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    Broken Drain Cover

    The drain cover for our pool finally gave up after 15 years in the sun, water, and chlorine. It looked pretty flimsy any way. I need to get it repaired ASAP. Any recommendations? Price?

    Here is what I know / think:
    There are 2
    It has a sump
    It is approx 8" diameter
    3rd Time Pool Owner - 2014 In Ground, Gunite/Pebbel-Tec, 24' long 10,000 Gallon, Chlorine, 2 Hp Hayward Ecostar with Cartridge.
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    Cave Creek, Arizona

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    Re: Broken Drain Cover

    Jump in with a mask and screw driver. Look for replacement on line.
    Murrieta, CA. 15K (Est) pool/spa. Hayward Tristar SP3220EE 2.70HP pump, Hayward Swimclear Cartridge filter C4025 425sqft (PA106), Pentair Mastertemp 400 heater. TF-100/Speedstir

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    Re: Broken Drain Cover

    I got a much better universal-fit kit at a local shop for $32.00. I'm having difficulty getting the screws to go in though. Part of it is spending 70% of my energy fighting buoyancy (I'M FAT). And the other part is that I only stay down for about 45 to 60 seconds.

    I think the screws get enough bite but are so long it is taking extra time. If I cut them shorter or buy shorter ones they should do fine. Then it would take less time swimming down and turning the screws.

    But a weight belt and a LONG snorkel would be a big help!
    3rd Time Pool Owner - 2014 In Ground, Gunite/Pebbel-Tec, 24' long 10,000 Gallon, Chlorine, 2 Hp Hayward Ecostar with Cartridge.
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    Cave Creek, Arizona

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    Re: Broken Drain Cover

    I might invest in a Kettle Ball Weight to put on the bottom while I'm working there. It would give me a handle to hang on to at the bottom. 20lbs should do the trick. Maybe 30...
    3rd Time Pool Owner - 2014 In Ground, Gunite/Pebbel-Tec, 24' long 10,000 Gallon, Chlorine, 2 Hp Hayward Ecostar with Cartridge.
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/my-on...le-t40734.html
    Cave Creek, Arizona

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    Re: Broken Drain Cover

    Well fudge! The screw holes stripped out and now I'm having to drill them out and fit a slightly larger screw in. All while under 5.5' of water and while treading water upside down.
    3rd Time Pool Owner - 2014 In Ground, Gunite/Pebbel-Tec, 24' long 10,000 Gallon, Chlorine, 2 Hp Hayward Ecostar with Cartridge.
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/my-on...le-t40734.html
    Cave Creek, Arizona

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    Re: Broken Drain Cover

    It's a little late, how about one size up (a little shorter) stainless steel wood screw.
    Murrieta, CA. 15K (Est) pool/spa. Hayward Tristar SP3220EE 2.70HP pump, Hayward Swimclear Cartridge filter C4025 425sqft (PA106), Pentair Mastertemp 400 heater. TF-100/Speedstir

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