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    PVC piping a filter question????

    Hi
    I'm thinking about piping my filter with PVC my questions are if I have a long run for the supply and return lines will it effect the performance of the filter or damage it by making it work to hard the pump is a 1 hp 60 gpm Hayward and the run is about 24 ft and also what depth should I put them I will blow them out when I winterize. And anything else I should know? Thankyou

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    Re: PVC piping a filter question????

    That does not sound like too long of a run.

    Using a larger pipe greatly reduces the head loss. You could probably use 1.5" but 2" would be better.

    If you are going to blow them out for winter, I would say you still want them at least a foot down. Also running a tracer wire above the pipe might be a good idea for future reference.

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    Re: PVC piping a filter question????

    I've got a 1 HP pump and I'm running about about 40' to the far end of my solar panels and that includes a 10' vertical run up to the roof, my pump handled it no problem.
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    Re: PVC piping a filter question????

    There's a lot more we need to know before we can answer that question properly.

    Is this an aboveground or inground pool?
    What is your location?
    What model is the pump?
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    Re: PVC piping a filter question????

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    There's a lot more we need to know before we can answer that question properly.

    Is this an aboveground or inground pool?
    What is your location?
    What model is the pump?

    Semi inground
    northeast. Long island
    Haywood pump 1 hp. 60gpm. Not sure of model could check in mornin if that important

    Thankyou for the help

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    Re: PVC piping a filter question????

    Quote Originally Posted by jblizzle
    That does not sound like too long of a run.

    Using a larger pipe greatly reduces the head loss. You could probably use 1.5" but 2" would be better.

    If you are going to blow them out for winter, I would say you still want them at least a foot down. Also running a tracer wire above the pipe might be a good idea for future reference.


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    The 2" will give me more volume of water but will that reduce the pressure at the return in the pool. Thankyou for the help

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    Re: PVC piping a filter question????

    No opposite in fact. The greater flow rate is what you want. You can use the eyeball size to adjust hire strong the jet feels.

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    Re: PVC piping a filter question????

    Is it an aboveground that's partially buried or an inground that built up?

    It would help to know the model of the pump. They have different curves and without the model it's a guessing game.

    In Long Island you probably need to bury the piping 24" deep or more. You may have to meet code there and should probably check with the building athority.

    Running 2" plumbing would help. Pool plumbing is inverse to normal thinking. You want to run the plumbing as large as practical because it has less restriction to flow. Which means more flow to the pool, which is a good thing. Smaller plumbing means higher pressure and lower flow to the pool which is a bad thing.
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    Re: PVC piping a filter question????

    Quote Originally Posted by Waterman
    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    There's a lot more we need to know before we can answer that question properly.

    Is this an aboveground or inground pool?
    What is your location?
    What model is the pump?

    Semi inground
    northeast. Long island
    Haywood pump 1 hp. 60gpm. Not sure of model could check in mornin if that important

    Thankyou for the help
    sorrytook so long to get back.
    The pump is a Hayward power flo LX. Model # sp1580icnp. 1 hp 60 gpm. Hope that helps and the plumbing at the pump is 1 1/2" will 2" work properly ?? Thankyou

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    Re: PVC piping a filter question????

    2" will work fine.
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    Re: PVC piping a filter question????

    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    2" will work fine.
    will that pump be ok for a 25' run?

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    Re: PVC piping a filter question????

    Yes
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