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Thread: Can I swapp the lines?

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    Can I swapp the lines?

    Can I swap the inlet and return lines as I psted before water is about an inch off so it barley covers skimmer with kids splashing I have to keep adding water, yesterday alone we rane hose twice. Will it hurt anything if the inlet is low and return is higher?
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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD
    It isn't a good idea to swap the lines. The return doesn't have a basket, as the skimmer does, to strain out the larger debris. So it is fairly easy for the return to get clogged. If the return got clogged by a person it could be very painful.

    Is there any reason you can't just raise the water level?
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    I can't really raise the water level as the ground is about an inch uneven, it's an intex pool we don't use the pump when the kids are in it. The inlet is almost at the top of the pool, almost to the top rail.
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    Re: Can I swapp the lines?

    This one got lost in the move...
    It sounds as if your lines are already reversed... the inlet line (from pool to pump) should be the lower of the two.
    The outlet is closest to the top.
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    Re: Can I swapp the lines?

    When we put the pool back up I got the lines right now the inlet is lower in the water the water is staying nice and clear.
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