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« on: August 01, 2011, 09:41:51 AM »

Please see photo. What is this PVC line for and is their a reason it is cut off? Is it some sort of overflow outlet or is it a defect?


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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 04:32:18 AM »

Great question. This is where the comment "Recommend the pool equipment be evaluated by a specialist and its operation and maintainence documented"

Anytime I find something that is that different from the norm, I will use that or a similar statement. One has to wonder how that sand type grit got into that tee.
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 03:19:40 PM »

Looks like it was installed incorrectly using black ABS glue instead of purple primer and PVC glue. 

Ding! Ding!  This stuff ain't right, get a licensed plumber in here.
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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 04:13:07 PM »

Was the pool running at the time of inspection? Is that a light junction box to the left side?

I can't think of anything that should be wide open like that. Do you have any more pics?
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 06:19:07 PM »

Or maybe its the new style pool drain!!!  Just turn on the pump and watch it drain!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 08:49:40 PM »

A couple of possibilities:
The system was changed and that part of the plumbing wasn't needed
It may be the end of the drain line vent, if so it should have a screen or cap over the end and be marked.

As for the glue used, it's heavy bodied gray PVC cement not ABS cement. Purple primer is only code for buryied fittings on exposed fitting it's alright to use clear cleaner instead.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2012, 07:13:34 PM »

This might be relevant to your question...  Type of air bubbler

An air blower, also called a bubbler or an air pump, introduces air into the spa water through a series of inlets. Many spas use the blower to provide massages. Spas can use it to mix air with water going through the jets. The air blower makes the bubbles. Air blowers for spas and hot tubs are essential to the experience. If there isn’t an air blower installed for the spa jets, then you might find a PVC pipe sticking up out of the ground with an open slit cut into the top of it, providing a way for air to enter into the jet system.

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