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    Where Does This Pipe Lead??

    Good morning all, does anybody know what this pipe might lead to (2nd from the left). It has some sort of check valve inline.

    The far left pipe runs to the pop ups. The 3rd pipe from the left runs to the returns (4 of them in the sides of the pool). The 4th pipe from the left is from the filter/pump. The 5th and 6th pipes from the left feed the two waterfalls.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
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    Re: Where Does This Pipe Lead??

    I'd call the builder and see if they have a layout of the plumbing at the pad.
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    Re: Where Does This Pipe Lead??

    The house was built in 1993 and we've been in it about 2 years. There is no info on who built the pool.

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    Re: Where Does This Pipe Lead??

    Since there's no valve in it to isolate it, it's going to be almost impossible to tell where it goes. I assume the flow arrow on the check is pointed down.

    You could try putting a little 'party pool' coloring in the pump basket and see where all the color comes out at.
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    Re: Where Does This Pipe Lead??

    Do you have a spa? It could be the return to the spa. Spa returns often have a check valve if the spa is higher than the pool. It is odd that there's no valve for this line.
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    Re: Where Does This Pipe Lead??

    Since you are gonna cut it and install a valve anyway, you should be able to 'garden hose' test it to see where it goes. You WERE planning to install a valve there, right? <nudge-nudge><wink-wink>
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    Re: Where Does This Pipe Lead??

    Spa fountain, perhaps? Our spa has a hole in the middle of the floor that we can insert an upright pipe into. The end of the pipe has a decorative diffuser. When we turn the valve at the pump it makes a pretty fountain in the middle of the spa.

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    Re: Where Does This Pipe Lead??

    I'm confused... Why do pool builders not put a sticker or some kind of identification on the pools they build so future new owners can use it properly? Or at least be contacted if the new owner needs service? Rarely does the original home owner remain the owner forever, everyone knows this. Residential pools seem to be the only product/construct that regularly comes without O&M's or even a marker of the builder/supplier's contact information. Huh???
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    Re: Where Does This Pipe Lead??

    What about a pressure side cleaner port?
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    Re: Where Does This Pipe Lead??

    No spa attached to the pool here. What is a pressure side cleaner port?

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    Re: Where Does This Pipe Lead??

    By the way Shane 1, I'm in Avondale. It's hot as you know what isn't it.

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    Re: Where Does This Pipe Lead??

    Quote Originally Posted by twowhlrcr
    No spa attached to the pool here. What is a pressure side cleaner port?
    It is crazy hot lately! I got my pool temp down to 89 degrees today. It was pure heaven jumping in.
    Here are some posts on Pressure Side Cleaners. I doubt that is what its for but you never know. Since its on the same valve as the popups I would think its part of the cleaning system.
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    Re: Where Does This Pipe Lead??

    Looked up the manual for the Polaris Caretaker Popup system. Looks like it's a pressure relief valve for that system.

    Thanks anyways guys.

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