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    Pool Return Side Spa Bar?

    Hi to all;

    Just wondering if anyone has tried to add a spa bar (manifold) with a few jets to the return side of a pool.

    Would it work with a 1HP pump?

    Gary R.
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    Re: Pool Return Side Spa Bar?

    So do you mean spa venturi jets and do you mean putting some plumbing over the side of the pool or drilling through the gunite to add the jets.
    Mark
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    Re: Pool Return Side Spa Bar?

    Thanks for the reply!

    Actually, I was just thinking of a manifold that could be plumbed to the 1-1/2" return line and be removed as I remove the eyeball to attach my PoolSkim. Don't know whether my 1HP pump is powerful enough or whether it would actually work.

    Thoughts?

    Thanks,

    Gary R.
    18 X 32 Oval Inground Gunite Pool 20,000 Gallons Epoxy Painted in 2012
    Tagelus Sand Filter TA 60 D/TA 60-Hayward Super Pumps 1 H.P.
    Ray-Pac Heater 266,000 BTU, KLeen Machine Pool Cleaner
    Solar Cover-Rocky's Pool Cover Reel-Intermatic T104R Timer
    TF-100 Test Kit-PoolSkim Skimmer

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    Re: Pool Return Side Spa Bar?

    Ok but have you researched about what type of jet you will be using and the required flow rate? The number jets and the required flow rate per jet will determine the flow rate required and if a single return and pump can handle that.

    Also, do you have more than one return? That will reduce flow rate to the jet return.

    The biggest problem is you won't have any air in the jet unless you put in a venturi but then you need an air pipe.
    Mark
    Hydraulics 101; Pump Ed 101; Pump/Pool Spreadsheets; Pump Run Time Study; DIY Acid Dosing; DIY Cover Roller
    18'x36' 20k plaster, MaxFlo SP2303VSP, Aqualogic PS8 SWCG, 420 sq-ft Cartridge, Solar, 6 jet spa, 1 HP jet pump, 400k BTU NG Heater

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    Re: Pool Return Side Spa Bar?

    Thanks Mark, probably in over my head here but may still give it a try.

    Regards,

    Gary R.
    18 X 32 Oval Inground Gunite Pool 20,000 Gallons Epoxy Painted in 2012
    Tagelus Sand Filter TA 60 D/TA 60-Hayward Super Pumps 1 H.P.
    Ray-Pac Heater 266,000 BTU, KLeen Machine Pool Cleaner
    Solar Cover-Rocky's Pool Cover Reel-Intermatic T104R Timer
    TF-100 Test Kit-PoolSkim Skimmer

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