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Thread: Leak around Hayward Inlet in intex pool

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    poolsam's Avatar
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    Jun 2014
    Bangor, maine

    Leak around Hayward Inlet in intex pool

    Installed a wall skimmer and an additional return. As I was trimming the vinyl at edge of piping before attaching nut, my hand skipped and I sliced an extra inch laterally. Anyhow drained to below tear, patched, but now leaking at the gasket and on the female 1/2 inch thread where I attached a Hayward male ball valve fitting (this leak not related to tear).

    Can I use silicone around gasket?

    I used Teflon tape on screw threads when attaching ball valve but should I use plumbers putty instead.

    I drained pool again and installed another big patch on inside completely covering original hole. I siliconed the outside around gasket and used plumbers putty on inner thread when attaching ball valve. Will fill it up and see.

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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: Leak around Hayward Inlet in intex pool

    When I use Teflon tape, I wrap it around 6-7 times.
    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
    Fallsburg, NY

    Re: Leak around Hayward Inlet in intex pool

    You will want to use a thread sealant, not teflon tape. Oatley Great White is good, I used this
    8638 gallon 20'x52" Intex ultra frame round AG. 2650 gph Intex Sand Filter. Intex krystal Klear SWG. (newer model that includes copper ion generation) Hayward 1091LX skimmer, Kreepy Krauly lil shark. Taylor K-2006 w/speed stir and sample sizer. New this year, Intex PureSpa - dichlor-> bleach method for sanitizing.
    New pool, 16'x36' (approx 18000 gal) in ground pool, Haywood DE filter

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