Is there any sort of guide, FAQ, or best practices for how to plumb a pool? Can we get a sticky going for how to plumb a pool properly, and with the fewest bends, and (especially) what sort of plumbing techniques should be avoided?
Last year I had to redo some plumbing in a way that I didn't realize would cause the pump's suction line to have a "p-trap" in the line (it wasn't intentional, but the way I had piped my 3-way valves boxed me in such that had to do it that way.) It worked, but the pump never fully primed... oops.
This year, we are redoing all the pipe work from the pool wall & skimmer to the pad in a new location (PB will take over at the pad, connecting these pipes to the equipment they're installing), and feel good about the actual gluing & fitting pipe together, but want to make sure we're not doing anything that will restrict or prevent flow.
I'm googling images and looking at lots of builds on here that seem to have lots of 90's and tee's, and am not sure if we should mimic that kind of work or if we should be avoiding that at all costs? Specifically, 90's straight down from the steel wall connections to another 90 that points toward the pad. The way we have to excavate a trench means we are having to dig it about 3' away from the pool, so I'm thinking that a 45 down and away from the pool to the trench and then a 90 pointing toward the pad would work. Alternatively, we could come straight out from the pool wall, 90 down then 90 toward the pad. However, that adds a bit more resistance in the pipe work with that extra 90.
Anyway, if there are some other threads on here or some guides to best (& worst) practices that I just haven't found yet, I'd appreciate seeing them. I'm sure that others could use this in a sticky, as I probably won't be the last person having these types of questions.