Hi I'm a new pool owner and purchased a foreclosure with a pool. Has not been open since fall of 2010. Live in the north and pool was winterized both seasons. Previous owner took all pool equipment from the pad right down to electrical box. I am very handy and have been researching products like mad to reinstall and get the pool up and running. I have purchased an intelliflo pump and pentair filter and am looking for a heater. Pool specs : 15x33 kidney shape with liner. Two skimmers and one main drain and two jets. All 1.5 inch PVC with home run to pad for each. Since the pump and filter all take two inch pipe is it reasonable to up gauge the 1.5 inch pipe to 2 inch at the pad then through pump filter and heater then have the two inch line feed the two 1.5 inch lines to the pool jets. This is in an effort to utilize the pump efficiency and capacity when wanted and not exceed the recommended capacities for 1.5 inch plumbing (44 gpm).
1) Heater recommendations
2) plumbing 1.5 to 2 back to 1.5, is this ok?