal-A-Leak must fill the cavity behind the leak. The size of the
cavity will determine the time it takes to permanently seal the leak.
To seal a leak it may take between 48 to 80 hours. In some cases, where the
cavity is large, sealing times of a week or more are not unusual. If, at the end of
80 hours, the water level is stabilising but water loss is taking place, additional
Seal-A-Leak may be required.
It is most important to remember that the cavity must be contained. Obviously,
because Seal-A-Leak is an organic mass, if the leaking water has channelled its
way to a greater body of water or an underground spring etc. no amount of
product will rebuild the cavity since it is no longer contained.
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Drain the hot tub, keeping walls and floor damp.
Mix Seal-A-Leak as detailed in step 3 “Procedure for a Pool or
Spa” but mix to a medium heavy paste (oatmeal consistency).
3.
Apply the paste with a cloth or sponge to the inside walls and
floor of the hot tub.
4.
Ensure complete sealing by working the paste well into any
cracks.
5.
Fill the tub with water.
6.
Ensure that all heaters, filtration and chlorination systems are on
by-pass (see note below).
7.
Any remaining paste should be poured into the water.
8.
Circulate the water for 24-48 hours.
9.
Drain the tub and clean the inside of the tub.
10. Refill the tub with clean water.
Sealing of leaks should now be complete. Seal-A-Leak should now be
lodged in all cracks, crevices and pockets and have effectively sealed the
leaks.
Prepare Seal-A-Leak as outlined under Step 3 in “Procedure for a
Pool or Spa”.
A temporary circulation “loop” is required to pump the water back
to the skimmer whilst treatment is being undertaken. This loop
should run from the discharge side of the pump BEFORE the filter,
heater and chlorinator (if installed) directly back to the skimmer.
Add Seal-A-Leak directly to skimmer with the pump running until
you see the product feeding back into the skimmer.
Allow circulation for 30 minutes.
Turn pump on at 2-3 hour intervals for 5 minutes.
Repeat the procedure for 2-3 days until the leak has sealed.
NOTE: If the pool is losing a lot of water, a large cavity may have
been eroded by the leak in the skimmer or suction line. In this
situation a repeat application may be required if the cavity has not
been completely sealed. Do not remove the Seal-A-Leak until you
are certain there is no further water loss.
Clean up the residue of Seal-A-Leak as described in “Removal of
Seal-A-Leak from a Pool or Spa”
3.
Stop the pump and discontinue manual agitation.
Seal-A-Leak, because of its insoluble nature and being heavier than
water, will settle to the bottom of the pool or spa.
Only after you are certain there is no further water loss, vacuum
the Seal-A-Leak to waste.
SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
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Seal-A-Leak is a non-toxic natural substance derived from clay.
Care should be taken to avoid inhalation of the Seal-A-Leak dust.
Seal-A-Leak can be safely disposed of into sewage or storm water
lines.
To remove any spillage, simply hose it away.
WARNING: Disconnect or by-pass ALL filters, heaters and
chlorinators from water circulation before using Seal-A-Leak.
Distributed By
Rainbow Pool Products
PO Box 2388 Mansfield DC Qld 4122
Tel 07 3849 5385 Fax 07 3849 5384
email [email protected]
web www.rainbowpoolproducts.com.au
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