Skimmer weir blade replacement in warm grey for 2004-current Hot Springs models.
The skimmer weir is located at the entrance of the filter compartment, and is designed to allow water to enter the filter area. Additionally, the weir is designed to remove or skim any floating debris from the surface of the water.
When the filter area requires more water (jet pump activation), the weir will move down to allow more water to enter. Conversely, when the filter area requires less water (jet pump is deactivated), the weir will move up to decrease the amount of water entering the filter area.
If a weir blade becomes stuck in the up position, the jet pump can surge due to lack of water.
If a weir blade becomes stuck in the down position, the skimming action used to remove debris will be eliminated.
Disconnect power to the spa.
Remove the filter lid.
Remove the filter.
Remove the weir by grasping the top of the weir and pulling up.
Using a flat-head screwdriver, remove the two x-mas tree fasteners from the tops of the rails.
Slide weir blade up and out of the tracks.
To reinstall the weir blade, reverse steps 4 to 5.