Pool slide inground pool

Aug 16, 2016
9
Ruther Glen, va
#1
Does anyone know what would cause my slide not to have enough pressure to push water up slide? I'm wondering if I replaced the pump with the wrong size. It used to work with old pump.
 
Aug 16, 2016
9
Ruther Glen, va
#4
where would the adjustment valve be? The only thing I ever did was open a gate valve and It worked. I trashed my old pump so I don't know the hp power but I thought I bought the exact replacement. I did however block one of the return jets and it worked fine. However I have never had to do that before.
 

dfahrion

Bronze Supporter
Oct 18, 2013
89
Iowa
#5
We don't have any adjustment on our slide, I've often wondered if it was luck, skill, experience, or a little of all three that the builder got the pressure just right for the slide. When the slide stops working for us, it means it is time to backwash the filter. Have you backwashed recently?
 

Red

LifeTime Supporter
Sep 11, 2010
56
Orange County, CA
#6
where would the adjustment valve be? The only thing I ever did was open a gate valve and It worked. I trashed my old pump so I don't know the hp power but I thought I bought the exact replacement. I did however block one of the return jets and it worked fine. However I have never had to do that before.
You could have an adjustment valve in multiple locations. For example, my slide has one at the base of the slide and there's another one back by the pool pump. I always leave the one at the base of my slide open and adjust how much water goes to the slide and my deck jets at the pump area.

Do you know if you have a dedicated pipe to your slide from the pool pump area? Or is it just plumbed in with your return lines?

Make sure you unblock your return line when not using the slide so your water circulates properly.