Hi there - I'm a newbie here. I've read enough of the forum to get the basics of my water chemistry, but now I need to tackle a few mechanical problems. The most pressing are three issues with my jets.
A friend was helping with my new pool and unscrewed one of the jets to adjust the angle. We've been unable to get it threaded back, although the threads are in good shape. It seems like maybe the ball has swollen. My wife brought it to the local big box pool store. I should have known this was a long shot after they gave her a gallon of chemicals, based on a cheapie test strip. Anyway, they found a replacement jet of the same diameter, but the threads are much larger / wider than the unit that came out of the pool. I tried removing the old fitting from the wall, using a pair of pliers in the two grooves, but it appears to be set into the wall. I've attached a picture with the old set on the right and the new on the left. This seems to be having a major impact... on that side of the pool, the drain no longer seems to pick up any of the fine dirt off the bottom. Any ideas?
The second issue is with what I think is a spa jet. It's positioned right behind a bench seat in the pool and is just rounded-in concrete, rather than having fittings like the other 2 jets. I have tried all of the Jandy valves at the pump, but nothing seems to get this jet going.
The third issue is more of a question. I attached a pool devil to one of my 2 main jets (http://www.pooldevil.net/). Now that I'm noticing the impact of losing circulation on one side, I'm wondering if reducing the force of the jet circulating water is causing other problems. I bought a Blue Diamond and this works great to clean the bottom and walls, but I have yet to get the water totally clear. I still have larger particles (primarily on the surface). My cartridge filter is clean and pump pressure is good. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated. I really want to get this all sorted out with summer approaching.
Thanks in advance!!!