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    Just learned that the stream of water coming back into the pool should be at a severe downward angle and pointed away from the skimmer and not shooting back into the pool directly across the surface because it looks cool to see that long stream of water splashing back in that way.

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    Not so necessarily, if you have no main drain then some at a down angle can help overall circulation.

    However, your returns should also help agitate the surface to encourage good skimming and circulation of the surface water.
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    who told you that?
    Not necessarily true at all.


    Quote Originally Posted by mkdsk101 View Post
    Just learned that the stream of water coming back into the pool should be at a severe downward angle and pointed away from the skimmer and not shooting back into the pool directly across the surface because it looks cool to see that long stream of water splashing back in that way.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divin Dave View Post
    who told you that?
    Not necessarily true at all.
    Pool store told me.

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    I am not sure I understand the point of the thread. Was it to elicit opinions?

    mkdsk101, did you have a question or an opinion?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mkdsk101 View Post
    Pool store told me.
    Well, as they are quite often, such a statement is nonsense with no basis in fact. You need surface movement to help skimming action. When such things are said, we will challenge them. This is a slam dunk IMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brushpup View Post
    Well, as they are quite often, such a statement is nonsense with no basis in fact. You need surface movement to help skimming action. When such things are said, we will challenge them. This is a slam dunk IMO.
    You guys are the pros so I do believe you over the pool store.

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    Ahhh... now I understand.


    Quote Originally Posted by mkdsk101 View Post
    Pool store told me.
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    Does anyone here use this? I was wondering how they like it.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-POOL-CIR...ME:B:BODO:US:1

    or this one

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3NyFXYK7E0

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    I've got one of the "v" fittings. It isn't worth the extra money.
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    They don't work as well as advertised. Put your money in upgrading your plumbing by adding another suction and return. this will improve you circulation far more that any gimmick fitting ever will.
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    I didn't mean to add this to a thread that I already going to move it to a new thread.

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    Does anyone here use this? I was wondering how they like it.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/THE-POOL-CIR...ME:B:BODO:US:1

    or this one

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3NyFXYK7E0

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    Several topics merged. Please keep everything relating to one question/project together in one place. You are creating way to many different topics, which creates confusion and wastes the time of the people trying to answer your questions.
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    Am I doing something wrong when I post? I don't know what is happening. I posted a new thread and named it something different so I am confused why it merged with this one.

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    Did you read my post, directly above? I specifically said that I merged it back into this one. Please stop creating new topics when you are asking about the same general subject area, and keep interrelated questions together in one topic.
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    I am confused. The one I named "Attachments" has nothing to do with this original thread and the one I named "Hoses" totally has nothing to do with this original thread.

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    You had four topics, all with a subject of "Hoses", all of which have now been merged into a single "Hoses" topic. You also had three topics labeled "Return", all of which have now been merged into this one (with the duplicates removed). The post labeled "Attachments" is asking about return fittings which aim themselves, a closely inter-related topic to this one. If you have anything further to say/ask about hoses, do so in your existing hoses topic. If you have anything further to say/ask about returns/return fittings/return aiming ask in this topic.
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    I am looking for my 4 "hoses" topics but I only can find one. I just thought when anyone posts here it wouldn't matter what the topic would be whatever name it was named, I just thought people would reply. I didn't know there were rules to follow about posting the same topics.

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    I screwed a regular 1.5 inch pvc elbow into my return and aimed it away from my skimmer and slightly down. I now have an amazing whirlpool that moves the surface water as well as most of the other water. I had an eyeball fitting but it was way too restrictive for my liking and it didn't aim as nicely as the elbow!
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