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    2 out of 3 returns not working & then some...

    I opened my pool Sunday. When I went to take the last cap off of the 3rd return in my pool I found that my pool company had left the eye in that return. I live in Northern Illinois and it does freeze here. Now, I only have 1 working return (and it's not the one that the eye was left on). I'm not sure if the two of these things could be related. I'm worried I have a (or two) cracked pipe(s). Anyone ever have the same issue? Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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    Re: 2 out of 3 returns not working & then some...

    Is your water level leaking down?
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    Re: 2 out of 3 returns not working & then some...

    Not that I've noticed as of yet.
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    Re: 2 out of 3 returns not working & then some...

    That should eliminate a cracked pipe. Are you saying you have two returns that are not putting water back in the pool?
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    Re: 2 out of 3 returns not working & then some...

    Welcome to TFP!!!

    Do you have any valves at the equipment pad?
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    Re: 2 out of 3 returns not working & then some...

    I have 2 returns that are NOT working, one that is. I do have valves, they're all on the open position. I have tried opening and closing the valves...thinking it may be that but it doesn't make a difference. I'm at my wits end!
    22,000 IG Plaster, 2.5 HP Pentair pump,Cartridge Filter 420 sq.ft 1HP booster pump with Zodiak Mars pool sweep(junk),Laars Heater (currently not working)
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    Re: 2 out of 3 returns not working & then some...

    So, come to find out my pressure gauge was not working properly - there was a small leak on the bottom of the filter. After sealing the cap on properly the pressure was then high enough for the other two returns to work. Thanks for all your input, glad it was a happy outcome!
    22,000 IG Plaster, 2.5 HP Pentair pump,Cartridge Filter 420 sq.ft 1HP booster pump with Zodiak Mars pool sweep(junk),Laars Heater (currently not working)
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    Re: 2 out of 3 returns not working & then some...

    Glad you figured it out ... although I am a little surprised that a small leak would have lowered the pressure enough to have no flow out of some of the returns
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