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Thread: broken polaris port on pool wall

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    broken polaris port on pool wall

    My 15 year old steel wall vinyl liner pool has a port on the wall for connecting the polaris 380. There are two nubs inside the fitting to assist in removing the fitting. If you insert the plastic tool that I purchased at Leslies, it catches the 2 nubs and enables the unscewing of tge fitting.

    Last winter when I closed the pool and attempted to remove the fitting the nubs broke off.

    I have tried multiple methods to remove the fitting, which seems securely in pkace. The 1/4 inch or so of the fitting outer edge is now breaking off.

    Surrounding the fitting is a collar with 4 phillips screws. I have been reluctant to remove the screws because I suspect the collar is holding the liner in place. If I remove it, the liner will stretch and I will have a big issue on my hands.

    I am out of ideas. Any suggestions how I might get the fitting out?

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    Re: broken polaris port on pool wall

    Internal pipe wrench would be my thought.
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    Re: broken polaris port on pool wall

    John

    Thanks for the suggestion. I'd never heard of an Internal pipe wrench. Will pick one up tomorrow after work and give it a try, and then post again. Many thanks for the suggestion.

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