This posting is a copy of me trying to get help/info from Pentair web site and they recomended that i post here..........I am looking for help on what equipment would be a good replacement for my pool: 27k-30k gal. a 400-600 gal. attached spa. Purex 48sq.ft. filter 96 g.p.m. with 1 1/2hp. pump. Power supply 220. Laars Teledyne 325,000 btu heater (which was to heat entire pool and spa setup that i think needs to be much smaller to heat just the spa) Vacuum line / skimmer is 2" return line is 1 1/2" - 1 1/4" - 1" main drain 1 1/2" this equip./pool was installed 1975. So needless to say entire pool needs to be refurb but still functions ok, but with triple the cost of original install to have pool company refurb. i am trying to do as much myself as possible. I plan on replacing coping/skimmer/tile/plaster and concrete decking so if i need to upgrade piping i can. Any input would be useful. Thanks
Yes they do want a dbl drain. Is the 3" for both drain/skimmer? and the return lines till they enter the gunite then down to 3/4" or 1"? Doing the 3" would mean cutting from main drain to the skimmer to do things right, yes? I am a patient person, that is partly why it is taking so long for me to decide on who/what and when to get this going. I like all of what Pentair has to offer, i have been using Kreepy since they came out although now i would like to get away from the suck side to the push with out a booster pump i wish we could send them all our info on our pools and then they could work up a range of equip that would be recommended and up to over kill. Have not decided if going to salt vs chlorine tabs is truly cost worthy. Now with the new intelli's the power goes to the pump and controls all functions of the pool? accept the pool light. No need for time clocks?