Yes, I know the subject makes me sound like a lazy pool owner. Maybe I'm not because I want to tackle this job myself!
Our pool is a 4.5 x 9metre oval w/ diving well. Close to the centre of the lengthy side of it is a fitting. It was previously routed up to a secondary pump. I am told it was originally used for a cleaner device which operated via pressure. I would like to use it for the baracuda which obviously works off vaccuum. (the idea to use a side fitting for this and combine this with the overflow via Jandy valve comes from someone else's pool nearby.)
My concerns are as follows: The fitting seems fairly large of i.d. but I believe the old pvc plumbing at the secondary pump was small so I suspect worst case scenario, I shall have to run new larger plumbing. Small as in smaller than the piping at the overflow to filter basket plumbing. What's the minimum piping one would use with a baracuda to Jandy?
I like to do things so they're reliable long term. On pool equipment, should I do threaded connections at all points or just do the adhesive properly with surface scuff and chem-prep before and the right adhesive after?
Mating the two at a Jandy is all I know. Is there a better option? Does my valve have any options to run both simultaneously and separately?