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Thread: Plumbing question should I have put in an inlet for a vac?

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    Plumbing question should I have put in an inlet for a vac?

    I got to thinking last night as I was starting up the pump and filter and checking for leaks in the pipe etc.

    Should I have added a "T" to the suction line with a cap in order to use it for vacuuming the pool or should I simply stick with one of those "covers" that go on the skimmer and allows for the hose hook up -- this is what I had for my old intex.

    My plumbing is all schedule 40 hard PVC. I have a 2 way Jandy Valve at the skimmer -- guess I should have done a 3 way here instead, huh.

    Greg
    27' x 52" Round Lomart Sandstone AGP
    ~ 18,000 Gallons
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter 300lb
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 Speed pump
    2" Plumbing - 50 Foot run buried 18" Deep - Widemouth skimmer and 1 return with eyeball
    Compupool CPSC24

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    Re: Plumbing question should I have put in an inlet for a vac?

    Using a skimmer vacuum plate is better. That allows you to use the skimmer basket to catch any large debris and prevent it from getting to the pump.
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    Re: Plumbing question should I have put in an inlet for a vac?

    Good enough answer for me ... thanks.

    Greg
    27' x 52" Round Lomart Sandstone AGP
    ~ 18,000 Gallons
    Hayward S244T Sand Filter 300lb
    Hayward 1HP Matrix 2 Speed pump
    2" Plumbing - 50 Foot run buried 18" Deep - Widemouth skimmer and 1 return with eyeball
    Compupool CPSC24

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