Hello everyone. This is my first post, so please go easy on me. My wife and I purchased our home last year (February) so this summer marks only our second pool season, as this is the first time we have a pool. We did not know at the time of purchase that the return lines to the pool were cracked and that this is why there is a bypass in place. It's a long story, and I'd be happy to regale you with the details some other time.
But back to the issue at hand. The bypass is a waterfall-- one waterfall, directly in front of the pump (for convenience's sake, I suppose). Neither return line works and so we have them capped shut. Otherwise, we'd lose a tremendous amount of water.
Our problem, and the reason for my post, is that I don't think we're getting enough water circulation since there's now just one return-- the waterfall. I'm drawing from both the bottom drain and the skimmer, but the shallow end of the pool often gets dusty and has a lot of debris floating about. I use the manual skimmer but there has to be a better way... right??
So, aside from getting your feedback, I was wondering if there's anything you know of that may help with the water circulating around other than the $7k estimated it'd take to dig-up the concrete and re-lay the return lines.
I appreciate any and all suggestions. If pictures could help, I can provide them as well. Thanks in advance!