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    Main Drain help

    I have a problem for which I am hoping there is a solution. My main drain cover is off and my "pool guy" says that the collar or flange that you screw the cover into is broken and that the cover cannot be screwed down. He says there is no way to repair this except when the pool is refinished.

    Is this accurate? I am hoping for someone who may know of some product to help resolve this.

    Can I use a glue to glue the cover down? I would be fine with that. My pool will likey need to be re-done this winter so it may only need to be a short terms fix.

    Thanks.
    36000 gallon pool with SWG and Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Main Drain help

    Yeah, A+ B epoxy putty will glue it down. It works underwater.
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    Re: Main Drain help

    That is exactly what I did to secure my main drain and spa drain. The screw holes were impacted with some kind of deposits and became unusable. The covers have stayed in place for over a year now. I am now replastering my pool with Pebble Sheen and mentioned to the installer that I had glued the covers down with epoxy. He made a big fuss about what I did, but it wasn't clear to me what the problem was because I thought the drains would need to be replaced anyway.
    22k gallon IG Anthony free-form pool and spa with PebbleSheen finish, Pentair WFDS-8 WhisperFlo Full Rated Dual-Speed 2HP pool pump, Sta-Rite S8D110 System 3 Grid D.E. 53 sq. ft. pool filter, Raypak R406A 399K BTU cupro-nickel propane heater, Polaris 280 pool cleaner with 3/4 HP PB4-60 booster pump, Goldline Aqua Plus controller and SWG, Inter-Fab G-Force pool slide.

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    Re: Main Drain help

    Interesting. I am likely going to refinish this coming winter and the guy I will probably use suggested epoxy and said he would replace the whole thing.
    36000 gallon pool with SWG and Cartridge Filter

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    Re: Main Drain help

    As it turns out, I've had to remove the cover to my spa drain and it came off very easily. I had only applied the putty to two spots, so that helped. The plastering company said that they would cut out the top frame of the the pool and spa drains and reinstall a new frame for the drain covers. This way, they would not have to replace the entire drain housing.
    22k gallon IG Anthony free-form pool and spa with PebbleSheen finish, Pentair WFDS-8 WhisperFlo Full Rated Dual-Speed 2HP pool pump, Sta-Rite S8D110 System 3 Grid D.E. 53 sq. ft. pool filter, Raypak R406A 399K BTU cupro-nickel propane heater, Polaris 280 pool cleaner with 3/4 HP PB4-60 booster pump, Goldline Aqua Plus controller and SWG, Inter-Fab G-Force pool slide.

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