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Thread: Hayward Skimmer and returns - Pentair pump + sand filter

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    Question Hayward Skimmer and returns - Pentair pump + sand filter

    I am planning to pipe in my Coleman 16x48 AGP with a Hayward thru-wall skimmer. I have read numerous post about this and have a question - should I pipe as follows:

    1. Add the Hayward skimmer and keep the factory output as an additional output with ball valve to control skimmer force while adding a home-made pvc fountain and factory return eyeball, giving me 2 outputs (original +skimmer) and 2 returns (original +fountain)

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    2. Add the Hayward skimmer and change the factory output to an additional eyeball return pointing in same counter-clockwise direction giving me additional return power with ball valve as well as adding a home-made pvc fountain T'd off of the original return that can be used to "balance" the input and outputs of the pump/filter.

    or - I am thinking too much into this and should just do whats easiest and looks best?

    I have read that some have issues with not getting enough water through the system related to pressure. I realize they may have filter issues or using inadequate piping- I am going to use all 1 1/2 pvc piping, with a Pentair dynamo 1HP pump and Crystal Bay 19" sand filter
    16x48 Coleman AGP - Hayward SP1091LX Skimmer
    Pentair Dynamo 1HP Pump/Hayward 18" sand filter
    Located in Mid-MO

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    Re: Hayward Skimmer and returns - Pentair pump + sand filter

    I'd go for the more returns, single skimmer option. #2
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    Re: Hayward Skimmer and returns - Pentair pump + sand filter

    Ditto to option #2. Take the flow option.
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    Re: Hayward Skimmer and returns - Pentair pump + sand filter

    Thanks for the feedback
    16x48 Coleman AGP - Hayward SP1091LX Skimmer
    Pentair Dynamo 1HP Pump/Hayward 18" sand filter
    Located in Mid-MO

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    Re: Hayward Skimmer and returns - Pentair pump + sand filter

    I got the skimmer installed and swapped out the stock return/outlet ports with hayward 3/4" eyeball - with both pointing counter-clockwise my floating chlorinator is doing laps in the pool. - next rigid PVC with fountain - Have to go change signature
    16x48 Coleman AGP - Hayward SP1091LX Skimmer
    Pentair Dynamo 1HP Pump/Hayward 18" sand filter
    Located in Mid-MO

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