Become a TFP Supporter Pool Math Forum Rules Pool School
Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Help with connecting / adding water feature

  1. Back To Top    #1

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Posts
    10

    Help with connecting / adding water feature

    There is a 2" dedicated line that was put in when the pool was installed for the purpose of adding a water feature. I have a 3-way valve that can be adjusted between the return jets to the pool and the water feature line.

    I'm still working on the overall design (using methods of "decorating" pvc to look like bamboo, etc.), without using using heavy stones or rocks. But as far as the actual exit point(s), I plan to us smaller sized pvc to create multiple spouts or a small cascade.

    My first question what is the best way to connect the existing 2" pvc to use smaller sized pvc? Secondly, even though I can control the flow from the 3-way port, do I need to add a ball valve at the water feature location for additional control?

    I've illustrated where the flex line leads up to the pool since I have everything temporarily covered in weed fabric. (and all the oak tree debris!)

    3 way valve.jpg
    Three way valve to return jets and water feature line.

    Line drawing.jpg
    10k IG fiberglass, Hayward 1.5 hp Max-Flo XL pump, Hayward Star-Clear 175 sqft cartridge filter, Pentair 320 auto-chlorinator, H250FDN natural gas heater, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 Test Kit
    (Oct 2015 install)

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Mod Squad Jimrahbe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    Location
    Bedford, TX
    Posts
    9,299

    Re: Help with connecting / adding water feature

    V,

    In my mind you do not need any additional valves unless you have two water features and you want to make them have the same flow..

    Home Depot sells reducers that will allow you to connect your 2" PVC to what ever size you want..

    Good luck with your project,

    Jim R.
    Finished in 2015 - 17K Gal, IG, 20' x 25' Almost Rectangular Pool, Pebble finish, three rockport water falls. Pentair Equipment: EasyTouch 4, IC40 SWG, 3 HP VS Pump, CCP520 Cartridge Filter.
    TF100 with SpeedStir and SampleSizer, ColorQ Pro 7, Dolphin Premier Robot Cleaner, added Screen Logic 2, added small 3 person Caldera Spa.

  3. Back To Top    #3

    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Location
    Dallas, Texas
    Posts
    10

    Re: Help with connecting / adding water feature

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimrahbe View Post
    V,

    In my mind you do not need any additional valves unless you have two water features and you want to make them have the same flow..

    Home Depot sells reducers that will allow you to connect your 2" PVC to what ever size you want..

    Good luck with your project,

    Jim R.

    Jim,

    Thank you for the info. I will take a look at connectors at Home Depot.
    10k IG fiberglass, Hayward 1.5 hp Max-Flo XL pump, Hayward Star-Clear 175 sqft cartridge filter, Pentair 320 auto-chlorinator, H250FDN natural gas heater, ThePoolCleaner, TF-100 Test Kit
    (Oct 2015 install)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •