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    Inlet size make a difference

    On my return's back into pool.I had 1 return.Well,since I have 2 sharing the 1.5 pipe.Should I put a 3/8 inlet hole on the farthest one.I have a 3/4 on the nearest one to the pump now.I don't have one on the farthest one yet.Would it make much difference on pressure coming out of farthest one.Just wondering

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    Re: Inlet size make a difference

    Do you mean you have 1 return pipe that supplies 2 jets? I have 1 1.5 pipe that supplies 4 jets.

    I think you would want to put a smaller nozzle on the near jet to force more water to the far one.
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    Re: Inlet size make a difference

    Yes,I asked installer about installing a cut off valve's inline so I could control flow to inlets.He said would not make difference.I like having the option of controlling flow to each return jet.What do you think.

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    Re: Inlet size make a difference

    Not likely worth the effort for likely minimal gains. Just point your eyeballs to adjust water flow
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