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I need to cap off/close off the jets to the hot tub shell apparently to convert it to my new pond....how do I do that?
 
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how about a solid piece of thick rubber pounded into the holes with silicon in the hole first and then add more silicon around the out side of it .The rubber will have to seal tight in the hole .It is the only thing I can think of .
 
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I need to cap off/close off the jets to the hot tub shell apparently to convert it to my new pond....how do I do that?
First of all, please include a few pictures of the hot tub with close-ups of the jets -- taken from both sides.

I Googled this. One person commented that you could try to completely remove the jets. From there, apply a patch over the holes. I think I asked before, is this a fiberglass spa?
 

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most are fiberglass and maybe that is why they can't keep the jets from leaking .The spas have a very shiny smooth surface that would be hard to make a patch stick too .so may be hard to do
 

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most are fiberglass and maybe that is why they can't keep the jets from leaking .The spas have a very shiny smooth surface that would be hard to make a patch stick too .so may be hard to do
Could do it from the back side, or rough-up the surface first. Otherwise, how can they make repairs in FG spas, etc.? Think I'll Google that -- got me curious!
 

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most are fiberglass and maybe that is why they can't keep the jets from leaking .The spas have a very shiny smooth surface that would be hard to make a patch stick too .so may be hard to do
You simply rough up the area with sandpaper. Google fiberglass body repair,it's a simple thing but a bit time consuming.
 

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I have no experience with acrylic.
 

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Not knowing what the hole looks like the only thing I could suggest would be expansion plugs. You can get them at Home Depot, or any hardware store.
http://www.amazon.com/Expandable-Neoprene-Rubber-Steel-Hardware/dp/B0085PCYVU/ref=sr_1_4?s=industrial&ie=UTF8&qid=1447685386&sr=1-4
that maybe just what I need also for a hole that was drilled in a stock tank I picked up cheap .Thank you .All the plugs that they make that screw in don't fit the hole .I paid 10 dollars for a 200 gallon tank at a house sale .
 
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that maybe just what I need also for a hole that was drilled in a stock tank I picked up cheap .Thank you .All the plugs that they make that screw in don't fit the hole .I paid 10 dollars for a 200 gallon tank at a house sale .
For the stock tank I would use a bulk head fitting and a cap. The reason is that the stock tank has thin walls and the expansion plug may not work or could get knocked out. Here is a link to Amazon but you can make you own from parts that you pick up at Home Depot and silicone for the seal inside and out.

http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&keywords=bulk+head+fittings&tag=googhydr-20&index=aps&hvadid=65358857004&hvpos=1s1&hvexid=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5866061790314973751&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=b&hvdev=c&ref=pd_sl_5w4eq9i7z7_b

This is the type of regular fitting that you would use. One male and one female pick them up at Home Depot. You would also need a cap or plug to complete the set up.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=a9_sc_1?rh=i:aps,k:schedule+40+male+adapter+fittings&keywords=schedule+40+male+adapter+fittings&ie=UTF8&qid=1447690496
 

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They don't have a plug the size I need .Not sure what they cut the hole with .It is if I remember 2 3/8s and I really hate to cut it bigger to fit the next sized plug .It is always hard to cut those holes again and get them straight .I may just line the tank with a liner .Or I may bite the bullet and try cutting it bigger and see what happens .All I am going use it for is water plants.
 
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A 2" pvc pipe is 2 3/8" so you would need a 2" male adapter, a 2" cap and a 2" female adapter . The female would go inside the tank and then some silicone around it then screw it into the male adapter put some silicone around the hole then put the the cap on. Or just get a 2" bulk head fitting but you will still need to plug the end.
 

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I had one and it did not fit this hole .It small and the gasket would not cover the hole .I would have to measure the hole again .I think I have just about bought all kinds of fittings and even tried to wrap rubber around the adapter plug to make it fit tight enough
 

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@jezabell79 PLEASE POST SOME PICTUES OF THE HOT TUB!!! Get some shots from both sides of the plugs! This will help us soooo much, trying to figure out what will work for you!
 
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