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Thread: Owner Builder Plumbing/Lighting

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    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Tulsa, OK

    Owner Builder Plumbing/Lighting

    Hi all,

    Been reading the site for a while and have seen some great advice, hoping to get some feedback on circulation/lighting setup.

    Suction Side - Skimmer on 2" line and dual main drains on separate 2" line.

    Return Side - Planning 4 return jets with single 2" return line, 4 hydrotherapy jets (10 gpm each) on single 2" return line and waterfall (50 gpm) on single 2" return line.

    Plumbing for possible future installation - I'm looking to stub out suction and return lines for the possible addition of a spa in the future, the spa would be 7'x7'. Does one suction line and 1 return line suffice or would 2 of each be preferable, 2.5"?

    Lighting - I have two Intellibrites for the pool but am debating the best location for the lighting. The lights can either go at each end or on either side of the step/seat inlet (red boxes).

    Any input is greatly appreciated.
    17.5k gallon, Leisure Elegance 33', Pentair Intelliflo 3HP, FNS 48 DE filter, Ultratemp 140K H/C heat pump, Easytouch, 2 Intellibrite, Waterfall, 4 hydrotherapy jets.
    Start date - March 31st 2016

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    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    DFW, TX

    Re: Owner Builder Plumbing/Lighting

    Welcome to TFP! Congrats on the new pool.

    Suction and return are good. I don't know for sure on the spa. The lights should face away from seating areas, the house and swimming lanes. So, each side of the steps is good if the house and seating is at the bottom of the drawing.
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