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    newbie setting up 15' round AGP

    hi, i'm just in the process of installing a 15' round above ground pool, just about to do the plumbing and have a few questions.

    I want to locate the equipment close to the house in order to reduce distance for gas and hydro for the heater/pump - distance from skimmer/return jet to house is about 30' or 60' round trip

    Questions:
    - don't know the make/model of pump - but assuming its std equip, can the pump handle this distance - my guess is yes it should be fine
    - should I use flex or hard pvc piping - what are the pros/cons of each?

    Thanks for your help Rob

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    Re: newbie setting up 15' round AGP

    If it's anything but and Intex pump then it will handle the distance fine.

    I wouldn't use hoses, but either flex or rigid PVC will be fine. I prefer rigid because it makes a much neater looking job but I'm not one of those people that believes that flex is evil.
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    Re: newbie setting up 15' round AGP

    thanks for the info.

    no its not an intex...i think jaccuzzi.

    i think i will go hard pvc...inside diameter should i get?

    thanks rob

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    Re: newbie setting up 15' round AGP

    1½" is common but we recommend 2" if possible. Your equipment is most likely 1½".
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    Re: newbie setting up 15' round AGP

    I've got a combination of hard and flex, both are great.
    Flex is super easy: measure, cut, connect, clamp. Only draw back for me is the weight of it and how much it pulls on the skimmer and return fitting, but it sure seems durable.
    Hard PVC is a bit more involved but still pretty simple, just have to map out all the connectors you need and then cut and seal them together. Make sure you get PVC rated for the job since the flow is under pressure, personally I'd use unions where ever feasible.

    Planning to do more hard plumbing next year when I get a solar heater, so far I've had enough building this year.
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    Re: newbie setting up 15' round AGP

    thanks for the additional info.

    what grade hard pvc can i use...the white stuff or the thicker black stuff?

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    Re: newbie setting up 15' round AGP

    I hesitate to just say "the white stuff" as my hardware store had 2 types of the white, but yes, in the end I used the white stuff not the black. Just ask at the store to be sure, it needs to be suited to a pressure situation
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    Re: newbie setting up 15' round AGP

    You need schedule 40 to do the job.
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    Re: newbie setting up 15' round AGP

    more questions re: heaters.

    looking to get a heater primarily to help with the shoulder seasons
    - gas? solar?

    - leaning towards gas - any particular brands to stay away from raypak, hayward, laars?

    thanks rob

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