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Old 04-15-2019, 06:13 PM   #41
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Re: Compatible Fittings?

Go big on the pipe, the lower the power needed for set GPM flow....

A little math will tell the trade off between hp cost per year vs. plant/install cost of the different plumbing diameters.

Maybe leave room for larger filters/ upgrades?
Design around the PSI loss of the filter system if it is full flow, Set pump in "well" pit for gravity prime, fewer feet of piping, a piece of 3' or meter sized concrete culvert on end, I'd use large enough for the heater and gas/electric controls all together.

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Old 04-15-2019, 09:01 PM   #42
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Re: Compatible Fittings?

Im running 2" pipe, many people just run 1.5" but all the newer equipment is coming out with 2" connections now. i dont see a purpose to running any bigger than 2" if you consider for example the restriction at the jet outlet or even the ball valves can already only pass so much water?

Ive purchased the biggest filter possible, oversized by 1/3 to my size, as well as i maxed out my pump size at 3hp just for fun but its a variable speed so i wont be running at max anyways.

I also made my pumphouse only 3 feet from the pool so the plumbing is very minimal as well i added one more return line/jet over what was "standard". the pump house floor is level with the pool deck so very minimal "lift" required by the pump but had i heard of the recessed idea for the pump prior i certainly would have done it.

I built the pool using ICF logix blocks, so having the R value will significantly increase usage time, as well as the wood (plus electric backup) boiler to run the floor heat i figure it should be pretty efficient as well as consistent heat not just the top half will be warm.

And as much as i should exercise, its for the kids lol but i may float around on occasion with a beer or 2


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