Eyeball direction?


Well-known member
Aug 10, 2009
New Orleans
I've had my 4 reteurn eyeballs pointing up towards the surface to create a circulating effect...to get leaves past the skimmers.
This has worked okay but now there are not many leaves falling but I get two large areas of silt debirs on the bottom.
Today I repositioned the eyeballs to point towards the bottom...the 2 on each side of the pool in the same direction with the two on the other side the same opposite.

What's the general desired direction of eyeballs in a pool like mine?...2 on each side about a third of the way from each end.



TFP Expert
May 20, 2007
South Central NJ
Wind is the biggest factor for skimming. Pointing the eyes up is useful to aerate the water when needed but I usually set them more for the main body's current direction as opposed to upwards for surface current. Get the whole body of water moving in a circle and the surface will follow. Just getting the surface moving just moves the surface. Sometimes, splitting the current flow of a long skinny pool in opposite directions works better. Every pool is different. Experiment to find what your pool likes best.



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Apr 29, 2010
Buckeye, AZ 85326
I'm no help on the eyeball palcement but I have to say I would love to be able to have that lush vegitation around my ppol and property. Looks awesome
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