Feedback on replumbing my suction side

djdonte

Well-known member
Mar 25, 2019
139
Houston, TX
I have a port in my pool for a pressure side cleaner, but want to use it for a suction cleaner that's taking up one of my skimmers. The first picture was taken before I replumbed the piping after the filter to exclude the cleaner line and associated 3 way valve. So right now that 1.5" line is capped off. I have three ideas of what I want to do. Option "A" is the quickest, cheapest, and requires little to no digging up, but just not sure how that will work out teeing into an existing skimmer line. I have 4 drains and each of the two existing suction legs is plumbed to a skimmer, and two of the main drains.

Obviously B or C is ideal, but will require 3 50 dollar jandy valves and a ton of digging to make it right. B is using a PVC cross which is a little hard to find in a 2" flavor, and C is using elbows and tees.
 

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djdonte

Well-known member
Mar 25, 2019
139
Houston, TX
You don’t think I would have an issue with too many elbow on the cleaner line, or teeing the 1.5 into the existing 2”?
 

cfherrman

TFP Guide
May 10, 2017
2,199
Hays, Kansas
Dig down on the line (or use a think wire or rod) to see how far it goes down to see if it's stabable

In the grand scheme of things elbows don't really matter, it's the same as just adding footage on to your system.

I like easy simple fixes
 

djdonte

Well-known member
Mar 25, 2019
139
Houston, TX
I ended up going with A. Thanks for the advice, because when I dug down a bit to get flex in the lines, I discovered they go pretty deep before elbowing over. Digging everything up and replumbing would have a been a lot more labor intensive than I though.
 

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