Opening pool by myself, since I am forced to stay at home for 5 more weeks. Where does this go?

mchopra

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May 1, 2017
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Cincinnati, Ohio
I decided to take the pool opening on by myself. I took off the cover, am filling the pool with water, and removed the plugs in the skimmer basket foundations, and the outlet plugs for water outflow. I was able to find assorted plugs inside my Pentair variable speed pump filter basket, I sealed all of the openings that I could see. Here is my issue- I found this black plug with old Teflon tape on it, where does it go?
Thanks and stay safe.
Manny
 

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PoolGate

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The pump usually has 2 plugs.

Also FYI those plugs are better off with a silicone lubed oring than Teflon tape. If you can get out to the hardware store, bring the plugs and match them up with an oring!
 

setsailsoon

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Manny,

Please do fill in your signature at the link Marty provided above. Your plug issue is a perfect example of how the signature gets you better advice quicker by avoiding a lot of repetitive questions on their part. Also a photo of the equipment pad and your pool would be helpful.

Hope you get everything up and running quickly!

Chris
 

mchopra

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May 1, 2017
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Cincinnati, Ohio

We need details of your pool equipment.
Hi,

‘’I have an free form pool, 35,000 gallons gunnite. I have a Pentair Intelliflo 3 HP variable speed pump, Hayward sand filter, Hayward variflo valve, Caretaker 5port cleaning system, Raypak heater, Jacuzzi salt water cell system.
I am trying to post photos next.

Thanks
Manny
 

mknauss

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I put the pool details into your Signature.

Check the heater. That looks like a heater drain plug. It should have an oring, not teflon tape.
 

mchopra

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May 1, 2017
12
Cincinnati, Ohio
Manny,

Please do fill in your signature at the link Marty provided above. Your plug issue is a perfect example of how the signature gets you better advice quicker by avoiding a lot of repetitive questions on their part. Also a photo of the equipment pad and your pool would be helpful.

Hope you get everything up and running quickly!

Chris
Thanks for your assistance.
The pump usually has 2 plugs.

Also FYI those plugs are better off with a silicone lubed oring than Teflon tape. If you can get out to the hardware store, bring the plugs and match them up with an oring!
Hi,

I placed 2 white/opaque ones into the side bottoms of the Pentair pump. I just don’t know where this black one goes.
 

Newdude

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Jun 16, 2019
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NY
They look like the plugs for my Pentair VS pump. Mine takes 2. One for the basket area and one for the motor/impeller area
 

PoolGate

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Jun 7, 2017
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Damascus, MD
Thanks for your assistance.

Hi,

I placed 2 white/opaque ones into the side bottoms of the Pentair pump. I just don’t know where this black one goes.
Saltwater generator? Mine has 2 plugs in the pump, 1 in the heater (hard to find) and one in the saltwater generator housing. It goes somewhere! Once you start up your pump, you'll find it I suspect. If not, turn off the pump until you do!