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    Broken return jet face plate.

    I have 2 of what it appears to be Hayward Return Inlet Faceplates (SPX1411B?) broken in my pool. Here is one of them (ignore the pink - it's antifreeze):



    It doesn't seem to cause any problem, but I would like to replace it. From this diagram (different type, but I assume it's similar):



    it seems that it's affixed by 4 screws and no bolts and there is no danger of losing a nut or something. That was one of my concerns - I was afraid that once I unscrew them I won't be able to put it back together. Doesn't seem to be the case, but I just want to confirm to be sure.

    Another question I have is this - can I replace it under water? I can see that it pinches/pushes the liner against the return assembly and when unscrewed it might/will leak water in. Will this be a problem? Will I be better off waiting for pool closure next fall and do it then?

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    Re: Broken return jet face plate.

    I had to replace one and did it under water. Yours looks just like mine. Just 4 screws, no washers, no nuts, no drama. Get a new rubber gasket as well.


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    Re: Broken return jet face plate.

    Bdex,

    Thanks for your response. I assume when you say gasket you meant this black rubber gasket pictured:



    Does it go between the face plate and the liner? Seems like it would go behind the liner and I'm not sure that I want to peel that off much. Especially if I decide to do it under water


    It also seems that it's cheaper to buy the whole assembly instead of buying gasket and the face plate.
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    Re: Broken return jet face plate.

    Hard to winterize with cracks in that ring. I had to replace one in my pool this summer.
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    Re: Broken return jet face plate.

    i put a rubber stopper plug in first and then a regular plug over it.
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    Re: Broken return jet face plate.

    Bdex,

    I was wondering if you saw my Q regarding the gasket? Does it go between the face plate and the liner?

    Thanks!
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    Re: Broken return jet face plate.

    The gasket should be between the face plate and the liner.
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    Re: Broken return jet face plate.

    The gasket is under liner,faceplate has ridges that press liner into gasket

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    Re: Broken return jet face plate.

    If that's the case, i would rather not disturb it. I would imagine at this point it's all nicely pressed together.
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