I purchased a Poolskim and was in the process of installing it in my IG gunite (requires removing the eyeball fitting and replacing with the Poolskim adapter as well as installing a flow reducer on the second return jet).
While attempting to use an adjustable plumbers wrench to gently remove the eyeball fitting from the second jet -- reaching down from the water line (return lines are very low), I noticed that instead of loosening the cover fitting, the entire fitting seemed to turn (the outer male eyeball ring as well as the female wall socket/fitting). After a couple of turns, I saw what seemed to be the pvc feed pipe pulling away from the gunite wall approx 3/4". I used the wrench to then push the enter jet fitting back into the wall, and it did rather easily.
Should the fitting/pipe be that loose that it can pull away from the gunite wall that easily? I assumed the female fitting was somehow plastered in place. I now see a gap between the fitting and the plaster wall. I'm afraid I've broken the fitting loose and now will have a major leak issue. I will reiterate that I was turning the outer eyeball fitting very gently, nothing that I could image would break the female socket/fitting away from the plaster if installed properly.
Appreciate your thoughts as well as any detail on how these fittings are installed into the wall. Thanks...