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    Wanted: Equipment Pad Pics

    Hi....I'm in the process of redoing my equipment pad and would be interesting in seeing pictures of everyone's pad and equipment layout. Just looking for a better layout.

    Much appreciated!
    New Pool: Pentair Intelliflo VS Pump, Pentair Quad 100 DE filter, Pentair EasyTouch control system, Pentair IC 40 SWG, Pentair Mastertemp 400,000 BTU gas heater, Pentair ScreenLogic wireless interface, Spa, Polaris QT Blower, Polaris 9450 pool cleaner, Gunite w/ Pebble Tec, 10K Gallons
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    Re: Wanted: Equipment Pad Pics

    This thread shows why you need more space than you might think.

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    Re: Wanted: Equipment Pad Pics

    here you go, i'm in the process of having my pool built so excuse the gunite mess....



    My Jandy heat pump will be in the empty space on the left once it comes in hopefully in the next few weeks.

    Picutred left to right you see my 2HP Pool/Spa Pump, 280 Booster Pump, CV580 Filter, then my 1.5HP Water Feature pump
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    Pool built in August 2012, 17.2k gallons, IG Gunite/PebbleTec (Midnight Blue), 1k sq ft Washed Aggregate decking, Jandy Stealth 2HP Pump shared with Spa, Aqua-Pure Salt-Gen, Jandy 1.5hp wtr feat pump, Jandy CV580 Cart Filter, Jandy AE3000TR Heat Pump w Chiller, Polaris 280 with Booster, Dual Time Clocks with freeze protect feature, Jandy Pool (2) and Spa (1) Multi LEDs, 2 Skimmers, 4 Pool Returns, 6 Spa Jets, water features incl 3' sheer descents and spa spillway

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    Re: Wanted: Equipment Pad Pics







    38K Gallons IG, Intelliflow VS-SVRS, 30GPM 24/7, 72sqft DE Filter, Spectralight UV, Jandy C1900 driving Liquid Chlorine and Acid (toys, I know..), Jandy LXi gas heater, Aquacal SQ175 Heatpump, Riverflow Competition swimmer, Jandy automation, Touch and iAqualink, Pebblesheen | The Build

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    Re: Wanted: Equipment Pad Pics

    One thing I don't like seeing is the lack of pipe between fittings. Makes repairs need more plumbing.

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    Re: Wanted: Equipment Pad Pics

    Mine isn't ideal but here it is...

    Inlaws Pool Boy since June 14th 2012, Pool built ~ 2003, In-Ground, 16'x32'
    13500 gal, Vinyl Liner, Fiberglass Slide, TF-100 Test Kit, Hayward 210T
    sand filter, A.O. Smith 1.5HP main pump motor (C48L2N134C1),
    Hayward SuperPump (model ?), Polaris 380 & PB4 Booster Pump

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    Re: Wanted: Equipment Pad Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by shakenbake






    Shakenbake, I thought those swim systems need huge pumps with like 6" plumbing? How does yours work?
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    Re: Wanted: Equipment Pad Pics

    Here is mine.. I think was a "pre-fab-slab." I can't swear to that tho.

    Good luck!
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    Dallas Area, 16,000 gal IG, Easytouch 8 computer, Intelliflo 3HP Variable Speed pool pump, Pentair Smart Pump 4x160, Pentair 3/4 HP Booster Pump, FNS 60 DE 60, Mastertemp 400, Rainbow 320, Dual Timer w/ freeze protection, Intellichor SWG, TF100 Test Kit, POOL FILLED AUG 3, 2012, ORDER YOUR TF100 KIT FROM http://tftestkits.net
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...ie-t49936.html

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    Re: Wanted: Equipment Pad Pics

    I would post a pic but its an AG pool so it only has a pump, cartridge, chlorinator, then return pipe. Oh and its sitting on dirt right now, pavers going to be installed in the fall.

    Don't panic about the chlorinator, my CYA is low right now and I'm leaving it plumbed in for vacation since I hate floaters.
    11,700 gallon 21' round 54" deep all-resin AGP - June 2012
    Waterway 1HP 2-speed pump / 100 sq ft cartridge filter
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    I use and recommend the TF-100 for testing

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    Re: Wanted: Equipment Pad Pics

    Quote Originally Posted by maxepr1

    Shakenbake, I thought those swim systems need huge pumps with like 6" plumbing? How does yours work?
    Separate system/area it's installed:











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    Re: Wanted: Equipment Pad Pics

    Here are pictures of my before and step 1 of the after for my redo.

    viewtopic.php?p=366842#p366842

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    Re: Wanted: Equipment Pad Pics

    I'm a big fan of unions anywhere there's a piece of equipment that you might want to remove. They're cheap & helpful.
    *Unions into & out of the heater (might need to replace the heater),
    *Unions into & out of the filter (might need to get into the filter - my multiport valve is at the top of my filter),
    *Unions into & out of the pump,
    *Unions on either side of valves.

    I'm also no plumber or an expert on flow rates, so maybe there's a reason this isn't a good suggestion. Come up voice - I'm willing to learn.

    Here's my short story on my pool guy "help" - I had many of those unions in place. When I replaced my filter DIY, I didn't re-plumb the heater back in (I'm not good at eyeballin' long PVC runs). I hired my pool guy to get the heater back into the loop and he took it on himself to "tidy up" the rest of the pad, cutting out most of those unions & replacing them w/ glued slip joints.

    Good luck!
    36K gallon 42X22 gunite/plaster kidney-shaped IG;
    1 hp Hayward Super Pump (new in 2012);
    Hayward S244T sand filter w/ Zeosand (both new in 2009);
    175K BTU LAARS Lite2 LG natural gas heater; Polaris 380;
    TF-100 test kit.

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    Re: Wanted: Equipment Pad Pics

    Thanks to everyone for their posts! I finally finished my project. Now it just needs a good cleaning.

    Before: [attachment=1:726mhxfk]Before.JPG[/attachment:726mhxfk]
    After: [attachment=0:726mhxfk]After.JPG[/attachment:726mhxfk]
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    New Pool: Pentair Intelliflo VS Pump, Pentair Quad 100 DE filter, Pentair EasyTouch control system, Pentair IC 40 SWG, Pentair Mastertemp 400,000 BTU gas heater, Pentair ScreenLogic wireless interface, Spa, Polaris QT Blower, Polaris 9450 pool cleaner, Gunite w/ Pebble Tec, 10K Gallons
    Old Pool: david-and-kristy-s-pool-build-t8676.html

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    Re: Wanted: Equipment Pad Pics

    Great job! Looks like you have plenty of elbow room in there to get at anything you might need to have a look at.
    Helen
    Dallas Area, 16,000 gal IG, Easytouch 8 computer, Intelliflo 3HP Variable Speed pool pump, Pentair Smart Pump 4x160, Pentair 3/4 HP Booster Pump, FNS 60 DE 60, Mastertemp 400, Rainbow 320, Dual Timer w/ freeze protection, Intellichor SWG, TF100 Test Kit, POOL FILLED AUG 3, 2012, ORDER YOUR TF100 KIT FROM http://tftestkits.net
    http://www.troublefreepool.com/under...ie-t49936.html

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    Re: Wanted: Equipment Pad Pics

    Here is a pad I renovated for a customer. Replumbed from the ground up.
    Removed old pump and filter, installed an SD80 and Intelliflo VS pump.
    Sorry if the pics are sideways, they are orientated correctly on my phone but won't upload that way.
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    Re: Wanted: Equipment Pad Pics

    Plumbing coming through the pad is not very wise! There is not any room for replumbing if there happens to be a leak.
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    Okay, Lets see those equipment pads!

    [Merged from a similar new thread ... jblizzle]
    Pentair Challenger 1.5hp pump/motor...Pentair TR-60 sand filter (new) with updated/improved push/pull backwash valve...and the Polaris booster pump. Jandy 2 way valves control two skimmers and the main drain. 3 way Jandy valve on the return line (fountain). I replumbed the backwash line to dump at the street/curb instead of the yard......oh, the inline chlorinator is no longer used since I joined the site..lol
    IG Gunite pool built in 1994 3ft/5ft/3ft about 10-12000 gallons, Pentair Challenger 1-1/2 hp pump, Pentair TR 60 Sand filter.

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