After 2 hose pops and 2 broken hoses in the last week I will hardpipe my lines in the next 2 weeks. I have ordered the pentair adapter to convert the light fixture to a 1 1/2 connection
So here are the questions if I may
1'st my filter does not line up with either the skimmer or return, should I move it or just add a few turns. If I move it I would it be beneficial to line up the return or the skimmer? It is just a pain to think of moving it.
Since the hard plumbing adapter is a slip joint I guess it is called that I have to glue, I figured I would glue a section of pipe to it, not sure how long to make it, maybe a few inches since it will be permanent at that point and I don't want to disassemble the pool if I spin the light off. I am not sure how far off the wall the valve would sit so I may need to pipe to the ground Since I am looking for simplicity and reusability, I will probably put unions all over the place. But the pipe I propose coming off the return with a valve, should I glue a threaded male on the end and find a threaded valve? Or is it more better to glue everything vs threaded?
Now what I like to do is this, pipe the skimmer in, no brainer unless I move the pump.
Pipe in the pump to filter head, only concern is L Fitting on filter does not tighten at a 90 so I have it tuned up 1/8. But I guess that is what silicone is for.
Return from Filter.
I want to pipe in Chlorinator that I use once a year, would it make sense to put a T on the return and have the chlorinator with a shutoff Valve on the T Side, I assume a Shutoff on the Straight side of the T too, sounds like overkill unless I just keep the chlorinator inline with unions unless it will restrict flow.
Also, Valves and unions, am I better buying from a pool store or Lowes? My concern is the different sizes since I am not sure who makes the pool store ones. MY existing shutoffs are unions but they have hose barb ends, can they be reused or is it better to start new?
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