Converting Vacuum Port to Pool Return

joeprunc

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Apr 26, 2021
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Discovery Bay, CA
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Salt Water Generator
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Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
So we just finished our build and have had water in for almost a week. I've noticed a dead zone in the pool when running the pool return. Granted we are running the pump at low RPMs and 24-7 right now.

The dead zone is right where our pool vacuum is located. Since we are going to use a robot, I'm curious if I can convert this dedicated port from a vacuum to a pool return. Fortunately my vacuum side is directly below my return. My thought is to add two Tees and a ball valve and a check valve.

Any thoughts on this?
 

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Jimrahbe

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Joe,

I don't see why not...

I am not a fan of ball valves, and don't understand why you need a check valve??

Can you show us a pic or two...

Thanks,

Jim R.
 
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proavia

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That is certainly doable. Use a Jandy valve, not a ball valve (as the ball valve will fail/freeze up pretty quickly). Don't think there is a need for a check valve.