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Thread: Eyeball returns

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    Eyeball returns

    I've seen some posts on this forum regarding OPs who point their eyeball returns up towards the surface to get the surface water circulating. I would like to do this as well, especially in the shallow end where I have a single return, but no skimmer and yet where the wind tends to blow all the debris.

    However, my PB only installed 1 1/2" PVC pipes for the returns and never provided any type of thread fitting on the end or anything (they did only on the cleaner line so I could screw in the line for the Polaris). So now I'm left with just 2 return lines that I cannot do much with - couldn't even plug in a fountain that someone gave me....there's just nothing to grab onto.

    Does anyone know of any "after-market" fitting that would allow me to attach adjustable eyeballs to these returns? Does such a thing exist? I actually just saw one that fits into the Polaris quick-connect port (so you don't have to keep unscrewing the collar), but didn't see anything that would fit in by tension or some other means.

    I'm also curious how this is going to work come winter, when it's time to close the pool. Don't you need to plug up these holes for the winter? (I'm a pool newbie and haven't been through my first closing yet)
    20'6" X 38'6" (609 sqft)
    22,500 gal gunite/plaster IGP
    DE filter, Jandy 2HP pump, Nature2 Sanitizer (removed cartridge!)
    Raypak 39.9K BTU gas heater
    2 ColorLogic lights, Maytronics Dolphin pool cleaner

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    Join Date
    May 2009
    Dallas, TX

    Re: Eyeball returns

    I can't answer your winterizing question, but I believe the eyeball fittings you're looking for are referred to slip or push in fittings.
    Here's a link to possible eyeball fittings
    20K gal IG plaster pool, Manually chlorinated with bleach, 1.5 HP Sta-Rite Dura-Glas II pump, Pentair FNS Plus 48 DE filter, Polaris 280

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    Join Date
    May 2010
    SW Georgia

    Re: Eyeball returns

    This site may have what you need.
    35K IG Vinyl 20 x 40 self built pool, Hayward Pro Series High-Rate Sand Filter 31" 98gal/min, Hayward TriStar 1.85hp, Hayward 400btu heater, BBB method w/Hypo, Jazz light w/matching fiber optic rope lighting around coping w/syncronized color wheels. Concrete Paver deck.

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