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    question concerning removal of ionizer

    I disconnected my ionizer a couple years ago due to some research I have found, and like others have said , they really don't do much good.I also haven't noticed any difference.
    One part that I left connected due to it being part of the plumbing is the 12 inch pipe that it comes with,it has 1 1/2" fittings on both ends and a small 1/4 port for a rubber hose that went to the ionizer.
    I capped the rubber hose port with a vacuum plug.My question is, does leaving that pipe in place restrict the return water flow? that section, right in the middle is very narrow, I think at best 1/4" opening.I was thinking of removing it and replacing with a standard 1 1/2" pipe.Seems to me it would lower the pressure at the return on pool wall.
    Thanks for any info.
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    Re: question concerning removal of ionizer

    I certainly would remove it and splice in a piece of 1.5" to reduce backpressure, especially if the current fitting gets that narrow in the center.
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    Re: question concerning removal of ionizer

    I did replace,I have no idea if that unit did anything.Suckered into it when buying pool
    Doughboy AG 16' x 32' oval, 13,700 gal.
    AquaView by Doughboy 150lb sand filter model 0-1709-20
    PowerLine pump by Doughboy model 0-3047-200, 1.5hp-single speed-20amp
    Gulfstream electric heater-HE125-R-A
    Taylor K-2006 test kit

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