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    whats the point of this thing

    i have some pictures below, but it is a hose outlet, at first before we bought the house i thought it was used to fill the pool, but it seems to be attached to the equipment of the pool, i tested this by turning it on and a little water tricked out, i turn off the pump and it stops flowing, turn it back on and its flowing again, what would this be good for, its way to low of flow to empty the pool but, i just cant think of a reason to have it, other than so people can trip and fall in .

    here is a close up

    here it is in relation to the pool

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    We have something very much like that to provide water to our slide. You could also use it for a fountain.
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    I have one that is "T" off my return line incase I wanted to add a water feature.
    See it at the right hand side. When building was the time to add it,don't know if I
    will use it. You could put a fake plant with planter over it for a better look and no stub toes.
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    could add a planter with a water fall on it.

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    That's certainly not a very nice place to put it as far as stubbed toes are concerned, but it would be very useful for one of these things where a garden hose is connected to create a vacuum:

    When I've used the hose connected to a regular hose bib, my pool level gets too high after a while. By using the pool's return water, the level and chemical balance would obviously be unaffected. On my pool, this means running a long hose an extra 20 feet from the equipment pad. Having the connection near or on the pool deck would certainly be more convenient.

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    It's there to allow you to add an additional water feature in the future.
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