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    Pool Plumbing Observation

    Just an observation. I've noticed in some of the images on this forum of pool equipment installed by pool builders, that the hard plumbing looks as if it were planned out by shooting silly string at the equipment and then the PVC was run to follow it. I do realize, plumbing several pieces of equipment can be a daunting/complicated endeavor, and that my pool/equipment setup is no where near as complicated as an IG setup. But, do they always look like that?

    I'm moving my equipment about 30 feet away from the pool this fall. I'm going to try for the cleanest/simplest hard plumbing job possible and I'm looking for inspiration. Anybody have images of clean plumbing they've done so I can be confident I can do it too?

    Not a deep subject, but I have a little time to kill this morning and I got to thinking........
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    Re: Pool Plumbing Observation

    I share your passion for a clean pad. I've seen a few that were near breathtaking. I have horrible compensation issues for my shortcomings and plumbed my pad with 3" pipe. That made especially difficult to avoid some of the silly string.

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    Re: Pool Plumbing Observation

    It depends on what you are trying to accomplish, and if you can conceal it a bit.

    Too many valves seems like a big headache to reach some special level of operation.
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    Re: Pool Plumbing Observation

    My equipment pad is simple, there is a pic or two in the link in my sig.
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    Re: Pool Plumbing Observation

    Bdavis : theres a lot of plumbing, but not a spider web. And the 3" PVC makes up for the bends. Well done.

    Chuckie: Good advice. I can see how too many valves shooting for absolute/very specific control could complicate the plumbing. Just the valves I need and no more.

    pooldv: Very well organized, Very clean, very simple as well. Not too many valves. Looks to be well thought out.

    Thank you all for the advice. Nice to see how others plumbed their equipment. Keep the photos coming....
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    Re: Pool Plumbing Observation

    Quote Originally Posted by bdavis466 View Post
    I share your passion for a clean pad. I've seen a few that were near breathtaking. I have horrible compensation issues for my shortcomings and plumbed my pad with 3" pipe. That made especially difficult to avoid some of the silly string.

    Hey Brian,

    Is that a Costco bag of Arm & Hammer baking soda sitting behind the MasterTemp for when you bake cookies using the heater exhaust

    " compensation issues " .... hehehe ..... you just an extra-large Big Green Egg on your patio ODK to feel better ....
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    Re: Pool Plumbing Observation

    I have a flame thrower to bake the cookies with now. The master temp is a joke in comparison... No visible flame.

    That bag was the remnant of the ol' bicarb startup. I kept it around just in case I ever need to raise the TA. That would be a very welcome day, if it ever comes. Until then I'll be waiting........... And waiting............ And waiting
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    Re: Pool Plumbing Observation

    Quote Originally Posted by bdavis466 View Post
    ...That would be a very welcome day, if it ever comes. Until then I'll be waiting........... And waiting............ And waiting
    You might want to bake some cookies while you wait....
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    Re: Pool Plumbing Observation

    I'd likely grow a belly big enough to completely displace the volume of water in my pool from all the waiting
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    Re: Pool Plumbing Observation

    No more images from proud plumbers with clean PVC installs for a man on a mission?
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    Re: Pool Plumbing Observation

    Here is a nice one.

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    Re: Pool Plumbing Observation

    Now that's impressive....how many pools on your street does that system control? LOL
    If someone was willing to figure out that design, I should be able to run 2-suction lines and 2-return lines connected by a couple of three way valves to my little pond. Heck, I'll probably be able to run solar lines or plumbing to a gas heater even.....
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    Re: Pool Plumbing Observation

    Hey, here's another TFPer pondering some plumbing.

    Just finished redoing all my plumbing . What do you think? Pic
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