We had a built in pool put in at the end of last year. We just finished the patio and added a shear decent water feature. The guy, a friend was supposed to hook up the piping to the 3/4 HP pump for our swimout which has 3 jets. Instead he hooked it right to main pump. The pressure was not that good as the water feature is about 75ft from the pump and filter. My first instinct was to re hook it the way I wanted and buy a larger pump if need be BUT of the 4 returns I have I capped 1 and it made a big difference. I would like to cap 1 more off but want to check first that there will not be too much standing or residual pressure in the returns not being used.
Does this sound like a good idea??
Ps. the 2nd pump for the swimout is actually for a above ground pool we got rid of, the pump was only a few months old
The 2 remaining returns are on the stairs. The 2 I want to cap , 1 is under the water feature and the other one is between the stairs and the water feature