Want to Replace Cleaner Port With Return Eyeball


Bronze Supporter
Nov 15, 2015
Cypress, TX
Is this easily accomplished? I would like to be able to swap the cleaner port back in if my robot ever needs service. The cleaner is a Pentair Racer if it matters. The Pentair is okay, but I prefer to have an eyeball there.


Mod Squad
TFP Expert
LifeTime Supporter
May 19, 2010
Tucson, AZ
I had a port that had an eyeball in it (because it looked like a return when they replastered). Turns out, it was a capped off line that I turned into a vacuum port.

I just had to unscrew the eyeball from inside the port and screw in the adapter that the cleaner hose attaches too.

But, yours sounds like a pressure cleaner, so it may be a different setup. If you have female threads inside the port, you just need to buy and eyeball and retaining ring and put it in.