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Thread: Teflon Tape on Pool Sweep Fitting Threads?

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    Teflon Tape on Pool Sweep Fitting Threads?

    I'm new to pools, so I don't know what the recommended procedures are with regards to PVC pipe fittings. I am about to reconnect my repaired pool sweep to the pressure port on the side of the pool, and was wondering if I should be using Teflon tape on the threads.
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    Re: Teflon Tape on Pool Sweep Fitting Threads?

    No, I wouldn't. Don't you ever remove the pool sweep from the return? I take mine out all the time such as during parties or when I want to hook a fountain up.
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    Re: Teflon Tape on Pool Sweep Fitting Threads?

    It's actually has a quick disconnect that is screwed into the port on the side of the pool, and then the pool sweep connects to the quick disconnect.
    Michael

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    Re: Teflon Tape on Pool Sweep Fitting Threads?

    I don't think it makes any difference. The teflon tape is used to make a water proof seal. So what if your joint leaks. It's in water - so it won't matter. And if the leak is so huge that it matters - then I doubt any amount of teflon tape would make a difference.
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    Re: Teflon Tape on Pool Sweep Fitting Threads?

    Thanks!
    Michael

    20,000 gallon in-ground gunite/plaster pool (1992), attached spa with spillway, Pentair Superflo 1.5 HP pump, Smith booster pump for pool sweep, Pentair 2000 DE filter, Sta Rite Max-E-Therm 400 heater, Silencer Blower 2 HP for spa, Polaris 280 pool sweep.

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