Swimming Pool Suctions / Drains

Many suction fittings no longer comply with the current standards requiring specific testing and flow rates to be listed. If you don't see your suction fitting here, this is the likely reason.

For new installations and re-plumbs, the use of approved suctions of the correct flow rate is required. 
A pump MUST have a minimum of 2 suction points (or 1 suction and skimmer) each suction having a flow rating equivalent or greater than the pump flow rate. ie combined flow rating of 2 suctions shall be at least double the pumps maximum flow rate.
Some suctions have differing flow ratings depending on installation method and components used.
This category will be undergoing continual change as more suctions become approved.
You must check you pump flow rate requirements when determining the correct suction type required. 
Incorrect pump/suction matching may lead to injury or death. 

Any doubts, please contact us before purchasing suction fittings or use a qualified spa technician. 

See further information below :

• A minimum of two functioning suction outlets per pump must be installed. Suction outlets must be installed a minimum of 600mm apart, as measured from suction pipe center to suction pipe center. 
• Dual suction fittings shall be placed in such locations and distances to avoid "dual blockage" by a user. 
• Dual suction fittings shall not be located on seating areas or on the backrest for such seating areas. 
• The maximum system flow rate shall not exceed the flow rating of any listed suction outlet cover installed. In the event of one suction outlet being completely blocked, the remaining suction outlets serving the system shall have a flow rating capable of the full flow of the pump(s). 
• Never use pool or spa if any suction outlet component is damaged, broken, cracked, missing, or not securely attached. 
•Replace damaged, broken, cracked, missing, or not securely attached suction outlet components immediately. 
•Two or more suction outlets per pump should be installed in accordance with latest standards.

Some suction fittings are available with vacuum break fittings allowing higher flow ratings - this is due to the vacuum break plumbing which, once the suction becomes blocked, will suck air from the vacuum break line / vent into the suction plumbing causing the pump to cavitate and lose suction, thus allowing a trapped person to be freed.

See our pump flow rate information page to help determine suction outlet flow requirements here

Concrete Swimming pool and in-ground concrete spa suction fittings

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Waterway 10" Tru-Flo Suction Drain Installation Manual 



Waterway 10" RETROFIT Ultra Retro Suction Drain

SKU: ww640-2140v

Waterway 10" tru flo drain RETROFIT SUCTION / DRAIN COVER ASSEMBLY - suitable for concrete swimming pool installation where a field built sump / drain setup is used. Frame adaptor screwed to spa / pool wall...

1 In Stock

$137.50

Waterway 10" Tru Flo Drain Cover / Frame

SKU: ww640-1900v

Waterway 10" tru flo drain cover and frame - suitable for concrete swimming pool installation where a field built sump / drain setup is used. Frame embedded in concrete during construction, over sump. 279mm...

5 In Stock

$77.00

Waterway 32" Ultra Strip Drain / Suction - for Fibreglass & Vinyl lined spas & pools - up to 1330 lpm / 352 gpm- grey

SKU: ww640-1307v

Waterway 32" Ultra Strip Drain / Suction - grey for use in fibreglass and vinyl lined pools / spas Wall mounted - flow rated at 1120 lpm with two ports Floor mounted - flow rated at 1330 lpm with two ports 8...

2 In Stock

$660.00

Waterway 32" Ultra Strip Drain / Suction - for Field Built Sump - up to 1330 lpm / 352 gpm - white

SKU: ww640-1330v

Waterway 32" Ultra Strip Drain / Suction - white for use in concrete pools / spas with field built sumps Wall mounted - flow rated at 1120 lpm with two ports Floor mounted - flow rated at 1330 lpm with two ...

3 In Stock

$330.00

Waterway 5" Super Hi Flo Suction 2" S - 680lpm to 950 lpm rated - Grey

SKU: ww640-3787v

No longer stocked - Use higher flow rated Waterway Super Ultra High Flo ww640-3947vp listed here This original suction had a 680 litres per minute flow rating. 130mm cover diameter, projection into spa of ...

Waterway 6" Ultra Suction 1.5" / 40mm Slip Fit 291 lpm

SKU: ww640-8270v

Waterway 6" Ultra Suction - white, black, or beige - self aligning slip fit design to push inside Australian 40mm pressure pipe. Screw supplied to secure to the wall. Wall mounted only - flow rated at 291 l...

From $88.00

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Waterway 6" Ultra Suction 2" / 50mm Slip Fit 515 lpm

SKU: ww640-8280v

Waterway 6" Ultra Suction - white, black or beige - self aligning slip fit design to glue inside Australian 50mm pressure pipe. stainless screw included to secure to the wall. Wall mounted only - high flow ...

From $88.00

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Waterway front Access Spa / Pool Skimmer - white

SKU: ww510-1500

Waterway Weir skimmer for use in fibreglass and concrete spas and pools. Hole size required - 150mm wide x 130mm high. Face dimensions - 195mm wide x 185mm high Supplied with mounting screws or you can bol...

7 In Stock

$165.00

Waterway front Access Spa / Pool Skimmer - white with Stainless Steel Fascia

SKU: ww510-1500916-1010

Waterway Weir skimmer with stainless steel fascia - for use in fibreglass and concrete spas and pools. Hole size required - 150mm wide x 130mm high. Face dimensions - 195mm wide x 185mm high Supplied with ...

3 In Stock

$200.00

Waterway front Access Spa / Pool Skimmer with 10 sqft cartridge - Grey

SKU: ww510-1607

Waterway Weir skimmer for use in fibreglass and concrete spas and pools. Hole size required - 150mm wide x 130mm high. Face dimensions - 195mm wide x 185mm high Supplied with mounting screws or you can bol...

9 In Stock

$220.00