So I had to dig my pipes up to find a leak and found instead quite a mess (and a leak).
I count 5 turns in the return line. It seems to me I can reduce this to just 2 turns by keeping the T fittings in line with the pipe coming from the filter. In other words, by rotating the set of 3 T joints 90 degrees counter clockwise (plan view). I hope this is clear. See the pic.
I also want to replace the 1 inch pipe with 1.5 inch. pipe.
I was wondering if anyone had any feedback or suggestions regarding these changes. Am I on the right track here...