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Thread: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

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    Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    Just got my pool installed and want to make sure the return is pointing where it should and acting as it should..

    http://youtu.be/aa9uV1Rsu74
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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    Never owned a round pool but it would seem to me that ya need to point it to get a counterclockwise flow to get the leaves/debris into the skimmer before they sink to the bottom. I adjusted my inground jets to maximize this and its working great. Less leaves/debris to fish out the better.

    We have these to adjust the direction....
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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    Well that's the thing.. Mine doesn't seem to turn, nor have a device like yours that allows it to turn..

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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    Loosen the ring around the eyeball and it will then be easy to move.
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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieH View Post
    Loosen the ring around the eyeball and it will then be easy to move.
    Exactly,,,,,

    Sometimes mine get a bit stuck. I >> carefully << use a 1/2 inch wood dowel rod about 3 inches long to convince it of the direction i desire. Now if I could get one for inside the house.

    If ya point it up towards the surface as far as she will go, tighten up the locking ring and bingo, ya got a po boy water feature.lol
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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    Mine is ghetto. I tried the eyeball when I put "real" fittings in my intex but it was too restricting so I grabbed a threaded 1.5 inch pvc elbow I had left over from my project and screwed that in instead of the eyeball. Voila! Instant whirlpool! lol
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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    These work well on my pool, but then I run my pump at low RPM.

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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Beens View Post
    Mine is ghetto. I tried the eyeball when I put "real" fittings in my intex but it was too restricting so I grabbed a threaded 1.5 inch pvc elbow I had left over from my project and screwed that in instead of the eyeball. Voila! Instant whirlpool! lol
    Thought about doing something like your ghetto jet system.lol,,, with a T or 4 way, cap and valve off to adjust for a sprinkler & reg flow water jet. Just another pipe dream.lol
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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    Quote Originally Posted by RobbieH View Post
    Loosen the ring around the eyeball and it will then be easy to move.
    The ring seems to be the entire piece!! There is just one piece it seems.. If I loosen "it" that is all there is!!

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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    Stop the pump and completely unscrew it (take out the eyeball). See if it comes apart. It's harder to do this if the pump is running.

    The part to unscrew is the ring the arrow is pointing at. Not the one against the pool, but the next tier.
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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    Ok so if it unscrews then what? There's not another piece in there. Thanks


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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    The somewhat spherical part with a hole in it should separate from the ring you unscrew. I'll go get one of mine and post some pictures. If it doesn't, you can order the type you need from Amazon (or whoever you want to buy from).
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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    Sweet thanks a lot! So May I need to take some pliers to get that thing loose? I tried with my hand and it wasn't budging..

    EDIT TO ADD: Do you agree that my flow (as seen in the video) should not be going that way?
    Installed in 2014 - 24' Round x 54" Bliss XL Above Ground Pool 14,090 gallons // Hayward S270T Pro Series 27-Inch 350lb Sand Filter // Hayward SP15922S Power-Flo Matrix Above-Ground Pump 2-Speed //
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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    Try shutting the pump off first then you should be able to loosen it.

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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    If the pump is off and you still can't turn it by hand to tilt or remove, it sounds stuck!

    You need to circulate the pool, yes.
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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    I have a couple of nozzles that are a fixed direction. And some with adjustable eyeballs. He may have the non adjustable type.
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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    Agreed. Taking them out will tell the tale.

    Adjustable ones are inexpensive.
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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    One day I'll replace the two of mine that are fixed.
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    Re: Please look at my return / jet flow.. Is this right?

    So I must admit I'm not the strongest person in the world.. But I also think I'm not the weakest... I turned the pump off and I cannot get that thing to budge!!!!!

    Pliers? Then I'm afraid I'm gonna scratch or break something..
    Installed in 2014 - 24' Round x 54" Bliss XL Above Ground Pool 14,090 gallons // Hayward S270T Pro Series 27-Inch 350lb Sand Filter // Hayward SP15922S Power-Flo Matrix Above-Ground Pump 2-Speed //
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