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    Remote liquidator location

    The liquidator has caught my eye and seems like a good alternative to daily chlorine dumps.
    My main issue is with the install. If I were to get one I would want to place it about 50ft away from my pump pad. I have a nice shaded area there. So how far can the LQ be away from the pump pad?

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    Re: Remote liquidator location

    Shane,

    From our experience, not far. You lose flow the farther you are away. The closer, the better performance. Why do you want it so far away?

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    Re: Remote liquidator location

    If you really need to place it that far away you might consider using a peristaltic pump instead of a Liquidator. It requires only one run of tubing and it's a positive displacement pump so the length of run doesn't affect it nearly as much.

    In theory you could place the LQ that far away from the equipment but, as Sal says, in practice it just doesn't work well.

    If you're determined to try it I'd run hard pipe (PVC) from the pad to the LQ site and use very short runs of tubing at the ends.
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    Re: Remote liquidator location

    Quote Originally Posted by salp
    Shane,

    From our experience, not far. You lose flow the farther you are away. The closer, the better performance. Why do you want it so far away?
    The main reason I would want it that far away is so it would be in the shade. My pump area gets blasted with sun. But about 50ft away there is a corner that is well shaded.
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    Re: Remote liquidator location

    Quote Originally Posted by Shane1
    Quote Originally Posted by salp
    Shane,

    From our experience, not far. You lose flow the farther you are away. The closer, the better performance. Why do you want it so far away?
    The main reason I would want it that far away is so it would be in the shade. My pump area gets blasted with sun. But about 50ft away there is a corner that is well shaded.
    Paint it. The temperature will be very close to the same as the pool water as long as the pump is running, and paint will block the light.
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    Re: Remote liquidator location

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnT
    Quote Originally Posted by Shane1
    Quote Originally Posted by salp
    Shane,

    From our experience, not far. You lose flow the farther you are away. The closer, the better performance. Why do you want it so far away?
    The main reason I would want it that far away is so it would be in the shade. My pump area gets blasted with sun. But about 50ft away there is a corner that is well shaded.
    Paint it. The temperature will be very close to the same as the pool water as long as the pump is running, and paint will block the light.
    Thanks John, That was my next work around. I wonder why they dont come in colored plastic? I'm not willig to pull the trigger yet but whats the cost with the 3/8 upgrade shipped to 85037?

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    Blue Granite Pebble Sheen finish
    Hayward SwimClear c4025, Navigator & Tristar 1.75hp pump
    2' Powerfall

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    Re: Remote liquidator location

    $179.85 for the LQ
    $ 16.95 shipping.

    Don't ask where I got that price! (look at the second post from the top)
    Of course if you want to become a TFP supporter you might get an even better price.
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    Re: Remote liquidator location

    FYI, HASAPool is offering an additional $25.00 OFF "THE LIQUIDATOR" until October 31, 2010!!!!!

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