Put my pool in in 2004, first year spent over $1500 in chemicals!
Found Ben's site and became a BBB believer, crystal clear and around$5-600 per season. The only time I run into problems is when I start winging it too much, or think that I still remember how to diagnose certain anomalies
Usually I come to my senses pretty quick, lurk around the forums a bit and find the answer to my problem!
The question I have is way too specific to find on my own, I need your help!
I am looking for some help from the pump wizz people with sizing my pump/filter combo correctly, I think they are probably undersized for my pool. I probably undersized the pvc at 1.5" but skimmers and returns each have their own line.I have to run the pump 24/7 to keep things clear. In order for the slide water to run I have to partially close some of the returns. Same with the step jets. When I open them I lose a lot flow from the returns. I get bogged down doing the calcs because of the multiple lines with different lenghts. I cannot get an accurate assessment from my local pool stores. They don't know how to do it either. Can you help?
Here is my set up:
Super pump 2610X15 1.5hp
S244T filter, 62 gal design max flow
Compupool r j60
All lines are 1.5" flexible PVC, each home runs has its own shut off valve.
1 main drain. 65' separate home run
3 aqua genie skimmers, separate runs ; 50',75',100'
Main drain and skimmers into a common 1.5" manifold in a straight line in front of the inlet of the pump, so I guess that would count as one 90deg elbow each?
3 returns, separate runs ; 50',75',100'
4 step jets, 2 jets per set of steps, each step a separate home run; 60', 125'
1 slide return 125'
Returns have a common manifold, level with the filter outlet with 2-45 deg elbow offsets and an 2-90 deg elbows up through the swg cell,which has bottom hook ups, I would guess that would be 6-90 deg elbows per line?
Intake of the pump 19" below the water level.
Intake of the filter 7" below the water level
Filter intake is 12" above pump intake
If this is hard to visualize I can try to post some pictures.