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    best angles for jet eyeballs?

    We have two eyeball-type output jets in our IG pool. what are the best angles for these to get the most stuff into the skimmer (located on same side of pool as jets)? Thanks so much!
    In-ground pool owner in NW Georgia: 18 x 37 IG Grecian vinyl pool installed April 2011: 27k gallons, Hayward SWG auto-cleaner with booster pump, Hayward Aquarite T-15 Salt System with timer freeze controls, Hayward Aqua Plus, 1.5 HP Tri-Star pump, 48 sq. ft. D.E. filter.

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    East Texas

    Re: best angles for jet eyeballs?

    I like around 30 to 35 degrees off the water surface.
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    The Triangle, NC

    Re: best angles for jet eyeballs?

    Every pool is different. You should perform your own experiments with your returns.

    Some pools have their returns located all around the pool and can move all of the water in a circular motion. Our old pool had only two returns, but they could move that water all around a 16 x 40 foot pool. Other pools have their returns on one end pointing towards the skimmers on the opposite end; the water flows across the pool.

    It is not necessary to have the returns pointed up in order to have the water, including the surface water, move in a desired direction. We keep our returns pointed flat out. The water surface doesn't get broken. One can watch as leaves fall into the pool: they travel all around the pool and then float into either of the two skimmers.

    Some people like having their returns pointed up to give a little bit of action to the water as a personal preference. I like that ours are flat out because it is easy to see every tiny spec of dirt either when vacuuming or when suffering from an attack of Chronic Sparklypoolitis, especially right after putting the vacuum away.

    We turn on a water feature when we need the pool to "look sparkly".

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    Re: best angles for jet eyeballs?

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Can you post a sketch of your layout? (it will help us optimize your circulation/ skimming action )
    Luv& Luk

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