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    Changing Return Outlet Size after construction

    Is it possible to change return outlet size after construction? Or is that a non-reversible decision which must be made prior to completion of plumbing?
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    Re: Changing Return Outlet Size after construction

    If you're asking if you can change the return eyeball size, absolutely!

    Now, if you want to change the actual plumbing fitting size (i.e. from a 1½" to a 2") that's a different story.
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    Re: Changing Return Outlet Size after construction

    Thanks. If the pool is spec'd to 2", should I specifically call out a 2" fitting size be used?
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    Re: Changing Return Outlet Size after construction

    While that's not a bad idea, it's probably not absolutely necessary.
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