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    How concerned should I be

    I was enjoying my Friday off after doing some lawn work this morning. I was enjoying a shiner in the pool, watching my Polaris clean the place up when suddenly:



    It looks like the threaded pipe on the backside of the jet. Do I now have another water leak? The pool has been holding water nicely since I had a leak guy come out, but the pump still loses prime on what seems like every third night.

    If I do need to change the jet, are they simply screw off? Or will it likely be more involved?
    My pool: In ground FiberTech coated; ~17,500 Gal w/ Pentair, 1.5-hp pump; Polaris PB4-60 turbo pump; Nautilus NS DE filter

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    Re: How concerned should I be

    How many return jets do you have?
    29,085.1 gal inground grecian vinyl, Hayward Super Pump VS, Hayward S-240 sand filter, Dolphin Nautilus Plus (aka Agador Spartacus), Taylor K-2006 kit, nice pool brush, crappy leaf net, frogs

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    Re: How concerned should I be

    The jet should just screw off of the fitting. I would take it off, get the piece out and try to determine where it came from. The color of the plastic looks like it came from a plastic part around the pumping station (almond color).

    Also... pass me a Shiner. I could use one today...
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    Re: How concerned should I be

    Quote Originally Posted by rdshackleford View Post
    How many return jets do you have?
    Four jets. They pump pretty hard.
    Quote Originally Posted by JVTrain View Post
    The jet should just screw off of the fitting. I would take it off, get the piece out and try to determine where it came from. The color of the plastic looks like it came from a plastic part around the pumping station (almond color).

    Also... pass me a Shiner. I could use one today...
    Define pumping station. Are we talking something up near the filter?

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    Re: How concerned should I be

    Define pumping station.
    Near the vicinity of the pump.

    Howewver, I think you will find it is the threads broken off directly behind the return eyeball....take it iff and see.
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