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    Aqua Trol Return jet install question

    Can a Aqua Trol RJ be hard plumbed 1 1/2 PVC to the return jet. I think I see it comes with hose type unions for the return, but other configurations? 1 1/2" or 2" PVC?

    Perhaps all I need is to buy some standard 2" unions and reduce it down to 1 1/2". Will a standard 2" union thread onto the cell? Much cheaper to buy the RJ than the HP model.

    Thanks,
    Bob
    1980's Shasta built 30,000 gal inground diving pool. Pebble-tec interior. Pentair DE Filter. In ground pop-ups. Hayward Navigator sweeper.

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    Re: Aqua Trol Return jet install question

    The AquaTrol is designed to connect to either 2" rigid or 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" flexible. If you are using 1 1/2" rigid, I would connect a short piece of 2" pipe to the AquaTrol and then reduce it to 1 1/2" to connect to your existing pipe.
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    Re: Aqua Trol Return jet install question

    I see that applies to the HP model, but does that also apply to the return jet (RJ) model? Any adapters or unions included other than the hose type? Or will I have to buy slip type 2" unions and use just the one half?

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    Bob
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    Re: Aqua Trol Return jet install question

    I downloaded the manual - the RJ model also comes with fittings to attach to rigid pvc
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    Re: Aqua Trol Return jet install question

    Oh.. I see now. Don't know how I missed that going thru the manual. Thank you and Jason for your help.

    Cheers!
    Bob

    Quote Originally Posted by NWMNMom
    I downloaded the manual - the RJ model also comes with fittings to attach to rigid pvc
    1980's Shasta built 30,000 gal inground diving pool. Pebble-tec interior. Pentair DE Filter. In ground pop-ups. Hayward Navigator sweeper.

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    Re: Aqua Trol Return jet install question

    Here are the pics installed for anyone interested.

    Thanks again,
    Bob
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    Re: Aqua Trol Return jet install question

    That is VERY nice. Great job and thanks for posting the pix.
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