So i have a 10K Gallon Above Ground Pool. Here's the situation.
We just bought our house and it came with this pool. The preivous owners had a pool fitting (shown below with a lightbulb in it) that had a light in it. The problem with this fitting however, was that it didn't contain the 1.5" hole that most automatic pool cleaners seem to refer to in their instructions (ie: Polaris 65, Kreepy Crawly-type pool cleaners) . Needless to say, I chose to take out this fitting and install a more 'standard' fitting.
Bought a new fitting and brought it home to try and install. When I took the existing fitting off and tried to put the new one on, i had some trouble. Turns out the 'lightbulb' fitting actually required less space to stick through the whole in the pool wall so this new fitting that I was trying to put on needed to be pushed through the hole with some force. I got it through and did notice that some of the plastic material that makes up the threads (part SP-1419-D below) had been shaved off. Screwed it on and filled the pool. Next day I have small beads of water dripping out.. Went back to the store, bought another fitting and repeated the process. I'm still getting a leak though and I've tightened the fitting really tight. I'm at a loss as to how to solve this. And I'm not even sure what to ask you guys on this forum to do or suggest.
Is there anything you can think of ? Is there a standard way to put the fitting on that I didn't adhere to above ?
Previous Pool Fitting with Smaller Insert and Lightbulb :
New Pool Fitting :