Just finishing up my pool install before I build the deck over it, and I am a little confused on the right parts for plumbing everything.
I'm good with 2" PVC lines, elbows, etc, but where I get confused is what kind of valves I need for startup/shut down, etc.
The pumps (one for main stuff, a separate one for the solar setup) will be just slightly (less than a foot ad the intake) above the waterline, but above it nonetheless, so air lock can be an issue I think.
I'm planning on putting a ball valve on both sides, but how do I plumb everything so I can release the air in the lines on start up and prime it? It's a 1.5hp sta-rite pump connected to a typical sand filter.
Is it as simple as plumbing in a relief valve into the system? Or is there some other way to deal with it? Obviously, in season, best bet is to shut the valves to keep the air out when doing any servicing, but I'm talking in the beginning of the season, or when ever is necessary.
What about making a P trap, so to speak, come out of the pool, and make a U before going up and out?
Thanks in advance.
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