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    Eyeball Question

    I have a 16 x 32 in ground vinyl pool with one return in the shallow end. How should the eye ball be pointed? Should I be getting some surface movement - in other words point the eyeball slightly up towards the surface of the water in the shallow end - or since I only have one - should it be pointed toward the middle of the pool (in terms of depth) and towards the deep end?

    Should my pool really have two returns? I do have another eyeball fitting in the deeper end but it only has the trim ring on it. It's covered by the liner and it not returning any water - obviously. It also looks like I have a second return pipe sticking up out of the ground near the filter but nothing is attached to it.

    Just an FYI - the pool does have a bottom drain.
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    Re: Eyeball Question

    If you point the eyeball at the surface, your pH will rise over time. If you have stable or rising pH I would point it where the greatest circulation would be achieved. I know that's subjective, but maybe think of it as "if paint were spraying out of this how could I paint as much surface as possible".

    I only have one return and one skimmer and no (working) bottom drain and I get along just fine.
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    Re: Eyeball Question

    My pH is normally relatively stable. I like the paint analogy. Thanks!
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    Re: Eyeball Question

    That return line is probably capped off due to a leak at some point in the past. I would aim the eyeball so it points parallel to the water surface to create a clockwise or counterclockwise rotation. Whichever works best to move stuff to the skimmer. Try each direction to see which works best.
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