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Thread: Should I change 1 1/2" to 2" pipe at equipment?

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    Jul 2014

    Should I change 1 1/2" to 2" pipe at equipment?

    I heard somewhere that this was a good idea. I'm adding a heater and redoing my equipment layout. Things are dug up and I have access to the pipes at the point where they come out of the ground. Currently all my piping is 1 1/2. Someone said that if possible it's a good idea to change all the piping between all the equipment to 2" even though it will remain 1 1/2" in the ground between the equipment and the pool.
    I have to repipe everything any way so I'm not ripping out good pipe just to switch to 2. I'm just curious if it is pointless to switch to 2 when the lines in the ground will still be 1 1/2".

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    Jul 2013
    Fletcher, OK

    Re: Should I change 1 1/2" to 2" pipe at equipment?

    Welcome to TFP

    It will help between all your equipment, I think most say it was worth it, it will lower the pressure on your pad

    I went 2 inch for everything but the skimmer, returns, and pump are at 1.5 inch
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