I moved into a new house last year knowing nothing about keeping my pool in good working order and thanks to TFP I now have good looking water (it will be great after I drain it at the end of the season, high Calcium) that is easy to keep in balance. Thanks to you all!
I am in the process of replacing my pump that died, a Pentair Ultraflow 2HP and AA Leaf Vac that has cracked and is patched to keep things at least kinda flowing. I have my waterfall pump keeping things moving for the mean time. In looking into things I realized the previous owner most likely retroed in a SWG after the pool was setup. Well there are 12 90 degree bends in after the filter before the water heads to the pool cleaner water valve. This of course causes a huge reduction in flow and the pop-ups don't work as well as they should. Since I am already going to be replacing the pump and Leaf Vac I figured I would take out the mess that is the SWG piping and clean everything up to increase the flow.
Now to my question. I will be replacing the pump with a Pentair Intelliflow VF and have a new AA Leaf Vac (yes I get that much stuff in my pool). The two lines from my main drain and skimmer at 2 inch and the returns are 2 inch to the cleaner and 1.5 inch to the pool and skimmer returns. I was thinking of combining the 2 lines from the pool with a 2.5 inch Jandy valve and keeping everything after that 2.5 inch as much as possible. SWG unions, Filter unions and heater unions would all still be 2 inch. Does that make sense, is it overkill, or just plan wrong?
Here is what the full setup will be when I am done:
Pentair Intelliflow VF
AA Manufacturing 6 port top feed water value, pop-up with AA Leaf Vac
Purex Triton Clean and Clear Filter CC420P
Hayward Aqua Rite SWG with T-CELL-15
Pentair Mastertemp Heater
Attached is a pic of the mess.