Ok all, I FINALLY got my filter setup. LOL. It's been over a month since ordering (backorder), but was worth it since we didn't plan on swimming in the pool this year anyway. Ended up saving a few hundred by waiting extra long.
Anyway, I'm going to be doing the plumbing and such this week and had a question about the bonding wire. I'm going to run a #8 wire from the pump to the pool. My setup puts the pump approximately 25 ft. from the pool. (I don't have a "convenience" outlet and don't want/need one.) Can I just lay the bonding wire in the ground inside the same trench that I'm throwing the plumbing lines into? Also, I was planning on using one of the nuts of the wall connectors on the pool for the wire connection. What's going to happen when I have to remove two top rails to get behind my upright? For those that don't know, the Sharkline Matrix pool top rails connect in such a way that they hook into each upright on each side. So, in order to get behind the upright I have to remove two top rails. Is this going to be possible?
Plumbing - this is going to be the dumb question. I've purchased most of the plumbing supplies that I will be using except for the connection fittings (the threaded male/female connectors.) Both my pump and filter have threads on the inside and outside of the inlets/outlets. So, do I buy PVC that connects to the inside threads on the pump and filter (1 1/2" male NPT Shed. 40 Slip) or the outside threads (not sure what size those are - I would have to assume 2" female.) I bought all 1 1/2 " stuff because everyone is always raving about 1 1/2" stuff when talking about pool plumbing. What about the connections?