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    Validate my plumbing layout...

    I'm finalizing my plumbing design, and looking for feedback from the pros. Fire away!

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    Re: Validate my plumbing layout...

    I would put the spa return check valve lower down, after the merge from the pool/spa three way. This isn't crucial, but it does help prevent some possible secondary problems.

    You don't usually need a check valve between the heater and the SWG, unless they are forced to be fairly close together.

    I can't think of any reason to put a check valve on the blower pipe (I assume that is a check valve).

    It is often nice to have a three way that selects between skimmers and main drain, hardly essential, but nice.

    You may want to orient a few of the three way valves differently. By default the middle port (the one with no port opposite it) can't be turned off. That makes the cleaner 3-way problematic. The stops can be adjusted to solve this issue, but it is more obvious to users, especially future users, to plumb them the other (standard) way.
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    Re: Validate my plumbing layout...

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonLion
    You may want to orient a few of the three way valves differently. By default the middle port (the one with no port opposite it) can't be turned off. That makes the cleaner 3-way problematic. The stops can be adjusted to solve this issue, but it is more obvious to users, especially future users, to plumb them the other (standard) way.
    I was thinking the same thing about the solar 3-way.
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    Re: Validate my plumbing layout...

    Doh! Thanks guys - that was a complete bonehead miss!
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    Re: Validate my plumbing layout...

    He's using valve actuators on the cleaner and solar so no issues with stops there. Also, if you're using Pentair valves, the stops in the handle can be adjusted to close off whatever port you want. On the jandy valves, rotating the lid to different position allows you to turn off whatever port you want. IMO nothing wrong with any of that.
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    Re: Validate my plumbing layout...

    Quote Originally Posted by thepoolman
    He's using valve actuators on the cleaner and solar so no issues with stops there. Also, if you're using Pentair valves, the stops in the handle can be adjusted to close off whatever port you want. On the jandy valves, rotating the lid to different position allows you to turn off whatever port you want. IMO nothing wrong with any of that.
    Right, but in that orientation you can not really "throttle" the 2 inputs/outputs as well since putting the valve between the 2 would actually partially block them both. There is no way to partially block ONLY the single side of the T.

    It can work, but you loose a little flexibility IMO.
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    Re: Validate my plumbing layout...

    The cleaner line is really the only one that it applies to, but how else can it be done in that setup? Solar will either be on or off and it will either be in pool or spa mode.
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