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Thread: Place a "hose" style adapter on return line?

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    Place a "hose" style adapter on return line?

    Odd question I know but here is why I am asking.

    The wife wants to get the kids an inflatable toy that needs a hose hook up to it for the water to shoot out the top.

    Well our hose is a decent distance from the pool and I was thinking that instead of having to lug out 100 feet of hose to use this thing is there a way to place perhaps a 3 way jandy style valve in the return right at the pool and then have that come off into a "hose adapter" so that we can hook up a hose to the toy and go from there?

    Does such an animal even exist and is this possible?

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    Re: Place a "hose" style adapter on return line?

    Assuming the water is going back to the pool, you should be fine.

    I wouldn't use a Jandy valve though, as that could be rotated to send all the flow to the hose. I'd just put a T into the line that has a small threaded port and then put a valve in the smaller line.
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    Re: Place a "hose" style adapter on return line?

    If your return eye is a screw in type, simply unscrew it and make a connection out of pvc. If you only have 1 return to pool then use a tee , and a cheap pvc valve. Its all removable so it can be stored when kids are not playing. Use a bronze hose bib to cross over from pvc to garden hose thread and use the knob to control water flow.
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    Re: Place a "hose" style adapter on return line?

    Yes only 1 return on the pool and yes I do have an eyeball on the return.

    Can I assume HD/Lowes would have the proper adapter to get me from 1 1/2 inches down to a standard hose adapter?

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    Re: Place a "hose" style adapter on return line?

    It may take a couple of adapters to get from 1½" to hose threads but HD or Lowes will have them. I'd use a 1½" threaded adaptor into a tee, then a female threaded adaptor out the straight end and plumb the hose adaptor out the branch. That way you can buy a smaller eyeball and use it to adjust the flow out of the toys fountain. It would also still provide circulation in your pool.
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    Re: Place a "hose" style adapter on return line?

    You'll get better pressure if you put the tee between the pump and the filter. You can insert a 2" tee into that line with a 1" threaded third hole (they make those) plus a bushing and hose bibb. That will also be a good place to inject air for blowing out that 50' line come winter, if that is something you need to do. I put that set-up on my mine and it works great. I blow all my lines from there using a hose to air-nipple adapter I put together.

    That adapter is actually 100' long so I can use my basement air compressor and not buy 100' of air line. I just throttle down to 20 psi at the compressor and the 100' garden hose handles it fine. The hose bibb controls the air blow.
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