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Thread: Pool circulation issues

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    Pool circulation issues

    Hi all. I have a 20x40 rectangular pool with two skimmers and two return jets all on the same side of the pool. It goes skimmer-jet-jet-skimmer. It's obviously not a great design but not much I could do about it because I didn't build the pool. It was already there. Anyway, because there are no returns opposite the skimmers I get very poor pool circulation. Debris seems to end up in the corners opposite the skimmers. Is there an optimal direction to face the return jets to alleviate this problem? Or is there some other way that I could increase circulation in my pool short of tearing it up and starting over and designing it properly. Thanks a lot for any suggestions.

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    Re: Pool circulation issues

    I would try different options. Sometimes having the returns pointed at each other may actually help. Each pool is very different so experiment a little.
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    Re: Pool circulation issues

    Generally, it is best to try to create a circular rotation in the pool, either counterclockwise or clockwise by pointing the returns in the same direction. One usually works better than the other depending on wind or how close the return is to the skimmer.
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