My wife and I will (hopefully) be ordering our pool on Monday or Tuesday. It is the 16’X24’X54” Artesian Echo Canyon II AGP. However we are having an issue on the Pump and filter size. The retailer wants to sell a Pentair’s 22in Sand Filter and a 2HP single speed pump with the pool. While I do not mind the 22in sand filter, I do not want a 2hp pump. As such, I may be forgoing their pump and filter package and buying the items separate. I am asking for advice on what maybe the best size filter and pump to purchase and installation. Here are my thoughts on it so please add where needed.
The pool is 16’X24’X54” and will hold according to the manufacture 9,968 gal of water. Armed with this knowledge and wanting to turn the water over at least one time a day and have solar heating, here is what I am thinking of getting from the information I have been able to find.
Pentair Dynamo 1hp 2 speed pump attached either to a 19 Sand Dollar filter or their 19 in Meteor filter, any Advice or suggestions? The reasons for these setups is simple, they come prepackaged this way.
I plan to use either 1 ½ PVC or 2in PVC piping with long sweeps for my turns. I am leaning more towards the 2in PVC. Is their any advantage to this or disadvantage?
I have been exploring the Sungrabber 2’X20’ panels. I am thing 3-5 of these mounted on my roof via 1 ½ In PVC piping. Any Suggestions? Has anyone used the automatic valves and what are your opinions of them versus a manual valve?
Well that about covers it for now, I am sure that I will have others before the night is out.