Removing polaris connector

impvme

Member
Oct 15, 2010
8
Hi,

The connector of my polaris broke inside the pool wall. Apparently someone glued it into the wall. Any suggestions on how to remove the broken piece without damaging the threads on the wall side connector so I can reinstall my sweep? I think I have two or three returns but the one it was originally hooked up to seems to have the most pressure when returning water to the pool.

Thanks for any info.

impvme
 

SCEADU

In The Industry
Feb 10, 2010
68
Atlanta,GA
You should be able to get it out with a punch and hammer. Just lay the punch alonside the broken piece and gently tap it until it screws out
 

PoolGuyNJ

TFP Expert
May 20, 2007
3,192
South Central NJ
I doubt someone glued it. If it's calcified, grab it with pliers. If that fails, use a hacksaw blade to cut score lines about 45 degrees apart, stopping just shy of the threads. Break the fitting at the score lines and the fitting should become removable when grabbed with pliers. The fitting's diameter will slightly decrease when being turned, releasing hold the calcium deposit or friction that is preventing it's normal removal. Replace the fitting in the Spring.

Scott
 

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