Help me find replacement plugs?

Helter

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Jul 14, 2022
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This will be the first year closing my pool, and due to how long it had been closed previously (possibly 10 years) the plugs were pretty badly damaged when we removed them.
Total length is about 7.5 inches, both plugs are 1.75 inches diameter at the top (#9?). The spacer between them is 4 inches, from the bottom of the bottom plug to the top of the top plug is 6 inches.
 

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Lake Placid

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May 27, 2021
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Chlorine
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Helter

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Jul 14, 2022
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SE PA, USA
The Amazon link is a 9/9 ANT plug: No. 9/9 Double Rubber Winter Plug,Type 99I No. 9 Top Stopper and No. 9 Bottom Stopper Amazon.com : No. 9/9 Double Rubber Winter Plug,Type 99I No. 9 Top Stopper and No. 9 Bottom Stopper : Patio, Lawn & Garden

This link is a 9/8 ANT plug: Double Winter Pool Plug Type 98ANT

Search for a double winter plug 9/9 or 9/8.
Thanks. The one on Amazon looks close, but doesn't specify the spacing. The Poolweb stopper says 1 inch spacing.... That's the piece of it that is causing me trouble, I can find other double plugs, just none that match the ones I pulled out.
 

Lake Placid

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May 27, 2021
373
St. Louis
Pool Size
17000
Surface
Fiberglass
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-40
Thanks. The one on Amazon looks close, but doesn't specify the spacing. The Poolweb stopper says 1 inch spacing.... That's the piece of it that is causing me trouble, I can find other double plugs, just none that match the ones I pulled out.
I’d hedge a guess that the 1” spacing refers to the distance of the washer and spacer at the top before the first plug. When in doubt hit up the supplier with questions to clarify.
 

Helter

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Jul 14, 2022
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SE PA, USA
I’d hedge a guess that the 1” spacing refers to the distance of the washer and spacer at the top before the first plug. When in doubt hit up the supplier with questions to clarify.
Thanks! After your post I started doing some additional searches based on your suggestion, and *think* I tracked down that this is a Sylvan "98" double plug. I have some ordered now, so we'll see!
 
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anthonypool89

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I tracked down that this is a Sylvan "98" double plug. I have some ordered now, so we'll see!
Yes...this is something that Anthony (and thus probably Sylvan) used for the skimmers. I have one for mine that uses a size 9 and 8 plugs. Smaller one on the bottom which winds up going partway into the drain line below where the skimmer / drain pipe t's off. When I ordered one a few years ago the distances weren't quite right so I had to do some cutting on the pipe to get the correct spacing. The poolweb link above is exactly what I have. Once this is in place, I just put an empty gallon container in the skimmer pot to serve as expansion material. Probably works as well as a gizmo, etc.
 
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