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    Question Replace an eyelet

    Following some advice given to me by Isaac-1 in another thread I am attempting this cheaper version of a SlimeBag SlimeBag for 1/10 of the price, yes you can!!

    I am hoping for some advice on the correct procedure. Hoping someone can tell me if I am heading in the right direction.

    I need to remove the eyeball to follow the instructions by sixn3is7, but I am unsure how.
    1. Does it just twist off?
    2. If so which way do I turn it? clockwise or anticlockwise (I am guessing anti but want to make sure)
    3. Do I purchase " MIP to slip" from the pool shop or hardware store?
    4. Where do I actually undo it from? In the image below is it where I have put number 1 or 2? My hunch is 2?
    5. Are there any special tools? I have tried by hand and it doesn't budge at all.


    My plan was to get the eyeball out take it to the pool/hardware shop to make sure I got the right size "MIP to slip". We think we have found a couple of places to get the suitable bag and will be contacting them once we know we can get they eyeball part out first...

    Apologies for my terminology, I don't understand the correct words for the parts but understand what they are.

    Thanks in advance

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    Suds Malone
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    Re: Replace an eyelet

    It will twist off counterclockwise. The outside nut is the part to twist off and then the eyeball will pop out. If you want to replace the whole part, then the remaining piece should be 1 1/2" male threaded and will probably require a large pliers to unscrew it counterclockwise.

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    Re: Replace an eyelet

    Thanks for the response

    Sorry but I am not 100% sure where you mean, can you clarify:
    "the outside nut is the part to twist off" which number in the diagram is that?
    and which number is "then the remaining piece should "
    Suds Malone
    Owner of outdoor inground fibreglass pool with 4 person spa,
    approx 48,000 litres,
    Viron P300 pump
    Hurlcon VX 7T Salt Chlorinator
    Hurlcon ZX 250 Cartridge Filter
    3 flow waterfall feature,
    solar heated

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    Re: Replace an eyelet

    #1 in the photo holds the "eyeball" onto the return.
    #2 in the photo holds is the return that is screwed into the pool plumbing and is the 1 1/2" male threaded part mentioned earlier.
    Here's a video demonstrating how to remove an eyeball. Removing the Eyeball from the Return of your Above Ground Pool - YouTube
    It has a different collar shape than yours but the knowledge is the same.
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    Re: Replace an eyelet

    Excellent thanks The video was very helpful......
    Suds Malone
    Owner of outdoor inground fibreglass pool with 4 person spa,
    approx 48,000 litres,
    Viron P300 pump
    Hurlcon VX 7T Salt Chlorinator
    Hurlcon ZX 250 Cartridge Filter
    3 flow waterfall feature,
    solar heated

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