Vac lock fitting

gescobar30

Member
Aug 30, 2019
6
Miami
Hi guys,
I just purchased a home with a pool. First home with a pool for me. So forgive my ignorance. The pool has a missing vac lock fitting. I have gone to find a replacement at my local pool store and the 1.5 in size is to small to fit the wall fitting and a 2in size is to big. Is there a size in between? Is there an adaptor or something that i can purchase so that i can secure the hole? How do i know what brand of vac lock i should buy? Any tip or advise is appreciated thanks

Gus
Miami FL
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
20,389
Northern NJ
Welcome to TFP.

Post a pic of where the “vac lock fitting “ is missing from. What size do you measure it is? What connects to it?
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
20,389
Northern NJ
Why do you think the pool was built to use that vac loc fitting? Why do you think it is missing? Sounds to me like it does not fit your pool.

Let's take a step back - what are you trying to accomplish with that fitting?
 

gescobar30

Member
Aug 30, 2019
6
Miami
Ok the only reason why i am looking for that fitting is because i purchased the home. The pool has an open permit from 27 years ago. The inspector that came to see the pool to close the permit said that i needed to get that vac loc or just something to cover that hole. He was the one that called it a vac lock, i dont know anything about pools. Please help.
 

KDpoolguy

Bronze Supporter
Mar 5, 2017
595
Palm Desert, CA
If that 2” pvc threaded cap works, keep it. My vacuum port is 1.5”ID. Id bet it’s threads are worn as to why it’s loose. I understand it’s necessary as if you accidentally knocked the valve and a suction accident happens. Yeah, maybe I should get one too.
I see this one, for $16. It really should fit. If it’s loose, wrap some teflon tape on the threads so it ‘bites’ into the interior port threads better. You’re right though, something should cover that wall suction port.
 
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ajw22

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Jul 21, 2013
20,389
Northern NJ
PVC pipe is either 1.5" or 2". If 2" is too big then that pipe is 1.5". As Kevin suggested, take the 1.5" valve and wrap it as necessary with teflon tape to make it fit.