I have this now: Pentair 1hp Optiflow, Clean and Clear cartridge filter, Hayward Skimmer, gate valve, crappy hoses and clamps
I'd like to do this:
pool==1.5"elbow==SWG unit==2" elbow==bushing==1.5" flexible PVC pipe==bushing==2"elbow==filter union
Skimmer ==1.5" female adapter==1.5" PVC pipe==Sch 80 union==1.5" spigot sweep elbow==1.5" flexible PVC pipe==space saver union==valve==1.5 spigot adapter--pump
Its a simple setup, just wanted to get some feedback before I glue it up. The elbows under the skimmer and SWG will rest on the ground to provide some support. Flexible PVC pipe will connect everything.
I'm wondering about the elbows. Should I change the two 2' elbows to sweep elbows to get better flow? Conversely I just read too little head pressure may not be good - too noisy and may be too much flow for filter - should I change the two 2" elbows to 1.5" elbows. Am I over thinking this
Also the union next to the valve is a 1.5" Slip by 1.5" Spigot I picked it up from flexpvc.com to save space. Its not schedule 40 or NSF rated. Should I stick with or use an adapter and a more more robust Sch 80 union I have available?
Anything else I should consider changing?
Thanks for looking, Joe