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    New-to-me home. Slow down the waterfall from spa to pool?

    Hi all - New to the site, so take it easy on me. Just trying to learn...

    We bought a pool home without any real insight into the workings or features of the pool system, so I'd love some help figgering it out.

    My current issue is that to run the heat in the cajuzzi (as named by my 4 year old) the filter needs to be on.
    When the filter is on, this also starts HOT water spilling into the main pool (gotta be a gallon every few seconds).
    Seems wasteful to push all that HOT water into the main pool to bring the cajuzzi up to the 100+ degree range.

    Is there a valve in site in the attached pics that I can try and close a bit to slow the stream from the jacuzzi?? Other thoughts?

    THanks in advance for any advice. And happy mother's day!
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    Gallons? Unknown. Medium sized pool.
    Filter? I think cartidge. Big beer can looking device with pressure valve on top running around 30 PSI
    Inground plaster pool.
    Spa above spills into pool. Waterslide above Spa spills into pool.
    Heater: Purex Triton MiniMax
    Vacuum: Hayward Navigator
    Pool guy does regular water maintenance.

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    Re: New-to-me home. Slow down the waterfall from spa to pool

    Welcome to TFP!

    So it sounds like the spillover is still happening? Did you move 2 valves so that the suction and return is only from/to the spa? If the spa is still overflowing, then you are not only sucking from the spa.

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    Re: New-to-me home. Slow down the waterfall from spa to pool

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    ...move 2 valves so that the suction and return is only from/to the spa...
    Thanks for the quick response. Yes, the overflow is happening. Can't wait to see that first heating bill...Anyway, I'd like to try your solution, but I'm struggling to make out what's going on with the maze of pipes. I put some numbers on the pics to help with the discussion. Any valves with numbers look like candidates to slow the pool in/out flow? Thanks again. Dave911
    NUbee!
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Gallons? Unknown. Medium sized pool.
    Filter? I think cartidge. Big beer can looking device with pressure valve on top running around 30 PSI
    Inground plaster pool.
    Spa above spills into pool. Waterslide above Spa spills into pool.
    Heater: Purex Triton MiniMax
    Vacuum: Hayward Navigator
    Pool guy does regular water maintenance.

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    Re: New-to-me home. Slow down the waterfall from spa to pool

    6 appears to be the suction line that is currently in the pool setting. For the spa, it should be rotated by 180 degrees ... Check that.

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    Re: New-to-me home. Slow down the waterfall from spa to pool

    Thank u Blizzle. There seems to be an electric switch on the back off the nozzle. Triggering the switch down doesn't seem to move the valve? Is there a secret to the trigger? Do I need to have the pump off or something? Or perhaps the electric valve controller is broken? Thoughts? Thx again, dave
    NUbee!
    Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
    Gallons? Unknown. Medium sized pool.
    Filter? I think cartidge. Big beer can looking device with pressure valve on top running around 30 PSI
    Inground plaster pool.
    Spa above spills into pool. Waterslide above Spa spills into pool.
    Heater: Purex Triton MiniMax
    Vacuum: Hayward Navigator
    Pool guy does regular water maintenance.

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    Re: New-to-me home. Slow down the waterfall from spa to pool

    Are you talking about a toggle switch on the actuator? There is an off in the middle, but switching between the far left and right should move the valve. If not, it may not be getting power or something is broken.
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