Is hayward 2" socket connector special?

jblizzle

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There is a chance that the filter is a proprietary thread so the local hardware store may not work. You could get a cheap one and check before ordering.

I would use the Teflon paste to seal the threads.
 

woodyp

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Hayward is noted for their proprietary threading as jblizzle mentioned. The one on my pump sure didn't interface with existing standard PVC threads on a half union.