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    Help Finding a Wall Return for Concrete Pool w/ Vinyl Liner

    I'm working on a first time build of a concrete (actually ferrocement) shell pool with a vinyl liner. I'm having a bit of difficulty finding a wall return fitting for this type of construction. It's probably only difficult because the product descriptions, photos/diagrams and installation instructions I've found so far are either very simplistic or non-existent. I also live in a country that doesn't have any kind of a pool store that I can browse through to get an idea of what may work.

    What I've been able to find is shown in the two photos below. Photo one (Wall Return 1) is a product by Certikin (Europe) and seems to be what I want, except that the price, shipping and import duties make it rather expensive. So, could I use the Pentair product shown in photo 2 (Wall Return 2) -- the configuration being an appropriate eyeball fitting, installed in the wall return fitting, connected to 1.5" PVC pipe of a length to pass through the concrete wall (using the appropriate 1.5" threaded/slip union to connect the wall return fitting with the pipe)? Does this make sense? Are there alternatives from your experience that you know about? Thanks.
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    "I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." (R. Frost); 12.5K gal; 18'x72" round joined to 10x16x18" oval; vinyl liners; ferrocement-like wall panels; perimeter wet edge; fountain and cascade; Pentair Dynamo 1hp 2 spd; Pentair CC75 filter; Pentair no-lube valves. My build here.

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    Re: Help Finding a Wall Return for Concrete Pool w/ Vinyl Li

    The 1st pic is the one I typically see on concrete wall liner pools though they are usually Hayward's.

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    Re: Help Finding a Wall Return for Concrete Pool w/ Vinyl Li

    Thanks Scott. Hayward, Pentair and Waterway have practically identical fittings. Just wanted to make sure any one of them could be used.

    Alan
    "I took the road less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." (R. Frost); 12.5K gal; 18'x72" round joined to 10x16x18" oval; vinyl liners; ferrocement-like wall panels; perimeter wet edge; fountain and cascade; Pentair Dynamo 1hp 2 spd; Pentair CC75 filter; Pentair no-lube valves. My build here.

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