[attachment=2:27wm7yw1]Pool.jpg[/attachment:27wm7yw1]Hi all, been lurking for the last several months where I have learned a lot but it is time to make some decisions.
Purchased a home with existing pool about 18 months ago. Pool and equipment were in less than ideal shape. Since the equipment was operational we decided to refinish the pool first which we did last year. Now it is time to deal with the equipment.
What we have:
Roughly 30,000 gallon pool in ground pool with detached spa. Heater does not work (wont fire - older Raypack Gemini Plus 400 BTU?). Pentair Clean & Clear Plus 320. Main Pump is a Pentair Wisperflow (Single Speed? with no issues). Spa Pump (leaks like crazy but works). Booster Pump (works but not using - have a robotic cleaner instead).
I have switches by the house that run to a panel by the equipment but not all the switches are operational.
I am hopeful that I can ask multiple questions but I would like to start with the equipment.
1st Question: Can anyone give me an idea on the heater - does it make sense to troubleshoot or should I just expect to replace it? I have been looking at the Raypak 266,000 BTU for spa heating only.
2nd Question: Am I correct that the filter (Pentair Clean & Clear 320) is undersized for a 30,000 gallon pool? I am looking at the Pentair Quad DE 100 SQ FT filter - does this seem like a good choice for my size pool or is this over kill.
3rd: Even though my main pump is running without issues, should I consider replacing it with a variable speed (I live in SoCal where I regularly hit .40 KWH)?
4th: If I install the VS pump can I exchange my existing main pump with the one for the spa which needs repair as it is leaking?
I think I will need to replace all of my PVC piping as it is also in bad shape with multiple cuts/splices and crack repairs. I am concerned that I won't have enough room to cut out the old PVC to add new above the concrete deck. Any advice on how to proceed with re-plumbing the equipment would be greatly appreciated?
Thanks in advance,