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    Saratoga spa step and install/jet question

    My pool builder is giving me a quote of $500 for a compressor to pump air into the spa jets of a saratoga step-n-spa step. Is this appropriate?

    Thanks, Chuck
    16X24X40 Grecian L Vinyl Pool - Dig 9/4/2007 and first swim 9/21/2007
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    My pool uses Saratoga spill over spa, swim out, step and rest. None of which require a compressor. The pool is plumbed to direct flow to anyone of these. I have attached their site, you could contact the manufacturer.

    http://www.imperialpools.com/sarasteps.html

    Dave
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    Thanks DaveNJ, I assume that your jets "bubble" or agetate lke a spa jet with JUST the water flow?
    16X24X40 Grecian L Vinyl Pool - Dig 9/4/2007 and first swim 9/21/2007
    Located in Ohio Approx 27K gallons
    Pentair Whisperflow 1 HP 2-speed Pump
    Hayward Sand Filter Jandy AE2500 Heat Pump
    Autopilot Dig-220 w/sc-60 cell

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    Yes, more, less or no air by the air inlets mounted in the steps, swimout or spa.
    IG 18x36 oval vinyl, Spill over spa, Northstar 2hp-2spd, 2.5" piping, S310T 500lb Sand filter, 400k gas heater, AutoPilot SWCG
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    Does anyone else know anything about this? I have my PB coming this weekend to finalize my stuff and sign, and this is the one item I am really not sure about. DaveNJ, I do thank you for your input. I am just a bit concerned about why my PB is talking about this 500 compressor....

    --Chuck
    16X24X40 Grecian L Vinyl Pool - Dig 9/4/2007 and first swim 9/21/2007
    Located in Ohio Approx 27K gallons
    Pentair Whisperflow 1 HP 2-speed Pump
    Hayward Sand Filter Jandy AE2500 Heat Pump
    Autopilot Dig-220 w/sc-60 cell

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    Spa jets can get their air from the venturi effect, which uses the water flow to draw air in, or from an air compressor. Generally speaking an air compressor is capable of getting more air into the water but it also costs more.
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