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    Deck Jet Suggestions

    After going back and forth on our water feature we decided to go with Deck Jets along the back of the pool. I've searched through the threads but haven't found what I am looking for so I figured I'd get some recommendations.

    The Pentair Magic Stream Deck Jets with the (5) interchangeable heads.

    - Who has them and are they worth the extra money over the standard fixed stream Jandy's?
    - How are they holding up long term? I'm scared of sinking something in the concrete that may not work later.
    - Do you change streams a lot or just decide on one anyway, and what stream do you like best?

    No one will be walking on this side of the pool so the exposed face of the changeable design should be ok.

    Anybody have negatives with deck jets, especially with a Saltwater pool?
    18' x 36' Vinyl Kidney 24,000 gallons
    Soon to have Salwater system up and running.
    Intelliflo pump, Colorlogic LED Light and a lot less money in the bank

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    Re: Deck Jet Suggestions

    I got ours for $22.00 on ebay Look at out pool build in the signature bar. We like the ball that has 3 streams. They seem louder that the sheer descent and the dolphin statue
    Hope this helps
    5,775 gal, IG free form, Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish, 2 swim out benches, Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues, StaRite Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter replaced with Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15, Polaris 360, Pentair 300w Light upgraded to Pentair IntelliBrite (OMG what a huge difference) , Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers, solar cover, TF-100 test kit, Pentair Deck Jet, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer (Makes testing a breeze), Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Margarita Concoction Machine,
    Pics of our Spool ( Social Pool) being built Solar install Outdoor kitchen upgrade

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    Re: Deck Jet Suggestions

    Thanks, your pool is very nice. Love the in pool fountain, my daughter would love that.

    This is what I'm looking at purchasing, wondering if anyone here has any experience with them.

    18' x 36' Vinyl Kidney 24,000 gallons
    Soon to have Salwater system up and running.
    Intelliflo pump, Colorlogic LED Light and a lot less money in the bank

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    Re: Deck Jet Suggestions

    themilkman, I apologize I thought that I had updated our pool build. I will have to do this today. To answer your question, we have the identical deck jets. I added one later. I have it on a pentair never lube valve and can adjust the jets to any angle and height. I have not tested it out on full pressure but I do know it will shoot at least 30 ft high and 30 ft long. I am attaching pics. Hope this helps











    5,775 gal, IG free form, Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish, 2 swim out benches, Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues, StaRite Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter replaced with Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15, Polaris 360, Pentair 300w Light upgraded to Pentair IntelliBrite (OMG what a huge difference) , Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers, solar cover, TF-100 test kit, Pentair Deck Jet, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer (Makes testing a breeze), Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Margarita Concoction Machine,
    Pics of our Spool ( Social Pool) being built Solar install Outdoor kitchen upgrade

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    Re: Deck Jet Suggestions

    Perfect, just what I was looking for. I was starting to wonder if the statue was what you meant for deck jets.

    So from the installation manual it does not show that large plastic ring you have around yours. Is that standard or something you added. I love the water pattern but we are looking for something that is not really visible on the deck. The other style has the brass caps and mount flush and you barely see them but have only the one stream option.
    18' x 36' Vinyl Kidney 24,000 gallons
    Soon to have Salwater system up and running.
    Intelliflo pump, Colorlogic LED Light and a lot less money in the bank

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    Re: Deck Jet Suggestions

    I had the ones that mount flush on my pool in SC. My biggest complaint is that they leaked a little. Hard to say if it was an installation or equipment issue. I used the 3 stream almost all of the time it was the least offensive for those swimming in the pool when they were on. They are easily changed. Otherwise you would be clobbered by water when swimming by with a couple of the others. I had mine in all 4 corners of my pool. You can see the two front ones leaking slightly.
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    Re: Deck Jet Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by themilkman
    Perfect, just what I was looking for. I was starting to wonder if the statue was what you meant for deck jets.

    So from the installation manual it does not show that large plastic ring you have around yours. Is that standard or something you added. I love the water pattern but we are looking for something that is not really visible on the deck. The other style has the brass caps and mount flush and you barely see them but have only the one stream option.
    The large plastic ring came in the package. I am looking inside my box and it appears that there are a couple of ways to install it. There is also an option to have it flush mounted in the deck but you would have to have this done when you are laying out the plumbing. Hope this helps
    5,775 gal, IG free form, Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish, 2 swim out benches, Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues, StaRite Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter replaced with Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15, Polaris 360, Pentair 300w Light upgraded to Pentair IntelliBrite (OMG what a huge difference) , Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers, solar cover, TF-100 test kit, Pentair Deck Jet, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer (Makes testing a breeze), Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Margarita Concoction Machine,
    Pics of our Spool ( Social Pool) being built Solar install Outdoor kitchen upgrade

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    Re: Deck Jet Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by whoozer
    I had the ones that mount flush on my pool in SC. My biggest complaint is that they leaked a little. Hard to say if it was an installation or equipment issue. I used the 3 stream almost all of the time it was the least offensive for those swimming in the pool when they were on. They are easily changed. Otherwise you would be clobbered by water when swimming by with a couple of the others. I had mine in all 4 corners of my pool. You can see the two front ones leaking slightly.
    That is exactly what I am worried about. Once they go in concrete no turning back. What did your PB say about fixing them?

    Thanks for all the help to both of you, exactly the info I was looking for and great too really see them in action.
    18' x 36' Vinyl Kidney 24,000 gallons
    Soon to have Salwater system up and running.
    Intelliflo pump, Colorlogic LED Light and a lot less money in the bank

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    Re: Deck Jet Suggestions

    A whole lot of nothing that I can do about it. He came out 2x to "fix" them, then claimed it was a manufacturer issue and never heard from him again. They didn't leak a lot, 2 of them didn't leak at all, it may have very well had to do with the pitch of the concrete and how the jet was placed into the concrete, since mine were plumbed from the start?
    14x33 fiberglass freeform
    Variable speed Pentair intelliflo superpump
    420 Clean and Clear Plus cartridge filter.
    pool-school/pool_calculator , http://www.tftestkits.net/

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    Re: Deck Jet Suggestions

    Quote Originally Posted by whoozer
    A whole lot of nothing that I can do about it. He came out 2x to "fix" them, then claimed it was a manufacturer issue and never heard from him again. They didn't leak a lot, 2 of them didn't leak at all, it may have very well had to do with the pitch of the concrete and how the jet was placed into the concrete, since mine were plumbed from the start?
    That is why I did my own. I have no leaks but it does not look as nice as plumbed in concrete. We dont care as the price was right for us
    5,775 gal, IG free form, Beach Series Antigua by Marbletite Pebble finish, 2 swim out benches, Sheer Descent, IG Fountain, Dolphin / Mermaid Statues, StaRite Dura- Glas 1.5hp pump, Hayward Pro Series Sand Filter replaced with Hayward Pro-grid DE4820, Aqua Rite SWG with T-Cell 15, Polaris 360, Pentair 300w Light upgraded to Pentair IntelliBrite (OMG what a huge difference) , Heat Siphon Heat Pump DX 5.0 109,000 btu, Pool Cage, 1800sq ft Tremron Estate Pavers, solar cover, TF-100 test kit, Pentair Deck Jet, Apollo Magnetic Stirrer (Makes testing a breeze), Aquatherm Ecosun Solar Panels 192 sq ft with GL-235 Controller,Margarita Concoction Machine,
    Pics of our Spool ( Social Pool) being built Solar install Outdoor kitchen upgrade

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