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Thread: turnlock connector on new pool pump....now what?

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    turnlock connector on new pool pump....now what?

    Well we got our brand new pool installed yesterday and today. The pump and filter are sitting 8 feet away from the pool in the middle of the stinking yard, with the cord dangling just above the dirt. I actually checked down at the hardware store for a turnlock-to-3 prong connector so I could just run an extension to it, but I guess that adapter doesn't exist.
    I'll be calling the pool place tomorrow, but since they're currently closed I figured I'd see what some internet experts said. I guess I'm assuming I'm supposed to wire up a receptacle for the turnlock? Can I got the plug off the end and replace it with a regular 3-prong, or is that just a stupid move? What's the purpose for the turnlok anyway...obviously it's harder to pull apart, but what beyond that?

    Thanks!

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    Re: turnlock connector on new pool pump....now what?

    That adapter probably exists in an RV store, at an exorbitant price.

    The best thing is to get a twist-lock plug and faceplate and replace the regular outlet where you plan to plug in.
    Or buy a heavy-duty extension cord and a female twist-lock, chop the cord, and replace the female end.
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    Re: turnlock connector on new pool pump....now what?

    Thanks....I thought about doing exactly that (cutting up an extension cord), but I wanted to make sure that there wasn't anything "special" about that turnlock connector that would (or should) prevent me from replacing the end. Sounds like that answer is no. THanks.

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    Re: turnlock connector on new pool pump....now what?

    16K freeform gunite with spa; Pentair 4000 DE filter; Century Whisperflow 1 HP; Pentair Minimax heater.
    Troublefree does not mean Maintenancefree. It's like brushing your teeth: You can spend a couple minutes a day and pennies a week or go to the dentist once a year and spend several thousand dollars.
    A pool is like a pet - you have to feed it every day, even the days you don't want to play with it!

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