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    Pool planning in MS

    Trying to firm up my quote request to send out. This will be a DIY. Would really appreciate any comments or suggestions. Especially on the equipment and automation. Thanks

    Pool: Hydra Vinyl Pool (<20,000 gal) max depth 5'. Still debating shape with the wife, she'll eventually win but I have to resist for a while.
    Wall Accessories: 1/8" Foam, 2 Adhesive & Tape
    Brace System: Polymer-X-Braces
    Coping: Cantilever-forms-steps
    Shallow End Steps: R-8-White_Sit-n-steps
    Step-Location: Off-center
    Handrail & Escutcheons: none
    Straight end entry: In-pool corner step at 2R corner
    Handrail: none
    All plumbing to be 2”
    Heater: Pentair Ultratemp Heat Pmp 120 Heat/Cool 125000/75000 Btu
    Pool Pump: Pentair IntelliFlo® VS Variable Speed Pump
    Pool Filter: Pentair Triton II TR50 (21") Sand
    Pool Filter Valve: Pentair Triton Multiport Valve Kit 2"
    Skimmer-System: R-2skm-3ret (2 skimmers, 3 returns, no main drain)
    Chlorinator: Pentair Intellichlor Complete (Cell & Power Center) Up To 20000 Gal
    Automation: EasyTouch 8 control system with Screen Logic (iPad, iPhone, & computer controlled)
    Maintenance Kit: Basic
    Auto Cleaner: Pentair Kreepy Krauly Legend II Pressure-side auto in-ground cleaner
    Pool Light: Pentair Intellibrite® 5G Color Led Pool Light 120V 50' Cord
    Pool Light 2: Pentair Intellibrite® 5G Color Led Pool Light 120V 50' Cord
    2-way Valves: 3
    2-way Actuators: 3
    3-way Valves: 4
    3-way Actuators: 1
    Check Valves: 5
    Hand-Curve: Right
    Pool-Depth: Play_5ft-4in
    Non Stock Liner: Siesta Wave 20M

    Here is my plan for the equipment. I used a plan originally posted by VinceL as my guide, so many thanks to Vince.

    3736 gal, AG-Intex 15'x48", SWS pump Krystal Clear-CS8110, KC-637R Filter Pump, TF 100 Test Kit, Shreveport LA., Jul 2012

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    Re: Pool planning in MS

    For a 20,000 gal pool you need to bump that filter up to at least a TR-100 and maybe even a TR-140, especially with a spa.

    You have way too many check valves. The only place you really need one is possibly the spa return. They add head loss, so the fewer of them you have the better.

    I think you'd be better off with a gas heater but on the coast you're probably ok with the heat pump.
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    Re: Pool planning in MS

    I second bama's suggestion of the TR-100.....adequate filtration capacity will really make your system work much better.

    I would also consider a 1-1.5 HP 2-speed pump instead of the VS. You will not get your money back on the cost of the VS for a VERY long period of time......a 2-speed will pay you back in a couple of years.
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    Re: Pool planning in MS

    Great, I removed the check valves and moved up to the larger filter. I chose a heat pump because of the chiller. Any thoughts on how much I could expect the chiller to reduce the water temp? I understand there are a lot of factors involved but would 10 degrees be too high of an expectation?

    I chose the VS pump in order to have a higher level of control. Is there a specific 2-speed model that would work best with EasyTouch?

    Thanks
    3736 gal, AG-Intex 15'x48", SWS pump Krystal Clear-CS8110, KC-637R Filter Pump, TF 100 Test Kit, Shreveport LA., Jul 2012

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    Re: Pool planning in MS

    Quote Originally Posted by oneman546
    I chose the VS pump in order to have a higher level of control.
    That is nice with a water feature or solar so you can get the perfect flow.
    DONE, 20 x 40, inground gunite, 30" raised bond beam with 3 12" sheer descents, 8' diving board, pentair 420 cartridge filter, vs-3050 pump, intellechlor ic-40, auto cvr, Tahoe blue pebble tech, 6ea 4' x 12.5' & 2ea 1' x 12.5' helicol solar panels, legend robotic cleaner.

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    Re: Pool planning in MS

    I chose a heat pump because of the chiller
    10 degrees sounds like a lot but I have no experience with a chiller. Google "pool cooler" here on the forum and you will find a lot of us are able to cool our pool adequately with a big "fountain" that simply throws the return water into the air. It works wonders on my large pool and, depending on how long I run it, I can get the water downright cool even during 96 degreee days.
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    Re: Pool planning in MS

    The heat pump might be able to cool it 10 deg but it's going to be expensive to run. I'd suggest looking at solar. You can set it up to run at night to cool instead of heat the pool.
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