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Thread: "Different" kind of return jet

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    "Different" kind of return jet

    Hello all... We just purchased a house with an inground pool. First time to own a "real" pool (other than one of those "blow up" WalMart specials...) I'm sure I'll have lots of questions as I go and have already learned some things by reading the forums...

    Anyway, to my question...

    Our pool has two return jets on a separate line from the pump. They are mounted on either side of the steps. Each has a pair of ports, one below the surface and one above the surface. When they are activated, it appears the top ports draw air and help create a "jacuzzi" effect.

    The REAL question, however, is that they create a lot of noise when running like the noise when you turn on the tap at a sink and getting all the air out. Is this normal or is there something I can do to quiet these down? (I know... I know... keep 'em turned off... :P )

    It's 102 here in SW Missouri, so I'm going to go home and enjoy a cold beer in the middle of the pool...



    Thanks for your help...
    17 x 32 feet in-ground - 22,500 gallons - Vinyl liner
    Haywood sand filter (Model TBD) - Pump (TBD)
    Hot Spring spa
    Total noob...

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    Re: "Different" kind of return jet

    That is normal for these. The air drawn in adds pressure to increase it's massage effect. It also is useful for raising the pH.

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    Re: "Different" kind of return jet

    You can plug the ports above the water line and that'll stop the air from getting sucked in and therefore stop the noise.
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    Re: "Different" kind of return jet

    Thanks guys... Good to know about the pH effect.
    17 x 32 feet in-ground - 22,500 gallons - Vinyl liner
    Haywood sand filter (Model TBD) - Pump (TBD)
    Hot Spring spa
    Total noob...

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