2nd return in Summer Wave (Intex) pool


New member
May 20, 2020
I have a Summer Waves 20' x 4' round pool. Last season I threw away the junk pump/filter and upgraded to a 3/4hp Hayward pump with 21" sand filter. I also added a Hayward skimmer and Intex SWG. All worked reasonably well last year, but I still had a lot of dead spots that debris collected on the floor. This spring as when I startup I am planning to hard pipe everything in PVC, so while I was doing that was wondering if adding a second return eye would be a worthwhile upgrade. My current eye is near the surface, if I added a second would it pay to put it lower and point it at the floor?


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Bronze Supporter
Jun 29, 2016
Tampa, FL
Pool Size
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Intex Krystal Clear
I always relied on my Intex Auto cleaner to help with circulation at floor level. I just kept it connected all the time.


Well-known member
Mar 17, 2021
Northern California
I doubt it. And a lower return in an AGP is a risk because if you have an equipment leak it can drain down to the level of the lowest return.