When are deck jets installed?

rogerbrks

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Apr 2, 2007
172
Round Rock, TX
Today I was informed by my PB that they were finish with plumbing and steel. My plans call for four deck jets but I don't see the plumbing for them. Are they done separately?
 
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Is your PB planning on running the jets from their own pump? That is how mine are done so I can turn them on and off independant of the pool pump.
 

rogerbrks

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Apr 2, 2007
172
Round Rock, TX
Thanks guys. I beleive it works off its own pump. They have three pumps pictured on the plan. I have three 2' water features and the four deck jets. I also assume that the cleaner has it's own pump.
 

jnorris

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Apr 9, 2007
68
N.E. South Carolina
Whatever you do, talk to the PB ASAP...ours forgot about the deck jets, and we didn't catch it until after the deck had been done. Now our "deck" jets are "yard" jets! Ours run off the same pump as the rest of the pool, with a valve that we can open or shut to direct water to them.
 

rogerbrks

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Apr 2, 2007
172
Round Rock, TX
jnorris said:
Whatever you do, talk to the PB ASAP...ours forgot about the deck jets, and we didn't catch it until after the deck had been done. Now our "deck" jets are "yard" jets! Ours run off the same pump as the rest of the pool, with a valve that we can open or shut to direct water to them.
I spoke to the PB. They will be doing the deck jets later. They will have their own pumps.
 

maxsrents

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Apr 2, 2007
91
NJ
Our PB just informed us that our deck jets will not have their own pumps. Is this a problem? What are the benefits of the jets having their own pumps?

Carolyn
 

SeanB

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maxsrents said:
Our PB just informed us that our deck jets will not have their own pumps. Is this a problem? What are the benefits of the jets having their own pumps?

Carolyn
Well, you could run them without having to run the main pump, but other than that, I don't think it much matters. The deck jets will take very little flow away from your filter circulation.

PS - If you have time, please share some of the contruction photos in the contruction and repair area. :grin:
 

jnorris

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Apr 9, 2007
68
N.E. South Carolina
maxsrents said:
Our PB just informed us that our deck jets will not have their own pumps. Is this a problem? What are the benefits of the jets having their own pumps?

Carolyn
Ours do just fine on the main pump with everything else. We have a 2 speed pump, and we do have to run it on high, simply because our &(#@^&$ pool builder forgot to put them in the pool deck, so they actually about 5 feet outside the edge of the pool. But if we have the pump on high, and cut off the valves to the bubblers we have in the steps and the swim out, we can actually shoot water all the way across the pool to the deck on the OTHER side! My husband enjoys surprising our guests with a little shot of water! :twisted: