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    Install Pentair SuperFlo

    In preperation for summer I'm replacing our old, leaking single speed pump with a new Pentair Superflo dual speed pump. The manual for the Pentair says that the inlet piping from elbow to the pump should be 5x the pipe diameter. I don't have that option as the old pump is close the exterior wall of the house. Do I need to re-do the pipe from the pool to give this distance? What is the impact of not having this recommended distance?

    Photos are attached and any help is appreciated!

    Pentair Recommendation.jpgIMG_3712.JPG
    -Geoff

    25k gallon, IG vinyl, Hayward sand filter, about 25 years old.

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    Re: Install Pentair SuperFlo

    It is recommended, not an absolute requirement. It will work as well as the original pump you had in there..

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    Re: Install Pentair SuperFlo

    Yes, it will be fine, mine is similar and it is a 3hp Intelliflo. The basket makes up for a lot of that space requirement also.
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    Re: Install Pentair SuperFlo

    Thank you both! I'll install as is.
    -Geoff

    25k gallon, IG vinyl, Hayward sand filter, about 25 years old.

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