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    adding chemicals

    Hi all

    When I add chemicals to the pool I do so in front of where the vacuum hose is fitted. Should I have the multi valve set to filter or recirculation.
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    Re: adding chemicals

    You should be putting them in front of the return jet ... water going back into the pool. Filter setting does not matter.

    To clarify, most are poured in front of the return jet. The recommended pool chemicals article in Pool School explains how to add each chemical.
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    Re: adding chemicals

    Sorry I am a tad confused I have 5 return jets in my pool all at the bottom 2 at the deep end 1 on the slope and two in the shallow end, whilst if I use the vacuum port and have the multi valve set to recirculation the chemicals are dissipated more effectively. I am probably missing something basic?????????
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    Re: adding chemicals

    Is the vacuum port pressure or suction?
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    Re: adding chemicals

    The vacuum port is suction which is located at the deep end of the pool about 9 inch below the surface. Their is a main drain located at the bottom in the deep end which is suction and the five returns which are pressure, the pool is a overflow type.
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    I started out in life with nothing and I still have most of it left.

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    Re: adding chemicals

    Adding chems thru the suction of the pump isn't recommended. Depending on the chemical it can be very bad for system internals (pump, filter, heater, etc.) in concentrated doses. Since you only have floor returns, I'd pour it over one of them and then brush near it to ensure good mixing.
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    Re: adding chemicals

    OK

    Thanks for that will stop using the vac.
    Living in Cyprus
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    1 Kw motor 15 cu m per min Sand filter
    I thought I saw the light at the end of the tunnel but it was just some PERSON with a torch walking toward me.
    I started out in life with nothing and I still have most of it left.

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