First off, thank you for your help. We are installing a 16x36 fiberglass pool the second week of September. I am having a hard time figuring out my plumbing layout and how to automate pool operation. My PB said he dosen't really do automation and I didn't think I really wanted automation, but feel differently after doing some more research. So basically, I am now in charge of all the equipment. I don't know if the plumbing at the equipment pad is the best way to set up. This is what he has designed, keep in mind that this is intended not to be used with automation. See his comments in BLUE below the image:
Suction lines are all 2. Main drain and Skimmer lines go directly into the Pump on the left. We have a valve for each line. 2 then runs from pump to filter, to heater, and through salt cell. After salt cell it is reduced to 1.5 for Return lines. All return lines also have a valve. One for the main returns at the end of the pool, one for the vac line, and one for each additional accessory (be it a slide, fountain, bubbler, etc.) The 1.5 valve manifold will simply continue horizontally adding as many valves as necessary. This pump will allow minimally two valves open at all times. IF you are looking to run bubblers, deck jets, and returns all at the same time you may want to look at the variable speed pump you were talking about.
Here is the breakdown of features and equipment:
3 - Deck jets
2 - Pentair Colorvision bubblers with Glowbrite LED lights for on the tanning ledge.
3 - Pentair Intellibrite 5G color LEDs
2 - Pentair IntelliValve Valve Actuators
Pentair Easy Touch Control Control System with IC20 Chlorine Generator
Pentair ScreenLogic Interface and Wireless Connection Kit
Pentair IntelliFlo VS pump 011018
Pentair Clean and Clear Plus CCP420 Cartridge filter
Pentair MasterTemp 250,000 BTU
Here is what I came up with based on reviewing others post about plumbing.
3" from skimmer and main drain to pump (red lines). 2.5" on pool returns and to features (solid blue lines). 2" from manifold for both deck jets and bubblers. (blue and green dashed lines)
What are your thoughts on this? Any suggestions?