Forum Title: Broken drain plug ...
So we decided to open the pool ourselves this year to save a little money. All was going fine ... got the plugs back in, drained out the anti-freeze, got the pump going, and got the heater going. All was good until we decided to tighten the plugs. One of the drain plugs on the pump broke at the top. So part is in the hole and the top you would turn broke off and it's leaking a little. Any suggestions on getting that piece out, and can I just go to my local pool store and get another plug? It's a Hayward Super Pump. Thanks!
Category: pool Post By: MELANIE ALVARADO (Ontario, CA), 03/10/2019

Odds are since it broke it may be a bit snug. Is the plug plastic? Can you get a bite with a pair of channel locks and turn it that way? If it is plastic you can probably punch a flat head screwdriver through it and turn it that way. Or even dremmel a little grove for the screwdriver to fit in.

- GEORGE MOORE (Providence, RI), 03/25/2019

Most of the well stocked pool stores around will have a replacement. Mine broke about a month ago. Instead of buying one off the internet for $18, I was able to find one at Leslie's for about $4. Get you some channel locks as mdhwoods suggested and you should be able to get it off. Take it with you to the pool store and they should be able to match it up for you. No need to spring for the name brand plug either. A plug is a plug as long as it is the same size.

- DIANNE OCONNOR (Danbury, CT), 04/10/2019

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