question concerning removal of ionizer


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Mar 17, 2015
Cedar Falls, Iowa
I disconnected my ionizer a couple years ago due to some research I have found, and like others have said , they really don't do much good.I also haven't noticed any difference.
One part that I left connected due to it being part of the plumbing is the 12 inch pipe that it comes with,it has 1 1/2" fittings on both ends and a small 1/4 port for a rubber hose that went to the ionizer.
I capped the rubber hose port with a vacuum plug.My question is, does leaving that pipe in place restrict the return water flow? that section, right in the middle is very narrow, I think at best 1/4" opening.I was thinking of removing it and replacing with a standard 1 1/2" pipe.Seems to me it would lower the pressure at the return on pool wall.
Thanks for any info.