Hi guys, found this forum a couple weeks ago and love it, great info and everyone is really helpful. Had some great luck SLAMing (still going on) and while I was thinking about, wanted to check in on the plumbing.
I bought the house a couple years ago and never really fully understood the pool plumbing. The pool man who used to service it was nice enough to label the pipes for me, but I’m still unsure of it all. I’m a DIY-type and don’t want a regular pool man, so as I continue to maintain the pool, I figure this would be a good place to ask some questions around the plumbing. The photo is of all the pipes and valves in the pool station. I’ve tried to label what I know/what was labeled by the pool man. I used the spa once when we moved in but can’t really remember how to do it. My questions are below based on the corresponding letter of description. Any help is appreciated, thanks in advance!
A) This lever is always in the left position for standard operation.
B) This lever, moved up, turns on my vacuum in the pool when I attach the hose and vacuum debris
C) This lever, moved down, is labeled “skimmer.” I haven’t ever used it. Question: I’m assuming this is where I keep the lever if I ever hook up an automatic skimmer?
D) This lever is always in the right position for standard operation. I’m assuming that if I turn the heater on, this is where the hot water would heat the pool
E) This lever, moved to the left, is for “Spa Filter/heat.” I think this is where I shift the lever to if I want to heat my spa.
F) This lever, moved in the middle, is labeled “return.” Question: What does that mean? Where the hot water goes out to the pool or spa?
G) This is labeled “spa.” Question: what does that mean?
H) This lever is always in the right position for standard operation. I couldn’t make out what it’s labeled. Question: what does that mean?
I) This is labeled “Suction” in the middle and connects directly to the pump. Question: what does that mean?
J) This lever is always in the down position and on the back of it’s labeled “Spa Bypass.” Question: what does that mean?
If you guys have any other insights or comments on anything, I'd love any extra info I could get. Thanks!