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    May 2016
    Peabody Ma

    New Member.

    Greeting everyone.

    My wife and I live in Ma on the North Shore. We bought a new house with a pool in the back yard. yes on purpose. We searched for a larger home with a in ground pool on purpose.
    It had some issues after a few years with a leak underground and some concrete settlement issues with the patio.Its a gunite pool.
    Well to shorten it up we had the pool and all the decks refinished this early April. IMG_1302.jpgIMG_1700.jpg
    we had the decks done in exposed aggragrate and the pool refinished in pebbletech. new skimmers all new plumbing except for the returns which were in excellent shape. Now that things are working correctly. I have some questions. I wired the pool for a heat pump in the near future and had the equipment pad sized to accommodate the new heater as well.
    It's just a question of which pump? The pool is 6 feet at the deep end and 3 feet at the shallow end. It holds 18000 gallons of water.
    Thanks for any help received in advance. It just dawned on me to look for a forum for pools after cruising my usual motorcycle forums.

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    Jul 2013
    Fletcher, OK

    Re: New Member.

    Welcome to TFP

    Bigger is better, get the biggest one you can afford..

    gas would be 400,000 BTU, use if you only want to heat occasionally like weekends
    heat pump: these are used when you want to set the temp at 85 and keep it there
    solar heat: more expensive up front but free heat once it in, it will use your pump when activated

    all 3 will need a pool solar cover to keep your paid for heat in

    I hope this helps
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    DFW, TX

    Re: New Member.

    Welcome to TFP!

    I think I would go with this pump for your pool. Here are a couple of places to buy it.

    Pentair SuperFlo VS Pump 342001 | Pentair 342001
    Pentair SuperFlo VS 1-1/2 HP Variable Speed Pump (220V ) - 342000 -

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    Apr 2007
    SW PA

    Re: New Member.

    I'd bet you my bikini you'll never get TFP water from a pool store!

    24' Sharkline Venture De Filter

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    Aug 2016

    Re: New Member.

    Looks great! we are also in Peabody who did the deck?

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    Toronto, Ontario

    Re: New Member.

    Love the change.
    19K gal IG vinyl, AuqaRite Digital TCell15 SWG, 3/4HP Tristar Pump, Hayward 4030 Canister Filter. Gas Heater, Navigator Cleaner.
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