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    What is this connection?

    Hello,
    we just renovated our pool that came with the house. Trying to get the pool piping fixed and found this weird looking connection ( the black color rubber tube)and can't figure out what it is and should I replace it and with what?
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    Re: What is this connection?

    That is a flexible rubber coupling. It is OK to use that with PVC.
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    Re: What is this connection?

    Looks like that is on the pressure side of your system and I would remove it. It is a cheap, cheap connection and will likely continue to swell and perhaps leak.
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    Re: What is this connection?

    Oh, yep, not on pressure side.
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    Re: What is this connection?

    Replace it with a union. The outer ring unscrews. The two ends glue to the existing plumbing. If there's any flex at all in the pipes, it shouldn't be any big deal to do it in place.

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    Re: What is this connection?

    Thank you.. I don't know wht is the pressure side but it's right on top of the motor..connecting to the filter.. Also I am changing the motor so thinking to change the connections...

    thanks again for the prompt reply..
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    Re: What is this connection?

    The pressure side is everything after the pump.
    The suction side is everything in front of the pump.
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    Re: What is this connection?

    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    The pressure side is everything after the pump.
    The suction side is everything in front of the pump.
    thanks..that's a great piece of information!!
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