Hello all. I apologize if this has been answered but i have searched for it multiple ways and haven't found the answer. I JUST moved into a house and the pool pump seized after just a week. It was old and I knew it would need to be replaced but i was hoping for a little bit more out of it.
I have 3 pipes going into the suction side of the pump and before I replace the pump (this weekend) I need to know what this line could be and whether it needs to be kept or if i can cap it off. If I need to keep it, I'll have to redo that plumbing to as you can see how close to the in port of the pump it is. The new pump will have unions and with what is left after i cut off the pipe to the old pump, i wont have anywhere to put a new slip connection on. I have owned two pools in the past and both only had one T valve that came from the skimmer and main drain. I have posted a pic to help explain. Please help!
I am also looking to remove the pool heater that is rusted and no longer works. I am in S.Fl and do not need one so, now is the time to get it out of there since I am having to remove all this plumbing anyway.
The first pic shows the question about the suction side pipe and has a caption with "i have no idea."
The second pic shows the same thing but emphasis on the heater piping. The question for that is, I was planning on just cutting the heater out of the system and connecting as shown in the pic. Does anyone see a problem with that? I know that it will decrease my flow resistance some but i dont think it would be a big enough deal to cause any problems. I am also thinking that i can remove the vertical "trap section" of the pipe because that just creates unneeded bends in the pipe now that the heater will not be there. The old rusted heater is shown in the top left. The two pipes running to the heater and from the heater can also be seen.
Thanks in advance!!!