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    Return eyelet positioning

    Hey all, hoping for some advice on how to position my return eyelets. I have 2 skimmers, 2 deep end drains and 3 returns.

    #1 is in the deep end directly across from a skimmer (#1 on same side as shallow end skimmer)

    #2 and #3 are in the shallow end directly across from my other skimmer

    It's a rectangular pool for reference. Appreciate any help, thanks!
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    Equipment: Mineral Springs MS-10 SWG, Raypak 266A heater, Jandy CL460 cartridge filter, Pentair superflo 1hp 2spd pump, Polaris PB4-60 booster pump and Polaris 280 cleaner. TF-100 w/speed-stir

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    Re: Return eyelet positioning

    You really want to create a wirlpool type effect so everything gets pulled into the skimmers

    Use ping pong balls, mail packing foam, empty plastic coke bottle with cap on and throw in the pool and see if they get sucked into the skimmer, adjust the returns until they do
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    Re: Return eyelet positioning

    Quote Originally Posted by Scsu74 View Post
    #1 is in the deep end directly across from a skimmer (#1 on same side as shallow end skimmer)

    #2 and #3 are in the shallow end directly across from my other skimmer
    Given this layout, I would just point the returns right at the skimmer and push everything right into it. The only issue is that depending on the layout, it can create some dead spots but it is worth a try. I have used that technique on my pool with some success.
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    Re: Return eyelet positioning

    Quote Originally Posted by mas985 View Post
    Given this layout, I would just point the returns right at the skimmer and push everything right into it. The only issue is that depending on the layout, it can create some dead spots but it is worth a try. I have used that technique on my pool with some success.
    So with the two together both should point at the skimmer? The one closest to the deep end is currently angled up so it creates a rippling effect
    Pool: 28K gal, vinyl lined, rectangular, auto cover
    Equipment: Mineral Springs MS-10 SWG, Raypak 266A heater, Jandy CL460 cartridge filter, Pentair superflo 1hp 2spd pump, Polaris PB4-60 booster pump and Polaris 280 cleaner. TF-100 w/speed-stir

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    Re: Return eyelet positioning

    Just experiment. It is hard to say what will work and what wont.
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