I have questions about these two things in this link above ^^^... #9 = eyeball, and #5 = hose adapter.
My AG pool skimmer has a 1.5 inch flex hose that I will hard plumb with a 2 inch pvc pipe. The dealer told me it's useless because of these two things above, as well as other locations on the circuit. I'm starting to see his point of view. It's a bit late now because I've purchased everything, but I'd like to hear some opinions on this specific location. The eyeball... I measured it and it is ONE INCH across!!! That's it? The whole 2" piping will end up with a 1" eyeball at the return of the pool?
The other side will be 1.5 inch, but I want to change that out if I can right from the skimmer. The "#5" in the pic above . I want to get a 2" - 1.5" reducer and glue the rest of the 2" pipe from there down to the floor.
Can I replace that 1 inch eyeball? Should I?