Hey guys I'll be doing some plumbing with a pool make over and have a few ideas. First off I've got a bunch of pumps and all items discussed I already have laying around.
Pool is 16x24 doughboy 48" deep, 10,000 gallons. Previous owner's setup Hayward 16"sand filter, 1.5hp pump was told it only holds 50lbs, not the 100 per instructions, nice people though! Currently single skimmer and return.
1st off I plan to swap in my 3/4 hp flowtec. I want to add a 2nd skimmer and at least 1 or more returns. Should there be any concern about number returns for a pump this size? --pool cleaner is hayward aquabug 500.
2nd I have a Intex 1500gph "wetset" 4 amp rated nameplate, I think 1/3 hp with a built in cartridge filter. I could add this in parallel, (won't run at the same time) gain extra filtration, redundancy, use a little less power, maybe less backwashing too? This pump worked great on my 15' round Intex running 8hrs a day.
3rd Any opinions on return jets, like rotating spa style? I'm thinking about one to help stir things off the bottom and or near the stair area. We get lots of leaves...