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    jet return and test kit

    What does a jet return do? Is it for circulation? What is a good test kit and where is a good place to buy it?
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    Re: jet return and test kit

    I recommend getting the TF100 from TFTestKits.net. That is the best available test kit.

    "Jet return" is not a well defined term. Some people call standard returns "jets". Some pools have spa style jets as part of the return system, usually in a seating area so you can easily use them as massage jets.
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    Re: jet return and test kit

    The best test kit available is the TF 100.... You can buy one here...

    http://tftestkits.net/splash-page.html

    A return jet, is the fitting where the water goes back into your pool or spa after going through the filter...

    Read Pool School.... It will help you maintain and balance your water....
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    Re: jet return and test kit

    I don't know what a jet return is.

    I do know about test kits: http://tftestkits.net/TF-100-Test-Kit-p4.html If the pool is cloudy or green, get the XL option. And nobody who has bought a speedstir regrets it.
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    Re: jet return and test kit

    Thanks. I just put a new liner in pool and got the chemicals somewhat balanced. Still a little high in alkalinity. Right I am relying on pool store for water tests. I am going to get the test kit and read the pool school. Got some sort of residue floating on water surface. After reading some posts I am thinking it is from algicide or powder shock. And also have white stuff on floor from granule stabilizer I believe. Got it swept up and cleaned filter. I guess that was a waste of money since I washed it out of filter. Anyway...I'll be back!

    I said jet, but it is the little nozzle where the water shoots back in pool. The threaded part that holds the nozzle in cracked so there is no jet in there until I buy a new one. Thought maybe it was not circulating the water properly with out the jet.

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    Re: jet return and test kit

    That fitting is called a return eyeball fitting and the part that is missing is the eye. You will probably need to purchase the whole fitting, as I don't think the eye is sold separately. They aren't very expensive.
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    Re: jet return and test kit

    In pool school it said I am supposed to have my pool specs in signature. Mine isn't correct. Can't seem to change it. No pencil icon by signature.
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