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What is the function of a small hose on the top of the pump

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What is the function of a small hose on the top of the pump output housing that goes to a tee fitting on one of the larger hoses near the top that supplies water to a spa jet? Is this an air bleed for the pump? It has been problematic; usually leaks, the threaded nipple end broke off and all water was lost. Can this line be eliminated?
JA: Who manufactured the spa?
Customer: Vita Spa
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: Yes
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: Can't think of anything.
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: Pool and Spa
Expert:  David Bowden replied 1 month ago.

Can you provide a few photos?

Expert:  David Bowden replied 27 days ago.

Greetings… Just following up to see if you were still needing some help answering your question?

Thanks,

Dave

Expert:  David Bowden replied 9 days ago.

M​ost likely this is an air relief section that should be repaired which will correct you leak, any leak will allow air into the system causing problems. If you are unable to find replacement parts you can make any type of release you want so long as it will close off the water 100%

Expert:  David Bowden replied 9 days ago.

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