Ready to pull the trigger on a remodel of the pool. The equipment pad will be a good 40+ feet from the pool/spa. Sorry upfront for the long winded list of questions...most likely they are covered somewhere in the forum, but I haven't found them yet.
Pool/spa is going to be replumbed and I would like to maximize flow rate by using long sweeps for any 90* turns whenever possible. Looks like Waterway has these for pool construction use.
(socket x socket) and (street x socket) for valve connections. Has anyone used these before? I haven't been able to find anything using the search function. Our contractor said they heat the pipes and bend them to minimize 90* joints, but they use standard 90* fittings to the wall.
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/MUELLE ... lbow-1WJZ1
http://www.h2opoolproducts.com/waterway ... sc5qj9jsg0
http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/MUELLE ... lbow-3GUT5
Currently talking about 2" drain lines and returns. Any thoughts if the size will be adequate for the run length of 40+ feet? One drain in the pool and a double drain in the spa.
We currently have 3 return lines to the pool...2 in the shallow end and one opposite side of the skimmer in the deep end. Some PB's we spoke to thought the more returns the better. The PB we expect to use suggests only 3 and one in the SPA. What does the current wisdom recommend? The pool is rectangular 38x16 with attached SPA (same level as pool) at the shallow end with a spillway.
Our PB also said their are only 1 1/2 fittings to the returns available so they have to neck down the 2" to 1 1/2" at the wall. I haven't found any 2" return fittings either... Any thoughts on return fitting sizes?
I'm also thinking of having the pool plumbed for a Polaris even though I have a Aquabot now. I had a Polaris prior and installed a shutoff valve on the line since I stopped using it to prevent any backflow. My thought is that it would be costly to try and retrofit later if for some reason I wanted to go back to a Polaris type. I went to the Aquabot to reduce the electric bill. Any thoughts with this line of reasoning?
thanks in advance for any helpful advice