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    help this not happy DIY

    I need help!! my pb left me high and dry! or muddy know matter how i look
    at it i need help! i'm going to give this my best shot!
    pool eqiment hook up from rough pluming. i have three pumps one vs3050
    one 1.5 and 3/4 pumps. I have 11 jets in spa with 4 returns in spa.
    i have 2 skimmers 4 main drains and 5 returns in pool and 1 cleaner
    1.5 pipe. i have an 60 de filter and 40k heater and 1 salt gen
    an a jandy rs-6 no other parts what do i need to do?
    and what should i get? and does anyone have a good lay out
    for me! pluming for me
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    Virginia Beach,Va.Viking Cancun,Fiberglass,15,000 gal.1.5HP E pump W/Cartridge filter and 250,000BTU Heater

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    Re: help this not happy DIY

    Standard layout is heater, pump, pump, pump, filter. I don't see a gas line though, and heaters can have the headers reversed, so it may be out of sight.

    Are the pipes labeled? How good of a plumber (and electrician and gas man) are you?! Could you find a good subcontractor who does the work in your area to help you or do the work?

    It's not real difficult to do, but it helps to have some experience! Depending on where you are located, you might even get someone from TFP close by that could help!

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    Re: help this not happy DIY

    This is not for the first time DIYr. If you've never done anything like this before, I'd call another PB and get them out to do it for you. But if you are up for a challenge, then this is a good one. As for what other parts you need - well, first you need to layout your schematics - plumbing and electrical. Submit your schematics here for the experts to look at first. Then make up a parts list - 2-way valves, 3-way valves, check valves, elbows, junction box for electrical light connections, timers for pumps, etc.

    Good luck.
    25' x 13' Roman, 12000 gal IGP, Plaster, with 500 gal Spa
    SWG, 1 HP Max Flo Pump, C-900 cartridge filter
    Solar heat

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    Re: help this not happy DIY

    gas line is back behind the pipes no they are not labeled i'm going to move the
    junction box for electrical light an sub panel to the back wall today! then blow air
    though the pipes to know where they go!
    Virginia Beach,Va.Viking Cancun,Fiberglass,15,000 gal.1.5HP E pump W/Cartridge filter and 250,000BTU Heater

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    Re: help this not happy DIY

    so the plummer that pre plumed the pool
    did not hook the two skimmers togther
    one of them go though the filter the other
    does not it is the pick up for the water falls
    so should i leave it this way or redo?
    Virginia Beach,Va.Viking Cancun,Fiberglass,15,000 gal.1.5HP E pump W/Cartridge filter and 250,000BTU Heater

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    Re: help this not happy DIY

    Do both skimmer lines go back to the pad separately? Does he have a main drain plumbed too?
    14,000 gallon IG, Vinyl. Hayward 3/4 hp superpump, Penatair IC40 SWCG, Pentair automation, Hayward sand filter, Aqua Comfort heat pump, Hayward 400k Lo-Nox LP heater.

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    Re: help this not happy DIY

    Is there an equalizer line below the waterfall skimmer, and does it have a dedicated pump?

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    Re: help this not happy DIY

    there are on there own! feed and return though water fall
    with there own pump is it ok if they don't go
    though the filter? new plummer wants 1200 to redo?
    or should i just keep it the way it is!
    Virginia Beach,Va.Viking Cancun,Fiberglass,15,000 gal.1.5HP E pump W/Cartridge filter and 250,000BTU Heater

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    Re: help this not happy DIY

    Pool skimmer should go through the filter. Water feature does not need to (and typically does not). If you have it set up this way, leave it. It's a little odd going through the skimmer instead of wall suction, but not wrong.

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    Re: help this not happy DIY

    the plummer fixed it the way he wanted too! we shall see!
    now its time for pool decking!
    thanks
    Virginia Beach,Va.Viking Cancun,Fiberglass,15,000 gal.1.5HP E pump W/Cartridge filter and 250,000BTU Heater

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