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Note that the purpose of this section is to show you how to remove & install a defective or broken jet assembly on a hot tub.    While every effort is made to be sure that virtually all areas of complexity are covered, you may find it more difficult or sometimes easier to accomplish this task.  Use common sense.  If the jet that you have on your pool or spa is a lot different from what is depicted here, then do not use these instructions. This is page 1 of this procedure.
Safety Warnings!
Remove Power from the spa/hot tub BEFORE performing this procedure.  Failure to comply with this requirement, can lead to electrical shock and/or electrocution!
Disclaimer

The instructions here are intended for general reference only.  Many hot tubs and spas are different from the one depicted here, and may require more or less mechanical effort or knowledge in order to achieve the desired results.
READ FIRST BEFORE YOU CONTINUE
Jet cracked from spa freeze up  
This jet has experienced a very common problem... cracks in the housing due to freeze up.  Below is a close up of the cracks... Click the image for a larger version.
crack jet detail

removing retaining collar..
forcing the retaining ring off
Now this is where this thing can become a major pain... getting the old jet retaining ring out safely.  Even if you used a long bladed sawzall, from the back of the jet, you still may have a bit of the jet body still attached, and threaded onto the face collar of the jet, making it even more difficult to get it out of the hole.  What I do is use a hammer and screwdriver and force the retaining collar in a counter-clockwise direction, unscrewing it from the jet body. 

You must use extreme care not to let the screwdriver slip, or hit it with direct force straight into the spa shell.  I always hit it at a tangential angle to the surface of the spa, and will usually force the screwdriver into the plastic.  It usually takes a lot of hits to get it off, as silicone is usually imbedded into the threads.


cutting the hoses with a circular type of cutter.. Using a cable saw to remove the old hoses
Just before you remove the inner collar completely it's good to go ahead and remove the old hose.  The collar will keep the jet body steady, and aid in removal, and prevent excess stress on the other jet fittings.

You can use any of several methods to remove the old hoses, the top left shows where I'm using a small rotary carbide blade which is really good in certain areas where you have limited room.  Even hack saws will work, and in real tight cases, you can use a razor knife to cut the hose.

destroying a stubborn jet...The best, is using a cable saw in the above picture.

If it is simply too difficult to remove the collar via the normaly method, you may have to resort to cutting, drilling or just flat out destroying the jet body with alternative tools.  Be sure to follow safety precautions appropriate for each tool that you use to do this.


hoses removed...  
Hoses removed from the jet body...
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