I am thinking about putting up solar pool heater on my roof at the end of september and I need help understanding my plumbing.
Here is a picture of exposed pipes.
As shown in the picture above, I have the followings with letters shown on my picture:
(A) to main pump to filter to (B)
(C) to auxilary pump to (D)
(E) to (F) and/or (G)
I have the followings in my pool:
4 holes and a water fall. - I am sure that these are connected to (F) and (G). There is a 3 way valve between (E), (F) and (G). When I completely shut off water coming out of the 4 holes, then water fall flows at the max flow rate. I can reverse the flow to stop the water fall and all water will be diverted to 4 holes.
There is also 'auxilary pump' hole with polaris pressure side cleanner connected to it.
A skimmer with two holes - one has very strong suction and other have no suction.
Main draingage at the bottom of the pool - I assume there is one. I see something that looks like a drainage but I never checked to see how many holes are there.
Things I am 100% sure.
(F) and (G) leads to the 4 holes and water fall.
(D) leads to the pressure side cleaner hole.
Things I am 99% sure.
(B) is directly connected to (E).
Things I am not sure.
Whether (D) to the pressure side cleaner hole is somehow connected by (F) and (G) to the 4 holes and water fall. It looks like main and aux pump has its own return lines but what about the feed lines? I am guessing that main and auxilary pump suck the water from skimmer and main drainage. Are these feed line typcially separted or combined?
Let me know if you need additional info to figure this out.