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    1.5" or 2"

    Well after weeks(it seems longer) they finally got the pool installed and its filling as we speak. I had already done the electric and seems like the return/skimmer is farther away then I feel it should of been located. I bought 9' hoses to help but the return is stretched out pretty good and im not okay with it. I am
    gonna go ahead and just hard pipe it as I have worked with schedule 40 enough to know a thing or 2. I am curious if I should go with 2" though as most seem to mention it. It's only gonna be about 12-15' of pipe. it slopes down about a foot in its travel towards the pool. I just don't want to bog down my pump by oversizing the pipe either. I will obviously have some means of disconnect on the pump side but is it recommended on the pool side also?
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    Re: 1.5" or 2"

    You can not bog down a pump by using a bigger pipe, that actually lowers the head loss and allows for the pump to move more water.

    I might suggest 2" on the suction line and 1.5" on the return side.

    Unless you are burying it, I might make it removable on both ends so you can ensure all the water is out for the winter.
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    Re: 1.5" or 2"

    I was planning on burying it so it wasn't a trip hazard. I could also just make a small trench to put it in as the area will all be river Rock and just put level with that. If it's a better idea to have it removed for winter I will go that route
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    Re: 1.5" or 2"

    You can bury it, just want to make sure you blow it out well for the winter since at the pool sounds like the low point. Or you could add a Tee near the low point and add hose bibs or some valve in an irrigation box that would allow you to drain the water out of the pipe before winter.
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    Re: 1.5" or 2"

    Thank you so much for the advise. Nothing the air compressor can't handle there
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    Re: 1.5" or 2"

    Well I am just not sure the compressor can add the air fast enough to force all the water out ... but, I live in AZ and have never closed a pool or dealt with freezing in the pipes
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