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Thread: Pool Slide Question! **Help please**

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    Pool Slide Question! **Help please**

    Hi I'm new to this group. I bought my home with an in ground pool and had no idea what I was getting into. There's not many pool people where I live so we had to figure this all out. We finally got it up and running and we are working on finishing the slide I was trying to figure out how the water goes to the slide and realized it can be through a hose or some type of piping to the return. There is this pipe looking thing under the slide with I think a hose connected. It has a cap on it and I'm not sure if that means the pipe is for the slide. Does anyone know what this is? Should I take the cap off? Any help appreciated. This is under our slide.


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    Jan 2010
    San Dimas, CA (LA County)

    Re: Pool Slide Question! **Help please**


    I suspect you are right. What I don't know is why there are two pipes instead of just one.

    Maybe this reply will this up and someone who has a slide can answer.
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    Aug 2014
    Northern IL

    Re: Pool Slide Question! **Help please**

    Could one be pulling water from the pool (suction) and the other being a return (from the filter) line? That would be one powerful slide! I am not an equipment person so that's a guess.

    My slide has a flexible hose from the return line which connects from the decking to the top of the slide. There is also a shut-off valve at shoulder-height so you can turn the slide on and off without going to the equipment pad.

    I'm not sure any of that helps, but it could be a further bump if not.

    Good job on all your hard work!

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