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    Where could I plumb a bleach pump?

    I am looking at my pad and I do not have enough pipe to add a pump. Any suggestions are appreciated:



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    Re: Where could I plumb a bleach pump?

    Plumb it after the "T" below the valve past the chlorinator. In the pool return. It only takes a 1/4" NPT fitting tapped into the pipe.
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    Re: Where could I plumb a bleach pump?

    What about adding a tap fitting to the cap on the CHLORINATOR? Would that not work also? I ask this because I have a FROG system that is empty and I am thinking about adding a bleach pump (STENNER). What sort of bleach pump do you intend to use? Thanks.
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    Re: Where could I plumb a bleach pump?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voodoo_Pool
    What about adding a tap fitting to the cap on the CHLORINATOR
    That would be extremely dangerous and could result in an explosion. Never mix two different forms of chlorine together. Add them to the pool separately.
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    Re: Where could I plumb a bleach pump?

    So, I am getting ready to install. I really wish I had room to cut the elbow after the inline and before the valve and replace with a tee. Then I could use a FNPT adapter there. I just don't think there is enough pipe above that valve to do that.

    Other options:
    A. In the pipe just before the elbow
    B. into the elbow itself
    C. Below the valve, but in the tee fitting. Below that is really close to ground level, and I still have not back-filled the pump area with pebbles yet.

    Thoughts on the best location?
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    Re: Where could I plumb a bleach pump?

    Either the pipe before the elbow or the elbow itself is fine. Either will drill and tap.
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