Aiming the returns (jets)


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Apr 30, 2010
Probably a dumb question but for my two eyeball returns. Is there a right way to position for proper circulation? I have attached my lame drawing to try and show where the returns are in relationship to the skimmers. As you can see, it's a very curvy, free form pool.


Bama Rambler

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Jun 22, 2009
SouthWest Alabama
Get a bunch of ping pong balls and toss them in different locations and see how long it takes them to make to the skimmers. Adjust for the best circulation.

Here's where I'd start.
The left bottom return I'd aim across the pool toward the middle of the straight side.
The right return I'd aim as for to the right as I could get it.
I'd angle both of them slightly down with the one handling the deep end pointed more down than the other.


Active member
Apr 30, 2010
Thanks for the tip. No deep end. Sport pool with 5.5 in middle and steps on both ends and 3.5 ft.
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