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Thread: Possible leak in return plumbing

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    Beaufort, SC

    Possible leak in return plumbing

    Is it possible for dirt to be sucked into the pool from a leak in a return pipe?
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    DFW, TX

    Re: Possible leak in return plumbing

    I dont think so, there is pressure in that pipe when the pump is on. Maybe there could be a little bit of a venturi effect or it could leak back a little when the pump shuts off.
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