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    Spa Jets need Jump Start

    I have a fiberglass pool that has spa jets for the returns (hayward I believe). My pumping station is about 60 - 80 ft. from my pool. When the pump is running the spa jets draw air from a pipe that comes out of the ground at the pumping station.

    The return water works fine, but if I want the air to come out of the returns as well I need to put a shop-vac on the pipe and blow air in to jump start them. When I take shop-vac out they work fine for the rest of the day.

    I have to think this is because of the distance from the pool to the pumping station, and if I had of known this then I would of had the pool builder put the pipe closer to the pool.

    Is there anything I can do about this or will I just have to always give them a jump start?
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    May 2007
    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: Spa Jets need Jump Start

    Put a spa blower on the air pipe.
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