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Thread: Added a return line, now low pressure

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    Added a return line, now low pressure

    Hi everyone. I originally had 1 return line, added a 2nd recently causing loss of water pressure at the original return line. Do you think a diverter valve would help balance the water pressure? I don't have a diverter value currently.

    Similarily, between my skimmer and main drain. Skimmer is not pulling in much debris. Maybe I need to also add a diverter value- allowing more water through the skimmer.

    Thank you for everyone's help!

    Rob
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    Re: Added a return line, now low pressure

    Welcome to TFP!

    Adding a three way valve to control the flow between the skimmer and main drain, and another one to balance the two returns, is a great idea.
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    Re: Added a return line, now low pressure

    Thanks, JasonLion. I will start with 2 diverter values. You don't think it's an issue with my pump right? I don't need a larger pump because of this additional return?
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    Re: Added a return line, now low pressure

    Your pump should be fine with the added return line.
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