Question regarding return plumbing in deep end of pool flooring

mihzyd777

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So I noticed some pool builders say they are different because their pools have 2 returns and 2 suctions in the deep end of the pool? Anyone ever here of this and is that good or bad to do? Any advantage to just have 2 suctions in the deep and then returns jets around the entire pool?

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mihzyd777

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Yes the 2 suction sides I'm aware, but I've never heard of or seen until today 2 returns in the floor of the deep end positions 2 ft. away from the 2 suctions. Any reason for that is there any advantage?
 

ajw22

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Yes the 2 suction sides I'm aware, but I've never heard of or seen until today 2 returns in the floor of the deep end positions 2 ft. away from the 2 suctions. Any reason for that is there any advantage?
What you describe makes no sense to me. But then Pool Builders do many strange things to differentiate themselves.

What you describe would create a short circuit in the water flow with water coming out the return and getting sucked right back into the suction port. There would be little flow to the rest of the pool.

You want suctions and returns and far apart as possible to create water flow and mixing.

There are pools designed with floor returns and that is a different discussion.
 

mihzyd777

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Yes so that's exactly what I was thinking. But ya the 2 returns are on the floor of the deep end no more than.m 3'ft. From the other 2 suction in the deep end.