DIY water spillway

WattsZ

Member
Feb 26, 2020
19
Oklahoma City
Hello,

has anyone added a water spill-way using a splitter from the pump off of an existing jet. I know I have the hp strong enough just looking for logistics as to running the plumbing. Basically it will be a 18in wide sheer spillway that is incased in cinder block and rock veneer.
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
18,093
Northern NJ
I don't see any problem T'ing the return water and diverting some of it to a spillover feature.

Note that running a spillover will cause your pH to rise from aeration. So stock up on MA.
 

WattsZ

Member
Feb 26, 2020
19
Oklahoma City
Show us some pics of what you are looking to do.
So our pool looks like the rocked one below and we want to put the water fall in like the picture. I’ve read where you can use the current jet and using a valve split it with the waterfall using pvc. Just looking for advice if possible.
I don't see any problem T'ing the return water and diverting some of it to a spillover feature.

Note that running a spillover will cause your pH to rise from aeration. So stock up on MA.
Thanks for the heads up about ph! That’s my main question I guess is where does it T off at.
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
18,093
Northern NJ
That’s my main question I guess is where does it T off at.
Show us the plumbing from your filter to the pool.

I would say you can T it anywhere in between them. Put a valve on the waterfall line so you can control how much flow goes that way.
 
Last edited:

WattsZ

Member
Feb 26, 2020
19
Oklahoma City
Right now the return is using the original hose, until I had the logistics of water fall I didn’t want to switch to pvc yet C3A1E19F-314E-475E-A347-E17CCB24A40A.jpeg
 
Last edited:

WattsZ

Member
Feb 26, 2020
19
Oklahoma City
Planned on hard pvc so if I do a t off return port I would then add the valve to the waterfall line and could open as little or much as needed? Is that correct? Thanks for answering questions btw
 

WattsZ

Member
Feb 26, 2020
19
Oklahoma City
So apparently a 3 way valve has to be ordered every where as where a T and ball valve are easy to get. I was wanting to do it this weekend. So my question is will using a T and ball valve work just as well as a 3 way jandy or should i really be using a 3 way?
 

ajw22

Gold Supporter
TFP Guide
Jul 21, 2013
18,093
Northern NJ
T and ball valve will work fine for you. A ball valve gets sticky and will not last as long as a diverter valve. But in an AGP it may last longer then the pool.
 
  • Like
Reactions: WattsZ