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    Returns on same wall as skimmer on IG Pool

    Does anyone have experience with having the returns on the same side of the pool as the skimmer? If so, any issues?

    I am having my pool plumbing redone. The are recommending having the 2 returns on same side of skimmer and the eyes pointed down at a 45 deg angle. Right now I have 2 returns but one on the skimmer side and one opposite. I also have 2 returns in the stairs. Not sure they do much to help circulation.

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    Re: Returns on same wall as skimmer on IG Pool

    Mine are setup that way. Periodically I redirect the jets, but most of the time they aim toward the walls rather than down.
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    Re: Returns on same wall as skimmer on IG Pool

    Does it seem like you get good water flow back to the skimmer ?
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    Re: Returns on same wall as skimmer on IG Pool

    The goal for optimum skimming is to create a circular flow pattern, either clockwise or counterclockwise. Usually one way will work better than the other depending on the wind. All returns should be pointed in the same direction to create the circular flow.
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    Re: Returns on same wall as skimmer on IG Pool

    What is the best way to create a circular pattern in a rectangular pool?

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    Re: Returns on same wall as skimmer on IG Pool

    Experiment with different directions. I put ping pong balls in and watch their pattern and adjust.
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    Re: Returns on same wall as skimmer on IG Pool

    Good idea on the ping pong balls. The theory is the same for rectangular or curved wall pools.
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