As I slowly progress in my remodel design, I have identified a preliminary plumbing design. I would like to see if anyone has any input on what changes may be recommended? Here are a few questions I have myself:
Is the check valve needed between the filter and salt cell? They are close in proximity (<5')
Currently my main drain and skimmer are assumed to be tied together since I only have one line to my existing equipment. Do you recommend keeping them tied together or splitting them once I get the deck torn up? If splitting, then I need to revise my diagram.
The vacuum line??? I currently use a Kreepy Krawler than pulls off my skimmer. What size line is recommended as this will be an added feature? How much bigger should I core the hole in the existing pool? What is the best way to seal this? Or will the new plaster provide the final seal?
I am doing this is slowly and plan to do as much of the plumbing now but don't plan on the replastering until the season is over. With that being said, my current skimmer has a 1.5" cooper line that somewhere under the deck transitions to 2" pvc. Should I hold off installing the salt cell and use the winter cell insert until I get that copper line removed? Should I be concerned about the potential salt build up on that skimmer pipe?
What I don't know is if they use copper on my main drain as well. If they did, could that throw a wrench into my plans to go with salt? Or is that possible that the contractor can remove that line and replace with pvc during the replastering process?