Did I make a mistake by not having a separate pump for my water feature?
Here is my build. We have gunite and are about to pour the deck.
5- Pool Returns
3- Stone Scuppers
2- VGB Main Drains for Pool
2- VGB Main Drains for Spa
6- Spa Jets
3- LED lights, 2 in pool, 1 in spa
DE filter, 60 sq. ft. FNS Plus
Pentair IntelliFlo VF 3hp Pump
406,000 BTU Pentair Master Temp Heater
1 1/2 hp Silencer Blower
Polaris 280 Black Max Cleaner
Pentair IC-40 Salt System
I thought I would save $ by eliminating the separate pump to power the 3 scuppers, instead controlling them by an actuator and ramping up the IntelliFlo VF. At the time, I felt the only drawback was not being able to use the scuppers while in the spa. Now I am having second thoughts... Should I have the PB add a separate loop (and VGB drains) and pump now?