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    Adjusting return jets

    Do I have to lower the water to remove the eyeballs or the sleeves? Also, they should be pointing down and across the pool? Reason for asking is because my liner was just replaced and I'm not sure they were reinstalled in the correct direction.

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    Re: Adjusting return jets

    If your eyeballs are standard, they should loosen (perhaps with a strap wrench) and then can be adjusted to provide a circular flow in your pool, adjusted slightly downward is normal but can be placed as you like.

    I prefer mine just slightly upward to get a few ripples on the pool surface.
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    Re: Adjusting return jets

    The problem is when I try to loosen this paticular return, the entire sleeve is turning. A strap will not help as I cannot stop the double threaded sleeve from turning when I try to loosen the eyeball.

    That's why I was asking if I can remove it without lowering the water.
    27K Vinyl IG Pool
    18x36, Aquarite with Goldline T-15 SWG,
    Hayward 244T Sand Filter, 1.5 HP Hayward Super Pump w/ AO Smith B129 Motor
    Taylor 2006 Test Kit
    NW Louisiana

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    Re: Adjusting return jets

    That's information helpful to know. I would remove both fittings and then seperate them.

    The outer fittings can then be placed back into the pipe and then can be tightened with a slotted "key" made for that purpose.

    You should then be able to insert the eyeball into that outer fitting and adjust it accordingly.

    All this can be done with the water at normal level.

    You'll have to Google around to find that key but I seem to remember seeing it on this forum.
    Dave S.
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    Re: Adjusting return jets

    That's what I was looking to know. One last question: what purpose does the Teflon serve on the threads? I assume it doesn't seal out any water and only make the threads "hold on" to the other pipe?

    Thanks again and sorry I went about this the long way ( was trying to avoid a mini novel).
    27K Vinyl IG Pool
    18x36, Aquarite with Goldline T-15 SWG,
    Hayward 244T Sand Filter, 1.5 HP Hayward Super Pump w/ AO Smith B129 Motor
    Taylor 2006 Test Kit
    NW Louisiana

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    Re: Adjusting return jets

    Mine don't have teflon. My thinking is a leak at either one of those fittings is pretty harmless. Teflon would not hurt maybe even helping hold the outer one in place but I have not used it. I think tightening them down will be adequate.

    Some of the pros who have done this much more than I may have some better insight.
    Dave S.
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