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    Hayward outlet and winter plug

    Hello everyone,

    I have a question on the return line on my agp. I have a Hayward Outlet with the adjustable eye. I'm closing for the winter and trying to figure out how to plug it. I have a few screw in plugs, but it does not fit when I unscrew and remove the adjustable eye. I have a key that fits inside.. Does the inside remove to add the threaded plug? I can't see the it because the cover is on and I'm reaching under the cover. I have searched but found no info.

    Please help..

    Thanks,
    Geo
    21 10500 gal AGP 52' sides, haward 3/4 hp xl pump and earth filter ec50
    Using the bbb method. Tf-100 kit. My first pool so learning in progress!

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    Re: Hayward outlet and winter plug

    There should be 3 pieces to the eyeball fitting. You should have the retaining ring, the eyeball & the threaded fitting that screws into the wall fitting.

    If the third piece is still in the wall fitting you can screw it out and then your plugs should fit.
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    Re: Hayward outlet and winter plug

    Thanks,

    I have tried to unscrew it but it will not budge, any tricks to free it up? Pool is only a few months old.
    21 10500 gal AGP 52' sides, haward 3/4 hp xl pump and earth filter ec50
    Using the bbb method. Tf-100 kit. My first pool so learning in progress!

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    Re: Hayward outlet and winter plug

    Sometimes they're stuck and it takes a bit of force to get them to move.
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    Re: Hayward outlet and winter plug

    You can get a rubber expanding plug which can be used to plug the hole - but you can also try using it to remove the inner fitting by first snugging it up and then trying to turn it (perhaps with a pipe wrench) the rubber plug may get torn up if this doesn't work.

    Other options include using a wrench on the key tool that you are using to try to remove the fitting but I would worry it might break.
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