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Thread: Installing Aqua-Trol RJ onto pool light return jet

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    May 2009
    Austin, Texas

    Installing Aqua-Trol RJ onto pool light return jet

    I'm about to install an Aqua Trol SWG with the RJ fitting. According to the manufacturer instructions, the T-cell should be attached directly to the return jet. I've read about problems that can occur in horizontal installations when the distance between T-cell and return jet is not sufficient for proper gas dispersion. My questions are:

    Can this also be an issue with vertically mounted T-cells, and if so, what is the minimum distance that I should allow?

    Are there turbulence or other potential issues that should be addressed when installing the T-cell onto a pool light as opposed to straight return jet?

    The pool light return fitting is at a slight angle (about 10 degrees) from vertical and the manufacturer stresses that the T-cell should be mounted vertically. Should I add a PVC adapter or some flexible hose so that the T-cell is exactly vertical?

    I realize that these may be no-brainers (I haven't been able to find a single relevant post/article). Still, I'd appreciate any information or reassurance before I install the SWG.

    Thanks -- LadyEntropy
    12' x 24' x 4.5' AG oval (8800 gal.)
    Sta-Rite 200 BP Sand Filter
    Hayward 1 1/2 HP Pump
    Aqua-Trol SWG

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    Jun 2008
    Port Neches, Tx.

    Re: Installing Aqua-Trol RJ onto pool light return jet

    I have a Aquatrol on our pool, the cell is mounted directly to the return fitting and vertical.
    I don't really understand your question regarding the light.
    Noob Here!
    24' Above Ground
    Aquatrol SWG
    1 1/2 hp pump, sand filter

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    Jun 2009
    SouthWest Alabama

    Re: Installing Aqua-Trol RJ onto pool light return jet

    Here's my take on it. Since the "RJ" unit doesn't have a flow switch they want the cell to be vertical so that the gas produced rises up out of the unit and they want it as close to the open pool so the chlorine disperses quickly. This is all in case the flow stops for some reason.

    I'd say that mounting it vertically and as close to the return outlet as possible are very inportant considerations.
    Dave J. TFP Moderator
    24' x 52" Round AGP. 2hp/¼hp SPL Power-Flo 2-speed pump. 200sqft Waterway Cartridge Filter. 45MHP2(3GPD) Stenner Peristaltic Pump
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