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    New ig vinyl pool in Oklahoma

    I have been reading the posts on here and am so happy that I found this site! Our old house had a 16x32 rectangle ig vinyl liner pool w/ 6" radius and sand filter (I don't remember what pump) The hubby did all things pool at that time. Now in the new house, I want to be educated and know what I am doing in regards to the pool. We just ordered our pool kit from Royal Pools w/ the following specs:

    23'-3" x 37'-4" Oasis shape ig vinyl liner w/ polymer panels
    brace system: polymer x braces
    coping: cantilever forms for pool and steps
    steps: 8 ft roman sandstone w/ 2 returns
    skimmer: 2 skimmers, 2 md, 3 returns
    auto chlorinator
    standard depth-3'4" to 8 ft
    no diving board
    future slide (pb plumbing for water)
    liner: solid Aurora 20 mil (sand color, no tile border)
    2 cut-outs for pool lights w/ light panels

    We are using an independent pb (he builds for a local pool company and was referred to us by a friend) who will use his crew for the dig and possibly concrete, and we are subing out for electrical. I would love to do paver coping/decking and still need to get quotes on that, but if we don't, we will have stamped concrete decking.

    I did not get a pump, filter, pool lights or pool cleaner from royal because the prices seemed higher than what I could get other places online. I need help in determining what size/type pump I should get. I want to get a sand filter and would like advise on the size as well. I am going to get Pentair Intellibrite 5g LED lights, and deck jets or laminars. I prefer Pentair for most of the equipment from what I have read, but will consider other brands. Will 1 pump work for all of these componants? If I have a watefall or sheer descent added, do I need another pump? Also, does any one have websites they have ordered from that are reputable and have good prices? I don't want to make a mistake and have to pay more later so I'm kinda freaking out now. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
    23'-3" x 37'-4" oasis shape, ig vinyl liner, polymer walls, 2 skimmers, 2 md, 3 returns, 2 step returns, Hayward VS pump, Hayward sand filter, polaris 280 w/ booster pump

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    Re: New ig vinyl pool in Oklahoma

    Welcome to tfp, mdinwiddie21

    I estimated 26000 gallon for your pool (the website at royal is poor). Assuming that is close, then we would recommend a minimum 4.8 sq. ft. sand filter. For a pump, assuming no high volume water features, then a pump in the 1 hp range would be appropriate. We also recommend at least getting a 2-speed pump. Do you know what your electric rates are? If over $0.20/kwh then a variable speed pump would be a good choice...less than that a 2-speed may be more cost effective.
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: New ig vinyl pool in Oklahoma

    Thank you linen! I checked on our energy rates and right now we are averaging about .05/kwh so I think a 2 speed will work for us cost wise. On the filter, I checked some out and it shows for that sq ft we would need a 30" filter. Any recommendations from anyone out there on a 2 speed pump and sand filter?
    23'-3" x 37'-4" oasis shape, ig vinyl liner, polymer walls, 2 skimmers, 2 md, 3 returns, 2 step returns, Hayward VS pump, Hayward sand filter, polaris 280 w/ booster pump

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    Re: New ig vinyl pool in Oklahoma

    Yes, a 30" filter is 4.9 sq. ft.

    Filters:
    • Pentair TA100D
      Pentair TR100
      Hayward S310T
      Hayward S310S

    For pumps plumbing can really determine a lot. Assuming you are running decent sized plumbing, then I am thinking the following pumps will work for you (be enought to backwash your filter, but still low flow to be efficient):
    • Pentair Superflo Model SF-N2-1A
      Hayward SuperPump Model SP2610X152S
      Hayward Max flo VS (variable speed but well priced)
    TFP Expert who uses Pool School and my TF100 test kit along with PoolMath for my: Round 11K gallon AGP with deep end, 20" sand filter, Matrix 1hp 2spd, 6 2ftX20ft solar panels (and solar cover!), Intex SWCG (copper bars disconnected) and a Rubadub hot tub (chlorine). The SLAM process is not finished until: 1. CC < 0.5 ppm, 2. An OCLT < 1.0 ppm and, 3. The water is crystal clear.

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    Re: New ig vinyl pool in Oklahoma

    Thanks for the suggestions. I will check out that equipment!!
    23'-3" x 37'-4" oasis shape, ig vinyl liner, polymer walls, 2 skimmers, 2 md, 3 returns, 2 step returns, Hayward VS pump, Hayward sand filter, polaris 280 w/ booster pump

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