While attempting to replace the pool side connection for my pressure side vacuum I broke the fitting that screws into the wall. Any trick to getting these things out? This is the threaded fitting that screwed into the pipe in the wall.
There was a rectangular hole in the back of the fitting and I attempted to put a wrench that fit in that rectangular hole into the hole and unscrew the fitting but the hole just disintegrated.
Next I tried to use the two little bumps in the fitting that keep the vacuum hose attached and they broke off.
I used a hammer and a large flat punch to try and get the part to turn but there was very little surface to tap against and that broke off.
Now I am stuck with a threaded pipe with a substantial part of the fitting left in the hole and no way to connect a vacuum. The bottom of the pool is quickly getting filled with dirt. Any suggestions would be much appreciated. By biggest concern is damaging the pipe in the wall. I assume that meands the pool has to be drained down past that fitting, concrete cut out, the fitting fixed and then the pool repaired.
Thanks again and Merry Christmas.