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Thread: Return Flange Replacement?

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    Return Flange Replacement?

    The plastic flange on the return of my pool cracked and about 1/4 of it fell off. The pool does not seem to be leaking now. How hard is to replace the flange without the liner moving? Am I better off replacing the flange or just leaving it? What's the best way to replace it?

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    11x27 in ground, vinyl pool
    ~12,500 gal
    PAC FAB (Pentair) Pinnacle 3/4 hp pump
    Pentair 24 sq ft DE filter
    One skimmer, one return (no main drain)

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    Re: Return Flange Replacement?

    Post a pic of the fitting so we can be sure we're talking about the same thing. It may not be too big a job to change it.
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    Re: Return Flange Replacement?

    Thanks for the reply. I really hope this is easily replaced. I'm attaching a few photos of the flange and the piece which broke off.
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    11x27 in ground, vinyl pool
    ~12,500 gal
    PAC FAB (Pentair) Pinnacle 3/4 hp pump
    Pentair 24 sq ft DE filter
    One skimmer, one return (no main drain)

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    Re: Return Flange Replacement?

    Just take the screws out of that one and screw the new one on. The liner shouldn't move at all.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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    Re: Return Flange Replacement?

    Bama Rambler, thanks for the help. I was able to buy a new flange at the local pool store. As you said, removing the four screws and installing the new flange was easy. The liner stayed in place. The replacement took only a few minutes and went smoothly.

    Thanks for the help. It's great to have someone give you the benefit of their experience.
    11x27 in ground, vinyl pool
    ~12,500 gal
    PAC FAB (Pentair) Pinnacle 3/4 hp pump
    Pentair 24 sq ft DE filter
    One skimmer, one return (no main drain)

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