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Thread: Remove and replace return inlet faceplate.

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    Remove and replace return inlet faceplate.

    I have a vinyl pool with a cracked return inlet faceplate. I want to replace it now that it is warm. It has 4 screws so it looks simple. My question is if I take the screws off and the plate, will water start gushing under the liner?

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    Re: Remove and replace return inlet faceplate.

    Nope, I've done it several times. Obviously, turn the pump off. Take the ring off slowly and keep some hand pressure on the vinyl behind the removed ring. There is (normally) a black oring or ridge of plastic on the ring and the old faceplate will have pushed the vinyl into the matching groove a bit. There shouldn't be any problems.

    Another option is to wait and do it when (if) you drain down for winter...
    20 x 40 vinyl IG. SWG. Solar. Ikeric VS pump.

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    Re: Remove and replace return inlet faceplate.

    Thanks. I'll give it a try.

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    Re: Remove and replace return inlet faceplate.

    Welcome to TFP!!

    I assume this is an IG liner pool? If so, you can remove the screws and replace the faceplate without much (~ any) water loss
    Luv& Luk
    -Ted

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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