Cant blow out return line

aaronhl

Active member
Jun 10, 2018
30
BRISTOL, CT
I have an inground return line disconnected after the filter and runs maybe 100 feet back to the pool. I hooked up a shop vac and then a leaf blower to the o-ring union fitting to blow air into the pool (return line), however it didn't reach the pool.... I didn't have any issue with the shop vac last year so thought I'd try a leaf blower thinking that was stronger, still didn't work. Any ideas on how to blow it out? Kinda running out of time here lol I'm thinking maybe there is a air bubble deep in the line??
 

aaronhl

Active member
Jun 10, 2018
30
BRISTOL, CT
With the PVC pipes being 1.5 inches and the air compressor tool being like 1/8 inch (a lot smaller in diameter) you still think that will have enough force without the pipes being closed off?? I guess it's worth a try...any other ideas?
 

wireform

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In The Industry
Aug 15, 2017
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Spring Valley, NY
Being that as you say from where you blow is a straight shot to the pool there would be no reason the methods you've tried didn't work. I'd take a second look at the pipe to make sure your not confusing which pipe is which. A straight run has to have blown thru.
 
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