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    Need help retrofitting new main drain cover

    My plaster inground pool has simple 5 1/2" main drain cover that stays in place using friction. There aren't any screw holes.

    My wife wants to replace the cover with one of the newer style covers that won't kill the kids. My problem is that I'm going to need to have some place to screw the new cover into.

    Is there something that I can do with waterproof epoxy? I'd like to do this project by myself to keep costs down.
    15,000 gallon unpainted plaster. Sand filter. Polaris 380.

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    Re: Need help retrofitting new main drain cover

    Epoxy will hold it in place.
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    Re: Need help retrofitting new main drain cover

    I guess that I'm asking how I would use epoxy to create screw holes.
    15,000 gallon unpainted plaster. Sand filter. Polaris 380.

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    Re: Need help retrofitting new main drain cover

    I would stick the epoxy in the base and once it cured use a couple of self drilling screws to hold the cover on.

    Do you just have one main drain?
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    Re: Need help retrofitting new main drain cover

    Ok. So just stick a glob of epoxy to the inside of the drain and drill into it once it cures. Sounds easy enough.

    I have one floor drain and one skimmer.

    The pool was built by Anthony Sylvan in 1965.
    15,000 gallon unpainted plaster. Sand filter. Polaris 380.

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