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Thread: Return Eye, How are you directing yours.

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    johnnysnok's Avatar
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    Return Eye, How are you directing yours.

    How are you directing your return eye?

    1-pointing up to make waves in your water?
    2-pointing down a little to make little ripples?
    3-pointing down to clear the bottom with no top water movement?

    I was just wondering if there was a right or wrong way. I'm sure it would also depend on your pools shape.

    Your thoughts?
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    Re: Return Eye, How are you directing yours.

    I'm not sure what is right or wrong, maybe someone will come along and school us.

    I change mine around some, when I'm adding bleach I first turn it a little up to be sure the bleach is mixing in with the return flow.

    If I have dirt on the floor I'll turn it to the floor to mix it up to the surface.

    If I am clean on the floor (most often) I point it to the right, a little up to keep the surface moving so anything that lands in the pool flows to the skimmer. Skimmer is to the left of the return.
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    Re: Return Eye, How are you directing yours.

    Pretty much the same practice for me as well:
    - down to the right most of the time (skimmer is to the left)
    - when my daughter is swimming I'll point it up a bit to make some current
    - when I add bleach I'll point it up for a bit, then move it back down before putting the solar blanket on
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