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    Damaged threads on pvc in pool wall

    Our in ground pool is still under construction and the liner is set to be installed in a few days. We noticed that the threads on one of the pvc pipes leading into the pool are damaged. Not sure if this is a water line or where a LED light will go. The PB thinks it is fine since he was able to screw in a plug, but I'm concerned with future leaks. Are these pvc pipes replaceable? Should we demand a new one or will trying to remove this from the wall of the pool cause more problems? Just trying to avoid any future headaches or create new ones.

    There are 4 of these on the wall of the pool. 2 are for LED lights.

    http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ps9d1c9e46.jpg

    Here are the damaged threads.

    http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ps21c6f80a.jpg
    http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e2...ps7e79326f.jpg

    Thanks,
    IG 21,600 vinyl gal 38'x20' 3.5'/8', Pentair Sand Dollar SD80 filter, Pentair 1.5HP pump, Auto Pilot Salt Chlorine Generator RC 28. 2 LED lights, 2 bubblers.

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    Re: Damaged threads on pvc in pool wall

    Welcome to TFP!

    I think I'd at the very least have him agree to warranty that fitting fully including all labor and materials to replace it if it doesn't work. I wouldn't like it, but they are going to make a mess taking it out now.
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    Re: Damaged threads on pvc in pool wall

    You don't have anything to worry about. That will not cause an issue.

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    Re: Damaged threads on pvc in pool wall

    Thanks for the suggestion and reassurance. Contract indicates a 1 year warranty. Not sure if this is standard, but I was surprised to see this based on how much we're spending to have this built.
    IG 21,600 vinyl gal 38'x20' 3.5'/8', Pentair Sand Dollar SD80 filter, Pentair 1.5HP pump, Auto Pilot Salt Chlorine Generator RC 28. 2 LED lights, 2 bubblers.

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    Re: Damaged threads on pvc in pool wall

    As long as the return fitting or whatever goes on there threaded in no worries. It does not have to seal, it's all wet. I had to cut out a piece of pipe from a return fitting because someone (not me) twisted the wrong way on an aerator that was in there and bound it up. Left behind some thread damage, but still works fine.


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    Re: Damaged threads on pvc in pool wall

    The threads on the fittings in my 35 year old pool look far worse than that and have not caused a problem yet (PVC gets brittle with age), however I will probably have them changed next time I have the liner redone again. Since all they do is hold the fitting (eyeball, etc.) in place as long as it screws in you are fine.
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