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Thread: Recommend a pump for a slide

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    Jun 2011
    Carlsbad, NM

    Recommend a pump for a slide

    I have a SR Smith Vortex slide that requires a max of 30GPM for the water supply. I currently have it plumbed via a 3 way valve from my 2 hp main pump which runs both the pool and spa. The issue is that I can't run the slide and heat the spa at the same time. My plan is to add a new 110v pump dedicated to just the slide. I will use the bottom drain to feed the pump. The drain is 10 feet below and 30 feet from the pump location. What pump would you choose?
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    May 2007
    Pleasanton, CA

    Re: Recommend a pump for a slide

    The smallest pump possible should be enough. Even a cheapo Intex pump should be able to lift the water to the slide.

    The slide has a 30 GPM maximum but what is the minimum?
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