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    Join Date
    May 2009
    Prairieville, Louisiana

    Advice needed for new pool installation

    Great site,

    I need advice on choosing equipment needed for new self install IG vinyl pool 28k gl.

    Considering: Pentair De filter 48sq ft
    Pentair challanger 1.5 hp pump
    Pentair Intellichlor 40 (trying to save on cost of supplies if really possible)
    (Want a nice pool lighting system open to ideas) worried if LED is Bright enough.
    ( need auto pool cleaner advice)

    Have had some advice on the above items (but not solid on these particular items) if better ones are avalible around same price.

    Would like to do it right the first time by not cutting any corners on equipment size are quality.
    Planning to install a IG Vinyl Pool 20 x 40 within next month.

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    DaveNJ's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Toms River, NJ

    Re: Advice needed for new pool installation

    You will get good info on pump size and kind (2spd, variable flow, variable speed). I would suggest a min. of 2" plumbing. The number of returns, skimmers, main drains is something to think about. I have 4 pool returns, 2 skimmers, 2 main drains, step jets. Makes a difference on pump selection.
    IG 18x36 oval vinyl, Spill over spa, Northstar 2hp-2spd, 2.5" piping, S310T 500lb Sand filter, 400k gas heater, AutoPilot SWCG

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    JasonLion's Avatar
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    May 2007
    Silver Spring, MD

    Re: Advice needed for new pool installation

    In the Pentair line I recommend getting a two speed 1 HP full rated dual speed WhisperFlo. I am very fond of the WhisperFlo. It is probably their best pump. 1.5 HP full rated is too large for your pool, though the 1.5 HP up rated pump is the same as the 1 HP full rated. And a dual speed pump can save you a lot of electricity, without costing nearly as much as an IntelliFlo.

    The Color Logic light is very well though of. LED lights work best on white or light colored surfaces.
    19K gal, vinyl, 1/2 HP WhisperFlo pump, 200 sqft cartridge filter, AutoPilot Digital SWG, Dolphin Dynamic cleaning robot
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