How to eliminate a Chlorinator

hurst_b

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May 24, 2015
8
Wichita/Kansas
Thanks to this website i am on the right track with chlorinating my pool with liquid bleach.
My pool is still setup with the old chlorinator that takes the 3-in tablets. I have just been running the pool with it empty the last couple seasons.
This season I want to eliminate it. Do they make plugs for the ports that the chlorinator plugs into on the inlet and return lines? Should i run a continuous piece of 3/8 tube between the two ports? I really don't want to have to cut out the ports and glue in new sections of pipe. Any advice would be appreciated.
 

borjis

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Aug 19, 2014
2,709
Pacific NW
I had an inline chlorinator when I bought the place. I removed the black tubing going to the connectors (on the in and out pvc plumbing) then cut
some of that tubing long enough to be fully seated (just as before) as well as a bit longer (1 or 2 inches i think) then
stuffed it with liquid nails sealant and a stainless steel bolt (for both) then used little automotive fuel line clamps
to secure the bolts to the tubing.

Haven't had any leaks.
 

jblizzle

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May 19, 2010
41,195
Tucson, AZ
Why remove it? If there is no leaking, I would just leave it.

Could be useful for raising the CYA if needed or while on vacation.
 

borjis

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Aug 19, 2014
2,709
Pacific NW
Yep thats the same type I had on the plumbing.

Mine had to be removed, it was cracked and would have needed replacement.

I would have removed it anyways though, they put it right in front of the door and
you'd have to very carefully walk around it to access anything.
 

Bama Rambler

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Jun 22, 2009
22,966
SouthWest Alabama
Just take a solid piece of rubber about the size of the washer that's under there now and remove the fitting and place the rubber under the clamp and tighten it down.

Alternatively you could remove the fitting and clamp, then tap the pipe and install a plastic threaded plug in the hole. It would probably tap to 1/4" NPT.
 

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