blower or not

llamaSeptember 30, 2010

Our spa will be 7 ft. and have 6 jets. air intake will be 16 ft. from spa. The plumber says to go with a blower, the PB says it is not needed. What does everyone think?

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

At 16 feet, it's going to take a little while for the jets to aspirate.

The blower can be added later if needed. Ensure the automation and power, if any is needed, has the capacity.


    Bookmark   September 30, 2010 at 3:13PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Scott thanks, do you think the jets will be weak at 16 feet? Will a pump make them stronger? thanks again

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 9:16AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

We have 8 jets on one blower, and 10 on the other. The blowers are about 75' from the spa.

I installed 2 Air Supply Silencer blowers. A 1hp and a 1.5 hp. just-a-pb and racket recommended them as the quietest, and they are very quiet, and they move a lot of air, so thanks for that.

But, I must say we hardly ever turn them on. We have an Intelliflo set at 70 GPM to the 10 jets, and a 1.5 hp whisperflo on the 8 jets. All the jets are Waterway, some rotate, but they are relatively small in flow demand. The point being if you have high velocity thru the jet, you will draw more air.

I plumbed the air to the pad with 2" pipe. And they have check valves, which help a lot to not let the pipes fill with water. Although I would recommend a Hartford loop (sort of an air trap), I wish I had used that.

PS. the blowers are quiet, but not silent. So the further the better.


    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 12:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thanks for the info, pb is putting a loop in and 21/2 inch pipe so i'm going to wait and see if we will need a blower

    Bookmark   October 1, 2010 at 12:54PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Swimming laps- Design help
My wife wants to swim laps. Short of building an olympic...
Exceptional Pool Builders who build in Cleveland, OH area?
My wife and I are beginning the design stage of our...
Small 3/4' mosaic waterline tile - mistake?
Hello, We're getting ready to sign our contract, and...
Pool resurface question
I am having my pool resurfaced and the supplies were...
Resurfacing a Pool
We are looking to resurface our pool. Can you give...
Sponsored Products
Domier 2100 Series 36" Stainless Steel Island Range Hood - 860 CFM
Signature Hardware
Leaf Sconce w/Scroll Mounting by Bacchus Glass
$585.00 | Lumens
Broan Evolution 2 Series 30-inch Stainless Steel Under-cabinet Range Hood
36" Provence Series Wall-Mount Black Range Hood - 600 CFM
Signature Hardware
Cavaliere-Euro 48-inch Island Mount Range Hood
Bruck | Bolero Sconce
$338.25 | YLighting
Bruck | Bolero Diamond Sconce
$338.25 | YLighting
Phantom 30 Inch Bowl by WPT Design
$1,355.75 | Lumens
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™