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    Newbie suction inlet question

    Hey all,

    Still in the process of assembling my AGP, and ran into a question....

    The pool wall has cutouts for the skimmer and a single return. Thus, my plan was to have 1 suction inlet through the skimmer, and 1 outlet through the return.

    In reading the instructions for the Hayward SP1091WM skimmer I have, it recommends "a minimum of two functioning suction outlets per pump" to reduce the risk of entrapment hazards. I hadn't planned on drilling another hole in the pool wall, but I guess I should? It's kind of curious that if two are recommended, that the pool manufacturers don't pre-drill for two....

    The idea of another inlet on the pool wall makes me kind of nervous. Seems like the likelihood of sucking in a bathing suit is more probable with a wall mounted outlet than the one in the skimmer. Thoughts?
    - 8'x15'x52" Cameo AGP (Manuf. by Wilbar)
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    - Confer Step 1 w/ 8000 ladder

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    Re: Newbie suction inlet question

    Pretty normal to only have a skimmer in the smaller AG pools ... entrapment hazard is pretty low with a skimmer.
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    Re: Newbie suction inlet question

    Exactly my thoughts! Thanks for validating!
    - 8'x15'x52" Cameo AGP (Manuf. by Wilbar)
    - 1HP Pentair Optiflo w/ CC100 cartridge filter
    - Confer Step 1 w/ 8000 ladder

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