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    Broken outlet?

    So I just got done building, filled up the pool and did the initial filter procedures but when I started to filter I noticed something odd. The water outlet is letting water come out some of the holes. Does anybody have this problem?
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    Re: Broken outlet?

    I just cut new holes to use these exact intake and return and my head does the same thing. Pressure is awesome but it shoots water out of the sides as well.
    I am afraid to unscrew as I just cut the holes and don't want to break the good seal i have.
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    Re: Broken outlet?

    Where did you cut the holes at? Pics?
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    Re: Broken outlet?

    I can take some pics for you. I just upgraded to a 22x54 summer escapes pool that came with a skimmer. i did not want to use the skimmer with my sand filter so I had to cut new holes for the intake and return. After a few dozen reads and youtube videos I bit the bullet and did it. Everything is working great aside from some water spurting from the return like yours.
    Just upgraded from Intex 15x48 to Pro Series 22x54
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    Re: Broken outlet?

    I have been told that you should point the 'eye' at a 45 degree left, 45 degree down angle. That way you create a vortex that makes the entire body of water circulate and brings up debris from the bottom to the skimmer. Looks like you should also raise the water level a bit so that the outlet is below the surface.

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    Re: Broken outlet?

    Normal, my factory one does the same thing.

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    Re: Broken outlet?

    something obstructing the flow? What side do you have your gasket on?
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    Re: Broken outlet?

    That's normal. My old Intex eyeball did exactly the same thing. It's fine.
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    Re: Broken outlet?

    Yeah I did raise the water level and turned it to the left but I don't have a skimmer yet. If you guys have the same thing going then I'll be ok with it. Thanks
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    Re: Broken outlet?

    Go ahead and look into a Hayward skimmer. They work much better than the over-the-wall Intex ones, and they come with a better return eyeball and a vacuum adapter too. Money well spent!
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