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    Jandy deck jet versus mini jet

    We are planning to add jets along the back of the pool and also to the baja reef. I'm looking at the Jandy deck jets and mini jets, but have a hard time find what the difference is between these two jets. Anyone knows?
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    Re: Jandy deck jet versus mini jet

    Hey pumpkineater, welcome to TFP!

    MiniJet
    project a stream at a 45 degree angle
    projects water up to 13 feet
    can be mounted on deck OR under coping

    Deck Jets
    nozzles can be adjusted 360 degrees
    zodiac does not list water projection, but I have seen them much longer than 13 feet

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    Re: Jandy deck jet versus mini jet

    Blakej, thanks for the welcome! This site is very informative and helpful to not so savvy home owners.

    Is there a preference when to use a deck jet versus a mini jet? Attached is a drawing of our pool remodel. The red dots indicate a jet.
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    Re: Jandy deck jet versus mini jet

    I would recommend Deck Jets because of their versatility. The option to rotate the nozzle will give you a chance to try different stream positions. Just my opinion though..I am curious to see what others have to say!

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    Re: Jandy deck jet versus mini jet

    I agree; being able to move them around sounds fun.
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    Re: Jandy deck jet versus mini jet

    Thanks. I'd appreciate the feedback. I'll be looking more closely at the deck jets.

    I've seen the Jandy deck jets being popular. Is that the best quality jet, or should I look at other brands?

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    Jandy deck jet versus mini jet

    I have been looking into these as I would like to incorporate them into our new deck, it seems as the jandy deck jets are the more cost affective option but still seem to be of good quality.
    I have been seeing them run ~360 or so for set of 4
    I have seen others run upwards of ~700 +
    They have some wicked led options that change colors of the stream but your gonna pay for the wicked option
    I have my wife sold on the normal deck jets but still need to offer up unborn children for the led option lol!
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    Re: Jandy deck jet versus mini jet

    If you're interested in the LED jets, spillmar has some pictures in his build thread...
    pool-build-california-dreaming-still-dreaming-t20686-460.html
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    Re: Jandy deck jet versus mini jet

    Thank you all.

    Has anyone used the brass jets sold by Deck Jets? If so, how do they compare to the Jandy deck jets. Here is a link for the brass jets:
    http://www.deckjets.com/buy.php

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    Re: Jandy deck jet versus mini jet versus brass jet

    Any feedback of how brass jet similar to this works out, is appreciated. Especially when compared to Jandy deck jets. Any pros and cons?
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    Re: Jandy deck jet versus mini jet

    It seems like some deck jets create smooth streams of water and others are really broken up more like water out of a hose. Is it the jet or the water pressure or a combination of both that create that smooth tube like stream of water?
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    Re: Jandy deck jet versus mini jet

    It's not only the jets but the piping leading up to the jets that create laminar flow (smooth tube like stream). The pressure affects it a little but the design and manufacture of the jets make the biggest difference.
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    Re: Jandy deck jet versus mini jet

    Thanks Bama
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    Re: Jandy deck jet versus mini jet

    Not sure if my question is answered, but I do appreciate all the responses.
    Thank you.

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    Re: Jandy deck jet versus mini jet

    I haven't seen the brass ones before. They must not be that common, which would make me wary.
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    Jandy deck jet versus mini jet

    What's interesting is the jet one a couple of these models use quick connect's, us fish geek's use those quick connects on the returns on fish tanks, if time allows this weekend I am going to connect one of mine off the fish tank and connect it to a garden hose to see how the stream looks, those quick connects are alot less expensive than the deck jets.
    If it works I will post a thread on it
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    Re: Jandy deck jet versus mini jet

    One reason that I'm looking at the brass jets, besides the longevity, is that it is possible to get them cheaper than the Jandy jets. But I'm also want to make sure performance is not going to be a problem. As I haven't come across anyone using them, I'm keep looking for information. It might just be that they are not known to the majority of pool owners.

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