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Thread: Replacing outflow on AG pool without draining water

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    Hottrodd1968's Avatar
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    Jun 2014
    Long Island... Suffolk County North Shore, NY

    Cool Replacing outflow on AG pool without draining water

    Hi... I just installed and filled my 15 x 30 oval pool, and noticed that the thru-wall outflow (hope I'm using the right lingo... The valve that returns the water back into the pool) has a slow leak outside the pool. Since I bought the pool used, I imagine the part is stressed from use (leak seems to be from the plastic itself and not gaskets). Even the pool installer felt it looked good. Anyway, here I am and want to replace this $15 part, but want to do it without draining a few hundred gallons! I've read a poster using the bucket method.. Cutting a hole in the bucket and putting weather stripping... Using two people to get the job done. I'm wondering if anyone here has done the same or a variation and if you have any pics/specific instructions on doing this. I'm also concerned about getting water between the liner and pool wall because I have a foam liner in between. Any comments or suggestions would be appreciated.
    Cathy...15 x 30 x 54" Sharkline Echelon oval AG 12,600 gallons
    Hayward ReGenX grid element D.E. Filter RG70075XEH
    Hayward Power-Flo Matrix pump series 1.5 hp
    Intex Krystal Clear SWG system for up to 14,000 gallon pools
    TF-100 test kit & speed stir

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    Casey's Avatar
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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: Replacing outflow on AG pool without draining water

    I've never attempted such a feat. It certainly sounds like you need a new gasket though. Good luck. Personally, I'd drain it.
    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Jun 2013
    Manitoba, Canada

    Re: Replacing outflow on AG pool without draining water

    If its a slow leak, I would suggest leaving it alone until you drain it. You might make things worse then they already are.

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