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    New Member Here

    Hello Everyone!

    Glad to be aboard. I've registered, become a Lifetime Supporter and ordered my TF100 test kit. I have read through pool school a couple of times and plan on doing it again with my wife by my side so that we can both take a more active role in pool maintanence. The pool has at times been a real chore in the past and I am convinced that performing the maintanence can be half the fun of having a pool when the optimum results are obtained!

    In the coming weeks, I will be replacing all of my existing pool equipment to:

    Pentair Intelliflo VS Pump
    Pentair Triton II 30" Sand Filter
    Easy Touch 4P Control Panel/Load Center with,
    IC 40 SWG Cell

    I have a Polaris 280 and booster pump already.

    As a bit of history, I have been using a 1.5" Super Pump for 8 years (the pool was built in 1994, I bought the home in 2003). The latest pump gave out after two years last fall. My current TR100 is the original filter. I have a damaged lateral and a couple of small leaks. It's just time to replace it after 17 years of use! We did consider DE and Cartridge but I like the ability to backwash the pool and vacuum to waste if necessary. I know that is going to be an issue with SW and maintaining salt levels but we are willing to accept that.

    Edit: I have a 33,000 Gallon IG with a vinyl liner.

    Moving to salt has been a years long debate between my wife and I. Me preferring it and she not. I have convinced her that SW is our best option and can't wait to get things moving along while incorporating the BBB method.

    Any tips or suggestions would be appreciated!

    I do have a couple of questions.

    I have two skimmers and a floor drain coming to the pump with 1.5" plumbing. I was thinking of increasing all of the plumbing above the ground to 2". Not because I believe I will get a great boost in flow but I thought that maybe this would help the system "breathe" just a bit easier. The plumbing in the TR100 is 2". Inlet/Outlet on the Intelliflo is 2".
    The IC40 cell is 2". Might not help much, but would it possibly do any harm?

    Can anyone give me a recommendation for a multi port valve? Assuming I will need a 2" model I would like to know if any of you "pros" have a preference. For now I have just researched Pentair branded models.

    Thanks in advance everyone!
    33,000 Gallon Vinyl Liner In-Ground Pool
    Intelliflo VS Pump; Triton II TR100 Sand Filter with Plumbed Waste Line
    IC40 SWG Cell; Easy Touch 4 Control Panel; Polaris PB4-60Q Halcyon Booster Pump
    Polaris 280 Automatic Cleaner; Dedicated return line; 1/2 Full Beer, Something on the Weber;
    AND, most importantly a TF100 Test Kit and a SpeedStir.

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    Re: New Member Here

    Welcome to TFP!

    Running as much larger pipe as you can will never hurt. Depending on how close you can get to the final element is the determining factor in how much good it does, but any will help a little and it certainly won't hurt.

    Since you have a Triton filter I'd stick with Pentair. Make sure you get the model that matches your filter.
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    Re: New Member Here

    Welcome to TFP! Good that you bought the TF-100 kit. Having a good test kit eliminates 99 44/100% of the problems that you can have.

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    Re: New Member Here

    Welcome to TFP! Looks like you are upgrading to some nice equipment!

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    Re: New Member Here

    Thanks guys for the warm welcome!

    The "gear" is starting to roll in and with any luck, I can dance between the raindrops this weekend and get something accomplished. I received the TF100 kit and after reading more on the forum decided to order the K1766 Taylor salt test kit. Definitely going with 2" pipe above ground to plumb the pumps, filter, etc.

    I'm sure there are many more questions to come. Hopefully my experiences as I put this together will help me to be able to help others in similar circumstances.

    Regards.
    33,000 Gallon Vinyl Liner In-Ground Pool
    Intelliflo VS Pump; Triton II TR100 Sand Filter with Plumbed Waste Line
    IC40 SWG Cell; Easy Touch 4 Control Panel; Polaris PB4-60Q Halcyon Booster Pump
    Polaris 280 Automatic Cleaner; Dedicated return line; 1/2 Full Beer, Something on the Weber;
    AND, most importantly a TF100 Test Kit and a SpeedStir.

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    Re: New Member Here

    That's a big liner pool! What are the dimensions?

    Any pics?
    Completed: June 2011
    18' X 38' IG Vinyl, 3' - 8' depth ~ 24K gallons
    2 skimmers, 2 wall suctions, 3 returns, 1.5" piping

    Hayward Equipment: 1HP Tri-star 2-speed, Aqua-Plus SWG,
    Star-Clear Plus 175 sqft cartridge filter, Colorlogic 4.0 LED

    The Pool Cleaner 4X(suction)
    2011 Jacuzzi J-280 Hot tub

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    Re: New Member Here

    It is a big pool. 9' deep too at the deepest end. Here is a quick dimensional drawing and a pic that shows most of the pool. I'll get some better pics soon and post them on the forum.
    [attachment=1:1augucz2]Pool Drawing.jpg[/attachment:1augucz2][attachment=0:1augucz2]Pool Pic 3.jpg[/attachment:1augucz2]
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    33,000 Gallon Vinyl Liner In-Ground Pool
    Intelliflo VS Pump; Triton II TR100 Sand Filter with Plumbed Waste Line
    IC40 SWG Cell; Easy Touch 4 Control Panel; Polaris PB4-60Q Halcyon Booster Pump
    Polaris 280 Automatic Cleaner; Dedicated return line; 1/2 Full Beer, Something on the Weber;
    AND, most importantly a TF100 Test Kit and a SpeedStir.

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    Re: New Member Here

    A quick update. Got the pump, filter, Easy Touch 4p all installed and plumbed today. Fired up the Intellifo about 2 hours ago. WOW! What a nice pump! My pool "greened" up on my while the old pump was down and now we'll need to get everything moving regarding getting the water ready. I put a winter cell in for now and will install the IC 40 once the water clears and we are ready for salt.

    Hey blakej. You'll be happy to know that I got the filter, pump and the 4P panel with IC40 from Pool Supply World. Got great customer service from Dylan, Kari, Amanda and Christian.

    Well, back outside to check the filter pressure! Thanks everyone for suggestions. TFP has been a great resource.

    Regards.
    33,000 Gallon Vinyl Liner In-Ground Pool
    Intelliflo VS Pump; Triton II TR100 Sand Filter with Plumbed Waste Line
    IC40 SWG Cell; Easy Touch 4 Control Panel; Polaris PB4-60Q Halcyon Booster Pump
    Polaris 280 Automatic Cleaner; Dedicated return line; 1/2 Full Beer, Something on the Weber;
    AND, most importantly a TF100 Test Kit and a SpeedStir.

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    Re: New Member Here

    11K SWG Freeform IG pool w/ spa; Bluehaven 550 (hayward mfg) Cartridge Filter; Century Centurion 2HP Pump on pool; Hayward 400H heater; Polaris PB4-60 Pump on cleaner; Hayward Super II Pump on waterfall, Hayward TurboCell GLX-Cell-5; AquaLogic PS8, Taylor 2006k
    Pool Chlorinator @ 80%; Filter from 11AM-6PM, Cleaner from 11AM-2PM
    Location: Houston, TX ( /\ overkill of information?)

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    Welcome
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    Re: New Member Here

    Welcome to TFP!!

    Sounds like you've made some great improvements to the pool

    I do want to caution you to make sure the metals around the pool are 'salt - proof'. SWCGs are wonderful chlorinators, but the extra salt in the water can wreck havoc on unprotected metal (especially when 2 (+) disparate metals are involved).

    I wish you an enjoyable and trouble free pool season!
    Luv& Luk
    -Ted

    Having done construction and service for 4 pool companies in 4 states starting in 1988, what I know about pools could fill a couple of books - what I don't know could fill a couple of libraries :-D

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