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    Ok to have eyeball return facing straight down?

    Is it ok to have my eyeball return facing straight down? The reason for this was because my solar cover was spinning like a record when I had the eyeball return facing to the right. It would bunch up around the ladder. I realize it won't filter as well straight down but that's ok because I dont get a ton of dirt and debris in the pool. My main question is will the water circulate enough for the spread of chemicals and chlorine? Or should I just live with the solar cover spinning. Or maybe angle it mostly down but a bit to the right?
    Location: Long Island, NY
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    Re: Ok to have eyeball return facing straight down?

    Go with mostly down but still angled so that you get circulation. If there isn't at least a little bit of water circulation the skimmer won't work well to pull stuff off the surface of the water. You can also try attaching a line to the solar cover so that it cant spin with the water.
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    Re: Ok to have eyeball return facing straight down?

    Turn it down and to the right. If it's breaking the surface, the cover will spin.

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    Re: Ok to have eyeball return facing straight down?

    thanks. what do you mean 'add a line' How would I do that. It just sits on the surface of the water and doesnt have any grommet holes
    Location: Long Island, NY
    Gallons: 5000 Gallons
    Pool: 15' Saltwater 5000
    Filter: Pentair 1 HP Optiflow Pump w/ Clean & Clear 75Sq Ft Cartridge Filter
    SWG: Intex CS8110

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