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    old brittle leaking return eye leaking

    I was trying to tighten the return eye, and then it cracked. I new i would need to replace it, it looks a bit sad. My question is. (i know it is obviouse) I just need to ask. can/is it possible to replace this w/o draining below the return? and what else is needed for the repair, gaskets, sealer etc. TKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
    rgomez
    griffith, in.
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    13,5??? gal.
    hayward sandfilter 250#
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    It depends on which part cracked, part of the eyeball fitting or the return fitting. The eyeball has three parts, the eyeball, the cover, and a sleeve that screws into the return fitting. It is fairly easy to replace any part of the eyeball fitting.
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    I just replaced the whole assembly on my pool. I bought a winterizing plug for the return for $3. I had my wife hold rags over the holes to minimize water loss as I removed the old return. The plug stopped water from coming out of the new return until I had everything hooked up. I think we lost a total of 5 gallon of water, so not much at all. JUst make sure you have some one to help you. The whole process took about 2 minutes.
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    i ended up draining the pool past the returnand the swap was quite simple. Tanks for the replies.
    rgomez
    griffith, in.
    ag 24' round
    13,5??? gal.
    hayward sandfilter 250#
    pump unknown

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