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    New Autofill install, connection question

    Just received our new Letro Autofill kit. The manual says connect it with a straight 1 1/2 pipe to the pool wall. I've read where people plumb it into the open port in the bottom of the skimmer.
    My situation is that we already have liner and water in so adding another return style fitting is a little tricky. The normal fittings need access between the liner and the wall, is there is a fitting that goes straight through the wall and liner?
    I do have a skimmer close by with an open bottom port, is there pros and cons to using this vs thru the wall?

    Thanks, John
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    Re: New Autofill install, connection question

    I was thinking along the lines of using the skimmer port for the autofill, for the simple reason of one less hole in the liner.

    Glad to see your liner is in and you're moving on. When do we get more pics?
    25k gal Lazy-L, vinyl liner, poly walls, swimout spa, diving board, TurboTwister slide.
    Hayward 2HP 2-spd pump, Pentair 2HP spa pump, Hayward 30" 500lb sand filter.
    Goldline Pro Logic PS-8 automation/SWG. 2 LED ColorLogic 4.0. 8 Jandy deck jets. MX-8 cleaner.

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    Re: New Autofill install, connection question

    Thanks Maj, I can't think of why not use the skimmer, its just that Pentair recommends no 90's or bends in the connection to the pool water.
    Instructions say; Install 1-1/2" equalizer pipe. IMPORTANT: Equalizer pipe must be straight, as shown in Figure B. The use of any 45 or 90 degree could cause air lock and void warranty. Use only P.V.C. to A.B.S. joint cement for this application.

    I'm with you, less holes in liner is good....
    Updates and pictures coming this evening, if I have to stay up all night. Been working a lot lately and my good camera died, so mostly Phone/camera pics. New camera should be here today, but it says the lowest resolution is 1mb. I hate resizing pics, I have poor photo editor, any good ideas on uploading oversized pics?

    Thanks, John
    "Experience is what you get, just after you needed it."

    Owner DIY build, steel/liner kit, 18x36 Deer Creek, sport depth, approx 17,500 gal,
    Aqua Plus SWG, 1 1/2 hp, 2 speed, 300# sand filter and twin Color logic 4.0s, MX-8 Cleaner.
    My DIY Pool Build

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    Re: New Autofill install, connection question

    It is a static pipe so anywhere air can accumulate, it will. It wouldn't be a good thing to have the thing ever not shut off so... yeah I can see why they would say "don't do it" but as long as you're sure there's no place in the pipe for air to accumulate (accounting for settling, etc.) it should be fine.
    25k gal Lazy-L, vinyl liner, poly walls, swimout spa, diving board, TurboTwister slide.
    Hayward 2HP 2-spd pump, Pentair 2HP spa pump, Hayward 30" 500lb sand filter.
    Goldline Pro Logic PS-8 automation/SWG. 2 LED ColorLogic 4.0. 8 Jandy deck jets. MX-8 cleaner.

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