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    Questions about balancing pool return flow and minor leak at tile grout

    Hi all,

    My pool has 5 returns tied to a loop. The 2 returns closest to the pump have much stronger flow, as expected. In order to balance all 5 returns with similar flow, do I need to decrease the eye ball size of those 2 fittings from 1" to 3/4"?

    I notice there is a vertical crack line in the grout between two waterline tiles at a corner of the pool. Water seems to sip up to the coping stone. What is the best way to stop that leak?


    Thanks,


    Scott
    Lazy-L shaped pool and a spa. 22.5k gallons. Pentair VS pump. Pentair cartridge filter CCP520. STA-Rite SR400NA heater (400K BTU). Leuder limestone coping. Pebble sheen (blue granite) Wooden deck.

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    Re: Questions about balancing pool return flow and minor leak at tile grout

    Changing the eyeball size would go a long way to help balancing the flow. You may have to put several different sizes in to get where you feel is the best balance.

    Once you do this, you may note a new, slightly higher clean pressure on your filter gauge.
    15'x48" 4500 gallon Intex pool, buried 1.5 ft. Pac-Fab Dynamo 3/4 hp pump. Hayward S180T sand filter, bought used. Taylor K-2006 test kit. Rocket mass heater based wood fired pool heater.

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