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    Second rerturn in my AGP

    I am thinking about putting a second return in my AGP. The main return is within about ten inches of the skimmer, and in my opionion does a poor job circulating the water on the bottom. My thought was since I have a extra return fitting, I would mount it six or eight inches off the bottom of the pool to help stir the dust and debris off the bottom. Also I think this would help maintain a more even temp. throughtout the whole pool. Any thoughts on this?
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    Re: Second rerturn in my AGP

    More useful than a second return is a return that can be aimed to point down and to the side.
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    Re: Second rerturn in my AGP

    My main return can be pointed down but when it is pointed down it creates a "water tornado" and makes an annoying sucking sound so i keep the return pointed slightly upward to keep a tornado from forming.
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    Re: Second rerturn in my AGP

    Don't know where you are located but if you winterize your pool that bottom return will be a major hassle.
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    Re: Second rerturn in my AGP

    How does it work when you point it as far to the side as it will go (either side) and just slightly downwards.
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    Re: Second rerturn in my AGP

    i have played with moving the eye every which way and still get a small tornado almost everytime. I'm located in Indiana, so good point swimcmp, I didn't think about wintertime. Hard to think about snow when it's over 90 degrees today. lol
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    Second rerturn in my AGP

    If it is a threaded eye for the return just go to home depot and get two threaded 90's and two threaded straights an a length of pipe and just fabricate a return that is lower inside the pool
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