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    Fish Eye return port is adjustable?

    I think I read, here, that the fish eye return port is supposed to be adjustable. I poked around at mine (doughboy agp) and it didn't budge.

    Any suggestions? Or, are some models in fixed position?
    -Xebec
    Doughboy 13K Oval Gallon AGP. 1HP pump. Zeobrite filter.

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    Re: Fish Eye return port is adjustable?

    Try loosening up the ring that surrounds it a bit. It's a friction fitting, so if the ring's really tight, then the return won't budge.
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    Re: Fish Eye return port is adjustable?

    not all returns are adjustable, so just be careful you don't try TOO hard to budge it!!

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    Re: Fish Eye return port is adjustable?

    I was wondering the same thing about my returns, if they were adjustable for flow direction that is. I have tried to move one of my return eyes before and couldn't get it to budge at all. Is there a surefire way to know whether or not you have adjustable versus fixed returns. My pool is an IGP. Because of this, I would think that they would be adjustable.

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    Re: Fish Eye return port is adjustable?

    If it looks kind of like this it should be adjustable:

    When the PB installed my pool, they left it adjusted so that it broke the surface of the water. I turned off the pump, and used a large pair of channel-lock pliers to loosen the friction ring, adjusted it and then tightened it back up.
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    Re: Fish Eye return port is adjustable?

    Try sticking a screwdriver in it to adjust the direction
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    Re: Fish Eye return port is adjustable?

    Mine is close to that pic, except the edges are thin and have no ribs for gripping.

    Would I have to lower my water level to loosen it? Might I damage my agp by letting water through the seal?
    -Xebec
    Doughboy 13K Oval Gallon AGP. 1HP pump. Zeobrite filter.

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    Re: Fish Eye return port is adjustable?

    I took a gamble and tried to unscrew the cap holding the fish eye. It worked!

    I was able to move the eye to any positions, except that moving it too far horizontally or vertically caused the edge of the eye to be behind the edge of the cap, slightly obstructing flow.

    Still, I think I've improved the direction of my flow.

    Thanks for all the input.
    -Xebec
    Doughboy 13K Oval Gallon AGP. 1HP pump. Zeobrite filter.

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    Re: Fish Eye return port is adjustable?

    Is there a best way to position the eye?
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    Re: Fish Eye return port is adjustable?

    Welcome to TFP!! Cool avatar 8)

    With your round AG pool, you want the eye to point slightly away from the skimmer and pointed slightly up (so the return water ripples the surface ~ 5' out) to provide good surface circulation to feed floating debris into the skimmer.
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    Re: Fish Eye return port is adjustable?

    Thanks that is how i happen to have it now.Noticed that way my floating chlorine doesn't get stuck in the skimmer.
    24'x52" ABG Around 13,000 gallons.
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