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    Auto Fill Fitting Help

    I made my own auto fill out of an 8" pipe piece and a toilet float. It is working fine. (I still haven't plastered yet.) But I don't know what fitting to put on the 3/4" pipe inside the pool. A smooth coupler? A filter grate fitting to keep out bugs or debris? Nothing? I need to cut the pipe but want to leave clearance for the correct "thing". Any ideas? What do you guys have on yours? This seems like a silly little thing, but it's hanging me up. My internet searches are coming up blank and I'm starting to have bad dreams about it.

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    Re: Auto Fill Fitting Help

    Standard return fitting?

    Return Fitting

    You'd probably need to adapt from your 3/4" pipe to a larger size (1" or 1.5" or 2" PVC) because most return fittings are 1.5" or 2", although I saw some online for spas that are meant for 1". Couldn't find anything that direct connects to 3/4" pipe.
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    21K gal 16' x 40' in-ground pool built 1959, old school with Jacuzzi bronze pump, American Products 24" Sand Filter & Americana Multiport valve, Jandy Lite2 millivolt heater, Coverstar cover, and classic Kreepy Krauly.

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    Re: Auto Fill Fitting Help

    Nothing is certainly an option just cut it flush and sand the edge a bit, I have seen one like that and since it is 3/4 most people won't even see it. They are plastering my pool tomorrow and are using the same fitting as the returns but mine is 1.5”. Bugs and debris should not be much of a concern since it will be below the surface. If it does get a bit gunky from time to time, just scrub it out with a toilet brush blast it out with the hose add a bit of bleach and call it good.

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    Re: Auto Fill Fitting Help

    Kinda hard to tell from the photos, but is that plastic or metal pipe?
    21K gal 16' x 40' in-ground pool built 1959, old school with Jacuzzi bronze pump, American Products 24" Sand Filter & Americana Multiport valve, Jandy Lite2 millivolt heater, Coverstar cover, and classic Kreepy Krauly.

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