I am resurfacing and replumbing my old pool and am adding some extra returns for better skimmer action. Trying to get some water flow to the skimmer especially for the far end of the pool. Does this placement look ok? The complexity is that I am probably going to seal off the drain as it has old copper. I know this is not a great idea but the alternative is to jack into the shell down to the drain to replace the pipe. I am in earthquake country and don't want to weaken the integrity of the shell and cause cracks every time we have a minor quake.
Any thoughts would be appreciated. pool return.jpg