My shotcrete pool/spa is 2 years old this summer, and, although it's functional, the spa jet action has never lived up to the action desired. Prior to commencement of the build, I had relayed my expectations to our PB in several discussions, which, of course, he assured he'd deliver as a "custom builder" with years of experience in the industry. Unfortunately, my PB failed badly in this regard, along with several other quality related matters. Unless I litigate, I'm SOL...I'll just leave it at that...
I have a slightly over 32K gallon salt system pool. All of my equipment is Jandy (Pro-Edge). As it relates to my inquiry here, these are some of the relative particulars. The filter is a DEV 60 D.E., the pump is a Stealth 2HP single speed, and the backwash valve is a Jandy 2-in-1 Neverlube (BWVL-NVL). All plumbing is 2" schedule 40 PVC, the spa has 10 jets, 2HP air blower, and the system can operate remotely with the Aqua Link RS PDA-6.
Well, here goes...while recently having a couple of unrelated matters serviced (this company also is a PB) it was mentioned that it may be possible to get more action to the jets by (by-passing) or recirculating the water so that it does not go through the filter when in spa mode. The tech advised that I could change out my existing aforementioned backwash valve for the Jandy multiport. This multiport has a "recirculation" setting as well as other beneficial settings (like rinse) that my current BWV doesn't have; as it only has backwash, waste and filter. He also mentioned possibly changing out the spa jets for smaller jets, but he didn't have the time to drain spa and look inside to see what the size of the jets were. I'm not sure of their current size either, but they're just the basic jets with single circular openings.
So, what is the feeling here? Even if it doesn't give any more action to the jets in "recirculation" the additional "rinse" setting would still be a benefit for backwashing purposes, right? Does the multiport valve restrict more flow (add more resistance/friction) than the stated BWV that I currently have? Is there any benefit of having my current BWV vs. switching to the multiport?