Thank you for taking time to read this.
I recently bought and setup a 16' x 48" intex ultra frame pool. We chose the intex as a first step before we decide to go larger and possibly IG. We live in MN and have a heavily wooded backyard which gets very little sun and no decent option for solar heating.
Luckily I was able to find a good deal on a used Hayward H100 heater to heat the pool for us.
I need help picking a pump/filter. The main issue is we decided to put the equipment pad about ~40' away from the pool so it can be near the house/electric/gas. I'm planning three lengths of 1.5" pvc with the intention to have one extra just in case. I was told the cool ground will take some heat out of the water in the pipes... Would it help to wrap the return or all pipes in insulation like armaflex?
I've seen a few others with similar sized pool setups using the Intex 2650 sand filter/pump combo but their pad is right next to the pool.
Would the Intex 2650 sand filter/pump combo be a good fit given our ~40' distance or will I need a larger pump due to the extra distance/head?
I've ordered a skimmer that should be here tomorrow and plan to use it along with the existing drain and supply for two drain and one return total. I plan tee the skimmer and drain together into one 1.5" pvc.
I'm hoping to get everything setup ASAP so it can be used in the next week or two. Tall order probably but not impossible from what I've read on TFP.
Anything else I may be missing?
Thank you in advance for your help!