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    New Pool Build Looking For Equipment Recommendations.

    I am starting a new pool build in Phoenix, AZ and I am looking for some recommendations on what equipment I should use.

    Here are some of the pool specs with image attached.

    POOL DIMENSIONS 40'-0" x 20'-0"
    POOL DEPTHS 3'-6" x 5'-0" x 8'-0"
    POOL SURFACE AREA 800 SF
    POOL PERIMETER 120'
    POOL INTERIOR AREA 1,460 SF
    POOL VOLUME 32,912 GALLONS

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    My family and I are quite busy so I would like to make the addition of chemicals pretty much automated (if possible) or at the very least be able to monitor chemical levels from a smart phone. I have decided that I am going to use DE for filtration.

    If anyone could help me with a shopping list of what I need and what sizes of equipment to use I would appreciate the help.

    BTW. I have budgeted roughly 3000.00 - 3500.00 for the project if that helps.

    PS. Mods please move this to the correct forum if I have messed up, Thanks.
    20 ft x 40 ft 33k gallon in-ground gunite pool, TF-100 kit w/ speed stir
    3 sheer rainfall decent water features
    Pentair 3hp variable speed pump
    Pentair IC60 SWG
    Pentair Quad DE 60 filter

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    Re: New Pool Build Looking For Equipment Recommendations.

    anyone?

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    Re: New Pool Build Looking For Equipment Recommendations.

    Your question is a bit on the vague side, I am not really sure what you are after
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    Re: New Pool Build Looking For Equipment Recommendations.

    I would get a Pentair Intelliflo pump and the biggest DE filter you can afford and/or fit on the equipment pad. I would chlorinate the water with a Pentair Intellichlor IC-60. There is no such thing as monitor chemical levels from a smart phone. Pentair makes some chemical automation, but it seems like more trouble than it is worth to me. You can check it out on their website, Intelliph, Intellichem.
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    Re: New Pool Build Looking For Equipment Recommendations.

    Quote Originally Posted by pooldv View Post
    I would get a Pentair Intelliflo pump and the biggest DE filter you can afford and/or fit on the equipment pad. I would chlorinate the water with a Pentair Intellichlor IC-60. There is no such thing as monitor chemical levels from a smart phone. Pentair makes some chemical automation, but it seems like more trouble than it is worth to me. You can check it out on their website, Intelliph, Intellichem.
    I actually had the intelliflo variable speed pump and the Pentair 188592 Quad D.E. Cartridge Style D.E. Pool Filter, 60 Square Foot, 120 GPM in my shopping cart.

    Any particular reason you chose the ic-60 over the ic-40?

    I elected to not go automation. I figured if we (my wife and I) were going to spend this kind of money, I can take the necessary 15 minutes a week to make sure levels are where they are supposed to be.

    Thanks for the reply.

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    Re: New Pool Build Looking For Equipment Recommendations.

    After some reading around I see why you are suggesting the IC 60. Further reading suggests I should purchase the intellitouch as well. I might just have to bite the bullet on this one.

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    Re: New Pool Build Looking For Equipment Recommendations.

    Pentair all the way. First they work with no problems. My pool was closed for 7 years. The pentair filter system cleaned the pool in two weeks. I had to dump the filters but they did its job. We don't even hear the pump at night variable speed. 3400 rpms the 140 heat pump get the water warm 1 deg per hour. Cost is 1/4 less then gas heaters. Got $350 back from PSG. elect comp. pentair $300. I'm very happy with Pentair.

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    Re: New Pool Build Looking For Equipment Recommendations.

    The IntelliTouch is not needed for your pool. I'd suggest the EasyTouch 8 w/ IC60 and ScreenLogic 2.

    For a small difference in price, bump the filter up to the quad 100.

    A second pump for the water features is ideal... Look into a waterfall pump (low head, high volume). Pentair makes several versions.
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